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Suspected chemical warhead found in Kirkuk
cnn ^ | 4/12/03 | Thomas Nybo

Posted on 04/12/2003 10:02:42 AM PDT by knak

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

This suspected chemical warhead discovered at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq, is marked with a green band, which sources said is the symbol for chemical weaponry.

KIRKUK, Iraq (CNN) -- Weapons experts were called Saturday to an occupied northern Iraqi air base in Kirkuk to determine if a warhead discovered there is laden with a chemical agent.


(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: cablenewsnetwork; chembioweapon; chemicalweapon; chickennoodlenews; clintonnewsnetwork; cnn; illegalweapons; surrender; warhead; warlist; wmd
Here we go again.
1 posted on 04/12/2003 10:02:42 AM PDT by knak
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2 posted on 04/12/2003 10:04:35 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: knak
EDITOR'S NOTE: This report was written in accordance with Pentagon ground rules allowing so-called embedded reporting, in which journalists join deployed troops. Among the rules accepted by all participating news organizations is an agreement not to disclose sensitive operational details. Thomas Nybo is accompanying U.S. troops with the 173 Airborne Brigade.

How long has the Complicity News Network been including this snotty disclaimer on this pieces?

3 posted on 04/12/2003 10:08:13 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: knak
and it starts all over again.

yawn
4 posted on 04/12/2003 10:10:12 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (God Reigns!)
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To: Timesink
I noticed that. Gee, did they have disclaimers about restrictions on their reports from Iraq? Hmmmm?
5 posted on 04/12/2003 10:10:22 AM PDT by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
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To: Timesink
How long has the Complicity News Network been including this snotty disclaimer on this pieces?

Don't know, but they never included a disclaimer like this when reporting out of Iraq under the influence of minders.

6 posted on 04/12/2003 10:13:30 AM PDT by SirAllen
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To: knak
We must beware of anything that CNN puts out about WMD finds!
7 posted on 04/12/2003 10:15:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: knak
We've seen this picture a couple of places now.

And does anyone remember that gray mettalic tank thingie from a week or so ago, which also looked suspicious? Maybe that picture could be located as well.

My point is:

Maybe there's some military people here who could give some opinions.

And what about these field tests? I would like just one reporter to find out whether these field tests can distinguish between, say, Sarin vs. an insecticide, or, as another example, Plutonium vs. depleted uranium waste.

Why don't any reporters ever ask these information-producing questions?
8 posted on 04/12/2003 10:21:29 AM PDT by sargon
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To: knak
more smoke from the smoldering gun...I believe it. He's right about the pictures...they're busted for sure. Now we have to find the big containers and drums full of bio.
9 posted on 04/12/2003 10:22:59 AM PDT by Shaka
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To: Grampa Dave
"We must beware of anything that CNN puts out about WMD finds!"

Grampa Dave, after the relevations we heard yesterday (framed so well by Rush on his program opener), we must beware of anything CNN puts out about everything--not just WMD finds!

Oh, how I hate the seemingly endless supply of evil minions attached to the Clintons. The Clintons placed the world in grave danger with all they accomplished. I will never forgive them for that.

10 posted on 04/12/2003 10:25:48 AM PDT by Husker8877
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To: knak
Oh well, according to CNN, any of these finds are nothing more than pesticides. So, move on, nothing to see here </sarcasm> off
11 posted on 04/12/2003 10:28:00 AM PDT by el_texicano
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To: Husker8877
Excellent point. We must not trust nor believe the Whore$ at the Clinton Noodle Net on any story they come up with.
12 posted on 04/12/2003 10:30:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: knak
It's not a warhead, this is just how Iraqis can their pesticides...







13 posted on 04/12/2003 10:32:40 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: knak
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14 posted on 04/12/2003 10:35:02 AM PDT by fuzzy122
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To: el_texicano
Yes, I do believe that is a Mark V al-Canof Ra'id pesticide warhead. Standard issue in the Middle East; primarily used for eradication of swarming hordes of locusts. Or infidels.

/sarcasm

15 posted on 04/12/2003 10:37:48 AM PDT by gbunch (God bless our President and our troops.)
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To: knak
"EDITOR'S NOTE: This report was written in accordance with Pentagon ground rules allowing so-called embedded reporting...."

