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ABC News - IAEA Says only 3 tons of high explosives left at Al QaQuaa when last checked
ABC World News Tonight | 10/27/2004 | Martha Radditz

Posted on 10/27/2004 4:18:45 PM PDT by hadrian

I looked to see if anyone else had posted this - I apologize if I missed it - about 8 minutes into ABC World News Tonight, Martha Radditz ended up her report on the missing explosives with words to this effect:

Peter, late breaking information from IAEA is that when they last inspected the Al QAQaa facility in (January? March?) 2003, there were not 180 tons of high explosives, but only 3 tons.

She did qualify that I think by stating a particular type of high explosive - either MX(?) or the other of the two types, but whatever it was, sounds like there might have been a lot less left to be "missing" at any time the US forces could have been there.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaqaa; ammogate; bush; cbs; explosives; iraq; kerry; nyt; nytrogate
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Sorry I don't have an exact transcript - and I don't think I was hearing things - but it really struck me as relevant.
1 posted on 10/27/2004 4:18:46 PM PDT by hadrian
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To: hadrian

October Surprise???


Bush by 320 EV!!! It's all over for Kerry/DNC/MSM.

2 posted on 10/27/2004 4:20:33 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: hadrian; All
Let me get this straight. The NYT issues a bogus story on missing explosives. Kerry then makes it a key part of his campaign. Then the NYT reports on the new theme of Kerry's campaign. Then Kerry makes an ad touting the NYT story.
Here's a fast grab of all the links & relevant commentary I have so far:
 Kerry is running with "missing explosives" lie for his final push
  Deqonstruqting Qaqaagate, take 2
  PLN Exclusive - IAEA Not Contrite, US Admin “livid" Over Apparent Effort To Influence US Election
 Soldier At Al Qa Qaa Coming On Hannity Radio Show
  NY Times Flashback: Paper Reported Saddam Transferred High Explosives
 Bush addresses CBS / NYT / Kerry October (explosives) surprise in PA
 The media plays 'trick or treat'  The media are too busy repackaging old Iraq news in an October offensive against President George W. Bush's reelection to investigate truly startling evidence unearthed this week that the Communist Party may have been directing John Kerry's anti-war activities in the early 1970s
  Feb. 2003 UN Report: Saddam Moving Explosives From Al-Qaqaa
 Urgent Warning on Iraqi Cache Issued in 1995
  Kerry slipped in 2nd debate, gave hint of CBS / NYT explosives story to come!
 CBS eyed '60 Minutes' Bush bombshell
 NYTrogate, Tora Bora, Put Kerry Back In His Element: Slamming the Military
Media Shamelessly Shilling for Kerry and Kerry Brazenly Lying
Invitation to a Defrauding (links CBS's 2003 article : U.S. Searches 'Suspicious' Iraqi Site
 Kerry slipped in 2nd debate, gave hint of CBS / NYT explosives story to come!
Media Watchdog: 'October Surprise' Blows Up in Faces of NY Times, CBS News
 Kerry Ad Promoting LIES about Missing Explosives Is LIVE 
 Be prepared [call to action on Kerry ad based on explosive lies]
 I've read the Kerry ad. It may be built on deceptions and half truths but it's an effective ad and it will require not rebutting but refutation.
 President Bush needs to make a statement; have a press conference - something straight from the President himself and NOW. . .stop the lies. . .stop the misinformation. . .stop the Kerry camp in it's tracks. . .NOW; by stepping up and out. . .taking advantage of his position as President so speak directly to the people. He should have a 'fireside' everynight. . .or Press conference every day. . .
 NBC Video vs. Kerry Campaign Video... ~4:41pm~ EST
SEEMS INCREDIBLE THAT NEARLY 24 HOURS AFTER NYTIMES STORY IS BLOWN AWAY - JOHN KERRY CONTINUES TO USE IT ON THE TRAIL: The Daily Recycler has done everyone in the blogosphere a tremendous service by editing together Kerry's specific statements and the actual truth from NBC News. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (1:27), LISTEN HERE TO THE 3 HOUR EXPOSE we did on air today.
 Toronto Star continues to lead with false weapons report
 Hanoi Kerry attacks 101st Airborne in "Ammogate" smear ad.
 60 MINS PLANNED BUSH MISSING EXPLOSIVES STORY FOR ELECTION EVE  "Do they have something else to spring on us on Thursday? That's supposed to be the time to have the maximum impact on the election...that's when the DUI story was released in 2000."
 Question seems to be IS THIS THEIR BEST SHOT?? I'm confident it won't be their last.
Missing Explosives Story Missing Facts

