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Exclusive: State Department quietly warning region on Syrian WMDs
FP ^ | February 24, 2012 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 02/24/2012 1:10:15 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron

The State Department has begun coordinating with Syria's neighbors to prepare for the handling of President Bashar al-Assad's extensive WMD assets if and when his regime collapses, The Cable has learned.

This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable. For concerned parties both inside and outside the U.S. government, the demarche signifies that the United States is increasingly developing plans to deal with the dangers of a post-Assad Syria -- while simultaneously highlighting the lack of planning for how to directly bring about Assad's downfall.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: akashat; iraq; saddam; syria; ukashat; wmds
Anyone here remember the satalite photos of Sadam's elite security force escorting the convoys to and across the Syrian border right befor the war?

Remember the first criticism of Bush was that he let Sadam move his weapons into Syria before the Bush lied meme came about?

Or did I just dream that part?

1 posted on 02/24/2012 1:10:23 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron
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To: Las Vegas Ron

If they find warehouse of WMD’s with “Made in Iraq” printed on them I’ll bet it will never be uttered in the MSM.

Rule #1 - Never give Bush credit for being right.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 1:13:12 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Nope. That indeed occurred.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 1:13:32 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You mean they have to be moved AGAIN?

Where to this time, Egypt?


4 posted on 02/24/2012 1:13:45 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

This whole episode has a “through the looking glass” feel.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 1:13:57 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

couple your post with 500+ lbs of fissionable material that was found in Iraq (which the Canadians recently took custody of)and the case for war was more than made.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 1:15:37 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Anyone here remember the satalite photos of Sadam's elite security force escorting the convoys to and across the Syrian border right befor the war? Remember the first criticism of Bush was that he let Sadam move his weapons into Syria before the Bush lied meme came about? Or did I just dream that part?

Was that when Saddam's Russian advisers were fleeing Iraq?

7 posted on 02/24/2012 1:17:17 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: WayneS
Where to this time, Egypt?

No worries, Hillary is on it....


8 posted on 02/24/2012 1:17:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Or did I just dream that part?

No you lied, to yourself. Every right thinking American knows that the whole thing was cooked up by Cheney to increase Haliburton profits. No one, I repeat NO ONE in the mid east has any weapons of mass destruction. Anyone who says otherwise is a racist.

actually I remember it exactly as you do

9 posted on 02/24/2012 1:18:59 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: Just mythoughts
Was that when Saddam's Russian advisers were fleeing Iraq?

Yeah, along with David Rockefeller.

10 posted on 02/24/2012 1:19:48 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Just mythoughts

Ooops, meant JAY Rockefeller:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1521893/posts


11 posted on 02/24/2012 1:22:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Either way, Syria had gas weapons, I do believe, long before that.

They have always been a problem. Lotsa SCUDs and launchers.

I was posting links on it (elsewhere) back in 1997 and 1998.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 1:24:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Anthrax vaccinations were not initially required for civilians deployed to Iraq. That changed after a couple of contract employees with the captured enemy munitions disposal teams died from an unknown upper respiratory illness.

Open source.

13 posted on 02/24/2012 1:26:35 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she supported more sanctions on the Assad regime but she declined to endorse any direct help to the Syrian opposition without the consent of the Syrian government, saying only, "We all need to look hard at what more we can do."

And why is Hillary stone-walling in not helping the opposition?

If Syria falls and WMD becomes the story, it will follow that the origins of the WMD (from Iraq) will come out. Then the old mantra of "Bush lied" decimates the whole DNC platform on the Iraq War.

What are Obama/Hillary to do?

14 posted on 02/24/2012 1:29:56 PM PST by what's up
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To: cardinal4
I think that was 500 tons

Not pounds.

And Joe Wilson was telling the truth when he said Sadam never had interest in buying yellow cake in/from Nigeria.....Bush and British Intelligence lied about it.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 1:30:08 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Drill Thrawl
actually I remember it exactly as you do

Do you remember truck convoys scurrying out the back gate while UN inspectors were being stalled at the front entrance? There was a fast shuffle game of three-card Monte going on until we got troops to the Syrian/Iraqi border. After a short presence I remember them being called back for reasons unstated.

