Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Jack Kelly: A Syrian sidestep?

It's not safe anymore to mention WMD's or Weapons of Mass Destruction without making sure you have your ear-plugs in to avoid damage from the inevitable "BUSH LIED" scream that follows. So I'm just going to whisper to you about this and see what you think.

During the run-up to the Iraqi war the US ran around telling everyone who would listen that we were going to invade Iraq. Mostly to combat the government leaders of foreign governments who were being bought off with oil-for-food money(and the Democratic party..shhhh). During that time Saddam who was no fool, evil but not a fool, had plenty of time to move around his WMD's for later use or sale. And it appears that might be what he did.

I submit to you a series of recent and not so recent developments as listed by Jack Kelly:
Jack Kelly: A Syrian sidestep?: "Last month Moshe Yaalon, who was Israel's top general at the time, said Iraq transported WMD to Syria six weeks before Operation Iraqi Freedom began.

Last March, John A. Shaw, a former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said Russian Spetsnaz units moved WMD to Syria and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

'While in Iraq I received information from several sources naming the exact Russian units, what they took and where they took both WMD materials and conventional explosives,' Mr. Shaw told NewsMax reporter Charles Smith.

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Michael DeLong was deputy commander of Central Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September 2004, he told WABC radio that 'I do know for a fact that some of those weapons went into Syria, Lebanon and Iran.'

In January 2004, David Kay, the first head of the Iraq Survey Group which conducted the search for Saddam's WMD, told a British newspaper there was evidence unspecified materials had been moved to Syria from Iraq shortly before the war.

'We know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD program,' Mr. Kay told the Sunday Telegraph.

Also that month, Nizar Nayuf, a Syrian journalist who defected to an undisclosed European country, told a Dutch newspaper he knew of three sites where Iraq's WMD was being kept. They were the town of al Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria; the Syrian air force base near the village of Tal Snan, and the city of Sjinsar on the border with Lebanon.

In an addendum to his final report last April, Charles Duelfer, who succeeded David Kay as head of the Iraq Survey Group, said he couldn't rule out a transfer of WMD from Iraq to Syria.

'There was evidence of a discussion of possible WMD collaboration initiated by a Syrian security officer, and ISG received information about movement of material "
Now I'm not ready to call this the smoking gun. Honestly I don't want to know what happened to the WMD's. I hope that the CIA can find them and dispose of them without letting them blow up. I don't want to figure out where the WMD's were hidden by having one of them land on Israel.

You won't see much coverage of this in the press because the it doesn't jive with Bush Lied. And if you do read about this in the press it will be someone important asking why the Bush administration didn't know about this or why they failed to prevent it etc. Just keep your ears open and pray that we find these things before they get used.