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WMDs Found in Iraq
Human Events ^ | Nov. 9, 2005 | Human Events

Posted on 11/12/2005 12:25:09 AM PST by FairOpinion

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I also recall news stories about tests showing mustard gas in the Euphrates -- how did that get there?
1 posted on 11/12/2005 12:25:10 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Yeah..... but they were old, and most likely brought into Iraq by Don Rumsfeld :-)


2 posted on 11/12/2005 12:26:44 AM PST by MJY1288 (The main stream media has the wisdom of a new born and the vision of a still born)
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To: MJY1288

LOL...........


3 posted on 11/12/2005 12:27:32 AM PST by nopardons
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for finding this article.

I posted it as its own thread, it's important to point out the truth, since the Dems and media keeps perpetrating the big lie.


4 posted on 11/12/2005 12:28:03 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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5 posted on 11/12/2005 12:30:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (We few. We silly few.)
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To: FairOpinion
There was also the 7 pound block of sodium cyanide found in a terrorist's safehouse.

-PJ

6 posted on 11/12/2005 12:30:35 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: nopardons
Hey... Don't laugh... Mary Mapes has the documents to prove that While the moron, Frat Boy, Drunk, Cocaine abusing George W. Bush was AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard, he orchestrated the transfer of these weapons to Iraq while everyone thought he was AWOL. Karl Rove set the whole deal up, and Scooter Libby leaked the AWOL story to undermine Mary Mapes :-)
7 posted on 11/12/2005 12:32:54 AM PST by MJY1288 (The main stream media has the wisdom of a new born and the vision of a still born)
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To: FairOpinion

Don't forget the 500 tons of yellowcake taken from Al-Tuwaitha.


8 posted on 11/12/2005 12:33:31 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FairOpinion

BTTT


9 posted on 11/12/2005 12:34:09 AM PST by SweetCaroline (PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS IN CA JUST ABORTED THEIR FAMILY!!!)
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To: MJY1288

I know you were just being sarcastic, but there really is overwhelming evidence of WMD in Iraq. I really don't know why the Bush administration let the Dems get away with all the lies.

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Fact Sheet: Iraq's Nuclear Weapon Programme

INVO's extensive inspection activities in Iraq between 1991 and 1998 resulted in a technically coherent picture of Iraq's clandestine nuclear programme. The programme was very well funded and was aimed at the indigenous development and exploitation of technologies for the production of weapons-grade nuclear material and production and manufacturing of nuclear weapons. IAEA report S/1997/779 to the UN Security Council provides a detailed overview of Agency activities in Iraq and its assessment of Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapon programme. An update and summary of this report can be found in S/1998/927 and S/1999/393. The reports cover all Agency activities in Iraq between 1991 and 1998.

http://www.iaea.org/worldatom/Programmes/ActionTeam/nwp2.html


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Imported 4,006 kg of natural uranium and 6,005 kg of depleted uranium (DU) from Italy in 1979
Imported 1,767 kg low enriched uranium (LEU) from Italy in 1982
Imported almost 50 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Russia and France
Procured 429 drums containing 138,098 kg yellowcake from Portugal in 1980
Procured 487 drums containing 148,348 kg yellowcake from Portugal in 1982
Procured 432 drums containing 137,435 kg of yellowcake from Niger in 1981
Procured 426 drums containing 139,409 kg of yellowcake from Niger in 1982
Imported 24,260 kg of uranium dioxide from Brazil between 1981-82
Produced 109 tonnes of uranium in 168 tonnes of yellowcake at Al Qaim uranium recovery plant, which was constructed between 1982-84
Produced 420 drums containing 99,457 kg uranium dioxide at Al Jesira uranium conversion facility
Produced UF6 at Rashdiya Engineering and Design Centre
Processed uranium dioxide to produce UF4, uranium metal and UF6 at Tuwaitha Chemical Laboratories
Processed UO2 and yellowcake to produce UO2, U3O8, UO3, UO4, UF4, and uranium metal at Tuwaitha
Experimental Research Laboratory for Fuel Fabrication
Processed UO2 to produce UCl4 at Tuwaitha Chemical Engineering Research laboratories


http://www.iaea.org/OurWork/SV/Invo/factsheet.html


10 posted on 11/12/2005 12:34:09 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: FairOpinion

I would never dare tell President Bush what he should or shouldn't do nor what he should or shouldn't say, but, between me, you and the brickwall, today he should have said.......


