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Suspected bioweapons labs found
MSNBC ^ | May 11 2003 | NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES

Posted on 05/11/2003 3:18:31 PM PDT by The Raven

Military teams searching for biological and chemical weapons in Iraq found three trailers believed to be mobile biological weapons laboratories capable of producing deadly germs for weapons, NBC News reported.

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TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: bioweapons; bushdoctrineunfold; found; iraq; iraqifreedom; labs; pictures; postwariraq; warlist; wmd

1 posted on 05/11/2003 3:18:31 PM PDT by The Raven
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To: The Raven
they should quit reporting this stuff, and just tell us when they find it. This will be good enough for 5 Fox News Alerts
2 posted on 05/11/2003 3:20:45 PM PDT by jern
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To: The Raven
Snoorkkk, zzzz, whazzat? Listen, when they find the actual WMDs wake me up.
3 posted on 05/11/2003 3:21:55 PM PDT by Archangelsk (Think politically not emotionally.)
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To: doug from upland
Ping
4 posted on 05/11/2003 3:22:10 PM PDT by TheDon ( It is as difficult to provoke the United States as it is to survive its eventual and tardy response)
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To: The Raven
This must be some diabolical plot on the part of the Bush administration to drive the media mad.
5 posted on 05/11/2003 3:25:17 PM PDT by John Jorsett
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To: John Jorsett
This must be some diabolical plot on the part of the Bush administration to drive the media mad.

Now THAT is a concept that is worth debate!

6 posted on 05/11/2003 3:27:54 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: The Raven; *Bush Doctrine Unfold; *war_list; W.O.T.; Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; blam; Sabertooth; ...
Is this three additional or is this now at a grand total of three!

A few more of these specialized mobile labs should convince all but the truly hard headed that Saddam had an offensive WMD capability.

They likely dumped whatever stock they had before we got to many of these locations.

Bush and Blair clearly did the right thing , to take out the regime!

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7 posted on 05/11/2003 3:30:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: The Raven

8 posted on 05/11/2003 3:31:39 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( Midnight at the Oasis)
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To: The Raven
After carefully examining this equipment, it is clear that the Bush administration is mistaken in claiming these trailers were designed as bioweapons labs.

Obviously, this is an 18-wheeler version of a "baby milk factory"...

9 posted on 05/11/2003 3:39:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: The Raven
It surely would be nice to find the actual weapons instead of the factories that produced them.

There's little doubt that the Iraqis either hid them or destroyed them, but evidence of that can and should be found as well.

What really torques me, though, is the Russian position on this. They don't want to lift sanctions against Iraq until the UN weapon inspectors certify that there are no WMD, but they opposed the war because there was no proof of WMD. Which is it?

10 posted on 05/11/2003 3:48:01 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: okie01
Remember though...the UN said none of these labs existed...ala Scott Ritter.
11 posted on 05/11/2003 3:48:34 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Which one will lose? Depends on what I choose or maybe which voice...I ignore.)
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To: The Raven
From the full article:
Suspected bioweapons labs found

Coalition forces test trailers in northern Iraq

May 11 -- Military teams searching for evidence of biological and chemical weapons find three suspected mobile biological weapons labs in northern Iraq. NBC News reports.

NBC, MSNBC AND NEWS SERVICES
May 11 — Military teams searching for biological and chemical weapons in Iraq found three trailers believed to be mobile biological weapons laboratories capable of producing deadly germs for weapons, NBC News reported.

THE TEAMS found the trailers at a bombed-out rocket and missile factory near Mosul in northern Iraq. One of the trailers was missing its CANVAS COVER, wheels and plumbing — most likely taken by looters — but the essential parts, including a compressor and dryer needed to produce weapons grade anthrax, were intact.

I managed to get through the mobile in "mobile biological weapons labs". Where I lost all interest was "the canvas cover" and "weapons grade anthrax" together in the same sentence.

12 posted on 05/11/2003 3:50:02 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: Dog Gone
What really torques me, though, is the Russian position on this. They don't want to lift sanctions against Iraq until the UN weapon inspectors certify that there are no WMD, but they opposed the war because there was no proof of WMD. Which is it?

FOR INCREASED TORQUE: It's important to note they fought for years to LIFT the sanctions on Saddam.

13 posted on 05/11/2003 4:02:04 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: The Raven
Based on what I've read, one of these bioweapons labs would make a kick-ass homebrew rig! Now to pick a recipe...
14 posted on 05/11/2003 4:05:59 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Mister Baredog
Any more torque and I'm likely to blow out my back. But that was a good point.
15 posted on 05/11/2003 4:09:08 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
It surely would be nice to find the actual weapons instead of the factories that produced them.

