Saturday, July 22, 2006

Iraq To Syria WMD Transfer Shown To Be Mythical

The hard core denialists who continue to support the administration's WMD rationale for going to war with Iraq have lost another talking point.

After the specter of Iraq's active WMD programs was proved to be illusory, warmongering apologists have been making the claim that Saddam transferred his WMD to Syria. This was a claim that was impossible for observers to refute at the time due to the frosty relationship between Syria and the United States.

One country, however, would have made it their business to get to the truth of the matter.

This country is considered to have the best intelligence of anyone on the capabilities and intentions of its enemies in the Middle East.

The country, of course, is Israel.

The Baskervillian hound that is not barking in this case is the complete lack of reports of Israeli civilians donning their ubiquitous gas masks when they have sought refuge in bomb shelters from the rocket attacks of Hezbollah.

Syria and Iran are being touted as being behind the actions of Hezbollah.

Unlike in the opening days of both the 1991 and 2003 U.S. attacks on Iraq, the Israeli government has not instructed their citizens to make use of their protections (safe rooms, gas masks, etc.) against WMD.

This means that Israel does not believe that Iraq transferred its WMD to Syria.

QED

13 Comments:

Blogger Martian Anthropologist said...

Nicely done.

7/22/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Martian Anthropologist:

Thanks.

7/22/2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Oh, so the basis of this entry is just because Israel isn't worried about WMD's that means that Saddam didn't transfer his WMD's to Syria like many people believe. So in other words you still have no proof that it didn't happen and just because Isreal isn't afraid that means it was a myth.

That is pretty flimsy don't you think? But of course you liberals have been calling Bush a liar without evidence, so I really don't expcet anything different.

7/22/2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Jon:

As usual, you advertise the fact that you are risibly ill-informed about international affairs.

If there was any chance in hell that Iraq transfered WMD to Syria, Israel would know.

In that case, they would be taking the prudent precaution of telling their citizens to protect themselves against possible use of said weapons.

Its all quite logical. And simple. And you don't get it.

7/22/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger DrewL said...

"Calling Bush a liar without evidence." Now there's an interesting statement. And a completely ignorant one, at that.

7/22/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

DrewL:

Agreed. Especially since Bush himself has never claimed that the imaginary Iraqi WMD were sent to Syria.

It was the apologists for the war who pulled that one out of their asses.

Those are the people who I am calling liars here.

7/23/2006 11:01 AM  
Blogger bollocks 12355 said...

I doubt if Syria would use WMD on Isreal even if they did heave them as Isreal has nuclear weapons. Tony Bliar once again was the first western leader to offer British troops as a UN protection force, even though the British Armys moral in Iraq is rock bottom, this lying piece of work has destroyed the UK and practically destroyed our Armed Forces , he is the biggest traitor to ever have Governed in the UK.

7/23/2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Mack W.M.B.:

I agree that Syria would not thus risk annihilation.

But Israel would have to expect the worst vis a vis their civil defense if they believed that Syria possessed WMD.

Your comments about the effects upon Great Britain from BLiar's unwise cooperation with George W. Bush are well taken.

7/23/2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger Wally Banners said...

lmao your gonna have a cow when Iran gets nuked ROFL!

7/23/2006 11:42 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

So if you agree that Syria wouldn't use them out of fear of what Israel is capable of doing then your argument for saying that the transfer of WMD to Syria is myth doesn't hold any water at all and is far from logical.

Drewl, how about sharing some of that evidence about Bush lying. By the way just saying it isn't evidence.

7/24/2006 4:28 AM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Wally:

Only a psychopath would make a comment like that.

7/24/2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger Effwit said...

Jon:

My post was about the threat of Hezbollah, which all the apologists are saying is equipped by Syria, using WMD against Israel.

In case you haven't noticed, Syria is not attacking Israel (yet).

Bush lied, inter alia, about Iraq's WMD, about the imminence of the threat from Iraq, about not having a criminal record (just before his DUI in Maine came to light), about holding accountable the people who leaked Valerie Plame's identity, etc.

You prove that these aren't true.

7/24/2006 8:28 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

effwit,

Bush didn't lie, it turned out the intelligence was wrong (that doesn't make it a lie) He never said Iraq posed a imminent threat (those were someone elses words being attributed to President Bush)the release on Valerie Plames name was never a violation of any law (she was not a covert operative as covered by the law) Robert Novack even admitted that he didn't get the name of Valerie Plame from Libby, Rove or Cheney. He already had her name from another source that he will not divulge. Regardless of all of what I just talked about, Libby is not facing any charges related to the release of Plames name, only the fact that he lied to investigators and a grand jury.

7/29/2006 9:49 PM  

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