11 posted on 11/12/2005 12:34:17 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: MJY1288

That's really almost what she's been going around saying. Just give her a few more days and it IS what she will be claiming.


12 posted on 11/12/2005 12:35:22 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

I think they also found a ton of Barry Manilow 8-track tapes. ;-)


13 posted on 11/12/2005 12:35:26 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

ROTFLMSO..........that's just too funny !


14 posted on 11/12/2005 12:36:09 AM PST by nopardons
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To: FreedomCalls

Yes, all that uranium at Tuwaitha is being ignored too.

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Progress Made on Iraqi Uranium
Experts from the UN atomic agency have accounted for tons of uranium feared looted from Iraq's largest nuclear research facility, diplomats said Friday.

Experts from the UN atomic agency have accounted for tons of uranium feared looted from Iraq's largest nuclear research facility, diplomats said Friday.

The natural and low-enriched uranium was secured at the Tuwaitha facility, 12 miles south of Baghdad, the diplomats said on condition of anonymity. Tuwaitha was left unguarded after Iraqi troops fled the area on the eve of the war.

U.S. troops didn't secure the area until April 7. In the meantime, looters from the surrounding villages stripped it of uranium storage barrels they later used to hold drinking water.


http://english.people.com.cn/200306/22/eng20030622_118668.shtml


15 posted on 11/12/2005 12:37:12 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: A CA Guy

Was the book of matches still stuck under one side of the 8 track tape so it would play correctly?


16 posted on 11/12/2005 12:38:19 AM PST by MJY1288 (The main stream media has the wisdom of a new born and the vision of a still born)
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To: FairOpinion
RandallFlagg: WMDs = Cheese ^
04/12/2004

17 posted on 11/12/2005 12:39:05 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: martin_fierro

I went to college with Rich Miniter - good guy.


18 posted on 11/12/2005 12:39:19 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: FairOpinion

Greenpeace Says "Frightening" Radioactivity in Iraqi Villages


TUWAITHA, Iraq - Environmental group Greenpeace called on the US-led coalition governing Iraq to clean up villages surrounding a nuclear site outside Baghdad that have been contaminated by "frightening levels" of radioactive material.

Carrying Arabic and English banners that read "Al-Tuwaitha - nuclear disaster. Act now!", Greenpeace activists returned a large uranium "yellowcake" mixing canister to US troops stationed inside the nuclear plant, 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of the capital.

The canister -- the size of a small car -- contained significant quantities of radioactive yellowcake and had been left open and unattended for more than 20 days on a busy section of open ground near the Tuwaitha plant, Greenpeace said Tuesday.

"No one cares about us. We are dying slowly. Our whole neighborhood is contaminated. Although Greenpeace came, it is too late," said Tareq al-Obeidi, a 41-year-old Tuwaitha city council member.


Greenpeace activist William Peden of Scotland tries to convince a US soldier of the 1st Armored Division to accept back a canister (behind) containing 'yellow cake' or Uranium Oxide which was looted during the war from the nuclear facility in Tuwaitha, 50 kilometers south of Baghdad, Tuesday, June 24, 2003. The canister was found by the environmentalist group Greenpeace in the village near the facility and allegedly is contaminated. Following the fall of Saddam Hussein, residents living near the complex reportedly took barrels of nuclear materials known as 'yellow cake' and other containers for use to store food and water and unaware that the barrels were radioactive and toxic. The canister was eventually brought into the facility.



http://www.veteransforpeace.org/Greenpeace_says_062403.htm


19 posted on 11/12/2005 12:39:27 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: FairOpinion

Well since we did in fact find some of the WMD post war... and since in fact Sadaam was gaming the UN with the Oil For Food debacle and had full intentions of obtaining and using WMD on the U.S. and Israel and since in fact weapons inspectors were not being granted full access and since in fact Al-Qeada was operating out of northern Iraq pre and post war.. The conclusions about whether or not the intelligence was correct or partially correct at the time is moot. The U.S. is much more safe today then before March 03 and every Demorat senator should be made to comment on those facts now. Like Rush Limbaugh says if they believe the rhetoric that they are spouting then they should be called as defense character witnesses in the Sadaam trial. These honest noble Democratic Senators may well just get Sadaam re-instated to power in Iraq.


