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Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« on: August 26, 2013, 11:41:06 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/14/And-where-did-syrias-chemical-weapons

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As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired what is reported to be one of the world’s largest arsenals of bio-chemical WMD? More to the point, what they are not reporting is this: From where did the Assad regime acquire their bio-chemical WMD?

In 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada, who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book detailing how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria, before the US-led action to eliminate Saddam Hussein’s WMD threat, by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.

As reported in the New York Sun on January 26, 2006:

    “‘There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,’ Mr. Sada said. ‘I am confident they were taken over.’”

    “Mr. Sada’s comments come just 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.’

    “Democrats have made the absence of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq a theme in their criticism of the Bush administration’s decision to go to war in 2003...

    “The discovery of the weapons in Syria could alter the American political debate on the Iraq war. And even the accusations that they are there could step up international pressure on the government in Damascus. That government, led by Bashar Assad, is already facing a UN investigation over its alleged role in the assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon. The Bush administration has criticized Syria for its support of terrorism and its failure to cooperate with the UN investigation.”

If – and many of us believe when – the Assad regime decides to use these bio-chemical weapons; these WMD, against the rebels, and if the spent shells are found to possess Iraqi markings of manufacture, anti-war Democrats and Progressives here in the United States will have been complicit in what is tantamount to genocide, and all in pursuit of political gain; all so they could arrogantly chant “Bush lied and people died.”

But such is the nature of the Progressive Movement. It seldom considers the repercussions of advancing their agenda at all cost. This time, so as to be able to demonize a sitting president politically, they may have ignored the arming of a tyrant who, today, may very well use WMD attained from another tyrant, against his own people, possibly to the level of use seen against the Iraqi Kurds by Saddam Hussein.


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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 01:02:08 PM »
Syria has had chemical weapons for decades, long before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Chemical weapons are a poor man's nukes, and is their counter balance to Israel's nuclear arsenal.
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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:29:08 PM »
Syria has had chemical weapons for decades, long before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Chemical weapons are a poor man's nukes, and is their counter balance to Israel's nuclear arsenal.

And it is perfectly plausible that the Syrian opposition grabbed some of these weapons in a successful raid.

It would be hard for Assad to make that public....it would be tantamount to the poor schmuck who calls 911 to report that somebody stole his marijuana.

That said, the Turkish authorities just captured a couple canisters of sarin gas in somebody's apartment....a rebel's apartment.

Ambassador Stevens met with the Turkish Ambassador that fateful night, just moments before the attack commenced.  They were going to ship weapons and arms and parts through Turkey for Assad's opposition.

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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 01:30:19 PM »
And it is perfectly plausible that the Syrian opposition grabbed some of these weapons in a successful raid.

More likely that somebody loaded up a few truckloads for some cash...


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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 01:36:18 PM »
More likely that somebody loaded up a few truckloads for some cash...

Yeah....it could be that simple.

But it sure wasn't Assad behind it.
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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 07:37:12 AM »
I think they got them from George Bush through the vast right wing conspiracy. :silly:  Then the weapons were snuck to Syria through the Arctic where any liberal will tell you the ice is all gone because of global warming because Bush didn't sign the Kyoto Accords.   :woohoo:  Then the wealthy of this country combined their assets to finance a 1,000 truck convoy to Syria in the dead of night and the NSA was so busy monitoring nuns, retirement homes, day care centers, and churches they missed it. 88finger point
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Re: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 07:45:23 AM »
Assad is winning this war.  It would be illogical and entirely counter-productive for him to use chemical weapons at this point.  On the other hand, the west is panicked over the fact that Assad is winning, but cannot get involved without some pretext that justifies intervention.  So call me skeptical.

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