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Posted on 08/07/2007 8:47:30 AM PDT by drzz
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The American experts observed a parade of the Baath Party in January 2002 which showed unconventional weapons which disappeared since the beginning of the war, in March 2003, and which are still untraceable. (Richard Miniter, 22 myths that undermine the War one Terror, Regnery, 2005, p. 104)
The UN inspectors made sure that they were all gone. Nothing to see here, move along.
The Bekka Valley is where I’ve read on various posts that some of this stuff may have gone to?????
It's ALL in Syria.... I s'pect!
Bill Clinton blew up ALL of the chemical and bioogical weapons with cruise missile strikes in 1997.
If we will just pull our troops off the world stage, and secure our borders, magic faeries will just make any missile of aircraft attacks bounce off our nation’s airspace...
True Conservatives* know this...
*(please note the terms "True Conservative" and "True Conservatives" are a copyright of the Ron Paul campaign. Any use without express permission of the Ron Paul campaign is strictly prohibited)
UN, June 9, 2004
THE UN RAISES CONCERN ABOUT RISKS OF WMDS PROLIFERATION SINCE TRANSFER OF IRAQI MATERIAL
On June 9th, the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission briefed the Security Council about the export of Iraqi WMD, missile and nuclear components shipped out of Iraq before, during and after the invasion. As reported by MENL news service, UNMOVIC acting executive chairman Demetrius Perricos told the Council, “The removal of these materials from Iraq raises concerns with regard to proliferation risks,” and said inspectors found Iraqi WMD and missile components shipped abroad that still contained UN inspection tags.
And according the the president, who apparantly agrees with the MSM that the WMD intel was botched.
The great difference between the president and the MSM is that the President, if he says the WMDS are in Syria and Lebanaon, he has to attack both countries.
Gad it ?
Nobody wants that in the White House.
When the Israelis attacked Lebanon in te Summer 2006, they bombed the south, beyrouth, but also the Bakaa Valley :
The World Tribune reported on Perricos's briefing. "He said the Iraqi facilities were dismantled and sent both to Europe and around the Middle East at the rate of about 1,000 tons of metal a month... The Baghdad missile site contained a range of WMD and dual-use components, UN officials said. They included missile components, reactor vessel and fermenters ... required for the production of chemical and biological warheads. 'It raises the question of what happened to the dual-use equipment, where is it now and what is it being used for,' Perricos's spokesman, said. 'You can make all kinds of pharmaceutical and medicinal products with a fermenter. You can also use it to breed anthrax.'"
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, said vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to the arms programs were shipped to Syria."
"Last month Moshe Yaalon, who was Israel's top general at the time, said Iraq transported WMD to Syria six weeks before Operation Iraqi Freedom began.
Last March, John A. Shaw, a former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said Russian Spetsnaz units moved WMD to Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
"While in Iraq I received information from several sources naming the exact Russian units, what they took and where they took both WMD materials and conventional explosives," Mr. Shaw told NewsMax reporter Charles Smith.
Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong was deputy commander of Central Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September 2004, he told WABC radio that "I do know for a fact that some of those weapons went into Syria, Lebanon and Iran."
In January 2004, David Kay, the first head of the Iraq Survey Group which conducted the search for Saddam's WMD, told a British newspaper there was evidence unspecified materials had been moved to Syria from Iraq shortly before the war.
"We know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD program," Mr. Kay told the Sunday Telegraph.
Also that month, Nizar Nayuf, a Syrian journalist who defected to an undisclosed European country, told a Dutch newspaper he knew of three sites where Iraq's WMD was being kept. They were the town of al Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria; the Syrian air force base near the village of Tal Snan, and the city of Sjinsar on the border with Lebanon.
In an addendum to his final report last April, Charles Duelfer, who succeeded David Kay as head of the Iraq Survey Group, said he couldn't rule out a transfer of WMD from Iraq to Syria.
"There was evidence of a discussion of possible WMD collaboration initiated by a Syrian security officer, and ISG received information about movement of material out of Iraq, including the possibility that WMD was involved. In the judgment of the working group, these reports were sufficiently credible to merit further investigation," Mr. Duelfer said."
"The short answer to the question of where the WMD Saddam bought from the Russians went was that they went to Syria and Lebanon," former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw told an audience Saturday at a privately sponsored "Intelligence Summit" in Alexandria, Va. (www.intelligencesummit.org).
"We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons," he said. "But we know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD programme. Precisely what went to Syria, and what has happened to it, is a major issue that needs to be resolved."
"Two days before the war, on March 17th, we saw through multiple intelligence channels - both human intelligence and techinical (satellite,eavesdrop) intelligence - large caravans of people and things, including some of the top 55 Iraqis, going to Syria."
