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Kuwait Foils Biochem Arms Smuggling From Iraq
Dow Jones Newswires ^ | October 1 | AP

Posted on 10/01/2003 12:37:34 PM PDT by Pete

KUWAIT CITY (AP)--Kuwaiti security authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle $60 million worth of chemical weapons and biological warheads from Iraq to an unnamed European country, a Kuwaiti newspaper said Wednesday.

The pro-government Al-Siyassah, quoting an unnamed security source, said the suspects had been watched by security since they arrived in Kuwait and were arrested "in due time." It didn't say when or how the smugglers entered Kuwait or when they were arrested.

The paper said the smugglers might have had accomplices inside Kuwait. It said Interior Minister Sheik Nawwaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah would hand over the smuggled weapons to an FBI agent at a news conference, but didn't say when.

Government officials couldn't be immediately reached for comment.

Iraqi Interior Minister Nouri Al-Badran met Tuesday with Sheik Nawwaf and discussed cooperation between the two countries in security matters. His visit is the first by an Iraqi interior minister to Kuwait since 1990.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armssmuggling; biochem; foiled; iraq; kuwait; wmd
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I did a search but didn't find this posted yet.
1 posted on 10/01/2003 12:37:34 PM PDT by Pete
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To: Pete
FOr real? Uh...."CHEMICAL WEAPONS *FROM* IRAQ???"

Where's the fervor from the media? Um, isn't this kinda important if true?????
2 posted on 10/01/2003 12:39:41 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Pete
But, but .... Iraq didn't have any chemical or biological weapons.... Ritter and Blix said so..... Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong..... no, this cannot have happened.
3 posted on 10/01/2003 12:40:31 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo [Gallia][Germania][Arabia] Esse Delendam --- Select One or More as needed)
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To: Pete
Say WHAT?


4 posted on 10/01/2003 12:40:58 PM PDT by Republican Red
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To: sam_paine
Where's the fervor from the media? Um, isn't this kinda important if true?????

I thought so. It was one of those surreal moments where I am reading something and thinking, "Does this say what I think it says?".

5 posted on 10/01/2003 12:41:15 PM PDT by Pete
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To: Pete
Link? This would be nifty if true, but I would advise caution...
6 posted on 10/01/2003 12:41:24 PM PDT by Ramius (--> Post No Bills <--)
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To: Pete
Is this for real? Should put the Rusho and WH "leak" on the backburner in a few minutes.
7 posted on 10/01/2003 12:42:26 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: Ramius
Link? This would be nifty if true, but I would advise caution...

I have the Dow Newswire streamed so I can't link. However, I will look for a link to the AP story as well as the story mentioned in the Kuwaiti paper.

8 posted on 10/01/2003 12:42:27 PM PDT by Pete
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To: Pete
Would like to hear more about this!
9 posted on 10/01/2003 12:42:41 PM PDT by YoungKentuckyConservative
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To: Pete
How about a working link?
10 posted on 10/01/2003 12:43:16 PM PDT by per loin
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To: Pete
What European country? Belarus? Anyone care to guess?
11 posted on 10/01/2003 12:43:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: nuconvert; Ragtime Cowgirl; Excuse_My_Bellicosity
PING
12 posted on 10/01/2003 12:43:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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To: Pete
I have benn able to find this, could you provide a link to the source?
13 posted on 10/01/2003 12:43:55 PM PDT by 2timothy3.16
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To: Pete; MJY1288; ohioWfan; DrDeb; Miss Marple
PING!
14 posted on 10/01/2003 12:43:57 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: per loin
http://www.djnewswires.com/
15 posted on 10/01/2003 12:44:28 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (End Judicial Activism Now!!)
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To: Pete; Poohbah; section9; Dog; BOBTHENAILER; Miss Marple; Howlin; PhiKapMom
Well, well, well... look what we have here. Iraqi arms being smuggled OUT of Iraq.

