Monday, July 23, 2012

Again, how many 'Made In Iraq' labels

or the equivalent, are on some of this stuff?
The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.Link


Keith said...

Not sure.

Necessity finds men with strange bedfellows and all that, but Iraq and Syria have been traditional foes since before the time of the Babylonian empire.

My guess would be the Assad regime made its own counterbalance to what Britain and the US supplied Saddam

Sigivald said...

Remember when claims of Syrian WMDs were just a ploy by the evil NeoCons to foment war?

Good times.

(That said, I'm waffly about whether any of them are Iraqi in origin or not - or rather, if any of them are, if they're still functional.

Iraq really does seem to have stopped making WMDs in the early to mid 90s [despite Hussein wanting everyone to think otherwise - to keep Iran in check - quite successfully and to his own vast harm in the end]. as far as I know.

Which would mean any Iraqi WMDs moved to Syria before the Second Gulf War would be something like 20 years old, and of dubious reliability.

So there's that.)

Firehand said...

Considering what I'm told tends to pass for 'maintenance' over there, I very much hope so.

More concerning would be if, in those convoys running into Syria before the invasion, there was the lab equipment to produce the stuff.

One of the things I'm still pissed at Bush about: he was so busy trying to be bipartisan and make the UN happy, he didn't order the AF to drop some packages on those convoys