Rush just read a CNN story from 1/2003 "Al Aqaa a WMD site"...anyone have a link (vanity)
  The Iraqi explosives story CBS and the New York Times ran yesterday is a fraud. These weapons were not there when US troops went to this site in 2003. The IAEA and its head, the anti-American Mohammed El Baradei, leaked a false letter on this issue to the media to embarrass the Bush administration.  Here you go:

Link to CNN Story

Here is a link to DRUDGE story on it:

Link to DRUDGE story

 Fox also had an article about Qa Qaa Site:,2933,83252,00.html

 UN Report in 2003 notes Iraq "lost" HMX & converted remaining HMX stocks into "industrial explosive"  Uh oh, looks like the MSM got caught with it's pants down again.

As I said yesterday, Joe Lockhart on the Kerry-Edwards conference call yesterday said the missing explosives: "Central issue for the rest of the campaign."

This is their October Surprise and they have nothing else but vote fraud. They have to go with this story no matter if it is a lie or not. They have nothing else. Desperation has set in for the Dems and it is blowing up in their face.

We in the "New Media" need to keep telling everyone we know that this story is a "LIE" and Kerry is a liar as well as MSM

 Edwards rips Bush for lost Iraq explosives (Will Edwards apologize now?)  I have been contacting the media sources that are continuing the missing explosives lie trying to pressure them to issue retractions and to get Kerry Campaign people to comment on the latest information about this story that they have been using as a political attack against President Bush. I urge you all to do the same.
 Why don't they just call it the Oct 25th Surprise, since they have a new one everday.
 This is not the real October surprise- it's too early for the critical hit; there's a whole week for the story to be shot at and sunk - The real attack comes at the end of week and is directed at Bush's character, a follow-up to the Kitty Kelly and Dan Rather types of attack.
  THE DITTOCAM IS ON! Live Rush Thread   Rush is ripping CBS, NYT, and Kerry a new one. (LOVING IT)  
I have a feeling that this is going to hurt CBS and Kerry in the long run. I am glad that NBC came forward with their footage showing the explosives were moved before we took Baghdad. You would think that CBS and Dan Rather would have learned their lesson after Memo-gate-- In a lot of workplaces today (and for the next week) people are fixating on the election. It's topic #1 in conversations. So even if the MSM doesn't get on it, those of us of the PJ platoons can burn peoples ears off at work about it.
 "what's coming out now is just old useless info. Am I wrong?"
I believe you are correct, if they had anything, anything at all they would have used it by now. They are recycling old news- remember the national guard story they tried to resurrect and put some extra pepper on it by sending in FAKE documents. Again the bloggers came to the rescue and were the first to prove the documents as false. Everything they have tried to throw at this president has fallen flat on its face-
 "Obviously this isn't a case of Bush failing to "guard" the explosives. By the time our troops got there they weren't there to guard."
Another CLASSIC case of guilt by accusation. The truth didn't matter, only the accusation. And once again, the MSM jackals run full tilt with the story, without adequate corroboration, as long as they had any chance of smearing President Bush. The decades long practice of MSM lies, smears, and propaganda against Republicans continues.
 Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT   60 Minutes wanted to report this garbage on election eve...
 Dear God these people at CBS and in the MSM are desperate to bring down a sitting any cost. I suspect anything and everything reported as NEWS for the last half century from the MSM...
 Kerry wants answers on missing explosives
 It's on the CNN website I sent a copy to myself, just in case it disappears.
 "Are you keeping up with this on the thread about Hanoi Documents: Two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the contention that a close link existed between the Hanoi regime and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman"
 See page 25 of THE FBI FILES
 More to investigate for the John F. Kerry Timeline.
 Here's the direct link to the article that this WorldNetDaily article is summarizing:
 What ironies! Bob Woodward and the press fought to bring to light the Watergate facts. Today, the MSM consciously avoids the facts and it is left to ordinary patriots to uncover the rot. Well done.
 I've known all this (not about Kerry, specifically, but the war protestors) since my days in military intelligence. I never thought I'd see the day that a 'useful idiot' or worse, communist mole, would be nominated for the highest office in the land.

