Arms to Iraq – Just who knew what would have to be the question – Part 3
Baby Supergun - Successfully test fired North of Baghdad
Project Babylon – Supergun – Designed to fire CBW/WMD into Iran & Israel
Made in Sheffield UK with full British Government/MoD/DTI/MI5 Approval
In my previous article (Part 2) I went back a few years just to show how the US, UK and other western countries have continuously traded in illegal arms activity with such places as Iraq but I would now like to return to the period of “Super Gun” and the failed Matrix Churchill Inquiry and the failed follow up Scott Inquiry.
We now have yet another inquiry currently underway known as the Chilcot Inquiry which is heading down the same road as the other two. What I find alarming about this latest one is the fact that valuable evidence that would have proven beyond a shadow of doubt that illegal arms trading was carried out by the Conservative Party has now been withheld.
After the Tory Party lost out to Labour and also after the demise of Tony Blair the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown decided to start up the Chilcot Inquiry which would give all those concerned the opportunity to discuss the reasons for going to war with Iraq and also the illegal arms trade……..it was obvious that when people like Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and many others were given the stand it became a case of self preservation, almost to a point they knew what the questions were going to be and had already prepared the answer………needless to say the entire fiasco was run and operated out of number 10.
Champion Pontificator Sir John Chilcot
The three stooges with no regrets – Not Guilty?
The third Iraq inquiry – a total waste of taxpayer’s money
One vital witness was that of Ms Tara Andrea Davison who had spent years working initially within the Tory Part with access to Sir Ken Warren, Peter Lilley MP and many others on matters relating to illegal arms dealings and had already given evidence in private at the previous Scott Inquiry.
When Ms Davison changed sides she had direct access to the PM Tony Blair at Number 10, Lord Doug Hoyle, Sir Richard Scott, Stan Crowther MP, Neil Kinnock and others.
As Ms Davison wrote in her own words:
The Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot is calling on me to supply sensitive evidence which was seized by the Derby Police mid January 2010. I am a former adviser to the Trade and Industry Select Committee on Arms to Iraq is struggling to know what to do. As she did when giving evidence to the Scott Inquiry into Arms to Iraq she expected to do so in total secrecy but the actions of Derby police have made this impossible.
The Iraq enquiry set up by Gordon Brown is convened for the purpose of examining the United Kingdom’s involvement in Iraq, including the way decisions were made and actions taken, to establish as accurately and reliably as possible what happened, and to identify lessons that can be learned. The Inquiry is considering the period from 2001 up to the end of July 2009.
Gordon Brown (then Prime Minister) told the House of Commons, “no British document and no British witness will be beyond the scope of the Inquiry.” The Government has assured the Inquiry of the full co-operation of the relevant Departments.
But conversely Brown colluded, organised or aided and abetted Derby police seizing documents, mid January 2010, which were pertinent to the inquiry implicating himself in a cover-up. Five weeks later he would himself be called to the Inquiry to give evidence.
These Iraq documents were seized by DC Steven Winnard on the 13th of January just weeks before they were due to be presented to the Iraq Inquiry. Although by now everyone in the New Coalition Government knows about the seizure of the Iraq Documents from me..They have not been returned.
Hywell Williams MP of Plaid Cymru whose party organised and let the call to impeach Tony Blair, in 2004 because of Blair’s decision to engage in an illegal war with Iraq, is making enquiries but so far without success. On the 22nd of July Nick Clegg declared to Parliament from the despatch box that the war in Iraq was “illegal.” That is what my documents stolen by the Derby police prove.
End of Ms Davison’s account
It was on the 3rd of February 2010 that Tara Davison wrote a letter to PM Gordon Brown which was sent via Lord Doug Hoyle explaining the situation she was in and what had been taken by the police……a copy of that letter was recovered by Gordon Bowden and myself and has since been distributed to other third parties within the UK and overseas for our own protection.
It should be noted that one box taken contained documents not restricted to but including Documents and Records:
1) Project Babylon (Supergun) file on intelligence advice given in secret to the Trade and Industry Parliamentary Select Committee and corresponded about same.
2) Biological weapons and delivery systems in Iraq.
3) Location of Iraq’s planes and weapons following Desert Storm.
4) Mobile Biological and Chemical Laboratory in Iraq.
5) UK supply of Biological and Chemical agents to Iraq.
6) Evidence given in secret to Lord Justice Scott during the “Scott Inquiry.”
7) 25-30 Note books concerning arms to Iraq interviews and contemporaneous notes.
8) Production line facilities in Iraq for CBW.
9) Gulf War Syndrome.
10) Electromagnetic Warfare original documents (Star Wars).
11) Iraq’s nuclear programme.
12) Report on AWE and Serco.
14) Hard evidence and papers on investigations by Ministry of Defence police (Fraud Squad) with which I was assisting NATO sensitive.
15) The said letters..
It was obvious that Ms Davison was concerned as to why this raid took place on her property and that the only motive could have been to recover these very sensitive documents and letters that would have implications leading to the possible impeachment of Tony Blair. It is also possible that Gordon Brown is now implicated in this sordid affair of withholding vital evidence from the Chilcot Inquiry!!
