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Freeper exclusive: Weapons cache demolition causes many to be sick from exposure in Baghdad
private e-mails | 11/16/2006 | RaceBannon

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.


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KEYWORDS: bushlied; bushtried; chemicalweapons; chems; iraq; nbc; rehirerumsfeld; rumint; weaponscache; wmd
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To: RaceBannon

BTTT I love FRee Republic! Thanks Race...


381 posted on 11/18/2006 9:03:43 AM PST by Libertina
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To: armymarinemom
Good morning.
"I know where gray hair comes from, my snotty sons.'

My mom was home from work one day in 1968 when the doorbell rang.

She opened it to find two Air Force officers looking down at some documents.

One looked up and said, "Oh, you're not Mrs. Walker."

Mr. and Mrs Walker were a black couple a couple of doors down the block and they were there to inform her that he had been recently been KIA.

Mom slammed the door and screamed for a while. A neighbor told me a couple of years later that Mrs. Walker started screaming not long after my mom did.

Michael Frazier
382 posted on 11/18/2006 9:27:05 AM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: brazzaville
That is a lot worse than the occasional driver who uses your driveway to turn around or the Red Cross who called her with an "urgent" message that they needed money.
383 posted on 11/18/2006 11:34:44 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: RaceBannon

WMD, what a thought, gee the left will ignore this.


384 posted on 11/18/2006 2:36:10 PM PST by Sword_Svalbardt (Sword Svalbardt)
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To: justa-hairyape
Thanks for the link and excerpt. In your link, there is a mention of trichothecene mycotoxin production/research in Iraq. The T-2 mycotoxin, or more commonly known as yellow rain, is the only bio-weapon to have been used in the past (in southeast Asia and Afghanistan by the Russians). Futher digging into Gulf War syndrome/mycotoxin came up with some interesting results. I found several references to an Iraqi missile detonation near a US military camp in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm which produced symptoms of mycotoxicosis. In other words, some of our guys may have been exposed to WMD's back in Desert Storm. Other references posed that Gulf War syndrome may be related to T-2 mycotoxin exposure as well as other possible agents.

One last note, T-2 is extremely stable to heat and ultraviolet light and requires heating to 1500 deg. F. for 30 minutes to inactivate. I'd never heard of this stuff before. Whadya think?
385 posted on 11/18/2006 4:39:20 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene
Thanks for the additional info. I have heard reports that the 'Gulf War Syndrome' was also potentially a communicable condition. Supposedly relatives of the infected had come down with similar symptoms (Joyce Riley). That characteristic would better fit a biological type of weapon. I do not think we have been given a complete description of the symptoms of those potentially affected earlier in the week. So it is guess work at this point. Perhaps we can get a detailed description of the symptoms of those infected relayed by our third party source ?

It is probably not wise to explore conspiratorial aspects of this situation, but avoiding another Gulf War Syndrome issue (with all its legal ramifications) would be a legitimate motive for the 'Black Suits' to deny the presence of WMD, which of course will seem to be a ludicrous concept to anyone who reads that CIA report concerning Gulf War Syndrome in the Persian Gulf War.

386 posted on 11/18/2006 4:49:11 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: armymarinemom; brazzaville

Or the Red Cross calling......

because they want your son to give blood.


387 posted on 11/18/2006 7:12:20 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Moolah

People got very sick after the Gulf War and the US was blamed.


388 posted on 11/19/2006 3:17:27 AM PST by saveliberty (Dem Diplomacy= Money +Appeasement + Cut and Run // Dem Economy = More Taxes+ More Poverty)
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To: RaceBannon

IA captures large IED and weapons cache
Special Iraqi Army Forces captured a large improvised explosive device and weapons cache located inside a mosque during a raid Nov. 16 near the Baghdad International Airport to capture IED emplacers.Coalition forces observed several persons placing an IED, but were unable to capture them before they fled into a nearby mosque compound.

Coalition forces cordoned the compound while an Iraqi force with coalition advisers entered the compound, consisting of a mosque and two houses, in search of the emplacers. Iraqi forces were unable to locate the individuals, but uncovered multiple hidden storage areas containing a large cache of IEDs, weapons and explosives which are used in attacks that injure and kill Iraqi civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces. Weapons and material were found in the houses, the compound area and the mosque.

Iraqi forces found two vehicles prepared for use as car-bombs, as well as pre-made IEDs, to include a suicide-vest.

Continued search of the compound revealed several anti-tank mines, electrical initiation systems for IEDs, a mortar system and ammunition, several assault rifles and ammunition, several machine guns, pistols and a rocket propelled grenade launcher and ammunition.

Coalition forces destroyed the two vehicles on-site along with a MOPED discovered to have protruding wiring and with munitions hidden within it. An anti-tank mine with anti-handling mechanisms was also destroyed on-site. The remaining weapons and material was confiscated by coalition forces.

No IEDs or munitions were destroyed within the mosque itself.

No damage was done to the mosque and there were no Iraqi civilian, Iraqi forces or Coalition forces casualties.

