Skip to comments.IRAQ REBUILDS SITES THAT MAKE NERVE-GAS INGREDIENTS
Posted on 08/19/2002 1:35:04 AM PDT by kattracksEdited on 05/26/2004 5:08:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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|Al-Badr||al Yusufiyah||Aerial bombs, artillery pieces, and machine tool bits|
|Al Hiteen||Al Iskandariyah||Explosives, TNT, propellants, and vehicles|
|Al Naiman||Oqba||Cluster bombs|
|Al Qaqaa||Aerial bombs, TNT, and solid rocket propellants|
|April 7 (Narawan Fuse) Factory||Proximity fuses for 155 mm and cluster munitions|
|Base West World||Samawa||Major armor refitting center|
|Diglia||Zaafarniyah||Software, controllers, and plastic castings|
|Fallujah||Al Muthanna||HMX and RDX explosives|
|PCI||Ethylene oxide for fuel-air explosives|
|Sa'ad 5 (Sa'ad Engineering Complex||122mm howitzers, Ababil rockets, tank optics and mortar sights|
|Sa'ad 13||Salah al Din - Ad Dawr||Defense electronics, radars, and frequency-hopping radios|
|Sa'ad 21||Mosul||Non-ferrous ammunition cases|
|Sa'ad 24||Mosul||Gas masks|
|Sa'ad 38||Fao||Aircraft assembly and manufacturing [under construction]|
|Sawary||Basra||Small naval boats|
|SEHEE heavy engineering complex||Al Dura||Artillery, vehicle parts, and cannon barrels|
|U/I||Al Amil||Liquid nitrogen production|
|U/I||Al Rabiyah||Precision machining|
|U/I||Al Taji||Wheeled APCs [East European license], armor, and artillery|
|U/I||Al-Amen||Tank assembly plant [under Polish and Czech licenses]|
|U/I||Fao||Cluster bombs and fuel-air explosives|
If 'no one knows', why is the Post declaring "IRAQ REBUILDS SITES THAT MAKE NERVE-GAS INGREDIENTS"?
I wish some of the lying journalists in their newsroom were to be leading a platoon, through the snipers of downtown Baghdad, during the war they're working so hard to promote.
You're right, Meenie.
It's the most spied upon place on earth, with a mass of intelligence available from deserters, prisoners, satellites, overflights, SIGINT, you name it. This Administration (or any other) could have taken out Saddam at will. But with the economy tanking, Mr Bush is counting on the Iraqi campaign to keep his poll figures in the green zone. It's a high-risk strategy which I think will be a disaster for his presidency, with the only winners being the Dems, the Euro-Left, and China.
They may very well have to be nuked, no matter what they naysayers do or say.
If we bomb with conventional bombs, this stuff will spread out and go to God knows where. Nuking it, however, would alter it substantially. The heat and power of a nuke would have the best chance of destroying Sarin (or whatever), IMHO.
Well, how about that. Not that I sympathize with So Damn Insane or agree with his choice of weapons, but what the heck do you expect him to do - sit back and do nothing while the world holds a debate about tossing him out?
Lots of reasons.
*I don't want to see Mr Bush hand the Left the issue they've been waiting to coalesce around;
*I don't want to see America throw away its traditional position of being on the side of what's right, just, and good, in this cynical fashion;
*I don't want the US to become an international pariah, and;
*I don't think Iraq is worth one dead American, Brit, or Aussie boy.
Hmmm. Somebody's lying and I believe Saadam before I believe Bush frankly.....
What do we expect of him? He's been given every opportunity to join the civilized world--even the UN condemns him. So why the sympathy for this bad actor?
If he showed clean hands, the world would leave him alone. He's making his own fate everyday. Wouldn't be a problem except that he's got the ability to take so many with him.
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