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Iraq may have transfered WMD to Syria says Sharon
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Posted on 12/24/2002 10:36:39 AM PST by Sparta

Fox just reported Sharon is alleging that Iraq has transferred weapons to Syria. More developing....


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Why can't go through Syria after we're done with Iraq?
1 posted on 12/24/2002 10:36:39 AM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
Or vice versa.
2 posted on 12/24/2002 10:37:12 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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VEY SYRI(A)ESE!
3 posted on 12/24/2002 10:38:00 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: Sparta
Maybe that's where V Corp will be going after Iraq.
4 posted on 12/24/2002 10:38:44 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: Sparta
Why can't go through Syria after we're done with Iraq?

If Iraq will take 2 days, Syria will take an extra afternoon. Restore the Syriac Kings!

5 posted on 12/24/2002 10:39:35 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: Sparta
.....And from Syria to Hezbollah in So. Lebanon. I hope that Israel's Arrow ABM system can intercept at (very) close range.
6 posted on 12/24/2002 10:39:40 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Sparta
Why can't go through Syria after we're done with Iraq?

I don't see any reason why this is not a possibility. If Syria has nothing to hide then they should be more then happy to allow a search. Only problem is, now that they have been tipped off, the WMDs may be on their way to somewhere else entirely.

7 posted on 12/24/2002 10:47:03 AM PST by Mixer
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To: Sparta
Why can't go through Syria after we're done with Iraq?

Well, all roads in that region go to Damascus <VBG>, so we may as well. Just as long as we don't forget to wheel south to the moneybags of the anti-America operation.

8 posted on 12/24/2002 10:47:42 AM PST by steveegg
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To: steveegg; weikel
Then after we colonize Saudi Arabia, we can use the Israelis to terraform it and auction pieces of the Kaaba on E-Bay.
9 posted on 12/24/2002 10:50:07 AM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
I notice you didn't mention how many pieces. Personally, I'm thinking moles of moles of pieces (no, that is not a typo).
10 posted on 12/24/2002 10:53:02 AM PST by steveegg
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To: Sparta
ISA 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
11 posted on 12/24/2002 10:53:05 AM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Sparta
Yes, this is very Syria(s) indeed.





12 posted on 12/24/2002 11:02:43 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: RightWhale
If Iraq will take 2 days, Syria will take an extra afternoon. Restore the Syriac Kings!

Nah, just throw the low-life so-called "Palestinians" in there to make room for more condos in Judea and Samaria.

13 posted on 12/24/2002 11:06:17 AM PST by montag813
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To: RightWhale
Syria will take an extra afternoon.

We may have to pack a lunch.

14 posted on 12/24/2002 11:18:33 AM PST by ALASKA
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To: AmericanInTokyo
IF (and it's a big if) we find this is true, I'd say there are a few countries that may be planning a surprise for the US in the form of a coordinated attack.
15 posted on 12/24/2002 11:19:09 AM PST by Peach
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To: ALASKA
Or, "Hold muh WMD and watch this alert" We all know this has bought him time to play the proverbial shell game.

Are we seriously surprised about this?
16 posted on 12/24/2002 11:27:07 AM PST by Thisiswhoweare
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To: Sparta
And some commentators have said Saddam has hidden WMD in Malasia. I think he's got the darned things everywhere -- except where the inspectors are likely to look.
17 posted on 12/24/2002 11:27:44 AM PST by Endeavor
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To: Peach
a surprise for the US in the form of a coordinated attack

Most of us have adapted to the stressful international situation present since the 50s without acquiring permanently disabling neuroses. But if those parties wishing us harm care to face us at this time, this can all be resolved one way or the other right now.

18 posted on 12/24/2002 11:31:39 AM PST by RightWhale
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To: Sparta
I guess Sharon REALLY hopes that we are going to fight all of Israel's wars while paying Israel at the same time for allowing us to fight their wars.

