Saddam era WMDs captured in Iraq by ISIS
The British newspaper, The Telegraph reported this stunning little nugget yesterday, on June 19th:
Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX.
I thought there were no WMD’s in Iraq, of any kind? Whatsoever!
I think that, because for the past eleven years, I’ve had to hear it every single time I’ve watched a leftist/liberal/progressive/Democratic television station or show; read a blog, read a newspaper, read a book, read a magazine, had a discussion with someone, etc.
I’ve had it pounded into my brain relentlessly, the same litany of moonbat talking points: No WMD’s in Iraq, hence the war was started under “false pretenses”; Bush lied; intel was cherry-picked; it was an illegal war; Bush is a War Criminal, no WMD’s whatsoever…ad nauseum!
None. No room for equivocation, there were no WMD’s, of any kind.
Of course, we know that’s a lie, but it’s now become leftist/liberal/progressive/ Democratic “fact”, actually settled “history” to paraphrase the left’s new meme, that none ever existed.
And now we find out, that there was in fact an entire Saddam WMD complex, seized now by the ISIS that was known about, with bunkers full of deadly WMD’s/Chemical weapons, and it’s been sitting there all along.
Its history is so well known, that none other than the CIA keeps an updated page on the site, describing it down to the smallest detail.
Yes, the facility is “old." Yes, the facility has been known about since the 1980’s. Yes, the WMD’s seized by ISIS aren’t thought to be safe to be moved, or are even viable. Yes, the WMD’s in question were supposed to be in sealed bunkers, and last sighted by UN Weapons inspectors in the 1990’s.
But WMD’s in Iraq; the ones that don’t, or never existed? Amazing, just amazing! The fact that they were still there, in 2014, just waiting for ISIS to come along and seize them, makes me wonder what the hell the US Military was doing from 2003 – 2009? With all the resources we had in country, with all the US Dollars wasted in that country, we couldn’t decontaminate that site, and incinerate them to insure that they never fell into the wrong hands? I thought that was the reason we went there to begin with?
Maybe the US Military couldn’t find them? And the leftists deny they ever existed. But, ISIS knew they existed, and they sure knew where to find them, and now they have them.
Whether they’re still fully potent and viable is not the issue; what is the issue is that they are still dangerous and deadly….. to someone.
And ISIS has them.
Dale T. Armstrong is a Former United States Marine Corps Major Intelligence Officer. He has spent the greater portion of the past thirty-five years studying and writing about the intricacies of Islamic fundamentalism and its many sects, movements, and Sufi Tariqa. He attended the American University in Cairo, studied Arabic, was in Northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort, and was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal as a Marine Corps Captain, for a successful Counter-Intelligence Operation against the Iraqis during the Gulf War.