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FORMER INSPECTOR BILL TIERNEY ON HANNITY: We Will Be Shocked; Underground Uranium Plant
Hannity radio show | 3-24-03 | dfu

Posted on 03/24/2003 2:35:05 PM PST by doug from upland

Former weapons inspector Bill Tierney (unlike the former inspector who is a pedophile and wrote a silly little book with a whackjob teacher who couldn't get on CNN) said on the Sean Hannity radio show that we will be shocked with what we are going to find in Iraq. He has no doubt we will find huge amounts of what Iraq swears it does not have.

In addition, Tierney said that he has told our government where Hussein has hidden an underground uranium plant. Tierney said "I can drive there with my eyes shut."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: altarmiya; illegalweapons; inspector; iraq; tarmiya; tierney
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1 posted on 03/24/2003 2:35:05 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
Good - this is why they will fight to the death to stop us.
2 posted on 03/24/2003 2:35:50 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: doug from upland; Miss Marple; Mo1; Howlin; Dog
bttt
3 posted on 03/24/2003 2:36:41 PM PST by kcvl
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To: doug from upland
Could use something besides more dry holes.
4 posted on 03/24/2003 2:37:38 PM PST by js1138
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To: doug from upland
Good put his butt on the payroll and have him drive there with his eyes shut!
5 posted on 03/24/2003 2:38:21 PM PST by ProudArmyWife
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To: doug from upland
this gives me shivers of fear. Thank God we have a President who is on the ball and protecting us.
6 posted on 03/24/2003 2:39:14 PM PST by Cate ((LET FREEDOM RING!!!!))
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To: doug from upland
And did he tell the UN about this?
7 posted on 03/24/2003 2:40:46 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: Cate
Thank God we have a President who is on the ball and protecting us.

Clinton was on the ball, but he wasn't protecting us..

According to the Starr report, he wasn't protecting Monica either...

8 posted on 03/24/2003 2:41:12 PM PST by IncPen (Get 'em, boys!)
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To: doug from upland
I missed him on Hannity and but I heard him on FNC last week. I was so impressed with his knowledge, I emailed FNC and told them to have him on frequently.
9 posted on 03/24/2003 2:42:30 PM PST by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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To: doug from upland
He's been saying this for weeks. He's said he gave directions to the inspectors. You'd think the US would have been asking Blix why nobody has bothered to go check it out during the inspection period. I'd sure like to hear Blix try to answer that.
10 posted on 03/24/2003 2:42:46 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: mabelkitty
I don't know if he told the UN. If he did, what do you suppose Hans Blix would do? He would either ignore it or warn Iraq.
11 posted on 03/24/2003 2:42:56 PM PST by doug from upland (Protestors file Chapter 7 -- they are morally bankrupt)
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To: doug from upland
He was on with Wolf Blitzer, on a Sunday am show, about 2 weeks ago. He gave the actual co ordinates of the plant ( much to Wolf's dismay), as it could not easily be carted off on the back of a truck. Tierney said that he had given the same info to UNSCOM and UNMOVIC and been rebuffed.
12 posted on 03/24/2003 2:42:59 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: kcvl
Hmmmm ... if true .. who wants to bet they had help from France or Russia?
13 posted on 03/24/2003 2:43:07 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Probably this one. Not sure, though:

http://www.isis-online.org/publications/iraq/alqaim.html

14 posted on 03/24/2003 2:44:08 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (JapanTV showed report on Kim Jong il. He watches CNN regularly. Imagine his thoughts watching Iraq!)
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To: doug from upland
I won't believe ANYTHING until I see our soldiers there with a camera showing off the UR.!! The let downs are a b**** and I rather hold off until than!
15 posted on 03/24/2003 2:47:00 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: John Jorsett
They didn't want to find WMD. It was against the interest of the UN and Chiraq and Russia. They've been selling them sanctioned items for oil or whatever.
16 posted on 03/24/2003 2:47:14 PM PST by tiki
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To: Mo1
Hmmmm ... if true .. who wants to bet they had help from France or Russia?

That's a sucker bet.

