what do steroids look like names of oral steroids infection in mouth generic name for losartan throat spray for sore throat blood in throw up tresiba vs toujeo what is lup sudden nosebleed causes birth control pil what cause lockjaw winter skin rashes abbreviation for quantity sufficient sintomas de influenza h1n1 depo shot pregnancy rate sam e depression reviews how to break up congestion thyroid problems weight gain what causes migraines in females i have to go pee can you take antacids with nexium optic nerve problems in eye causes for early period why does my cough taste bad sympton of uti what happens when humans get rabies how to get a pink tongue colace for pregnancy factor x deficiency sinus congestion headache krill oil better than fish oil ginseng and hypertension antidote to magnesium sulfate does albuterol give you energy swelling in bottom of feet novolog patient assistance how to treat iron deficiency unexplained bruising on legs and fatigue how many ml in a mg ed at young age hair loss due to medication treat high blood pressure how to ice your knee i hurt my knee fentanyl pain medicine dejerine-sottas disease pain in the heel bone medicine to stop throwing up buy dicalcium phosphate sodium phosphate mw banamine for horses simple fracture definition ?2,980 mentholatum ointment ingredients what is a tibia fracture can iron supplements cause headaches circumcision on adult whiteness on tongue light colored stools diabetic foot sore amitriptyline for headaches beta blockers and heat intolerance can you pass tension migraine headache eczema white spots causes of hydrocele phentermine by mail shingles duration of disease hormonal birth control risks palms of hands itch do i have colitis does paxil cause weight gain muscle relaxant cream chronic ear pain 100 mg bid reishi mushroom benefits list lavender water uses mirena and weight loss what is angiocardiography wart removal on foot appetite curbing pills diabetes symptoms kids feeling of being choked saline spray for nose postpartum pain medication what is ovarian cyst pain like vitamin k foods list what is lipitor medication used for eye pain causes rite aid vienna i have high anxiety procalamine vs tpn toxicology screening test list of modifiers pain above buttocks right side loperamide for opiate withdrawals visine active ingredient lens cleaner ingredients oval orange pill pediatric stomach pain and vomiting a tumor of the spinal cord gold bond ultimate healing aloe nose always itchy periods during menopause heavier calming pheromone spray for cats red bump inside bottom eyelid pains in arms calcium with vitamin d and magnesium finger blisters pictures cecal volvulus definition side effects of cirrhosis alcohol detox symptoms timeline controlled substance dea chapstick candy cane elevated cpk icd 10 ricola honey herb symptom of stomach ulcer how to loosen mucus in sinuses imodium active ingredient neck pain remedies tendinitis of foot symptoms of intestinal parasites urine culture and sensitivity interpretation colostrum anti aging mirena pros and cons 2015 difference between proventil and ventolin benztropine recreational use amaryl and weight gain technetium bone scan yeast infection with green discharge ruptured eardrum symptoms bald edges treatment is rizatriptan benzoate a narcotic plantar warts after freezing adults and chickenpox 103 grados fahrenheit a centigrados long term effects of adderall use migraine behind right eye how do u get an ulcer help with neuropathy pepto bismol age doctors drug testing patients small white pill rx 526 mineral oil target bleach in eyes treatment newborn hair on ears toes feeling numb uses of lithium titanium dioxide usp sudafed 12 hour reviews dragons blood oil a dislocated knee side effects of low dose aspirin what has amphetamines in it atypical facial pain omeprazole during pregnancy how to tighten your anus prevencion de enfermedades de transmision sexualidad over the counter abortion drugs hydrogen peroxide antiseptic bleeding during fingered lavender oil capsules 12.5/15 symptoms of tias pregnancy symptoms and miscarriage worm pill for dogs daytrana vs adderall protease inhibitors definition nerve tonic walgreens multiple sclerosis tysabri what is a groin hernia symptoms of tay sachs disease witch hazel pills for hemorrhoids face fillers side effects euflexxa copay assistance ear pain fluid chemotherapy for cervical cancer what are alpha blockers used for lunesta sexual side effects fungus on buttocks double vision after concussion side effects of myfortic schedule 3 controlled drugs oral aloe vera gel prilosec and calcium benzoylecgonine urine test tamsulosin flomax side effects prn definition medical what is aggrenox used for am i suffering from depression little bumps all over skin enema bulb walgreens things to do for carpal tunnel what is meloxicam 15 mg equate allergy relief types of bumps on skin pain in the left ovary nutritional liquid diet one oasis lube lower abdomen tenderness 5 dextrose in water non selective adrenergic agonist prazosin for ptsd vistaril and vicodin left arm is numb theraderm pain relieving patch hurts to breathe deeply suboxone doctors in delaware sochlor 5 solution muscle cramps and twitching lutera missed pill what does dose mean best over the counter caffeine pills power p pills side effect of olanzapine oatmeal side effects advair sore throat over the counter adipex sex helps you lose weight what is a thrombosis stress management and spirituality how to not jizz best otc decongestant for ears narcotic prescription drugs warts and cancer migraine medicine safe during pregnancy bed foot cradle what does eating ice mean cold chest congestion acetaminophen overdose antidote how many venereal diseases are there equate 1 day yeast infection treatment infection red streaks aloe life stomach plus formula my cheek hurts hives from anxiety nicotine patch amazon concussion stiff neck hospital clear liquid diet what age do boobs stop growing late period cramps morphine during labor what cause polyps in colon causes of leg and foot cramps pedia lax ingredients squeeze bottle walmart ss medical abbreviation vitamin b12 and diabetes oral rehydration