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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: billbears
Did you see the part about all of those DOCUMENTS?

What do you have to say to Saddam? He's the one who admitted that he had all of those chemicals/biological weapons? If you don't want to believe the intelligence agencies of the U.S.then maybe you believe Saddam and the U.N.

44 posted on 06/25/2003 10:03:06 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: billbears
I guess that would explain the 2001 document with detailed instructions on how to hide material from UN weapons inspectors.

I'm curious. Why is it the idea that there are no WMD so all-fired important to you, to the point that you will argue against the facts?
45 posted on 06/25/2003 10:09:21 PM PDT by alnick
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To: billbears; Ichneumon
They read it and it did not register---cognitive dissidence.
53 posted on 06/25/2003 10:43:54 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: billbears
So it can be used for fertilizer and the bags were</b? marked correctly

Are you serious?

The page you linked to stated this:

" Its coat and waste are fertilizer"

It's coat and waste are fertilizer. Were these the coats and waste? No.

Further the page you linked to also said:

Why weren't they accurately labeled"animal feed" or "cosmetics" or "rubber" or "soap" when they could have been made in to any of those as well.

Your post is one of the most distorted I've ever seen.

Did you deliberately distort things like this or are you just very dumb?

65 posted on 06/26/2003 12:05:40 AM PDT by tallhappy
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To: billbears
Actually, this is a good analogy to what the hawks consider to be the value of an American soldiers life.

It's equal to a hill of beans.
77 posted on 06/26/2003 5:26:38 AM PDT by JohnGalt (They're All Lying)
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To: billbears
Great, now we're down to beans

The administration is getting increasingly desperate. Pretty soon we'll be hearing FOX "news" shouting about how nitrous oxide was found at a dental clinic. I have more dangerous chemicals under my kitchen sink that they've located in the whole darn country so far. Geez.

Richard W.

81 posted on 06/26/2003 5:53:17 AM PDT by arete (Greenspan is a ruling class elitist and closet socialist who is destroying the economy)
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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
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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