What I find incredible is that Ms Davison had such sensitive documents, letters and notes etc at her home address and has never been arrested or charged under the Official Secrets Act. The other interesting fact is that she has also been under investigation since January 2010 and released on bail since that date and still to this day has not been charged….even despite the fact her bail (which was extended ) has now again expired and still no charge.
Before finishing this article I would like to return to supergun and some other interesting facts that occurred around this time making the Matrix Churchill and the Scott Inquiry an absolute joke and clearly allowed many very senior politicians to be let off the hook.
One must also add some others to this illustrious group from the same party who added their own Midas touch to events around or after the same period in time.
For those that are new to “Supergun” I should fill you in with some aspects of what went on in the US, UK and Europe during the build up to the war with Iraq.
The gun was the mastermind of a Canadian by the name of Dr. Gerald Vincent Bull who not only designed, built and test fired a mini supergun in Iraq but also designed a massive bigger gun that had incredible potential of being able to fire a projectile into space. This bigger gun was being manufactured right here in the UK with the full authority of the PM, The Government, MoD, DTI and MI5. It was Saddam intention to use this gun to fire Chemical and Biological or Nuclear Projectiles at Iran and possibly into Israel. To give you some idea on the size of this gun, just one part of the barrel was over 40 m long.
This killing machine nearly made it had it not been for some observant Customs officials at the port of Teesside who noticed it prior to being loaded onto a ship bound for Iraq. Below is a picture of the components as they were found……this caused not only much embarrassment to the British Tory Government but also mass panic within its ranks!
Supergun parts at Teesside
What was remarkable about Gerald Bull was the fact that he also designed a super howitzer gun that could fire much further into enemy lines than any other known gun. They were eventually produced in Europe and also down in South Africa where they were shipped to Iraq for use against the Iranians and also eventually against our own forces…..not as that makes any difference to our leaders or senior political figures who gained much financial support in carrying out illegal arms trading as we have found time and time again. However, the Conservatives became experts in abusing the system for either party gain or in a private capacity.
Gerald Bull was assassinated outside his sixth-floor apartment in Brussels on March 22, 1990, by two assassins who pumped five 7.65mm bullets from a silenced gun into his neck and back and then escaped. It was believed that this was the work of Mossad who feared Bull’s supergun could be used against Israel using CBW/WMD projectiles. It has been revealed that senior Israeli intelligence officials have claimed responsibility for the assassination. You may be shocked to learn that when he was assassinated he was in actual fact a US Citizen U.S. passport No. 012521295, issued in November 1985 in Washington.
It was during Bull’s inquiry that the follow occurred:
The person, who chaired the 1982 Bull investigation, sent a strongly worded letter calling for tighter U.S. technology-export controls. “We are finding American technology finding its way from South Africa into the hands of other terrorist countries like Iraq . . . a situation where American soldiers are facing cannon, the technology of which was American made.”
In 1985 Bull had been given the long-hidden designs of a legendary German super cannon of World War I. Called the Kaiser’s Paris Gun, it had been fired with devastating effect. At the war’s end, the Germans had dismantled it and hidden the plans.
According to a retired British intelligence officer, Bull also had reconstructed British reports on two captured Nazi superguns of World War II, including the so-called “V-3,” envisioned by Hitler as a terror weapon to be used against England with the V-1 buzz bomb and the V-2 rocket. Built on the French coast, the V-3 was destroyed by RAF bombers before it could be used. Robert Turp, a retired major in MI-10, the British technical-intelligence service, said he and Bull spent long hours discussing the reports on the Nazi designs.
Israeli intelligence sources say intense surveillance and eavesdropping began against Bull at least a year before the slaying. They said they learned that Bull had let contracts worth millions of dollars with firms all over Europe. By the fall of 1989, according to various Swiss, German, Italian and British businessmen, Bull had arranged for Iraq to sign contracts for everything from hydraulic cylinders and forging presses to recoil mechanisms and other gear.
Forty-four massive segments of specially-hardened steel tube — each 1,000mm in diameter — had been quietly sent to Iraq from Britain before Bull’s slaying. Shortly after his death, British authorities stopped eight more segments manufactured by Sheffield Forgemasters from going to Iraq, an intervention that may have spiked the supergun project.
A former Bull engineer, Christopher Cowley, says Bull told him he had received anonymous telephone threats if he did not break off his Iraqi projects. Obviously these threats must have come from Israel as the British were on to a good thing, financially speaking and had no intention of stopping the “Supergun.”
American Intelligence was shared with Saddam Hussein for six years during the Iran-Iraq War and may have helped Iraq hide weapons of mass destruction, including most of its secret atomic bomb projects.
What Operation Desert Storm missed in its Gulf War effort to destroy Saddam’s secret arms caches was staggering — more than 819 Scud missiles, a huge cannon almost 100-feet long resting on a mountainside and aimed at Israel, more than 11,000 chemical shells and three uranium enrichment/hydrogen bomb component factories, according to U.N. reports.
