Bill Tierney is a former Iraqi weapons inspector and an Arabic language (Iraqi dialect) interpreter who worked with UNSCOM in Iraq in the late 1990s and was an intelligence analyst at U.S. Central Command headquarters. Tierney now "works as a translator and investigator for private companies." 
- 1 Terri Schiavo
- 2 On Saddam Hussein
- 3 Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaida
- 4 French Sabotaged Weapons Inspections
- 5 Iraq's Nuclear Weapons
- 6 Iraq's Chemical Weapons
- 7 Biographical Data
- 8 SourceWatch Resources
- 9 External links
Bill Tierney has been among the demonstrators standing vigil outsite Terri Schiavo's hospice in St. Petersburg, Florida. On March 28, 2005, the New York Times reported Tierney as saying, "No, we're not going to go home ... Terri is not dead until she's dead . . ." Tierney "cried as he talked about watching the Schiavo spectacle on television and feeling the utter need to be at the hospice." 
On Saddam Hussein
Bill Tierney "says Saddam Hussein is hoping Iraqi forces will be able to inflict heavy casualties on American troops in order to get the anti-war crowd in the U.S. and abroad worked up into a state of frenzy. Tierney says the Iraqi dictator takes heart in watching 'peace protestors' on CNN because he considers them an integral part of his arsenal. Tierney, who has spent a great deal of time in Iraq, expects Saddam Hussein to 'pull out all the stops' as coalition forces converge on Baghdad. The former inspector says if something goes wrong and American casualties are heavy, the Iraqi dictator will count on the peace protestors in the U.S. to come to his aid. As Tierney puts it: 'If they can kill enough of us as we come into Iraq, they figure that the anti-war crowd will scream and holler so loud that we will be forced to stop.'" The Country Baptist Church Newsletter, March 23, 2003.
Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaida
"Finally, with respect to Saddam Hussein and Al Qaida, weapons inspector Bill Tierney claimed that he came across an Al Qaida training manual some time back that called for the assassination of all Middle Eastern lead- ers---all but one that is, and that one individual was Saddam Hussein." -- .
French Sabotaged Weapons Inspections
The French "'gave them forewarning of the inspection targets,' charged Bill Tierney, a former top U.N. weapons inspector, in an interview with radio host Sean Hannity.
"'Once a list of sites were designated to be inspected, the security of that list was paramount,' Tierney explained. 'And from the Iraqi point of view, their intelligence collection program was very easy. All they had to do was find out what that list was.'
"Then Tierney charged point blank, 'The French would give the list to the Iraqis.'" NewsMax, January 25, 2003.
Iraq's Nuclear Weapons
"The experts were interviewed [December 2002] by The Tampa Tribune as U.N. weapons inspectors returned to Iraq in a new effort to root out weapons of mass destruction.
"Among them was Bill Tierney, a member of the last U.N. weapons inspection team in Iraq. He was there in 1997 and 1998 and said Saddam probably has a small atomic bomb.
"'The Iraqis still have weapons of mass destruction,' said Tierney, who lives in the Tampa Bay area. 'They have tons of chemical weapons. I'm not sure how much biological weapons are there, but I think he has nukes that can go.'
"Tierney also said he believes Saddam is close to having a missile delivery system for a nuclear warhead. He says the U.N. inspectors in Iraq four years ago found designs for missiles similar to those other countries use for nuclear warheads." 
In April 2003, Bill Tierney "explained his confidence that Iraq had a robust nuclear program. He says he knew 'first-hand' that the reprocessing of uranium was taking place at a nuclear research facility about six miles from Tarmiya. The site had an underground chamber where they used calutrons in an effort to separate electromagnetic isotopes. The facility us beneath a power plant and a water-treatment plant. He testified that his team detected radiation at the site." WorldNetDaily.com, April 28, 2003.
Iraq's Chemical Weapons
"Iraq's Republican Guard and Special Republican Guard are among the recipients of special suits and atropine, according to the documents ... smuggled out of Iraq by an opposition group ...
"A former arms inspector, Bill Tierney, told Today that 'if both these two units have new equipment, then it would indicate that they are prepared to use chemical weapons.'" BBC, January 23, 2003.
- In addition to his knowledge of Iraq, Mr. Tierney worked as interpreter/interrogator at Guantanamo Camp Xray January/February 2002.
- The Wall Street Journal tentatively accepted an editorial by Mr. Tierney scheduled to run in the Friday, February 14, 2003, edition, but made an eleventh hour decision not to run it.
- Entered the Army in 1983 after studying classical guitar at the Hartt School of Music and the Royal Conservatory, Madrid Spain.
- Trained in Arabic language and Iraqi dialect (honor graduate) and interrogation.
- Became warrant officer in 1990.
- Participated in Gulf War as liaison officer to Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Egyptians. Was interrogator during ground offensive phase.
- Obtained Master Degree in Middle East Studies - Arabic in 1993.
- Led counterintelligence team at Haitian Refugee Camp, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1994.
- Stationed at Central Command HQ 1995 as command interpreter, intelligence analyst, and targeting specialist.
- Participated in nine UNSCOM inspections 1996-1998, most focused on the Iraqi concealment mechanism.
- Left the Army in July 2000.