17 posted on 03/24/2003 2:47:43 PM PST by Ditto (You are free to form your own opinions, but not your own facts.)
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To: doug from upland
Tierney said "I can drive there with my eyes shut."

More than one of these UN inspectors is running around with a screw loose.

This guy has been doing a lot of talking but nothing has panned out.

I hope he's not another nutjob like Ritter.

18 posted on 03/24/2003 2:48:27 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: doug from upland
Doug...

Didn't Hackworth sound rather upbeat topday? He is usually doom and gloom.
19 posted on 03/24/2003 2:49:53 PM PST by jbstrick (Behold the Power of CHEESE!)
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To: doug from upland
He has no doubt we will find huge amounts of what Iraq swears it does not have

I have no doubt either. The surprises will be a'plenty with French, German and Russian markings.

20 posted on 03/24/2003 2:50:52 PM PST by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: doug from upland


21 posted on 03/24/2003 2:50:54 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: doug from upland
an assertion today by Bill Tierney, a former U.N. weapons inspector, that more than three weeks ago he furnished Blix the precise coordinates of an underground uranium facility, that despite such precise information, the inspectors have not yet even gone to those coordinates, and, further, that despite their having failed to do so, Blix told the Security Council yesterday that the inspectors had been "unable to find" any "underground" facility. --Jim Wrenn, Editor@PoliSat.Com.·
22 posted on 03/24/2003 2:54:42 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Rome2000
I would be careful with putting too much into what this guy says. He made a "weird" appearance on "Coast to Coast" recently and made it sound like he knew these things because of "dreams" or "visions". He bluntly says Iraq has at least one nuke bomb right now, and perhaps more. He was on the FNC a couple of weeks ago, and following him was the former top nuclear scientist for Saddam Hussein who had escaped from Iraq years ago. He completely scoffed at the idea that Saddam has a nuke and laughed when told of the location where Tierney said the facility was. I'm sure we will find MANY "interesting" and probably some horrific things when we have complete control of the country, but Tierney's claims may not pan out.
23 posted on 03/24/2003 2:54:58 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: mabelkitty
Yes, Mr. T. did tell the UN inspectors about this nuclear site, and he said he could "hear them adjusting their collars over the phone."

He then said he knew at that instant that the inspectors would never go to the site.

To make such discoveries would force the UN to grow a backbone and face the use of force.

24 posted on 03/24/2003 2:55:47 PM PST by sargon
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To: js1138
Just hope we don't blow it all up.....Remember Jeraldo in Capone's vault?
25 posted on 03/24/2003 2:57:35 PM PST by ffusco ("Essiri sempri la santu fora la chiesa.")
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To: jbstrick
Didn't Hackworth sound rather upbeat topday?

The most interesting thing Hackworth said was that we haven't seen Shock and Awe yet.

26 posted on 03/24/2003 3:03:10 PM PST by mombonn
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To: mombonn
Yeah, I'm thinking that shock and awe will be the B52's carpetbombing the Republican Guard surrounding Bagdad.
27 posted on 03/24/2003 3:05:59 PM PST by demsux
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To: Rome2000
Former UN Inspector Tells of Anti-Christian
Discrimination, Why the UN Failed

March 18, 2003

CBN.com – Bill Tierney was a United Nations weapons inspector, an Arabic language interpreter, and an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army. But his career began to unravel in 1998 when the Army says he allowed religious activity to interfere with an intelligence debriefing. Tierney claims his only crime was that he prayed with a fellow believer.

More...

28 posted on 03/24/2003 3:06:28 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
This is why France will fight to the last snail to stop us.
29 posted on 03/24/2003 3:06:29 PM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: tiki
They didn't want to find WMD.

That's evident. I'd just like to hear them come up with an excuse for not following a roadmap handed to them which would direct them right to a site.

30 posted on 03/24/2003 3:07:12 PM PST by John Jorsett
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To: demsux
Are you Hack? That's exactly what he said!

;-)

31 posted on 03/24/2003 3:10:08 PM PST by mombonn
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To: doug from upland
It's going to require a lot more than the "SHOCKing YAWN" campaign that we've BEEN waging!

UNLEASH THE MOABS on the ENEMY, not just the Florida Panhandle.

