Skip to comments.Will Saddam’s WMDs Fall into the Hands of Al Qaeda?
Posted on 12/09/2012 6:05:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
December 9, 2012
by Daniel Greenfield
Probably one of the most despicable lies perpetrated by the Democratic Party was the claim that Saddam Hussein had no WMDs. It was a lie of political convenience by a party whose top politicians had asserted the exact opposite until it became more convenient for them to jump on a new bandwagon.
After all that there would be a certain historical irony if Saddam’s WMDs were indeed finally found, but by Islamist terrorists into whose hands they fell after almost a decade of liberal political malfeasance culminating in their irresponsible support for the Sunni side in the Syrian Civil War.
Let’s map what that would look like
1. The Democrats sabotaged the Iraq War by preventing any enforcement action against the Syrian origin of the suicide bombers and terror squads in the early days of the post-war period. Meanwhile Syrian WMDs had been smuggled into Syria.
2. The Democrats took power and then backed an Arab Spring that put Syria into the crosshairs of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, exposing the WMDs to those terrorists.
3. Either the terrorists get their hands on the WMDs, in which case the likelihood of them being used on the US or Israel is very high.
4. Alternatively Syria turns them over to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard which ships them to Iran.
But back to the story…
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.
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.
There were 56 flights disguised as a relief effort after a 2002 Syrian dam collapse.
There were also truck convoys into Syria. Sada’s comments came more than a month after Israel’s top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Moshe Yaalon, told the Sun that Saddam “transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria.”
Just to add to the general cheerful tidings, there are claims, unverified, that some WMDs were transferred to Hezbollah.
We all knew this...but the Low informed Voters have no clue..they only know an believe what they are told to know and believe.
Its so OREWELLIAN to be scary
Isn’t Syria getting ready to use them?
There were no WMD’s in Iraq. The MSM has told us over and over again.
Just a guess, but Assad is probably deciding on a reliable proxy.
How do we know they haven't already?
The big question — If it is true Sadaam’s weapons of mass destruction went to Syria, why did the Bush administration not level with the American people?
President Bush said it too.
I remember seeing him and Powell on TV saying there were WMD’s while everyone in media said there weren’t any, that it was just one of the excuses to invade. I should have put a </sarc at the end of my post.
It is going to take something like the Syria crisis to prove the Bush admin. was really on the level.
Obama will invade Syria, grab the WMD, then blame Bush for letting it out of Iraq.
Great question. My theory is that the Bush admin knew it was likely they went to Syria but could not prove it exclusively. They did not have sufficient political capital to claim something again that they could not fully prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. They just got burnt on the world stage by not finding them in Iraq. The nature of stuff like this makes it really difficult to nail down unless you capture the weapons
When one thinks of libya, one has to believe the groups that should not have the weapons are awash with these types of weapons. mb and every other terrorists group is best guess currently having access never imagined before, thanks to the new normal.
I said years and years ago that they were convoyed to Syria.
Why W didn’t pass this on to the citizenry is beyond me. Why he made a joke about the missing WMDs (looking under the lectern) is also beyond me.
And now they may be used.
I guess Obammie the Commie will have this fall miraculously in his lap so that he can walk away the hero after everyone else has done the deed for him.
Unconfirmed reports say that Assad let the genie out of the bottle today. As in used mustard gas. Speculative reports say Turks were killed. If true, then the SHTF in a Biblical way...