how did the syrian "weapons of mass destruction" get there? simple. courtesy of the turks.
o.k., let us plug "the way back machine" into the wall socket, and engage our collective memories if just for a little bit. sort of clear the cobwebs of history, and apply a little reason. it should have been done a long time ago, but, better late than never.
do you remember when the united states and the coalition powers, e.g., u.n. membership that would get its hands dirty, were ramping up for the second invasion of iraq? when saddam hussein was still in power, and still blustering that he would defeat those powers being assembling by george bush?
during that ramp up, the united states (and presumably other coalition powers) approached turkey for permission to stage invasion forces on the turkish and syrian borders, so as to be able to perform a "pincer movement" on syria, e.g., to invade from the north as well as the south of iraq. iraq was in a pretty tenuous position anyway, and to have been faced with the prospect of a major invasion from the north would have made the situation well nigh impossible for the iraqi military.
well, it appeared as if turkey would grant the u.s. and coalition forces access to turkey to stage forces for an invasion. then it didn't. then it did. it was simply to watch courtship carried on by two suitors for the favors & charms of a not so reluctant miss: business, at its basics, and at its basest. simple as that. and, finally, turkey denied permission for the u.s. and coalition forces to stage an invasion of the northern syrian areas.
this, my dear friends, is what a bargaining session looks like when viewed from the outside, and when viewed from the perspective of history. and, this is precisely what happened.
the turks took the side of the highest bidder, and that highest bidder was iraq and saddam hussein. he simply bought the turks, and assured himself that at the least he would be fighting a one or two front war (the southern borders, and the water, ... , never forget the navy, and never forget marine amphibious forces, which are incredibly mobile thanks to the amphibious landing carriers and other associated fleet resources.) at least this way, he was not facing a northern component of an invasion, as well.
well, the u.s. could not stage in turkey. nor did turkey allow the u.s. other associated buildup, including the amount of flyover over and from turkey necessary to interdict targets in syria.
so, in the weeks preceding the actual launch of the assault into iraq, we had the spectacle of the iraqi's sending a steady stream of heavy trucks into syria, along their common borders in the north western part of iraq. a lot of booty went into syria, ... , some of it money & artifacts, ..., some of it chemical weapons, and the manufacturing infrastructure used to make it.
and, i have always argued, almost from day one, that this is where the iraq chemical weapons stocks and manufacturing capability went. saddam hussein simply shipped it to his baathist cohorts in syria, to preserve it, hoping to ride out the invasion as mustered by george bush the younger, just as he had been delivered from destruction at the very last moment by george bush the elder.
it was good analysis then. unfortunately for me, it was not an analysis backed up by subsequent cia investigation (they didn't want to know very damned bad, did they), nor was it analysis that was even hinted at by the mainstream media (not only did they not want to know, but, it terms of bulwarking their leftist agenda and promoting and protecting barack "the one and true hussein" obama, it was fact and analysis that they actively suppressed.)
in my view, it is absolutely confirmed analysis and argument now. the facts speak for themselves, now.
and, the media and the leftists would be suppressing these facts today, were it not for one salient little situation, which demands the matter be brought to light.--
the syrian government is gassing its own people in order to suppress an increasingly successful insurrection. google it. do a little work. you'll find the hints/suggestions/growing proof there, as it is appearing more often in posts from syria.
the truth can no longer be ignored.
and those of us who have been marginalized and ridiculed for the application of sweet reason, based on observed phenomena, will be vindicated.
not that you will ever hear about it, save from our very lips. laughing.
but, that is the way of things, and not to be railed against. it's just the way it is.
but, i was right then. and, i am right now.
and the media, and the left, and barack obama in particular, are exposed for the lying, cynical & manipulative bastards that they are. they attacked, ridiculed, and savaged george bush, and came up with the atrocious falsehood of "bush lied, people died," and now they are exposed for the craven liars that they were, and are.
i take my own little obscure satisfaction in all that.
now, it is for history to judge. (thank you, roy medvedev, for that timeless observation.)
john jay @ 08.27.2012