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Syria's Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam's Iraq
IBD Editorials ^ | July 19, 2012

Posted on 07/19/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by raptor22

War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.

King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida.

"One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he said.

The irony here is that the chemical weapons stockpile of Syrian thug Assad may in large part be the legacy of weapons moved from Hussein's Iraq into Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom.

If so, this may be the reason not much was found in the way of WMD by victorious U.S. forces in 2003.

In 2006, former Iraqi general Georges Sada, second in command of the Iraqi Air Force who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book, "Saddam's Secrets."

It details how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria in advance of the U.S.-led action to eliminate Hussein's WMD threat.

As Sada told the New York Sun, two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, and special Republican Guard units loaded the planes with chemical weapons materials.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; basharalassad; basharassad; chemicalweapons; georgessada; ibd; iraq; saddamhussein; syria; syriachemicalweapons; waronterror; wmd; wot

1 posted on 07/19/2012 6:26:54 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22
And the truth will finally come out regarding the “Bush lied, he said that Iraq had WMDs” liberal harangue. The sweet taste of vindication, I hope.
2 posted on 07/19/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by The FIGHTIN Illini (Choootem Lizabith Chooootem)
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To: raptor22

yep,


3 posted on 07/19/2012 6:32:47 PM PDT by aces
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To: raptor22

Some, maybe. Syria had chemical weapons and SCUD’s long before GW2.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT 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: raptor22
Does that mean that it's.....(drum roll please).....

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Bush's fault???

5 posted on 07/19/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Bush was right ping


6 posted on 07/19/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

It’s about time someone recognized this


7 posted on 07/19/2012 6:39:31 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June28 2012)
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To: raptor22

bfl


8 posted on 07/19/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: raptor22
It would be a source of bitter irony to have these weapons fall into al-Qaida’s possession after escaping Sadam’s.

I wouldn't count on liberals ever admitting that Sadam’s WMDs went to Syria. Being a liberal means being impervious to evidence.

9 posted on 07/19/2012 6:46:38 PM PDT by mojito
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To: raptor22
Probably a convoluted series of self-serving lies, mixed with a few half truths.

I continue to “credit” the various “reports”, pre -invasion, of Russian military escorts of equipment convoys into Syria.

Poor Putin!
He now has to hope either the Israelis in 2007, or at some point in the interim, the Dentist managed to destroy his entire secret stash...and that Assad brushed his teeth and flossed thoroughly before he fleeing Damascus.

After the reception Hillary recently received from the unpaid crowds of angry Syrian civilians, I sincerely doubt the rebel leaders are willing and/or capable of keeping such dangerous secrets, secret anymore.

10 posted on 07/19/2012 7:08:49 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: raptor22

All my liberal friends told me there were no WMDs.

I guess we’ll find out (sooner than anyone likes) if they were right....


11 posted on 07/19/2012 7:25:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce

The WMD were smuggled into Syria from Iraq and buried in the sand. There was one video report of a UN delegation driving up to a weapons facility and some poor Iraqi jumping into the vehicle with a notebook. He held his head down, but was talking in his language, which the UN people had never managed to learn.

They couldn’t get him out of the vehicle at first, but they manhandled him out of there and left him at the facility in Iraq which the UN people had inspected and found nothing.

My money says he was dead in a matter of minutes after the pale blue hats drove through the gate and his notebook was turned to ashes.

The WMD had been sought by the Taliban, but lo and behold, they already had some that were lifted prior to November 29, 1990 at a prominent Midwestern university. The research facility and teaching rooms had used a Section 18 to procure a chemical that was not licensed to decontaminate a high containment area from June of 1992 to 9-11-2001.

Due to the ineptness of the post office, the lack of security at the university and the general belief that these foreign students are just here to study, there was a package delivered to an innocent family. Two of the members contracted lesions that were not characteristic of a WMD, but of the WMD that were mailed after 9-11-2001.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: raptor22

About time this gets attention!!!! I hope every left-wing news media chokes on this news when it is proven (not that it already hasn’t been) but it would be nice to have photos of the stockpile with “made in Baghdad labels”. And I think we will in time.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 8:19:12 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: raptor22
The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.

George Bush's fault. :)

14 posted on 07/19/2012 8:33:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: raptor22
Everyone knew Iraq used chemical weapons versus Iran and the Kurds but Reagan and the next two presidents all saw no significant threat to the US from them. Thanks to Bush's blunder, chemical weapons are now on the verge of falling into the hands of a terrorist-oriented vehicle of militant Islam instead of in Saddam Hussein's hands providing a check to his Iranian enemies.

I wonder if Amadinejad ever feels like giving Bush a medal in reward for his valuable services in behalf of Iran.

15 posted on 07/19/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It never fails...


16 posted on 07/19/2012 10:12:31 PM PDT by rdb3 (We need Ward Cleaver for President. We already have Eddie Haskell. (ATB))
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To: raptor22

AND.... they belong to Russia. Iraq had not finished paying for them, and the Ruskies didn’t want ‘proof’ they had sold these to Iraq to exist, so they took them to Syria for safe storage when Iraq was overrun by ‘coalition’ troops. Several of us saw them doing it. A ‘diplomat’ in a convoy was stopped and the Russians made a real stink about.

NOW, they are no longer safe in Syria. Too much civil violence and unrest. Russia is moving them to a new ‘undisclosed’ location.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 11:56:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: raptor22

Check out my blog War News Flash for more on Terror threat to US. http://warnewsflash.blogspot.com/


18 posted on 07/20/2012 12:37:11 AM PDT by garjog
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To: Battle Axe
The WMD were smuggled into Syria from Iraq and buried in the sand.

No they weren't. They were taken to a very extensive, and heavily fortified, underground storage facility, specially made for biological and nuclear weapons. We watched them take convoys of trucks in. Some material was flown in on planes. The Russians wanted the stuff hidden safely, not thrown into the sand.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 12:47:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SueRae
About time this gets attention!!!! I hope every left-wing news media chokes on this news when it is proven (not that it already hasn’t been) but it would be nice to have photos of the stockpile with “made in Baghdad labels”

More like "made in Russia".

20 posted on 07/20/2012 12:49:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: The FIGHTIN Illini

>> And the truth will finally come out

The truth was always out there. Just too many dumb shits that are happy to follow the Leftwing media lies for the sake of convenience.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 1:11:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: raptor22

Actually the vast majority of Syria’s chemical stockpile came from the old Soviet Union in the late 60’s early 70’s. This is not to say that Saddam might not have shipped what few he had off to Syria but the Syrians have had gas bombs / rockets /artillery shells for better than 25 years.


22 posted on 07/20/2012 1:16:17 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: Battle Axe

Just to be clear, I disagreed with the part about being ‘buried’ in the sand. Although an underground bunker might be considered ‘buried in the sand’.

There was a convoy we shot at, and stopped. In one of the vehicles was a ‘diplomat’. Russian diplomat. After a few phone calls and radio messages, the Russian convoy was allowed to continue, and US forces were told to watch but not interfere.

You supplied some good information, but both our stories are just pieces of the puzzle. I think the real point to the story should be that someone is making sure these don’t end up in terrorist hands. Or that they didn’t.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 1:22:41 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

BUMP TO THE TOP!!!

Umpteenth threads on FR at the time about how Saddam’s WMD were transported into Syria. But of course our, oh so clever, MSM knew best. Crickets.....


24 posted on 07/20/2012 3:42:48 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Allegra

Ping!


25 posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:35 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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