Thursday, January 26, 2006

More about the WMD to Syria theory

This should really get more exposure than it probably will (HT The Corner):
The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.

The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week. He detailed the transfers in an interview yesterday with The New York Sun.

"There are 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."

Mr. Sada's comments come just more than a month after Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Moshe Yaalon, told the Sun that Saddam "transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria."

Is it true? Maybe, maybe not. The General is trying to sell books. But so much has been quietly made about the probability that Iraq shipped WMD off to Syria before the war, and it never seems to get a lot of coverage in major media. I'd like to see one of our major news services do a series on it to prove or disprove it once and for all. I'm not holding my breath on that, though.

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