32 posted on 03/24/2003 3:11:28 PM PST by MassExodus
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To: John Jorsett
I thought I heard him once say that it was not smart to give unmovic info due to lack of confidence in their ability to keep secrets.
33 posted on 03/24/2003 3:17:59 PM PST by whadizit
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To: John Jorsett
I just hope that they will all be shown for what they are and what they have done or failed to do to protect Iraq.
34 posted on 03/24/2003 3:19:31 PM PST by tiki
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To: GLDNGUN
Yeah, I do remember that coast to coast appearance. He did sound a bit "out there" when talking about a vision or a dream.
35 posted on 03/24/2003 3:20:51 PM PST by whadizit
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To: jbstrick
Hack did sound upbeat.
36 posted on 03/24/2003 3:22:32 PM PST by doug from upland (Protestors file Chapter 7 -- they are morally bankrupt)
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To: whadizit
I thought I heard him once say that it was not smart to give unmovic info due to lack of confidence in their ability to keep secrets.

Two weeks ago he told our Jim Villanucci (Albuquerque KKOB 770AM) they would give French inspectors wrong information as the French would automatically tell Iraq--wanting to sabotage the inspections, get sanctions lifted and enact day-after contracts.

37 posted on 03/24/2003 3:23:33 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: MassExodus
John Gibson on FNC this afternoon had 2 guys that were involved in military planning, one from Gulf War, and they really laid it to the current strategy. Quote: "TV should have been lst target!" "Time for surrender is up. Dumb bombs or carpet bombs should be falling on those Republican Guard elements that are attacking." They said a few of those and they will keep their heads down more and we will get more surrenders.
38 posted on 03/24/2003 3:24:33 PM PST by whadizit
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To: ProudArmyWife
Let Hans ride shotgun.
39 posted on 03/24/2003 3:25:57 PM PST by LaGrone
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To: LaGrone
LOL! Great idea! Then hit every obstacle they possibly could. OUCH... quit it... OUCH ... quit it.
40 posted on 03/24/2003 3:36:58 PM PST by ProudArmyWife
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To: mabelkitty
And did he tell the UN about this?

YUP! He has said this on TV more than once. He told Hans Blix etc. exactly where to find the Iraqi nukes and they couldn't wait to hang up on him.

41 posted on 03/24/2003 3:38:00 PM PST by dennisw
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To: mabelkitty
You're kidding, right?

"And did he tell the UN about this?"

42 posted on 03/24/2003 3:39:29 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: GOPJ
January 28, 2003
Hunter of the Apocalypse: An Interview with a U.N. Weapons Inspector




A friend of mine called me up and directed me to a thread over on the FreeRepublic.com on a Fox News Channel interview with a former U.N. weapons inspector named Bill Tierney. Tierney was a former US Army Military Intelligence Chief Warrent Officer who was recruited in 1996 as a weapons inspector. He made two highly charged accusation. First, the French were spying on the U.N. weapons inspection teams by providing the Iraqis lists of sites to be inspected. Second, he is convinced the Iraqis have operational nuclear weapons.


In the interview, Tierney detailed how the French had a spy at UN HQ in NY who was caught rifling thru a desk that held the inspection site list and how a French inspector was caught passing info to the Iraq. Tierney's inspection team went as far as feeding the French spy phony sites they planned on searching. (Now you know why the Iraqis accused Tierney of being a spy!)


This article from Newsmax excerpts the part of the Hannety and Colmes interview relating to Tierney's nuclear accusation:



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.



While, as mentioned previously, Bill Tierney was accused by the Iraqis of being a spy. That wasn't what got him in trouble with the Clinton Administration. No, he was removed from the inspection teamsfor the "crime of proselytizing." The following is from the Tampa Tribune Online:



At the time, Richard Butler was executive chairman of the U.N. Special Commission which provides and oversees U.N. weapons inspectors. Scott Ritter was the team's chief inspector.

``The position which Mr. Tierney would fill would be in direct support of [Ritter], and is a critical position on the lead access team for any inspection, especially one which may be categorized as sensitive by Iraq,'' Butler wrote in 1998 as he sought to extend Tierney's tour with the inspectors.


