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JORDAN FOILS HUGE CHEMICAL ATTACK!
Sky News ^ | 4/26/04

Posted on 04/26/2004 11:16:43 AM PDT by areafiftyone

Jordan has foiled a chemical attack, linked to al Qaeda, involving trucks loaded with 20 tons of explosives that could have killed 80,000 people, according to security officials.

More to follow...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqeda; alqedavkillsvarabs; arabsikillimuslims; arabskill; arabsvkillvarabs; jorda; jordan; osama; osamavkillsvarabs; religionofpeace; wmd
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1 posted on 04/26/2004 11:16:43 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
Another one?!
2 posted on 04/26/2004 11:17:33 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: areafiftyone
Are you sure this isn't from last week?
3 posted on 04/26/2004 11:18:33 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: areafiftyone
Are we still looking for WMDs?
4 posted on 04/26/2004 11:18:37 AM PDT by aardvark1 (You can't have everything...where would you put it? --Steven Wright)
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To: areafiftyone
Another attack thwarted, or is this the same one that was reported last week?
5 posted on 04/26/2004 11:18:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: mewzilla
Syria must be moving the WMD out of country.
7 posted on 04/26/2004 11:18:50 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: areafiftyone
this is vey series. hugh!
8 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:07 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: mewzilla
The first story received relatively scant mention in the big media. It'll be interesting if this one does.
9 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:41 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: areafiftyone
You don’t have to post any further details because I’m sure it’ll be on the news tonight.

NOT!
10 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:46 AM PDT by tractorman
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To: areafiftyone
Jeeze! What ousted state leader who developed WMD's and hid WMD's could possibly have given 20 tons of explosives to Al Qeada?
11 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:47 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: So Cal Rocket
From last week:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1120868/posts
12 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:51 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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It just popped up on Sky News Alert a few seconds ago. I am assuming it is new news!
13 posted on 04/26/2004 11:19:59 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: So Cal Rocket
I just experienced deja vu (please forgive the use of a little French lingo).
14 posted on 04/26/2004 11:20:01 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: areafiftyone
This happened last Sunday.
15 posted on 04/26/2004 11:20:10 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Kerry is the female version of Hillary"............FReeper Paul Atreides)
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To: areafiftyone
I suppose there can be different expectations on what "chemical" means:

Qaeda-linked chemical attack in Jordan could have killed 80,000: officials

16 posted on 04/26/2004 11:20:59 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: Rebelbase
It just popped up on Sky News Alert! I don't know if Sky News is screwing around with their news or what. I have a Sky News Alert pop up and it just popped up.
17 posted on 04/26/2004 11:21:09 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone
80,000? Who's saying this Amman Al?
18 posted on 04/26/2004 11:21:39 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: areafiftyone
Now reporting on CNN, also.
19 posted on 04/26/2004 11:21:51 AM PDT by Publius (Will kein Gott auf Erden sein, sind wir selber Götter.)
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To: All
Sky News just updated:

Jordan has foiled a chemical attack, linked to al Qaeda, involving trucks loaded with 20 tons of explosives that could have killed 80,000 people, according to the country's security officials.

Members of the terrorist network were arrested and others killed, officials said on state television.

Pictures were broadcast, claiming to show the chemicals the terrorists were planning to make explosives with, as well as trucks which were going to be used in a suicide attack against the General Intelligence Department.

More to follow...

20 posted on 04/26/2004 11:22:21 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone
Well, in any case I can understand why the king decided to stay home.
21 posted on 04/26/2004 11:22:35 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Rebelbase
"This happened last Sunday."

Seriously, where did you hear that?
22 posted on 04/26/2004 11:22:41 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Publius
Thanks for a minute there I thought I was reporting old news!
23 posted on 04/26/2004 11:22:55 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone
News alert now up on CNN site: "Jordanian authorities say they broke up alleged al Qaeda plot to unleash deadly chemical cloud in heart of Amman. Details soon."
24 posted on 04/26/2004 11:23:10 AM PDT by debg
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To: areafiftyone
If this is the rumored VX Nerve Gas that was rumored last week, it will probably be traced directly to Saddam Hussein. If my understanding is correct, only Iraq possessed that chemical weapon in the Mideast and never accounted for what happened to their stash. In related news, Tom Daschle (and JFK) are deeply saddened.
25 posted on 04/26/2004 11:23:44 AM PDT by Azzurri
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To: mewzilla
Last weeks’ catch said 20,000 potential deaths and this one 80,000.
Maybe the are separate incidents.
26 posted on 04/26/2004 11:24:45 AM PDT by tractorman
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To: Shermy
It's strange that this story is being re-born. CNN are also touting it as "breaking news". The reference to chemicals also remains vague - as if the chemicals are the bomb materials themselves. All bombs work by chemicals. Bullets are also powered by chemicals and kill via lead poisoning (at high speed ;) )
27 posted on 04/26/2004 11:25:02 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: areafiftyone
I sent it to Drudge. Hope it gets some play.
28 posted on 04/26/2004 11:26:05 AM PDT by Republican Red ("I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it,")
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To: OrioleFan
Syria must be moving the WMD out of country

:-)


30 posted on 04/26/2004 11:27:01 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (We can't let Kerry win - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.)
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To: So Cal Rocket
This one IS NEW...
Last Updated: 19:17 UK, Monday April 26, 2004

JORDAN FOILS HUGE CHEMICAL ATTACK

Jordan has foiled a chemical attack, linked to al Qaeda, involving trucks loaded with 20 tons of explosives that could have killed 80,000 people, according to the country's security officials.

