The Russians Are Trucking

Bill Faith e-mails more on the Russia – Al Qaqaa connection, pointing out an op-ed penned by the former head of the Romanian intelligence service, who claimed in March 2004 that Russia helped Iraq vanish its weapons:
The Soviet bloc not only sold Saddam its WMDs, but it showed them how to make them “disappear.” Russia is still at it. [Gen. Yevgeny] Primakov was in Baghdad from December until a couple of days before the war, along with a team of Russian military experts led by two of Russia’s topnotch “retired” generals, Vladislav Achalov, a former deputy defense minister, and Igor Maltsev, a former air defense chief of staff. … “I did not fly to Baghdad to drink coffee,” was what Gen. Achalov told the media afterward. They were there orchestrating Iraq’s “Sarindar” plan.

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