CNN getting a little defensive all of a sudden?? But what's this little disclaimer have to do with CNN having specific knowledge of ongoing atrocities in Saddam's regime, for YEARS, while keeping quiet about it and then dissing the administration for doing something about it???

16 posted on 04/12/2003 10:38:30 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions= Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Timesink
They've had a disclaimer from the beginning, but it's grown since then (kinda Pinnochio-like)
17 posted on 04/12/2003 10:38:55 AM PDT by Bilbo
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To: Sabertooth
Seems like a really harsh way to apply pesticides. Me'thinks it might really tear up the tomatoes to have one of those land in the patch.
18 posted on 04/12/2003 10:39:17 AM PDT by Sweetpkl
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To: Timesink
"Complicity News Network"

Good one!

19 posted on 04/12/2003 10:39:35 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions= Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: gbunch
primarily used for eradication of ... infidels.

Heck, the only people the Iraqis have ever used chem weapons on are Kurds and Iranians, who are all Muslims.

Maybe you ought to check your assumptions.

20 posted on 04/12/2003 10:42:36 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: knak

"Don't invade Iraq!
Inspections work.
War won't."


21 posted on 04/12/2003 10:45:28 AM PDT by Illbay
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To: knak
Dare I say it: Ignorance is Blix.
22 posted on 04/12/2003 10:47:20 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: knak
You're very brave to post this. Soon, there will be at least a dozen posters who will complain that you are personally jumping the gun on a bonifide WMD find. Of course, all you did was post a news article with that claim.

Then there will be the posters who will post another article claiming that this has been proven to be pesticides...or has already been seen by UN Inspectors and declared "safe," or a naturally skeptical-sounding comment by an official (whom ever that may be) will be quoted by another news article to negate the whole thing, ad naseum.

The resulting disclaimer articles that seem to appear almost instantaneously after a "new" find all deal with about a half dozen sites that have not all been throughly inspected or analyzed carefully. No official confirmation one way or the other has been given to any of the sites by the authorities--whom ever they may be.

These so-called WMD scoops are very confusing. Time will tell if this is credible. Unfortunately, the time it takes to inspect, test and verify does not come as swiftly as some would like it.

Sigh.
23 posted on 04/12/2003 10:54:48 AM PDT by demnomo
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To: knak
I like the part where they say a 13 foot missile was found next to the warhead but it is unclear whether the two are related. No CNN, you screw the warhead on the wheelbarrow sitting over there in the corner! Idiots.
24 posted on 04/12/2003 10:59:19 AM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Normal4me
roflmao
25 posted on 04/12/2003 11:03:47 AM PDT by easonc52
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To: Illbay
Heck, the only people the Iraqis have ever used chem weapons on are Kurds and Iranians, who are all Muslims. Maybe you ought to check your assumptions.

I think you missed the whole point of my sarcasm. Whether it's used to kill infidels, Kurds, Iranians, or whomever, this al-Canof Ra'id (Can of Raid) ain't no pesticide.

Don't be so series!

26 posted on 04/12/2003 11:04:13 AM PDT by gbunch (God bless our President and our troops.)
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To: knak
After so many false alarms...I hope they finally find this stuff.
27 posted on 04/12/2003 11:05:41 AM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA (I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.)
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To: rwfromkansas
It just goes to show you that America's words regarding WMD cannot be trusted. In the end, if we don't find any we will just plant it.
28 posted on 04/12/2003 11:15:44 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: el_texicano
Oh well, according to CNN, any of these finds are nothing more than pesticides. So, move on, nothing to see here

Dang! I need to get a few of these goodies to fight back against the skeeters here in Mississippi.

29 posted on 04/12/2003 11:23:07 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Illbay

"Don't invade Iraq! Inspections work. War won't."

And if we have our way, you won't be for long...

30 posted on 04/12/2003 11:23:23 AM PDT by blake6900
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To: demnomo
BUMP!!
31 posted on 04/12/2003 11:25:23 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions= Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Timesink
Did CNN put that disclaimer in all of their Iraq propaganda pieces. Here would have been a good one.