3 posted on 10/27/2004 4:20:46 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: hadrian

It's obvious the evil genius Rove got to ABC.

4 posted on 10/27/2004 4:22:06 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Kerry hunting is like Bush going to a gay disco just to prove he's not homophobic (thanks QLA))
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To: backhoe

you are a genius

5 posted on 10/27/2004 4:22:46 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Anybody but Kerry!!)
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To: hadrian

Oh please let this be true. Kerry will be more of a laughingstock than he already is.

6 posted on 10/27/2004 4:23:01 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: backhoe

LOL!! The MSM is falling apart like the Tower of Sauron. First, CNN (especially Lou Dobbs) jumps from the sinking ship like rats, then NBC, and now ABC!! Also, ABC "surrendered" the Terrorist video to the CIA where the Kerry-fans terrorists threaten one of our largest (and liberal) cities with "blood running in the streets" and a calamity worse than 9/11.

7 posted on 10/27/2004 4:23:15 PM PDT by Jose Roberto
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To: Josh in PA

However, tomorrow being the Thursday before the election, be aware.

But if the bird flip is an indicator, it should be fun.

8 posted on 10/27/2004 4:23:39 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Truth is not Partisan)
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To: hadrian

That's incorrect.

9 posted on 10/27/2004 4:23:53 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: hadrian



10 posted on 10/27/2004 4:24:42 PM PDT by WOSG (George W Bush / Dick Cheney - Right for our Times!)
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To: hadrian

So in other words, IAEA told Iraq to move the explosives to a "safer location" - and they did - somewhere so safe the stuff hasn't been seen since.. and they FORGOT THIS WHEN THEY TOLD NYT/CBS IT WAS MISSING?

11 posted on 10/27/2004 4:24:53 PM PDT by cgk (I'll keep posting it until you READ IT. Pay attention!)
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To: the Real fifi

ok, what is the correction?

12 posted on 10/27/2004 4:25:50 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Kerry plans to graft post-Vietnam policy on Iraq: Kill Allawi and let the Syrian Baathists take over)
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To: the Real fifi

what did she say then? That part was about her last 5-10 seconds and she was holding a piece of paper so it did look liek late info.

13 posted on 10/27/2004 4:25:55 PM PDT by hadrian
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Honestly.. I believe Kerry thought it would be closer going into election.

I believe the long-term plan WAS to initially release this story on 60 minutes on Sunday Night if the race was a dead-heat, to break 1% or 2% in Kerry's favor on the final days before the truth could get out.

But they determined they were so far behind in the polls that there best hope would to be release it early and hope it festers for a week.


14 posted on 10/27/2004 4:26:00 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: backhoe


15 posted on 10/27/2004 4:26:01 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: the Real fifi

care to elaborate?

16 posted on 10/27/2004 4:26:35 PM PDT by Kylie_04
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To: backhoe

It's all Karl Rove's fault. He moved the explosives before the war began. He is storing them in a foot locker in his basement.

Also, I have a tinfoil hat for sale for the Johns.

17 posted on 10/27/2004 4:26:43 PM PDT by noname07718
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To: backhoe

Once again, I am in awe. Thank you.

18 posted on 10/27/2004 4:27:25 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (I want to have fanatical henchmen when I grow up.)
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To: the Real fifi

Transcript needed.

19 posted on 10/27/2004 4:27:43 PM PDT by right way right
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To: Kylie_04

If anyone else heard the report, or knows how to find ABC transcripts, I'd appreciate any confirmation -

20 posted on 10/27/2004 4:27:53 PM PDT by hadrian
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