As the The Jerusalem Post puts it: "Saddam's ouster will also lift a large component of the strategic threat facing our nation. But before we reach this positive outcome,"

Try the thread if you do not want to subscribe to The Jerusalem Post

Let me see now who is the first calling my view 'anti-semitic'

Regardless,

HAVE A MERRY XMAS Y'ALL!!!

19 posted on 12/24/2002 11:34:00 AM PST by A Vast RightWing Conspirator
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To: Sparta
Unbelievable, there is no evidence. In fact, as the Jerusalem Post article notes, the info HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED:


Iraq may be transferring chemical and biological weapons to Syria, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in a TV interview on Tuesday.

Sharon said that Israel has information that "weapons he (Saddam Hussein) wanted to hide, chemical weapons, biological weapons, were indeed transferred to Syria."

He said that the information has not been fully verified.

"We have some information to that effect. We are now working to confirm the information," he told Israel TV's Channel 2 in an excerpt of a program broadcast on the nightly news.
20 posted on 12/24/2002 11:48:07 AM PST by A Vast RightWing Conspirator
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To: A Vast RightWing Conspirator
Here's the link to the Jer Post article: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1040703242417
21 posted on 12/24/2002 11:49:17 AM PST by A Vast RightWing Conspirator
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To: Peach
Kind of reminds me of " Deterrence".
22 posted on 12/24/2002 11:55:10 AM PST by Tree of Liberty
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Sharon: Iraq may be Transferring Weapons (Fox News)

JERUSALEM — Sharon said that Israel has information that "weapons he (Saddam Hussein) wanted to hide, chemical weapons, biological weapons, were indeed transferred to Syria."





He said that the information has not been fully verified. "We have some information to that effect. We are now working to confirm the information," he told Israel TV's Channel 2 in an excerpt of a program broadcast on the nightly news.

In the excerpt, Sharon did not indicate where the information came from or what form it took.

Israel has been preparing for the possibility of Iraqi retaliation in case of a U.S.-led assault against Iraq. During the 1991 Gulf War, Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel, causing considerable damage but few casualties.

Israel has vaccinated emergency and rescue workers against smallpox, concerned that Iraq might use the disease in a biological attack. Almost every day, the military's Home Front Command carries out widely publicized drills to practice dealing with missile attacks of various kinds.
23 posted on 12/24/2002 11:56:41 AM PST by Sparta
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To: RightWhale
Most of us have adapted to the stressful international situation present since the 50s without acquiring permanently disabling neuroses. But if those parties wishing us harm care to face us at this time, this can all be resolved one way or the other right now

I don't know of anyone who has even temporary neuroses regarding geopolitics, only a blinding hatred for the world of trouble Clinton seems to have handed his predecessor. And I never fear that the US will not prevail in whatever we set out to do.

24 posted on 12/24/2002 12:08:16 PM PST by Peach
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To: Sparta
We should have started out with Syria.
We owe them for the Beirut bombing in the eighties that they allowed to be panned and from their territory.
Not to mention that if we had Syria under our control, we wouldnt have to ask anyone else for bases to go after Iraq. And the main reason is that Syria has been the home base of terrorists for the last 40 years.
But I'm sure the UN would be real upset. We can't have that.
25 posted on 12/24/2002 12:14:32 PM PST by dinok
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To: Sparta

Saddam transferred weapons to Syria for concealment

Gideon Alon

Ha'aretz Correspondent, and Ha'aretz Service

Saddam Hussein transferred chemical and biological weapons to Syria that Iraq wanted to hide, according to information Israel has received, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday evening. Sharon, who spoke on Channel Two, said Israel was checking the information.

Also Tuesday, Labor spokesmen said that remarks made earlier in the day by Military Intelligence chief Major General Aharon Ze'evi (Farkash) on a possible United States attack on Iraq indicate that Sharon and his aides are using the issue to sow fear in the Israeli public and deflect its attention from the police investigation on irregularities in the Likud primaries.

