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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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Freeper exclusive: Weapons cache demolition causes many to be sick from exposure in Baghdad ^

Posted by JoyjoyfromNJ to freema; RaceBannon; Zhangliqun; justa-hairyape
On News/Activism ^ 11/20/2006 5:54:03 PM EST · 397 of 400 ^


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.


401 posted on 11/20/2006 6:56:14 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: RaceBannon

More than I got out of my youngest in Baghdad. Seriously the young man keeps his mouth shut.


402 posted on 11/20/2006 7:48:49 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: freema
Someone, somewhere says God won't give you more than you can bear.

Sometimes I just wish He didn't have quite so much faith in me...

403 posted on 11/20/2006 7:57:22 PM PST by null and void (<---- Food motivated. Easily trained)
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To: RaceBannon

Heaven only knows how much bio/chemical weapons are yet to be found and destroyed. Lord willing our men and women shall be deligent in keeping their masks well in reach.


404 posted on 11/20/2006 8:36:12 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: RaceBannon

BTTT. Thanks Race. Informative thread.


405 posted on 11/21/2006 12:33:42 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Marine_Uncle
Always stand upwind from a demolition of weapon caches. Also the CIA report I posted earlier in the thread stated that Iraq generally did NOT label Chemical and Biological weapons themselves. They labeled the shipping crates and specially trained personnel always went with the weapons. Obviously those personnel are long gone now.
406 posted on 11/21/2006 5:15:20 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

KUWAIT: A hardline Iranian group has threatened to send suicide bombers to attack pro-American Gulf neighbours if the United States uses its military bases to strike Iran. "If the bases in these countries are used as a launch pad for the attacking US forces, why should they expect to remain secure while we are not?" Faroz Rajai, commander of the so-called Martyrs Battalions, told Kuwait's Al-Rai newspaper. "If some of them (Gulf states) provides a base or a camp for America to use in striking Iran, is it logical that they should expect to enjoy security," Rajai said in an answer to a question if her group would send suicide bombers to Gulf states.

The battalions are made up of "martyrdom seekers" - or suicide attackers - who registered as volunteers with the Committee for the Glorification of Martyrs of the Global Islamic Movement. Rajai said the Committee was founded in 2002 and currently has five battalions with about 56,000 potential suicide attackers ready to carry out operations. Iran is under mounting international pressure over its disputed nuclear programme, seen in the West as a cover for weapons development, and the United States has not ruled out a possible military option. -- AFP

http://www.kuwaittimes.net/Navariednews.asp?dismode=article&artid=328305964


407 posted on 11/21/2006 6:21:11 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: armymarinemom

I got one of those too - he was close to Baghdad.

Glad your soldier is home, and thankful that mine are too.


408 posted on 11/21/2006 6:52:50 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue

He isn't. He is still just where we were talking about.


409 posted on 11/21/2006 6:55:06 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: RaceBannon
Did this ever make the news? I haven't heard anything except here on FR?

Carolyn

410 posted on 11/21/2006 6:58:18 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: armymarinemom

Sorry.

Mine is very close mouthed, too. "Mom, I can tell you this, but don't ask me about that." I have a lot of respect for the young man.

I hope you have a good Thanksgiving. It's definitely a mixed blessing - worried and proud and thankful all at the same time. Thanks to you.......


411 posted on 11/21/2006 7:07:49 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: SuzyQue
Hope you have a good one too.
You do have to respect them for being closed mouthed. I actually asked him about this and he acted like the topic didn't exist.
412 posted on 11/21/2006 7:22:17 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: CDHart
Did this ever make the news? I haven't heard anything except here on FR?

Same here CDHart! I continuously search to see if there is any thing relating or mentioning something, but nothing yet.

413 posted on 11/21/2006 7:31:17 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: justa-hairyape
Good points FReepers should understand. Saddam's clandestine operations where very effective at keeping what they wanted hid to remain that way.
One only has to wade into the many posts we have in the WOT and PreWarDocs posts to realize they where the masters of deceit.
414 posted on 11/21/2006 8:10:21 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: CDHart

no news that I heard


415 posted on 11/21/2006 3:51:46 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: Enosh
The Marines blew up a captured cache without testing it first? Hard to believe.

Often weapons caches are boobytrapped. The best way to blow them is place a detonator in some of the explosives there and walk away. If you try to unload the cache it tends to blow up in your face. As for testing, how you gonna test it? open up and defuse each shell and test its contents in a laboratory?

Just does not work that way...

416 posted on 11/23/2006 10:44:20 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Centurion2000
I wonder why the MSM hasn't picked it up at all considering the time delay.

Because, in the end, America is to be discredited for its adventure in Iraq by the Globalists. Even though the Anthrax spores released in America after 911 were weaponized with the Bentonite method, the Iraq way of doing it. Only Iraq has that process down, and its use was like a fingerprint on its source.

But not worth the news because...

417 posted on 11/23/2006 10:48:01 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: RaceBannon

Anything new?


418 posted on 11/27/2006 2:29:50 AM PST by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

not yet


419 posted on 11/27/2006 8:33:52 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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