January 7, 2004

�Emergency Exit� plans

On the question of Iraqi WMD's, this, from StrategyPage is verry interesting...

....Ion Pacepa, the highest-ranking East Bloc defector, wrote of how the Soviet Union developed �Emergency Exit� plans, in which Russia would assist rogue states to make their illegal programs disappear. The plan called for dumping some weapons in the sea, destroying others, and also waging an intense propaganda campaign against the politicians and countries that claimed the rogue state had banned weapons. Although all technical documentation and research would be preserved, the disappearance of the weapons �would frustrate the West by not giving them anything they could make propaganda with.� Yevgeny Primakov, one of the Russians that told Pacepa about the plan, went to Iraq and advised Saddam Hussein in the months before the war....
What I would like to know is, when they planned the "intense propaganda campaign," did they plan, did they expect that the heavy lifting would be done by our press, and by the Democrat Party, and by our so-called "allies"......or was all that just a happy accident for them?

There's lots more in the article, do read it. There is, for instance, heaps of evidence that Iraqi WMD's have been hidden in Syria. We know where they are. But the very success of the Democrat/Iraqi/Russian propaganda campaign (centered, ironically, on not-yet-found WMD's) has made it politically impossible for us to go into Syria and "find" them.

Don't despair. Time is on our side, and Bush is a patient guy. Evidence accumulates, and, as somebody once said, "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

Posted by John Weidner at January 7, 2004 1:46 PM
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