Ze'evi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that he expects the United States to attack Iraq in the beginning of February, shortly after the American government reviews the United Nations inspectors' weapons report expected to be presented by January 27.

Ze'evi also said that in contrast with the 1991 Gulf War, Iraq has not issued particularly harsh statements against Israel. Instead, Iraq has issued general statements saying that it will attack whomever attacks it first.

Labor chairman Amram Mitzna said that, "Sharon is sowing seeds of war" and that "the photographs in which he is pictured with gas masks are a political spin, and are the seeds of war scattered by [Arthur] Finkelstein to create headlines that will shift attention away from corruption in the Likud."

According to Haim Ramon, who is the Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, and who also serves on Labor's information committee, Sharon's visit to a Home Front Command base on Monday was part of a campaign tour. Ramon said that it is known that the chances of Iraq hitting Israel are low, and therefore the public's feeling of panic should be reduced.

Ze'evi also said that Al-Qaida has changed its pattern and is now focusing on Jewish and Israeli targets.

UN sources said this week that Iraq's account of its weapons arsenal failed to include information on 6,000 chemical warfare bombs. The account of the missing bombs, contained in the so-called "Air Force document," first came to light in July 1998. A UN inspector saw the six-page document and took a few notes before it was snatched from her hands during a 16-hour inspection search and standoff at the Air Force headquarters.

After withholding the Air Force document since then, Iraqi officials handed it over to a UN inspector in Baghdad on November 30. But Iraq gave no explanation for the missing weapons in its cover letter or in the 12,000-page weapons declaration submitted a week later, the sources said.

SOURCE


26 posted on 12/24/2002 12:22:40 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Sparta
Article in post 26 found through this link so consider the source as POSSIBLE misinformation.
27 posted on 12/24/2002 12:24:48 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Mossad1967
You post alot from the source in post 26, what do you think?
28 posted on 12/24/2002 12:26:18 PM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Ha'aertz=Arab Useful Idiot Propaganda
29 posted on 12/24/2002 12:30:51 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Sparta
No wonder Saddams so arrogant.
Heck, with Democrat meddeling in the affairs of adults, it gave him plenty of time to hide everything.
No kidding, the Democrats will be the death of us all someday if they manage to stay in power. Clinton almost( or may still have) done us in.
The 2002 election was a God send.
30 posted on 12/24/2002 12:34:39 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Sparta
Freepers knew it all along.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/777438/posts
31 posted on 12/24/2002 12:38:36 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Carry_Okie
You have beat me too it, sure enough. Isa 17 and other Bible prophecies say this move whatever might have been planned, will sweep on west and southwest into Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, and Sudan, Libya, Horn of Africa, who knows?

Isa 14 also key. See Isa 30, it refers to the "great slaughter caused by the collapse of the two towers."

Never before, never again, it is fulfilled 9-11-01.

32 posted on 12/24/2002 12:41:53 PM PST by crystalk
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To: rabidone
I don't think Sharon would announce he had bought a new suit, unless it had been cleared with Washington and it was wanted by them, for him to announce it.

This is for Arab consumption, to show them their every hair is numbered.

34 posted on 12/24/2002 12:51:10 PM PST by crystalk
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To: crystalk
where do you get two towers out of ISA 30 ? Reaching. I don't doubt that there are biblical promises being fullfilled here but I think 43 is just getting back for dad. Lets do N. Korea, Saudi, Yeman fiest. They seem the most threat
35 posted on 12/24/2002 1:06:03 PM PST by FloridaBoy
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To: Sparta
Fox just reported Sharon is alleging that Iraq has transferred weapons to Syria. More developing....

Where is the logic in this??

36 posted on 12/24/2002 1:14:38 PM PST by evad
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To: crystalk
Isa 14 also key. See Isa 30, it refers to the "great slaughter caused by the collapse of the two towers."

