Saddam's secrets

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Rick Moran reviews all the previous information to the effect that Saddam transported his WMD's to Syria before the war, information now confirmed by Iraqi General Sada, author, Saddam's Secrets.   He does a wonderful job of putting it all together. I'd add just one thing: the aborted  post—invasion chemical attack on Jordan where that government said the chemicals for the attack had been transported to Jordan from Syria
 
Macsmind reminds us that Senator Rockefeller made his trip to Damascus just prior to the reported transshipment of WMDs, a trip in which he has admitted he warned Assad that the invasion  of Iraq was certain.  
 
Clarice Feldman   1 26 06

UPDATE:

Doug Hanson writes:

In addition to the moving WMD to Syria theory, there are two things relating to this case that the left and the antique media continue to cover up or ignore.

First, the press has continually moved the goal posts on what constitutes a "stockpile" of weapons.  As I pointed out in my piece from almost two years ago, the criteria for the press seems to be pallets of chemical projectiles standing ready in bunkers or near artillery positions.  The media fails to explain the biological seed agents that were discovered by the ISG, and the huge amounts of CW precursors found in underground bunkers.  Nor has the left provided the rationale for Saddam retaining and possibly seeking processed uranium in order to supposedly fuel destroyed reactors and enrichment labs.

Second, even if the US has not satisfied the media's vision of stacks of chemical weapons, it's all really beside the point.  The key issue for the US and the UN has been one of accountabilty.  Then—Secretary of State Colin Powell was very specific as far as CW was concerned.  He noted in his address to the UN prior to OIF that over 500 nerve agent artillery rounds remained unaccounted for.  In 2004, troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division encountered a binary Sarin nerve gqas artillery round rigged as an IED.  Later, Coalition forces found over 50 such 155mm binary rounds.

Instead of repeating the mantra of "no WMD have been found,"  the press should be concerned that only 10 percent of Saddam's known chemical rounds have been recovered.  The same is true for other types of WMD.  It is a relatively easy exercise to go through UNSCOM documents and other intelligence estimates to do a pre—war and post—war comparison.  If the press can examine in excruciating detail the voting patterns in the state of Florida in 2000, one would think they could analyze the "before and after" numbers concerning Saddam's WMD.

But they won't, so Americans have to rely on the new media to do their work for them. 

Rick Moran reviews all the previous information to the effect that Saddam transported his WMD's to Syria before the war, information now confirmed by Iraqi General Sada, author, Saddam's Secrets.   He does a wonderful job of putting it all together. I'd add just one thing: the aborted  post—invasion chemical attack on Jordan where that government said the chemicals for the attack had been transported to Jordan from Syria
 
Macsmind reminds us that Senator Rockefeller made his trip to Damascus just prior to the reported transshipment of WMDs, a trip in which he has admitted he warned Assad that the invasion  of Iraq was certain.  
 
Clarice Feldman   1 26 06

UPDATE:

Doug Hanson writes:

In addition to the moving WMD to Syria theory, there are two things relating to this case that the left and the antique media continue to cover up or ignore.

First, the press has continually moved the goal posts on what constitutes a "stockpile" of weapons.  As I pointed out in my piece from almost two years ago, the criteria for the press seems to be pallets of chemical projectiles standing ready in bunkers or near artillery positions.  The media fails to explain the biological seed agents that were discovered by the ISG, and the huge amounts of CW precursors found in underground bunkers.  Nor has the left provided the rationale for Saddam retaining and possibly seeking processed uranium in order to supposedly fuel destroyed reactors and enrichment labs.

Second, even if the US has not satisfied the media's vision of stacks of chemical weapons, it's all really beside the point.  The key issue for the US and the UN has been one of accountabilty.  Then—Secretary of State Colin Powell was very specific as far as CW was concerned.  He noted in his address to the UN prior to OIF that over 500 nerve agent artillery rounds remained unaccounted for.  In 2004, troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division encountered a binary Sarin nerve gqas artillery round rigged as an IED.  Later, Coalition forces found over 50 such 155mm binary rounds.

Instead of repeating the mantra of "no WMD have been found,"  the press should be concerned that only 10 percent of Saddam's known chemical rounds have been recovered.  The same is true for other types of WMD.  It is a relatively easy exercise to go through UNSCOM documents and other intelligence estimates to do a pre—war and post—war comparison.  If the press can examine in excruciating detail the voting patterns in the state of Florida in 2000, one would think they could analyze the "before and after" numbers concerning Saddam's WMD.

But they won't, so Americans have to rely on the new media to do their work for them.