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Iraqi WMD Mystery Solved
FrontPageMagazine ^ | By Jamie Glazov

Posted on 07/02/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT by Strategy

It has been confirmed across the board that 18-wheelers were seen going into Syria before the war, crossing the border soon after Iraqi intelligence replaced the border guards and cleared nearby areas for their passage. There are also eyewitness reports of the trucks going into Syria, and eyewitness reports of their burial in Lebanon.

The trucks with the weapons were tracked to three locations in Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, currently controlled by the Syrians, Iranians, and Hezbollah. Sources I've spoken with that have seen satellite photos of the movements confirm that the WMD in Syria are at military bases, while the ones in Lebanon are buried. A fourth site in Syria, the al-Safir WMD and missile site, should also be looked at. From spring to summer 2002, there was a lot of construction here involving the expansion of underground complexes.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; War on Terror
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1 posted on 07/02/2009 9:10:32 AM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Can you say “Bekaa Valley”? I knew you could.


2 posted on 07/02/2009 9:11:02 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Strategy

nonsense


3 posted on 07/02/2009 9:13:22 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: Strategy

This article is over 3 years old.


4 posted on 07/02/2009 9:13:50 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Strategy
From my files:

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ADMITS -- SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS DEVELOPING NUCLEAR BOMB

Saddam's Terror Links (He Had Links to al Qaeda)

On June 9th [2004], the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission briefed the Security Council about the export of Iraqi WMD, missile and nuclear components shipped out of Iraq before, during and after the invasion. As reported by MENL news service, UNMOVIC acting executive chairman Demetrius Perricos told the Council, "The removal of these materials from Iraq raises concerns with regard to proliferation risks," and said inspectors found Iraqi WMD and missile components shipped abroad that still contained UN inspection tags.

The World Tribune reported on Perricos's briefing. "He said the Iraqi facilities were dismantled and sent both to Europe and around the Middle East at the rate of about 1,000 tons of metal a month... The Baghdad missile site contained a range of WMD and dual-use components, UN officials said. They included missile components, reactor vessel and fermenters ... required for the production of chemical and biological warheads. 'It raises the question of what happened to the dual-use equipment, where is it now and what is it being used for,' Perricos's spokesman, said. 'You can make all kinds of pharmaceutical and medicinal products with a fermenter. You can also use it to breed anthrax.'"

Source

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, said vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to the arms programs were shipped to Syria."

Source

"Last month Moshe Yaalon, who was Israel's top general at the time, said Iraq transported WMD to Syria six weeks before Operation Iraqi Freedom began.

Last March, John A. Shaw, a former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said Russian Spetsnaz units moved WMD to Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

"While in Iraq I received information from several sources naming the exact Russian units, what they took and where they took both WMD materials and conventional explosives," Mr. Shaw told NewsMax reporter Charles Smith.

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong was deputy commander of Central Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September 2004, he told WABC radio that "I do know for a fact that some of those weapons went into Syria, Lebanon and Iran."

In January 2004, David Kay, the first head of the Iraq Survey Group which conducted the search for Saddam's WMD, told a British newspaper there was evidence unspecified materials had been moved to Syria from Iraq shortly before the war.

"We know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD program," Mr. Kay told the Sunday Telegraph.

Also that month, Nizar Nayuf, a Syrian journalist who defected to an undisclosed European country, told a Dutch newspaper he knew of three sites where Iraq's WMD was being kept. They were the town of al Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria; the Syrian air force base near the village of Tal Snan, and the city of Sjinsar on the border with Lebanon.

In an addendum to his final report last April, Charles Duelfer, who succeeded David Kay as head of the Iraq Survey Group, said he couldn't rule out a transfer of WMD from Iraq to Syria.

"There was evidence of a discussion of possible WMD collaboration initiated by a Syrian security officer, and ISG received information about movement of material out of Iraq, including the possibility that WMD was involved. In the judgment of the working group, these reports were sufficiently credible to merit further investigation," Mr. Duelfer said."

Source

"The short answer to the question of where the WMD Saddam bought from the Russians went was that they went to Syria and Lebanon," former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw told an audience Saturday at a privately sponsored "Intelligence Summit" in Alexandria, Va. (www.intelligencesummit.org).

Source

"We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons," he said. "But we know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD programme. Precisely what went to Syria, and what has happened to it, is a major issue that needs to be resolved."

Source

"Two days before the war, on March 17th, we saw through multiple intelligence channels - both human intelligence and techinical (satellite,eavesdrop) intelligence - large caravans of people and things, including some of the top 55 Iraqis, going to Syria."

