Monday, February 27, 2012


"It's an exponentially more dangerous program than Libya. We are talking about legitimate WMDs here -- this isn't Iraq."

I was conflicted on posting this news bit for a variety of reasons. I don't like to crow, and I am not absolutely certain of the content so it might not be what it looks an awful lot like it is, but I can't let it go.

Remember those WMD that the UN knew Iraq had, but couldn't find? A lot of folks such as myself suggested that they were moved into Syria before the invasion. Because we gave Iraq a month or more to prepare, they were able to move things and hide things quite well. A few days before the attack, a convoy of semi trucks left the country and drove to Syria containing... what?

Well the US State Department under President Obama and Hillary Clinton might have a suggestion, thanks to Josh Rogin at Foreign Policy:
This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable.
Now, Syria has a chemical weapons operation and used to have a nuclear power plant before Israel erased it, but the fact is, they don't have much going on there in terms of WMD, but the warnings are of a significant stockpile.

I recall in 2005 reading a news story where terrorists were caught in Jordan planning a poison gas attack on the country. The weapons were traced back to Syria, but they were said to be Iraqi in origin and type. Then I lost the link in a computer meltdown and have never seen the story again. There have been hints and whispers out there, but they get in the way of the "Bush was wrong!!! Bush Lied!!!" narrative.

1 comment:

pgree327 said...

This may be the story to which you were referring: