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Nuke component unearthed in Baghdad back yard
CNN ^ | 25 June 2003 | From David Ensor

Posted on 06/25/2003 2:20:52 PM PDT by July 4th

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:44 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (CNN) --The CIA has in its hands the critical parts of a key piece of Iraqi nuclear technology -- parts needed to develop a bomb program -- that were dug up in a back yard in Baghdad, CNN has learned.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdadbob; banneditems; centrifuge; denial; husseinkamel; iraq; iraqaftermath; kamel; mahdiobeidi; mediabias; nucleartechnology; nuclearweapons; obeidi; qusay; qusayhussein; rosebush; scientist; wmd; wmdhunt
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To: July 4th
How many centrifuges? You need about a square mile of centrifuges to reach militarily significant production levels.
21 posted on 06/25/2003 2:27:03 PM PDT by RightWhale (gazing at shadows)
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To: stboz
Lab centrifuge? Gas centrifuge? What?

Gas centrifuge, I believe they said.

22 posted on 06/25/2003 2:27:03 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: JohnnyZ
I see, it's a smoking centrifuge! I firmly believe that if A (bio/chem) weapon is used today on our troops, it will only be proof that ONE existed and the skeptics would remain and continue their idiotic campaign against GW and TB.
23 posted on 06/25/2003 2:27:18 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: JohnnyZ
Yes, but is it a *smoking* centrifuge? And if so, will it be allowed in restaurants and bars?
24 posted on 06/25/2003 2:27:47 PM PDT by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: stboz
Gas Centrifuge designed specifficaly for enriching uranium. It put them at least three years aheas of where they were back in 1991. They could have produced a bomb within three years with this equipment. Development was proceeding but only prototypes were produced to help keep the program secreat.
25 posted on 06/25/2003 2:27:59 PM PDT by ImphClinton
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To: July 4th
These are just merry go rounds for hamsters...yeah, that's the ticket!
26 posted on 06/25/2003 2:28:35 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: stboz
Lab centrifuge? Gas centrifuge? What?

Probably not the tabletop kind that do about 6000 rpm...probably closer to the kind that look like washing machines and do about 50k.
27 posted on 06/25/2003 2:28:44 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: Maceman
Ok, no big deal. I got one in my back yard. Don't you?
28 posted on 06/25/2003 2:29:04 PM PDT by stboz
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To: July 4th
Please allow me: This is hugh!
29 posted on 06/25/2003 2:29:28 PM PDT by Gamecock (The Presbyterian Church In America, annoying liberal churches since 1973 (Swarming Calvinist))
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To: Gamecock
Sounds vey series!
30 posted on 06/25/2003 2:30:14 PM PDT by TheBigB (Who dat man doin' dat voodoo?)
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To: July 4th
Buried under a rose bush. Peace roses?
31 posted on 06/25/2003 2:30:30 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: July 4th
DUmmies are saying that: 1) it was planted; 2) it's just a few parts; and 3) rightwing CNN held the story at the request of the US government, which proves they are in the tank for Bush.

I predict a DU meltdown as this story unfolds.
32 posted on 06/25/2003 2:31:25 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Poohbah
BINGO!!

"Mustang, this is Voodoo Three, request permission for flyby."
33 posted on 06/25/2003 2:31:36 PM PDT by hchutch ("If you donít win, you donít get to put your principles into practice." David Horowitz)
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To: RightWhale
How many centrifuges? You need about a square mile of centrifuges to reach militarily significant production levels

I'm sure you're correct but I don't think Saddam's crew would bury every centrifuge he had in one hole. They would have spread the assets around so they all couldn't be found at once.

34 posted on 06/25/2003 2:32:04 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (Soccer Mom's flee the Rats for Bush in his flight suit: I call this the Moisture Factor. MF high!)
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To: July 4th
But U.S. says this is "not a smoking gun"...

Okay, it's a smoking cartridge case.

35 posted on 06/25/2003 2:32:29 PM PDT by Prof Engineer ( Texans don't even care where Europe is on the map.)
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To: July 4th

"This is a lie! There are no weapons of masses destructions in Iraq! There are no Americans within a thousand miles of Iraq! You are a monkey infidel!"

36 posted on 06/25/2003 2:33:01 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: July 4th
CNN has ace reporter Mike Betcher at an undisclosed location with a huge exclusive and Wolf and crew are hating the fact that WMD componets are being found. Ironic huh?
37 posted on 06/25/2003 2:33:32 PM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: Prof Engineer
EXACTLY!! On Target, Sir!
38 posted on 06/25/2003 2:33:48 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Maceman
They are screaming it was from 1991, so what.
39 posted on 06/25/2003 2:33:53 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: July 4th
Lots of backyards to look through still.
40 posted on 06/25/2003 2:34:05 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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