Can't we be serious for once and keep "Lord of the Rings" out of it ;)

37 posted on 12/24/2002 1:17:08 PM PST by evad
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To: evad
I don't think saddam has any logic.
38 posted on 12/24/2002 1:17:29 PM PST by FloridaBoy
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To: Sparta
Syria needs to be added to the Axis of Evil immediately.
39 posted on 12/24/2002 1:34:38 PM PST by WatchNKorea
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To: crystalk
See Isa 30, it refers to the "great slaughter caused by the collapse of the two towers." <

That isn't what the searchable KJV says:

ISA 30:25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

It doesn't say how many towers in that version. What is your source?

40 posted on 12/24/2002 1:48:25 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Sparta
Here's the best part, and no one has mentioned it yet. Guess which country is presently head of the UN Security Council? Hint, it is a prominenent Mid-East country run by the megolamanical son of a tyrant. It is located between Israel and Iraq. It has virtually annexed Lebanon. Give up?
41 posted on 12/24/2002 2:39:59 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Carry_Okie
It might be in the Hebrew original (although I see nothing in that, how many pairs of towers are there in the world?) I can't say about Hebrew, but in Semitic languages, Arabic and Aramaic, the plural for two things is a particular formulation - ends in -ayn. Thus, Bahrain, means "islands" or more precisely "two islands." If the same construction is used in that Hebrew word, then it could be towers in the twin plural.

But I agree with you, it is all very dodgy to read this as a commentary on current events. Every year someone comes out with a new interpretation. A 17th century Quaker would tell you that it referred to the fire of London. Those chapters were in use only a few months ago, here, to show that the Al-Aksa mosque was going to collapse during Ramadan. Credulous people got totally wild with excitement about it ...

Also Isaiah 35, back in 1982, was confidently held to predict that Sharon was going to have a great victory in Lebanon, and build a highway all the way across the country ... But it did not quite work out that way.
42 posted on 12/24/2002 3:57:03 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Sparta
Iraq Declares Military Support For Syria (8/14/01)
Iraq giving "priority" to trade with Russia and Syria (10/1/01)
Administration cites Iran, Iraq, Syria for fomenting terror against Israel (4/1/02)
Cuba trading bio-chem tech with Iran, Iraq, Syria (6/12/02)
Iraq seeks support of Syria, China in face of U.S. threats (8/28/02)
43 posted on 12/24/2002 4:14:47 PM PST by Orion78
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Attack on Iraq Betting Pool
44 posted on 12/24/2002 4:15:35 PM PST by Momaw Nadon
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To: BlackVeil
In general, I prefer to let take prophesy at face value and focus upon doing as God instructs in my own life. Following instructions is enough of a challenge for this sinner.

I do happen to have a copy of George Lamsa's translation of the Aramaic Eastern texts... but it's still in wrapping paper. :-)

Soooo tomorrow I may know more!

Merry Christmas,

CO
45 posted on 12/24/2002 4:34:40 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Sparta
"Damascus shall be a city no more..."
46 posted on 12/24/2002 5:14:14 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Carry_Okie
In Hebrew, a simple plural means two. If one reads "elephant," that is one. If one reads "elephants," there are two. If there are to be three or more, one needs a word to say how many, or just that there ARE many, or several, etc.

Thus there are just two towers, not many. In any event, there is only one incident in the history of the world in which a "great slaughter" was caused by the falling of towers, however many.

47 posted on 12/24/2002 5:40:10 PM PST by crystalk
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To: FloridaBoy
Yes, there are two towers in Isa. 30. Their collapse is said to cause a "great slaughter."

Even if you thought the number of towers was larger, there is only one time in world history when a collapse of towers caused a great slaughter.

The same chapter discusses the breach in the Temple Mount wall, which will collapse soon.

48 posted on 12/24/2002 5:44:42 PM PST by crystalk
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