20 posted on 11/12/2005 12:41:59 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("Our Military are fighting terrorists in Iraq, so we do not have to face them here at home")
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To: FairOpinion
This is from the IAEA's own web page:
I - Components of Iraq's nuclear weapon programme
Acquisition of weapons usable material

Indigenous production and overt procurement of uranium compounds

Imported 4,006 kg of natural uranium and 6,005 kg of depleted uranium (DU) from Italy in 1979
Imported 1,767 kg low enriched uranium (LEU) from Italy in 1982
Imported almost 50 kg of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Russia and France
Procured 429 drums containing 138,098 kg yellowcake from Portugal in 1980
Procured 487 drums containing 148,348 kg yellowcake from Portugal in 1982
Procured 432 drums containing 137,435 kg of yellowcake from Niger in 1981
Procured 426 drums containing 139,409 kg of yellowcake from Niger in 1982
Imported 24,260 kg of uranium dioxide from Brazil between 1981-82
Produced 109 tonnes of uranium in 168 tonnes of yellowcake at Al Qaim uranium recovery plant, which was constructed between 1982-84
Produced 420 drums containing 99,457 kg uranium dioxide at Al Jesira uranium conversion facility

Produced UF6 at Rashdiya Engineering and Design Centre
Processed uranium dioxide to produce UF4, uranium metal and UF6 at Tuwaitha Chemical Laboratories
Processed UO2  and yellowcake to produce UO2, U3O8, UO3, UO4, UF4, and uranium metal at Tuwaitha Experimental Research Laboratory for Fuel Fabrication
Processed UO2 to produce UCl4 at Tuwaitha Chemical Engineering Research laboratories

Development of indigenous uranium enrichment capabilities

Electro-magnetic isotope separation (EMIS)

Designed and constructed electromagnets and different magnet separators systems between 1982-87 in Tuwaitha
Designed and constructed one R50 and three R100 separator systems starting from 1985 and operated them until 1991 in Tuwaitha
Designed and constructed R120 and R60 separator systems in Tarmiya
Produced 640 grams of enriched uranium with an average enrichment of 7.2%

Gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment

Initiated in 1982
Constructed related facilities at Tuwaitha and Rashdiya
Manufactured a barrier tube suitable for operation in UF6 in 1988

Gas centrifuge enrichment

Initiated in 1987
Built first oil centrifuge in 1987 and conducted laboratory trials; later shifted to magnetic bearing centrifuge
Developed a series of sub-critical centrifuge designs in 1989
Designed and assembled and tested magnetic centrifuges using a carbon composite rotor in 1990
Construction work for the mass production of centrifuges and a pilot-scale cascade hall at Al Furat began in 1989

R&D on chemical uranium enrichment also took place
In 1981, laser isotopic separation work began and studied both atomic (AVLIS) and molecular (MLIS) technologies

Intended diversion of research reactor fuel

Planned to divert highly enriched uranium, that was subjected to Agency safeguards, at Tuwaitha under a “crash programme” to use the material in the production of a nuclear weapon
Installed a chemical processing plant at Tuwaitha in about three months in 1990 to extract HEU from research reactor fuel
Had capability to commence the conversion of HEU from UNH to metal in 1991

Production and separation of plutonium

Reactor design did not go beyond theoretical studies
Used IRT-5000 to irradiate three indigenously fabricated natural uranium fuel elements
Separated five grams of plutonium at laboratory-scale process line in Tuwaitha

