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Very Awkward Facts
The Wall Street Journal ^ | April2,2004 | LAURIE MYLROIE

Posted on 04/02/2004 7:46:22 AM PST by ottothedog

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:51:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The credibility of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke has come under withering fire. He has been caught in error after error, omission after omission. I can attest to one error more: a highly revealing error that tells us a great deal about who Richard Clarke really is.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; lauriemylroie; mylroie; richardclarke; saddam; terrorism
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I think that what is important to take out of this, is that Iraq would use any means available to hit the U.S. If they could have delivered a WMD attack on the U.S. in cooridination with al Qaeda, they certainly would have. Saddam is in U.S. custody now, so he will not develop any new WMD, we just need to find his old stuff (Syria?).
1 posted on 04/02/2004 7:46:23 AM PST by ottothedog
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2 posted on 04/02/2004 7:48:04 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: ottothedog
Many of us have heard these facts before. Hopefully, by having the article appear in the WSJ, other will begin to see the true nature of terrorism, too.
3 posted on 04/02/2004 7:56:02 AM PST by bcoffey
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To: ottothedog
The credibility of Clinton counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke has come under withering fire. He has been caught in error after error, omission after omission.

It's the republican attack machine,
It's the republican attack machine,
It's the republican attack machine,
It's the republican attack machine,
It's the republican attack machine!
4 posted on 04/02/2004 7:56:18 AM PST by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: ottothedog
This is the message the administration need to get out. If you can link Iraq to attacks on the U.S. (all right I know you can but I mean if you can get the links so solid that the media cannot continue to ignore them) then 80% of the country will be behind invading Iraq and will turn very quickly on those who are oppossed no matter what happens there. Yet the administration has not been very stringent making the case despite the evidence. They need to understand the difference betweeen evidence and "proof" and just present the evidence they have and let America make the decision whether it is "proof" or not. I am confident the majority will be convinced like I am that Iraq was attacking the U.S. and needed to be taken out.

On a side note, does anyone else ever wonder why ex-clinton advisors like Mynroie, Woosely, and Ijaz all link Iraq to al Queda but bet get none of the coverage Clarke does for critizing Bush. Of course there is not bias here, move along citizens (or comrades if they have their way).
5 posted on 04/02/2004 7:57:27 AM PST by Dr Snide (Rocking like Janet Reno)
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To: ottothedog
"we just need to find his old stuff (Syria?)."

There was a report yesterday [or so] from Austrailia from some former scientist claiming that the stuff was hidden in "secret bunkers" one such being under an island in the Tigris.
It struck me because last year as we entered Baghdad, there were reports of perhaps mustard gas in the Tigris.
I'm just wondering if all this is being followed up.
It sure would be great if the real "October surprise" was a few caches of WMD's.

Clark is being given a hellacious pass on his claims by the press and even the White House. They are attacking him but info like in this article is not being released in a timely manner. If they have more stuff like this, they should get it out there.imho


6 posted on 04/02/2004 7:57:37 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning now? Please?)
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To: ottothedog
BUMP for FACTS
7 posted on 04/02/2004 7:59:06 AM PST by Libertina (FRee Republic - What have you done for her lately? CONTRIBUTE 5 or 10!)
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To: ottothedog
Two weeks before 9/11, Saddam Hussein put his troops on their highest level of alert previous to the first Gulf War. He and his wives went into a secure bunker and did not emerge until mid-October.

The book, "The New Jackals", written by Simon Reeve in 1999 and updated after 9/11, makes many connections between Ramzi Yousef and Iraq. Fully half of the book is devoted to Yousef and the other half devoted to OBL.
8 posted on 04/02/2004 8:08:16 AM PST by Peach
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To: ottothedog
I believe we have in custody those who can tell us where the WMDs are, but for now their fear remains stronger than anything else. We're going to find them, I just hope they are found in time.
9 posted on 04/02/2004 8:19:21 AM PST by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing! Like forgetting to donate to FreeRepublic)
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To: Dr Snide
I think you hit on the problem with the evidence v. proof thing. Unfortunately the media types think we have to have "proof" before act. If something happens for which we have "evidence", and we don't act, they get hysterical. Also, certain evidence, they dismiss out of hand (Czech intelligence on meeting of Atta). They also put the burden of "proof" on us to prove Saddam had WMD rather than Saddam having to prove he didn't (as specified in the cease fire agreement).
10 posted on 04/02/2004 8:33:36 AM PST by ottothedog
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To: ottothedog
Good rebuttal. The word needs to spread.
12 posted on 04/02/2004 8:42:16 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: ottothedog
A not-to-be-missed piece from today's American Thinker on the WMD search--The ISG is wrong; we have found them





