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Friday, July 20, 2012

Holy Neocon: Many of Syria's chemical weapons came from Iraq!

With all the Left did dragging the neocons' names through the mud in the aftermath of the Iraq war, claiming Saddam didn't have weapons of mass destruction, it now turns out that he did have them. He just hid them in Syria. Just like the neocons said all along (Hat Tip: Sunlight).
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."

Both Israeli and U.S. intelligence observed large truck convoys leaving Iraq and entering Syria in the weeks and months before Operation Iraqi Freedom, John Shaw, former deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, told a private conference of former weapons inspectors and intelligence experts held in Arlington, Va., in 2006.

According to Shaw, ex-Russian intelligence chief Yevgeni Primakov, a KGB general with long-standing ties to Saddam, went to Iraq in December 2002 and stayed until just before the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Anticipating the invasion, his job was to supervise the removal of such weapons and erase as much evidence of Russian involvement as possible.
Well, Shazam! Who'd a thunk it?

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At 2:46 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

I've read this elsewhere too. Postings at Debkafile, Strategy Page and elsewhere by people knowledgeable in the intelligence field who are informed and aware of this. There WERE large amounts of bio and chemical WMDs from Saddam's ongoing WMD program in Iraq. The Russians sent specially trained WMD warfare troops who were supposedly instrumental in eliminating all evidence, as well as flying back certain production equipment to Russia, from where Saddam had obtained it. These other sources have stated their views that some of these Iraqi WMDs are stored in Syria, some in certain underground installations in the Hezbollah-controlled Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

I think this is why all the Western governments have made no comments against Bush & Blair or Operation Iraqi Freedom, as their intelligence people know and have told their respective leaders about all the intel about this removal operation.

All this was done in the 6 or so months before Operation Iraqi Freedom began, when the US and UK were on their fool's errand at the UN Security Council, done in order to give Tony Blair domestic political cover. Wasted time and a wasted opportunity to catch Saddam and his Russian allies at their dirty work.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

the question I'd ask is why send them to Syria with little hope of them ever returning?

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Trudy, the same question could be asked of why Saddam tried in the latter part of Op. Desert Storm to send as many of his Air Force jets to Iran as possible. If he kept them in Iraq, they would definitely be destroyed. If he got them to Iran, he expected to get them back after the war, after paying a huge ransom. I think Saddam's thinking was the same about his WMDs. (Plus the pressure from Russia, who didn't want the world to see the proof of their heavy involvement in Saddam's WMD program, i.e. selling him production equipment.)


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