After the evidence has been processed, and presented, I think it's only fair to let the Kuwaitis keep `em. A nice way to make folks think twice before they invade that ally of ours.
16 posted on 10/01/2003 12:44:31 PM PDT by hchutch ("I don't see what the big deal is, I really don't." - Major Vic Deakins, USAF (ret.))
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To: Pete
what's the url for the source article? I couldn't find the story on the AP website.
17 posted on 10/01/2003 12:45:31 PM PDT by stradivarius
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To: 2timothy3.16
I found it on the Dow Jones newswire site myself but don't know how to link.
18 posted on 10/01/2003 12:45:31 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: Pete
You understand I made a noise like a cat hacking up a hairball when I read this--they were smuggling this stuff OUT of Iraq? Holy crap.
19 posted on 10/01/2003 12:46:34 PM PDT by Catspaw
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To: arkfreepdom
DJ link was good - lets see if the Kuwaiti news source is solid!
20 posted on 10/01/2003 12:46:36 PM PDT by corkoman (did someone say cheese?)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Thanks for that link. I wonder if this is related to David Kay's report.
21 posted on 10/01/2003 12:46:50 PM PDT by MamaLucci ( Clinton met with Monica more than he did his CIA director.)
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To: arkfreepdom
http://framehosting.dowjonesnews.com/Home/Content_Main.asp?Type=S&NodeNum=0&FixedFilter=&Frame=&NodeDesc=All+Headlines&CF=&QF=&SearchWhere=all&ShowQuotes=1&Filter=On&HowBoth=and#


all this does is give all the headline but its there.



22 posted on 10/01/2003 12:47:23 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: arkfreepdom
1 Oct 2003 19:22 GMT DJ Kuwait Foils Biochem Arms Smuggling From Iraq -Newspaper



KUWAIT CITY (AP)--Kuwaiti security authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle $60 million worth of chemical weapons and biological warheads from Iraq to an unnamed European country, a Kuwaiti newspaper said Wednesday.

The pro-government Al-Siyassah, quoting an unnamed security source, said the suspects had been watched by security since they arrived in Kuwait and were arrested "in due time." It didn't say when or how the smugglers entered Kuwait or when they were arrested.

The paper said the smugglers might have had accomplices inside Kuwait. It said Interior Minister Sheik Nawwaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah would hand over the smuggled weapons to an FBI agent at a news conference, but didn't say when.

Government officials couldn't be immediately reached for comment.

Iraqi Interior Minister Nouri Al-Badran met Tuesday with Sheik Nawwaf and discussed cooperation between the two countries in security matters. His visit is the first by an Iraqi interior minister to Kuwait since 1990.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 01, 2003 15:22 ET (19:22 GMT)


http://www.djnewswires.com/
23 posted on 10/01/2003 12:47:40 PM PDT by Republican Red
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To: Pete
If it is true..(would like it re posted with a link) then it would sink the leftist, pro-saddam/France/National Socialist (read: anti-US/anti-freedom) movements and claims and pretty much shut down the war protests and the dominate media would NEVER let that happen.

Mind you, if this does break on the news, they will demand conformation after conformation with long, detail "investigations" and several (left-wing) "experts" taking pot shots at it. If only they were 1/2 as dilligent when Amb Wilson came out with this lie of a charge saying Bush's people disclosed his wife's CIA connections. They might ask him why he did also on his website.
24 posted on 10/01/2003 12:47:40 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Drive a Tank! 70 Tons, No seatblelts, a 1500hp jet engine, and it's still safer than a Geo Metro.)
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To: hchutch
WTH?
25 posted on 10/01/2003 12:48:09 PM PDT by Dog
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To: arkfreepdom
DJ Kuwait Foils Biochem Arms Smuggling From Iraq -Newspaper
26 posted on 10/01/2003 12:48:11 PM PDT by max_rpf
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To: hchutch
Uh, hchutch...that is SUCH a bad idea--we've had some security incidents in Kuwait, remember? Better to destroy 'em.
27 posted on 10/01/2003 12:48:13 PM PDT by Poohbah ("[Expletive deleted] 'em if they can't take a joke!" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Pete
same old story, where is the material?
28 posted on 10/01/2003 12:48:21 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Dog
WTF??
29 posted on 10/01/2003 12:49:04 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Pikamax
Click the story -- Click "printer friendly format" -- View Addressbar -- Doneski.
30 posted on 10/01/2003 12:49:25 PM PDT by max_rpf
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To: So Cal Rocket
I don't see it. I'm not finding it on the AP either.
31 posted on 10/01/2003 12:49:37 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
Tom Daschle is "deeply saddened"
32 posted on 10/01/2003 12:49:59 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Who Would the Terrorist Vote For ??????)
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To: Pikamax
Here's the link:

http://framehosting.dowjonesnews.com/Story/Index.asp?Printer=YES&StoryID=2003100119220013

33 posted on 10/01/2003 12:50:36 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: Pikamax
Where? I'm not seeing it.
34 posted on 10/01/2003 12:50:45 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Republican Red
Sounds like a "European " country wants to remove the evidence.
35 posted on 10/01/2003 12:51:25 PM PDT by Publius6961 (californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: oceanview
**Kuwaiti security authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle $60 million worth of chemical weapons and biological warheads from Iraq to an unnamed European country, a Kuwaiti newspaper said Wednesday. **

Based on the article's first paragraph, I would assume the weapons/warheads have been confiscated by authorities.

36 posted on 10/01/2003 12:51:27 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: MJY1288
**Tom Daschle is "deeply saddened" **

That's because his head is up his.......never mind.

37 posted on 10/01/2003 12:52:05 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Peach
Thought you would enjoy this...
38 posted on 10/01/2003 12:52:13 PM PDT by carton253 (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: SunStar
Posted as breaking news, with link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/993185/posts

39 posted on 10/01/2003 12:52:36 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: Pikamax
Where?

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40 posted on 10/01/2003 12:52:49 PM PDT by 2timothy3.16
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To: Poohbah
Yeah, you might be right...

These incidents didn't involve the Kuwaiti military, did they? If the Kuwaiti military has `em, it might be safe, but destroying them might be a better idea.
41 posted on 10/01/2003 12:53:20 PM PDT by hchutch ("I don't see what the big deal is, I really don't." - Major Vic Deakins, USAF (ret.))
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
How would they know a value? This doesn't smell right.
Drudge would be flashing it. The AP would have it. Maybe FR is WAY ahead of the curve. I hope so.

42 posted on 10/01/2003 12:53:26 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: 2timothy3.16
It was posted at 19:22

See my post #23
43 posted on 10/01/2003 12:53:27 PM PDT by Republican Red
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To: Pete
....quoting an unnamed security source...

I've never understood why many Freepers dismiss news accounts based on an anonymous source when it comes to stories they *don't* like -- but are suddenly less than skeptical when it's a story they do.

44 posted on 10/01/2003 12:54:00 PM PDT by gdani
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To: 2timothy3.16
My point exactly. What's up with this?
45 posted on 10/01/2003 12:54:22 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
**How would they know a value? This doesn't smell right. **

Perhaps it didn't happen just today. Maybe our chem/bio guys have already called it...?

46 posted on 10/01/2003 12:54:35 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Lee'sGhost
Still not on Drudge. FREEPERS RULE.
47 posted on 10/01/2003 12:54:43 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
Man, I so want this to be true. I'll be pissed big time if this is some dips idea of a joke.
48 posted on 10/01/2003 12:55:42 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: hchutch
These incidents didn't involve the Kuwaiti military, did they?

The Kuwaiti military was trying to provide security.

49 posted on 10/01/2003 12:55:51 PM PDT by Poohbah ("[Expletive deleted] 'em if they can't take a joke!" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
How would they know a value? This doesn't smell right. **

That could have been the SALE PRICE for the transaction - an easy figure for the cops to use.

50 posted on 10/01/2003 12:56:08 PM PDT by corkoman (did someone say cheese?)
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