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Posted on 04/07/2008 1:40:26 PM PDT by jhpigott
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“Anyone with eyes knew this back then.
The huge line of vehicles stretching across Western Iraq headed into Syria during the 3 weeks before we went in was a really big clue.”
I’m skeptical. All those people with eyes, but no-one brought a camera and virtually no imagery that we know of. Sure it’s been claimed that the imagery hasn’t been released because we had bigger concerns with the Russians or because we didn’t want the “no WMD” fiction to be exposed, enabling the insurgency to use it. But everything imaginable has been claimed. Research the hundreds of stories, and 99% are just snowballing an original or two that had multiple credibility problems.
I suspect the truth is in the middle, some valuable WMD materials, tools and documents were moved, but not the convoys of semi-trucks and fleets of cargo ships worth. WMD was more fiction than fact, but a lie perpetrated by Saddam, not by us. The most we were guilty of is not recognizing it, that an not making it more clear that there there were a half dozen good reasons to remove Saddam despite his crippled WMD program.
Furthermore, according to a report leaked to the TV channel, Syria has arrested 10 intelligence officials following the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh.
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Well, well, well !
A caller to one of the talk shows yesterday called Bush
"Dubya, M.D.". Guess Bush will get the last laugh when
history sorts this crap out, huh???
And there is NO DOUBT that Saddam Who's Sane actually
USED WMD's MANY TIMES !!!! But you NEVER hear
that mentioned on ANY news or talk outlet, do ya ???
Isn’t President Bush suppose to give a big speech tonight or tomorrow to coincide with Petreaus’s testimony? Woonder if this news will be on the agenda?
I dunno. Interesting.
We shall see! :^D
See, this is the distinction that the liberals and the MSM refuse to draw, even though they’re smart enough to know better. They scream about “Saddam had no WMDs.” And he really didn’t, not that we’ve found, except for some ancient chemical shells dating back from before the first Gulf War.
But what he DID have were what got shipped out of the country—THE MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS. “Missile components, reactor vessels, and fermenters,” from your article. The stuff that you set up and use to CREATE the WMDs.
The media and the Democrats have deliberately misled us about this. They can truthfully say “Saddam had no WMDs,” but what they never follow up with is that they could also truthfully say, “but given a fairly short period of time, he could have started producing them.” Maybe not nukes, but biological and chemical weapons for sure. He had empty chemical howitzer shells, and chem agents aren’t exactly high-tech to produce. If some moron in a motel room in Las Vegas can damn near kill himself with some ricin, you don’t think a government flush with billions of dollars in illegal UN Oil-For-Food kickbacks couldn’t produce enough ricin to be dangerous?
“In 2004, the police in Jordan seized 20 tons of chemical weapons coming over the border from Syria.”
This news would not have helped in the eternal quest to get John KErry elected president, so it was UTTERLY IGNORED by the US Media, and down the memory hole it went.
Now, it’s “Old News”, and is “meaningless”...
This is the main reason I am incredulous when I hear, "There were no WMD".
It’s useful now.
Wow! This could be a big deal if we can confirm.
There’s another issue: the CIA itself.
If you were an Israeli, and knew the whole story, the last outfit in the world you would want to share the information with would be the CIA. They have been at war with the Administration and have a reputation for leaking to the Press.
I would not be surprised if CIA were completely frozen out of the whole Syrian operation at Israeli insistence.
“How such an important event could have remained hidden for so long is a mystery to me.”
If you stop and begin to slowly think through and look back at what has occured, it begins to become clear that there is a lot of stuff going on with Russia and the help they gave to Iraq and Hussein. Very little of this has become public.
There is NO DOUBT that Iraq moved a great deal of WMD material to Syria. WHY DID PRESIDENT BUSH NOT PUBLICLY PURSUE THIS?
Think about it. He was being crucified in the media. WOrld opinion was rapidly turning against us. Why not expose this and garner some good publicity?
There HAD to be other factors at play. The biggest thing I can think of is Russia and their involvement.
Maybe you’re right. The CIA has had a history of selective leaking. I know this for sure.
This nation continues to trust Russia at our peril, IMO.
FNC hasn’t taken any interest in this story.
Exact numbers of RJs are classified but I’ve worked on most of them.
The RJ was a creature of comfort compared to the EC-130 Compass Call.
But I’d sure like that in-flight service we were supposed to have. All we had were Ravens.
Have you read Kenneth Timmerman’s new book :’Shadow Warriors’? If not, please put it on your must read list!
Did you see this?
No and thanks for the ping. Have to ping Gunther.
Syria has its own chemical weapons production facilites. It has had them for years.
Yes, and there are still WMD’s in Iraq. That mass murderer couldn’t let all of ‘em leave Iraq.
One of the most frustrating things about President Bush, is that he has proven to be a very ineffective communicator, in the White House. This is particularly bothersome, because the Preseident can employ a team of expert communicators to do most of it for him, and the best he was able to do was employ Tony Snow.
The Missing WMDs is certainly a mystery.
I think the American public are tired of the “Bush Lied, People Died” garbage.
Time to put a new record on!
Our military did have survellince
over Iraq 24/7. I’m sure they know more about what happen to the WMDs but currently keeping quiet.
I think the Bush Administration kept quite about the WMD because of real security concerns. If I remember right many Iraqi scientist were assassinated when they started to talk to Dr. Kay. The ISG team were nearly assissinated too. The ISG never really completed their job because of the insurgency.
Another factor, ISG are all civilians. They had to wait for the military to make things secure. They were not able to defend themselves.
ISG were late coming into the scene.
Could it be possible 75th Exploitation Task Force got there first and moved the WMDs out of harms way?
Remember the stink by the left over the unguarded uranium stockpiles?
Our military did airlift two tons of the stuff out of Iraq. What else did they airlifted out?
Could the British found the WMDs and moved them...how about the Polish? Didn’t the Polish sent a special division specializing in CW?
I also thought it would be better for the Coalition Forces to say they couldn’t find the WMD. This would prevent AQI from using them and to give Bush creditability.
Just a thought.
Putting it on my reading list.....thanks .
I recall it was this week?