Skip to comments.NY Times: Iraq Had WMD 'Stockpiles' in 2003
Posted on 03/13/2005 7:26:41 AM PST by MisterRepublican
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Syria's WMD program and usage predate's Iraq's. They used poison gas to quell "discontent" in Hama, a Syrian city, back in 1982.
Congressional Record - HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES CONTINUE IN SYRIA (Senate - May 12, 1992)
"Mr. DeCONCINI. Mr. President, the state of human rights in Syria is well characterized in the opening line of the State Department's 1991 document, `Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,' which declares: Syria is ruled by an authoritative regime which does not hesitate to use force against its citizens if it feels threatened....In 1982, Hafiz Assad demonstrated to the international community how ruthless his regime could be by his brutal attacks on the northern cities of Hama and Aleppo. At these locations an uprising developed, led by a group called the Muslim Brotherhood, which resulted in an enormous use of force by Assad's security forces. When the insurrection was finally subdued, between 10,000 to 20,000 people were dead. The city of Hama was literally bulldozed. But it is not only his own people that President Assad treats in such an appalling fashion...." [/snip]
"In the Syrian city of Hama, an insurrection by the Moslem Brothers was suppressed with rare brutality in modern history. The Alawite army isolated the city, cutting off any contact with the outside, and opened a ground and aerial bombing. According to Amnesty International, the Syrian military had placed rubber pipes at the entrance of buildings where insurgents were said to be hiding and pumped in poison gas. It is claimed that there were some 30,000 dead in Hama. The Alawite army attacked the entire population, both Christians and Moslems."
Historical Fact: Syria terrorism and war crimes - February 1982
So first it was that they had nothing, now its they had it but stupid Bush let it get away.
Next it was, Bush didn't let it get away but stupid Bush let even "badder" people get it.
Again, I find it hard to believe that "looters" would wait till the war started to start dismantaling this equipment and risk getting caught. They knew the war was coming.
They pulled the stuff they wanted out before the invasion and shipped it off to Syria.
I hope that the NYT conferred with Scott Ritter before publishing this article. The fact remains that Anti-Bush people will never ever believe that there ever was any WMDs or chemical weapons. The damage of the long lie by the MSM has been done.
Disgusting. This Syrian use of WMD is well documented albeit ignored in the rush to only recite crimes of US imperialism.
I guess this happened before Amnesty only documented Western human rights violations.
If the Slimes said that there were WMDs in Iraq in 2003, that means they knew that the WMDs were in Syria and maybe Iran. Now that secret is about to come out.
This whole No WMDs in Iraq was a controlled sham/trick from day one.
As soon as the last WMD left the Iraqi borders in 2003 for Syria or Iraq, the left wing maggot mediots in charge of the MSM of the world started screaming that there were no WMDS in Iraq.
At that time our warriors were still fighting the Iraqis and there was no way the mediots could know that there were no WMDS in Iraq, unless they were told the WMDS were gone.
Now it appears the NY Slimes is getting to do a 180 degree reversal on their screams of no WMDs in Iraq for close to two years. The only reason they are doing that is simple. We are about to find out where the WMDs went and when and who helped.
Could be, or at least stalling long enough to get WMD's out of the Bekaa if they are there. Especially with France suddenly involved I am suspicious, because they are one of the top materials suppliers for WMD programs in the Middle East. They have a vested interest in none of this being found, would love to embarrass the US while strengthening their own hand on the world stage.
Now with the Times jumping in again post election (but not vetting anything out as you said), and the source being former Saddam underling Dr. Araji (who himself has a track record of being anti-US and needs to be vetted himself), a malodorous smell is starting to rise of something pending about to happen.
I remember an article posted here on FR shortly after the invasion was wrapped up where Syria came out with a cryptic and out-of-the-blue statement that their chemical weapons program was now 'complete,' almost as if they were taunting us to do something about the fact they'd smuggled all those WMD's in.
I have also heard news reports recently that Saddam got alot of the cash we'd found from the Syrian govt, but again the story wasn't vetted as to what was offered in exchange for the cash. These two and many other pieces indicate some kind of exchange went on between Saddam and Syria.
Someone on another thread suggested we let them do this because we knew who was behind it and where the stuff would end up: Syria, so we set them up to later catch them red-handed. Which makes you think now things are in place to call Syria's hand, and this Lebanon thing is a foreshadow of things to come, and also why you see the Times rearing it's head again on the issue: trying to run interference.
AI's publishing of their report was probably a "bureaucratic snafu" as everyone knows anti-western dictators get one free case of WMD usage or genocide as a mulligan.
Have I drunk too much? The New York Times? This is New York, New York,USA and not New York, Fiji or something? New York, Nebraska, or...?
Thank you for that link! I was looking and couldn't find it.
From the story:
"the installations were left largely unguarded by allied forces in the chaotic months after the invasion."
Well *yeah* because they knew this story back in 2003! The stuff was already gone!
It's not a stunning about-face.
It's merely a reflection of the fact that the Presidential Election is over.
Carl, if you start purposefully misleading people like this, I'm gonna avoid your website.
It kinda makes me wonder if this doesn't have to do with Syria, at least mouthing, that they are willing to pull out of Lebannon......
Call Art Bell the aliens have taken over the NY Times!
It wasn't all of them.
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