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Hundreds of Iraq police fall ill at meal
AP via Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2006 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA

Posted on 10/08/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever

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To: Gorzaloon

warfarin would do this, but takes a day to work, not hours. It stops the liver from making proteins to clot blood, but the proteins already there stick around for about a day.


301 posted on 10/08/2006 11:04:34 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: doug from upland
Why in the world are you still awake?

Just feeding my FR/politics/news addiction. ;-)

Anyway, it's 2am... I am signing off now and heading for bed. Good night, FRiend...

302 posted on 10/08/2006 11:05:12 PM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Maybe Howard Dean was messing around and thought he was poisoning American troops.
303 posted on 10/08/2006 11:11:25 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia now a certified socialist state reporting to Mexico City for further instructions)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Is it just me or is this a little worrying considering that NK just detonated what looks like a baby nuke or an atomic fizzle tonight as well?


304 posted on 10/08/2006 11:13:12 PM PDT by Centurion2000 ("Be polite and courteous, but have a plan to KILL everybody you meet.")
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To: Centurion2000

It is not just you. The nuke(s) was(were) not a fizzle. Japan, China, and SK are freaked. Yet the US Congress will fail once again. I pray to be proved wrong.


305 posted on 10/08/2006 11:36:23 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: kinoxi

I am not a doctor or expert but have heard of these symptoms being associated with bichloride of mercury.


306 posted on 10/09/2006 12:09:07 AM PDT by Alfonso1000
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To: KJC1
I may be off base but different cultures have different eating habits, i.e. the English very rarely drink while eating a meal, they only drink after. Could it possibly have been dissolved in water and drank as they were finished. That would explain why maybe the chef's and other kitchen staff weren't exposed to it.

Could this also be an Iraqi custom?
307 posted on 10/09/2006 12:17:40 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington = SCREW.)
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To: Alfonso1000
"Ordinary treatment for such poisoning is gastric lavage, a purging of the stomach and intestines with quantities of milk and eggs. But it must be done quickly and at best one victim in four dies. Survivors often have permanently damaged kidneys. Dr. Rosenthal's antidote is sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylate, which changes the poison into less toxic mercurous compounds. It is administered through a stomach tube and intravenously. Dr. Rosenthal has saved every one of ten acutely poisoned humans, without appreciable kidney damage, hopes hospitals throughout the land will test his foil for suicides."

http://205.188.238.109/time/magazine/article/0,9171,787868,00.html
308 posted on 10/09/2006 12:22:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

Thanks.


309 posted on 10/09/2006 12:29:20 AM PDT by Alfonso1000
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To: kinoxi
Denying it is idiotic when every time the RATS open their
mouths they support and encourage the terrorists. Their too dumb to realize that though.

The RATS have denied there's been any WMD's from day one even though they've been given proof. With the mid-terms coming up it's more than feasible in their twisted minds the terrorists would want to cause some kind of disruption and the RATS help them every step of the way.
310 posted on 10/09/2006 12:32:40 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington = SCREW.)
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To: AmeriBrit

The liberals "where is the WMD" talking point is a broken record. Most of them are too stupid to realize that anyone with two years of college chemistry could make a crude mustard gas capable of killing thousands or people in a crowded area. They are too dishonest or ignorant to admit that Hussein had had the capablity of quickly producing a huge supply of mustard gas at the time we invaded Iraq.


311 posted on 10/09/2006 1:05:05 AM PDT by Alfonso1000
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Look, Iraq was a worthy experiment, but it's time to concentrate our efforts on the one group of people there who do deserve our time, money, blood and protection -- the Kurds.

Screw the rest of these Arab Islamofascists. Contain that part of the country and let them stew in their own hatred.

It's not cut and run. We handed these people a golden opportunity to become a civilized country and succesful economy (an opportunity the Kurds have seized with both hands, btw). We didn't fail -- they did.


312 posted on 10/09/2006 1:46:54 AM PDT by quesney
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To: Alfonso1000

Their broken record doesn't only repeat "where is the WMD" it's also "we've lost the war,we should have left Saddam alone,if we leave them alone they'll leave us alone, blah, blah, blah"....over and over and over. They're like machines stuck in one gear. I have to steer clear of them, I can't stomach them anymore.


