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UN Weapons Inspector Bill Tierney weighs in [drops bomb, on Hannity & Colmes]!
Fox News Channel ^ | 1/27/03 | Hannity & Colmes

Posted on 01/27/2003 7:05:13 PM PST by 4Liberty

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Former UN weapons inspector Bill Tierney was interviewed by Mr. Colmes a few minutes ago. Colmes shows him a clip of IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei stating that, to date, information obtained shows no evidence of nuclear weapons development in Iraq: "To conclude, we have to date found no evidence that Iraq has revived its nuclear weapon program since the elimination of the program in the 1990s." Colmes cuts back to Tierney and says: "Do you agree with that assessment?" Tierney says: "No." Colmes: "Well, do you know something that he doesn't?" Tierney then says, "YES." Everyone on the HC set went nuts, - asking "What do you know?! Will you tell us what information you have!?" Tierney said "Yes" that he would tell them; and that he would "make the information known at the proper time." Hannity jumps in and says, "Well, we expect to have you back on Hannity & Colmes VERY soon!"


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nukes; warlist
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wow. Wonder what's up?.......
1 posted on 01/27/2003 7:05:13 PM PST by 4Liberty
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To: 4Liberty
Talk about a cliffhanger!

But I wonder what he knows being a former weapons inspector. This should be interesting.

2 posted on 01/27/2003 7:06:27 PM PST by wimpycat (Hands off my Moral Compass!)
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To: 4Liberty
i wonder if a smoking-nuclearbomb is enough for the liberals?...never mind-dumb question
3 posted on 01/27/2003 7:07:13 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: 4Liberty
Tune in next week. Same Fox time. Same Fox channel.
4 posted on 01/27/2003 7:07:36 PM PST by Bogey78O (It's not a Zero it's an "O")
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To: InvisibleChurch
But a nuclear bomb is useless without a missile. Just like chemical warheads.

/sarcasm
5 posted on 01/27/2003 7:08:24 PM PST by Bogey78O (It's not a Zero it's an "O")
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To: 4Liberty
Commie Colmes wouldn't admit that Iraq had nukes if he watched the fireball over Tel-Aviv with his own eyes.
6 posted on 01/27/2003 7:08:42 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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bump
7 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:06 PM PST by Delmarksman
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To: 4Liberty
Thanks for the post! This is getting more interesting and love closing the door on France, Germany, Russia, and China on their more time for inspectors like a couple of months or more!

What are those four countries hiding? In fact why are the RATs behaving like they are attacking the President about taking out Saddam? Is there something to connect the clintons and Iraq?

This inquiring mind wants to know just what is driving those four countries and the RATS!
8 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:11 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: 4Liberty
Tell em to keep up the pressure on Fox. Thanks for the post!

The Democrats' Case Against Saddam Hussein (Dems nailed, yet again)

Headline Rundown and links on Iraq - Things the democrats have conviently forgot...

Saddam Abused His Last Chance, Clinton -clear and present danger to safety of people everywhere 1998

Gore repeats that Saddam MUST GO - June 2000

What the democrats want you to forget

Iraq is a Regional Threat, capable of as much as 200 tons of VX nerve agent (1999 Clinton report)

Czech military reports say iraq has smallpox virus in weapons stockpile (and camelpox)

2/7/1998 : Arab media: Clinton will strike due to sex scandal (&links to tons of arab news on clinton)

Iraqi chemical weapons buildup reported (Sept 2001 Report)

Clinton, Gore rally domestic support for strike at Iraq, "unholy axis" (1998 Must read)

9 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:11 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: 4Liberty
What Bill Tierney says or does is interesting. But not as interesting as listening to or watching Colin Powell. Powell knows something too. It's obvious.
10 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:14 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: InvisibleChurch
Maybe they'll drop it on Hollywood.
11 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:24 PM PST by Edmund Burke
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To: 4Liberty
This guy's been saying this on Hannity's radio show for weeks, nothing new.
12 posted on 01/27/2003 7:09:27 PM PST by j_tull (Osama Mama MUST be defeated!)
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To: 4Liberty
Predicting his information will include the names of the compromised inspectors.
13 posted on 01/27/2003 7:10:32 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: 4Liberty
My guess is that some of the UN inspectors were compromised (paid off with "hush money" deposited in Swiss bank accounts).
14 posted on 01/27/2003 7:11:34 PM PST by SamAdams76 ('Dangerous or not, a real sunrise is mighty welcome')
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To: 4Liberty
Why are all these people withholding damning information about Iraq? What are they and we waiting for? I don't believe that the American people are lessening their support for war with Iraq it is just their impatience and fear about when and how this all will happen. GET EM NOW!
15 posted on 01/27/2003 7:11:53 PM PST by For the Unborn
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To: chance33_98
Is Tierney's comment a hint concerning contents of W's speech??
16 posted on 01/27/2003 7:12:38 PM PST by 4Liberty
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To: InvisibleChurch
Then they will say "Well, there was only the one nuke...it's not as though the US hasn't used nukes or killed people with bombs...it wouldn't be right to cause the deaths of MORE innocent people who have SUFFERED ENOUGH alrady. Let's denounce our imperialistic ways, beat our swords into ploughshares, and redistribute all our income; then we will all live in peace together, with free college and free healthcare and free housing. Free Mumia!"
17 posted on 01/27/2003 7:12:45 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: 4Liberty
from NewsMax.com

Friday Dec. 6, 2002; 11:05 a.m. EST

Saddam Has Nukes, Ex-Weapons Inspector Says

A former U.N. weapons inspector who was renowned for his ability to ferret out Iraqi weapons violations during the late 1990's charged point blank on Thursday that Saddam Hussein now has nuclear weapons.