Regards,
GtG

16 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:13 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thanks for the link down memory lane... I knew things were going to get BAD, but, it sure is strange to watch it all unfold.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:58 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

The Iraqis themselves told us they spirited them out in ambulances and school buses.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 1:33:10 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It looks like Hitlery is wearing her Chairman Mao finest in that pic.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 1:35:14 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: what's up
What are Obama/Hillary to do?

My guess is they will rely on their comrades in the LSM to never let the story see the light of day.

It is fun in a perverse way to watch them twist to cover all of their deceit though.

The only reason I say perverse is because the stakes are so high, other wise it would be just plain hilarious to watch them implode.

20 posted on 02/24/2012 1:35:44 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: txhurl
All lies fed to us by Chimpy McBush Hitler.

/s

21 posted on 02/24/2012 1:37:11 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: F15Eagle

It us really looking more and more like all out war in the ME this year, probably by Summer.

Thank God we have a capable POTUS!


22 posted on 02/24/2012 1:39:59 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
My guess is they will rely on their comrades in the LSM

I suspect they are already doing conferencing-calls with the LSM heads to get their stories straight for when the Syria WMDs become a story.

No doubt the toppling of Assad will be postponed until they feel confident their strategy is fixed.

23 posted on 02/24/2012 1:42:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: Drill Thrawl
It looks like Hitlery is wearing her Chairman Mao finest in that pic.

Heh, that was my first thought too....after I took my eyes off of her fugly mug!

24 posted on 02/24/2012 1:42:51 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

That’s sure what the gas prices are trying to tell us... and the killing of an American journalist.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 1:43:34 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Ukashat

Ref.: (in part): Mining Annual Review(1985):469. A phosphate mine producing about 1 million tons/year. Started 1982.
420 km West of Baghdad on the border with Syria. Also the main uranium mine of Iraq, associated with the Al-Qaim plant.

“Akashat / Ukashat”
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iraq/akashat.htm,/p

Second Message to Nizar Nayuf “Dear Nizar. I have sent you another chart of the positions which tells where the weapons which were sent from Iraq into Syria, are hidden. Because the preceding chart that I sent you earlier is not clear. Until now, the authorities in Syria did not worry of what was being published by the Dutch television news about this subject. New information: The weapons were evacuated by the means of ambulances. Mohammed Mansoura also took part in the operation. There are other serious, detailed pieces of information concerning the money of Saddam being moved into Syria and into Lebanon and those who took part in moving it – Syrians and Lebanese.Also there are more details about the assassination of the General Moustapha Tajer which took place last summer.

Take care of yourself.

Damascus, January 7, 2004.”

http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/the-syria-wmd-conspiracy/


26 posted on 02/24/2012 1:45:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Uggghhhh....

Hellry keeps getting hit with an ugly stick on a regular basis.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

As I read your post, I took out my checkbook to help pay, in some small way, for your therapy.
The last line caused me to smile, so I tore up the check. I’m glad it wasn’t needed.
I asked an ANTI-Busher about this, and in answer got nothing but an indignant dirty look.


28 posted on 02/24/2012 1:47:36 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Operation Sarindar
http://www.victoryinstitute.net/blogs/utb/2007/08/operation-sarindar/


29 posted on 02/24/2012 1:47:36 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Matthew 24:7
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Mark 13:8
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

Luke 21:10
Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=nation%20rise&version1=9&searchtype=all&wholewordsonly=yes


30 posted on 02/24/2012 1:49:47 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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Related: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2445214/posts


31 posted on 02/24/2012 1:50:34 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Thank for the info CB, good stuff!


32 posted on 02/24/2012 1:55:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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Link after link. Some now broken. Some refer to FR: http://newsbusters.org/node/8668


33 posted on 02/24/2012 1:58:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You are exactly right and Iraqi general George Sada says the same thing. Sada was Hussein’s air force general during the first Gulf War.

