Years Later, There Has Been No In-depth Analysis By the Media
Ever wonder why the media simply assumed there were never WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction) found in Iraq? Well, I find it intriguing but part of the problem lies in the political leaning of most of the media. We know for a fact that Saddam Husein had them. He gassed his own people (the Kurds). He had nuclear facilities destroyed by Israel but they rebuilt and had a nuclear program going on even as recently at 2000. Partially enriched uranium was found in Iraq after the war. And, if Husein did not have WMD’s, why did he so blatantly defy the UN resolutions and fail to comply with them all the way to the destruction of his country and to his demise?
So what about the supposed missiles full of mustard gas and such like? Well, one reason there has been very little reporting coming out is because of how they were likely disposed of. Saddam had a lot of prior warning of what was going to happen and had time to prepare but he knew he could not allow the inspectors to run wild in his country because they would find something. When war was approaching, he took the time to clean up the crime scene and this blog post at “The Gentle Cricket” does a good job of outlining what probably happened. The most difficult thing is, the government can’t speak too openly about this because most of the intelligence data concerning it is classified. So, we have classified information that likely depicts a precision cleanup campaign conducted by someone who does not want open indictment.
Who Aided Saddam in Quickly and Cleanly Disposing of WMD”?
This “someone” was the one country that seeks constantly to irritate the United States and get away with as much skullduggery as possible. So, when the military buildup was going on, Saddam opened the doors to Russia and let them come in and clean up the mess. Why would Russia do this, you may ask? Two fold answer here.
One, the powers in Russia hate the United States. They have long mistrusted the Americans and their capitalistic economy that was the largest threat to communism. Even after the fall of the communist death grip, the communists still existed, jut by a different guise. Falling from a close second in world power to a distant second, third, fourth, or whatever they are now really hurt their ego. The want to see nothing more than a thorn in the side of the U.S. Therefore, they armed Iraq and other hostile middle eastern countries for many years going back to the cold war. Thus they were always there to assist Iraq when there was a conflict between them and the U.S. or Israel.
Two, because they were assisting Iraq, most of the weapons and chemicals in Iraq had Russian fingerprints all over them. For years Russia provided jet fighters, tanks, and missiles to antisemitic nations in the middle east. Russia did not want to be easily and openly implicated in supplying materials that contributed to major UN violations. Thus, they wanted to come in an disinfect Iraq of all Russian collusion.
So, if this is true, what did the Russians do with the stuff? Most of the evidence points in the direction of Syria and Lebanon. Russia didn’t need the stuff and they would gladly send it even closer to Israel into the hands of another country that was crazy enough to possibly use chemical some day or even more likely, put it in the hands of terrorists with no national ties.
Russian Spetsnaz Special Purpose Involvement
According to former .Deputy Undersecretary of Defense John A. Shaw, a leading expert from the Pentagon, “They were moved by Russian Spetsnaz (special forces) units out of uniform, that were specifically sent to Iraq to move the weaponry and eradicate any evidence of its existence.”
So this is why so little evidence of WMD’s were found. And coupled with the partially enriched uranium one must wonder why the media did so much to highlight the absence of WMD’s. They fell right into the Russians plans and blamed the Bush administration and British intelligence for presenting false information about the existence of such material.
Link: The Gentle Cricket
– by J.Wade Harrell,