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UPDATED: Iraqi paper reports discovery of nuclear warheads
Al Sabah (Iraqi paper) / Wash Times ^ | 21 July, 2004 | Al Sabah

Posted on 07/20/2004 11:14:11 PM PDT by propertius

Edited on 07/21/2004 11:16:05 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Update from Wash Times:

A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division...

A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.


Al Sabah, the Iraqi newspaper funded by the Coalition Provisional Authority, reports on its front page this morning that a former senior Ba'ath party activist has led coalition troops to three nuclear warheads hidden in a bunker.

Will post translation when we have it.



To: All

Here is story in full:

Headline: Khidhur (or Khidhir) al-Douri, back from the dead, reveals three nuclear missiles

Sources in the Interior ministry and the National Security Advisor's Office refused to comment on news reports that three missiles with nuclear warheads had been seized during the arrest of Khidhur al-Douri, the former Ba'ath party member.

Iraqi political sources, who requested anonimity, inisisted that Iraqi security authorities arrested al-Douri and seized the missiles.

The same sources told al-Sabah that al-Douri, who held meany Ba'ath party positions during the former regime, was falsely pronounced dead on its demise. Forged death certificates had been circulated.

He was arrested in an area between Oja and al-Dour, in Salahidine province.

The same sources said three missiles were found with nuclear heads attached in a tunnel six metres underground.

A cement layer six metres thick had been built over the tunnel to hide it from scientific ray detection that could detect the radiation emitted by the nuclear heads.

The tunnel leading to the three missiles is connected to a small hole that opens out on the main road between Ouja and Dour.

The sources said al-Douri was arrested after sending an email, specifying the location and a meeting place in Tikrit.

Authorities analysed the message. Iraqi forces then moved into the area, laying a trap that snared al-Douri and his son.

Al-Douri then revealed the location of the missiles. Various light weapons and money was also seized during the operation.

ENDS

171 posted on 07/21/2004 12:00:20 AM PDT by propertius
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To: dano1

LOL! I was trying to figure out how to work TrouserGate into this story. Good job. You stuned my beeber.


51 posted on 07/20/2004 11:26:47 PM PDT by lonevoice (Some things have to be believed to be seen)
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To: Plutarch

He won't say, but I believe he's a British reporter. The Brits actually dig for their news. Here, it ain't "news" until Dan Rather says it is news.


52 posted on 07/20/2004 11:27:24 PM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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To: propertius
Please be true.
53 posted on 07/20/2004 11:27:37 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
notice how the online newspaper has the year as 2003

You're forgetting the fact that they're in a different time zone.

54 posted on 07/20/2004 11:28:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: HAL9000
The "English" link currently contains yesterday's edition.

So does the Arabic....

55 posted on 07/20/2004 11:28:13 PM PDT by John Valentine ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Political Junkie Too

"He was doing the right thing by hiding them from the other dictators."


56 posted on 07/20/2004 11:28:27 PM PDT by scott7278 (Kerry/Edwards: More Affordable Hair Care for America)
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To: Jeff Chandler
You're forgetting the fact that they're in a different time zone.

What? I said the YEAR is 2003! That has nothing to do with time zone!

*smacks you over the head with a calendar!

57 posted on 07/20/2004 11:29:32 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Timm
What's Arabic for horse****?

Not quite what you're looking for, but I say:

Mahafi mishkula

58 posted on 07/20/2004 11:29:39 PM PDT by woofer
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To: propertius

They still only have the Tuesday front page up in PDF

http://www.alsabaah.com/today/p1.pdf

Where did you see this?


59 posted on 07/20/2004 11:30:00 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

LOL


60 posted on 07/20/2004 11:30:00 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (NO SIMS CITY ON PUBLIC LAND.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
notice how the online newspaper has the year as 2003? Im thinking this is crap

It does have a 2003 copyright at the bottom - but look at the story about the fuel tank terrorist attack ("13 DEAD , VICTIMS OF TERRORISM IN I'LAAM DISTRICT Baghdad, As-Sabah, July 20, Page 1"). That is current news.

61 posted on 07/20/2004 11:30:43 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

nyuk nyuk!


62 posted on 07/20/2004 11:30:45 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Do Chernobyl restaurants serve Curied chicken?)
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To: scott7278
"He didn't want to turn them over to the UN inspectors because he knew they were corrupt with the Food-For-Oil scam."

-PJ

63 posted on 07/20/2004 11:31:18 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Sandy Berger was just having a premature redactulation.)
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To: scott7278

I laughed when I first read your post...but you know what? It's absolutely true.


64 posted on 07/20/2004 11:31:26 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: scott7278

The left will claim its all a Bush plant, masterminded by evil Cheney to help Halliburton sell more oil to vile Americans who use it to dirty the air and filthy the water

note that this will be the case either THE STORY WAS PLANTED OR THE BOMBS WERE.

liberal idiocy knows no bounds.


65 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:03 PM PDT by Robert Taylor
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To: John Valentine
Pakistan or China?

North Korea?

66 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:14 PM PDT by dila813
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To: propertius

If true, this is great. Especially that they did not use them.


67 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:22 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: propertius

Let me be the first to say - BS.


68 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:37 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: John Valentine
"where the sam hill did they come from"

Sandy's Socks

69 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!!!)
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To: propertius

Karl Levin: "The timing is highly suspicous!"


70 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:49 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: propertius

Wow. If this story pans out, it'll be all over the news tomorrow and the election will be all over for Kerry too.


71 posted on 07/20/2004 11:32:58 PM PDT by Born in a Rage
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

Get in line.


