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HUGE CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ AT LEAST 18 MONTHS AGO BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED
Drudge Report from NBC News | Oct/26/04 | jveritas

Posted on 10/25/2004 9:34:53 PM PDT by jveritas

'Explosives already missing when troops moved in to secure facility on April 10, 2003, one day after the liberation of Iraq'...

NBCNEWS: HUGE CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ -- AT LEAST 18 MONTHS AGO -- BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED


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KEYWORDS: boom; cache; explosives; nytrogate
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This is going to badly backfire on NY Times and most importantly on Kerry.
1 posted on 10/25/2004 9:34:54 PM PDT by jveritas
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To: jveritas

miss this?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1256853/posts

Deja view all over again...


2 posted on 10/25/2004 9:35:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (At CBS - "We don't just report news - we make it - up.")
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To: Keith in Iowa

I was hoping this would backfire in their faces! Thanks God, now the pres can use this in his stump speeches!


3 posted on 10/25/2004 9:36:26 PM PDT by LegalEagle61
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To: jveritas

I don't care how many times this is reposted! This should be shoved right up the collective @sses of the fools at the NYT.


4 posted on 10/25/2004 9:37:40 PM PDT by Nachum (Kerry spells "Fine Dining")
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To: Keith in Iowa

But this thread is better. More capital letters in the headline.


5 posted on 10/25/2004 9:37:50 PM PDT by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: jveritas

Doesn't ANYBODY search anymore????????????


6 posted on 10/25/2004 9:38:13 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: Fatalis

LOL......yeah, it takes up the WHOLE line on the Latest Posts page!


7 posted on 10/25/2004 9:38:51 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: Howlin

Didn't you already post that rhetorical question?


8 posted on 10/25/2004 9:39:07 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Osama is lying low because he's in no condition to get up. -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Fatalis

LOL.
You can never have too many . .


9 posted on 10/25/2004 9:40:38 PM PDT by alcuin (getridofthateffinlooselipssinkshipsgesture)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
I don't seem to be able to get an answer:

NBCNEWS: HUGE CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ -- AT LEAST 18 MONTHS AGO -- BEFORE TRO
  Posted by gmoore57
On News/Activism 10/25/2004 11:20:39 PM EDT · 46 replies · 1,768+ views


Drudge Report ^ | 10/25/04 | Drudge
 

NBCNEWS: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq -- At Least 18 Months Ago (SIREN)
  Posted by Chicos_Bail_Bonds
On News/Activism 10/25/2004 10:11:50 PM EDT · 219 replies · 8,304+ views


Drudge Report ^ | 10-25-2004 | Drudge
 

Iraq, Rehnquist Create 'October Surprise'(AP Didn't Get the NBC Explosives Menu)
  Posted by Lance Romance
On News/Activism 10/25/2004 10:00:12 PM EDT · 9 replies · 582+ views


AP Politics ^ | 10-25-04 | TERENCE HUNT
 

NBC BLOWS A HOLE IN NY TIMES' EXPLOSIVES STORY (KERRY SPOT)
  Posted by Timeout
On News/Activism 10/25/2004 9:26:01 PM EDT · 766 replies · 26,147+ views


The Kerry Spot, NRO ^ | 10/25/04 | Jim miclacevski

10 posted on 10/25/2004 9:40:43 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: jveritas

Where is a published NBC story or transcript?


11 posted on 10/25/2004 9:41:44 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: jveritas

Well since this is another Dupe, here is my dupe:

Don't let this story die, write, email, call!

NYT's email addys:
Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman & Publisher: publisher@nytimes.com.

Scott H. Heekin-Canedy, President, General Manager president@nytimes.com.

Phone number:(212) 556-1234


12 posted on 10/25/2004 9:42:34 PM PDT by blondee123 (Proud Member of the FR Pajama Blogger Brigade - New Sheriffs in Town!)
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To: Howlin

only thing i see is, Drudge spelled "hugh" wrong.


13 posted on 10/25/2004 9:43:17 PM PDT by stylin19a (It's called GOLF because all the other 4 letter words were taken)
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To: BJungNan

Post 10, 4th thread.


14 posted on 10/25/2004 9:44:38 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: Howlin

Well, if at first, second, and third try you don't succeed...post it a fourth!

C'mon, really. It takes soooooo long to type in the word "explosives" and click SEARCH. That's 10 LETTERS!


15 posted on 10/25/2004 9:44:45 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Osama is lying low because he's in no condition to get up. -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Isn't that the truth.


16 posted on 10/25/2004 9:46:05 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: Howlin

I should have searched Howlin. However I am too excited about discrediting this stupid story that made mayhem yesterday on FR.