313 posted on 10/09/2006 2:20:40 AM PDT by AmeriBrit (Soros and Clinton's for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington = SCREW.)
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To: AmeriBrit

I was thinking the same thing when I was reading the thread about muslims attacking French police. I ask the liberals and other misguided people this question. Why do you think muslims launch violent protests when our newspapers print a cartoon and when our religious leaders say something they disagree with. It should be obvious to all that they want to change our way of life so that it conforms to their religion.


314 posted on 10/09/2006 2:29:41 AM PDT by Alfonso1000
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To: Alfonso1000

Bump


315 posted on 10/09/2006 4:07:12 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and Apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: LadyDoc
This could have nothing to do with the food, but rather the air circulations system.


If the men who were closest to the source of the gas were also the first ones to start eating, then the report that those who ate the most were the sickest would make it look like the food.

If it was that toxic then the perps would have to wear gas masks. (Never eat in a place where some are wearing gas masks!)

So the mode of attack, would be for everyone to come in and be seated, some would have started eating (assumed) and then set off a canister of gas as the perps slip away.

Too bad the NK nuke is the focus of the news.
316 posted on 10/09/2006 5:21:35 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: quesney
It's not cut and run

Oh, yes it is.

And the consequences of your impatience and lack of understanding that the terrorists have made Iraq their major front in destroying civilization (as evidenced by your advising that we give up) would be devastating.

The terrorists have everything to gain if we wimp out, as you suggest. The world has everything to lose.

317 posted on 10/09/2006 6:15:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

that was a great band


318 posted on 10/09/2006 6:34:57 AM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: Battle Axe

looks like Lil Kim didn't want to lose all the limelight. I haven't even heard this story on the news yet


319 posted on 10/09/2006 6:36:47 AM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: cgk; Battle Axe; Sidebar Moderator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1716183/posts
cgk found the update on this story.


320 posted on 10/09/2006 7:51:57 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

And strangely - I couldn't find any other updates that mentioned the 'chemical substance'... and why ever did Drudge take the link down, I wonder?


321 posted on 10/09/2006 7:53:52 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Scratch my last comment: they all have the 'chemical substance' story now:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=iraqi+police+chemical+substance&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d


322 posted on 10/09/2006 7:56:48 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk

It will prove interesting whether the substance is named. I am not holding my breath, yet if you find it named; please update either thread.


323 posted on 10/09/2006 8:25:10 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: RDTF

Last night CNN International was blaming Bush for the nuclear test by North Korea.

I don't think Al Jezerrrra or any Arab TV program could have done a better job than CNN did shaping the anti Bush talking points.

Madam Albright and her minions were all over CNN International denouncing Bush's failed policies in dealing with poor little harmless Kim Jong ll.


324 posted on 10/09/2006 8:26:20 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia now a certified socialist state reporting to Mexico City for further instructions)
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To: michigander

major bump!!


325 posted on 10/09/2006 8:48:53 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: cgk

wow- from that link

"...insisted at least 1,350 of the 2,000 policemen at the base were hospitalized."


326 posted on 10/09/2006 9:06:41 AM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: michigander

"THE MAJORITY OF THE FACILITIES WERE UNDERGROUND WITH DECOY
FACILITIES ABOVE GROUND. MANY OF THE DECOY FACILITIES WERE
SLAUGHTER HOUSES AND CHICKEN FACTORIES. [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)] --CHICKEN
FACTORIES COVERED POULTRY PRODUCTION FROM HATCHERY TOPACKAGING.)"

DON'T EAT IRAQI CHICKEN!


327 posted on 10/09/2006 1:59:46 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Right Wing Assault; MadIvan

MadIvan found a post that claims spoiled meat-
Hundreds of police are poisoned by bad meat
The Times ^ | October 10, 2006 | James Hider


Posted on 10/09/2006 6:02:10 PM CDT by MadIvan


HUNDREDS of Iraqi policemen were poisoned and up to seven were reported dead yesterday after eating rotten meat at their base’s mess hall.

