Skip to comments.Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq
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.
Joe Wilson is saddened. Deeply saddened.
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???
Is this story true?
And every other rat as well ...
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.
I refuse to get excited over these early reports. We've been burned too many times.
This one is good.
Nuclear WMDs!!....In Iraq!!....Naaaw...Come on now. Everyone knows there are NO WMDs in Iraq!
Here's a link to a Washington Times story picking up the UPI item: http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040721-081009-2541r.htm
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Only three. So this is too little to be WMD.
If this is really UP, they could use a little grammar help:
"designed in a way to UNABLE sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation."
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.
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.
How long before some demonRAT shill comes out with a line that says something like ''It's only 3 missiles"?
It is just a rumor started by Bush.
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.
BTTT and ping Arrowhead -- mainstream media picked it up!
Eh? It's just a reporst of the uPI article, and if I am not mistaken, the Moonies own both the Times and UPI.
UPI is sourcing the same Iraqi paper but this means they'll be on what would be the story of the year.
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!
a cautious fyi
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????
Holy f*cking shit!
Hmmmmm. Any info on this story yet?
What happen to the story yesterday that 30+ sarin artillery shells were found?
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.
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.
It was a country full or well-fed children flying kites and giggling before we came along. /sarcasm
Does this go with the request by Iraq to have the UN nuke folks come to Iraq???
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!
Adrenalin pumps on . . .
Hope it's not a false alarm . . .
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.
O what a difference a year makes!
Democrat politicians were not only WRONG about Iraq, their attitude toward it was almost criminally irresponsible.
IF this proves true, the Democrat convention next week should be VERY interesting, along with the MSM CYA attempts.
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.
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