Buried Mig Fighter
Numerous times when discussing the war in Iraq the discussion often comes around to “There were no Weapons of Mass Destruction”, “Bush lied about WMD’s to go into Iraq”, “WMD is not why we went into Iraq”, etc.
I believed, and still do, that Saddam & Iraq possessed WMD for he has used them in the past even against his own people. President Clinton and many democrat members of congress made statements regarding this known fact in the past. Several other countries using their own forms of intelligence stated the same belief that Iraq had WMD’s.
My concern is not that WMD’s existed, for liberals and Bush-haters will trot that issue out forever, but where did the known weapons of mass destruction go?
If Saddam and Iraq destroyed all of the weapons that the United Nations inventoried at the end of the Gulf war, where are the records and proof?
Why were many of the Iraqi troops found with gas masks and other forms of gas exposure protection?
I believe that unfortunately many of these WMD’s have been moved into Syria and other countries dealing with and protecting Saddam. There were several reports of long convoy’s moving items into Syria while we spent almost a full month going to the United Nations for the final resolution #1441.
Below are several items from stories written about the above photos of Mig jets found buried in the Iraq desert. Sources provided and full articles can be found by performing a search on “Buried Mig Jets”…
Australian troops, who on April 16 captured the Al Asad Airfield, 112 miles northwest of Baghdad, found scores of fighter aircraft, mostly Soviet-era MiGs but also three advanced MiG-25 Foxbats, the fastest combat aircraft today. Helicopters, radar systems and millions of pounds of explosives also were found. (Military.com)
AS SAYLIYA CAMP, Qatar - Australian special forces have found 51 Mig fighter planes hidden at an airfield in western Iraq, a senior Australian officer said today. (Chron.com)
At least one Cold War-era MiG-25 interceptor was found when searchers saw the tops of its twin tail fins poking up from the sands, said one Pentagon official familiar with the hunt. He said search teams have found several MiG-25s and Su-25 ground attack jets buried at al-Taqqadum air field west of Baghdad (FoxNews.com)
"Something as big as an airplane that's within … a stone's throw of where you're functioning, and you don't know it's there because you don't run around digging into everything on a discovery process," Rumsfeld explained. "So until you find somebody who tells you where to look, or until nature clears some sand away and exposes something over time, we're simply not going to know. (Defense Link)
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