Tierney says his career began unraveling after he was called on to help interrogate an Iraqi defector who was a Christian. The defector was nervous, Tierney says, so Tierney prayed with him.


Tierney drew fire for that. Critics accused him of violating a Central Command directive prohibiting religious proselytizing. Before long, Tierney says, doors always before open to him began closed, and his career fell into limbo.


He resigned, he says, mistakenly believing it would be easier that way to clear his name. He learned that wasn't so and unsuccessfully tried to win reinstatement.


The Pentagon said in rejecting him that his behavior with the defector was inappropriate and could have cost the United States a valuable intelligence source.


Tierney scoffs at that. The man already professed Christianity, he says, so he couldn't have been proselytized.


``The fact is, I established excellent rapport with the source,'' Tierney adds. ``If anything, a U.S. government official expressing compassion for his situation enhanced his willingness to cooperate.''



Given the flat out hate many senior Democrats have for Christian "bible thumpers" (and lets face it, the deference to the Saudis that Republicans pursue) it is not surprising that the senior officers in Central Command took advantage of Tierney's naivete to get rid of him. He was to dangerous to Clinton Administration Iraq policy to be "allowed to live" anywhere near the Iraqi WMD intelligence.


Posted by Trent Telenko at January 28, 2003 07:40 AM


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:uwJHn1d-vwoC:windsofchange.net/archives/002938.html+Bill+Tierney+un+inspector&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


Newsmax...


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:DWr4z7DJyvQC:www.newsmax.com/showinside.shtml%3Fa%3D2003/1/25/03638+Bill+Tierney+un+inspector&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


ABC News...


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:rqASXx6u3qkC:www.abcactionnews.com/stories/2003/02/030205expert.shtml+Bill+Tierney+un+inspector&hl=en&ie=UTF-8



43 posted on 03/24/2003 3:47:47 PM PST by kcvl
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To: doug from upland
Map
44 posted on 03/24/2003 3:54:29 PM PST by Diddley
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To: Mo1
"who wants to bet they had help from France or Russia?"

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45 posted on 03/24/2003 4:27:53 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: sweetliberty
LOL
46 posted on 03/24/2003 4:33:53 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Time to bomb Saddam!)
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To: kcvl
Thanks, your post was a real eye-opener...
47 posted on 03/24/2003 7:10:02 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: GOPJ
From this article...


October 29, 2002

No Prince Charming here

Jed Babbin

About 80 miles northwest of Baghdad is the city of Samarra. Just north of there is the Jabal Makhul Presidential Site. It's about 10 square miles in size with about 90 buildings. Jabal Makhul — which means "under the mountain" — is the home of Project 555, Saddam's uranium enrichment program. Located in the Al-Fajir site within the huge complex, Project 555 is working overtime shifts, trying to make fissile materials for nuclear weapons. According to my sources, it's also a favorite place to hide other weapons of mass destruction in a large complex of underground tunnels.

Many of Saddam's palace compounds have man-made lakes. These are built over the tunnels where WMD work is being done as a barrier to bombardment. Typical of this is the Al-Tharthar presidential site, about 150 miles north of Baghdad. It's about 2.5 square miles in size, and its large man-made lake sits above a tunnel complex housing weapons of mass destruction storage and possible production. Another is Saddam's favorite. His palace compound in his hometown of Tikrit is about 4 square kilometers in size. It has a large man-made lake built in 1991 that sits over another tunnel complex for weapons of mass destruction storage and research.


http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:HBwctYoP-OkC:www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20021029-26329328.htm+Jabal+Makhul&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
48 posted on 03/24/2003 7:21:56 PM PST by kcvl
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To: John Jorsett
"Precisely as Mr. Tierney suggested, we drove there with our eyes shut. But unlike Mr. Tierney, we did not see anything. So we drove back, with our eyes still shut.", said Mr. Hans Blix.
49 posted on 03/24/2003 7:29:42 PM PST by steve in DC
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To: kcvl
What's the advantage of building under a lake?

It has a large man-made lake built in 1991 that sits over another tunnel complex for weapons of mass destruction storage and research.

50 posted on 03/24/2003 7:41:22 PM PST by GOPJ
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