Pesticides, Precursors, and Petulance
April 2nd, 2004


It has become established conventional wisdom that “no stockpiles of WMD have been discovered in Iraq.” But this reading of the evidence uncovered to date is premature at best, and highly questionable. A closer look at the data, and at the uses made of it, is essential for those who wish to understand the genuine state of Iraq’s WMD threat at the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Another Congressional committee hearing has come and gone for the head of the hapless Iraqi Survey Group (ISG). Charles Duelfer has testified that he did not know how much longer the weapons hunt might take, but that the "picture is much more complicated than I anticipated going in." In addition, he also figured out that pinning hopes on getting information from frightened Iraqi scientists was probably not the best way to find the locations of all those WMD stockpiles. (see my previous article Cased Not Closed: Iraq’s WMDs).

Despite contracting out for assistance in document exploitation last October, only a small fraction of the seized documents have been analyzed. Keep in mind that the ISG is largely composed of personnel from the CIA, such as Duelfer, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), such as the deputy, Maj. Gen. Keith Dayton. These are the same organizations that are currently getting raked over the coals for bureaucratic bungling of intelligence prior to 9-11.

In turn, the beleaguered agencies are deflecting this criticism to the President and his national security advisors, by essentially complaining the “devil made me do it.” In other words, their technical and tactical incompetence and/or their motivation to embarrass the administration has allowed the ISG to make proclamations about WMD stockpiles that minimize the significance of their findings, or deliberately downplay and contradict the findings of Coalition forces in the field. Such is the case with chemical weapons (CW) precursors.

The anti-war left and the media continuously shift the goal posts about WMD stockpiles. But what does the term “stockpile” mean for WMDs? One nuclear bomb is not really a “stockpile,” but it would only take one, set off in an American city or dropped on US forces in the field, to make everybody wake up and smell the coffee.

What did we expect to find in Iraq, the equivalent of the Pantex Plant? In fact, we did find hundreds of metric tons of yellowcake and low-enriched uranium. But I digress.

“Stockpiles” of biological weapons? A stockpile of bio-weapons can be kept in a fridge in a scientist’s house. Ricin and botulinum toxin have already been found in sufficient quantities to regenerate a biological weapon (BW) capability in short order. No, the standard established by the left and their allies in the media is that we must find chemical weapons (CW). That is, if the US has not found pallets of CW projectiles in ammo dumps or munitions factories or at Iraqi Army unit areas, well then that George Bush flat-out lied to us. In a fashion, the critics are correct concerning CW stockpiles. Here’s why.

Chemical weapons are very potent in small amounts in a sterile setting. Hence, the bit in movies where the leading man dips a pen into a glass of water and says something to the effect that “these few drops of nerve agent are enough to wipe out hundreds of thousands of people” is correct, but only if those people are crammed into the Silverdome. Chemical weapons have very important weaknesses: They can be destroyed by light, heat, water, and wind -- that is, the weather -- not to mention the heat from the explosive charge designed to disperse the agent. It is for this reason that CWs are employed en masse with strict targeting protocols, when attacking an army in the field.

Even if done properly, depending upon the equipment and training of your adversary, the killing and incapacitating effects may not be tactically significant. For these reasons, Saddam initially “tested” his CW on unsuspecting Kurd civilians to gain an accurate medical picture of chemical agent effects. Simply put, anyone contemplating use of CW needs a lot of it, and it must be delivered at the right time and place.

UNSCOM inspectors understood these factors when they concluded in 1995 that, at the time of Operation Desert Storm in January of 1991, Iraq had largely solved key technical issues. The problem of precursor storage and stabilization for VX, a powerful and persistent nerve agent was solved by Saddam’s scientists. In addition, UNSCOM noted the development of prototypes for binary sarin (non-persistent nerve agent) artillery shells and 122mm rockets. Binary rounds consist of two non-lethal substances that combine upon detonation to form a lethal agent.