Source

See also: What Charles Duelfer Missed

5 posted on 07/02/2009 9:13:56 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Strategy

‘satellite photos of the movements confirm that the WMD in Syria are at military bases,’

Lol. That’s what got us in the mess. If you don’t have Humint on the ground then all you will have is pictures.

The photos don’t confirm anything.


6 posted on 07/02/2009 9:13:58 AM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: Lurker

I fully expect to see Communist News Newtwork, MSLSD, All Barack Channel, See B.S. and Nothing But Cowards cover this. Oh wait, the Michael Jackson coverage is just WAY too important for this!


7 posted on 07/02/2009 9:14:26 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: jstassis

And you know this is nonsense how?


8 posted on 07/02/2009 9:15:40 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Strategy

It’s time that President Bush stand up and tell what really happened. This WMD was a hoax mantra from the Left is getting to be moldy puke.


9 posted on 07/02/2009 9:17:21 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Robert DeLong

And you know this is not nonsense - how? The kid that wrote it is 16.

The war was all about protecting the Saudis - deal with it - we are backing the wrong horse as usual.

Uncle Sam goes in cycles - fights wars abroad and then fights Americans. Guess what phase we are in..


10 posted on 07/02/2009 9:18:13 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: Strategy
Nope, Bush lied. There can be no other alternative.

After all, Saddam's WMDs were not neatly labeled and stacked like cord wood at the Gates of Baghdad upon the arrival of the ass-kicking US military.

I believe that is the ONLY scenario, under which the presence of WMDs would have been accepted by the international and domestic anti-American Left.

11 posted on 07/02/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Strategy

The reality of WMD will be shown when they are used in Israel or the USA.


12 posted on 07/02/2009 9:19:59 AM PDT by RonboTex (Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!)
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To: EyeGuy

I only wish Bush hadn’t put so much behind the WMD claim and just said “Saddam needs to go.” Bush attempted to use the outstanding UN resolutions as justification. That was a mistake because the UN is a joke.

After 911, any UN oversight was instantly void in my opinion.


13 posted on 07/02/2009 9:21:26 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Strategy

mark


14 posted on 07/02/2009 9:22:42 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

mark, mark.....


15 posted on 07/02/2009 9:26:07 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Strategy

Why would you post an article that is from 2006?


16 posted on 07/02/2009 9:32:21 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Strategy
Excellent thread! Thanks for posting.
17 posted on 07/02/2009 9:33:25 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Strategy
Pre-war quotes from "lying" House and Senate democrats...

"In 1998, the United States also changed its underlying policy toward Iraq from containment to regime change and began to examine options to effect such a change, including support for Iraqi opposition leaders within the country and abroad.

In the 4 years since the inspectors, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001."

"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. Hillary Clinton

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10288&position=all
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John Kerry:I agree completely with this Administration’s goal of a regime change in Iraq – Saddam Hussein is a renegade and outlaw who turned his back on the tough conditions of his surrender put in place by the United Nations in 1991.” (July 2002)
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John Kerry: “I believe the record of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless, reckless breach of international values and standards of behavior is cause enough for the world community to hold him accountable by use of force if necessary.”
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"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
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"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
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John Kerry on the floor of the Senate
October 2002:

"With respect to Saddam Hussein and the threat he presents, we must ask ourselves a simple question:

Why?

Why is Saddam Hussein pursuing weapons that most nations have agreed to limit or give up?

Why is Saddam Hussein guilty of breaking his own cease-fire agreement with the international community?

Why is Saddam Hussein attempting to develop nuclear weapons when most nations don't even try, and responsible nations that have them attempt to limit their potential for disaster?

Why did Saddam Hussein threaten and provoke?

Why does he develop missiles that exceed allowable limits?

Why did Saddam Hussein lie and deceive the inspection teams previously?

Why did Saddam Hussein not account for all of the weapons of mass destruction which UNSCOM identified?

Why is he seeking to develop unmanned airborne vehicles for delivery of biological agents?

Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), October 9, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10171&position=all
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“The Joint Chiefs should provide Congress with casualty estimates for a war in Iraq as they have done in advance of every past conflict. These estimates should consider Saddam's possible use of chemical or biological weapons against our troops.