solution for adults bump on back of hand levothyroxine sodium side effects acid reflux choking in sleep spoonk mat reviews arnicare tablets reviews i poop blood ibuprofen extended release enema rite aid cytra-k acl tear signs what causes jock itch pictures is tylenol pm habit forming alcohol and eliquis mouth is dry all the time mylan white round pill how to treat skin yeast infection can pregnant women have cough drops effer-k valley fever medication restless legs causes chattanooga methadone clinic pink birth control pill how much should an infant drink rite aid cocoa butter medical abbreviation for before pictures of different types of warts ice for gout rash without fever in toddler multiple sclerosis hug vectra 3d sizes symptoms of iodine overdose sinus infection treatment otc is my baby eating enough formula pain medication ultram 22 mg to kilograms logo with two blue half circles humira rheumatoid arthritis b 974 pill ambien package insert topiramate 100 mg weight loss toddler blue lips hydrocod/hom what irritates hemorrhoids starting period a week early levothyroxine drug interaction 3^0.5 kirkland hair regrowth chromium picolinate and pcos thyroid and heart beat pills for copd wellbutrin for weight loss review amino fuel side effects bipolar i disorder symptoms of dehydration in toddlers best otc for ed axe clix deodorant ulna hairline fracture symptoms heavy periods after c section patch of hair loss non prescription diflucan treating cervical radiculopathy treatment for acid reflux disease dark implantation bleeding herpes on stomach symptoms pain by shoulder blade cures for osteoporosis sg-201 treatment for dyskinesia biliblanket side effects what does rheumatoid arthritis feel like epinephrine for cardiac arrest quitting drinking cold turkey effectiveness of clomid psoriasis on the hands interpectoral lymph nodes where to get qualudes pain in thumb and pointer finger what does zoloft treat penis in puberty vandazole and alcohol tingling in cheek early pregnancy test positive stimulant drugs list amoxicillin uses and dosage sores on butt new constipation drug start of a cold sore 300+150 badly bruised foot how much does dulcolax cost 2 years of hair growth salicyclic acid formula pain mid cycle minoxidil hairline results what is benzoyl peroxide gel quick strike fly killer shoulder pain right side round yellow pill 0221 bone spurs in knees can hydroxyzine hcl get you high does verizon drug test what are dandelions good for amox clav 875 mg side effects what does doxycycline look like is nizoral safe uterine infection symptoms side effects of neuropathy is dulera a rescue inhaler herbs that interfere with birth control fracture shoe broken toe pulse rate deficit c(x) symptoms of intestinal perforation ointment for eyes p.o. medical abbreviation metastasis of melanoma online rx prescription metformin serious side effects effects of influenza lexapro withdrawal treatment what is an infiltrated iv sperm like jelly laser treatment for glaucoma linden flower tea brain tumor near ear my right knee hurts what is periocular higher one mtc laying down exercises mineral oil for cats can celexa cause weight gain how to treat an inflamed gallbladder dislocation of elbow self-resolve can you take benadryl everyday 5-htp uses 2mg suboxone withdrawal treatment for chronic anxiety nortriptyline side effect pepto bismol active ingredient torn tendon hand airborne while breastfeeding dysphagia advanced diet expired albuterol nebulizer lybrel birth control abscess on outer labia feeling of constant hunger acne rosacea pictures ketoprofene sale di lisina causes of brain infection lungs hurt when breathing percocet ip 203 severe stomach cramps diarrhea xanax side effects alcohol how to deal with gout what is schedule 1 definition of suspend list of insulin what is guanfacine used for ear temperature conversion chart ultram 150 mg health benefits of ashwagandha root different types of saliva drug tests pics of aids lesions capstar vs capguard ivermectin for head lice dosing side effects from lantus seizure meds with least side effects what causes burning pain right superior intercostal vein 105 fever in 5 year old pregnancy and mussels que es gota np 12 pill list dairy foods open reduction definition infection on scalp atypical antipsychotics side effects magnesium recommended dosage nursing care plan for hypothyroidism what does hydrocodone high feel like bath salts trip report carboplatin auc dosing joint pain all over body causes giorgio armani maestro fusion makeup lithium therapeutic index chest pain from smoking too much belladonna for teething cat not defecating weight gain pills for women side effects from doxycycline uric acid purine what antibiotics treat pneumonia and bronchitis sores on inner thigh 5 fu cream what is bipolar disease outgrow for ingrown toenails hrt and depression pulse is thready seborrheic keratosis cure quit smoking medications np 15 pill zaleplon side effects digoxin level test what is brain cancer caused by what is a picc side effects to metronidazole hcg shot side effects i have chills scopolamine patch for kids medical definition of dysuria early symptoms of alcoholism benadryl sleep walking what is bactrim for medline antifungal cream wasteland 2 night terror sleep new drug for hep c medicine for heavy bleeding meaning of empirically best castor oil brand does aleve contain acetaminophen visual image definition zyban weight loss break up scar tissue in knee problems with your appendix whats ring worm allergy associates sarasota bilateral pleural effusions definition negative pressure machine arteries in the heart dilation definition medical citalopram and alcohol effects lungs with pneumonia pictures natural antibiotics for bacterial infections girlfriend missed her period apo 50 pill testosterone needle gauge funcion de la vejiga long qt meds how long does a toothache last dangers of testosterone ammonium chloride safety advanced products llc what type of drug is propofol suboxone makes me tired knocked out sex pictures of narcotic pills sore jaws and headache top rated pain management doctors how to beat saliva drug test what causes sugar in urine


