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Bush Was Right: Syria Hides Saddam WMD
The Post Chronicle ^ | 1/26/06 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Posted on 01/26/2006 12:00:06 PM PST by RepublicNewbie

US President George W. Bush was correct in saying there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq under the Saddam Hussein two decades-plus murder rule. Recall that numerous Democrats prior to Mr. Bush's election to the Oval Office said the same. Further, many said the same after Mr. Bush moved into the White House.

Now we have proof.

It comes from none other than Hussein's General Georges Sada. The nub of his data is this: Hussein flew WMD into Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were loaded onto civilian planes with seats removed to make room, so states Hussein's second in command official in Hussein's air force.

"Saddam's Secrets," is the name of his recently released book. There details are exposed, according to The New York Sun's Ira Stoll.

"'There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,' Mr. Sada said. 'I am confident they were taken over.'"

(Excerpt) Read more at postchronicle.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: generalgeorgessada; georgessada; iraq; prequel; sada; saddam; wmd
excellent story from Grant Swank
1 posted on 01/26/2006 12:00:07 PM PST by RepublicNewbie
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To: RepublicNewbie

I wonder why this isn't all over the media?


2 posted on 01/26/2006 12:01:37 PM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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To: RepublicNewbie
And we have to buy this guy's book to find all this out.

Sure.

3 posted on 01/26/2006 12:03:10 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: RepublicNewbie

I never had a doubt Saddam hid WMDs up to his fall from power - never.


4 posted on 01/26/2006 12:04:23 PM PST by demlosers
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To: demlosers

BUMP!


5 posted on 01/26/2006 12:12:49 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: Ashamed Canadian

Another example of the power of the new media. This would NEVER see the light of day without us.


6 posted on 01/26/2006 12:16:07 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: Ashamed Canadian
Found in a search:

January 9, 2004

Israel: Syria Used Iran Aid Planes for Arms

By REUTERS

Filed at 9:00 a.m. ET

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security sources said Friday Syrian planes that flew earthquake relief aid to Iran had returned with weapons for Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas but Iran dismissed the charge as a ``lie.''

Source

The Dems/MSM followed the same logic with Saddam...they'd rather believe a madman than US or Israeli intelligence.

7 posted on 01/26/2006 12:27:00 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: RepublicNewbie

The dinosaur media has insisted for years that saddam had no WMD.

The question should have always been "WHAT happened to the WMD?" or "WHAT did saddam do with the WMD?"

The left continually demonstrates why they can't be intrusted with the safety of our children and grand children.


8 posted on 01/26/2006 12:34:53 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: RepublicNewbie

until Syria admits to this, or these weapons are found, this story has no legs. I am not saying I do not believe it, but where can this story really go absent a Syrian admission, or a US invasion to find the material?


9 posted on 01/26/2006 12:39:18 PM PST by oceanview
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To: oceanview

Or more likely, when Syria and/or Iran use them.


10 posted on 01/26/2006 12:42:47 PM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: oceanview

next syria will ship it to iran when we invade syria. of course some of it was sent to dufur Sudan


11 posted on 01/26/2006 12:44:43 PM PST by Kewlhand`tek (Those that can't , Teach. Those that can't teach , Report)
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To: RepublicNewbie

The press will pay as much attention to this story as they did to the book written by one of Saddam's scientists about the nukes buried in his garden.


12 posted on 01/26/2006 12:47:22 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: RepublicNewbie

So is 60 Minutes going to interview this General in an effort to promote his book?


13 posted on 01/26/2006 12:49:44 PM PST by NeonKnight (Republican Death Machine)
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To: oceanview

The Russian KGB officer in charge of transporting the WMD's out of any of the Middle East nations that they sold them to, if they were to be invaded by US or coalition forces, already published an article detailing this 'story'.
They even had a name for the plan.

It was ignored by most everyone.


14 posted on 01/26/2006 12:49:48 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (When I learn everything, I will know nothing.)
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To: RepublicNewbie

Sada is scheduled to meet with Senators Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., next week. Both are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.


15 posted on 01/26/2006 12:50:47 PM PST by pookie18 ((Hillary Rotten) Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: tillacum; Peach; Carolinamom; Dog

Don't miss this one, bump!


16 posted on 01/26/2006 1:01:18 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: Iowa Granny

Thanks for the ping. I got a call last night to turn Hannity and Colmes on last night; the Iraqi general who was #2 in command gave great info about how Saddam moved his WMD.

There must be some compelling reasons why the administration isn't highlighting this.


