Skip to comments.Freeper exclusive: Weapons cache demolition causes many to be sick from exposure in Baghdad
Posted on 11/16/2006 4:54:12 PM PST by RaceBannon
I just received a private e-mail from someone I know from a Marine website who has family in Iraq. There has been a weapons cache explosion that caused many, hundreds of people to be exposed to some chemical that was present in the weapons.
Be careful what you wish for.
And if so, why is it bolded, colored, and made to appear as original text?
If not, is it original text from 1st source?
Pardon me! but We have NOT been loosing the War, except in the MSM and with the democrats. You might want to think about all that has happened that is positive. Also, just for a second think about all the acts of terror prior to 9-11 here and how bin Laden in the 90s said We were a nation of cowards. The truth comes out over time.
I haven;t heard anything. Ping me if something further develops.
True, but did we not here complaints that the old WMD shells found in Iraq, were, well, old, and not that much of a threat. At least that was the complaints from the left, and as always they are taken with a grain of salt. I thought their theory was that separate agents could degrade and not fully mix or not fully activate.
I'll go you one better. If Saddam was a Nazi or other white supremacist, the Democrats would be looking to impeach Bush because he was 'dragging his feet' in the search for them and hadn't found them yet. (Or if he had found some, the charge would be that he hadn't found them ALL.)
"We know the weapons are there! They haven't searched every weapons cache, what's taking so long? Have we learned nothing from the Holocaust? Bush is just trying to protect his Nazi buddies so he can use these weapons in gas chambers on gays and free thinkers and anyone else he deems a subversive!"
Are we waiting on a Kinkos in Abilene?
Four months later, the people in Southern Japan saw even larger mushroom clouds.
depends on how hot the explosion was, burning is the accepted method of disposing of these weapons
It is POSSIBLE that the explosion obliterated most of the agents and left just noxious materials behind
anyone know og an iraqi english language new site?
We've all tried to tell people and I am rather surprised the military didn't insist that the military take precautions despite the left's mantra there were no WMD in Iraq.
Evidently we couldn't find Chem/Bio WMD in Iraq despite everyone looking for it....but we can blow the stuff up without even trying??
I can't pardon you. Attitudes resembling an ostrich with his head in the sand are getting our young, best and brightest killed in Iraq. It takes a ground truth to be able to plan the road ahead. Living in denial provides a false ground truth that foreshadows more of the same
anyone ping Allegra?
Sorry. Okay, I will go. Please let me know the final result when you know.
Anyone heard from her lately?
What Iraq needs more then anything else is for the Pentagon to get its head out of its butt and really start equipping the Iraqi Army and police. The Madhi Army is better equipped then the Iraqi Army today.
So... who's responsible for the BUSHLIED keyword up above? Too bad sarcasm tags don't show up in keywords, but can retreads & infiltrators post keywords without being signed in?
Are you series? The last thing the MSM would want it to admit that there were/are WMD because then they would HAVE TO admit that Bush was right. They'd rather cut out their tongues than do that.
She seemed really upset with all the posts griping after election. Maybe she feels we let her down.
Still nothing in the MSM. If it is Sarin or VX the Pentagon already knows... They will have to give something to the media soonn.
Just a small part of it First and foremost there has to be a resemblance of security for the Iraqi people to build off of. Second, the Iraq forces must be trained before arming otherwise you are just arming the insurgents / terrorists.
We could have done this right but we let the golden hour (the vacuum created by regime change in 2003) escape us. Whenever a vacuum in these types of operations is created someone will fill it. Unfortunately we were not prepared or willing to fill that vacuum.
She posted at 8:26 this morning.
Sorry, but I am completely sick of excuses when good Iraqi soldiers and police aren't getting paid, are being forced to share AK 47s, and are riding around in pickups. While the Madhi Army gets three times the money and much better weapons from Iran.
Once again, nonsense. Calling the very people out who unjustly undermined public support for the war is -- I say again -- CRUCIAL to said effort. They cannot be trusted to prosecute the war because they are constantly looking over their shoulder for an exit sign (that doesn't exist) with their other eye looking for any excuse to run to said nonexistent exit. What spare time they have left from that is spent trying to ram the square peg of this war into the round hole of Vietnam. ZERO time is spent seriously thinking about how to win -- only about how to quit, lose and make it sort of look like we kinda-sorta won so France will like us again.
They want to quit, they want to discredit not only politicians and other civilians sounding the alarm about Al Qaeda & Co. but to discredit and embarrass the US military itself, erode American power and influence and further empower the UN, and they want to convince the public that we are in a war of Bush's own choosing for oil that we can quit at any time without consequence -- and NOT a fight to the death with Islamo-fascism.
THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE so they can't continue to lead swing voters down the primrose path of appeasement and get more appeasers elected. Failure to confront them on all this is not an option -- if we can't win the PR war here on the home front, we cannot win the war. And if we cannot win this war, we are doomed as a nation. And we cannot win the PR war by helping the Democrats sweep their myopia, naivety and stupidity under the rug. Until the Democratic Party makes an astronomical change in its thinking about this war and the use of force in general, it is a death-wish to leave them at the helm.