Source: Multi-National Force-Iraq

http://newsblaze.com/story/20061117072149tsop.nb/newsblaze/IRAQ0001/Iraq.html


389 posted on 11/19/2006 6:47:53 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: RaceBannon
Which one?

This one.

FREE REPUBLIC EXCLUSIVE: DIRECT INFORMATION ON THE 7 MARINES AND SAILOR HELD FOR MURDER

390 posted on 11/19/2006 7:17:16 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

Warrior Fund
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Beginning Balance (as of 10/31/06): $ 23,071.39

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391 posted on 11/19/2006 9:37:19 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: RaceBannon

This is worth a thread of its own.


392 posted on 11/19/2006 1:47:53 PM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: freema
Good afternoon.

I consciously avoided being a parent, knowing the grief and worry that I had brought to my mother, but my wife hadn't and she brought a daughter with her.

Now we have a 10 year old grandson and in seven years I will have to deal with him and the military. I can't tell him not to enlist so I guess worry will accompany me into old age.

Michael Frazier
393 posted on 11/19/2006 2:16:53 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: B4Ranch; RaceBannon

Quite right.


394 posted on 11/19/2006 2:34:16 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: brazzaville

You could run, but you couldn't hide, eh? Someone, somewhere says God won't give you more than you can bear. They're wrong. God'll give you more than you can bear, but He helps ya carry the load-that's the way I look at it. That, and, what don't kill ya will only make ya stronger. : )

freegram had two grandsons come for dinner this weekend. I can't imagine anything sweeter. That's the stuff that makes up for the worry of children... I think. I dunno, the way she worries about them might make me think twice about that ; )

Bless your mom. She had to somehow reconcile being happy with the grief for the neighbor. That's a tough one. Survivor's guilt. And you gave her a grandaughter in spite of yourself? LOL. God works in mysterious ways.


395 posted on 11/19/2006 2:44:32 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: RaceBannon

Your post #391 is not the part of the exclusive that I was speaking of.


396 posted on 11/20/2006 9:25:28 AM PST by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: freema; RaceBannon; Zhangliqun; justa-hairyape

Had to search for this thread because it's no longer on the side bar. I have been in email contact with a soldier, based out of Kuwait who travels into Iraq frequently. Says they've been ordered to keep their gas masks close by. He makes another statement which leads me to trust Race's info even more. I won't post any further details about his unit for opsec.


397 posted on 11/20/2006 2:54:03 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ; RaceBannon; Allegra; SandRat

I just came across this article posted by SandRat.


Special Iraqi Forces Conduct Raid in Sadr City (WOO-HOO! About Time)
American Forces Press Service ^

Posted on 11/20/2006 7:00:36 PM EST by SandRat

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2006 -- Special Iraqi army forces, with coalition advisors, conducted a raid today in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood against an illegal armed group responsible for kidnapping, torturing and murdering Iraqi civilians and soldiers.
The cell has more than 30 members and allegedly uses a mosque compound as a place to conduct its illegal activity and store weapons. The cell is known to be targeting Iraqi soldiers, officials said.

Iraqi forces entered the mosque in search of cell members, but no one was detained. There was minimal damage to the mosque, and Iraqi forces fired on and neutralized a hostile vehicle posing an immediate threat to ground forces at the objective, officials said. There were no reported Iraqi forces or coalition forces casualties.

In other news from Iraq, coalition forces were engaged yesterday at several locations in southern Ramadi by a group of insurgents with small-arms fire.

The insurgents took refuge in a nearby building and continued to engage coalition forces. Officials said that after establishing positive identification and in an effort to avoid endangering civilians, coalition forces conducted an air strike against the insurgents using a laser-guided missile, killing one insurgent.

Three insurgents fled the building and were engaged by coalition forces, resulting in the death of another insurgent. There were no reports of civilian casualties as a result of the events, and there were no coalition casualties.

On Nov. 18, Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers seized a large weapons cache in southwest Baghdad. The soldiers -- from the 1st Squadron, 89th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division -- seized three 155 mm artillery rounds, a 120 mm mortar round, 55 60 mm mortar rounds, 37 anti-personnel rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, 32 anti-armor RPG rounds, a long-range cordless phone, a fragmentation grenade, six homemade explosive propane tanks, three rifle scopes, a double-barrel shotgun, a crew-served weapon, a bag of blasting caps, 400 7.62 mm linked rounds, 400 7.62 mm loose rounds and 200 .50-caliber rounds.

On Nov. 17, Iraqi police and coalition forces found and disarmed two rockets and launching components in the town of Dibbis, Iraq, northwest of Kirkuk. Iraqi police found the 52 mm rockets and ignition systems. Expert explosive handlers from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Task Force Lightning, disarmed the explosive weapons and destroyed the rockets.

The controlled detonations at the site caused no damage and there were no Iraqi civilian, Iraqi police or coalition forces injuries or casualties, officials said.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)




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399 posted on 11/20/2006 4:26:07 PM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

bttt


400 posted on 11/20/2006 6:22:24 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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