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US Reveals Iraq Nuclear Operation (1.7 Metric Tons+ Of Enriched Uranium Removed From Iraq In 2004
BBCNews ^ | July 7, 2004 | Staff

Posted on 11/02/2005 8:21:16 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

The US has revealed that it removed more than 1.7 metric tons of radioactive material from Iraq in a secret operation last month.

"This operation was a major achievement," said US Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham in a statement.

He said it would keep "potentially dangerous nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists."

Along with 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium, about 1,000 "highly radioactive sources" were also removed.

The material was taken from a former nuclear research facility on 23 June, after being packaged by 20 experts from the US Energy Department's secret laboratories.

It was flown out of the country aboard a military plane in a joint operation with the Department of Defense, and is being stored temporarily at a Department of Energy facility...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqiuranium; iraqiwmd; uranium; wmds; wmdsiniraq
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There is another link that is worth clicking on and reading. I will provide it below on the first post.

It is dated November 02, 2005

There it states, and I quote:

..."In his book "Disinformation," [released just a little while ago] Richard Miniter shares the truth with anyone willing to listen.

For example, in June 2004, U.S. forces in Iraq seized 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium that could have been used to make an atomic bomb. Miniter also wrote about Polish general Marek Dukaczewski, who received information from Iraqs about chemical weapons being sold on the black market.

"Polish military officials bought seventeen chemical weapons warheads from Iraqis for $5,000 apiece." Miniter wrote, "to keep them from Iraq's so-called insurgents. ...Tests confirmed that some of the warheads contained cyclosarin, a nerve gas five times more powerful than sarin. Thses chemical weapons were supposed to have been completely destroyed during the 1991-1998 UN inspection regime."

Other sources provide the truth that Democrats claim they seek...

[A must read]

1 posted on 11/02/2005 8:21:17 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: All

Democrats Continue To Put Self Before Nation

OpinionEditorials.com

November 02, 2005

Joe Bell

http://www.opinioneditorials.com/guestcontributors/jbell_20051102.html


2 posted on 11/02/2005 8:23:24 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why hasn't the administration and Pubs in Congress talked about these issues? They just go along with the Dims and the MSM.

The regular Joe American would say, "Glad we go that stuff!"


3 posted on 11/02/2005 8:24:44 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (I know my enemy. I have Cable TV.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

...but I thought.... I mean, the MSM... Oh no, they fibbed by omission?......SHOCKING!!!!



ruefully


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4 posted on 11/02/2005 8:24:44 AM PST by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG!!!!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I presume that I will read about this in a front-page, above-the-fold NYTimes expose by this week-end.


5 posted on 11/02/2005 8:25:10 AM PST by MarkT
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Amazing how the MSM has avoided mentioning this little tidbit.


6 posted on 11/02/2005 8:26:00 AM PST by Peach (The Dems enabled Able Danger. 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

good post.


7 posted on 11/02/2005 8:26:01 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How quickly some forget.


8 posted on 11/02/2005 8:27:51 AM PST by GUN TOTING TOAD KILLER
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
But, but, but . . . Saddam did not have WMD or nuke stuff. We all know his military was still fighting with bows and arrows and spears and swords. How can this be so???? /sarcasm still on.
9 posted on 11/02/2005 8:29:30 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Socialist Dems, the MSM and Islamic murderers, ALL threats to the Republic!)
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To: Peach
They've avoided a LOT of tidbits.

Didn't we find out the terrorists in Iraz had artillery shells filled with some gas (Sarin?)?

As I recall, one warhead contained enough gas to kill 10,000 people in Manhattan.
10 posted on 11/02/2005 8:30:03 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (I know my enemy. I have Cable TV.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The BBC is just continuing its policy of shilling for Bush.


11 posted on 11/02/2005 8:30:14 AM PST by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Along with 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium

Why does a research facility have almost 2 tons of enriched uranium? Is this normal?
12 posted on 11/02/2005 8:30:49 AM PST by macamadamia
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To: rightinthemiddle
Why hasn't the administration and Pubs in Congress talked about these issues?

The biggest failure of the Bush Administration has been their inability to get this news out to the public, not only in terms of WMD's, but also in terms of other successes in Iraq.

Until they do so, we run a grave risk of losing the WH, and decreasing our majorities in both the Senate and the House.

13 posted on 11/02/2005 8:32:06 AM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Well I guess that pretty much puts a nail in the coffin of "there were no WMD's in Iraq."

Although IMO, when we captured Saddam Hussein, we found the WMD in Iraq.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


14 posted on 11/02/2005 8:33:53 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

ping


15 posted on 11/02/2005 8:35:32 AM PST by ocr1
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To: Michael.SF.

Agreed.

There needs to be a long list, reviewed point by point, with the American people.

Another point:

Why are Democrats so intent on telling 2,000 military families their loved ones died for nothing?


