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DRUDGE: Russia tied to Iraq´s missing arms; Pentagon: Weaponry relocated before war
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Posted on 10/27/2004 7:11:06 PM PDT by The G Man

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1 posted on 10/27/2004 7:11:07 PM PDT by The G Man
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To: The G Man

Checkmate


2 posted on 10/27/2004 7:12:05 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: The G Man

OMG!


3 posted on 10/27/2004 7:12:21 PM PDT by lahargis
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To: rocklobster11

Checkmate


4 posted on 10/27/2004 7:12:45 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: lahargis

Wow.


5 posted on 10/27/2004 7:12:47 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: The G Man

WHOA!!!


6 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:06 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: The G Man

"GERTZ // THURSDAY // WASH TIMES: Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 U.S. military operation, The Washington Times has learned. John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, “almost certainly” removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility, south of Baghdad."


7 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:27 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: The G Man

Figures


8 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:34 PM PDT by NetSurfer (Proud member of the Pajama-Wearing Lunatic Fringe)
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To: The G Man

holy crap!


9 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against "global testing.")
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To: The G Man

Cue the fat lady.


10 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:40 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: The G Man

This could be big, right?!?


11 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:48 PM PDT by helen crump
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To: The G Man

We act like friendly countries, but at the street level, where it counts, Russia spies on us as aggressively as they did during the Cold War. They do not regard us as friends, I am afraid.


12 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:52 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: The G Man

Drudge is crankin 'em out these days. Even *I* can't keep up!!!


13 posted on 10/27/2004 7:13:54 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: The G Man
Emergency! Everyone to get from street!


14 posted on 10/27/2004 7:14:05 PM PDT by The G Man (Are Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein better off now then they were 4 years ago?)
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To: The G Man

HOLY CRAP!!! NOW it makes sense, why Putin endorsed W!!! He was trying to slither his way out of this one....WOW!! So what does this mean for our side?


15 posted on 10/27/2004 7:14:39 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: The G Man

Putin says he'd prefer Bush over Kerry, but this is a funny way of showing it...


16 posted on 10/27/2004 7:14:55 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (AFL-CIO - Where organized labor becomes organized crime.)
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To: The G Man
Holy freaking cow!

Global Test failure and way bigger than Oil for Food.

Massive hugh and series!!

17 posted on 10/27/2004 7:15:08 PM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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"GERTZ // THURSDAY // WASH TIMES: Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the March 2003 U.S. military operation, The Washington Times has learned. John A. Shaw, the deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, said in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, “almost certainly” removed the high-explosive material that went missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility, south of Baghdad."


18 posted on 10/27/2004 7:15:18 PM PDT by WildTurkey
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To: The G Man
Now if Putin would just step forward and say:

"Yes, we moved them to protect them from getting into the hands of the terrorists. Your President Bush asked us to help in that regard at this and other sites, and although we did not agree with the war, it was inevitable that these might fall into the wrong hands, so we did it."

19 posted on 10/27/2004 7:15:27 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More ( Kerry is the Hanoi candidate - now proven!)
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To: RoseofTexas

"WOW!! So what does this mean for our side?"

W will have justification for searching Syria for WMD's.


20 posted on 10/27/2004 7:15:37 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: clintonh8r

NY Crimes is spinning and backtracking bigtime tomorrow. Trying to change the subject now that they've been exposed.

NY Times: Iraqis Tell of Looting at Munitions Site

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1259457/posts


21 posted on 10/27/2004 7:15:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: RoseofTexas

It wouldn't surprise me if Putin didn't sanction this. Probably Russian freelancers operating on their own for big payoffs.


22 posted on 10/27/2004 7:16:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against "global testing.")
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To: The G Man
Surprise, Surprise!


23 posted on 10/27/2004 7:16:34 PM PDT by Constitution Day (I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlights begin, it's all a mystery...)
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To: The G Man

This is starting to look like one of those Karl Rove operations...


24 posted on 10/27/2004 7:16:34 PM PDT by kesg
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To: Real Cynic No More

And if russia moved these, what else did they move... eh???

WMD for 1000, alex...???

Regards,
Sonar5


25 posted on 10/27/2004 7:16:45 PM PDT by Sonar5 ("Global Test" - 2004 = "I'm an Internationalist" - 1970)
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To: The G Man

SURPRISE!!Well this should make the MSM take notice!


26 posted on 10/27/2004 7:16:59 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (new and improved redneck)
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To: jimbo123

yeah, looters. maybe they were looking for some vodka the Russians left behind.


27 posted on 10/27/2004 7:17:00 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: kesg

You beat me to it!


28 posted on 10/27/2004 7:17:15 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: The G Man

My wife suggests that this may be why our precious President has refused to get deeply into the fray. He is president, he can't go off half-cocked. He is not going to publicly criticize Putin and Russia without good cause (meaning only if he is prepared to do something about it!).

Kerry doesn't give a 'Rats rear end for the troops or our country. He cares about John Kerry - and has wanted to President since he was a child (last week).


