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Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq
UP | july 21 2004 | UPI

Posted on 07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT by NY Catholic

BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation. The sources said al-Douri, who is related to former Vice Chairman of the Iraq Revolution Council and Saddam's right-hand man Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, was captured after Iraqi police intercepted an e-mail message in which he set a meeting with another former Baath official. The report could not be authenticated by the interior ministry or the national security department, but the paper noted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari made a surprise request recently to Mohammed el-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to resume inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.


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1 posted on 07/21/2004 5:52:35 AM PDT by NY Catholic
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To: NY Catholic

Joe Wilson is saddened. Deeply saddened.


2 posted on 07/21/2004 5:53:37 AM PDT by The G Man (John Kerry? America just can't afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 world.)
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To: NY Catholic

link?


3 posted on 07/21/2004 5:54:07 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack
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To: Samurai_Jack

Bingo. Mainstream.


4 posted on 07/21/2004 5:55:00 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberalism corrupts. Absolute Liberalism corrupts absolutely.)
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To: NY Catholic

What? If there's anything to this report why hasn't all TV news been pre-empted with it? Nuclear warheads? Is the report really saying that nuclear bombs have been discovered in Iraq???


5 posted on 07/21/2004 5:55:06 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: NY Catholic

Is this story true?


6 posted on 07/21/2004 5:55:15 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Holy sh*t!

Bookmarking.


7 posted on 07/21/2004 5:55:44 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: The G Man

WaaaaaaaaWaaaaaaa...
8 posted on 07/21/2004 5:55:49 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: The G Man

And every other rat as well ...


9 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:00 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: NY Catholic

Well, the timing of this just absolutely smells to high heaven. Don't they know that now that it's been concluded Bush lied, no further evidence to the contrary is allowed? Ignore this al Douri crap, these were obviously planted.


10 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:15 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The Democratic party has been hijacked by terrorists.)
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To: Samurai_Jack; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040721-081009-2541r.htm


GROWING?????


11 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:26 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Samurai_Jack

I refuse to get excited over these early reports. We've been burned too many times.


12 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (John kerry is unbalanced)
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To: Samurai_Jack

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040721-081009-2541r.htm
This one is good.


13 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:43 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberalism corrupts. Absolute Liberalism corrupts absolutely.)
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To: NY Catholic

Nuclear WMDs!!....In Iraq!!....Naaaw...Come on now. Everyone knows there are NO WMDs in Iraq!


14 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:50 AM PDT by woofer2425
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To: All

Here's a link to a Washington Times story picking up the UPI item: http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040721-081009-2541r.htm


15 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:54 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: NY Catholic

bump for updates


16 posted on 07/21/2004 5:56:57 AM PDT by NeonKnight
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To: NY Catholic
Yeah, but they were 'old nukes' so they don't count. Nothing here, let's move on.

/sarcasm

17 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:01 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: NY Catholic

Only three. So this is too little to be WMD.


18 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:21 AM PDT by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: NY Catholic

If this is really UP, they could use a little grammar help:

"designed in a way to UNABLE sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation."


19 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:24 AM PDT by yeswecan
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To: Tai_Chung

The story only says that some Iraqi says they found nukes. I know I would wait for someone more qualified than that to make the determination of whether they were actually nukes.


20 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:35 AM PDT by blanknoone (The NAACP --->NAADP National Association for the Advancement of the Democrat Party.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It was all the buzz last night on FR as it was reported that an Iraqi paper had published the reports.

This is the first mainstream article to appear.


21 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:53 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: NY Catholic

How long before some demonRAT shill comes out with a line that says something like ''It's only 3 missiles"?


22 posted on 07/21/2004 5:57:56 AM PDT by twntaipan (demonRATs ARE the friends of our enemies, which makes demoRATs our... (finish the sentence).)
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To: NY Catholic

It is just a rumor started by Bush.


23 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:08 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Impossible. Hans Blix assured us there were NO WMDs in Iraq. There were also no people, buildings, or dirt as far as he could tell. He'd bet the life of his seeing-eye dog on it.


24 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:15 AM PDT by TheBigB (Drop the monkey! The weasels are in the outhouse!)
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To: Condor51; Arrowhead1952

BTTT and ping Arrowhead -- mainstream media picked it up!


25 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:20 AM PDT by StarCMC (Please pray for the 2/7 Marines and Josh.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Eh? It's just a reporst of the uPI article, and if I am not mistaken, the Moonies own both the Times and UPI.


26 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:40 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: NY Catholic
"The timing is sadly curious..."
27 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:46 AM PDT by Solamente
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

UPI is sourcing the same Iraqi paper but this means they'll be on what would be the story of the year.