The technically advanced binary nature of these projectiles was amazing enough, but they also had developed “quantities well beyond the prototype levels.” The DIA concurred with UNSCOM that Iraq had retained production equipment and chemical precursors to reconstitute a CW program absent an inspection regime.

Specifically, the DIA noted that Baghdad had rebuilt segments of its industrial chemical infrastructure under the “guise of a civilian need for pesticides, chlorine, and other legitimate chemical products.” Pesticides are the key elements in the chemical agent arena. In fact, the general pesticide chemical formula (organophosphate) is the “grandfather” of modern day nerve agents. Pesticides are also precursors of many other chemical weapons including Mustard-Lewisite (HL), Phosgene (CG) a choking agent, and Hydrogen Cyanide (AC) a blood agent.

It was not surprising then, as Coalition forces attacked into Iraq, that huge warehouses and caches of “commercial and agricultural” chemicals were seized and painstakingly tested by Army and Marine chemical specialists. What was surprising was how quickly the ISG refuted the findings of our ground forces, and how silent they have been on the significance of these caches.

US forces participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom had the latest chemical detection gear, including chemical detection paper, chemical agent detector kits, improved chemical agent monitors, and sophisticated Fox Chemical Recon Vehicles. Some American GIs remembered well the shortfalls of this equipment in Gulf War I. Now all of these older devices had been improved, and new and more accurate devices had been issued. In fact, some mobile Army labs had highly sensitive mass spectrometers to test for suspicious substances. Who could argue the results of repeated tests using these devices without explaining how DoD had apparently been ripped off by contractors for faulty products? Apparently, the ISG could and did.

One of the reported incidents occurred near Karbala where there appeared to be a very large “agricultural supply” area of 55-gallon drums of pesticide. In addition, there was also a camouflaged bunker complex full of these drums that some people entered with unpleasant results. More than a dozen soldiers, a Knight-Ridder reporter, a CNN cameraman, and two Iraqi POWs came down with symptoms consistent with exposure to nerve agent. A full day of tests on the drums resulted in one positive for nerve agent, and then one resulted in a negative. Later, an Army Fox NBC [nuclear, biological, chemical] Recon Vehicle confirmed the existence of Sarin. An officer from the 63d Chemical Company thought there might well be chemical weapons at the site.

But later ISG tests resulted in a proclamation of negative, end of story, nothing to see here, etc., and the earlier findings and injuries dissolved into non-existence. Left unexplained is the small matter of the obvious pains taken to disguise the cache of ostensibly legitimate pesticides. One wonders about the advantage an agricultural commodities business gains by securing drums of pesticide in camouflaged bunkers six feet underground. The “agricultural site” was also co-located with a military ammunition dump, evidently nothing more than a coincidence in the eyes of the ISG.

Another find occurred around the northern Iraqi town of Bai’ji, where elements of the 4th Infantry Division (Mech) discovered 55-gallon drums of a substance that mass spectrometer testing confirmed was cyclosarin and an unspecified blister agent. A mobile laboratory was also found nearby that could have been used to mix chemicals at the site. And only yards away, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, as well as gas masks were found. Of course, later tests by the experts revealed that these were only the ubiquitous pesticides that everybody was turning up. It seems that Iraqi soldiers were obsessed with keeping their ammo dumps insect-free, according to the reading of the evidence now enshrined by the conventional wisdom that “no WMD stockpiles have been discovered.”

Coalition forces continued to find evidence of CW after major combat operations had concluded. The US unit around Taji, just north of Baghdad discovered pesticides in one of the largest ammo dumps in Iraq. The unit wanted to use the ammo dump for their own operations, when they discovered the pesticides in “non-standard” drums that were smaller in diameter but much longer than the standard 55-gallon drums.

Then in January of this year, Danish forces discovered 120mm mortar shells with a mysterious liquid inside that initially tested positive for blister agents. Further tests in Southern Iraq and in the US were, of course, negative. The Danish Army said, “It is unclear why the initial field tests were wrong.” This is the understatement of the year, and also points to a most basic question: If it wasn’t a chemical agent, what was it? More pesticides? Dishwashing detergent? From this old soldier’s perspective, I gain nothing from putting a liquid in my mortar rounds unless that stuff will do bad things to the enemy.

