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The Resource Midnight in Samarra : the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq, Frank Gregory Ford with Eleanor Cooney ; foreword by David Talbot

Midnight in Samarra : the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq, Frank Gregory Ford with Eleanor Cooney ; foreword by David Talbot

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Midnight in Samarra : the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq
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Midnight in Samarra
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the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq
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Frank Gregory Ford with Eleanor Cooney ; foreword by David Talbot
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Midnight in Samarra
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the true story of Weapons of Mass Destruction, greed, and high crimes in Iraq
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The riveting, exclusive true story of an Iraq whistleblower who continues to be betrayed by his country, as told by an international bestselling author. Gregory Ford, an intelligence agent and medic, was in Iraq for only a short time - from the invasion in March 2003 until early June of the same year, when he was strapped to a stretcher, drugged, and "renditioned" out of Iraq in a clandestine and criminal operation at the behest of his command, who were frantically trying to silence him. But why? "Midnight in Samarra" is the shocking true story of one soldier's attempt to speak up and report the abuse and torture he saw being inflicted on the local population, as well as secret, incriminating, enormous Iraqi arms stores of American-made Weapons of Mass Destruction with bills of lading implicating, among others, famous political families. His warnings about simmering anti-American fury of the local populace were ignored and suppressed by his command; hundreds of millions of dollars in cash seized in the home of Saddam Hussein's main banker as a result of Ford's intelligence work vanished without a trace. Ford's information about Hussein's location, which could have led to the dictator's apprehension six months before his actual capture, was also ignored and suppressed. As Ford was filing charges against his superior officers, they seized his weapons (illegal in a war zone), tried to declare him insane and abducted him by force, restrained him, adminstered a dangerous mind-altering drug during a Medavac flight, and tried to interrogate him while he was under. Years later Gregory Ford is still trying to get justice. His command - and high-ups in both the military and government - lied, dissembled, obfuscated, danced, and dodged while Ford endured libel, slander, and innuendo, feared for his life, and nearly a decade after the drugging on the plane, learned that the chemical injected into him had done permanent damage to his heart and nervous system. "Midnight in Sammara" is the story of one man's courage and conviction, and the horrifying truths of one of our most trusted and honored institutions.--Inside cover
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autobiography
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10825482
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YDX
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Ford, Frank Gregory
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956.7044/3092
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no index present
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DS79.76
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.F675 2019
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non fiction
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1951-
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  • Cooney, Eleanor
  • Talbot, David
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  • Skyhorse Publishing Inc
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  • Ford, Frank Gregory
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Political science
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Abuse of administrative power
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the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq
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Midnight in Samarra : the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq, Frank Gregory Ford with Eleanor Cooney ; foreword by David Talbot
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xi, 222 pages
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Midnight in Samarra : the true story of WMD, greed, and high crimes in Iraq, Frank Gregory Ford with Eleanor Cooney ; foreword by David Talbot
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Foreword statement form dust jacket
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1085699030
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24 cm
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xi, 222 pages
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9781510740204
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1085699030

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