Editor's Note: Saddam Hussein's regime is brutal and violent. We fear for our personal safety and for the loved ones of our Iraqi personnel. When reading our reports, please bear those facts in mind.

32 posted on 04/12/2003 11:35:54 AM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: Timesink
How long has the Complicity News Network been including this snotty disclaimer on this pieces?

Maybe they only do this when reporting on the 'propaganda' coming from US sources. They didn't feel the need to do this when reporting from Sadaam's Iraq.

33 posted on 04/12/2003 11:38:13 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: stboz
Dang! I need to get a few of these goodies to fight back against the skeeters here in Mississippi.

Remember when the 'Spray Man' used to unleash chemical warfare on the skeeters? We used to run behind the truck into the fog he was spraying! It always had a 'sweet' smell to it. Was that the kerosene used to disperse the DDT?

Ah, memories!

34 posted on 04/12/2003 11:41:02 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Husker8877
The Clinton minions, hereby coined as:

The Clinton Fedayeen


35 posted on 04/12/2003 11:42:25 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (To smash the ugly face of Socialism is our mission)
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To: el_texicano
Oh well, according to CNN, any of these finds are nothing more than pesticides.

Here we're calling the Iraqis primitive, and yet they're using missiles instead of crop-dusters to spray their crops!

36 posted on 04/12/2003 11:42:40 AM PDT by JoeSchem
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To: SuziQ
We used to run behind the truck into the fog he was spraying!

Yeah, same here, except I lived in Tampa when I was a kid. We'd chase the truck with our bicycles. It's a wonder we weren't run over in the fog. The smell was from some kind of mineral oil...kerosene sounds smells about right

37 posted on 04/12/2003 11:46:39 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Normal4me; *war_list; W.O.T.
ROFL!!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

38 posted on 04/12/2003 1:11:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Timesink
Prior notice was understood and read as follows:


EDITOR'S NOTE: This report was written in accordance with SADAM approved ground rules allowing CNN embedded reporting, in which CNN Agree not to disclose any pertinant information reflecting unfavorably on the Evil Sadam or his worthless sons.
39 posted on 04/12/2003 1:56:10 PM PDT by Phrostie
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To: stboz
New Jerseyites ran behind the skeeter foggers too!!
40 posted on 04/12/2003 5:48:36 PM PDT by Lynne
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To: knak; kdf1; AMERIKA; Lancey Howard; MudPuppy; SMEDLEYBUTLER; opbuzz; Snow Bunny; gitmogrunt; ...
major bump-a-roonie!!
41 posted on 04/12/2003 7:36:46 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: knak
Suspected, alleged, possible, unconfirmed, purported, questionable, suspicious, speculative, rumored, investigating, smoking gun, may have been, at one time, there's always Syria, exposure to troops, well maybe not, mobile biochem lab, well is it?, underground radiation, who broke the seal?, it's a chemical weapons plant, no it's a chemical plant, okay it's probably a fertilizer plant, no smoking gun yet, Syria again?...

Anyone tired of these stories yet?

42 posted on 04/12/2003 7:53:24 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: knak
the universal symbol for chemical weaponry

Why would there be a universal symbol for this? Just curious. And why would Iraqis use it, the green symbol, I mean?

43 posted on 04/12/2003 8:30:41 PM PDT by formercalifornian (Now, let's liberate South Dakota!)
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To: knak
*BUMP* !
44 posted on 04/12/2003 9:51:18 PM PDT by ex-Texan (primates capitulards toujours en quete de fromage!)
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To: formercalifornian
The ones I saw from the Gulf war were marked with one green band. It used to mean blister agent.
45 posted on 04/13/2003 1:37:37 AM PDT by U S Army EOD (Served in Korea, Vietnam and still fighting America's enemies on Home Front)
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To: RaceBannon
bump.
46 posted on 04/13/2003 7:10:26 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: knak
We could always "TEST FIRE" it over Syria, Just to see what it does, I mean. If turns out to be nothing but Bug Killer, so be it.
47 posted on 04/14/2003 9:34:27 PM PDT by mark the shark
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