- Worked as linguist at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia August 2000-September 2001.
- Worked as interpreter/interrogator at Camp X-Ray Guantanamo Bay January, February 2002.
- Hired as international background investigator, compliance officer, sales and marketing, project officer with Owens OnLine, Inc., Tampa, FL, August 2002.
- cooked intelligence
- intelligence community
- manufactured journalism
- nuclear weapons
- weapons of mass destruction investigation
By Bill Tierney
- "Who is Prince Nayef? The most powerful man in Saudi Arabia," The Weekly Standard, December 23, 2002.
Articles & Commentary
- "Inspector a US Spy," Mirror/UK, October 23, 2002: "A former UN weapons inspector yesterday admitted spying for the Americans while working in Iraq. ... American Bill Tierney confessed to giving the Pentagon targets for military action when he was a member of an inspection team between 1996 and 1998."
- Gordon Corera, "Playing the Iraqi inspection game," Jane's, November 1, 2002.
- George Coryell, "Experts Predict Iraqi Nuclear Arsenal; Amount Uncertain," Tampa Tribune, December 4, 2002.
- "Iraq 'preparing for chemical war'," BBC, January 24, 2003.
- "Weapons Inspector: French Sabotaged U.N. WMD Searches," NewsMax, January 25, 2003.
- Pat Robertson, Interview with Bill Tierney: "Iraq in the Crosshairs: Expert Says It’s Time for War" (cache file), CBN News, January 28, 2003.
- Robert G. Williscroft, "Why France and Germany Secretly Help Iraq," Soldiers for the Truth, January 29, 2003.
- Guest: "Iraq: The Smoking Gun," Coast-to-Coast, February 14, 2003.
- "Iraq's got secret arms, plans to use 'em on us. Intelligence: Facing certain defeat, Baghdad will have nothing to lose," World Net Daily, February 17, 2003.
- Wolf Blitzer, Interview with Bill Tierney (Rush Transcript) CNN, March 2, 2003. Scroll down for interview.
- Vince Crawley, "The Prayer That Ended A Career - Former intel officer says method aided interrogation," Army Times, March 10, 2003: "Former intel officer says method aided interrogation."
- Jerry Bacon, "Commentary & News Briefs," American Family Association, March 14, 2003. Scroll down to article quoting Bill Tierney.
- Pat Robertson, Interview with Bill Tierney: "Former UN Inspector Tells of Anti-Christian Discrimination, Why the UN Failed," CBN News, March 18, 2003.
- "Former Inspector Bill Tierney on Hannity: We Will Be Shocked; Underground Uranium Plant," Sean Hannity Radio Show, March 24, 2003.
- Guest: "Iraq & OBE's," Coast-to-Coast, March 27, 2003.
- Thomas W. Murphy, "A Nuclear Iraq?," USA In Review, April 2, 2003.
- Jim Sloan, "Iraq Will Use Banned Weapons, Ex-Inspector Says," TBO.com News, April 3, 2003.
- Maki Becker, "Terrorists taunt G.I.s. Try to turn Muslims at Gitmo," New York Daily News, September 27, 2003.
- "Former UNSCOM inspector believes Iraq already has nuclear weapons," Prevent Tooth Decay, October 1, 2003.
- Paisley Dodds, "Arrests underscore long-standing concerns at Guantanamo, AP, October 2, 2003.
- Zain Verjee, Interview with Bill Tierney (Rush Transcript), CNN, October 2, 2003.
- Robert Spencer, "Guantanamo spy cases," Washington Times, October 6, 2003.
- Matt Kelley, "Gitmo arrests trigger probe," AP, October 7, 2003.
- Nicole Guadiano, "Guantanamo spy probe highlights weakness. Officials cite many reasons for possible security breaches," Gannett News Service, October 8, 2003.
- "Espionage Probe Looms Over Guantanamo," AP, October 11, 2003.
- Robert Spencer, "Radical Islam in the military," Washington Times, October 13, 2003.
- Judicial Watch Report: Interview with Bill Tierney, Judicial Watch, December 3, 2003.
- Nicole Guadiano, "JTF commander says interrogations yielding more info. Junior enlisted contribute to questioning," Marine [Corpr] Times, December 5, 2003.
- INTELCOM 2005, National Intelligence Conference and Exposition, Professional Enhancement Seminar: Interrogation Law and Torture, with Hon. Stanley Sporkin, Bill Tierney, Bruce Fein, and Jed Babbin, February 8, 2005.
- Patrick Radden Keefe, "Spy world. What happens when you get a bunch of spooks, lawmakers, gadget geeks, and military interrogators together in a hotel conference room and ask them to talk - on the record?," Boston Globe, February 13, 2005.
- Rick Lyman, "Schiavo Protesters Have Hearts on Sleeves and Anger on Signs," New York Times, March 28, 2005.
- Jamie Glazov, "Where the WMDs Went," Front Page Magazine, November 28, 2005.
- Jamie Glazov, "Al-Qaeda in Gaza," Front Page Magazine, December 28, 2005.
- Sherrie Gossett, "Intel Summit Touches on Saddam Tapes, Al Qaeda Falconry Camps," Cybercast News Service, February 21, 2006.