Skip to comments.Pre-war Satellite Pics Show Truck Activity at Al Qaqaa
Posted on 10/28/2004 8:01:08 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
The Pentagon is examining evidence that could further discredit a report by the New York Times that hundreds of tons of high explosives were looted by terrorists from a major Iraqi weapons facility after the U.S. invaded in March 2003.
"Senior Pentagon officials say they are analyzing some satellite images from the Al Qaqaa facility south of Baghdad from before the war," the Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reported late Wednesday.
"Apparently, they show some large truck activity at that facility, [indicating] possibly that Saddam Hussein was moving the explosives out," Baier told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.
Photos showing a pre-war truck convoy at Al Qaqaa would comport, Baier said, with a January 2003 report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency revealing that 158 tons of the high explosive RDX had already gone missing from the site.
Experts say that to remove the 380 tons of high explosives reported missing from Al Qaqaa by the New York Times, it would take at least 40 trucks with a ten-ton capacity.
On Wednesday Iraq war veteran Ken Dixon, who was with the 101st Airborne division when it reached Al Qaqaa on April 10, said he noticed tracks from heavy truck tires outside the three bunkers he inspected.
Seals are a joke.
The MSM refers to the seals as if they are fool proof. The whole thing is a joke.
Seals are not Fort Knox.
Some people see a baby seal. I see a coat and gloves.
I got a pocket sized multi-purpose tool that could probably cut those seals. It's called a Leatherman. I agree, the whole thing is an absolute joke.
LOL. I like Newsmax's politics, but sometimes their writing skill needs a little polish.
My new Leatherman is in a nice leather sheath. It is so much better than my old one.
I'm listening to Garrison talk about how this story hasn't been helping the Dems as much as they wanted it to. But they are assured that the Dems have anyone big hit piece up their sleeve. Speculating that Tom Delay will be indicted. Has anybody heard anything else?
Yep! In fact, I think this story could backfire and get back to the issue so many of us talked about over a year ago: That Saddam not only moved these explosives out before the war...but also his WMDs. It's amazing to listen to the media's sudden concern for these missing explosives, when they had no such concerns when other people were making these same claims over a year ago.
Hell, these people ignored UNMOVIC's report earlier this year...and Paul Martin's speech (from Canada), about how Saddam's weapons were taken out before the war and were even being found as far north as the Netherlands. Only now...a week before the election, does the media begin to take an interest in this story. And they can't even get the details right.
Hoping someone saved the photos or posts anothe URL where they may be viewed. Someone who saved the original thread should be able to extract the source.
I am fully aware of that.
The way I understood the news report was that if the IAEA saw the seals still intack on such and such a date really means nothing because there were other passages they could have been taken out of.
Just reporting what I heard on the news.
I'm not referring to you. I am referring to the MSM. Sorry if I wasn't clear!
The poster was most likely DioGenesis
Here are his archives pages: 3-5-03 on..
al-Qaqa missiles site:
Thanks for the info on KSTP TV! It is nice to know ahead of time where that piece of 'news' came from, if it surfaces in the MSM. I used to get that channel on our cable out here in the boonies, but it was replaced by Fox News Channel a number of years ago..thankfully!!
The Bible Code is pretty interesting but it just a myth, the Bible Code is not real.
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