By IRA STOLL, The NY Sun
According to a new book, Saddam's Secrets by Georges Sada, a top military advisor and former air vice marshal in Saddam's air force, the WMD's went where we all suspected... smuggled out of the country to various places, including Syria.
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."
Combining this with other realities. First there is the UN's documented find of proscribed missiles from Iraq, obtained between 1998 and the US entry into Baghdad in 2003, in a Netherlands junk yard. We know coalition troops found stashes of nerve gases in the country.
Hummm... proscribed missiles and nerve gases. Just what IS a WMD if not that? Did the gases need to be premounted to qualify?
"This book is not just a tell-all about Saddam Hussein," said Sada, 65, the former president of the Assembly of Evangelical Presbyterian Churches in Iraq. "I hope that this book will help people to see what this man was really like. But more than anything I hope that people who read it will see that appeasing tyrants is always a bad idea. As we all know now, kissing up to Saddam Hussein was a recipe for disaster. And we're still paying the price for that today."
Amen to that.
Ain't this all a rain on the "hate Bushie's" parade? Thus, don't expect this to get much publicity in the MSM until forced. One canalso assume it will not get the blessings of Bin Laden so lavishly bestowed on William Blum's "Rogue State".
The book was scheduled for release Jan 24th, 2006 and can be found at Amazon.com.