Yeah..... but they were old, and most likely brought into Iraq by Don Rumsfeld :-)
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.
Don't forget the 500 tons of yellowcake taken from Al-Tuwaitha.
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.......
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.
I - Components of Iraq's nuclear weapon programme Acquisition of weapons usable material
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
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
Iraqs primary focus was a basic implosion fission design, fuelled by HEU
Using open-source literature and theoretical studies, ran various computer codes through Iraqs 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
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
Kindly note- that top link leads you to reply #43 with some old, yet very "interesting," information from a source on the Left:
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.
You should tell the administration as well!
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.
"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.
That's a really good book -- I'm reading it now and learning a lot!