Members of the terrorist network were arrested and others killed, officials said on state television.

Pictures were broadcast, claiming to show the chemicals the terrorists were planning to make explosives with, as well as trucks which were going to be used in a suicide attack against the General Intelligence Department.
More to follow...

Last Updated: 19:17 UK, Monday April 26, 2004
31 posted on 04/26/2004 11:27:11 AM PDT by traumer
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To: areafiftyone
After reading it, it appears that someone in the mainstream media just woke up and noticed the report from last week and pulled the fire alarm.
32 posted on 04/26/2004 11:27:36 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Rumble Thee Forth...)
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To: Cap Huff
Check the link in #12.
33 posted on 04/26/2004 11:27:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("Kerry is the female version of Hillary"............FReeper Paul Atreides)
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To: TrebleRebel
It's strange that this story is being re-born.

I think it's a "new" story because the Jordanians just publicly admitted it via its T.V. Before it was more in the nature of a leak.

All bombs work by chemicals.

Yes, and I've seen nothing firm indicating that the "chemicals" were meant to kill by poisoning - what I think of when I read the term "chemical weapon."

34 posted on 04/26/2004 11:28:10 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: areafiftyone
Be interesting to learn where the Chemicals come from.......Saddam?
35 posted on 04/26/2004 11:28:35 AM PDT by The Bandit
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To: Rebelbase
CNN just moved an email alert about it . . . . it looks like
it has happened again . . . ?
36 posted on 04/26/2004 11:28:40 AM PDT by smonk
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To: So Cal Rocket
You have to keep in mind that FR is a week ahead of the news.
37 posted on 04/26/2004 11:29:20 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: traumer
This one IS NEW...

Not necessarily... there are no dates given in this report... could be a new REPORT on an old INCIDENT.

Time will tell.

38 posted on 04/26/2004 11:29:33 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Rebelbase
Sorry, when you said "last Sunday" I was interpreting it to be yesterday. I knew all about that one from a week ago. Communication problem. Thanks for clarifying, at least to me.
40 posted on 04/26/2004 11:31:09 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Quilla
What ousted state leader who developed WMD's and hid WMD's could possibly have given 20 tons of explosives to Al Qeada?

Uhhh... Saddam Hussein.

I'll continue with "Kerry's Heroes" for $400, Alex...

41 posted on 04/26/2004 11:31:40 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: OXENinFLA
You have to keep in mind that FR is a week ahead of the news.

By the way, how's the market?

42 posted on 04/26/2004 11:31:45 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: Cap Huff
There are dozens of stories on this, many posted here. Here’s the results of a google search for keywords "" Jordan chemical 20,000 attack foiled in news stories. Most many days old.

And BTW, these are not Iraq's WMDs. They are chemicals that can be conbined to form poison gass.

43 posted on 04/26/2004 11:32:18 AM PDT by elfman2
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To: liz44040
being forced to watch CNN but just talking about guess what - Michael Jackson

This just in on CNN "Riyadh is nuked!", but first the big development in the Michael Jackson case.

44 posted on 04/26/2004 11:32:45 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: So Cal Rocket
You may be right. Nothing on the BBC...
45 posted on 04/26/2004 11:33:26 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Piranha
Up by 5,000
46 posted on 04/26/2004 11:33:28 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Shermy
Looks like CNN have something implying a real chemical attack:

"Jordanian authorities say they broke up alleged al Qaeda plot to unleash deadly chemical cloud in heart of Amman. Details soon."
47 posted on 04/26/2004 11:33:59 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: Republican Red
Now on Sky News:

'CONFESSIONS' OF CHEMICAL ATTACKERS AIRED


Jordanian television has broadcast what it says are confessions by captured militants tied to al Qaeda who said they planned to launch a chemical attack against intelligence officials.

Security officials said the plan involving trucks loaded with 20 tons of explosives that could have killed 80,000 people.


Members of the terrorist network were arrested and others killed, officials said on state television.

Pictures were aired claiming to show the chemicals the terrorists were planning to make explosives with, as well as trucks which were going to be used in a suicide attack against the General Intelligence Department.

Authorities had already reported the plot earlier this month but the confessions shown on a prime time broadcast provided further details of the planned attacks.

The militants, who included Syrians, said they were ordered by Abu Musab al Zarqawi, accused by Washington of being a top al Qaeda supporter, to attack targets that included the heavily fortified US embassy and intelligence headquarters.


Last Updated: 19:28 UK, Monday April 26, 20
48 posted on 04/26/2004 11:34:48 AM PDT by Republican Red ("I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it,")
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To: Piranha
Actually it's down 33.77 (0.32%)
50 posted on 04/26/2004 11:35:06 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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