Skip to comments.UN INspectors Found Nothing At Al-Qaqaa ON March 8, 2003
Posted on 10/26/2004 12:31:01 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA)
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Troops encounter unknown chemical items
As the military advances closer to Baghdad, signs of Iraqichemical preparedness are multiplying, although there is still no conclusive evidence Saddam Hussein's regime possesses weapons of mass destruction.
On Friday, troops at a training facility in the westernIraqi desert came across a bottle labeled "tabun" a nerve gas and chemical weapon Iraq is banned from possessing.
Closer to Baghdad, troops at Iraq's largest militaryindustrial complex found nerve agent antidotes, documents describing chemical warfare and a white powder that appeared to be used for explosives.
Col. John Peabody, engineer brigade commander of the 3rdInfantry Division, said troops found thousands of 2-by-5-inch boxes, each containing three vials of white powder, together with documents written in Arabic that dealt with how to engage in chemical warfare.
No it doesn't mean that at all. The UN had tagged and sealed the Cemtex explosives in January. When they returned they were looking for WMD not Cemtex which they had already found and sealed. The white powder story is from FOX 18 months ago and nothing ever came of it.I'd think if the white powder was WMD we might have heard about it before this.
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Nice find... din't see it till now.
Oh, that's comforting.
I did get the month wrong in my title, in my haste I put the month of the story not when they were there.
Backdrop it against a voice over of this report. And, throw Kerry under the bus.
When he says, George Bush didn't do this or that, he is talking about our military. He acts as if George Bush is standing a post at the Al Qa Qaa weapons depot, but fell asleep on the job, and insurgents just walked off with 380 tons of weapons.
This is ridiculous. If the American people buy this garbage, we deserve a clown like John Kerry. The MSM deserves to rot.
Charles, I just called the NYT foreign desk to tell them about this. Before I could speak, a woman read a statement to me which claimed the IAEA went in in March 03 and the stuff was still there.
I then read her your bolded paragraph, which states the opposite. She asked for the source, which I gave her.
They must know that we are not going to buy their lies.
Thanks for posting.
BY nothing, they meant chemical weapons folks. The white powder is the high explosive that the NYT is so up in arms about. Go to Kerry spot and read this article and be informed.........the 'high explosive' the ny times is refering to is not 'plastic' explosive, or even something that you can easily blow up. It is a chemical which, when combined with other chemicals, can be made into things like c-4, etc. This article doesn't prove anything....................this is what the stuff is..............A key point is that this is not dense stuff, where you can get a lot of weight into a small vehicle. If this was really in its raw form, it is white powder, like cornstarch or a light powdered sugar (NOT granulated sugar). Blow on it and it flies in the breeze- the stories I've seen haven't said much about what form it was in, but you would want it to be relatively raw so you could form it into main charges for artillery, etc. They don't pour granules into shells, it is mixed with binders and melted sonit will take a shape. You can't be a nice terrorist, happen by, stick some in your pocket, and run away while the US Army isn't looking- it isn't "plastic" (like, say, comp C4, which is a plastic matrix impregnated with HE, thus has a lot of filler to make it shapeable). The kinds of trucks you would need to haul it are like grain hoppers, and lots of them. You can't stack it on pallets.
That is the problem with all of this.
I think what we are getting at is the fact this has been known for over a year.
Is it any wonder why the old traditionalist & mainstream news media sued FreeRepublic to keep us from archiving their stories here?
They want to be able to lie and not get caught doing it.
Someone send this to NBC and Lai Lang Jew.
Excellent find, Send it to Brit Hume of Fox News
U.N. weapons inspectors went repeatedly to the vast al Qa Qaa complex - most recently on March 8 - but found nothing during spot visits to some of the 1,100 buildings at the site 25 miles south of Baghdad.It is pretty much the same story. I wonder if the NY Times is going to deny the Associated Press as a legitimate source?
Qa Qaa KerryGate!
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