September 5, 2013
by Helen Tansey
The T-Room dot us
“Just eight weeks ago though, I received a request and it was an odd request it said ‘What, what is there about those weapons that went into Syria that we need to know about? I said ‘It’s kind of late now to be asking’ and they said ‘No, we need to know because we’re going to do something to those weapons. We’re going to try to destroy them.’ I said ‘ok, alright, what else is it we are going to do?’
He said that ‘Israeli pilots are circling Damascus right now in their fighters and they’re waiting to blow up anything that looks like a convoy carrying weapons of mass destruction.’
Eight weeks ago I sent the report saying ‘Under no circumstances are you to use thermal berrick weapons to destroy those convoys. You can use conventional weapons.’ Thermal Berrick weapons, if it is VX gas, will ignite that gas and you could possibly wipe out all of Damascus with one or two weapons if they ignite.
I sent the letter, excuse me, I sent the report through to Washington. Washington to Israel and I, my lawyer just informed me that he received a response back three days ago that said that they would not use cruise missiles as a result of my report to try to destroy any of those weapons depots.”
Frank Gregory Ford, interview held on September 3, 2013 by Ground Zero radio host Clyde Lewis
Meet the former Military Intelligence Agent who blew the whistle on torture at Abu-Ghraib prison, who also saw and reported to his commander 28 weapons of mass destruction labeled VX/GF in a bunker at Balad Air Force Base, Iraq. Later, while stationed in Samarra, Iraq Ford saw shipment orders for Iraq’s WMDs to be moved to Damascus, Syria.
Frank Gregory Ford was interviewed on the evening of 3 September 2013 on the nationally syndicated Ground Zero radio show by Clyde Lewis. You will find below both the podcast and a transcript covering the majority of the show. I say majority because I did not transcribe the very last portion of the show where folks were calling in.
Please pass this information onto your lists, your representatives, your senators. It is critical they hear from an individual who was in the Iraqi theater who not only saw WMDs and reported them to his commander, but after all of that including Abu Ghraib this former Military Intelligence Agent was “designated a victim of war crimes and of torture by the government’s official expert on war crimes and torture. ”
The interview begins at 43 mintues –
Below is the transcript for the 3 September 2013 interview of Frank Gregory Ford by Clyde Lewis of Ground Zero radio. Please note, the transcript begins on page two of the below document. Also note, I did not transcribe Lewis’ summaries directed to his listening audience. I end each segment with (Break) and begin each new segment with the key question from Lewis.
Also note, I am not a professionally trained transcriber although I feel like I am after transcribing this interview.
CONNECTING THE DOTS –
DECEMBER 8, 2004: WHO IS FRANK GREGORY FORD – WHITEWASHING TORTURE? by DAVID DEBATTO – http://www.salon.com/2004/12/09/coverup_3/
AUGUST 21, 2013: GENERAL DEMPSEY ON SYRIA ‘IT WOULD NOT BE MILITARILY DECISIVE, BUT IT WOULD COMMIT US DECISIVELY TO THE CONFLICT’ – http://www.t-room.us/2013/08/gen-dempsey-on-syria-it-would-not-be-militarily-decisive-but-it-would-commit-us-decisively-to-the-conflict/
AUGUST 26, 2013: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REQUESTS THAT GEORGE W. BUSH, DONALD RUMSFELD, COLIN POWELL, CONDOLEZZA RICE, PAUL WOLFOWITZ, DICK CHENEY BE GRANTED IMMUNITY FROM WAR CRIME PROSECUTION – http://intellihub.com/2013/08/26/department-justice-grants-immunity-bush-cheney-criminals-war-crimes/
AUGUST 27, 2013: CIA FILES SHOW AMERICA HELPED SADDAM HUSSEIN AS HE GASSED IRAN – http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/27/politics/cia-files-show-america-helped-saddam-hussein-as-he-gassed-iran/
AUGUST 29, 2013: SYRIANS IN GHOUTA CLAIM SAUDI-SUPPLIED REBELS BEHIND CHEMICAL ATTACK – REBELS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS IN GHOUTA ACCUSE SAUDI PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN OF PROVIDING CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO AN AL-QAIDA LINKED REBEL GROUP by Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh – http://www.mintpressnews.com/witnesses-of-gas-attack-say-saudis-supplied-rebels-with-chemical-weapons/168135/
AUGUST 31, 2013: EVIDENCE OF AMERICAN WAR CRIMES LIKELY TARGET IN SYRIA – http://www.t-room.us/2013/08/evidence-of-american-war-crimes-likely-target-in-syria/
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Minor grammatical edits made in paragraph introducing the transcript – Lewis’ and summaries….