Virtually all agencies concerned with Iraq’s WMD programs have reached the conclusion that Saddam was an expert at delay, dispersion, and deception. His nuclear program had restarted as reported earlier this year by Dr. Kay, the previous head of the ISG. Also, “seed agents” and other bio-toxins had been dispersed throughout Baghdad and Iraq to form the basis for the regeneration of a full-fledged BW program. This modus operandi was no different for the regeneration of Saddam’s chemical weapons program. Operating under the guise of legitimate industrial and agricultural chemical production and storage, Iraq would have gone into full-scale conversion of its stockpile of chemical precursors into weaponized agents, had the Coalition not attacked and seized Iraq.

What is stunning, is that the ISG seems incapable of connecting the dots to present to the American people the clear evidence of Saddam’s flouting of 12 years of UN resolutions, and the grave consequences if we had failed to act. The ISG also owes a detailed explanation to DoD as to how 12 years of research, development, and money has apparently gone down the drain in the effort to upgrade the military’s chemical detection capability and NBC training regimen. That the ISG can consistently contradict other technical specialists, while ignoring years of UNSCOM and US intelligence assessments, without accountability is unconscionable, and must be rectified as soon as possible.

Douglas Hanson was a US Army cavalry reconnaissance officer for 20 years, and is a Gulf War I combat veteran. He was an Atomic Demolitions Munitions (ADM) Security Officer, and a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Officer. As a civilian analyst, he has worked on stability and support operations in Bosnia, and was initially an operations officer in the operations/intelligence cell of the Requirements Coordination Office of the CPA in Baghdad. He was later assigned as the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Science and Technology.





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13 posted on 04/02/2004 8:45:13 AM PST by the Real fifi
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The "blame" game.

What about this Newsmax story, "The Clinton administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inaction, classified documents reveal"

and

Bill Gertz (Washington Times) reported how Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Kie Fallis was blocked from issuing a terrorist threat warning that could have prevented the October 2000 bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen*.

and

The attack on the Cole occurred and Americans were killed and injured. The Clinton administration refused to back the FBI's investigation (never mind that this should have been a military, not a police matter) and thousands more Americans were killed and injured on 9/11/01. Clinton's ambassador to Yemen and his State Dept. were the means that interfered with the investigation that many believe would have led to the Al Qaeda 9/11 plans.

All of the above are true and just a couple of examples in thousands. All can be blamed on the Clinton administration. All are part of the "blame game." The blame game is just one aspect of the absolute divide between left and right.

There is no peaceful solution.

It's a war within the bigger war to defend against radical Islam -- and IMO Communist China, et al. Enough talk. Let's get this inner war over with. What's the enemy got? Twenty percent of the population? No, not a civil war -- a crackdown on the twenty percent before they get us all killed. Don't leave it for the children. It may be too late.

What would Abraham Lincoln do?

* "Fallis fought hard with an entrenched bureaucracy to have a warning issued about an imminent attack, but DIA refused" . . . The reason was office politics: he had dated a woman who wrote an astounding incorrect analysis the month before the Cole bombing, arguing that terrorists were not capable of conducting a small boat attack on a ship. DIA higher-ups said he pushed his analysis to contradict that of his ex-girlfriend. In reality, Fallis had developed a unique methodology that led him to conclude an al Qaeda attack was imminent."

14 posted on 04/02/2004 8:47:57 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (Benedict Arnold was a hero for both sides in the same war, too!)
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To: Adder; ottothedog
Clark is being given a hellacious pass on his claims by the press and even the White House. They are attacking him but info like in this article is not being released in a timely manner. If they have more stuff like this, they should get it out there.imho

Patience. This is in the Wall Street Journal. This kind of calm facts-oriented response to the hysterical Clarke is just what the doctor ordered. You are never going to see the big turnaround where the liberal press embraces the Mylroie view. The Pubbies are deliberately avoiding whipping up the frenzy and "he said he said" shrieking. Condi's testimony will be devastating to the Clarke BS.

Don't hold your breath for an October surprise of a few small caches of Iraqi CW here or there. The American people are smart enough to see through the fog.

