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WHERE DID SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS COME FROM?
Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2012 | Frank Salvato

Posted on 08/26/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired what is reported to be one of the world’s largest arsenals of bio-chemical WMD? More to the point, what they are not reporting is this: From where did the Assad regime acquire their bio-chemical WMD?

In 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book detailing how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria, before the US-led action to eliminate Saddam Hussein’s WMD threat, by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.

As reported in the New York Sun on January 26, 2006: “‘There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,’ Mr. Sada said. ‘I am confident they were taken over.’”

“Mr. Sada’s comments come just 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.’

“Democrats have made the absence of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq a theme in their criticism of the Bush administration’s decision to go to war in 2003...

“The discovery of the weapons in Syria could alter the American political debate on the Iraq war. And even the accusations that they are there could step up international pressure on the government in Damascus.

That government, led by Bashar Assad, is already facing a UN investigation over its alleged role in the assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; georgessada; littlebrotherdidit; maheralassad; sada; saddam; saddamhussein; syria
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1 posted on 08/26/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Iraq


2 posted on 08/26/2013 8:33:52 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is probably true, but isn’t this the same bunch who lied about the WMDs being buried somewhere?


3 posted on 08/26/2013 8:34:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: svcw

Halliburton /sarc


4 posted on 08/26/2013 8:34:43 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had this figured out from the very beginning.


5 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:06 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: svcw

Christianity values human life. Many others, both here and abroad, treat it as refuse.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:22 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Cyber Liberty

Bush’s fault.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

How do we know Assad even set these weapons off? The Kenyan has been hellbent since day one helping his mooslim pedophile demons take over the entire middle east so it could have been anyone.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:32 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SeaHawkFan

RE: I had this figured out from the very beginning.

I don’t hear the name SADDAM HUSSEIN being mentioned anywhere in the mainstream press...


9 posted on 08/26/2013 8:36:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Crickets


10 posted on 08/26/2013 8:38:38 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pay no attention to those satellite photos of convoys leaving Iraq WMD sites. They are just Bush lies....it never happened....have another soma....


11 posted on 08/26/2013 8:38:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: svcw

Interesting article from the US NAVAL INSTITUTE:

Iraq Chemical Weapons Moved to Syria Before 2003 Invasion?

http://blog.usni.org/2012/07/20/iraq-chemical-weapons-moved-to-syria-before-2003-invasion

Of course, very few of today’s reporters will give this the time of day.


12 posted on 08/26/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Norm Lenhart

RE: Pay no attention to those satellite photos of convoys leaving Iraq WMD sites. They are just Bush lies....it never happened....have another soma....

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Interesting article from the US NAVAL INSTITUTE:

Iraq Chemical Weapons Moved to Syria Before 2003 Invasion?

http://blog.usni.org/2012/07/20/iraq-chemical-weapons-moved-to-syria-before-2003-invasion

Of course, very few of today’s reporters will give this the time of day.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeaHawkFan

Most FReepers did, too.


14 posted on 08/26/2013 8:41:26 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep.
GW Bush said this was happening, all the surveillance said it was happening, saddam said it was happening - pretty sure it happened.

This verse came to mind.
“The burden against Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be for flocks which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria; they will be as the glory of the children of Israel,’ Says the Lord of hosts” (Isaiah 17:1-3).


15 posted on 08/26/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: SeekAndFind
We all know where they came from.

16 posted on 08/26/2013 8:42:57 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind
muslim brotherhood !

The "rebels" weren't making headway and needed the UN & Obama to come to their aid and topple another government.

And they claimed Bush was a cowboy!

17 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:18 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: SC_Pete

True. Christianity is a personal relationship with the Creator God Jesus Christ. Islam is a murdering thug religion based on accept our ways or die.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:44 AM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The trouble with telling lies is the truth always shows up sooner or later.


19 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:52 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: b4its2late

An article from 8 years ago:

Saddam’s WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/saddams-wmd-moved-to-syria-an-israeli-says/24480/

EXCERPT:

Saddam Hussein moved his chemical weapons to Syria six weeks before the war started, Israel’s top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom says.

The assertion comes as President Bush said yesterday that much of the intelligence on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was incorrect.

The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. “He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria,” General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. “No one went to Syria to find it.”

From July 2002 to June 2005, when he retired, General Yaalon was chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force, the top job in the Israeli military, analogous to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the American military. He is now a military fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He made similar, but more speculative, remarks in April 2004 that attracted little notice in America; at that time he was quoted as saying of the Iraqi weapons, “Perhaps they transferred them to another country, such as Syria.”

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST...


20 posted on 08/26/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

...and who was it in congress that worked to stall the invasion of Iraq while trucks were moving across the border night and day?


21 posted on 08/26/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: b4its2late

Liberals lied, Syrians died.


22 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:00 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: SeekAndFind

I am not a chemist, but don’t these things have a shelf life? I believe they degrade with time.

I am sure there is a FReeper that can answer this question.

IF(big if), they did ship Saddam’s WMD’s into Syria, would not their useful time period already expired?


23 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:12 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: SeekAndFind

Impossible. We all know whatever weapons Hussein may have had were degraded. The MSM said so repeatedly over the last decade.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Much more relevant than where they came from (pick your source: Benghazi, Iraq, Syrian labs, etc), MUCH MORE relevant... is who had them at the time of use. The bad guys can play the game of musical WMDs till the cows come home, but what is important is who had them at the time of any alleged gassing.

When the music last stopped, the Syrian Rebels were holding onto those WMDs.