Unlike the gulf war, many experts believe Saddam would resort to chemical and biological weapons against our troops in a desperate -attempt to save his regime if he believes he and his regime are ultimately threatened.”
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) Oct. 8, 2002
Congressional Record - Sen. Ted Kennedy

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=S10090&dbname=2002_record
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John Kerry: “I would disagree with John McCain that it's the actual weapons of mass destruction he may use against us, it's what he may do in another invasion of Kuwait or in a miscalculation about the Kurds or a miscalculation about Iran or particularly Israel. Those are the things that--that I think present the greatest danger. He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. It's the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat." (October 2002)
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John Kerry: “If You Don’t Believe . . . Saddam Hussein is a threat with nuclear weapons, then you shouldn’t vote for me.” (January 2003)
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John Kerry: Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator who must be disarmed. (March 2003)
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"Saddam Hussein's regime represents a grave threat to America and our allies, including our vital ally, Israel. For more than two decades, Saddam Hussein has sought weapons of mass destruction through every available means. We know that he has chemical and biological weapons. He has already used them against his neighbors and his own people, and is trying to build more. We know that he is doing everything he can to build nuclear weapons, and we know that each day he gets closer to achieving that goal."..."Iraq has continued to seek nuclear weapons and develop its arsenal in defiance of the collective will of the international community, as expressed through the United Nations Security Council. It is violating the terms of the 1991 cease-fire that ended the Gulf war and as many as 16 Security Council resolutions, including 11 resolutions concerning Iraq’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction." –
Sen. John Edwards, October 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John Edwards

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10325&position=all
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"There is no doubt that since that time Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies." –
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, December 5, 2001
http://usinfo.org/wf-archive/2001/011207/epf510.htm
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"We should be hell bent on getting those weapons of mass destruction, hell bent on having a credible approach to them, but we should try to do it in a way which keeps the world together and that achieves our goal which is removing the... defanging Saddam.." -
Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Dec. 9, 2002
Online with Jim Lehrer – Public Broadcasting Service

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec02/iraq_12-10.html
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"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
____________________________________________________

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." -
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
Transcript of Gore’s speech, printed in USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-23-gore-text_x.htm
____________________________________________________

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." -
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
U.S. Senate - Ted Kennedy

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." -
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
Congressional Record – Robert Byrd

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S9874&position=all
____________________________________________________

"When I vote to give the President of the United States the authority to use force, if necessary, to disarm Saddam Hussein, it is because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a threat, and a grave threat, to our security and that of our allies in the Persian Gulf region. I will vote yes because I believe it is the best way to hold Saddam Hussein accountable." -
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9,2002
Congressional Record – Sen. John F. Kerry

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2002_record&page=S10174&position=all
____________________________________________________

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years .. We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."-
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
Congressional Record –Sen. Jay Rockefeller

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"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do" –
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
Congressional Record – Rep. Henry Waxman

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MY SOURCE FOR ALL OF THESE QUOTES:
http://www.americandaily.com/article/4694

18 posted on 07/02/2009 9:33:42 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Robert DeLong

Of course Iraq had WMD!

Did they not use chemical weapons on the Kurds and the Iranians?


19 posted on 07/02/2009 9:34:02 AM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
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To: Strategy
Georges Sada wrote a book “Saddam's Secrets” told of this and other stuff. They flew out drums of “yellow cake” to Syria on planes that had been stripped for the purpose. They were supposed to be humanitarian flights.
20 posted on 07/02/2009 9:34:45 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Strategy

People are still looking for those mythical WMDs. Face it folks. It was only a pretext.


21 posted on 07/02/2009 9:35:08 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: ravingnutter

bkmk


22 posted on 07/02/2009 9:35:43 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: Strategy

This was reported as hard news years ago when it actually happened. The WMD’s were moved to Syria via semi-truck.The Soros/Obama marxist progressives and THEIR media said a lie often enough about NO WMD’s that it was believed.


23 posted on 07/02/2009 9:45:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Captain Kirk

Bingo.

Has an Iraqi ever raped me?

Uncle Sam has, to the tune of $15 trillion dollars.

I’m no lefty, bomb away for all I care. But we have plenty of problems at home.

The #1 Problem - American businesses can’t compete, and havn’t for a long time. They use their government puppets to do their dirty work. Can’t afford pensions - the make the government give us 401Ks and leaves us dangling to the stock market vultures. Can’t afford health care - its happening again - Obama the salesman - offload it to the taxpayers.


24 posted on 07/02/2009 9:46:18 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: Strategy



Translation:

Topic: We have information about the location of the weapons of mass destruction.

On the tenth of Muharram [first month of Islamic calendar], prior to the invasion of Iraq, 50 Iraqi trucks entered Syria as convoys. I met some of the drivers; they didn't know what they were carrying in the trucks

The loads came from an unknown place in Baghdad. Iraqi intelligence was escorting them. During their trip, the truck drivers were stopped and asked frequently by the intelligence officers about whether or not they knew what they were carrying. The drivers said they didn't know, and the intelligence officers thanked them.

