In a report which might alternately be termed “stunning” or “terrifying”, United Nations weapons inspectors confirmed last week not merely that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but that he smuggled them out of his country, before, during and after the war.
Late last week, the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) briefed the Security Council on Saddam’s lightning-fast dismantling of missile and WMD sites before and during the war. UNMOVIC executive chairman Demetrius Perricos detailed not only the export of thousands of tons of missile components, nuclear reactor vessels and fermenters for chemical and biological warheads, but also the discovery of many (but not most) of these items - with UN inspection tags still on them — as far afield as Jordan, Turkey and even Holland. Notably absent from that list is Iraq’s western neighbor Syria, ruled by its own Baath Party just like Saddam’s and closed to even the thought of an UNMOVIC inspection. Israeli intelligence has been reporting the large-scale smuggling of Saddam’s WMD program across the Syrian border since at least two months before the war. Syria has long been the world’s foremost state-sponsor of terrorism. Perricos highlighted the proliferation danger to the Security Council, as well he should: UNMOVIC has no idea where most of the WMD material is today, just that it exists and it’s gone; and anything in Syria is likely to be in Jerusalem or New York tomorrow.
Yet you haven’t heard about it, have you?
One wonders where CNN and USA Today think twenty tons of nerve gas and Sarin came from: Chemical Weapons-Mart? Yet their coverage, like most major media outlets, mentioned not a word about Saddam’s smuggled WMDs, which -according to liberal dogma — “don’t exist.”
Even though the UN says they do exist, now spread around the world.
There are two strange things about that article. First, when it was originally published in June 24, the most recent UN MOVIC report (S/2004/435) said nothing of the sort. Second, the original publisher, "thevanguard.org" has taken "the lightning-fast dismantling" article off their website.
Hoax or honest mistake? You be the judge.
The Pentag0n-CIA led Iraq Survey Group's Duelfer report comes the closest to supporting the idea that WMD components were spirited out of Iraq, but even they did not find hard evidence.
er... bush was NOT correct, he said they had WMDs "in country" AND were continuing to develop... Per this report, they didn't... I'm still yet to understand... why we spent $1T, when a $5 bullet would do the trick... I'm independent, so I don't "buy" extreme liberal crap anymore that extreme conservative crap... Yes, he needed to be eliminated, but we went about it all wrong.
So, don't be dismayed when your taxes go up, or you lose significant benefits... that bill still has to be paid, with interest. (and what did it get us?)
Bush invaded Iraq for two main reasons: First, to put the fear of God into any Muslim who thought the US was a pushover because of our inability to stop al-Qaeda after they destroyed the WTC. Second, to show his daddy that he could finish the job that his daddy started.
Even Bush knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. He made it up, so he could attack Iraq, to pay back a benefactor. Iraq was not a threat to the US. You people talk politics all the time and are mostly in a thick fog!
Stunning news as liberals still keep thier heads in the sand not wanting to believe the truth. And now what will Obama do and say if it is unleashed on us. Blame it on Bush no doubt for not getting to them in time.