Skip to comments.Syria's Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam Hussein's Iraq
Posted on 12/04/2012 4:49:04 PM PST by raptor22
War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.
King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida.
"One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he said.
The irony here is that the chemical weapons stockpile of Syrian thug Assad may in large part be the legacy of weapons moved from Hussein's Iraq into Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom.
If so, this may be the reason not much was found in the way of WMD by victorious U.S. forces in 2003.
In 2006, former Iraqi general Georges Sada, second in command of the Iraqi Air Force who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book, "Saddam's Secrets."
It details how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria in advance of the U.S.-led action to eliminate Hussein's WMD threat.
As Sada told the New York Sun, two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, and special Republican Guard units loaded the planes with chemical weapons materials.
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REALLY ???!!! ... no Shite. Iraq had no WMD’s my a$$
I don’t know what may have made it from Iraq to Syria.
But Syria HAD chemical weapons long before GW2.
Doesn’t help when people don’t do their research.
I was making remarks about Syria’s chemical weapons myself back in 1997.
...but Saddam Hussein didn’t HAVE weapons of mass destruction. The Dems said so.
That’s what Colon Bowell told the UN General Assembly just before the war.He showed them aerial photos and everything.
Well, now Syria "doesn't have" them.
This is all Bush’s fault. If he was not going to take them, then saddam would not have to move them to syria in the first place.
Damn evil bushamichimpy.
Thanks for this post. Many of us felt that the phantom WMDs ended up in Syria and or Iraq.
“As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein’s air force says they were the WMDs we didn’t find in Iraq.”
Should we start the countdown to when the left wing mediots of ABCNNBCBS and the gayboys of the NY Slimes, Compost and other gay controlled fishwraps put this in headlines and start apologizing to GW.
They said do *after* W's approval ratings reached 80%.Before the war they sang a far different tune.
Didn’t Barry O tell us that Saddam did not have any chemical weapons.
Certainly Saddam moved his chemical and probably bio weapons to Syria. He used them on the Kurds and they successfully wiped out many Kurds, so he surely wasn’t going to get rid of them.
The US told him we were going after those weapons of mass killing of humans, so sure he got rid of them. I never doubted that for a minute, and thought dumping on Bush because they weren’t found, was a dastardly thing to do.
They moved trucks loaded with weapons, chemicals and cash. We should have disabled and searched every vehicle heading towards a border.
Ether way, someone should fly over the warehouses and vaporize the inventory. Have a mass buring on the spot.
Then Bush should be vindicated.
I'll also add that it would not be the first time I think this was done- just after Clinton bombed the Sudanese pharmaceutical plant aka "aspirin factory" suspected of producing VX back in 1998 we coincidentally were destroying chemical WMD - VX- in our incinerators here in the states. There was even a small spill of Sarin that year here in the states.
We brought Libya's nuclear WMD materials back here for destruction back when Qaddaffi gave it up but in that case, because the regime was still intact and there were no looters or islamofascists to worry about, the US government did not need to deny their existance.
I suggested this last week on another thread.
It was all in Tommy Franks book. In those interminable months of lead-up to the invasion, convoy after convoy of trucks left Iraqi weapons depot sites for Syria’s Beqaa Valley.
‘Report on Sept. 6 strike to show Saddam transferred WMDs to Syria’
And now the explanation will be (drum roll please)
"Bush's fault because he forced Saddam to move them to Syria."
Duh no one saw the sat photos when they were moved, how come I did!
HEy Look and no one saw the GW Bush speech when he told Sadamn to call in 48 hrs I did!
The Phone never rang! History will be written but the real points will be removed!
I hope those countries are shivering as to when and how those weapons may be used!
Don’t call US we told ya!
Didn’t the trucks come from Russia, aiding Iraq to make the lie real, and transferred the real stuff to Syria? Once Barry becomes more ‘felxible’, maybe the truth will come out. /sarc
When do the apologies to Bush/Cheney begin to materialize?
Strange, the author calls Assad a thug but he was trustworthy enough to keep the chemical weapons.
IIRC, they watched it real time on imagery in the CENTCOM situation room. I think Rifle DeLong mentioned it in his book too.
Partially true. Actually a lot was found in Iraq.
Those two realities re not mutually exclusive. Are you among those who choose not to believe that WMDs were moved to Syria? It certainly doesn't reduce the emboldenment of a horrible dictator to augment his storehouse of weapons.
I choose to appeal to Occam's Razor in the discussion of this topic.
I didn’t say that.
I’m simply saying folks seem to come off as if Syria didn’t have chemical weapons before GW2 starting (immediately before) and that’s ridiculous and simply not true.
Syria’s SCUD’s with chemical weapons have been a threat, towards Israel, for a long time.
And the Syrian rebels have Libyan dirty weapons. How many Russians are in Syria now? Do we really want to send NATO and US Troops to bring peace. Obama is setting stage for war. Beware of the false red flag where Assad will be wrongly blamed for releasing NBC on his own people.
Politicians and DOD can’t even shave the beard off of the murdering terrorist Major from Ft Hood.
Obama is up to amateurish games without regard to our national security.
A nit picking irrelevancy. The additional WMDs are just as dangerous whether Syria already had similar weapons or not.
No it’s not.
I was responding to the title of the thread.
Read the title again. It puts forth the implication I’m discrediting.
Here’s some research for you:
The Russian Army moved key CW factory elements to Syria, ahead of the U.S. Invasion. THAT is the “convoy” effort the Iraqi referred to.
Just because Syria had CW, doesn’t meant Iraqi CW weren’t moved there.
The way people misread things is amazing.
“”most of the WMD chemicals ended up in our incinerators in the states””
Where are these incincerators and what is the source for this?