It would appear to me that if this is true that some of the cable news reporters would be affected as well.
Excellent rant... I think I'll save it...
I'd love to hear Skullhead Colmes try to weasel his way out of this if true.
You are assuming reporters were at the scene. They may not have been.
Sure, everything I said was nonsense. I think you proved my point about not listening to alternatives.
BTW - the caps lock on for certain points in your post is truly convincing... I never read an entire post - just what the poster wants me to read via accentuation.
Where was this Race....in Baghdad?
Ooo, like Dan Rather? Well, that wouldn't be such a great loss, now would it?
I wish the drive by media were all over there for some kind of awards ceremony.
MSM Mantra: IF IT HELPS BUSH, BURY IT: However you can. Period.
If anyone thinks that our men/women in uniform blew up a weapons cache & found WMD, and the MSM will be cutting each other down to break the story first... you have a terrible memory.
Still think we DIDN'T find any WMD in Iraq?
Here is ONE story about WMD found in Iraq... and it was ANTHRAX:
In Dec 2003, UNMOVIC found a bunch of bombs (exact number unknown, up to poss. 1400) filled with anthrax. The strain of anthrax was the same strain Iraq previously said it weaponized, but also destroyed. So, this story was released not only after the discovery of the bombs, but after their contents were tested, confirmed, and then compared to earlier strains of said contents. WMD.
TWO media outlets carried the story online: USATODAY and CANOE, Canada (Canoe's link no longer works).
Not many people heard about THAT one either.
Thank you for this information, Race. Please keep us posted.
Great post. And I like your tag line!
Here's a better Google News search:
IMO, RaceBannon and I respect you - this should be pulled.
Great - slam - bam - wham - there actually was WMD in Iraq. Now what?
II. SADDAM REGIME WMD PROGRAMS: TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW SADDAM REGIME CONTINUOUS WORK ON WMD PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, POTENTIAL STOCKS OF CHEMICALS WEAPONS (CALLED SPECIAL AMMUNITION), AND DECEPTION OF THE U.N INSPECTORS ABOUT HIS WMD PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.
2001 Iraqi Document: Saddam Approved the Re-Use of Nuclear Equipment http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1725141/posts
Iraqi Documents: Projects to Rebuild Saddam Nuclear Facilities http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1718125/posts
Iraqi Documents Show Plans for Prohibited Nuclear Projects http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1709390/posts
Iraqi Documents Rebut the Senate Intelligence Report on WMD. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1703710/posts
2001 Document: Manufacturing of Chemical Warfare Decontamination Trailers http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1692741/posts
2002 Document: Request for Precursor That Can Be Used To Make VX Nerve Gas http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1695883/posts
Document: Iraqi Dissident Talks About WMD Moved to Syria http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1671897/posts
2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1653841/posts
2002 Document: Chemical Material Hidden Underground http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642403/posts
Iraqi Documents: Plans To Produce Prohibited Chemical Weapons Precursors http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1657480/posts
Iraqi Document: Highly Radioactive Atomic Neutron Device http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1651626/posts
2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1637240/posts
2002 Document: Plan To Produce Mobile Laboratories http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1631022/posts
2001 Top Secret Document: Production of Prohibited Nerve Gas Detectors http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624797/posts
Document: Saddam Ordered Biological And Radiation Test on Presidential Sites Attacked by US in 1998
1999, 2000 Iraqi memos: Procurement of 50000 Aluminum Tubes That Can Be Used For URANIUM ENRICHMENT http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620565/posts
Undated Document: Change Chemical, Nuclear, And Missiles Sites for Fear of Western Attack http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1621334/posts
2001, 2002 Iraqi Memos: SECRET NUCLEAR PROJECT http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620262/posts
September 1998 Document: Secret Research Programs Related to WMD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1613509/posts
1997 Document: Orders To Remove All Information Related To WMD From Computers http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1611976/posts
Summer 2002 Document: Destruction And Hiding of WMD Documents and Archives http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1614115/posts
Document Dated February/3/2003: Chemical Gears for The Chemical Group http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1603039/posts
Saddam Regime Document Dated January 2003: The French and German Connections which include a story about WMD transfer to Syria http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1603917/posts<
Saddam Regime Document Dated 2001 Shows Chemical Platoon Still Exists And Active http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1602985/posts
Saddam Regime Document: SADDAM MET WITH HIS NUCLEAR GROUP IN 2002 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608944/posts
Then you admit you didn't even read the whole post! And this on top of completely ignoring my first post calling you out on this. And then you have the chutzpah to tell ME (uh-oh, the dread block caps!) that I'm the one who doesn't want to hear alternatives?
So I'll bite -- go ahead and EXPLAIN your alternative. MAKE THE CASE for it. Don't run for the exit from this debate Dem-style, stand up and make your case. (And try not to be so easily distracted by the BLOOOOOCK CAAAAAAAAAPPPPPS!!!!!!)
Again, so what? Add something constructive to how we now win this war.
It seems too close to Baghdad to be kept so quiet,,so.....
I can believe keeping it quiet for a few hours, but an entire day?