This is somewhat off topic, I know, but it makes sense to me now when I think of how Saddam hid his WMDs in Syria when we invaded Iraq and we didn't do anything to stop it. The USA knew about the WMDs in Iraq because we gave them to Saddam. We knew about and allowed Syria to hide them in order to set them up at some future date under the same pretext as Iraq. There will be boots on the ground in Syria as sure as there were boots on the ground in Iraq.
Are the Syrian Chemical Weapons The Same Ones We Were Looking For In Iraq Years Ago?
I recall that when then President Bush was looking for WMDs....
reply to post by Neocrusader
We are (supposedly) out of Iraq now and the new Iraqi government is pro Assad. Iraq would be an ideal place to hide these weapons now,would it not? Especially if you already have the storage facilities in place.
Also, it was more than just a claim, I saw the sat photos.
edit on 15-9-2013 by abe froman because: (no reason given)
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped Saddam Hussein build up his arsenal of deadly chemical and biological weapons, it was revealed last night.
As an envoy from President Reagan 19 years ago, he had a secret meeting with the Iraqi dictator and arranged enormous military assistance for his war with Iran.
In 1988, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered chemical weapons attacks against Kurdish resistance forces, but the relationship with Iraq at the time was deemed too important to rupture over the matter. The United States did not even impose sanctions.
M. Zuhair Diab is a Syrian-born international security analyst living in London. From 1981 to 1985, he was a diplomat with the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Although the Syrian government has never admitted possessing CW agents for offensive military use, a number of official statements have implied the existence of CW or production facilities. In a 1990 speech, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad said: Israel is still superior technologically; and it is capable of inflicting on the Arabs human disasters in case of war. But the Arabs can, with what they have, inflict the same disasters on it. If the word “disasters” in the Assad statement is given a broad interpretation, one can infer that it means hitting civilian and strategic targets with CW
Finally, President Assad, after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on May 1, 1997, replied to a journalist’s question about Israeli allegations that Syria was manufacturing CW by saying: Those who have nuclear weapons do not have the right to criticize others regarding any weapon which they possess. If they want disarmament, we should start with nuclear ones. We, the Arabs, are ready to get rid of other weapons. This oblique statement could be read as a confirmation that Syria possesses CW.
According to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, Syria “has had a chemical warfare program since the mid- 1980s.” 8 In 1988, a U.S. analyst described Syria’s CW capability as more advanced than that of Iraq, while noting that the latter had a larger stockpile
U.S. analyst described Syria’s CW capability as more advanced than that of Iraq, while noting that the latter had a larger stockpil
reply to post by intrptr
I think gulf war syndrome had more to do with all the weird pills they were giving us over there to supposedly guard against chemical attacks. Everybody was getting different pills too it was pretty weird. Thinking back on it, how can pills protect against those attacks any way?