I’ve read his book, “Sadam’s Secrets”, and heard him speak after a church service.

It is fascinating reading. He says Hussein trusted him because he was s Christian and wouldn’t BS him. Hussein’s kitchen staff was also Christian to protect him from subversives who would try to poison him.

The Syrian transfer is all here:

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/iraqs-wmd-secreted-in-syria-sada-says/26514/


34 posted on 02/24/2012 1:59:23 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: F15Eagle

I wonder if we’re indeed at the time indicated in those passages?

The pieces are all in place so it sure looks and feels like it ;(


35 posted on 02/24/2012 1:59:28 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

What will be real fun is watching the Anti-Booooshies try to explain why Syria had all of these Iraqi WMDs.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 2:00:42 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: A'elian' nation
Thanks for the link, I'll have to catch up on that later. If we could ever get the truth out of what has really occured in the last ten years, hell fifty years, the demonrat party would become a bad memory of the past. Now I guess I really am dreaming....sigh...
37 posted on 02/24/2012 2:05:01 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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“RM: Do you have any other information, such as testimony or hard evidence that indicates Iraq possessed WMD?

DG: Congressmen Curt Weldon and Pete Hoekstra know about the sites but will not speak about it because I stopped them from conducting the WMD searches for their own goals. The CIA knows but has their own political agendas. The DIA agents are very good and know WMD are at the sites I identified. Other U.S. intelligence officers have told me that they also are aware, but once they talked with me they received calls from Congressman Weldon’s office to keep quiet. My proof is my past credibility and my intelligence reports that are at AFOSI HQ at Andrews AFB in Maryland.”

http://www.worldthreats.com/?p=20


38 posted on 02/24/2012 2:05:34 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
that's a joke

those countries know far more about the Iraq/Syrian WMD’s weaponry than Obama/Clinton. What the administration knows probably came from Israel and several ME countries.

39 posted on 02/24/2012 2:12:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The Antichrist must arise first and make a peace deal with Israel and the world. It will seem to work.

At first.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 2:14:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: A'elian' nation

Hussein’s kitchen staff was also Christian to protect him from subversives who would try to poison him.


Well, that’s interesting. Christian Iraqis, you think?


41 posted on 02/24/2012 2:24:49 PM PST by txhurl
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To: combat_boots

DG: Congressmen Curt Weldon and Pete Hoekstra know about the sites but will not speak about it because I stopped them from conducting the WMD searches for their own goals.


They made Weldon the fall guy for Able Danger and Hoekstra was one of two in congress W notified about 9/6/2007.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 2:32:46 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Bush is the one who said there were no WDM in Iraq. He is the one who enhanced and affirmed the Left’s “liar” chant.

We saw what was said to be convoys of trucks going into Syria from Iraq leading up to the war and we were urged to assume Iraq were moving WDM over there. Russian military was involved, if the reports were true.

I imagine Syria has it’s own supply of WMD and maybe added Iraq’s. We don’t know. Bush was a pitiful communicator. Which is why we should not listen to Jeb as he tells everyone to shut up.


43 posted on 02/24/2012 6:04:51 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Yeah, I remember.

I’ll never understand why he did that though.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

..................Remember the first criticism of Bush was that he let Sadam move his weapons into Syria.................

Remember the night photo’s that Coleen Powell presented to the UN that showed convoys of trucks heading east into Syria.

The UN forgot, and he forgot, and then allowed Bush to hang tough all by himself, when no WMD’s were found in Iraq after six months of dicking around about Iraq before taking them out!


45 posted on 02/24/2012 7:54:05 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It was a dream we all had.

And I guess we’re going to have a sequel.


46 posted on 02/24/2012 10:21:54 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Las Vegas Ron.
...prepare for the handling of President Bashar al-Assad's extensive WMD assets if and when his regime collapses...

47 posted on 02/25/2012 12:03:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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