25 posted on 08/26/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: svcw

Right, it’s obvious. While we dithered with France at the UN and while the UN inspectors rode around in their WHITE vehicles and BLUE helmets in a BROWN desert, the chemical weapons were moved to other countries.

Or they were simply buried in the sand. In glass or plastic containers, they wouldn’t be found.

It’s the desert. We knew where Babylon was but didn’t find it for 6,000 years.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 8:47:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

I would think that the “Me and my brother against the world’ credo of the muslims applies. I would bet that all these warring factions have fed each other all manner of weaponry in the weal times’.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: woodbutcher1963

Binary weapons keep the components separate until the shell is fired and begins to mix the precursors while in flight. The quality of the initial ingredients is the key to how long they would remain at full potency.


28 posted on 08/26/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dead Children!?! Why is that giraffe neck islamo slimball pig Assad still alive and breathing?


29 posted on 08/26/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit “Weak times”


30 posted on 08/26/2013 8:48:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not trying to detract from the thread, but do we have sources for the pictures posted?

Everything has become suspect to me in light of today’s media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOtgjrPmJtY


31 posted on 08/26/2013 8:48:36 AM PDT by Herbster
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Rebels told the UN Weapons Inspector that the evidence was destroyed by Syrian Artillery. Bodies are missing too. How convenient.


32 posted on 08/26/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: edpc

http://www.examiner.com/article/chemical-weapons-syria-are-those-saddam-s-weapons-of-mass-destruction

Chemical weapons in Syria: Are those Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction?


33 posted on 08/26/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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34 posted on 08/26/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think the bigger question is: Why would he gas 100 people and why would the rebels send snipers against the UN investigators who were going to back them up?
35 posted on 08/26/2013 8:53:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll try Saddam Hussein’s WMDs, for $500, Alex.


36 posted on 08/26/2013 8:55:05 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind
WHERE DID SYRIA’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS COME FROM?

CHENEY FIGHTS BACK

And the suggestion that’s been made by some U. S. senators that the President of the United States or any member of this Administration purposely misled the American people on pre-war intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city...

Some of the most irresponsible comments have, of course, come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing force against Saddam Hussein. These are elected officials who had access to the intelligence, and were free to draw their own conclusions.

The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.

37 posted on 08/26/2013 8:57:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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RE: Why would he gas 100 people and why would the rebels send snipers against the UN investigators who were going to back them up

Not 100, make it over 10 times that.

SOURCE:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398691/Syrias-darkest-hour-Hundreds-childrens-bodies-piled-high-nerve-gas-attack-near-Damascus-leaves-1-300-dead.html

Syria’s darkest hour: Hundreds of children’s bodies piled high after nerve gas attack near Damascus leaves up to 1,300 dead


38 posted on 08/26/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I did not include the sarc tag, believing the MSM jab made it obvious. What bothered me most at the time was only Shaw was saying anything about the movement of weapons/material from Iraq.

It's criminal this wasn't covered more extensively, leading the public to believe the admin was lying and those that discussed or believed the reports were "kooks" and "conspiracy theorists."

39 posted on 08/26/2013 8:59:27 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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40 posted on 08/26/2013 9:00:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: svcw

That can’t be. Bush lied, people died. The United Nations and the world’s intelligence agencies had it wrong. The War was for Oil. Cheney is the Devil and a War Criminal.

Did I cover everything?


41 posted on 08/26/2013 9:02:47 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria, before the US-led action"

We were informed of this way back in 2002 and the CREEPY LIBS were blowing it off as "Another lie from BUSCH in order to go to war"

42 posted on 08/26/2013 9:05:15 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SeekAndFind

“made in Iraq”


43 posted on 08/26/2013 9:08:32 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Satellite photos:
Merely more of Tricky Bushs' holograms!
44 posted on 08/26/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SeaHawkFan

“I had this figured out from the very beginning.”

Me too, Anyone with eyes and ears knew this.

“There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.”


45 posted on 08/26/2013 9:11:52 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” - Orwell)
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To: Minutemen

And then..don’t forget..Rove in the end, years later ‘advised’ Bush to go on TV and admit it had all been some kind of mistake of intel! I never understood that...NEVER!

Now I see Rove on my TV..echoing stupid McCain...egging on yet another war for WMD and in turn, once again giving progs shelter and safety in their rhetoric.


46 posted on 08/26/2013 9:17:13 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: massgopguy

And our dear Secretary of State ran for President telling America that Bush was lying.

Maybe it’s time to grill the Secretary of State. While they are at it they can ask for a copy of his 180.


47 posted on 08/26/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'd say mostly made in Syria. If Syria can manufacture pesticides and/or herbicides, they can certainly make Tabun (GA) nerve gas, which is actually an insecticide derivative.
48 posted on 08/26/2013 9:21:23 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Minutemen

RE: the CREEPY LIBS were blowing it off as “Another lie from BUSCH in order to go to war”

Let’s not forget who VOTED FOR military action against Iraq.

Here’s a list of prominent names : John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, John Edwards, Diane Feinstein, Henry Waxman, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer....

Suddenly... it’s Bush lied and these dems start distancing themselves from it.

Add your favorite democrat here...


49 posted on 08/26/2013 9:21:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: READINABLUESTATE; SeaHawkFan

Here’s a question for you ... doesn’t Syria have their OWN capability of making and manufacturing chemical weapons?

Why would they need Saddam’s WMD’s to do that?


50 posted on 08/26/2013 9:23:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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