Insight on the News - World

Release date: April 25, 2004

Issue date: 5/11/04


Iraqi Weapons in Syria

By Kenneth R. Timmerman


On Dec. 24, 2002, nearly three months before fighting in Iraq began, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon accused Saddam Hussein's regime of transferring key materials for his weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs to Syria in convoys of 18-wheel trucks to hide them from U.N. weapons inspectors. "There is information we are verifying, but we are certain that Iraq has recently moved chemical or biological weapons into Syria," Sharon told Channel Two television in Israel.


Before talking about this on Israeli television, Sharon gave detailed information to the Bush White House on what Israel knew and what it suspected. Insight has learned, however, that once the information was handed over to the U.S. intelligence community, officials at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) swept it aside as lacking credibility.


In May 2003, just as major combat operations in Iraq were winding down, new reports surfaced in Israel, this time alleging that convoys of Iraqi water tankers carrying WMD components crossed the border into Syria repeatedly between Jan. 10 and March 10. The tankers reportedly were met by Syrian special forces and escorted to the heroin poppy fields of a Syrian-controlled area in Lebanon's Bekáa Valley, where their contents were dumped into specially prepared pits and buried. Again, INR discounted the reports, U.S. officials tell Insight.


Reports of Iraqi WMD winding up in Syria were not just coming from the Israelis. In October 2003, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, head of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, revealed that vehicle traffic photographed by U.S. spy satellites indicated that material and documents related to Saddam's forbidden WMD programs had been shipped to Syria before the war. It was no surprise that the United States and its allies had not found stockpiles of forbidden weapons in Iraq, Clapper told a breakfast briefing given to reporters in Washington. "Those below the senior leadership saw what was coming, and I think they went to extraordinary lengths to dispose of the evidence," he said.


"We have had six or seven credible reports of Iraqi weapons being moved into Syria before the war," a senior administration official tells Insight. "In every case, the U.S. intelligence community sought to discount or discredit those reports."


This January, after he returned to Washington from Iraq, where for six months he had served as the CIA's top gun with the Iraq Survey Group hunting for Saddam's banned weapons, David Kay said he had uncovered evidence that weapons material had been moved to Syria shortly before the war. "We are not talking about a large stockpile of weapons," he told the Sunday Telegraph in London. "But we know from some of the interrogations of former Iraqi officials that a lot of material went to Syria before the war, including some components of Saddam's WMD program. Precisely what went to Syria, and what has happened to it, is a major issue that needs to be resolved."


Another piece of this puzzle was provided by a Syrian intelligence officer in letters smuggled to an antiregime activist living in Paris named Nizar Nayouf. In one letter the source identified three locations in Syria where WMD materials had been buried under an agreement between the Syrian and Iraqi leadership. Two of the sites were specially dug underground bunkers and tunnels. The third site was a factory operated by the Syrian air force in the village of Tal Sinan, located between the cities of Hama and Salimiyyah. In a follow-up letter dated Jan. 7, Nayouf's source provided more details on these locations, along with a map, and alleged that some of the weapons had been moved out of Iraq in ambulances.


So are Saddam's WMD stockpiles in Syria? When Insight asked the CIA if it was investigating these and other reports, a spokesman acknowledged there was "some evidence that way" and that the United States was "looking at all types of possibilities," but vigorously discouraged further inquiries. Administration officials tell Insight that the refusal to report on Syria's complicity with Saddam's regime stems from a "pro-Syria bias in the State Department and some elements of the intelligence community, whose threshold for evidence on Syria is suspiciously high."


Shoshana Bryen regularly escorts groups of retired U.S. military flag officers (admirals and generals) to Israel for meetings with senior Israeli political and military leaders, as well as intelligence officials. "We went to Israel just before the war and just after," she tells Insight. "Both times, Israeli intelligence officials told us, yes, WMD were definitely in Iraq, and that they had been sent to Syria." The Bush administration was trying to downplay these reports, she believes, "because if Iraqi weapons are in Syria, we're going to have to do something about it, and they don't want another war."


Return to "Saddam's WMD Have Been Found"



Kenneth R. Timmerman is a senior writer for Insight and author of The French Betrayal of America, just released from Crown Forum.


Original article