Thursday, May 21, 2015

Weapons of Mass Destruction Hiding in Iraq? Why USA Went Into Iraq

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                                                                                   

Those of us old enough remember when on October 7, 1985, Abu Abbas, a Palestinian terrorist and 3 cohorts of the PLF,  murdered a 69 year old Jewish man who was wheelchair bound, Leon Klinghoffer.  Leon,  who happened to be a passenger on the cruise ship, Achille Lauro, was there with his wife, Marilyn, celebrating their 36th  wedding anniversary.  He was shot in the forehead and chest because he was Jewish. They forced the barber on the ship and a waiter to throw his body and wheelchair overboard.
Abu Abbas (1948-2004) 
 Abu Abbas was living in Iraq and was captured by US forces in Baghdad, Iraq less than a month after the US invasion which was on March 19, 2003. "Abbas, whose given name was Mohammed Abbas, was captured in southern Baghdad by U.S. forces in a raid in April, and lived the last 11 months of his life in American custody."  He died in Iraq.  Israeli intelligence officials said the PLF faction under Abbas was a conduit for Saddam Hussein's payments to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. Need I say more?  Saddam was backing the terrorists.   His original name was Muhammad Zaidan, known as Muhammad Abbas.  He was the founder and leader of the PLF or Palestine Liberation Front, small potatoes and a branch of the PLO.  
The PLO accepted responsibility for the murder.  The terrorists were holding the passengers and crew hostage because they wanted the release of 50 Palestinians in Israeli prisons.   So adamant were the Palestinians about their hatred of Jews that they singled out innocent Jewish civilians far away from the Middle East in their conquests.  All Jews in the world were in peril and didn't realize it.
So the USA invaded Iraq and this episode was just one of many that caused the invasion.  The biggest reason was the attack on 9/11.  This was September 11, 2001.  Saudi Arabians had nose-dived right into the tallest building in New York, the Twin Towers,  killing over 2,000 people besides themselves in this suicide mission that would take them to Paradise, they thought, as martyrs.  Though these piloting the plane were from Saudi Arabia, Iraq was thought to be holding the blame.  It was Saddam Hussein who seemed to be the chief of all this hatred when it was told to our oval office in Washington that the weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq with Saddam's blessings.  He was such a well known horrible man as it was.  Nothing was beyond his list of horrible acts.  His weapons of mass destruction had killed about 100,000.

Saddam even tried to have George H.B. Bush assassinated " 14 men working for Saddam Hussein smuggled bombs into Kuwait to assassinate him by a car bomb during his visit there on April 13, 1993.  It happened several months after he had left office in January 1993.  The Directorate of the Iraqi Intelligence Service was behind the plot.

It must be remembered.  "During the September 11 attacks, 2,996 people were killed: 2,977 victims and the 19 hijackers. These immediate deaths included 246 victims on the four planes, 2,606 victims inside the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 victims at the Pentagon. The event on September 11, 2001, was the deadliest terrorist attack in world history and the most devastating foreign attack on American soil since the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941." Then, 2,403 were killed and 1,178 were wounded.  
Syria and Iraq, neighbors

It's possible that Assad of Syria had the weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein had hidden.  The USA looked for them, but it was like trying to find that needle in the haystack.  Chances are that he had them trucked out and hidden by Assad in Syria.  In fact, my cousin in Houston just told me of a conversation he had recently had with an Iraqi cab driver who was a driver of a mysterious truck there, at about that time.  He wasn't told what the truck was carrying even though it was an oil truck.  What a perfect disguise for a truck full of deadly weapons.   Assad has had more weapons of mass destruction than you can shake a stick at at his disposal besides what Iran has sent to him.  
Sadaam Hussein (1937-2006)

The attack on the Twin Towers and further attacks on our land was about the biggest shock ever to Americans.  We hadn't felt attack on our land during WWI or WWII except on Pearl Harbor, and that was far away from the other 49 states.  This was right in New York!  When news came out that our intelligence said Sadaam was the cause, I hollered and screamed along with all the others to attack while our government was weighing the pros and cons.  It seemed forever.  Bush had to make the decision quickly and he did.  We saw scenes of very happy Iraqis cheering us on as they toppled his statute.  Those that would be born in 2001 are just teen agers now and wouldn't know, but I saw in Annapolis, Maryland avenues of cars with the American flag  flying out of the windows of each one proudly displaying their admiration for our country.  Every car in the state was flying our colors.  When you're attacked, you usually have to make a decision about letting it happen and ignoring it  or doing something about it.  What did we do after Pearl Harbor?  We declared WAR.  

Book on Saddam Hussein, Ontario, Oregon Library, This one might be the one I read.

Saddam: King of Terror 

$10.99 from 3 stores
by Con Coughlin · HarperCollins · Ebook · 384 pages


  1. thanks for all the good articles nadene but this one is particular makes me remember many terrible things. i still remember the killing of the jewish man mr klinghoffer. and his only "crime" was being jewish. i agree with everything you have stated here. assad hid those weapons from the inspectors (who were a un joke anyway-much skullduggery there) and actually we all knew it but that was quite the game political football the global players were playing to say there were no wmd's there. makes me ill how that played out. i also know about things (i was told years later) from iraq through my dear friend and neighbor who went 10 years ago to iraq to train iraqi policemen in order to help the coalition. he met a kurdish man (peshmerga) telling of the terrible crimes committed against the kurds of northern iraq. this particular kurdish man told of finding plutonium shipments that were slated for iran. weapons of massive destruction were being sent from every direction from saddam and hidden also so they could get into hands like i just described. saddam's scud missiles were aimed at israel and he was doing all he could to help every enemy of israel he could find. and horribly mistreating his own people all the while. that story and all of the dots that still need to connect is still going on. i get the feeling many things will be telling the story soon. damascus is going to be toast soon-not later-for it's role in what is happening and the facts are only trickling out. but the whole story won't come to light until after there is more horror to take place. i get the feeling that we can only scratch the surface in what all is planned and to be carried out by those who took up where saddam hussein left off.

  2. Thanks, Andre! More interesting facts to add. Yes, I read a book about him that told of all the killing he did to his own cabinet members, family members, people close to him because he was so paranoid. He was really one horrible person. The USA couldn't have picked a worse person to attack, he even outdid Assad in horror, and that's pretty bad.