Skip to comments.C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons
Posted on 02/15/2015 8:31:30 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
he Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials.
The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United States acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets...
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"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." -- President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998.
The ones that didn't exist.
Hate W like many do, he had a shadow plan for this. He had to.
W, please finish them.
This story will plummet down the memory hole, more's the pity.
You mean the ones they never had?
He allowed the dems to finish him, and then start the process for the entire country.
I guess that could be a shadow plan......
Correction: I do not hate W like many do.
He warned us we can fight them over there or here, and now it’s here, and.... Lets Get it On.
If the weapons were old and ineffective, why waste time and money buying them up?
I thought they did not exist. I remember clearly hearing that President Bush made their existence up so he could go to war.
So, they released this story to get the other C.I.A. story to disappear ..???????
A President’s job is to think 50 years into the future. W had to accelerate that 5 years into the future once it was apparent zero was taking over the USA back in 2004. Even earlier for him, probably 1995.
They still aren’t being honest. They captured a nerve agent manufacturing plant during the invasion; the plant manager was an Iraqi general and it was secured by Iraqi troops.
The embeds showed it on TV. Then a couple of days later the news desks back home announced that, no, come to find out, its agricultural pesticide. Sure.
This happened again and again as they uncovered nerve agent stockpiles at army weapons depots and again, announced subsequently that it was just agricultural pesticide.
We have the most incurious and gullible reporters there ever were. Thank God for the embeds.
Sorry, his inability to try to fight the left, or simply stick up for what he supposedly believed in was truly awful. Horrifying. More than anything, that was what got zero elected, there was no invincibility to his candidacy in 2004, none. There was simply no opposition, and that started with "the new tone".
Sorry, the man wasn't thinking ahead, he simply gave it away with no thought.....
INTELLIGENCE: Why Iraq WMD Finds Were Kept Secret 6/24/2006 2:17:55 PM · by Wiz · 113 replies · 3,704+ views Strategy Page ^ | 2006 Jun 23 | Harold C. Hutchison
June 23, 2006: The revelation that Coalition forces have discovered about 500 shells containing chemical weapons (mostly sarin nerve gas and mustard gas) since 2003, most [my note : but not all?] of which are pre-1991 Gulf War vintage, leads to the question as to why the U.S. waited so long to reveal this. The U.S. government has taken a beating for supposed failures to find weapons of mass destruction in the press, and from political opponents. There have been some discoveries that have made the news, most notably an incident in May, 2004, when terrorists used a 155-millimeter shell loaded with sarin in an IED....
It will be interesting to see how the media deals with this, but the truth is that this has always been a non-issue. Any country that has oil refineries and chemical plants has chemical weapons any time they want them. And Iraq had both.
I’ve thought that for years, too, being a Texan under W for many GOV and POTUS years, here in Austin.
BTW, Ted Cruz argued 2000 election before the SCOTUS, and Al Gore wasn’t POTUS because of it.
I’m praying for W again... praying more for Cruz and hope W will get behind him. We’re on the Brink.
They are all a bunch of liars. Why do you folks trust anything that comes out of any DC agency? Following the NSA releases, the CIA fueled crack epidemic exposed in the 90’s, Libya, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, you have to seriously question all facets of life here in the US. Why is it all of these shady CIA executives end up working in major news networks? For some Freepers to totally write off Alex Jones or Libertarians I think is quite narrow minded. Our Government can be just as evil as any other. Take a look around folks and smell the coffee!
Amazing how many ridiculously ignorant people can't even remember back 10 years. GWB never talked about party. He was always trying to win a war. He won it most of the way, but the present Administration has bungled the progress GWB made as much as it is humanly possible to bungle it.
Of course, we are not allowed to say "The First Black President" bungled anything.
Stop basing your politics on personalities. It works.
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