WMD in Syria? More on that.

I recall reading about these trucks going into Syria with WMD ‘way back in 2002. If everyone knows this, why is nothing done?

I don’t pretend to know. But it’s pretty interesting. H/T Kobayashi who has a few thoughts on dissolving people in vats of acid.

And read Wretchard’s report on “passing faces”.

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  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    Clearly, the FP interview of Mauro confirms one reality in the intelligence world. There is hurricane of information out there- most of it irrelevant and most of it designed only to serve those who generate the paper.

    The problem is exacerbated by the reality that mountains of information have to be has to be sifted through to reach the relevant. Inevitably, some gold gets lost in the overwhelming panning process.

  • http://kmaru.blogspot.com KMaru

    One talk I heard at the IIS dealt with non-uniformed Russian military who’d been observed in Iraq packing the stuff up prior to 3/03, which was then correlated with satellite photos of the trucks going into Syria. Interestinger and interestinger…

  • gcotharn

    This is an outstanding interview. Mauro says:
    “There are even indications on the tapes that Iraq may have had a role in the 2001 anthrax attacks.”
    In late 2003, I read Laurie Mylroie’s book: “Bush vs. the Beltway”. Mylroie has lectured at Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy, and she worked in the Clinton Administration as an Iraq expert. James Woolsey contributed heavily to this book. Mylroie made a completely outstanding case that Iraq was behind the anthrax attacks in the U.S. Since, she has been critical of the Bush Administration for not telling the “real” reasons we invaded Iraq: Saddam’s involvement in WTC 93, 9/11, and the 2001 antrax attacks.
    From Jack Kelly:
    Miss Mylroie explains:
    “Ordinarily, anthrax spores contain an electrostatic charge that makes the microscopic spores stick together in clumps that are too big to be inhaled into the lungs. But these spores had been coated with a Teflon-like substance containing silica. … When U.S. Army experts tried to examine them, the spores refused to stay put on the glass microscope slide. … It behaved like no sample the Army scientists had ever seen. …
    “The weightless, almost gaseous quality made this batch of anthrax particularly effective as a weapon. … The Army’s premier anthrax expert, John Ezzell, was especially worried. The evident level of expertise involved in the production of this weaponized anthrax powder suggested that the United States had been attacked by a sophisticated, ruthless and formidable foe.”
    Had the anthrax in either of those envelopes been put into the ventilation system at the World Trade Center, it would have killed more people than the hijacked airliners did.
    On Oct. 25, 2001, an article in The Washington Post said only the U.S., Russia and Iraq were capable of weaponizing anthrax in the form found in the letters to the senators. And as we have seen, the FBI has been unable to duplicate it.
    The Washington Post’s editor Bob Woodward wrote in his book, “Bush at War,” that CIA Director George Tenet believed the anthrax attacks were made by al Qaeda, with the backing of a state. Vice President Dick Cheney agreed, but said it was important not to talk about state sponsorship, “because we’re not ready to do anything about it.”
    Miss Mylroie deftly summarizes evidence linking 9/11 hijackers to the anthrax letters. Mr. Woodward quotes Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Mr. Cheney’s chief of staff, in explaining why the administration did not acknowledge an al Qaeda link, even though it thought there was one: “If we say it’s al Qaeda, a state sponsor may feel safe and then hit us, thinking they will have a bye, because we’ll blame it on al Qaeda.”
    The FBI’s bizarre focus on Mr. Hatfill — against whom not a shred of evidence has been found — may be less political correctness run amok than a deliberate deception, a means of calming Americans until the real source of the problem can be dealt with.
    If al Qaeda could all by its lonesome have produced the anthrax in the letters to the senators, surely they would have attacked us again by now.