See also: What Charles Duelfer Missed
general DeLong, Tommy FRank’s deputy :
Actually, you saw trucks. You don't know what was in them.
Tons of stuff going to Syria, aided by Russians.
I even remember reading how we took out a convoy rushing to the Syrian border just at the start of the invasion, and killed some Russian ‘diplomats’.
The weapons were moved to Bekka Valley (who knows if they are still there) with big fat HAMAS (funded and run by Iran) sitting right on top of them.
Some missile motors were found in a junkyard in Netherlands in mid 2003 right after the invasion, someone was cleaning house right after we went in
What sort of troll are you ?
I’m sure it was a humanitarian mission...LOL!
Such is the nature of intelligence, we can only speculate. Ruling out that these were weapons shipments is tantamount to sticking your head in the sand.
The problem with all you ‘there were no WMD’s’ people is that you don’t know one way or another...you only pretend to know, and in the process ignore decades of intelligence.
You are aware that this is a short-range battlefield rocket. Iraq was allowed to have them.
Do you honestly think that Iraq would parade a missile that they were not allowed to legally operate?
Iraq was legally allowed to have them if they operated under a pre-set limit. Iraq fired scores of them at Coaltion forces during 2003. None of them were Scuds or Scud derivatives. Evey single missile fired by Iraq were all found to have been SRBMs.
“”The chemical section (of the ISG report) reports that the M16 Directorate “had a plan to produce and weaponize nitrogen mustard in rifle grenades and a plan to bottle sarin and sulfur mustard in perfume sprayers and medicine bottles which they would ship to the United States and Europe.” Are we to believe this plan existed because they liked us? Or did they wish to do us harm? The major threat posed by Iraq, in my opinion, was the support it gave to terrorists in general, and its own terrorist activity.”
“Richard Spertzel, Wall Street Journal, 2004
“You are aware that this is a short-range battlefield rocket. Iraq was allowed to have them.”
Thank you, now you can get back to school and learn to recognize long range missiles from short range. Could be great you finally understand the difference.
I did in the army.
As for intelligence : The American experts observed a parade of the Baath Party in January 2002 which showed unconventional weapons which disappeared since the beginning of the war, in March 2003, and which are still untraceable. (Richard Miniter, 22 myths that undermine the War one Terror, Regnery, 2005, p. 104)
Spell with me : “The American experts observed a parade of the Baath Party in January 2002 which showed unconventional weapons”
In the judgment of the working group, these reports were sufficiently credible to merit further investigation,"
Then there are 6 other experts quoted in that post as well, but you pick out one line that fits your view and discount the rest? Now that's got me ROTFLMAO!
Thanks for the link, and I agree with the terrorist connection as far as the threat he posed. Strange that there is more belief in Saddam’s innocence than belief in our own country’s innocence.
Strange that there is more than half of America ready to create the new USA : Unconditionnal Surrender of America
I don't recall that anyone said for sure what the trucks were carrying, though.
<donning tin foil hat> And I'm still waiting for someone to tell me where those three ships carrying WMDs disappeared to.
The missile in the video is an Ababil-100. Scores of Ababil-100s were found as the Coalition entered Iraq. ALL of these Ababil-100s Iraq was legally allowed to own and operate. This was under UN Security Council Resolution 687. You know that resolution that the Coalition agreed on?
It was missiles such as the Al Hussein that Iraq was not allowed to have. The Al Hussein was based on the SCUD and weapons in the medium-range that Iraq was not allowed to have. It was SCUD based weapons and extended-range variants that hit Israel during 1991.
The Ababil was very well known to the U.N. Inspectors. All of these weapons were legal and tagged and recorded accordingly. A weapon of this size is one up from a battlefield rocket. It was legally owned and incapable of achieving the range of a SCUD or SCUD derivative.
If the video had shown an Al Hussein then it would have been positive proof. What the video shows is an Ababil.
What a lot of people fail to understand is the fact that Iraq was allowed to maintain an armed forces capable of self-defence from its neighbours. This included short-range ballistics and even medium-range bombers. For example the Iraqi’s were allowed to operate such aircraft as the Tu-16 Badger.
so what are you saying, other than to LOL. was there or was there not WMD’s prior to the invasion of IRAQ.
Ya’ll be careful what you say here. An IP address from NGA.MIL is reading this post.
Oh c’mon, don’t you know a crayon when you see it? /lefty whacko
Thanks for posting this.
Or a coincidence.
The allowable range for Iraqi missiles was 150 Kilometers IIRC.
Your jedi mind control tricks won't work on...
I JUST SAW TRUCKS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS IN THEM.
“Yall be careful what you say here. An IP address from NGA.MIL is reading this post.”
Great, maybe if these m**er could do their job and target the bastards !!
lol! I wish i could pull that one off. really, i just know the surveillance the poster refers to. It was trucks. No one saw inside.
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