16 posted on 11/02/2005 8:37:40 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (I know my enemy. I have Cable TV.)
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To: Michael.SF.
The biggest failure of the Bush Administration has been their inability to get this news out to the public, not only in terms of WMD's, but also in terms of other successes in Iraq.

Sigh. If we've learned one thing about the Bush Administration, it is that they are not stupid.

So perhaps it's not a matter of "failure," but rather the price they're paying for keeping secret operations secret.

But of course, it's lots easier to simply assume the worst.

17 posted on 11/02/2005 8:37:52 AM PST by r9etb
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To: rightinthemiddle
Didn't we find out the terrorists in Iraz had artillery shells filled with some gas (Sarin?)?

Why, yes we did.

18 posted on 11/02/2005 8:38:06 AM PST by Peach (The Dems enabled Able Danger. 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I personally feel that the information will be released when the time is right. Most likely it is currently considered classified, and Bush puts his country above himself.

Once it becomes public information, we'll see it in the paper.

I'm guessing that a lot more has happened, or is happening over there than we know.


19 posted on 11/02/2005 8:38:32 AM PST by IL Republican
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To: r9etb

Thanks for the moment of insight. That is the double-edged sword with which the GOP battles.


20 posted on 11/02/2005 8:39:25 AM PST by sarasota
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To: MarkT

$10 says this will not be on tonight's Nightly News.


21 posted on 11/02/2005 8:40:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: kellynla

Do you think they ( the Administration) just avoid the appearance of bragging or what...the American people really want and need to know this information!


22 posted on 11/02/2005 8:40:19 AM PST by Tees Mom
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The people who conducted this as a "secret" operation are either idiots, or no friends of the administration. This should have been quite public.


23 posted on 11/02/2005 8:41:41 AM PST by the_Watchman
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To: Michael.SF.

I can understand the MSM keeping these stories under wraps, but why the Congressional Republicans remain silent is beyond me.


24 posted on 11/02/2005 8:42:18 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

For Rove being such a political genious he sure is an absolute MORON for not running with the good news coming out of Iraq...

If I didnt know better, I would think Rove or Bush doesnt have a clue what is going on over on the other side of the world...


25 posted on 11/02/2005 8:43:20 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: RetiredArmy

Big question is, why has the Bush Admin. not yelled this from the mountain tops?


26 posted on 11/02/2005 8:44:09 AM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The government could always post on a government site or turn the material over to the RNC and they could post on their website.

Then everyone would have the info and with the Bloggers and places like FR, the MSM would have little choice but ignore or tell the truth!

If the stuff needs to be declassified it should be done. After all, it is now captured material!


27 posted on 11/02/2005 8:44:41 AM PST by Prost1 (If the dems want to unite the country then they should join in our federal democracy.)
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To: r9etb
So perhaps it's not a matter of "failure," but rather the price they're paying for keeping secret operations secret.

One can certainly choose to release information regarding successes in Iraq, discovery of caches of MWDs, Yellow cake, schools and treatment plants rebuilt, life returning to normal, etc. w/o revealing details of "operations".

28 posted on 11/02/2005 8:45:33 AM PST by Michael.SF. ('That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together,' Cindy Sheehan")
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To: rightinthemiddle
"Why hasn't the administration and Pubs in Congress talked about these issues? They just go along with the Dims and the MSM. "

It takes bal@s to talk. The lame Republican leadership is so afraid of their own shadow, they cowl in a corner and suck their thumbs. I'm pissed.
29 posted on 11/02/2005 8:45:48 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Cindy

More evidence. Drip..........drip.............drip........


30 posted on 11/02/2005 8:46:17 AM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: IL Republican

Maybe they know the MSM and the Dims will keep moving the goal posts if they release everything they find when they find it.
Could it be it will be in one huge info dump?


31 posted on 11/02/2005 8:46:30 AM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: rightinthemiddle


Why is the W H mute ?

I hope it`s because they`re keeping their powder dry just before the mid term elections next year.

If not then they are beyond stupid.

WMD`s ! ? Always were there and that is reality.


32 posted on 11/02/2005 8:46:55 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: r9etb

According to the article, this info is in an already published book. How secret could it be?


33 posted on 11/02/2005 8:47:06 AM PST by Roccus
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

this is Al Tuwaitha. I believe the reason that this is not "news" is that this material was known by the IAEA before the iraq war, its not "fresh WMD", so it doesn't count to the left.

the administration dropped this claim way too early, just as it dropped the claim about the Niger yellowcake before looking more closley to see how the forged documents got into the intel stream. absent any voice from the administration on these points, the media and the left fills that vacuum with their version of the story - which, after being repeated over and over, becomes the "truth" in the absence of any rebuttal.