72 posted on 07/20/2004 11:33:03 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Terrorist attacks ain't caused by the use of strength. They're invited by the perception of weakness)
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To: propertius

BTTT. Holy Shiite.


73 posted on 07/20/2004 11:33:44 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: Jeff Chandler
What's Arabic for horse****?

H'lahrri

LOL- only when it's the crust on an old black pantsuit.

As for this story... all I can say is *geeze* the things a bunch of rats will dredge up to try and bury the Berger story.

74 posted on 07/20/2004 11:33:54 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: propertius

Highly doubtful.


75 posted on 07/20/2004 11:34:09 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Political Junkie Too

How about...Saddamm is sooo sorry for the "sloppiness" of leaving those nuclear warheads just lying around anywhere...


76 posted on 07/20/2004 11:34:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: propertius

I forget - - does a "nuclear warhead" count as a "weapon of mass destruction"?


77 posted on 07/20/2004 11:34:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Taxbilly

I agree, it would be great if this was found and we stopped them from using them.


78 posted on 07/20/2004 11:34:51 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I am sure this article is either (a) untrue or (b) premature. They arent going to find WMD's until the presidential debates.


79 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:01 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: propertius

Empty casings for wanna be nukes to make thier homes?
I'll say my HOLY SHITE! when I see radiation meters going off.


80 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:02 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: ambrose

The UN arms inspectors were just invited back...

....but according to Swedish Radio News it is asked to come back to conclude its report, saying that there are no WMD's in Iraq so that the embargo can be lifted.

Disinformation? or are we being suckered into believing a WMD find again?

Better sit tight - but let's follow this closely.

Keeping my fingers crossed.


81 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:26 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Plutarch

Ok first part of translation. More to come.

Sources in the Interior ministry and the National Security Advisor's Office refused to comment on news reports that three missiles with nuclear warheads had been seized during the arrest of Khidhur al-Douri, the former Ba'ath party member.

Iraqi political sources, who requested anonimity, inisisted that Iraqi security authorities arrested al-Douri and seized the missiles.

The same sources told al-Sabah that al-Douri, who held meany Ba'ath party positions during the former regime, was falsely pronounced dead on its demise. Forged death certificates had been circulated.

He was arrested in an area between Oja and al-Dour, in Salahidine province.

MORE


82 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:34 PM PDT by propertius
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To: propertius

aBOUT CRAPPIN' TIME. iF TRUE.


83 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:47 PM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com........................www.bushcountryketchup.com)
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To: nopardons; Tamsey; Mo1; Howlin; onyx

PING!


84 posted on 07/20/2004 11:36:06 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: cherry
"They were just copies of nuclear warheads. The actual nuclear warheads are still where he hid them, so he never intended to deceive anyone."

-PJ

85 posted on 07/20/2004 11:36:16 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Sandy Berger was just having a premature redactulation.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Only if it's a stock pile.
86 posted on 07/20/2004 11:36:38 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: nopardons

halliburton planted them.


87 posted on 07/20/2004 11:36:38 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite
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To: scott7278
"But he didn't use them!"

Don't give them any spin ideas.

88 posted on 07/20/2004 11:36:38 PM PDT by GeronL (wketchup.com........................www.bushcountryketchup.com)
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To: All

Sorry I don't believe the story. Nuclear Warheads don't grow on trees.


89 posted on 07/20/2004 11:37:19 PM PDT by Terp (Retired living in Philippines were the Mountains meet the Sea in the Land of Smiles)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
ROTFLOL

It's all Bush's fault.

90 posted on 07/20/2004 11:37:28 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Dallas59

Thats a good point, they may be empty bombs that only needed to have the plutonium added to make them hot and ready to trot. They may be empties that were preped so they could be prepared quickly.


91 posted on 07/20/2004 11:37:59 PM PDT by dila813
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
notice how the online newspaper has the year as 2003? Im thinking this is crap

Wrong. That's simply the copyright year at the bottom of the page. At the top is today's date, and, yes, it's 2004 in Iraq, too.

92 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:10 PM PDT by GLDNGUN (.)
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To: propertius
Oy vey.
93 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:12 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: Taxbilly

LOL. I can see it now. It was only three warheads...."NOT A STOCKPILE!!!" "Bush is a misleader!!!!"


94 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:14 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Already been here. Iszn't this fun? :-)


95 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: propertius
who held meany Ba'ath party positions during the former regime

That's one of the truest typos I have ever seen ... though just a wee bit understated ... ;-)

96 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:28 PM PDT by kayak (Help stamp out FReepathons. Become a monthly donor.)
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To: propertius

relative of Izzat al-Douri?

I wrote a poem about him a while ago. http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1032206/posts?page=12#12

Who blew up the Izzat?
What kind of houri could love an al-Douri?
Why did 4000 jihadi not go to work that day?
Why did Saddam stay away?


97 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:29 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Somebody better send in the "Pants Man" and get those nukes out of there!


98 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:34 PM PDT by vger (asta la vista earthlinks!)
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To: propertius

And it's hard to say
Just how some things never change
And it's hard to find
Any strength to draw the line
I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance
I'm just burning doin' the neutron dance


99 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:42 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Terrorist attacks ain't caused by the use of strength. They're invited by the perception of weakness)
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To: propertius
The same sources told al-Sabah that al-Douri, who held meany Ba'ath party positions during the former regime, was falsely pronounced dead on its demise.

He was later sent to a better hospital where his condition was upgraded to "alive." < / Simpsons >

100 posted on 07/20/2004 11:38:44 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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