17 posted on 10/25/2004 9:47:24 PM PDT by jveritas
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To: Howlin
LOL You must have a 21" monitor. I'm just concerned about the vanishing lower case species.
18 posted on 10/25/2004 9:47:52 PM PDT by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: jveritas

I agree that this post should run continuously so that people can see the truth and contact all media that ran this garbage and demand that they run retraction, apology to POTUS and voters, and hold Kerry/Edwards et al responsible for shooting thier mouths off and attacking a sitting president based on unsubstantiated garbage. This should be reposted every hour on the hour with calls to turn this against the Kerry campaign so that the papers have to show what a shameless group of trolls they are. This can be a great opportunity if used correctly.


19 posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:07 PM PDT by stopillegalimmigration
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To: jveritas

When a story has been posted 19 times, try not to post it again.


20 posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:08 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: jveritas

I agree that this post should run continuously so that people can see the truth and contact all media that ran this garbage and demand that they run retraction, apology to POTUS and voters, and hold Kerry/Edwards et al responsible for shooting thier mouths off and attacking a sitting president based on unsubstantiated garbage. This should be reposted every hour on the hour with calls to turn this against the Kerry campaign so that the papers have to show what a shameless group of trolls they are. This can be a great opportunity if used correctly.


21 posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:08 PM PDT by stopillegalimmigration
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To: jveritas
D_e_s_p_e_r_a_t_i_o_n !

Kerry is toast !
22 posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:46 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: Howlin

Thanks. Much appreciate the reply. I did miss that. But, I was looking to see if NBC itself has anything in print.


23 posted on 10/25/2004 9:48:53 PM PDT by BJungNan (Stop Spam - Do NOT buy from junk email.)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear
And, once again, John F'n' has misunderestimated Bush, and has wound us stepping right in the middle of the sticky smelly brown stuff. This is gonna be like the car that hits the old oak tree; tree suffers no damage, driver has the engine in his lap.

And with what is apparently going to be splashed all over the New York Sun tomorrow, this is only the beginning of the smelly brown deluge ...

24 posted on 10/25/2004 9:50:03 PM PDT by Rose in RoseBear (HHD [... not gonna be pretty tomorrow ...])
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To: John Lenin
D_e_s_p_e_r_a_t_i_o_n !

Didn't Tammy Wynette sing that?

25 posted on 10/25/2004 9:50:46 PM PDT by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: jveritas

Even Madeline Albright mentioned this in her interview on the Daily Show. The Dems are really are good at getting the faxes on their talking points out to everybody.


26 posted on 10/25/2004 9:54:56 PM PDT by P.O.E. (John Kerry: The" you're rubber and I'm glue" candidate.)
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To: Nachum
I don't care how many times this is reposted! This should be shoved right up the collective @sses of the fools at the NYT.

I tend to agree with you..Newbie's be encouraged/trained(?), let this thing go..and go...and go..and go....let 'er run and grow leg's like a big dog and the posting nazi's be damned.

27 posted on 10/25/2004 9:54:58 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Fatalis

No, but she did sing a song called D-I-V-O-R-C-E!


28 posted on 10/25/2004 9:58:38 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin

He was toast long time ago.


29 posted on 10/25/2004 10:01:47 PM PDT by jveritas
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To: Howlin
"Doesn't ANYBODY search anymore????????????"

Hey, wait a minute, dare. Ain't dat what Kerry says about Bush?
30 posted on 10/25/2004 10:01:59 PM PDT by Chummy (RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: Howlin
Post 10, 4th thread.

Now knitting instructions on FR?
31 posted on 10/25/2004 10:02:46 PM PDT by Chummy (RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: John Lenin
No, but she did sing a song called D-I-V-O-R-C-E!

She did a Kerry version, too. A-N-N-U-L-M-E-N-T
32 posted on 10/25/2004 10:04:11 PM PDT by Chummy (RepublicanAttackSquad.biz: "A vote 4 Kerry is a vote 4 Osama")
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To: Fatalis

i left a message with their leader, but i have a buzz, so i'm not sure how good it did.


33 posted on 10/25/2004 10:06:25 PM PDT by badmrbunny
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To: Howlin
re #6

Doesn't ANYBODY search anymore????????????

I think you can agree..we have a lot of new joins..Here's a good one for them to run with for the last week of the campaign. Tomorrow's spin will be amazing. Do we want to turn a lot of new joins away, or employee their services?

34 posted on 10/25/2004 10:09:51 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: jveritas
HUGE CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ

Check Berger's pants.

35 posted on 10/25/2004 10:09:59 PM PDT by ILS21R (Vote)
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To: Michael Barnes

I just want them to READ the directions.


36 posted on 10/25/2004 10:13:27 PM PDT by Howlin (Bush has claimed two things which Democrats believe they own by right: the presidency & the future)
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To: Howlin
Fair enough...And I am not defending the poster...(s)he has been around long enough to know better. But, I want some threads re-posted, over and over (unless it's election night..I mean, c'mon..I'll cheer lead ya that night!!!!!!!!!!! *whew*, that's gonna be ugly). However, This one is gonna be intersting tomorrow a.m., no?