15 posted on 04/02/2004 8:55:23 AM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: nutmeg
read later bump
16 posted on 04/02/2004 8:56:02 AM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin Kerry)
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To: ottothedog
LAURIE MYLROIE is always intriguing.

BUMP
17 posted on 04/02/2004 8:57:03 AM PST by Tolik
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To: ottothedog
BUMP
18 posted on 04/02/2004 8:57:24 AM PST by jcb8199
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To: the Real fifi
great article.
19 posted on 04/02/2004 9:00:04 AM PST by ottothedog
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To: ottothedog
bttt
20 posted on 04/02/2004 9:01:10 AM PST by prognostigaator
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To: ottothedog
Otto,it's very possible Iraq may have carried out an attack involving WMD : the infamous Anthrax Letters.

1. The material in the envelopes corresponded to a type Iraq was known to have been experimenting with;
2. An American citizen-now out on bail on espionage charges involving Iraq-allegedly met with her Iraqi controller in NYC on or about the date of the first mailing.She may well have dropped "a bit of something" in the mail in nearby Princeton the day before this meeting. (Lord knows there were Islamic safehouses in that area !)

21 posted on 04/02/2004 9:03:22 AM PST by genefromjersey (So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
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To: Adder; ottothedog
To expand on my post: smoking gun of WMD may never be found. That is emphatically not the same as the war's justification doesn't exist. Saddam may have been involved in a conspiracy to work with terrorists with a suitcase nuke. His resources, power, technology, buku terrorist connections and overwhelming desire to hurt the US made the Iraqi regime very dangerous indeed, despite the containment fetishists.

At the same time, very likely the WMD did exist. But get used to to the fact that Bush will have to win without uncontrovertible evidence of it.

22 posted on 04/02/2004 9:06:57 AM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: Dr Snide
I agree completely. But what about the Saudi's? Weren't 15 of the 19 hijackers from Saudi Arabia? Why haven't we done more yet to address the threat from that repressive regime?

Bomb em all and let God sort it out
23 posted on 04/02/2004 9:07:19 AM PST by Greenback_dollar
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To: Greenback_dollar
I think Saudi Arabia should be help accountable but it is important to differentiate between a country we had 12 years of diplomatic frustration and sanction which did not work against a country that has just entered the radar so to speak. But I would certainly put the screws to them along with Iran and Syria. Their scared of us now, lets turn the screws.
24 posted on 04/02/2004 9:13:10 AM PST by Dr Snide (Rocking like Janet Reno)
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To: genefromjersey
I agree. I posted somewhere else about how baffling it is that the FBI closes down these avenues of investigation.
25 posted on 04/02/2004 9:14:17 AM PST by ottothedog
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To: ottothedog
The fingerprint card in Mr. Karim's file had to have been switched. The original card bearing his prints was replaced with one bearing Yousef's. The only party that reasonably could have done so is Iraq, while it occupied Kuwait, for the evident purpose of creating a "legend" for one of its terrorist agents.

Wow. Bump for highly curious, very significant facts.

26 posted on 04/02/2004 9:14:51 AM PST by tdadams (If there were no problems, politicians would have to invent them... wait, they already do.)
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To: ottothedog
Bump...
27 posted on 04/02/2004 9:16:07 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: prognostigaator
This is my chance to ask, what is bttt?
28 posted on 04/02/2004 9:21:05 AM PST by ottothedog
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To: ottothedog
Bump To The Top

of the list of recent posts. It keep a thread going.
29 posted on 04/02/2004 9:23:24 AM PST by thackney (Life is Fragile, Handle with Prayer)
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You may want to reconsider posts with such large advertisements. Since this is your first day posting, I would recommend looking around before trying to make FreeRepublic a source of advertisement.

There are some more subtle ways people provide links to their own web site.

Just my 2¢, not worth even that.
30 posted on 04/02/2004 9:32:50 AM PST by thackney (Life is Fragile, Handle with Prayer)
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To: ottothedog
INTREP - CLARKE - TERRORIST NETWORKS
31 posted on 04/02/2004 9:40:51 AM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: nieten7642
Please Lose the Ad in your posts or your stay will be short.
32 posted on 04/02/2004 9:44:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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Welcome to FreeRepublic.

