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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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please update the story with the post I am replying to.


175 posted on 07/21/2004 12:02:20 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: propertius

Oy vey...again. Crikey!! If confirmed, the 'Rats are going to be deeply saddened.


179 posted on 07/21/2004 12:03:14 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: propertius

I hope its true. If it is Bush has been vindicated and al Kerry is history (down the tube socks).


181 posted on 07/21/2004 12:03:47 AM PDT by vger (asta la vista earthlinks!)
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To: propertius
Meanwhile, over at DU...

That story of three nukes found in Iraq has to be total BS...but if they're there, Bush planted 'em to screw up the coverage of the convention...

187 posted on 07/21/2004 12:05:50 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Michael Moore has made "documentary" a 1-word oxymoron.)
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To: propertius
Khidhur al-Douri, if this story is true, has decided to "come in from the cold." Running and hiding must have gotten rather tedious.

A standard procedure when defecting is to deliver a "bride price" as part of a negotiated settlement, to ensure that one is not going to go to the gallows or to a small cell for life. Typically defecting spies bring over the most valuable secrets they could steal before flipping sides as their bride price.

Three hidden nukes is a hell of a convincing bride price, if true.

194 posted on 07/21/2004 12:08:23 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: propertius
Ouja is near Tikrit. It is Saddam's birthplace. From MSNBC:

Situated along the banks of the Tigris just south of Tikrit, the village of Ouja was once the ultimate bastion of loyalty to Saddam Hussein. Dun-colored villas until recently owned by the dictator's family members, including Saddam's sister and his first wife—mother of his late sons Qusay and Uday—loom along the palm-fringed banks of the Tigris, not far from the hut where the former Iraqi dictator was born more than six decades ago.
196 posted on 07/21/2004 12:09:04 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: propertius
OK thanks for that translation.

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

Any guess as to who leaked this info?

232 posted on 07/21/2004 12:24:50 AM PDT by ganeshpuri89 (alphabet city)
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To: propertius

This will be all over our national TV if true...I await confirmation and thank you. I always wait for verification because of false alarms we have endured.


233 posted on 07/21/2004 12:25:19 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

See post #171 for translated article.

234 posted on 07/21/2004 12:25:39 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: propertius
There's a map of the Tikrit area here:

I think the article is talking about the area on the right (east) side of the Tigris river from the town of Ad Dowr (another spelling of Dour) to the point where the Tigris takes a sharp left turn, where Ouja should be (Ouja means "the turning" so named because of its location on a sharp bend of the Tigris River 8 kilometers south of Tikrit).

Saddam was born in Ouja and captured in Dour. And Khidur's name suggests he's from Dour, as well.

This makes the story a little more credible, but it's still rumor, not fact.
258 posted on 07/21/2004 12:45:34 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: propertius

bttt


265 posted on 07/21/2004 12:50:03 AM PDT by nopardons
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