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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

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Saddam's Agents on Syrian Border Helped Move Banned Materials

Washington Times: Saddam Hussein periodically removed guards on the Syrian border and replaced them with his own intelligence agents who supervised the movement of banned materials between the two countries, U.S. investigators have discovered.

The recent discovery by the Bush administration's Iraq Survey Group (ISG)is fueling speculation, but is not proof, that the Iraqi dictator moved prohibited weapons of mass destruction (WMD) into Syria before the March 2003 invasion by a U.S.-led coalition. . . .

The United States spotted the heavy truck traffic via satellite imagery before the war. But spy cameras cannot look through truck canopies, and the ISG has not been able to determine whether any weapons were sent to Syria for hiding.

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I'm not sure what they mean by "between the two countries." Saddam shuttled the "banned materials" back and forth? or just into Syria?

That "heavy truck traffic" before the war was probably just Saddam sending food and medicine to Syria.

I hate to think what would be considered "real proof" of the existence of those WMD . . .