17 posted on 01/26/2006 1:04:07 PM PST by Peach
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To: Peach
There must be some compelling reasons why the administration isn't highlighting this.

All in the timing... ;-)

18 posted on 01/26/2006 1:38:16 PM PST by demlosers
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To: Peach

Because its a dead end - how do you prove it? Syria isn't going to admit to it, and we aren't going to invade Syria to find it. So the story is a dead end.


19 posted on 01/26/2006 1:39:28 PM PST by oceanview
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To: pookie18

It is interesting that Sada is working now with World Compassion, a evangelical Christian organization. I believe he is telling the truth.


20 posted on 01/26/2006 1:40:20 PM PST by conserv371
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To: RepublicNewbie

And so the left-oriented dominant media refuses to cover things that don't support their agenda.
No surprise.


21 posted on 01/26/2006 1:44:12 PM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: Let's Roll

The question now to be put to the LSM should be:

Is Saddam telling the truth or is this guy telling the truth? Also, why, when Powell went to the UN and showed them this was it poo pooed away?


22 posted on 01/26/2006 2:02:46 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We don't need POLITICIANS...we need STATESMEN.")
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To: Ashamed Canadian

Related thread...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1565229/posts


23 posted on 01/26/2006 2:04:09 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Ashamed Canadian

Gee, I wonder why? /sarcasm off


24 posted on 01/26/2006 2:16:49 PM PST by pctech
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To: Ashamed Canadian

Where is the proof?


25 posted on 01/26/2006 2:29:13 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: oceanview

Perhaps the Israelis may choose to put a select force into the Becca Valley and light one up.


26 posted on 01/26/2006 3:02:10 PM PST by newcthem
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To: RepublicNewbie

So our intelligence services were so inept that they didn't know this? Couldn't track it? Isn't aware of where the WMDs are right this instance? It's worse than I thought.


27 posted on 01/26/2006 3:05:37 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Ashamed Canadian
I wonder why this isn't all over the media?

I wonder why President Bush didn't bring this up in today's Press Conference.

28 posted on 01/26/2006 3:08:19 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: RepublicNewbie
Bush was right!
29 posted on 01/26/2006 3:11:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
When I was visiting Israel in December 2002 (my first trip), I asked a retired military person where the weapons of mass destruction were. He told me they were moved to Syria back then.

I've pointed this out for years on AOL message boards and I received ridicule and plain silence.

30 posted on 01/26/2006 4:04:13 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: oceanview

I believe Israel already has satellite photos of some of the WMD being moved into Syria. I don't know if that material got on the ground intel or not .. but before we went to war in Iraq - it was known that Israel had this info.

IIRC there was speculation that it was either rocket launchers, rockets, or chemical and biological mfg equip. The actual WMD could have been taken out in the airplanes.


31 posted on 01/26/2006 4:10:11 PM PST by CyberAnt ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: bnelson44

The Left doesn't even CARE about whether Saddam had WMDs or not. Most of them thought he had them before the war but that he would never use them. Bush has always been the bigger enemy to them.


32 posted on 01/26/2006 4:14:45 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: RepublicNewbie

bttt


33 posted on 01/26/2006 4:21:15 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Let's Roll
The DNC/MSM said all thru the 90's that he had them, was seeking nukes, and needed to be removed, with boots on the ground.

BUT, they wanted Clinton to do it.
34 posted on 01/26/2006 4:25:23 PM PST by roses of sharon ("I would rather men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one". ) (Cato the Elder)
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To: pookie18

What I have to wonder is did Sada meet with any government officials BEFORE writing the book..


35 posted on 01/26/2006 4:26:29 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: SeaBiscuit

Don't know...this time around, he's only been in the states for 2 weeks.


36 posted on 01/26/2006 4:30:39 PM PST by pookie18 ((Hillary Rotten) Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: bnelson44

Show me.


37 posted on 01/26/2006 4:33:17 PM PST by AGreatPer (Steelers will win it all this year. Bring on the Seabirds)
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To: roses of sharon
That may have been what they said during the 90s when we had a president that the msm knew wouldn't take any effective action, but they sure changed their tune once this country got a serious CIC.
38 posted on 01/26/2006 4:38:53 PM PST by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: DTogo
Do you suppose 60 Minutes will give him one or two segments? ;)
39 posted on 01/26/2006 4:58:14 PM PST by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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To: RepublicNewbie

You mean to tell me the New York Times let itself be scooped by the NY Sun on this story? How embarrassing is that?


40 posted on 01/26/2006 5:00:28 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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