Numerous former intelligence officials and other specialists in interviews expressed concerns that information given to Iraq — including photo-reconnaissance data — as part of the Reagan administration’s “tilt” toward Saddam to prevent an Iranian victory in the 1980-88 war could have been used to shelter Saddam’s military might during Operation Desert Storm.
On one occasion, Saddam is said to have personally shown one Soviet defense official a U.S. satellite image, according to two former intelligence officials, and asked for help in concealing things from the spy orbiters. The Soviets responded with training in military deception tactics and communications security. According to one of the former officials, the Soviets later provided the United States with some of the details of the techniques just before the Gulf War.
During the summer of 1986, “CIA staff officers had, on two occasions, shared certain intelligence with the Iraqis which, at the time it was provided, may have exceeded the scope of the sharing arrangement which had been authorized.”
Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.), who opposes Gates’ nomination, asserted during the confirmation hearings that “there are still important and unanswered questions about [Gates's] management and supervision of the undisclosed ties between Iraq and the United States.” Although the Senate committee said the U.S. intelligence “liaison” with Iraq began in 1984, it actually started two years earlier, when Iran began winning the war that Iraq had initiated. It was then that the Reagan administration decided to secretly “tilt” toward the then “terrorist” regime of Saddam Hussein.
It is clear to anyone that we had the US sharing secret intelligence with each other both during and after the Iraq-Iran war and we had the US, Britain, EU and South Africa selling arms, CBW and WMD’s illegally to Iraq with massive fraud and corruption taking place between key political figures, arms manufacturers, arms dealers the corporate sector and the banks……this mentality still prevails in certain governments today. Especially in the Tory Party.
Gerald Bull’s first prototype was a new 155 millimeter Howitzer, It was his prototype that would make Bull famous as being able to outgun anything held by NATO or anywhere else. In these early days he had designed a 45 caliber barrel that allowed the gun to fire a 155 projectiles to 40 kilometers, which was double the existing range.
What was very interesting to learn was the fact that Gerald Bull was caught shipping shells and gun assemblies to South Africa during the UN Arms Embargo but this didn’t stop him from eventually setting up a manufacturing facility in South Africa……this was not the first time that the embargo had been violated as our own government sent Sir Ken Warren and a rather young David Cameron to South Africa to illegally purchase three nuclear bombs which I will cover in another article.
The US as usual found a way around this embargo and within a short period in time Bull ordered 60 cannon barrels and 50,000 semi‑finished shells from a U.S. Army munitions plant. Apparently someone in Washington was pulling strings and cutting red tape. Approval that could have taken months was granted in just four days.
Altogether Bull smuggled 50,000 shells worth $30 million. He had done so with the apparent knowledge of the U.S. government, but he was transferring more than shells. He was passing on technology that would in time enable the South Africans to make their own sophisticated artillery that would also find its way to Iraq.
Saddam’s war was not going well and he needed better artillery than his outdated 130-millimeter Soviet guns. It was the arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian who remembered Bull’s ability to upgrade old guns and seized a business opportunity.
It was also around this time that the Chinese were also seeking to update their old Russian guns and in came Gerald James with his 155 45 caliber system. Bull signed a three and a half year contract to engineer and train the Chinese to manufacture their own 155 Howitzer.
Soon Bull was at it again in Austria this time when he signed up for a new munitions factory. The munitions from this factory would be sent to Iraq despite US sanctions…..at the end of the day the US wanted Iraq to win the war with Iran and so turned a blind eye!
Saddam was getting frustrated at getting new guns and ammunition in Iraq and so Bull came up with two new self‑propelled artillery systems, the 155 and a 210‑millimeter. And both of those were shown for the first time in Baghdad. The 210 is the longest-range self‑propelled artillery system in the world and went out to a distance of 57,000 meters.
Howitzer designed by Bull
South Africans also sold 200 guns to Iraq which was an exact copy of Bull’s GC-45. Bull’s guns can fire high‑explosive, chemical, biological and possibly nuclear shells. Bull’s guns could fire farther and are more accurate than allied guns. Saddam Hussein bought 200 from Austria and 200 from South Africa. Bull’s Howitzers turned up on the front line during the Gulf War against Iran and against coalition troops during the 1st Gulf War that caused major problems for the US who were held at bay by the distances that these guns could reach.
Then came Bull’s Supergun which leads us back to the start of this story…..the rest is now history.
In the next article (Part 4) we will look at the illegal purchase of three South African nuclear bombs that were then stolen as a direct result of Gross Neglect on behalf of the Conservative Party. The incredible thing about this scam was that British Tax Payers money was laundered via the private sector to which very senior politicians had invested their own money with another £17.8 million being siphoned off and paid into the Tory Party Election Fund which to this day as never been accounted for…..see Hansard June 22nd 1993 from Column 197. Lord Doug Hoyle and Margaret Beckett MP both challenged it but did nothing more about it. This was certainly a crime of fraud and corruption using tax payer’s money and those involved still have not been charged!!
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 22/6/2011 www.eyreinternational.wordpress.com