28 posted on 07/21/2004 5:58:55 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: NY Catholic
It looks like the Rats are getting their tree limbs sawed off.

Bwahahaaahaa

29 posted on 07/21/2004 5:59:03 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: ItsTheMediaStupid

As another freeper noted last night, three is not enough to make a stockpile, you need five in order to stack them up and make a stockpile, LOL!


30 posted on 07/21/2004 5:59:39 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Mia T

a cautious fyi


31 posted on 07/21/2004 5:59:41 AM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. How many times has something been found only to have the story buried. ALTHOUGH, the request to bring back the inspectors may give this one legs????


32 posted on 07/21/2004 5:59:53 AM PDT by my4kidsdad
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To: NY Catholic

Holy f*cking shit!


33 posted on 07/21/2004 5:59:56 AM PDT by ICX (This tagline was inadvertently removed from the National Archives.)
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The Envoy
Warren Zevon

Nuclear arms in the Middle East
Israel is attacking the Iraqis
The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese
And Baghdad does whatever she please
Looks like another threat to world peace
For the envoy
...
34 posted on 07/21/2004 6:00:22 AM PDT by vollmond (DS2 CV-66 83-87)
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bttt


35 posted on 07/21/2004 6:00:46 AM PDT by stainlessbanner (quis custodiet ipsos custodies)
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To: NY Catholic

Hmmmmm. Any info on this story yet?


36 posted on 07/21/2004 6:00:54 AM PDT by devane617
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To: NY Catholic

BTTT


37 posted on 07/21/2004 6:00:57 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: my4kidsdad

What happen to the story yesterday that 30+ sarin artillery shells were found?


38 posted on 07/21/2004 6:01:35 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: my4kidsdad

I was just putting those pieces together myself. I also believe we've found a lot more in Iraq that we just don't know about yet.


39 posted on 07/21/2004 6:01:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (John kerry is unbalanced)
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To: NY Catholic; All

Guess we need to stay calm. If it's false, it's false. If it's true, and Iraq had nuclear weapons, actual atom bombs, not just dirty bombs, and had them in Saddam's home town of Tikrit, it is obviously the story of the year and pretty much ends the presidential race.


40 posted on 07/21/2004 6:01:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: NY Catholic

bump


41 posted on 07/21/2004 6:02:48 AM PDT by bassmaner (Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
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To: TheBigB

Hey there!

It was a country full or well-fed children flying kites and giggling before we came along. /sarcasm


42 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:02 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: blanknoone

Does this go with the request by Iraq to have the UN nuke folks come to Iraq???


43 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
NY TIMES EDITORIAL

Once again, the bumbling Bush administration would present us Lucy Van Pelt's football. In a dubious find, three fully functional nuclear weapons were discovered in Saddam Hussein's private bath.

Yet we are left to ask ourselves -- is a three a 'stockpile'? While nuclear weapons can be a little destructive, are they truly weapons of 'mass' destruction? And, if they haven't been used, don't they prove that Saddam was planning to peacefully acquire these weapons, but never use them?

In Abu Gharib, Iraqi prisoners were made to wear panties on their head. Who is the real terrorist here? George W. Bush!

(and on)

44 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: kellynla

Adrenalin pumps on . . .

Hope it's not a false alarm . . .


45 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:36 AM PDT by LikeLight (__________________________)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Saddam had nukes, and I thought old Joe Wilson claimed that Iraq was clean and wasn't even soliciting the materials to make nukes.

I do not recall anyone ever claiming that Saddam had nukes, only chemical and biological and was seeking materials to make nukes.

Maybe it was worth serving up Sandy the Burglar to the media whores so this story gets no play prior to the bash in Boston.


46 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:45 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: NY Catholic
If true, Bush has gotten us into a situation where the official Iraqi government is now presenting its nuclear arms to the world community.

O what a difference a year makes!

47 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:48 AM PDT by what's up
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To: demlosers

Democrat politicians were not only WRONG about Iraq, their attitude toward it was almost criminally irresponsible.


48 posted on 07/21/2004 6:03:53 AM PDT by Tax Government
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To: NY Catholic

IF this proves true, the Democrat convention next week should be VERY interesting, along with the MSM CYA attempts.


49 posted on 07/21/2004 6:05:22 AM PDT by rebel_yell2
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To: Solamente

That is a good caption pic of Tiny Tom. Definetly has the "Did you really eat something that smelled like that Hillary" look..

Meanwhile, I think we should chill on this story until we actually see/hear someone in a US uniform comment.


50 posted on 07/21/2004 6:05:24 AM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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