29 posted on 10/27/2004 7:17:16 PM PDT by grassboots.org
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To: The G Man

Our own October surprise? Mahahahahahahah!


30 posted on 10/27/2004 7:17:54 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Right makes right!)
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To: The G Man

I'd like to know, how would we know this now and not back then?


31 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:11 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: oceanview

Flashback: Russian convoy fired on in Iraq

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/04/06/sprj.irq.russian.convoy.attacked/


32 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:17 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: clintonh8r
Russians ‘may have taken Iraq explosives’
33 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:26 PM PDT by numberonepal (Cameras, ammo, arms, eyes, and ears on election day. bringyourcamera.com)
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To: GOP_1900AD

Will the MSM report this?


34 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:26 PM PDT by arichtaxpayer (We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.)
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To: handy

"Massive hugh and series!!"
You beat me to it, but I'll say it too:
This is HUGH and SERIES!!


35 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:29 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: The G Man

What the hell are the Russians trying to do? Restart the cold war? Because if they did this, now I do think the WMD's were there - and in Syria. If this pans out...


36 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:49 PM PDT by jude24 (sola gratia)
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To: jimbo123

i remember that - we thought they were getting Saddam out at the time.


37 posted on 10/27/2004 7:18:59 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: The G Man
Financial Times broke it here

The controversy over Iraq’s missing explosives intensified on Wednesday as the Bush administration rejected charges of incompetence and a senior Pentagon official claimed the munitions may have been removed by Russians before the US-led invasion.... Breaking his silence over an issue that has dominated headlines since Monday, President George W. Bush accused John Kerry, his Democratic challenger, of making “wild charges” over the 350 tonnes of explosives and weapons.

38 posted on 10/27/2004 7:19:22 PM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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To: clintonh8r

I'd agree, how close is Russia with their arms dealers? Couldn't this gone unnnoticed by the main government?


39 posted on 10/27/2004 7:19:30 PM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: The G Man

I wonder if they provided them or gave a place to store them?


40 posted on 10/27/2004 7:19:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (God is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: WildTurkey

This is MEGA big, IF true.


41 posted on 10/27/2004 7:20:03 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; anotherview; ...

Do ya think that perhaps President Bush was a little premature in reporting what he saw when he looked into Putin's soul? I have a feeling the warmth he felt was piped in from a great distance way down BELOW.


42 posted on 10/27/2004 7:20:17 PM PDT by TapTheSource
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This could be big, right?!?

Its a Michael Moore?

43 posted on 10/27/2004 7:20:49 PM PDT by woofie
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To: bahblahbah
"I'd like to know, how would we know this now and not back then?"

If this is true, we probably DID know it back then. But for political and diplomatic reasons, it wasn't brought to the public's attention.

44 posted on 10/27/2004 7:20:56 PM PDT by The G Man (Are Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein better off now then they were 4 years ago?)
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To: hole_n_one
Cue the fat lady.

Paging Mrs. Edwards . . . Would Mrs. John Edwards please pick up the white courtesy phone . . .

45 posted on 10/27/2004 7:21:42 PM PDT by LikeLight (__________________________)
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To: The G Man; KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Revel; Velveeta; Viking2002; ...

ping


46 posted on 10/27/2004 7:21:45 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: tomahawk

OCHIN BOLSHOYA!


47 posted on 10/27/2004 7:21:52 PM PDT by Petronski (A Monday morning quarterback has never led any team to victory.)
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To: The G Man

"If this is true, we probably DID know it back then. But for political and diplomatic reasons, it wasn't brought to the public's attention."

Sad but most likely true.


48 posted on 10/27/2004 7:21:56 PM PDT by TapTheSource
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The Financial Times story has this at the end:

Mr Shaw, who heads the Pentagon’s international armament and technology trade directorate, has not provided evidence for his claims and the Pentagon distanced itself from his remarks.

“I am unaware of any particular information on that point,” said Larry Di Rita, Pentagon spokesman. The issue has dominated the presidential campaign since the International Atomic Energy Agency raised it at the UN Security Council on Monday. The Iraqi government says the explosives disappeared during looting after US forces seized Baghdad. But Colonel Dave Perkins, who commanded the first troops into al-Qaqaa, yesterday said it was “highly improbable” someone could have removed the munitions after US forces had taken control of the area.

The US has in the past raised concerns about Russian activities in Iraq before the invasion. During the war, Mr Bush called Vladimir Putin, Russian president, to voice concerns that Russian companies at least one state-owned had provided Iraq with anti-tank guided missiles, satellite jamming devices and night-vision goggles. Russia denied the charges and promised an investigation.


49 posted on 10/27/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT by rocklobster11
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To: TapTheSource
Do ya think that perhaps President Bush was a little premature in reporting what he saw when he looked into Putin's soul? I have a feeling the warmth he felt was piped in from a great distance way down BELOW.

Maybe Russia wanted to know where this stuff was. They have a terrorist problem also. This is just so major. Kerry is going to look like the idiot he is.

50 posted on 10/27/2004 7:22:13 PM PDT by handy (Forgive me this day, my daily typos...The Truth is not a Smear!)
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