Upon their arrival to the Dayr al-Azur region, the drivers were ordered to get out of their vehicles. The Syrian intelligence officials got into the trucks and drove them to a large barracks for unloading. The Iraqi drivers got their trucks back and $200 as a reward.

The drivers told me it was their second time bringing such secret shipments, and that the first time was on the first of Muharram.

I have a friend in Syria working at a Syrian company. He owns half the company and the other half belongs to a Syrian businessman. This Iraqi person is a former counselor at Iraqi embassies and has strong connections with the Iraqi embassy in Syria. He knows all the Iraqi intelligence officers there, and he does not know that I am working with the Iraqi opposition in Syria.

I used to visit him daily during that period and listen to important news. When the trucks arrived in Syria I visited him and told him that Iraqi weapons had entered Syria. He said "who told you this?" I said I had my own sources. He said not to tell anyone about it because they really had entered.
25 posted on 07/02/2009 9:52:34 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Strategy

An article from 3 years ago, written by a 19 year old talking of “Eyewitness reports” and “Sources I’ve spoken with”... Uh-huhhhhh.


26 posted on 07/02/2009 9:55:02 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: G8 Diplomat

Some intern at the CIA wrote that. I’ve watched enough 24 to know.

Hasn’t anyone on freerepublic had enough with the left-right propoganda crap? Isn’t our government corrupt and unaccountable?


27 posted on 07/02/2009 9:56:12 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: jstassis

I’ve watched enough 24 to know.

Oh, so you get all your "information" from TV shows? FReepers on this thread offer documents, quotes, and historical fact (use on the Kurds and Iranians) of WMDs, and your only piece of evidence is that we shouldn't believe the article because the kid who wrote it as 16? LOL. You're ridiculous.

Just because you're 16 doesn't mean you're a clueless moron. Funny you should accuse everyone else of leftwing propaganda, because you're the one spurting it. It's the liberals who've been crying that the WMDs are a myth.
28 posted on 07/02/2009 9:59:50 AM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Strategy

Bush was right


29 posted on 07/02/2009 10:00:31 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: Strategy

Man, I was saying five years ago that they had spirited their WMD to Syria. I hate it when I’m right about stuff like this.


30 posted on 07/02/2009 10:02:34 AM PDT by redhead (Obama: Lame Duck in 2010. Check out the Half-baked Sourdough! (shameless blog plug!))
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To: jstassis

Obama hasn’t yet begun to fight Americans.


31 posted on 07/02/2009 10:03:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: Captain Kirk

How about the tons of yellowcake. How about the over 500 warheads discovered. How about the chemical weapons used on the Kurds.

I think the rest of the story is yet to be told. I think we have some RonPaulbots people in this thread.


32 posted on 07/02/2009 10:05:50 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: EdnaMode

FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, March 02, 2006

Perhaps the age of the story, as copied from the linked article, might explain why none of the outlets will cover it today. They already did 3 years ago.


33 posted on 07/02/2009 10:08:20 AM PDT by dmz
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To: G8 Diplomat

Btw, regarding...
I’ve watched enough 24 to know.
That was sarcasm. Sorry, didn’t tag it.

I may not know much about anything, but I have been watching my government carefully. WMDs may or may not be a myth, it doesn’t really matter. Big money drives our government and all our wars.

Here’s another thing I know - our bickering doesn’t matter. Our government will do whatever it wants, when it wants, regardless of public opinion.

There is more rule of law to govern my personal behavior than that of our government. The government makes it up as it goes along.

Everyone on freerepublic should be concerned.


34 posted on 07/02/2009 10:08:35 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: wastedyears

I’m waiting for Obama’s Waco moment. Are the Tea Protesters going to get it? Look out, when Uncle Sam strikes, it will make Mullah’s of Iran blush...


35 posted on 07/02/2009 10:14:10 AM PDT by jstassis
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To: Strategy; stephenjohnbanker; river rat; TigerLikesRooster; M. Espinola; combat_boots; FromLori; ...
This is old news. Except that the Alphabet Networks dropped the football and failed to report the truth. GWB failed to get the message out to Americans. He failed miserably to discuss WMD. I said on FR back in 2006 that Bush's failure to get the truth out would destroy the GOP. What happened? The nation loses Big time. We now have Obama for four years.

Bush made a fool of himself laughing and joking about these weapons -- as seen in dozens of YouTube videos - ('They must be here somewhere' - He laughs)

I have been on top of the smuggled WMD since early 2004. Check my freeper page if you doubt me . . .

