Saddam’s #2 air force official: WMDs were moved to Syria

You won’t see much examination of this in the anti-Bush/Iraq war MSM, but the NY Sun has an article up today that quotes Saddam’s number 2 air force guy as saying Saddam’s WMD were moved to Syria before the Iraq war:

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.”

It’s a lengthy piece, well worth printing and reading when you have some time. If this guy is correct, this is pretty explosive (no pun intended) stuff.

Don’t forget that former UNSCOM inspector Bill Tierney speculated in an interview with Frontpage Magazine last November that they had been moved to Syria as well. And also keep in mind Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s visit to Syria back in January of 2002 where he told Syria – an ally of Iraq – that he believed President Bush had already made up his mind to invade Iraq.

Just some food for thought.

(Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs)

Make sure to check out Rick Moran’s post on this. Publius Rendezvous is blogging on it as well.

More: Macsmind is on the same wavelength re: Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

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