This is not true; Iraq's WMDs are not in Syria.
If they are, it must be a pitifully small amount, so small that the Syrian authorities were never even notified or noticed for that matter.
You see, this whole time since U.S. invaded Iraq, the resistance, the Sunni resistance, has been directed and reinforced from the Syrian border and
Syrian territory, much like Sunni's in Syria supply Hezbollah via Iranian shipments. The Hezbollah situation is a matter of 'the enemy of my enemy
is my friend' because it is a case of Sunnis and Shias working in unison against their enemy.
But if this happened, the WMDs being spirited away to Syria days or weeks before the invasion, the U.S. would know about it
. And if they knew
about it, they would've used it as a pretext to extend their 'middle eastern holiday tour' to include Syria as well as Iraq and Afghanistan. The
president of the U.S. would jump for joy at the sight of an intelligence document, complete with pictures, providing necessary evidence that WMDs DID
exist in Iraq, that they were smuggled into Syria the U.S. enemy, and that now he could send forces into Syria for the same reason he invaded Iraq!
Trust me, they'd be all over this. Syria would be like Iraq except without the sectarian violence; there isnt a sizable minority there of any kind
really, just mainly Sunni tribes. It would be easy. It would be doing Lebanon and Israel a favor. It would be assisting the peace process by removing
one piece that doesnt fit their idea of how it should be.
Noo, I still think Sadamn would have more to gain by getting rid of the WMD's. If he did use them on Coalition troops, the world would be in
uproar, and we would have other wars on our hands. He literally had thousands, we know, because we helped stockpile them, yes, granted. Suddenly they
Saddam is dead. He has nothing to gain and had nothing to gain. The U.S. did assist Saddam against Iran during their war with chemical and/or
biological weaponry. And that weaponry was used by the Hussein regime to murder innocents as we know, as well as Iranian soldiers and Shia dissenters.
That ended in 1988, that war. We went into Iraq the first time under president Bush senior just a few yrs later.. we werent worried, i wonder why that
is? considering we gave them to them.
probably because we didnt give them TOOOO much, just enough to gain a solid advantage over Iran, much like we semi-created Taliban by arming and
training the Afghan resistence in the 1980's war with Russia. The U.S were working with Al-qaeda who was on Afghanistan's side back then as well,
although it was a different organization back then.
notice both sides we propped up won their respective wars, or in Iraq's case lost no ground against Iran. notice also that we went into both
countries decades later and removed both regimes, people we supported prior.
no, there was no way to truly know that giving the afgani's weapons and training would spawn the taliban, and no, we did not know that giving iraq
WMD's wouldve lead to a lie which led to a war which led to that regime being removed via the U.S. military?
*a hypothetical made-up message from a father to his son*
"You know son, back when your dad was working for President Reagen in the White House during the 80's, our administration gave Iraq certain
chemicals to use in their war with Iran, mainly so we could proxy test their effectiveness on a large scale, you know..in a real life conflict.
Here's the thing, son. This is how you can spin violence into policy. The amounts were so small that which we gave them, but this was never divulged
due to CIA protocol. When I was in office back in 91', my invasion of Iraq to liberate Kuwait from Hussein was flawless because the man no longer had
the chemicals we gave their military, or else surely they would've used them against us I feel, especially to make a point since we had gave it to
'em to begin with you see.
So you can use this as the trump card of your administration son. You can even pass this by the United Nations by using the data from the original CIA
operation in which we had armed their regime, and the UN wont be able to lift a finger about it! Their hands are tied. Afterall we are the ones who
gave them the WMDs, China and Russia will not deny this because on the surface it appears to their benefit that we had made such a foreign policy
mistake back when I was Vice President. So how can you tell us that we don't know our own intelligence? It's a perfect pretext for a full fledged
regime change mission Junior, we've been talking about this for a long time.. and you know you have got to do this. With the anti-arab sentiment on
the rise since the 9/11 affair, the voters will approve of your every move, Congress will fund this thing. Think it over and give your dad a call in
the morning and we'll talk about it. You know I love you. Have a good night George."
[edit on 1/23/2007 by runetang]