"Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons. We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have."
George W. Bush, Radio Address 10/5/2002
“With the help of Allah, we are pleased to say that we succeeded in developing over 20 different types of biological and chemical weapons, this after a three-year effort...We will surprise you with new weapons you have not faced until now. As soon as an IDF soldier sets foot on Gazan land, we will respond with a new weapon,”
Fatah, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade 6/26/06
What you see above represents the parts of Israel, Hamas and Fatah, the Palestinian ruling authorities, will be able to strike if Olmert retreats from the West Bank. The range includes Tel Aviv. And now Fatah has threatened rocket attacks equipped with chemical weapons.
Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons were what made the case for war. Fatah, which is the party of Palestinian President Abbas, has now claimed it has chemical weapons and is prepeared to use them. Saddam's Iraq fell in the summer of 2003. Exactly three years to the date today. The same date given by Fatah in its 'development' of chemical weapons. To this day the locations of Saddam's chemical weapons remain mostly unknown.
As fellow Arab Socialists, Fatah has always maintained close ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath Party. The Baath Party even created the Arab Liberation Front which is a terrorist group that is a part of the PLO, which was run by Fatah; linking Iraqi and Palestinian operations. The ALF distributed hundreds of millions of dollars from Saddam to Palestinian terrorist organizations. Both the ALF and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade represent the so-called 'rejectionist' sections of the PLO.
In 2003 after the fall of Saddam's government, Colonel Mounir Maqdah of Fatah who had funded terrorist attacks by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade sent Palestinian terrorists and suicide bombers to Iraq. While Bush was praising President Abbas, President Abbas' men were murdering US troops. The terrorists that the US helped train and arm went on to murder not only IDF soldiers but US Marines as well.
The mere possession of chemical weapons by Saddam was considered grounds for war. Fatah has now announced that not only does it have those weapons but that it intends to use them. If Saddam's weapons are shown to have made their way to Gaza, will the US be prepeared to back a war?
In any other country, in any other land, when a hostile neighboring regime comes to power and conducts attacks against your nation and then threatens to use chemical weapons, these are acts of war, which are justifiably met with a defensive war. Israel has every legal justification to conduct a war against Palestinian held areas of Israel, until Palestinian hostilities cease and the terrorists are disarmed.
George W. Bush said; "Any government that supports, protects or harbours terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent and equally guilty of terrorist crimes."
The Palestinian government is entirely composed of terrorists. Its terrorists have repeatedly carried out attacks against civilians. Its entire guiding philosophy and religion is the celebration of terrorism.
Bush also said. "Any outlaw regime that has ties to terrorist groups or seeks to possess weapons of mass destruction is a grave danger to the civilised world and will be confronted."
No one is asking Bush to confront the terrorists but to step back and allow Israel which is threatened by them to do so.
Finally Bush said, "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists."
Now he has to make that decision himself. Recently he stood and effusively praised President Abbas in the Rose Garden. It's time to make a choice. Politicians have long insisted that the Palestinians should have a state. Palestine. Now that state has shown over and over again what it will do. Even before actual statehood it is threatening to use chemical weapons. It is responsible for much of the terrorism in the region. The latest attack is an act of war backed by threats of weapons of mass destruction.
You're either with us or with the terrorists.