The US went into Iraq because we said Saddam had weapons. He said he didn’t. We invaded anyway. Did he? If not we were all duped because there was no reason for war. If he did, and he did, where are they now? Here’s what I know first-hand.
Every time Chief Richard “Monty” Gonzales was given intelligence reports specifying where the munitions were hidden, he’d go in with his men and check the area and he came up dry. It was a wild goose chase. Another one of my ideas, but I didn’t know exactly why the US wanted to hold onto them. Why pretend to look for them when we knew where they were? It seemed a little doopy – why not find them and hide them again, but to me, Army Intelligence is an oxymoron.
When Col. Don Jowlexander (not his real name. He was the man in charge of torture at GETMO.) felt the wild goose chase had gone on long enough he asked me how I would end it. I said, I’d announce ‘mission accomplished’ with some fanfare. It was a joke; I thought it was a funny, anyway. But then Don said how about hanging a banner on an aircraft carrier. He said he knew when Bush would be on a carrier as a photo opportunity and the press would cover it. I said it was a stupid idea and I was joking. Don thought it was a great idea and didn’t care that I was joking. I said, “Oh well, if Bush is dumb enough to do that, then, go ahead.” But I said I didn’t think he’d go for it. Don laughed and said Bush would do anything he told him to; then we both laughed about what idiot Bush was.
That seemed to go over well. No one seemed to care that we went to war based on our knowledge that Iraq had weapons. No one actually questioned how the mission could be accomplished if we didn’t find weapons. The Daily Show used it as a running joke for a while, but, that’s what it was, a joke. My memory was always erased after these meetings with Army intelligence, (or meetings with anybody, for that matter) but this mission accomplished thing had me puzzled and confused when I saw it on the news. Turns out Col. Don Jowlexander was feeding Chief Gonzales lousy intel and he called himself by the name of an old explorer. Once Chief Gonzales caught on that he’d been set up after the “Mission Accomplished,” debacle, he began fighting back. So I got tortured. I asked why I was being tortured and I was told because the Chief didn’t like going on a wild goose chase and the wild goose chase was my idea.
I asked, “You told me you were in the army? Right? And the Chief is in the army, too? Is he in Army intelligence, too?”
Don said the Chief was not only in Army Intelligence but his smartest man.
“You mean to tell me, you sent the Chief on a wild goose chase and you didn’t tell him it was all for show? And he’s your smartest man? Why would you do such a thing? No wonder he’s mad. Why didn’t you tell me he didn’t know it was just for show?”
Don said that was on a need to know basis.
“Well, that was something I needed to know.”
Don began talking to Deeta and she asked him where the weapons were and he started to say Djibouti. Then said, “Oh here, I’ll bet she knows,” and asked me to pronounce the country but he couldn’t remember how to spell it.
I said, “I’m not going to play with you anymore.”
Don asked why, and I said, “Because you tortured me.”
He said, no, he’s the one who stopped the torture. So I asked him where the country was; and I said there’s a tiny country in the area he described called Djibouti, but it’s in Africa.
He said, “That’s it – I think. But it starts with a ‘D.’” I told him not to pronounce the ‘D’ and went over it with him – Jah-boo-tee. He was grateful to know, because nobody in army intelligence knew how to pronounce it. I asked if the weapons were in the capitol, and just for shits and giggles, I asked him if he knew what the capitol of Djibouti was. He didn’t. I told him it was Djibouti. He said, no, they were about a hundred miles south east of there. “Isn’t there water there? Are they in the water?” He said he’d already told me too much.
At any rate, I want everyone to know there are stockpiles of weapons and they may still be in Djibouti or on boats off the coast, but they are in that area (maybe Yemen) and they ARE NOT controlled by the US armed forces: and these people who kept me prisoner for so long, can be trusted to do the worst possible thing at the worst possible moment! You can count on it!
Now that I know the truth about the two teams I’m very worried about the Middle East situation. I think if I had not been so heavily drugged I would at least have known to keep my mouth shut. I tried that a few times in different situations and it got me tortured.
When I was asked to work for Army Intelligence but I wouldn’t. As it turns out, I did a lot of consulting work for them as a slave. I’m angry about being used that way, and I’m angry at myself for not realizing there were two teams in our military, one is pretty good; and the other – pure evil. The evil teams from the various countries will join forces soon; some already have.
A note to Chief Gonzales – I am heartily sorry. In my own defense, you know the types of drugs and hypnosis and torture they do to people, that was all used on me and then my memory was systematically erased. I think we were both trying to be good Americans given the circumstances. I commend you for trying to shed light on an outrageous situation. I hope this post clears some things up for you. You’ll probably want to read my eBook, Babble On. Thank you for your service.