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How Did Syria Get Chemical Weapons? Did They Come From Our Old Friend Saddam? (
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Posted on 09/09/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT by French_for_Bush

Was the Bush administration right all along? Could these indeed be the very same WMDs that intelligence agencies from around the world claimed were in Hussein’s possession which he then transferred over to Syria?

The earliest account of Hussein having hidden his WMDs in Syria came in January of 2004. Nizar Nayouf, an award-winning Syrian journalist who was granted political asylum in France, said in a letter to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf not only that he knew Iraq’s WMDs were being hidden inside Syria, but that he could pinpoint precisely where they were being kept. According to Nayouf’s witness, described as a senior source inside Syrian military intelligence he had known for two years, Iraq’s WMDs were in tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria, in the village of Tal Snan, north of the town of Salamija, and in the city of Sjinsjar on the Syrian border with the Lebanon, south of the city of Homs. Nayouf claimed that the transfer of Iraqi WMDs to Syria was organized by the commanders of Hussein’s Iraqi Republican Guard with the help of General Dhu al-Himma Shalish and Assef Shawkat, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin and brother-in-law, respectively.


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KEYWORDS: assad; chemicalweapons; huntforwmd; iraqsyria; iraqsyriaconnection; iraqwar; saddam; saddamhussein; syriachemicalweapons; waronterror; wmds

1 posted on 09/09/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT by French_for_Bush
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To: French_for_Bush

Yes


2 posted on 09/09/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: French_for_Bush

Of course they did


3 posted on 09/09/2013 12:47:45 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: French_for_Bush

UK ‘approved nerve gas chemical exports to Syria’

http://www.france24.com/en/20130902-uk-approved-nerve-gas-chemical-weapons-exports-syria


4 posted on 09/09/2013 12:48:31 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: French_for_Bush

I believe he has both those he made and those that came from Saddam. You can find plenty to prove my first point on line.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:06 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: French_for_Bush

There were pictures of every truck in Iraq heading into Syria, so yes, he sent them weapons. But Syria has been manufacturing their own, as evidenced by their chemical purchases. Recently, they lost a chemical weapon’s plant to the rebels. It appeared to be undamaged. So, doubtless, the rebels are making their own.

I agree with whoever said, “Let Allah sort it out.”


6 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: French_for_Bush
How Did Syria Get Chemical Weapons? Did They Come From Our Old Friend Saddam?

We were told by the dems that Saddam didn't have WMDs. /s

By the way, Syria had them the makings of a nuke plant, courtesy of Iran, until the Israeli Air Force took care of it

7 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:16 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: French_for_Bush

Is there testing of samples from Assad’s stockpile that can be performed against any evidence from Saddam’s labs?

“Saddam” didn’t deny the fabrication, the Iraqis just said that they already been “destroyed”.

And who made the 2001 anthrax?


8 posted on 09/09/2013 12:50:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: French_for_Bush

And did Saddam get them from the CIA to use against Iran?


9 posted on 09/09/2013 12:53:02 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Gen.Blather

Sarah.


10 posted on 09/09/2013 12:55:06 PM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: French_for_Bush; svcw

Syria is probably still making them, but the ones being used very possibly did come from Saddam, since the places where they would have been stored were areas that were attacked by the “rebels,” aka, al Qaeda. Only a couple of months ago, it was even public knowledge, based on press reports, that Syria’s old poison gas stocks had been seized, and in fact Syria had then sent out its army to try to get them back. I don’t know how much they were able to recapture.

The face-saving maneuver worked out by Putin (having Syria turn over its poison gas stocks to international supervision) is probably the best option. Syria probably doesn’t have that much of its own, but this would then make it possible to go after the rebels with their aged (but still effective) stolen stock.


11 posted on 09/09/2013 12:57:00 PM PDT by livius
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To: French_for_Bush

If this can be proven to be true obama will have to reject Putin’s idea. Unless Putin agrees not to show the world. And I think he will. He doesn’t not want to give credit to Bush no more than obama does.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 1:11:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

He doesn’t not? Sorry for the double negative.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 1:13:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: French_for_Bush
And where Saddam got the chemical weapons?


14 posted on 09/09/2013 1:21:52 PM PDT by DTA (Hands off Syria !)
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To: French_for_Bush

Apparently the UK sent them.


15 posted on 09/09/2013 1:29:50 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: VerySadAmerican

Putin respected President Bush. He doesn’t respect Obama. Putin knows Obama is too weak to lead.

But it seems Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin still pines for Obama’s predecessor. At his annual meeting with academics, think-tankers, and journalists, Putin barely mentioned Obama but “repeatedly expressed fondness for his friend ‘George,’ “ says Cliff Kupchan, a Russia analyst at the Eurasia Group consultancy


16 posted on 09/09/2013 1:45:50 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Gen.Blather
I agree with whoever said, “Let Allah sort it out.”

That would be Sarah Palin. A real leader.

17 posted on 09/09/2013 1:48:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: French_for_Bush

Seriously, it’s not hard to make Sarin. That Japanese cult that released it in the Tokyo subway back in 1994 made it themselves. It’s not like they don’t have organic chemists in Syria.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: DTA
“And where Saddam got the chemical weapons?”

From Chemists just like we did. The Germans invented Sarin in the 1930’s. Chemical weapons are not exactly “state of the art.” All of you Moonbats listen. Reagan did NOT give Saddam chemical weapons.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 2:05:15 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: clamper1797

And the Ruskis transported them to Syria. They should have to take em to the Motherland in any deal.


20 posted on 09/09/2013 2:17:20 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: French_for_Bush

And in 2006 Georges Sada, a general in Saddam’s army wrote the same thing in his book. He detailed how they were moved to Syria and how dangerous it was.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 2:19:54 PM PDT by Grammy (He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that they cannot carry out their plans. Job 5:12)
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