Please don't advertise on this forum.

33 posted on 04/02/2004 9:45:06 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: LiteKeeper
btt
34 posted on 04/02/2004 9:47:07 AM PST by GailA (Kerry I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, but I'll declare a moratorium on the death penalty)
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To: Peach
The book, "The New Jackals", written by Simon Reeve in 1999 and updated after 9/11, makes many connections between Ramzi Yousef and Iraq.

This book is very well written and researched. Anyone who has NOT read this, might want to peek at the reviews over on Amazon.com. Pretty scary stuff.

az

35 posted on 04/02/2004 10:12:58 AM PST by Arizona
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To: ottothedog
"What a great post" BUMP!
36 posted on 04/02/2004 10:45:19 AM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is (still ) a Smug and Holier- than- Thou Socialist)
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To: NutCrackerBoy
Well, the Pubbies are having their lunch handed to them and a little shreiking is in order.
I am afraid that the uniformed, disinterested voter, over whom both parties are fighting will hear their yells and not the measured voices of reason and fact based explanation.
HOWEVER, as long as the polling remains strong as it is, my analysis is probably wrong.
The October surprise comment was mostly wishful thinking on my part. I agree that Sadazz was a definite threat and was linked to terrorists, tho dumblecrats are quick to recite their mantra that it wasn't so.
Your points ring very true.
37 posted on 04/02/2004 11:38:29 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning now? Please?)
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To: Arizona
I have just been surprised that the Repubs have not mentioned Yousef at all. A while back I remembered that Mylroie had written a WSJ OpEd in the early 90's titled "Who is Ramzi Yousef?". I couldn't find it (without paying), and I have been wondering why nobody is talking about that connection of Iraq w/911. I am glad to see that she is still out there, and has brought this back up.
38 posted on 04/02/2004 11:58:34 AM PST by ottothedog
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Actually here is a longer article by Laurie Mylroie describing the 1993 bombing and the information on Yousef.

http://www.fas.org/irp/world/iraq/956-tni.htm
39 posted on 04/02/2004 12:04:16 PM PST by ottothedog
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To: Adder
6 - "There was a report yesterday [or so] from Austrailia from some former scientist claiming that the stuff was hidden in "secret bunkers" one such being under an island in the Tigris. "

This particular story surfaced about a year ago, and apparently still hasn't been settled. Something strange is going on.
40 posted on 04/02/2004 8:11:27 PM PST by XBob
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To: ottothedog
bttt
41 posted on 04/02/2004 10:36:58 PM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
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To: nuconvert; DoctorZIn; F14 Pilot
ping
42 posted on 04/02/2004 10:38:50 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Help bring the end to Freepathons. Donate monthly.)
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To: ottothedog
Yes, I agree there probably is WMD in Syria that belonged to Saddam .. but I've also heard speculation that some of the stuff Libya turned over to us - might be part of Saddam's stash.

After Saddam was captured, Libya suddenly gave up their stuff .. why? I wondered if they figured Saddam would tell who he had given the stuff to. Libya was just trying to CYA.
43 posted on 04/03/2004 12:33:54 AM PST by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Good article. Thanks
44 posted on 04/03/2004 6:52:34 AM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: ottothedog
Bump
45 posted on 04/03/2004 8:44:04 AM PST by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: ottothedog
There are some other articles by the same author and her professional bio here:

http://www.benadorassociates.com/mylroie.php
46 posted on 04/03/2004 8:55:11 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Where there is no vision, the people perish.)
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To: lainde
frightening.
47 posted on 04/03/2004 12:37:34 PM PST by ottothedog
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To: ottothedog
BTTT
48 posted on 04/03/2004 3:49:53 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tolik
Isn't she just! During the wasteland of the Clinton years, seeing her once in a while on PBS's 6 PM Newshour was worth wading through the rest of the liberal blather. She was the only one who made sense. They'd have three idiots spewing nonsense...and Laurie.
49 posted on 04/03/2004 4:03:12 PM PST by hershey
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To: Peach
He and his wives went into a secure bunker and did not emerge until mid-October.

Imagine the stench in that joint.

50 posted on 04/03/2004 4:08:05 PM PST by New Horizon
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