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Turkey Holds Suspicious Iran-Venezuela Shipment (Axis of evil?)
Drudge Report ^ | January 6, 2009 | Selcan Hacaoglu

Posted on 01/06/2009 3:21:35 PM PST by khnyny

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey was holding a suspicious shipment bound for Venezuela from Iran because it contained lab equipment capable of producing explosives, a customs official said Tuesday.

Suleyman Tosun, a customs official at the Mediterranean port of Mersin, said military experts were asked to examine the material, which was seized last month, and decide whether to let the shipment to go to Venezuela.

Authorities detected the equipment during a search of 22 containers labeled "tractor parts," Tosun said. They were brought to Mersin by trucks from neighboring Iran, he said. Turkey's Interior Ministry said an investigation was under way.

"Experts from Turkey's Atomic Institute determined there were no traces of radioactive material, but said the equipment was enough to set up an explosives lab," Tosun said. "We have asked the military to send experts to determine whether to resume the shipment."

Some barrels, labeled with "danger" signs, contained chemicals. Tosun said details were still unclear.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; venezuela; wot
"Tractor Parts", eh?

Sneaky, sneaky...

1 posted on 01/06/2009 3:21:37 PM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny
Alert ClouseauBlix!
2 posted on 01/06/2009 3:28:32 PM PST by sono (Popcorn futures reach all time high!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
it contained lab equipment capable of producing explosives...Authorities detected the equipment during a search of 22 containers labeled "tractor parts," ...no traces of radioactive material, but said the equipment was enough to set up an explosives lab... Some barrels, labeled with "danger" signs, contained chemicals.

3 posted on 01/06/2009 4:08:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________First 2009 Profile update Tuesday, January 6, 2009)
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To: khnyny

Within 3 years, Iran will have a few functional nukes and Chavez will be developing a nuke, while we talk oursleves into a great big hole.


4 posted on 01/06/2009 4:12:49 PM PST by nufsed
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To: khnyny

Nice, they can give them to Chavez and the illegals can just bring them right into the US by crossing the(non)border.


5 posted on 01/06/2009 5:29:11 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: khnyny

“An Iranian embassy official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the shipment contained “nothing important.”

..Just enough equipment and explosives to set up a weapons lab...nah, nothing important.


6 posted on 01/06/2009 6:48:48 PM PST by HollyB
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To: mojitojoe

Nukes are already here. Saw the report a few years back.


7 posted on 01/06/2009 7:36:06 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: khnyny
The old tractor parts routine.
8 posted on 01/06/2009 9:16:46 PM PST by garjog
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To: khnyny
The old tractor parts routine.
9 posted on 01/06/2009 9:16:47 PM PST by garjog
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe these were actually being returned to Venezuela because they were no longer needed since Obama is President!


10 posted on 01/07/2009 7:52:31 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: Holicheese

:’)


11 posted on 01/07/2009 4:31:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________First 2009 Profile update Tuesday, January 6, 2009)
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