Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Linked via OrbusMax, WorldNetDaily delivers another “informed” account of the fate of Saddam’s WMD’s:

“Saddam general: WMDs in Syria”
“Another former confidant of ex-dictator makes claim, also links Iraq to al-Qaida”

From the article:

“A former general and friend of Saddam Hussein who defected but maintains close contact with Iraq claims the regime supported al-Qaida with intelligence, finances and munitions and believes weapons of mass destruction are hidden in Syria.

Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, southern regional commander for Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia in the late 1980s, spoke with Ryan Mauro of

Known as the "Butcher of Basra," al-Tikriti commanded units that dealt with chemical and biological weapons. He defected shortly before the Gulf War in 1991.”

Note that surname…  This fellow was from Saddam’s hometown and is likely Saddam’s kin…

You know, I think this fellow is full of compost and is simply trying to turn a long-lost status into fame today.

While remaining skeptical “we” the oft-misinformed people know the whole story, it’s plain to me this acount doesn’t pass the reality checks…

“He defected shortly before the Gulf War in 1991.”

Now read the rest of the article. In both the statements he makes and the statements imputed to him, he’s speaking either of the distant past or of events he didn’t witness. His claims about Al-Qaeda and WMD’s concern events which occurred years after he was safely locked up… Somewhere…

And as I have asked in other cases, where are the spooks in this? He defected before Gulf I. Before that, he admits committing what are probably war crimes against civilians. Therefore he survives under sufferance. Either everything he knows was turned over to CIA 15 years ago or the spooks gave him a bye – not likely. If “everything” went to the spooks, either they ignored “good” WMD evidence – at a time they were inventing BAD WMD evidence – or he didn’t have any good evidence.

Even if he did… This defection, which I remember, was a significant event. Are we to believe Saddam left plans intact that were compromised by a traitor?

In other words, he’s guessing. His may be good guesses, but they are based on old information and later second or third-hand accounts.

Those who insist the last chapter of the WMD saga has yet to be written may well be right. But this turkey won’t write it. He’s no Sada – he’s a suckup, looking for a few minutes of fame.

Throw the fish back. This one’s not a keeper.

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