What Happened to Saddam's WMD ___? News Reports About Iraq and Al Qaeda___?

Hundreds of News Reports Here

36 posted on 07/02/2009 10:16:54 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: ex-Texan

Thanks great info I will bookmark it!


37 posted on 07/02/2009 10:18:38 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Captain Kirk
Well then, how is that we took 550 tons of yellow cake uranium out of Iraq? Did we plant it there just for show? Hell, do an internet search; MSNBC, even Al Jazeera reported it; sent to Canada for storage,processing.
38 posted on 07/02/2009 10:22:43 AM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: Zman

Too bad President Bush didn’t think it was important enough to talk about in his speeches.


39 posted on 07/02/2009 10:24:47 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

No disagreement on that.


40 posted on 07/02/2009 10:29:36 AM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: ex-Texan

Placemarker


41 posted on 07/02/2009 10:31:10 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: EyeGuy

Get real....most likely the left would say it was a
“photo-op” falsely made by the military to justify an
unjust war...the leftists are such brainwashed folk they
couldn’t make a correct judgment an anything if the judgement
would invalidate their beliefs....


42 posted on 07/02/2009 10:33:59 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: EyeGuy

There are scientists who say that Saddam was SEEKING WMD but they say that they subverted his plans and saw that fruitful production did not occur.

Doesn’t matter.

He was akin to a felon out on parole attempting to buy a firearm. The attempt is in violation of his parole. Saddam was in violation of the original peace agreement from Gulf War I.


43 posted on 07/02/2009 10:45:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Strategy

I’ve always harbored a suspicion the WMDs surrendered by Libya originated in Iraq.


44 posted on 07/02/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: ex-Texan

Early on, I heard a woman calling from Iraq on CNBC when Baghdad fell. She said she witnessed documments that confirmed WMD in Iraq being handed to CNN by Iraqi military.

This is circumstantial, but the Libyans gave up their program and somehow Syria had a nuke plant blown to smitherines and then covered everything up like it had never existed.

It’s not a stretch for me to believe Saddam sent his raw materials/enriched, fissionable materials to another Ba’athist country. It’s also not a stretch for me to believe that because for 8+ years the US heard nothing but hate for W and conservatives—nearly a decade—there are people who do not think otherwise because they have never heard counterarguments, especially from what we now know is in fact enemedia. I also happen to believe that producing proof might have endangered who knows what operations and field personnel.

At least there are tens of thousands of trained military personnel now with battlefield experience. Bless those in Afg-Pak in the fight now, and may business be very, very good.


45 posted on 07/02/2009 11:05:01 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: Strategy

Strictly a WHAT IF post ...

WHAT IF ...

We actually found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq ... What if we did not want the world to know the entire truth ...

What if the weapons found were the original spores to bio weapons or precursor chemicals to chemical weapons BUT were all items WE (the WEST) gave Saddam.

What if Saddam sent some small pieces of the program across the borders which we did not grab ... but we grabbed other stuff under the radar?

Just asking ...

We’d never know the truth.

If we are to believe our intelligence agencies were so far off there was no WMD, who’s to say that any of this isn’t an elaborate conspiracy.

To often we fault our intelligence capabilities ... I for once WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE they are way smarter than we give them credit for.

It’s probably wishful thinking.

Then again, they do say if there is a successful intelligence operation; you never hear about it. Only operations which end in disaster are what is known to the public.

Who Really Knows the truth ...


46 posted on 07/02/2009 11:08:50 AM PDT by 08bil98z24
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To: Lurker

It’s been suggested to me most the gas and other WMD’s were sent to Syria. I’ve always surmised the WMD trail led to Syria but the proof is on the trail and if the trail is top secret it’s best to keep it that way. I’m willing to bet Israel has better hard evidence than we do...but I am not a gambler.


47 posted on 07/02/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT by Karliner (Things are more like they are now than they have ever been before. DDE)
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To: aragorn

pinging myself for later review


48 posted on 07/02/2009 11:47:23 AM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times.)
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To: ex-Texan

I thought this was all common knowledge on FR.


49 posted on 07/02/2009 12:23:31 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: jstassis
nonsense

Not felt to be nonsense in Israel. Remember the sudden bombing run from Israel into the facility in Lebanon a couple years ago, north of the capitol? They would not let reporters get within two miles, all photos were taken with high power telephotos. The skuttlebutt was that it was a never gas storage site. If reporters had gone to take pictures, they would have become part of the landscape.

Just a FYI

50 posted on 07/02/2009 2:17:01 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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