Dlaczego USA tak łatwo poszło? Dlaczego nie było walk?
Dlaczego czołgi amerykanskie wjechały bezpiecznie do Bagdadu i dlaczego
wiedziano, że nikt do nich nie będzie strzelał?
Artykuł opowiada jak przekupiono Gwardię Republikańską.
A także o użyciu "żywych tarcz" jako szpiegów.
In return for not opposing American forces and for laying down their
weapons, the United States will give the following:
Transportation for the Republican Guards top echelon to secure locations
outside of Iraq,
Transportation of the Republican Guards leaders of the second echelon
to "liberated" places of which the Anglo-American forces had control inside
Granting to the top echelon of the Republican Guards large sums of money,
with lesser sums going to the second echelon,
Granting some of the leaders of the top echelon of the Republican Guard, and
to those who had not committed "war crimes" official roles in "liberated"
Iraq after the end of the war,
Granting American citizenship and residency in the United States to some of
the first echelon commanders and their families, depending on their wishes,
Establishing a balance between the Iraqi Opposition that will have a limited
role in the administration of Iraq on the one hand, and Republican Guard
commanders who did not fight the American forces, on the other.
2. As a guarantee of this (which the commanders of the Republican Guard did
not completely trust), the United States disclosed some of its agents whom it
had planted among the "human shields" who were guiding the American military
to positions to be bombed and where President Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi
leadership could be found. A brief meeting was held between one of the agents
serving as a "human shield" and some members of the Republican Guard during
which the latter were handed official written documents addressed to the
first echelon of the Republican Guard. These reassured the Republican Guard
commanders that the assurances were reliable. The documents provided for:
After the occupation of Saddam International Airport, Republican Guards of
the top echelon should arrive at the airport so that they could be
transported away. If that proved impossible, a place should be agreed upon
where an Apache helicopter or two could land somewhere near Baghdad in order
to transport them away.
Some commanders of the second echelon should secure themselves within the
Iraqi Republican Palace adjacent to the Airport. American forces would fire
some shells at it in order to announce that they had taken it, then American
forces would transfer them to the airport.
Orders should be issued to the commanders of the Second Echelon of the
Republican Guard not to resist and to lay down their weapons, together with
promises of their safety, and that of their families, and they would be
transported to secure locations. In turn they were to issue orders to those
of lower rank in their commands not to put up resistance. The Republican
Guard's first echelon used a deception to get lower ranks to accept such an
order by telling them that the resistance would be carried on secretly in
accordance with a plan prepared by the Iraqi leadership to protract the war
and catch the American forces in a trap that had been laid for them. This
trick was used on the lower ranking commanders of the Republican Guard.
First and Second echelon commanders of the Republican Guard would be given
sums of money in dollars as a down payment to guarantee the implementation of