Michael Ledeen mentioned in his commentary that the Italian newspaper, il Foglio, citing “Italian intelligence sources,” mentioned more details about the WMD arrangements between Iraq and Syria. According to the report, on January 17, 2003, Iraq and Syria agreed that Iraqi scientists, technicians, and WMD technology and expertise would go to Syria.
After the signing of the agreement, Iraq gave Syria three CDs with the formulas for nuclear explosions, three test tubes of anthrax and botulinum toxin, and data from the human testing of such substances.
In the second half of February, according to the report, three microbiologists and some technicians and their families were sent to Syria. In early March, a top nuclear scientist and some of his associates followed. The report also said WMD stockpiles went to Syria.
Ledeen then says “other sources” detailed similar dealings with Iran. Iraq shipped chemical and biological materials to Iran, some of which was in coffins said to contain the bodies of Iranians killed during the Iran-Iraq War.
The article also has other great details about Iran and Syria’s deadly plans to pounce on the U.S. in Iraq. Check it out here.
Source: Ledeen, Michael, “The Post-War Terror Threat,” Jewish World Review, March 28, 2003.