On page 98 of Disinformation by Richard Miniter, Polish General Marek Dukaczewski, Poland's military intelligence chief, said that his troops had received tips that chemical weapons were sold to terrorists on the black market. The weapons had been buried to avoid detection. Polish military bought "seventeen" chemical-weapons warheads from Iraqis for $5,000 each to keep them from terrorists. Tests confirmed that some of the warheads contained cyclosarin, a nerve agent five times more powerful than sarin. These were supposed to have been destroyed during the 1991-1998 U.N. inspection regime.
If the terrorists found WMD weapons in Iraq, they would smuggle them out for use elsewhere on soft targets in Europe and the U.S. Trying to use such weapons on coalition and Iraqi forces in Iraq would undermine their position and strengthen support for the allied forces.
However, if the weapons were smuggled out and used in populated areas in Europe and the U.S., the terrorists and their Liberal allies could blame U.S. incompetence for the terrorist success at gaining access to WMD weapons. Liberals would say that such a thing wouldn't have happened if we hadn't invaded Iraq, except that history shows that the terrorists have been escalating their war on civilization, and that use of WMD weapons was a logical next step.
So we have to be careful in assuming that if the terrorists found WMDs in Iraq, that they would use them in Iraq. I think the smaller terrorist organizations might, but Al Qaeda in Iraq would definitely smuggle the weapons out for use in its global war.
Zarqawi hatched the AL-QAEDA plan in IRAQ in 1999 according to those arrested. That seems to tie Iraq to Al-Qaeda before 9/11.... imagine that....planning the attack in Iraq.... Iraq had sarin that they used against the Kurds.... just thinking aloud...
Zarqawi was tried in absentia and was found guilty and sentenced to death. I wonder why the media never covered this?
Thanks for the post.
I haven't forgotten the Sarin IED (which I estimated had about 200,000 lethal doses of Sarin). This is a great update.
Back to the future.