Weaponisation
Facilities

Tuwaitha had facilities and infrastructure for all Group Four activities except for the fabrication, handling, and testing of high explosives
Experimented with high explosives to produce implosive shock waves
Developed a 32-point electronic firing system using detonators and lenses developed at Al Qa Qa
Tested firing system
Tested flash X-ray systems, gas gun systems, fiber optics with fast response electronic equipment, high speed electronic streak cameras towards nuclear weapons
Produced and recovered polonium by irradiating bismuth

Research & Development

Created special unit at Al Qaqaa for the production of high explosive lenses, detonators and propellants for nuclear weapons
Compiled large stocks of imported HMX and RDX and own operating RDX production plant
Al Atheer designed to accommodate all technical activities related to nuclear weapon development, including experiments with high explosives for which an elaborate complex was designed and constructed
Iraq’s primary focus was a basic implosion fission design, fuelled by HEU
Using open-source literature and theoretical studies, ran various computer codes through Iraq’s mainframe computer to adapt the codes and develop the physical constants for a nuclear weapon development programme
Was aware of more advanced weapon design concepts
Invested significant efforts to understand the various options for neutron initiators
Tested high explosivelenses
Made significant progress in developing capabilities for the production, casting and machining of uranium metal
Casted a uranium sphere of about five centimeter diameter, several hemispheres of similar size and a small number of rods weighing 1.2 kg per piece, from which to machine “sub-calibre munitions”

Nuclear Delivery System

Considered two options:

Production of a derivative of the Al Hussein/Al Abbas missile, designed to deliver a one-tonne warhead to a maximum range of 650 km
Using an unmodified Al Hussein missile with a range of 300 km


21 posted on 11/12/2005 12:42:38 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: nopardons
I heard they also found some cheese cake.


22 posted on 11/12/2005 12:45:23 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FairOpinion; All
-Weapons of Mass Destruction ( or Distorsion or Deception? You decide...)--

-IRAQ- some links to terror--

-The Uranium Files- Iraq, Mr. Bush... and more--


Kindly note- that top link leads you to reply #43 with some old, yet very "interesting," information from a source on the Left:

FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

23 posted on 11/12/2005 12:45:37 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)...)
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To: MJY1288

I don't know, but when played backwards you did hear Yoko Ono singing.


24 posted on 11/12/2005 12:47:30 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: backhoe

Thanks for all the great links.

I knew all that should be somewhere. :)


25 posted on 11/12/2005 12:48:17 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: A CA Guy

early-morning bump...
alerting later readers to puruse post 21...
and for guys to just try not to puruse post 22.


26 posted on 11/12/2005 12:53:42 AM PST by VOA
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To: A CA Guy

No wonder this was never found...these girls are waaaaaaaaay to old for Scotty Ritter's tastes.


27 posted on 11/12/2005 12:54:58 AM PST by nopardons
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To: backhoe

bttt


28 posted on 11/12/2005 12:55:36 AM PST by nopardons
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To: A CA Guy
think they also found a ton of Barry Manilow 8-track tapes

That are now being used to torture the detainees at Gitmo.

Tell us what we want to know or we'll play Copa Cabana again.... and again...and again....

29 posted on 11/12/2005 12:55:59 AM PST by uglybiker (nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh BAT MAN!!)
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To: nopardons
He's also more of a Burger King kind of guy.

-PJ

30 posted on 11/12/2005 12:56:20 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

True! LOL


31 posted on 11/12/2005 12:57:31 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons
True, plus he wasn't looking for whoopees of mass corruption.
32 posted on 11/12/2005 12:59:49 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FairOpinion
The response from ABC, NBC & CBS -


33 posted on 11/12/2005 12:59:59 AM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: A CA Guy

This is getting too, too funny for words! LOL


34 posted on 11/12/2005 1:01:06 AM PST by nopardons
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To: Political Junkie Too

Transcript: President Clinton explains Iraq strike

Dec. 16, 1998

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/12/16/transcripts/clinton.html

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Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq

Feb. 17, 1998

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/02/17/transcripts/clinton.iraq/


"It admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability notably 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs.

And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production. "

If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program.