"I have no doubt that he has nukes," Bill Tierney told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity.

"He's going to use non-persistent chemicals against his own people to put down an insurrection," the ace inspector predicted, before adding chillingly, "He'll use bio and nukes against us."

Stunned by the revelation, the radio host pressed for confirmation:

HANNITY: You have no doubt that he has nukes? Or he's close (to getting them)?

TIERNEY: I have no doubt that he has nukes.

HANNITY: You think he has nuclear weapons.

TIERNEY: Yes.

HANNITY: Why are you the only (former weapons inspector) saying that?

TIERNEY: Well, there's a few more. One reason why is, during the 90's in the intelligence community, there was just a pathological risk aversion. The reason being was that our president at the time, Bill Clinton, fundamentally changed the purpose of the United States military from fighting and winning wars to crisis management and keeping his poll numbers up.

Now, if you're not out to win, there's no need to take risks. And so what you found is people being very guarded about everything, every kind of assessment you could make. (End of Excerpt)

Before he ran afoul of the system Tierney had built a powerful reputation for credibility, prompting the U.N. to personally recruit him in 1996 for the task of inspecting some of Saddam's most sensitive suspected weapons facilities.

But he was forced to resign two years later amidst charges he was spying for the U.S. Tierney now says he was locked out for doing what he figured was his job - giving the Pentagon targets for military action.

"What I did was identified those people who have sold their souls to keep Saddam in power. I made it my goal to find every place where they are," Tierney told the London's Daily Mirror in October.

Still, his aggressive pursuit of Saddam's weapons violations won him more than a few fans at U.S. Central Command, where Tierney's boss, Army Brig. Gen. Keith Alexander, wrote in one of his job evaluations: "His ability to consistently seek and identify priority target intelligence information is uncanny and is the characteristic that separates him from his contemporaries."

Tierney told Hannity that a 1997 inspection he attempted to conduct at Saddam's Jabal Makhul presidential palace lead him to suspect that the Iraqi dictator already had the bomb.

"Certain things convinced me that they had proscribed items at this presidential site. That led to the inspection in September 1997 where we were locked out. There was something about that. The just came up and said, 'There will be no inspection. Good Day.' And they walked off."

Tierney said the rebuff was "completely different" from other inspections of sensitive sites, where some sort of compromise was always worked out.

Another sign of sinister activity: As Tierney and his team were being turned away, a U.N. helicopter attempting to overfly Jabal Makhul nearly crashed when an Iraqi official on board lunged at the controls.

"That was a distraction to keep that helicopter from going over to the other side of the mountain to see what they were doing" at the facility, said Tierney.

He described Jabal Makhul as a "gigantic" complex of warehouses and underground tunnels, before noting that last year the London Times reported Saddam was storing nuclear weapons in bunkers in and around the Hamrin Mountains.

"There is only one heavily guarded place in the Hamrin Mountains," Tierney told Hannity. "And that's where we were, Jabal Makhul."

Still, despite efforts by Iraqi officials to keep inspectors away from Jabal Makhul, U.N. officials continued to give Saddam the benefit of the doubt, he complained.

"If you had ambiguous reporting; it could mean he has the nukes, it could mean that he doesn't." he said. "Normally the call would be, 'Oh well, that doesn't confirm so therefore he's still developing. He doesn't have it,'" Tierney said he was told.

The ex-inspector predicted that Saddam would likely use his nukes, "maybe (in) Israel, maybe here."

Calling the current inspections "a complete total waste of time," Tierney warned, "You have a leader of a country who's bent on stealing, killing and destroying. And it is time to resolve the issue and solve it. Crisis management is over."

"There's way too much at stake," he added. "We could lose millions more of our citizens unless we wake up and take care of this."
18 posted on 01/27/2003 7:13:20 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: 4Liberty
Is Tierney's comment a hint concerning contents of W's speech??

The only content he needs is what Clinton already said - which the dems/liberals backed in 1998. Use of force was justified then, more so now. Make em eat their own words.

19 posted on 01/27/2003 7:14:43 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: PhiKapMom
What are those four countries hiding?

1) Their dirty fingerprints all over Iraq's WMD program.
2) They're merely attempting to protect their economic interests.

In fact why are the RATs behaving like they are attacking the President about taking out Saddam?

Because the Rats know that their only chance of winning in '04 is if A) our war effort is a failure (which is most unlikely), or B) our war effort never gets off the ground, and then they can blame Bush for doing nothing to fight terrorism when the Presidental debates roll around.

Is there something to connect the clintons and Iraq?

OKC. Clinton knew that Iraq was involved, but chose to cover it up so he could conveniently blame the "right wing militia" movement.

20 posted on 01/27/2003 7:16:14 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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