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...
The big answer — If Russia was involved in the shipments as has been claimed, then that was probably a can of worms Bush preferred to leave unopened.
Of course not, the left said GW Bush et al were lying, there are no weapons.
Kinda sad when Syria having these things is the better option.
Now you're saying that those weapons of mass destruction that they didn't have are on the verge of falling into the hands of Israel's enemies?
Hmmmmmmm............, Bush was right after all huh? I wonder IF ANYONE IN THE MSM WILL STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND APOLOGIZE FOR LYING TO US ALL THESE YEARS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??
Nah, I didn't think so either.
Ping WMDs trace. Iraq to Syria to Hezbollah?
There were no WMDs according to the Dems. Buahahahahaha!
Now Asad is about to deploy them.
Many of us on FR said that the Russians whisked them out of Iraq to Syria prior to the invasion of Iraq. And now we see them yet again in Syria. Looks like the Russian trucking industry is not on the job as it was in Iraq years ago, knowing they have nothing to fear from Obamacrats.
Greenfield did this update a few minutes ago...
This is a real mess that just grows more volatile with each passing day. The Democrats own this, every death, every horrible event. They could have been patriots, but smearing Bush was more important to them at the time. This is the result of their treason.
Somehow I doubt Assad will be deploying chemical weapons, but I wouldn’t put it past the allah akbar crowd to kill civilians with anything they can get their hands on, they do want a NATO delivery like NATO gave Libya. It’s islam, it’s cunning and you can’t go far wrong if you think the worst. You’ve seen how the brave fighters who send rockets into Israel station themselves in suburban areas close to family homes - everyone that dies, including the women and children are martyrs for allah. They are all going to paradise!
Are you forgetting how ‘religious’ those freedom fighters are?
What we’re seeing is the result of Democrat treason from at least 2003 onward. Although much of it predates the arrival of Obama in Washington, his skirts are just as filthy. He bought the Party line and amplified it once he had the voice.
Those “reports” came from the “rebels” (AQ), who have their own supplies of chemical weapons because they attacked and seized a chlorine gas plant in Syria a week or so ago - and the plant was also a storage place for other chemical weapons that Saddam had shipped to Syria, so presumably they have a wide variety of chemical weapons. Probably many of them are now expired, but I’m sure there are a lot left that could do damage.
So it looks to me like the “rebels” are staging a chemical attack with their own recently acquired chemical weapons in order to give Obama a pretext for coming in and supporting AQ, once again.
Uh, was Cheney lying too? He also said there were no WMDs.
The Cheney Exit Interview, CBS, Feb 11 2009
Bob Schieffer: “We got a big part of it wrong,” Schieffer said. “There weren’t any weapons of mass destruction.”
Dick Cheney: “Correct. The original intelligence was wrong, no question about it. But there were parts of it that were right. It wasn’t 100 percent wrong. It was correct in saying he had the technology. It was correct in saying he still had the people who knew how to build weapons of mass destruction. I think it was also correct in the assessment that once sanctions came off, he would go back to doing what he had been doing before.
“Where it was wrong was [where it] said he had stockpiles, and he clearly didn’t.”
Does this mean we now have to invade Syria based on WMD claims?
You left out the rest:
“”How do you think we got it so wrong?” Schieffer asked. “I mean, we thought he had weapons of mass destruction and he didn’t; we thought we would be greeted with open arms and we weren’t. What happened?”
“Well, I don’t look at it as we got it so wrong, Bob.”
Where it was wrong was [where it] said he had stockpiles, and he clearly didn’t. So the intelligence was flawed. But you never have perfect intelligence in this business. You have got to deal with the best you can in terms of making your decisions.”
“Do you think that perhaps you’d looked at the intelligence and saw what you wanted to see rather than make a real logical analysis of what you saw?” Schieffer asked.
“It wasn’t a matter just of us looking and seeing what we wanted to see. Everybody believed that intelligence. Saddam Hussein had peddled that notion to his senior officers and officials. They all believed he had weapons of mass destruction. The intelligence services of other countries, the Clinton administration that had been there for eight years before we had, had exactly the same conclusion that we had. And we had numerous reports afterwards with all the studies that were done - the Robb-Silberman commission, the Senate Intelligence Committee - that said that there was no manipulation of the data, no pressure brought to bear on the analysis. This is what they saw, and they got part of it wrong.”
Cheney didn’t say there were no WMD. He said they found no stockpiles.
They are all going to paradise!
Are you forgetting how religious those freedom fighters are?>>>>>
Thousands of them will now have to be sent to paradise.The USA has admitted supplying them with Libyan arms, shipped to Syria.
Now we see what the Benghazi debacle may have been about.
Facilitating the glorious 'arab spring' no doubt. Someone should have warned Gaddafi to be careful who he shook hands with.
Yes, already have.
Many, if not most Dems, claimed there were WMDs. Levin, Clinton, Feinstein, Daschle, Thurmond, Kerry, Pelosi, etc.
"As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) Statement on US Led Military Strike Against Iraq December 16, 1998 http://www.house.gov/pelosi/priraq1.htm
"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now -- a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed.
If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program."
President Clinton Address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff February 17, 1998 http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/transcripts/clinton.iraq/
And, meanwhile here at home Schumer, Feistein, et. al. do not want me to have a .38. How bizarre is the world gonna get?
My son and his squad/company captured buildings full of Soviet arms on the eastern side of the Euphrates River after they (units of the 3rd ID) successfully launched a combined amphibious and tank assault on the Iraqi Republican Guard that remained after several days of a shellacking by the 3rd ID.
He and his squad captured scores of Iraqi regulars plus many more who surrendered to them voluntarily. Then they found buildings filled to the ceiling with weapons and supplies, INCLUDING FRESH, GREEN CHEMICAL WARFARE SUITS.
This information was turned over to the company commander.
You don’t need chemical warfare suits if you don’t have chemical weapons because the Iraqis knew that the US wasn’t going to use any other than maybe tear gas.
I hope more on what was captured from the Iraqis comes out in the future. The captured 50 lbs of cyanide in a glass jar was interesting. It wasn’t there to kill rats. I’ve seen pictures of this item.
There were also precursor chemicals needed to make deadly chemical weapons, as well as plans for nuclear weapons.
It would be nice to have a congressional investigation-hearing that addressed all these issues in an honest and open way, but that will have to wait until a Republican administration wins and starts to give us the truth about a lot of things.
Meanwhile, it’s Coverup City with the Obamanation regine.
THERE WERE NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!
That’s what our government and MSM told us.......right?
Even more despicable was the Republican party that caved in to the democRat lie and refused to defend itself with the truth.
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The 64 trillion dollar question. Wish I knew.
Best guess is there will be few to no places to
avoid what is coming. I really want to be upbeat
but after careful assessment am simply waiting
for the next shoe to drop. A prayer am wrong.