Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 U.S. military operation, The Washington Times has learned.
Principled opposition? Nope. Self interested obfuscating criminals!
Most of Saddam's most powerful arms were systematically separated from other arms like mortars, bombs and rockets, and sent to Syria and Lebanon, and possibly to Iran, he said.
Why would that be:
The RDX and HMX, which are used to manufacture high-explosive and nuclear weapons, are probably of Russian origin, he said.
Russia was Iraq's largest foreign supplier of weaponry, he said.
The Stockholm International Peace Institute
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The Russian arms-removal program was initiated after Yevgeny Primakov, the former Russian intelligence chief, could not convince Saddam to give in to U.S. and Western demands, this official said.
Documents reviewed by the official included itineraries of military units involved in the truck shipments to Syria. The materials outlined in the documents included missile components, MiG jet parts, tank parts and chemicals used to make chemical weapons, the official said.
Remember Charles Dueffer's report said Saddam may have shipped a bunch of stuff to Syria. And remember this report from the UN inspectors entitled "Saddam shipped out WMD before war and after." That's vindication folks! Cram it down their snarling gobs!