Something Salutary for Saddamite Scum

Lindsay Perigo's picture
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2012-12-05 06:04

In my personal topography of hell, among the lowest rungs is that reserved for the armchair quarterbackers such as Ronroids (and, of course, overtly leftist low-lifes) who diss the toppling of Saddam, in a flagrant flouting of the principle that a free or semi-free country has the right, albeit not the duty, to liberate a slave pen. Such maggotry typically repairs to the absence of WMD to justify its treasonism, when its real motivation is anti-Americanism and worship of Saddam and everyone like him. It would oppose the intervention even if WMD were found.

In my many diatribes against Saddamy I made the point that Saddam certainly behaved as though he had WMD, and civilised countries were entitled to take him out on that basis alone. The best intelligence claimed that he had them. The then-head of the CIA told Bush it was a "slam-dunk case." The New York Times and leading Democrats were berating Bush for not dealing decisively with Saddam. When Bush did go to war and no WMD were found, earlier reports of their relocation to Syria were resurrected, but received scant attention. The Bush Administration, amazingly, and in a manner highly preminiscent of Romney's refusal to tackle Obafilth on Libya, did not pursue this. Now, the Syria Connection has been resurrected again:

As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.

King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida.

"One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he said.

The irony here is that the chemical weapons stockpile of Syrian thug Assad may in large part be the legacy of weapons moved from Hussein's Iraq into Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom.

If so, this may be the reason not much was found in the way of WMD by victorious U.S. forces in 2003.

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. ...

Speaking of saddamite scum

Jules Troy's picture

Look who admitted he is muslim!


3 yeArs 49 weeks to gO...

Ibh ehl elf khelb..i believe phonetically that translates to "son of 6000 dogs". And is about the most degrading of arabic insults.


Rosie's picture

Do you remember following 9/11, when Bush brought out the 2002 NPR and the fuss it caused? He pretty well reversed the previous US and internationally agreed policies of nuclear disarmament (breaking his word to his father on this, I understand!) and changed the policy to substantially lower the threshold of the use of WMD, giving the US the right to use them (a) if WMD of any sort were used against the US; (b) to penetrate hardened or underground targets that couldn't be destroyed with conventional weapons ; and (c) if the US came across "surprising military developments".

If any "surprising military developments" were about to happen in Syria in 2002, I doubt very much that Bush would have been weak and looking the other way. He was vigilant about keeping the US militarily on top.

Wasn't it Bush who, at about this time, stood alone in vetoing the UN attempt to agree to space disarmament (the US having weapons that could be shot from a satellite with 100% accuracy)? Bush who got all those countries that used to be part of the USSR in to NATO thus isolating Russia (which led to the change for the worse in US/Russian relations)? Then there was an article in the Financial Times, do you recall, that caused a major shock to Russia? It was a very detailed study of all the nuclear powers' relative military strengths and defenses. The US was so far out in front that it became clear that neither Russia nor China nor any of those mad Arab countries would stand a chance in any war against the US.

My feeling is that Bush's position re Syria would not have been so weak as Romney's re Libya. Do you really think so, given everything else he was prepared to do militarily and how keen he was to find that Iraq had WMD despite their US supervised arms destruction between 1991-98, assurances from Saddam's son-in-law who had been in charge of weapons (from memory) and who had defected from Iraq in 1995 that they did not have any, the report from the Iraq government stating the same (which they naturally ignored believing it to be fraudulent) but also (apart from Tony Blair) Europe's opposition to his invasion of Iraq on the basis of finding WMD. They didn't find any and if they knew that they had been moved to Syria, it seems a bit odd for Bush to know this and look the other non-face saving way, doesn't it?!

I knewwww itttt!!

Jules Troy's picture

I was not sure if it was Syria or Jordan but I knew he had shipped them out of the country.

He had used chemical weapons against Iran for 8 years and all the sudden he had nothing???

God people are so dumb sometimes.

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