Saddam’s Syrian WMDs


There’s a fitting irony that the three men heading up the effort to deal with the Syrian situation, Obama, Kerry and Hagel, were all notorious for their Iraq War stance.

Syria’s WMDs is a problem left over from the Iraq War when Saddam shipped Iraq’s weapons into Syria. That conspiracy theory came from none other than this guy.

Ten years ago, James Clapper, now the Director of National Intelligence, said he was “unquestionably sure” that Saddam’s WMDs had been moved out of Iraq. Top Iraqi generals stated that the WMDs had gone to Syria.

Obama, Kerry and Hagel’s Syrian War is haunted by their destruction of the Iraq War and as Assad deploys his Weapons of Mass Destruction, the question that the doves twittering about soft power in Washington don’t have the courage to ask is how many of those weapons that will either kill civilians or fall into the hands of terrorists came from Saddam Hussein’s secret storehouses in Iraq.

Assad is using Iraqi weapons against his opponents. The same weapons that Obama, Kerry and Hagel fiercely pretended didn’t exist because it served their political purposes.

Now they are forced to come to terms with the existence of those weapons… once again for political purposes.

  • truebearing

    How do they explain their mutable morality, where in Saddam’s case, gassing many thousands of Kurds and Shiites wasn’t grounds for action, but Assad’s comparatively small atrocity is? And then there is the Left’s insistence on stopping the genocide in Bosnia, yet not in Iraq, where many more people were exterminated. Do they hate the Kurds, or something? Aren’t the Kurd’s women and children worth fighting for? Why does the Left hate the Kurds?

    • Aizino Smith

      Kurdish cause is not sexy in Democrat eyes, so it doesn’t matter how many of them are butchered.

      Democrats are just that way.

    • MarilynA

      Our policy is to protect Muslims and aid in the eradication of everyone else. We bombed the Christian Serbs to create a new Muslim state (with a vote at the UN) in Bosnia . We condemned Putin for going to the aid of the Christians in Georgia who were being threatened with extinction by Georgian Muslims. We turn a blind eye to the genocide of Christians by Muslims all over the globe, but get all up in arms over the death of a single Muslim. .

    • Gee

      Because the Kurds don’t hate the Jews

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    What amazes me is that whenever the subject comes up about there were no WMDS in Iraq the Conservative sit there with their thumbs up their ass and never mention the facts you mention in this brief article – some of the WMDS in Syria came from Iraq. That is why they couldn’t find them, as Saddam’s top generals declared that while Bush was dicking around with the useless UN and the Democrats in Congress Saddam moved the WMDS. Conservatives have always been cowards when it comes to standing up to the libtards with a few exceptions. We have a Fraud in Chief in the Oval Office and these conservative cowards refuse to expose him, that would include those here at Frontpage.

  • ConcernedCitizen999

    The primary priority for the Left is Power, and in the attainment of Power the end justifies the means.
    Truth? morality? consistency? rule of law? The Left doesn’t value these things at all.
    They’re are all just tricks that the Left uses to manipulate public opinion.
    The Left combines “selective enforcement” with all the forces that move normal Christian Americans when it’s to their advantage, when it helps them attain their primary objective, Power.
    And when these things stand in the way of attaining Power? they ignore or denigrate or lie about them.
    When the Left makes an emotional or moral or righteous appeal to public opinion they are only using their enemies sense of morality against them.

    In Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” the fourth rule is this:
    Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
    You can kill them with this,
    for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

  • Aizino Smith

    @ Daniel Greenfield

    How do we know that the chemical weapons that Assad are using came from Iraq.

    BTW I believe this, but what evidence do we have?

    For one Syria makes its’ own chemical weapons. Detractors of the Iraq war will claim ’til the cows come home that the weapons used are Syrian in manufacture, that we cannot prove other wise and the public will not believe otherwise.

    What will they use? Old military Markings? Serial Numbers? Makers marks or other manufacturing esoteria?

    Military marking can be sandblasted or painted over.

    Serial numbers would convince me. In a statistics class we saw an example of using statistics to measure German war production. Spies claimed 100,000s of German tanks being produced. Statisticians using their methods determined is was on the order of 10,000. The statisticians were right. But while our population is not illiterate it is functionally innumerate and that if a Big _______ problem.