Gonna freepmail ya Howlin..give me a few...

37 posted on 10/25/2004 10:20:21 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Howlin

Bump 10 for bookmarking


38 posted on 10/25/2004 10:23:28 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: jveritas

I rarely go on to this website and post. I lurk for I agree with many other posters on issues. However, this story has gotten my goat. I was in Iraq and worked in the Coalition Provisional Authority. Through informal discussions with military and civilian personnel assigned and contractors associated with the disposal of the munitions this came up in conversations. Many sites that held sensitive items were looted before the arrival of the Coalition Forces arrived including caches of weapons, documents, and valuables. I do remember the discussion of such a large quantity munitions disappearing and how much damage it could cause Coalition Forces (CF). The fear of many people with authority and fairly high rank military and civilian alike was the use against us was high. During my time there CF captured many large caches of weapons usually one to two a week (a large cache being considered 10 Semis trailers worth) of various types of munitions. Also, numerous smaller cashes found during search and seizure operations usually one to two a day. I personally feel if these sensitive munitions did not leave the country (i.e. Syria or Iran) the terrorists and Saddam's holdovers have been using them in operations against the CFs. An average of 15 to 20 attacks a day, mostly road side bombs in Baghdad, and many more road side bombs were destroyed before detonation. You must remember much has been captured or destroyed during CF direct operations and it is possible that the missing munitions could already be in CF custody. Please take this as speculation of events and not the total picture and Pray for all those in country.


39 posted on 10/25/2004 10:23:39 PM PDT by Liaison (Semper Gumbi- Always Flexible---- ;))
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To: ILS21R
Well, now we know who took the weapons.

The International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors last saw the explosives in January 2003 when they took an inventory and placed fresh seals on the bunkers.

40 posted on 10/25/2004 10:28:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Liaison
"..it is possible that the missing munitions could already be in CF custody.."

If that is true they need to get this information out soonest. The CF reputation is taking a beating on this too, not just Bush.

Personally, it is more likely the Iraqis moved the material right befor the war and disbursed it to various locations.

41 posted on 10/25/2004 10:28:52 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Keith in Iowa

P.S. There have been many examples of the uses of high explosives over that last few months with the local manufacture and detonation of car bombs and suicide vests. Could this account for the "special" explosives?


42 posted on 10/25/2004 10:32:57 PM PDT by Liaison (Semper Gumbi- Always Flexible---- ;))
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To: Anti-Bubba182


It is a highly likely speculation that this occurred but with a suspected 1.5 million tons of conventional munitions in country (twice US stockpiles) and looting occurring in large quantities before our arrival, and small time looting after our "control," it is unknown what happened to it all. I will say that Iraqi Police and Security patrols were supposed to guard some of the smaller sites set aside for the interim and future Iraqi government use but with sympathetic associations and personal greed in a poor country munitions did disappear. I could not in good conscience say all this happen before we arrived. We were not lax but the CF can not be in all places at once.


43 posted on 10/25/2004 10:46:21 PM PDT by Liaison (Semper Gumbi- Always Flexible---- ;))
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To: jveritas

The NY Times has handed Bush a perfect line: "those explosives were gone before we even arrived - and I wonder how many WMD's went with them".......


44 posted on 10/25/2004 10:50:17 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Liaison
According to NBC embeded reporters who were with the troops that first arrived, the material was not there.

Pentagon responds to missing-explosives report (NBC report mentioned)

".."NBC News was embedded with troops from the Army's 101st Airborne as they [took] over the weapons installation south of Baghdad. But they never found the 380 tons" of missing explosives, the network reported..."

45 posted on 10/25/2004 10:50:44 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Liaison

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1257019/posts

Now on CNN


46 posted on 10/25/2004 11:02:43 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: Fatalis; John Lenin
And Travis Tritt sang a song titled T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

LOL

47 posted on 10/26/2004 1:13:28 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (If you're for civil unions, you're for gay marriage)
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To: jveritas

It's a fact, therefore the MSM will bury it, and let skerry continue the LIE.


48 posted on 10/26/2004 3:58:22 AM PDT by marty60
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To: jveritas; All

"This is one of the great blunders of Iraq, one of the great blunders of this administration," Jonie Frenchie Kerry

"It is reckless and irresponsible to fail to protect and safeguard one of the largest weapons sites in the country. And by either ignoring these mistakes or being clueless about them, George Bush has failed. He has failed as our commander in chief; he has failed as president." Jonie Edwards

49 posted on 10/26/2004 4:05:37 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (Birth is one day in the life of a person who is already nine months old.)
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"Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you all that I served in Viet Nam." Jonie Frenchie Kerry


50 posted on 10/26/2004 4:13:47 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (Birth is one day in the life of a person who is already nine months old.)
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