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Thread #86221   Message #3100331
Posted By: Teribus
22-Feb-11 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
Subject: RE: BS: WMDs WERE found in Iraq!
"BTW, will you answer me this question??? Remember back when Han Blix -- remember him -- the war mongers were saying stuff like, "Prove you got rid of the stuff we gave you, Saddam"... I mean, there were pages and pages of stuff that the US said that Saddam had to have??? How would they know about that stuff if it didn't come from *US*???

Of course I will answer your question Bobert, it would be impolite not to. You will neither like it nor (perish the thought) accept it, but anyway here goes:

1. Which "warmongers ever said "Prove you got rid of the stuff we gave you".

I do not believe that that question was ever put by anybody.

I do believe that in accordance with UNSCR 1441 Saddam was asked to make a full declaration relating to WMD and WMD programmes in Iraq that request being made formally by the UN.

I do believe that Dr Hans Blix, Head of UNMOVIC, regarded the Iraqi Declaration delivered in December 2002 to be untruthful and false (which it did prove to be).

I do believe that Dr. Hans Blix and his team had a list of discrepancies between what precursor material had been delivered to Iraq and what had been allocated to the "end-user" use (e.g. fertilizer) and what had been diverted to the production of chemical weapons. There were discrepancies in munitions made and munitions expended or destroyed unsupervised.

But at no point in the process at anytime Bobert did anybody ever ask:

"Prove you got rid of the stuff we gave you".


2. "There were pages and pages of stuff that the US said that Saddam had to have??? How would they know about that stuff if it didn't come from the *US*???"

Unfortunately Bobert it wasn't the US who said that Saddam had to have the stuff was it? It was first UNSCOM (the organisation that Scott Ritter and Hans Blix worked for) and then UNMOVIC and even then they did not say that he HAD TO HAVE IT, UNSCOM's Report dated 19th January 1999 only went so far as detailing the discrepancies and what Saddam MAY STILL HAVE. Which sort of answers your question as to how the US knew what Saddam MAY STILL HAVE because the UN's weapons inspectors told them.

Last but not least we have:

"Saddam gassed the Kurds" Where'd he get the gas???

He made it Bobert, the Iraqi Authorities had bloody great factories churning the stuff out, he didn't have to buy it, or borrow it, all he had to do was make it.