35 posted on 11/12/2005 1:01:39 AM PST by FairOpinion (CA Props: We may have lost the battle, but the war is not over. Support reform in CA.)
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To: VOA
Oh yellowcake, not cheesecake. Never mind!
36 posted on 11/12/2005 1:02:45 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: zzzzzz ouch!
Blondie could use some Calamine Lotion.

37 posted on 11/12/2005 1:06:01 AM PST by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. Have a nice day.)
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To: airborne

38 posted on 11/12/2005 1:06:47 AM PST by endthematrix (Those who despise freedom and progress have condemned themselves to isolation, decline, and collapse)
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To: endthematrix

LOL! Four more dumb monkeys!


39 posted on 11/12/2005 1:09:19 AM PST by airborne (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't!)
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To: FairOpinion

Claiming that there are no WMD connected with Iraq is a HUGE favor the MSM performed for the Democrats beginning with the 2002 elections. They trotted it out, more stridently, in 2004. It simply isn't true, and it didn't help the Dems in either campaign, but now the MSM can't backtrack, because they are fully invested in the lie. They are literally stuck on stupid.


40 posted on 11/12/2005 1:13:59 AM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: FairOpinion

You should tell the administration as well!


41 posted on 11/12/2005 1:14:16 AM PST by neutrality
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To: FairOpinion

I believe that there is a lot of stored us gas in Congress. Just look at them Their cheeks are bulging. Grand jury is needed to see who and what is "behind" it.


42 posted on 11/12/2005 1:14:56 AM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: uglybiker; A CA Guy
That are now being used to torture the detainees at Gitmo.

They should play Yoko Ono "singing" as a torture device. ANYONE would talk immediately! Listen here:

http://media.putfile.com/Yoko-Ono

I'll bet you can't listen all the way to the end. No one can. No one ever has! It's impossible. Your fingernails will curl up first.

43 posted on 11/12/2005 1:14:58 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: endthematrix

What happened, the cameraman just broke wind?


44 posted on 11/12/2005 1:17:12 AM PST by SpringheelJack
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To: FreedomCalls

I don't have earphones and am on my laptop, so should I let this voice permeate in the air, I could do great personal damage and baldness to my 4 pound pet dog who is much more sensitive to such high range out-of-tune screeches.


45 posted on 11/12/2005 1:22:36 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: FairOpinion

"Found: 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons"

Considering this article is commenting on a book called 'Disinformation', it's somewhat ironic that they use this as a headline and fail to mention the caveat in the book that this was discovered in 2005 and it was not possible to establish whether the stock pre-dated the war or not.


46 posted on 11/12/2005 1:27:17 AM PST by Canard
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To: FreedomCalls

"Don't forget the 500 tons of yellowcake taken from Al-Tuwaitha."

That was the stuff that we already knew was there that had been documented by the IAEA? Hardly a 'find'.


47 posted on 11/12/2005 1:28:41 AM PST by Canard
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To: FairOpinion

Wasn`t this whole thing with the UN inspectors about getting Saddass to tell them what he did with all that stuff? I remember liberals and the sewer frogs (French) crying "Let the inspections work...Let the inspections work", but if I remember correctly it wasn`t about seeing if he had any, but what he did with what he had which he would not say. The conclusion then is that they could be anywhere and can be used anywhere and at anytime which liberals and the sewer frogs seem to feel quite safe about because they are insane.


48 posted on 11/12/2005 1:35:14 AM PST by WillamShakespeare (What is a John Kerry?)
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To: Canard
Where is the stuff that Saddam declared but never turned over?

Also known WMD facilities were still being expanded throughout the late 90's and early 2000. I don't write "pre-war" because you know that the Iraq war began in 1991, right?
49 posted on 11/12/2005 1:35:49 AM PST by endthematrix (Those who despise freedom and progress have condemned themselves to isolation, decline, and collapse)
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To: FreedomCalls

Holy smoke, and I thought Hillary was bad!


50 posted on 11/12/2005 1:37:03 AM PST by WillamShakespeare (What is a John Kerry?)
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