US Agent Says There Were WMDs Found (& then lost) In Iraq
having served for 12 years as an agent in the US Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations . . . a trained Arabic speaker, was hand-picked for postings in 2003, first in Saudi Arabia and then in Nasariyah in Iraq. His mission was to locate suspect WMD sites, discover threats against US forces in the area and find Saddam loyalists, and then send such intelligence to the Iraq Survey Group and other agencies . . .In subsequent investigations by two US Congressmen, it was discovered that all 60 of Gaubatz' classified intelligence reports from Iraq have disappeared, supposedly erased from a computer at a US base in Saudi Arabia where they had been sent by Gaubatz.
Between March and July 2003, he says, he was taken to four sites in southern Iraq — two within Nasariyah, one 20 miles south and one near Basra — which, he was told by numerous Iraqi sources, contained biological and chemical weapons, material for a nuclear programme and UN-proscribed missiles. He was, he says, in no doubt whatever that this was true.
According to the article, Saddam's thugs teamed up with Syria and Russia to excavate the materials and ship them to Syria after the group responsible for uncovering these weapons refused to follow up on Gaubatz' reports.
Apparently US intelligence knows where these materials are being stored in Syria. They also, apparently, are aware that the nuclear materials are now being enriched in Syrian labratories.
Why haven't we heard of this? The article speculates that it is because the chain of events is too revealing of the total incompetence of the Bush administration's handling of the invasion and that Democrats do not want to draw any attention to the possibility that there actually were WMDs in Iraq since that would undermine their entire basis for opposing the war in the first place.
Is there any truth to this story? If not then we have just one more conspiracy to debunk.
If the story is true, however, it would shake up the geo-political status of not only the Middle East but of the entire world. Syria, Russia, Iran & North Korea collaborating with Saddam's Baathist's to create the world's first "Arab/Muslim Nuclear Bomb"?
Personally, I expect this story, like so many others, to be casually dismissed by the MSM and relegated to the obscurity of internet blogs like mine where it will undoubtedly disappear from sight and mind entirely.
And the truth? One day it will be revealed to us all. Hopefully not with an unexpected and unusually large explosion somewhere.