Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion
Repost from the Examiner: Some leaked documents mention WMD in Iraq.
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By Jim Kouri of the Examiner
The Examiner reports Julian Assange’s release of classified documents on his web site Wikileaks reveals that U.S. did find WMD’s after all but the media did not cover it.
At the time, I remember watching the live invasion on television. I saw troops discover various caches of weapons and poisonous gas, and mobile vehicles full of radiation because they were used to make nuclear devices.
As myself and many others believed, even though U.S. troops could not find them at first, that Saddam had nuclear weapons but moved them before NATO Troops arrived.
It appears that, because he knew we were coming, Russia helped Saddam move the weapons out of Iraq through Syria. Why else was Russia still in Baghdad when we arrived?
We know that, when we arrive, Russia was helping Saddam’s family escape into Syria. It is easy to see that weapons were moved out through Syria as well before U.S. troops rolled into Baghdad.
According to the Examiner, “Now military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Washington, DC officials and the news media have ignored this information.
One of the WikiLeaks document dumps reveals that as late as 2008, American troops continued to find WMD in the region.
There are numerous mentions of chemical and biological weapons in the WikiLeaks documents, however the U.S. media appear only interested in those portions of the leaked material that highlight actions that are viewed as embarrassing for the U.S. military such as the accusation that U.S. commanders were aware of abuse and “torture” of prisoners by Iraqi soldiers and police officers.
According to Elaine Wilson of American Forces Press Service, the U.S. Defense Department continues to demand that WikiLeaks immediately return the stolen military documents, particularly those recently created that caused a big stir when published,
During that time, former Iraqi General Georges Sada, Saddam’s top commander, detailed the transfers of Iraq’s WMD. “There [were] weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,” Mr. Sada said. “I am confident they were taken over.”
Gen. Sada’s comments came just a month after Israel’s top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Moshe Yaalon, claimed that Saddam Hussein “transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria.”
In 2004, for example, American special forces members secretly purchased what they believed to be containers of liquid sulfur mustard which have been used since World War I. Following testing in a military lab, the chemical was then secured and transferred to a secret location.
Meanwhile, also in Iraq, U.S. recon soldiers inspected a suspected “chemical weapons” plant:
“One of the bunkers has been tampered with,” they write. “The integrity of the seal [around the complex] appears intact, but it seems someone is interested in trying to get into the bunkers.”
During the a battle in Fallujah, American forces claim they discovered a “house with a chemical lab … substances found are similar to ones (in lesser quantities located a previous chemical lab.” The following day, there was a call in another part of the Fallujah requesting “explosives experts to dispose of a chemical[weapons] cache.”
In addition, an armored vehicle came upon “155mm rounds filled with an unknown liquid, and several of which are leaking a black tar-like substance.” Initial tests were inconclusive. But later, “the rounds tested positive for mustard.”
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
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