- Feb 2, 2006
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So, your 'evidence' for them not having a black-market connection for WMDs is based on the fact that they had no WMDs.Napoleon's Nightingale said:Because Iraq did not have any nuclear bombs, it's chemical and biowarfare sites had been obliterated during the gulf war and were never repaired or rebuilt, and it's uranium stockpile had been seized, sealed, and locked up by the ISG and Saddam never tried to gain access to it after that point.
If they're found in Syria, doesnt this destroy this argument?
There's no exaggeration at all.Thats a misleading exageration. Saddam didn't sponsor any terrorist organization..he gave money to the families of dead suicide bombers after the fact.
In 1993, the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) directed and pursued an attempt to assassinate, through the use of a powerful car bomb, former U.S. President George Bush and the Emir of Kuwait. Kuwaiti authorities thwarted the terrorist plot and arrested 16 suspects, led by two Iraqi nationals.
Iraq shelters terrorist groups including the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), which has used terrorist violence against Iran and in the 1970s was responsible for killing several U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians.
Iraq shelters several prominent Palestinian terrorist organizations in Baghdad, including the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), which is known for aerial attacks against Israel and is headed by Abu Abbas, who carried out the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro and murdered U.S. citizen Leon Klinghoffer.
Iraq shelters the Abu Nidal Organization, an international terrorist organization that has carried out terrorist attacks in twenty countries, killing or injuring almost 900 people. Targets have included the United States and several other Western nations. Each of these groups have offices in Baghdad and receive training, logistical assistance, and financial aid from the government of Iraq.
In April 2002, Saddam Hussein increased from $10,000 to $25,000 the money offered to families of Palestinian suicide/homicide bombers. The rules for rewarding suicide/homicide bombers are strict and insist that only someone who blows himself up with a belt of explosives gets the full payment. Payments are made on a strict scale, with different amounts for wounds, disablement, death as a "martyr" and $25,000 for a suicide bomber. Mahmoud Besharat, a representative on the West Bank who is handing out to families the money from Saddam, said, "You would have to ask President Saddam why he is being so generous. But he is a revolutionary and he wants this distinguished struggle, the intifada, to continue."
Former Iraqi military officers have described a highly secret terrorist training facility in Iraq known as Salman Pak, where both Iraqis and non-Iraqi Arabs receive training on hijacking planes and trains, planting explosives in cities, sabotage, and assassinations.
And in any event, giving money to suicide bombers' families, alone, is supporting terrorism.
Its evidence that Iraq is STILL a part of the war on terror NOW.And? Thats not evidence that Saddam has anything to do with it. Of course they'd follow us into Iraq.
Not that they have any (yet).We're lucky North Korea didn't start firing missiles at our mainland while we were busy playing finger paints in Iraq and toppling a completley inert dictator which posed no threat to us.
Of course, as evidenced above, we clearly don't need a NMD...
And we cannot/wont do that, because,...?An all out invasion probably would not be neccessary but I am in favor of taking military action against North Korea, yes.
I see.No. Iran is not our problem and won't be our problem until they develop sufficient missile technology to reach a U.S. territory. As it stands, Iran is Israel's problem.
And thew US should stand aside, allowing Iran to nuke Israel and Israel to retalliate in like and kind, because...?