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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

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To: billbears
World-wide, the castor bean plant is most prevalent in Brazil. It also grows wild in Argentina and Paraguay. There is no reported use of the plant for fertilizer in that region.
101 posted on 06/26/2003 8:20:18 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: billbears
Lord knows that fertilizer was probably about the most deadly of all!!

Castor beans are not fertilizer. Sure, they can be processed and eventually the byproducts used as fertilizer, but so can fish. I guess if someone labeled a boatload of tuna as "fertilizer", that would not be incorrect..

I think a realist, such as you claim to be, would see this. Sure, there are those with blinders on both sides, some of us will wait to see what stands when the dust settles.

102 posted on 06/26/2003 8:54:00 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Paradox; Coop
They were found at a brake fluid plant. Do you use Castor Beans to make brake fluid??
103 posted on 06/26/2003 8:55:19 AM PDT by Dog (Charter member of the Baghdad Bob fan club.....)
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To: Lady In Blue
I think Bush enjoys giving his opponents enough rope to hang themselves.
104 posted on 06/26/2003 9:01:29 AM PDT by js1138
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To: Dog
Do you use Castor Beans to make brake fluid??

No, but I do use brake fluid to make a poor man's cognac.

105 posted on 06/26/2003 9:14:09 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Dog
Do you use Castor Beans to make brake fluid??

Actually, they used to, about 60 years ago.

I think it is becoming clear that Iraq was hiding a low level WMD program by claiming other uses. Thus the potential WMD which turned out to be "pesticides", in military areas. Castor Beans claimed to be used for brake fluid, etc. PRetty lame but effective way of making excuses for having certain raw materials..

106 posted on 06/26/2003 9:15:14 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Dog
Yes! It's one of the products that Iraq says it uses the beans for. Per my #97, Plug in "The Henry L. Stimson Center, Biological Weapons Proliferation Concern"
107 posted on 06/26/2003 9:17:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Dog
Castor Beans/Oil are still used in non-synthetic brake fluid, along with other types if hydraulic fluids. If these castor beans were found in a brake fluid factory, that could be 'series'!
108 posted on 06/26/2003 9:21:18 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: Lady In Blue
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?

There forgeries, don't ya know? I think one of those vast right wing conspirisy types did it. </sarcasm off

109 posted on 06/26/2003 9:57:54 AM PDT by zip
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To: billbears
Hmmmmm, perhaps because the only thing they planned to use it for was I don't know, maybe fertilizer?

Are you serious.

My guess is you are being facetious and having a good ole time acting as a fool, pulling a prank.

If you are serious, there is definitely a screw loose.

110 posted on 06/26/2003 10:58:42 AM PDT by tallhappy
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To: billbears
I think the U.S. government is hoping to capture the Iraqi "MacGyver," the man who was supposed to have been responsible for creating a WMD out of a paper towel tube, a sheet of aluminum foil and a half-eaten can of refried beans.
111 posted on 06/26/2003 11:11:37 AM PDT by sheltonmac
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To: alnick
Now that you mention that, I see that. You're right. Hmmmm. Well, maybe they just mispelled it? No reason jumping to conclusions. Who knows, maybe they missed a jot or tittle (poor penmanship or something) - you know that Arabic script is pretty complicated stuff (just look at the scrilly stuff scribbled all over the U.S. Islam Christmas stamp released shortly after 9-11) and the word works just happens to appear to an untrained eye as being "fertilizer" when in all actuality it really does say "castor beans". Hey, it could happen.

After all, our legislators do the same thing with the Constitution, so what's the difference here?

When's the last time you tried to write "castor beans" in scrilly script like that. I bet it would look like fertilizer too.

112 posted on 06/26/2003 11:55:14 AM PDT by raygun
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To: tallhappy
My guess is you are being facetious and having a good ole time acting as a fool, pulling a prank.

Your guess would be wrong

If you are serious, there is definitely a screw loose

No tired of hearing of another needless war fought for reasons that never came to fruition. Castor beans can be used for fertilizer. The way some would have it, unless everything found in Iraq is marked as the worst possible scenario, it's not only misleading, it's intentional. Heck, you have components to make explosives probably under your sink right now. Are they labeled in big red letters WARNING: EXPLOSIVES? Is that intentional mislabeling?

I'm sorry, I just don't trust either party in the government as much as some apparently do. And considering the grievous actions both parties have committed against the Constitution I don't see why I should either

113 posted on 06/26/2003 12:02:16 PM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Lady In Blue
The Truth Will Out!
114 posted on 06/26/2003 12:10:40 PM PDT by blackie
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To: raygun
When's the last time you tried to write "castor beans" in scrilly script like that. I bet it would look like fertilizer too.

I can't argue with that. ;-)

115 posted on 06/26/2003 2:19:40 PM PDT by alnick
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To: BritExPatInFla

What’s funny is finding bags labeled “fertilizer” in a brake fluid factory... when bags labeled “castor beans” would be more appropriate.


116 posted on 04/27/2013 7:21:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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