July 24, 2006

July 24, 2006: WMD's, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon & Bekaa Valley

FOX News: Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq June 22, 06, FOX News' Jim Angle and Sharon Kehnemui Liss contributed to this report. -- via CNEWS Forum: misleadone , 7/22/2006 10:08:49

WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

"We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, chemical weapons," Sen. Rick Santorum .... "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist."

Click here to read the declassified portion of the NGIC report.

He added that the report warns about the hazards that the chemical weapons could still pose to coalition troops in Iraq.

"The purity of the agents inside the munitions depends on many factors, including the manufacturing process, potential additives and environmental storage conditions. While agents degrade over time, chemical warfare agents remain hazardous and potentially lethal," Santorum read from the document.

"This says weapons have been discovered, more weapons exist and they state that Iraq was not a WMD-free zone, that there are continuing threats from the materials that are or may still be in Iraq," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Nuclear--discussion posted by The real Leigh, 04-19-2006 and 6handicap, 04-19-2006

[....] Ever heard of NDMs... Nuclear Demolition Munitions? AKA nuclear land mines. They're dirty by design, used to make a choke point impassible due to high radiation levels. And not much bigger than a regular land mine.

There are tens of thousands of these things "out there".
They were deployed in the field with soviet troops in the 1960's. They've been around for 50 years. And with the disolution of the [Soviet Union], these became very saleable items. [....]

Dounreay plant Scotland 1/2 lb HEU, Highly Enriched Uranium MISSING

Project Sapphire Kazakstan 55 Kilograms HEU MISSING

Sukhumi Physics & Techical Institute Soviet Georgia 655 Grams HEU MISSING

250 Nuclear warheads total yield 20 megatons
not returned to Russia from Urkraine, possibly sold to mid-eastern countries. MISSING

General Alexander Lebed, Former Russian National Security Advisor states more than 100 "suitcase"

nuclear weapons(one Kiloton each) missing from Russian arsenal. Possibly sold to mid-eastern countries. MISSING

[....] Saddam killed in excess of 3 million of his own people, he invaded a neighoring sovereign country(Kuwait) just to get more oil(money/power), he defied the UN inspectors for over 7 years. He immediately started rebuilding his military forces after Desert Storm. He siphoned off 100's of millions of dollars from oil sales as his own people starved, to finance his lifestyle and military ambitions. His admitted hatred of America was such that I cannot believe he would hesitiate to support terrorists activities aimed at our destruction.

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" goes an ancient Arab saying, and if you truly look at the Islamic countries, they do support each other to our detriment, even those who purport to be our "friends", Kuwait(even after Desert Storm) and Saudi Arabia both clandesdantly support terrorists organizations. These organizations move freely throughout the entire region with the full knowledge of the countries involved.

Is the world and Iraq a better place without Saddam in power? Yes. Is forming a democratic form of government in an area of the world that has never known such, difficult? Also Yes.

Is oil a part of the equation? Yes. Is it the whole equation? I do not think so. [....]

Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Posted: 9:42 PM EDT (0142 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States removed nearly two tons of radiological and nuclear materials from Iraq last month, the Energy Department said.

The material could have potentially been used to make a "radiological dispersal device" -- a so-called dirty bomb -- "or diverted to support a nuclear weapons program," the department said Tuesday.

Radiological sources for medical, agricultural or industrial purposes were not removed, the department said. Less-sensitive materials were repackaged and remained in Iraq.

The departments of Energy and Defense removed "1.77 metric tons of low-enriched uranium and roughly 1,000 highly radioactive sources from the former Iraq nuclear research facility," Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said

Iraq's WMD Secreted in Syria, Sada Says
By IRA STOLL - Staff Reporter of the Sun
April 19, 2006

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.

New evidence: Saddam's WMD in Lebanon

Weapons transferred to Syria before war, then to Bekaa Valley [Lebanon]

[....] But over the last few months, U.S. intelligence managed to track the Iraqi WMD convoy to Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Through the use of satellites, electronic monitoring and human intelligence, the intelligence community has determined that much, if not all, of Iraq's biological and chemical weapons assets are being protected by Syria, with Iranian help, in the Bekaa Valley.

[....] At first, U.S. intelligence thought Iraqi WMD was stored in northern Syria. But in February 2003 a Syrian defector told U.S. intelligence the WMD was buried in or around three Syrian Air Force installations.

But intelligence sources said the Syrians kept dual-use nuclear components for themselves while transferring the more incriminating material to Lebanon. [....]

According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) between 1973 and 1990 the following countries supplied armaments to Iraq

Russia & warsaw Pact 30.301 Billion
France 5.595 Billion
China 5.192 Billion
Egypt 568 Million
U.S. 200 Million
Others 2.104 Billion

Just a documented historical review of SOME of the WMD at Saddams disposal.

For further reading on Saddams [sic] WMD capability go to: www.fas.org/nuke/guide/iraq/cw/program.htm

The Federation of American Scientists is endorsed by 67 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, economics, medicine and physics as sponsors. [. . . . ]


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