My guess is that the biological agents have already been delivered into the hands of terrorists to do their dirty work. I hope I'm wrong but I just have a nervous feeling that the reason we're not finding this stuff is that it has already been placed into the hands of the people who will ultimately use it, probably against us.

16 posted on 05/11/2003 4:11:18 PM PDT by GreyWolf (You don't have to be a Boy Scout to Be Prepared!)
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To: Dog Gone
Even it's destruction would leave evidence--I can't see how fire does away with radiation and you can't just burn chemicals to hide them since it leaves a residue.
17 posted on 05/11/2003 4:38:35 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
That's right. Someone in Iraq knows where they are or where they went.

And it's not conceivable that they didn't have them. Iraq went to extraordinary lengths to frustrate UN inspectors instead of rushing to provide evidence of the destruction of these weapons.

18 posted on 05/11/2003 4:45:31 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Archangelsk
Yes, yes. Same thing with SARS. Let us know when they find a cure. Better yet, we'll read about it on our own.
19 posted on 05/11/2003 4:48:46 PM PDT by Consort
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To: Dog Gone
It surely would be nice to find the actual weapons instead of the factories that produced them.

I have a question for the lefties: How long after the fall of the Soviet Union did it take to find proof that the Rosenbergs were actually spies? My guess is more than a few weeks.

20 posted on 05/11/2003 4:50:47 PM PDT by js1138
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To: The Raven
Here's another view of the suspected lab...


21 posted on 05/11/2003 4:59:53 PM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: Destro
Do you know how many bodies are buried in the desert around Las Vegas? Answer: PLENTY. Residue? Easily covered up or blown away in a sandstorm, would be impossible to find even if you knew the EXACT spot they were destroyed at.
22 posted on 05/11/2003 5:32:13 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: The Raven
I'm alerted out. I'm going to go take a series shower.
23 posted on 05/11/2003 6:24:10 PM PDT by Beck_isright (When Senator Byrd landed on an aircraft carrier, the blacks were forced below shoveling coal...)
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To: Dog Gone
What really torques me, though, is the Russian position on this. They don't want to lift sanctions against Iraq until the UN weapon inspectors certify that there are no WMD, but they opposed the war because there was no proof of WMD. Which is it?

Whichever they want it to be. :-)

Subjective reality is essential to the socialist worldview. How else could they explain the inherent consequences and still make a political sale?

24 posted on 05/11/2003 6:59:32 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (California: Where government meets pornography every day!)
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To: The Raven
More Iraqi mobile Smoothie Shops found - What will the Iraqi yuppies drink now?
25 posted on 05/11/2003 7:07:17 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soddom has left the bunker.)
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To: John Jorsett
It is driving us mad more than the media I think...lol.
27 posted on 05/11/2003 8:51:20 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!)
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To: The Great Satan
I was thinking that the latest renewed interest in Hatfill-in-the-headlines could be related to these recent finds of mobile anthrax making trailers in Iraq.
28 posted on 05/11/2003 8:56:37 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: The Raven
What concerns me most about the false alerts is it desensitives us to the actual danger. Just hope when we do find the WMD they are not a "smoking gun" ....one that's already been fired.....at us.
29 posted on 05/11/2003 9:37:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Prayers for all)
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To: The Raven
again?
30 posted on 05/11/2003 9:37:51 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Robert DeLong
No its not. Such large stockpiles would not leave just a light coating of dust to be blown away in a sand storm. Especially recent desposal.
31 posted on 05/11/2003 10:09:46 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: jern
Well on NBC, MSNBC, they are confirming the first one they got a month ago has been validated and without a doubt a bio-mobile lab. So maybe these three will follow.
32 posted on 05/11/2003 10:35:08 PM PDT by JustPiper (If we are deemed 'far right wingers', does that make them 'left side wrongers'?)
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To: Redcloak
Pretty darn funny!
33 posted on 05/12/2003 2:41:25 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: JustPiper
I think the drip, drip from the WMD faucet is finally opening and a stream of reports will be coming. It takes time to break the will of captives and/or make deals with those who really know what the h&11 went on in the regime.
34 posted on 05/12/2003 6:47:06 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: epluribus_2
I think the drip, drip from the WMD faucet is finally opening and a stream of reports will be coming. It takes time to break the will of captives and/or make deals with those who really know what the h&11 went on in the regime.

Bump and agreed!

35 posted on 05/12/2003 8:10:44 PM PDT by JustPiper (If we are deemed 'far right wingers', does that make them 'left side wrongers'?)
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