Page 16 News: 1/26/06
Time for Page 16 News, and this one is truly not fit for a liberal news agency.
The 2nd in command of the former Iraqi Air Force (What little one there was) is now saying that Saddam stripped commercial jets of their seats, loaded them up with weapons, and shipped them over the Syrian border.
"The pilots told Mr. Sada that two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, Mr. Sada said. Then Special Republican Guard brigades loaded materials onto the planes, he said, including "yellow barrels with skull and crossbones on each barrel." The pilots said there was also a ground convoy of trucks.
The flights - 56 in total, Mr. Sada said - attracted little notice because they were thought to be civilian flights providing relief from Iraq to Syria, which had suffered a flood after a dam collapse in June of 2002...
The book [Saddam's Secrets] also says that on the eve of the first Gulf War, Saddam was planning to use his air force to launch a chemical weapons attack on Israel."
The worst thing about this? These allegations have been stated before (Iraqi Weapons In Syria?), but The Syrian government blew them off, and the media believed them. So after that the nation forgot about it because there was no more coverage on it.
Let's see how the News is reacting now:
Google News search for "Iraq Sada Syria" brings back 3 results.
Yahoo! News brings back one unrelated result.
Hat Tip: GOP and the City
Blogs For Bush
Also, Mexican border runners are taking notes from the Vietnam War and are using tunnels under the border to not only smuggle people, but also to smuggle massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border. How do we know? Because there were TWO TONS of Marijuana on the Mexican end waiting to be passed into the states.
"Investigators discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel yesterday extending about a half-mile and found about 2 tons of marijuana on the Mexican end.
The tunnel begins about 85 feet below a small warehouse about 175 yards south of the U.S. border. The other end is in an apparently vacant industrial building in Otay Mesa.
Late last night, authorities were still pulling marijuana out of the tunnel, which is outfitted with electricity and a ventilation system. The building is in an industrial neighborhood near Tijuana's airport." - San Diego Union Tribune
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin
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