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300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]
MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity

Posted on 06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT by Lady In Blue

I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it.


NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons.

One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors, the sources said.

Other documents related to the concealment of VX nerve gas, the sources said.

The sources said U.S. troops also discovered about 300 sacks of castor beans, which are used to make the deadly biological agent ricin, hidden in a warehouse in the town of al-Aziziyah, 50 miles southeast of Baghdad, the capital. The castor beans were inaccurately labeled as fertilizer.

U.S. search teams have also been led to a site near Nasiriyah, a key Euphrates River crossing 200 miles south of Baghdad, where Iraqi informants said Scud missiles were buried.


Anybody else see this?


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To: Lady In Blue
Muttly's pea-shooter is precision calibrated for Castor Beans.

...can Muttly have 300 sacks of castor beans ?
21 posted on 06/25/2003 9:34:07 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (Have you hugged your Muttly of Mass Destruction today?...)
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To: homeschool mama
I know! Will wonders never cease! I bet there's some long faces at the DNC and DU tonight!
22 posted on 06/25/2003 9:37:38 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
INTREP
23 posted on 06/25/2003 9:40:01 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: Lady In Blue
One reason I hold my Mother in esteem is that she didn't believe in castor oil..my friend's Mom did.That how I heard about the Yuk factor.
24 posted on 06/25/2003 9:40:31 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Lady In Blue
Thanks, Lady-i-B,

This is further proof of Iraq's emphasis on "dual use" chemicals, production facilities, etc. That was the strategy.

You can't pin anything on them if there's a dual use and the product you find is in it's pre-processed form.

This WAS the strategy.

We shouldn't be looking ONLY for fully processed chem weapons; we should be looking for the legal chemicals that are used as part of the recipe to produce the illegal chemicals.
25 posted on 06/25/2003 9:40:42 PM PDT by HatSteel
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To: Lady In Blue
I'm sure a few are *deeply saddened*.
26 posted on 06/25/2003 9:41:15 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Lady In Blue

Not the Castor Oil!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 06/25/2003 9:41:47 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Sgt_Schultze
HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!
28 posted on 06/25/2003 9:42:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: MEG33
hahahahahahahaha!!
29 posted on 06/25/2003 9:44:31 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: HatSteel
I have an idea the insecticide concentrate had dual use.
30 posted on 06/25/2003 9:45:44 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Sgt_Schultze
That's funny! Did your mother ever make you take that stuff?
31 posted on 06/25/2003 9:46:56 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
bump
32 posted on 06/25/2003 9:47:17 PM PDT by TLBSHOW (The Gift is to See the Truth)
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To: Lady In Blue
There's everyone's WMD, ricin. That much is definately enough to load up into shells and warheads.
33 posted on 06/25/2003 9:48:21 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: dighton
And believe you me,there's nothing like castor oil to relieve that constipation!!
34 posted on 06/25/2003 9:48:33 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Lady In Blue
Let me guess, these are the "magic" beans that are being sold to the DemocRats for $1 million per handful.
35 posted on 06/25/2003 9:52:13 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (No animals were harmed during the making of this post.)
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To: Lady In Blue; sheltonmac; JohnGalt
The sources said U.S. troops also discovered about 300 sacks of castor beans, which are used to make the deadly biological agent ricin, hidden in a warehouse in the town of al-Aziziyah, 50 miles southeast of Baghdad, the capital. The castor beans were inaccurately labeled as fertilizer.

Anybody see this?

Nope did anybody see this?

Uses of castor beans as FERTILIZER

The pomace, or cake remaining after the oil is pressed out, is poisonous to livestock but can be used for fertilizer.

Fast growing eye-catching plant with striking purple 2 foot leaves and stalks.

Castor oil is extracted from the seeds, but the seeds themselves are highly toxic. They contain the poison ricin, for which there is no known antidote. The pressed oil doesn't contain the ricin and is used for constipation and nervous disorders. It is also used in soaps, cosmetics, crayons, candles, varnishes, lubricating oils (Castrol), carbon paper, leather preservatives and fabric water-proofing. It is used as a cockroach repellant and a fabric dye. The plant residue is used as fertilizer and pressed into boards.

So it can be used for fertilizer and the bags were marked correctly. Hmmmm, but that story doesn't get many headlines though I guess.....

Just another ping for the ongoing continuing search for WMDs. Great, now we're down to beans. Where all these liters and tons we kept hearing about?

36 posted on 06/25/2003 9:52:19 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: HatSteel
All of what you say may be true but really is going to nail them is all of those DOCUMENTS! Now,I wonder what kind of excuse they'll have for them? I think they have a lot of splaining' to do!
37 posted on 06/25/2003 9:52:20 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: MEG33
Plants which produce insecticide are certainly dual use.
38 posted on 06/25/2003 9:52:40 PM PDT by HatSteel
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To: Lady In Blue
I'm an old guy, of course I ingested the sauce.
39 posted on 06/25/2003 9:53:49 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: homeschool mama
You just know they are as well as the Saddam brigade on Freerepublic,I'm sad to say! It's really pathetic to think that there are a few on this site that make excuses for such a dictator as Hussein.
40 posted on 06/25/2003 9:54:29 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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