Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: “The data on Assad’s use of chemical weapons is fabricated just like the lies about weapons of [Saddam] Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” read a tweet on the feed of Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the Russian parliament’s international relations committee. “Obama is going down the path of G. Bush.”
Opinion: Thanks to some very dishonest politicians on the left and the mainstream press, most low-information Americans are completely unaware of Saddam Hussein’s formidable chemical weapons stash and his desire to emulate his idol Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon who marched the Jews into slavery in 605 BC.
“As early as April 1987, the Iraqis used chemical weapons to remove Kurds from their villages in northern Iraq during the Anfal campaign. It is estimated that chemical weapons were used on approximately 40 Kurdish villages, with the largest of these attacks occurring on March 16, 1988 against the Kurdish town of Halabja.
Beginning in the morning on March 16, 1988 and continuing all night, the Iraqis rained down volley after volley of bombs filled with a deadly mixture of mustard gas and nerve agents on Halabja. Immediate effects of the chemicals included blindness, vomiting, blisters, convulsions, and asphyxiation. Approximately 5,000 women, men, and children died within days of the attacks. Long-term effects included permanent blindness, cancer, and birth defects. An estimated 10,000 lived, but live daily with the disfigurement and sicknesses from the chemical weapons.” (About.com history of 1900′s)
General Georges Sada, in his book “Saddam’s Secrets” said this: “Everybody understood that reality (WMD’s) at the start of the (Iraq) war. I’m convinced it was only politics that made some people change their minds about the facts. When Saddam finally grasped the fact it was just a matter of time before Iraq would be invaded by the American and coalition forces, he knew he would have to take special measurers to destroy, hide, or at least disguise his stashes of biological and chemical weapons, along with his laboratories, equipment, and plans associated with nuclear weapons development. But then much to his good fortune, a natural disaster occurring in neighboring Syria, provided the perfect cover story for moving a large number of those things out of the county.”
(Page 259, Saddam’s Secrets: On June 4th 2002 a Syrian dam burst in Zeyzoun Syria, requiring aid. Saddam used the opportunity to ship his vast arsenal of chemical weapons to Syria under the banner of foreign relief using a 747 and several 727 jets).
Sada continues, “Furthermore, I know the names of those who were involved in smuggling WMD’s out of Iraq in 2002 and 2003. I know the names of the officers of the front company, SES, who received the weapons from Saddam. I know how and when they were transported and shipped out of Iraq.”
It was through the use of WMD’s that Saddam planned to first intimidate and control Middle East oil and then invade and destroy Israel. The White House and the Russians knew it and it is about time that Americans know it as well .
Based on 9/11, Saddam’s weapons may be aimed at us next.