The defence ministry said that about 400 were affected at the army and police training camp of Numaniyah, near the town of Kut, south of Baghdad. Officers at the base said, however, that about 1,300 fell ill soon after eating a meal on Monday night to break their daily Ramadan fast.

Iraqi staff at the base accused senior officials of skimming more than 50 percent off the mess budget and providing poor food to the recruits. They said the local hospital was overwhelmed by victims in a case reminiscent of the corruption and poor rations prevalent in Saddam Hussein’s army.

A number of people were arrested, including the man in charge of the mess hall, said a ministry spokesman. He said that the mess halls were operated under a contract with an Australian company which subcontracted to an Iraqi firm.





328 posted on 10/09/2006 4:05:34 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Rotten meat is not going to cause almost instant bleeding. Unless by rotten they mean 'intentionally poisoned' by some very nasty chemical.


329 posted on 10/09/2006 4:35:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault; MadIvan
Rotten meat is not going to cause almost instant bleeding.

Exactly. That is why MadIvan was pinged to the thread. There are different accounts floating around. We are simply trying to keep the old media in check ;)

330 posted on 10/09/2006 5:28:21 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: Battle Axe

I never thought of that...

The latest news says it was merely "food poisoning"...I've seen really bad food cause stomach cramps within a few hours, but the story is confused.
I'll have to keep an eye on the CDC website that gives out information on epidemics. Although if it was poisoning, they will probably cover it up.


331 posted on 10/09/2006 6:19:01 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever
I just found this from a link to a link on another thread about North Korean prison camps.

"'An officer ordered me to select 50 healthy female prisoners,' she said. 'One of the guards handed me a basket full of soaked cabbage, told me not to eat it but to give it to the 50 women. I gave them out and heard a scream from those who had eaten them. They were all screaming and vomiting blood. All who ate the cabbage leaves started violently vomiting blood and screaming with pain. It was hell. In less than 20 minutes they were quite dead.'" -Soon Ok-lee, was imprisoned for seven years."

http://www.myspace.com/mindgasms

332 posted on 10/09/2006 7:19:00 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: AmericaUnite

My heart goes out to those that have been afflicted. Many have been attached to each other with sharpened cables inserted through their hands and collarbones. Horrific indeed. Yet we (Americans and westerners) continue to ignore the atrocities of the Stalin regime. And so?


333 posted on 10/09/2006 7:43:50 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: quesney

"Look, Iraq was a worthy experiment, but it's time to concentrate our efforts on the one group of people there who do deserve our time, money, blood and protection -- the Kurds.

Screw the rest of these Arab Islamofascists. Contain that part of the country and let them stew in their own hatred.

It's not cut and run. We handed these people a golden opportunity to become a civilized country and succesful economy (an opportunity the Kurds have seized with both hands, btw). We didn't fail -- they did."

Ok, let's play out your little scenario into the future. The future will be, not may be, but will be that terrorists take over the sunni and shia portions of what we now call Iraq, then they will take over the kurdish area. After that they will spend every penny earned from oil sales to attack America.

And you say this is not "cut and run"?

What do you think it is, if it is not "cut and run"?


334 posted on 10/09/2006 9:08:15 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Battle Axe

Now we can have a new TV hit. CSI Iraq.


335 posted on 10/09/2006 11:02:54 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

Looks like the jihadists are testing out food poisoning as a weapon of mass destruction.


336 posted on 10/10/2006 7:45:05 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (American Left, Jihadists, Mainstream Media = ideology of nihilism, despair, nothingness.)
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To: GSlob

exactly right


337 posted on 10/10/2006 10:09:22 AM PDT by jschwartz
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To: jschwartz

Well, another day MadIvan posted the report that it was attributed to the rotten meat.


338 posted on 10/10/2006 10:11:25 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: Ez2BRepub

Lettuce or spinach?!!!!!


339 posted on 10/10/2006 10:39:38 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: FairOpinion
We patiently explained to you that the Dems whining and anti-war attitudes influenced our action and foreign policy,

If we were stupid enough to be influenced by the Dems, whose fault is that? It's not we didn't control the executive branch as well as both houses...
340 posted on 10/10/2006 1:41:50 PM PDT by Stone Mountain
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