34 posted on 11/02/2005 8:47:38 AM PST by oceanview
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To: RetiredArmy

"But, but, but . . . Saddam did not have WMD or nuke stuff. We all know his military was still fighting with bows and arrows and spears and swords. How can this be so???? /sarcasm still on."

They might as well have. I keep seeing the news coverage of these firefights, and I think that the reason we are so affective against many of these tribal minded murderers is that they expend all there ammo by firing there magic thunder sticks into the air in celebration ,rather than at their targets.


35 posted on 11/02/2005 8:49:19 AM PST by wickedpinto (The road map to peace is a straight line down an Israeli rifle.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I hope they deliver all this enriched uranium to the DNC Headquarters. Since it doesn't exist, they should not have a problem with it.


36 posted on 11/02/2005 8:50:57 AM PST by Holicheese (Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
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To: oceanview

" this is Al Tuwaitha. I believe the reason that this is not "news" is that this material was known by the IAEA before the iraq war, its not "fresh WMD", so it doesn't count to the left. "




No matter how many times I read that,it just doesn`t make any sense whatsoever.

But then that`s the neo-marxist left,'Reality is whatever we say it is.'


37 posted on 11/02/2005 8:50:57 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Tees Mom
"Do you think they ( the Administration) just avoid the appearance of bragging or what...the American people really want and need to know this information!"


Hard to say, but with a country & desert the size of California and a metric ton could be stored in anyone's two car garage, I'm sure that it would be foolish for anyone to say unequivocally that Saddam didn't have WMD's especially since we know he used them before.
I was just glad that we were able to capture Saddam and his country before he had an opportunity to use them on our troops.

Semper Fi,
Kelly
38 posted on 11/02/2005 8:51:01 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Holicheese

They don't know how? They don't want to muddy the water? They are buffoons sometimes, lost wondering in the wilderness, in my opinion. But, since that goes against the grain here to dis the administration, I won't really say it out loud.


39 posted on 11/02/2005 8:51:23 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Socialist Dems, the MSM and Islamic murderers, ALL threats to the Republic!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
like everyone else, this information needs to get out, and keep putting out, anytime one of those Demoncrap losers says we went to war on lies.........

Come on Rove put this out,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
40 posted on 11/02/2005 8:52:59 AM PST by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: wickedpinto
they expend all there ammo by firing there magic thunder sticks into the air in celebration, rather than at their targets.

I wonder why the liberals have not complained to Osamma about that??? It has to be punching holes in the ozone and causing more global warming having those hot bullets shooting into the air. Mummmm.

41 posted on 11/02/2005 8:54:28 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Socialist Dems, the MSM and Islamic murderers, ALL threats to the Republic!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

In charity, I accept the bet and will donate my pending loss to the hurricane relief efforts.


42 posted on 11/02/2005 8:57:41 AM PST by MarkT
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To: RetiredArmy

Jimmah Cahtah said on the Today Show that Bush made this stuff up.


43 posted on 11/02/2005 8:58:07 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Wasn't it known that saddam had a lot of uranium before the war? I seem to recall that NATO (or some other multinational group) had video surveillance of a large stock pile. I'll try to dig up the article.
44 posted on 11/02/2005 8:59:06 AM PST by lwd
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

But, there were no WMD"s! Dicky Durbin told me so! /sarcasm


45 posted on 11/02/2005 8:59:49 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Michael.SF.

You are so right! Bush manages a good speech once in a while, but that isn't enough to counteract the incessant criticism, lies, and distortion that the MSM and Democrats are bombarding the public with. Why aren't his spokespeople pointing out the truth about Iraq weapons? I don't understand it. It's almost like they've given up trying to influence public opinion. Reagan he ain't and that's a major problem with his presidency.


46 posted on 11/02/2005 9:04:22 AM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Can anyone say "smoking gun?"


47 posted on 11/02/2005 9:05:18 AM PST by prouddvldog
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It seems the Dems and the MSM wanted real-time finding of huge stockpiles of WMD's. I can see the Bush administration wanting to keep secret the 1.77 tons of *enriched* uranium from the media or the Dems. It would be a major security issue to secure and remove that material. Don't want any leaks that could get to the insurgents about this stuff (not that the MSM or Dems would make such a leak /sarc).


48 posted on 11/02/2005 9:09:58 AM PST by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: the_Watchman
The people who conducted this as a "secret" operation are either idiots, or no friends of the administration. This should have been quite public.

Yeah right. The article states that the nuclear material was flown out of Iraq. Look how the MSM and environazis piss and moan when radioactive anything is transported. If this was public info, we NEVER would have been able to transport it anywhere near the US.

49 posted on 11/02/2005 9:10:22 AM PST by AmusedBystander
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To: Peach

More amazing how the Bush administration and the rest of the Stupid Party avoids any mention, too.


50 posted on 11/02/2005 9:17:34 AM PST by Dahoser (Time to condense the nonsense: Terry Tate for Congressional Linebacker.)
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