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story of WMD found in iraq by the finder
ricekiller.com ^ | Denny

Posted on 07/16/2007 4:07:21 PM PDT by jyro

"I was in Iraq for a total of 14 months as a civilian contractor for the Department of Defense (working for Halliburton). My original assignment was as an Environmental Specialist. Duties included Environmental Baseline Surveys of the area (land, air, water, etc. testing), hazardous waste (spent fuel and oil) clean-up and storage, incineration, and other environmental duties. You see, during the first Gulf War, we left a bunch of spent fuel and oil all over the border of Kuwait and Saudi, which in turn, they sent us a bill for clean-up that was over a billion dollars.

Anyway, while in my first few months out there (early 2004), the Marine Air wing came across some unknown substance. Chemicals that didn't belong to them and a lot of it. None of the military's personnel had any chemical or HAZMAT training beyond the awareness level, so they asked us if we could assist. It was out of our scope of work, but of course, we were more than happy to check it out.

Upon our first sight at the cashe of chemicals, we immediately pulled back and secured the area because there were several 55 gallon metal drums that had been improperly stored. Parts of these drums were degrading and some were missing caps on the lids, etc. With limited personal protective equipment (PPE), a few of us went in and wrote down the labels that we did find. We went back and researched the names of the chemicals we collected."

(Excerpt) Read more at ricekiller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; wmd; wmdsiraq; wot
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1 posted on 07/16/2007 4:07:23 PM PDT by jyro
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To: jyro

BUMP!


2 posted on 07/16/2007 4:11:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Double Bump for later read.


3 posted on 07/16/2007 4:12:00 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (STOP - Hildabeast, Shrillary, Hitlery, Billary, Her Thighness, Sen. Cankles, Dukakis-in-Drag)
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To: jveritas

ping.


4 posted on 07/16/2007 4:12:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: jveritas

ping.


5 posted on 07/16/2007 4:13:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

whoops


6 posted on 07/16/2007 4:14:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: jyro

The link goes to a post on a bulletin board -


7 posted on 07/16/2007 4:14:28 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (An American Patriot and an anti-Islam kind of fellow. (POI))
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To: jyro
With limited personal protective equipment (PPE), a few of us went in and

I'm only OSHA HAZWOPER 40 hour trained, and that definitely violates standard practice! He's lucky he's not dead, or worse, sickened by some of the nasties out there!

8 posted on 07/16/2007 4:15:22 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

scroll down toe screen , the post is below where it opens


9 posted on 07/16/2007 4:16:08 PM PDT by jyro (What Hillary ment to say)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

scroll down the screen , the post is below where it opens and has pictures


10 posted on 07/16/2007 4:18:54 PM PDT by jyro (What Hillary ment to say)
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To: jyro

Yes, I read the post, it was an interesting read.


11 posted on 07/16/2007 4:22:12 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (An American Patriot and an anti-Islam kind of fellow. (POI))
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To: jyro
...working for Halliburton...

The majority of democrats will not read past this part.

12 posted on 07/16/2007 4:25:54 PM PDT by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

I like the guy who denies there was anything new, like it didn’t matter that the 155mm shells were specifically mentioned as needing to be accounted for by UNMOVIC. Since nothing “new” was found, Bush lied...


13 posted on 07/16/2007 4:26:19 PM PDT by xmission (Democrats are killing our Soldiers by rewarding the enemy for brutality)
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To: jyro

bookmark


14 posted on 07/16/2007 4:27:42 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; dixiechick; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; Seadog Bytes; nicmarlo

15 posted on 07/16/2007 4:37:23 PM PDT by devolve ( _Google-Illegals_Killed_25_Americans_Each_Day _A_Mex_Illegal_Alien_Sold_911_Terrorists_IDs_)
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To: jyro; jveritas; ikez78

Outstanding post! Thanks. ping;ping


16 posted on 07/16/2007 4:50:54 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: JerseyDvl

Be sure to click on the link and view the pix Denny posted. Genuine article this one!


17 posted on 07/16/2007 4:53:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (You've had life support. Promote life support for those in the womb.)
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To: devolve

Interesting account, in fact my son could have ‘met up’ with him as he was offered a job to search for WMDs around that same time.

Thankfully we talked him out of it.


18 posted on 07/16/2007 5:01:29 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: jyro
Good article

What has always struck me in the "no WMD" kerfuffle is (outside the WMD that actually were found) there were weapons that Saddam admitted to having that WEREN'T found.

19 posted on 07/16/2007 5:08:18 PM PDT by infidel29 (The US Military: Doing the job politicians don't want to do.)
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To: jyro
dimethyl sulfate:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimethyl_sulfate

ethylene dichloride:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene_dichloride

Red Mercury:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballotechnic

Related to Red Mercury is Samuel Cohen (father of the neutron bomb) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Cohen

20 posted on 07/16/2007 5:17:19 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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