    Looking at the manufacturer markings is is esoterica. Engineers, machinists, CIA people will understand it and care, but what percentage of our population is one of those.

    The latter 2 methods can easily overcome by strategist like James Carville or the blonde Democrat strategist who is always on Fox news. They do in media what jamming does in electronic warfare.

    And then the majority of the press will harmonize on the Democrat talking points. Rush Limbaugh has shown this with his montages. Many other talk show hosts do the same thing.

    If Assad uses up all the stocks of Iraqi WMDs, then the narrative will by Bush lied, republicans bad and the Iraqi WMDs never existed. They will use “Iraqi WMDs issue” similarly to the Bloody Flag of Post Civil War politics. They will use it like a cudgel.

    I am almost think the only solution is to get special Forces into a base with a large stock pile of Iraqi WMDs and film it with area shots to establish where they are and lots of close ups.

    • MarilynA

      There were pictures of convoys of Russian trucks crossing the Syrian border just prior to the US attack n Iraq, and Iraqi soldiers said they had them but were afraid to use them on Americans or fear of what the Americans would do if they did. They reported that they dumped the gas in the River. In addition, there was nerve gas antidotes all over the place in Iraq. . People’s memories are indeed only about 2 weeks long. .

      • Aizino Smith

        Actually some thespians found out and accidently proved that peoples memories are 2 weeks long.

        It goes like this. there was a play set in modern times. The playwright decided to add jokes about current political leaders and events to make it more real or believable. And it worked. People laughed at the jokes. But after a while people stopped laughing. that is when the thespians by trial and error found out the 2 week threshold. They had to keep updating their jokes. Theatre class was some what useful.

        Now if you would happen to know the play where that that happened and have news clipping documenting their story, i would be much obliged.

        I remember the trucks. There were films or pictures. and all the liberals will say is that anything could be under the tarp (la, la, la, can’t hear you, not listening).

        “Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night in eel-infested waters” -Vizzini

        I believe the Syrian, Iraqis and Russians said it was relief supplies because a damn burst in Syria.

        and the left believed that hook line and sinker. They also caught a lunker named John Kerry. He’d swallowed the hook.

        • glpage

          Georges Sada, a former Iraqi general, wrote a book in which he describes the movement of WMDs from Iraq to Syria.

          • Aizino Smith

            Yes, I know.

            I have not read his book but I believe it.

            Russia lost a client, Iraq, for some 10 years. Yet they engaged in a huge MASKIROVKA operation that is destroying the U.S.

            The simple fact that moving WMDs from Iraq to Syria enabled the Democrats to destroy bush and the Republican Party and get utter rejects (Kerry, Hillary and Obama) into office.

            Sometimes power is not how many battalions you have but in espionage, foreign intrigues and other things.

            M A S K I R O V K A

      • Aizino Smith

        “There were 56 flights disguised as a relief effort after a 2002 Syrian dam collapse”

      • guest

        i recall clearly the news telling of the large trucks crossing over into syria back before the iraq war and several news items mentioned that these trucks had wmd s in them.

  • alericKong

    It’s 5 years too late and it makes them look crazy. This only worked in 2008 because the steady drumbeat of “look who George Bush killed today.” Without that patronizing facade of empathy and pacificism, they will come across as maniacs.

    Obama won 2012 by cleaning out the ghetto and busing in illiterates on the premise of first black president. Republicans made the wrong calculation that the bum vote would be apathetic due to a bad economy. They did not see the apparent truth that crackheads and winos have been living outside of the effects of the Democratic political machine’s job killing regulations for decades.

    It takes a lot to cut through a heroin hangover. Voting for the first black president is one of them. I’m hoping in 2016, Stephanie “Bear Bryant” Cutter’s street team minions will be met with the routine homeless greetings: sucker punches, wet sneezes, and urination.

  • Ken

    When the US invaded Iraq, it found no chemical weapons. It is possible that they were shipped out of Iraq. On the other hand, considering how crazy Saddam Hussein was, it’s surprising that he didn’t use them to try to save his country. After all, desperate times require desperate measures. And it’s curious the the Bush administration didn’t make a big deal out of the fact that the weapons had been moved, if it knew. Of course, when none were found, it looked foolish–especially after that Nigerian uranium claim that was utter nonsense.