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UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office
People & AP ^ | August 30, 2007 | Staff

Posted on 08/30/2007 2:05:58 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20

UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office Thursday, August 30, 2007 UNITED NATIONS - U.N. weapons inspectors discovered potentially hazardous chemical agents in their office near U.N. headquarters that were probably taken from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility 11 years ago, officials said Thursday.


UNMOVIC has 1,400 linear feet of files and it took until Wednesday to find the inventory the number matched which indicated that the material was from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility at Muthana, near Samarra.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chemicals; un; wmds
Hmmmm. I kinda remembering the Democraps solemnly assuring us that there were no weapons of mass distruction jIraq 11years or so ago.
1 posted on 08/30/2007 2:05:59 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

So now we know where Saddam hid them ....

2 posted on 08/30/2007 2:07:32 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 72-73 ... USS Midway CVA-41 VA-93 Blue Blazers)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
This is pathetic. These idiots couldn't find WMD in their own headquarters; how the heck would they ever find them in an endless desert while the material was being shuttled around behind a program designed to purposefully hide them.

Yeah, the inspections were working...uh huh, right. Guess we won't see this little tidbit posted on the HuffPo or Kos boards anytime soon.

3 posted on 08/30/2007 2:14:03 PM PDT by liberty_lvr
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To: clamper1797

yup, Saddams WMD found!!

right in the heart of New York

I wonder ... whats the probability that OBL is hiding out on the in New York as well?

4 posted on 08/30/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: himno hero
Quick, check out Pelosi’s gardener.
5 posted on 08/30/2007 2:46:14 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Turret Gunner A20

“I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of red-faced people over at the U.N. trying to figure out how they got there.”

I don’t think so. Didn’t they have their embarassment glands surgically removed before starting to ‘work’ at the UN ?

6 posted on 08/30/2007 2:47:09 PM PDT by a_different_conservative
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To: Turret Gunner A20

AH HA! So thats where they have been hiding Saddams weapons of mass destruction. No wonder we couldn’t find them, could you imagine what else we may find if we raid that criminal nest?

7 posted on 08/30/2007 2:48:19 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

I wonder if high school guidance counselors routinely point those students who have absolutely no chance at ever developing a competence of any kind toward potential careers in the UN.

8 posted on 08/30/2007 2:59:52 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: liberty_lvr

Here is the UNSCOM findings at Al Muthanna during 1996. During 2002 UNMOVIC inspectors found old mustard-gas filled artillery rounds at Muthanna.

It is amazing how many people on such forums as these forget the amount of WMD destroyed in Iraq. They seem to think that nothing was found and nothing destroyed.

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From the 1996 inspection

“As a consequence, the decision was taken to excavate several destroyed buildings at Al Muthanna, the site of Iraq’s largest chemical weapons research and production facility. Since their aerial bombardment in February 1991, access to the buildings had been considered impossible owing to safety considerations. Nevertheless the Commission decided that it should make a major effort to excavate the site. From 24 February to 10 March 1996, UNSCOM 129B, an international team of 26 inspectors, excavated six sections of buildings at Al Muthanna and searched a number of other areas and buildings.

63. During this dangerous and demanding mission, the team discovered and retrieved some 5,000 pages of printed materials. These included numerous bound volumes, memoranda, organizational papers, booklets, letters, archive records, approximately 100 computer discs, books, catalogues and published journals. Some articles were intact, while others were in fragments. In addition, the team removed some 80 munitions and components, including 122 millimetre artillery chemical warheads and 155 millimetre “binary” artillery shells. Iraq contributed to the success of the inspection through the provision of technical support, including labour and heavy engineering equipment. This assistance was given without any problems or delays. The Commission’s experts are currently working on the translation and analysis of the newly recovered material. These results may help speed up the verification of Iraq’s declarations in the chemical weapons area.”

9 posted on 08/31/2007 4:34:50 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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