Skip to comments.Suppressed Iraq WMD evidence released on YOU TUBE
Posted on 10/24/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT by zibbix
Slide show of items found at Al-Tuwaitha nuclear research facility in the fall of 2003.
In the fall of 2003 the US State Department along with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency undertook a mission to do cleanup at the Iraqi nuclear lab Al-Tuwaitha.
This lab was subject to UN inspections however the UN teams were not able to fully inspect the site during the Saddam regime. This lab was one of the places from which Saddam's men were video recorded by satellite moving WMD material to Syria.
The slide show shows what Saddam's men left behind in their haste to evacuate Al-Tuwaitha ahead of the coalition army forces and the subsequent looting by Iraqi citizens.
In the GSA report to congress link GAO 05-672 http://www.gao.gov/htext/d05672.html Much was omitted about the true nature of what was found at Al-Tuwaitha. Omitted in the report was the finding of old chemical weapons, discarded fire extinguishers that were used as chemical weapons delivery mechanisms, and highly radioactive materials in boxes with German markings.
Other interesting items omitted in the GAO report to congress is the fact that the Iraqi personnel burned out their offices before leaving. The finding of a machine shop with items that appear to be the shape of uranium bomb cores, and underground intact bunkers. The Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson associated (supposedly) non existent barrels of Nigerian yellowcake uranium were also located.
Other items shown are 2 scud missiles found at the Baghdad airport and a used Iraqi chemical protective suit found in the tunnels under the Baghdad airport complex.
The team shown in the photos was hired by the DTRA to do the hazmat cleanup process. The contractor was Raytheon Tech Services. This is the same contractor that was used by the USGOV to assist the Russians with nuclear hazmat cleanup after the end of the cold war.
Ping if you lurk anymore.
Why do you think the Bush administration hid the truth by suppressing Iraq WMDs?
Actually, this material would have been presented on a web page with photos and captions than as a Youtube slide show.
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- You have just invaded an took a country with WMD.
- The army has gone home and you are having to reconstitute from scratch.
- The WMD materials and warheads are all over the place and not secured.
- Due to the security, you do not know all the places they were stored.
- Radical terrorists are starting to conduct ops against you, are in the country, and would love to gain WMD.
What do you do?
- “It was a mistake.”
- “They must have got rid of them.”
- And while you are publicaly taking that political hit,
you systematically clean up every weapons depot you can find.
Two days ago they found 5 filled and 19 unfilled 155mm shells in a hidden cache north of Baghdad.
There is a reason for you having to sign that NDA concerning classified material.
Some of that crap is still unsecured...
And the political result of not releasing this info is that the whole country is likely about to be unsecured. And I don’t mean Iraq, I mean the USA.
I am not a Republican, Nor currently associated with any political party. I am also not a professional producer. Your criticism does not address the evidence in a meaningful way.
no idea. spoke with several weapons inspectors they found stuff also. the inspectors thing that the politicians were too smart for their own good and tried to hide things for intel reasons that backfired.
I have hundreds of photos if the place, much more than was released here. I had the photos in a pdf and report but it got nowhere.
As far as the press goes, A news story in a Brit newspaper was killed off no explanation using these photos. I have had several former military intel people look at the photos and they confirmed everything I said.
The photos scared the hell out of the news reporters I showed them to. The ones smart to recognize the items in the photos that is.
I think that since State Department/DTRA/Coalition Authority awarded the contract, it was someone there. Not all Americas enemies are outside of the government. What better way to sabotoge President Bush for revenge over perceived Florida election results than to screw up the WMD search. That is one idea.
The other is that the intel agencies wanted Iraq and Syria to not know that we knew what really happened. A intel game. Sometimes the intel weenies are too smart for their own good.
my NDA was no contact with the press. I also was contracted to a non American company. I am no longer bound by the NDA. It expired at the termination of my employment.
Who said anything about NDA and classified material? The Washington Post was the only news agency that bothered to come out to the lab when it was opened to reporters. He took way more detailed photos than what I posted. One small article was published that got buried. Green Peace was the ones who complained about the looted material killing the locals.
You really need to review the GAO report to congress, compare that to what was not said or described in my photos.
By publicising these details you are advertising to the jihadis that there is WMD materials available in Iraq. You are providing them with their intel.
That is why the government says there is not while cleaning up everything they can find.
It is not just the good guys that read the press or watch youtube.
Note: I am used to thinking of NDA in USG rules. As in part of a security clearance. And the “Knowing and willing disclosure of classified matterial” is still a felony whether military or civilian if you signed one of those. Employed there still or not...
I thoroughly agree, then and now.
Thanks for posting
How come none of the personnel handling the dangerous chemicals and radioactive materials are suited up?
However, I did see posters and training manuals depicting offensive use of chemical weapons so I'm of the opinion that they trained for that possibility.
Sorry, meant to ping you on my reply.
Also sorry about the huge photos...forgot to check!
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