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Iraqi chemical weapons buildup reported (Sept 2001 Report)
rferl.org (Radio Free Iraq) ^

Posted on 01/25/2003 9:37:51 PM PST by chance33_98



Iraq Report

7 September 2001, Volume 4, Number 28

IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS BUILDUP REPORTED.

The "Sunday Telegraph" of 2 September reported that at least 20 specially trained Iraqi soldiers are dead and up to 200 have been hospitalized after taking part in a chemical weapon exercise that went wrong. News of the accident emerged last week amid concerns that Saddam Husseyn has rebuilt his chemical weapons arsenal.

Intelligence sources reported that the soldiers were based in the Za'farniya region south of Baghdad. A diplomat said that they were training in the Al-Suwayra and Basmaya camps three months ago. After the accident, new soldiers were brought in.

In the past three months, eight military factories have been working at almost full strength. The "Sunday Telegraph" says that the most significant of them in the unpopulated Syrian border area of Al-Qayem is said to be building chemical weapons and missiles. According to a Western military observer, "the Al-Qayem base has only recently expanded It just passed under the control of Saddam's son and heir Qusay."

There is also evidence that Saddam's most sophisticated Chinese-built radar tracking systems are back to strength. (David Nissman)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clashofcivilizatio; europelist; islamicviolence; warlist

1 posted on 01/25/2003 9:37:51 PM PST by chance33_98
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To: All
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2 posted on 01/25/2003 9:39:59 PM PST by goodnesswins ("You're either with us, or against us!")
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To: OneLoyalAmerican; Centurion2000; JohnGalt; Slipjack; SauronOfMordor; EternalHope; cpdiii; ...
Ping
3 posted on 01/25/2003 9:51:25 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: goodnesswins
Where is Saudi Arabia's flag....BWAHAHAHAHA
4 posted on 01/25/2003 9:51:56 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: chance33_98
I have "standards."
5 posted on 01/25/2003 9:55:52 PM PST by goodnesswins ("You're either with us, or against us!")
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To: goodnesswins
The kuwati flag - looks like they still use commodore 64's for graphics design :)
6 posted on 01/25/2003 10:01:30 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: chance33_98; Howlin; Southflanknorthpawsis; deport; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; justshe; wimpycat; ...
In the past three months, eight military factories have been working at almost full strength. The "Sunday Telegraph" says that the most significant of them in the unpopulated Syrian border area of Al-Qayem is said to be building chemical weapons and missiles.

If the Sunday Telegraph knows this, why don't the U.N. weapons inspectors?

There is also evidence that Saddam's most sophisticated Chinese-built radar tracking systems are back to strength.

Germany, France, now China...who else was it who said we shouldn't bother poor little Iraq? Russia maybe?

Tomorrow I think I'll find a Russia article.

I'm going to be terribly disappointed if this isn't mentioned either in the U.N. report on Monday, or the SOTU address on Tuesday.

7 posted on 01/25/2003 10:03:23 PM PST by Amelia (Who's sending missile parts to Iraq?)
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To: Amelia
The radio free iraq archives you will find quite a few Russian references there. As well as at Arabicnews.com (you can search the archives), menareport, and a few Russian business sites whose bookmarks I have to dredge up (including the home page for the oil company doing business with saddam).
8 posted on 01/25/2003 10:06:05 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: Amelia; All
A few sample issues you can view:

AUGUST 2001 31 August 2001 Vol. 4, No. 27 IRAQ SAID TRAINING AGENTS FOR 'TERRORIST' OPERATIONS IN KUWAIT.

24 August 2001 Vol. 4, No. 26 SADDAM CONTINUES TO SEEK ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY.

17 August 2001 Vol. 4, No. 25 EXPLOSIONS ROCK IRAQI MILITARY INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS.

6 August 2001 Vol. 4, No. 24 SCIRI SAYS RUSSIA, CHINA HELPING IRAQ REARM

9 posted on 01/25/2003 10:07:23 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: chance33_98
proof positive.
10 posted on 01/25/2003 10:09:50 PM PST by Danette
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To: All
Another snippet (August 2001):

BAGHDAD SEEKS 10 MISSING BIOENGINEERS. "Iraq Press" on 19 August reported that Iraqi security services have intensified their hunt for 10 engineers who had been involved in the production of biological weapons at the Military Industrialization Corporation (MIC) but who have been missing for three months. Some in Baghdad, the service said, believe that the 10 have fled the country. The MIC remains important. It is believed to be producing artillery, munitions, and possibly armored vehicles. Prior to the Gulf War, MIC was believed to supply 60 percent of the hardware for Iraq's military, and 80 percent of the hardware for the ground forces. (David Nissman)

11 posted on 01/25/2003 10:09:51 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: Danette
Damn shame we have to do the reporting for the lazy/biased press.
12 posted on 01/25/2003 10:11:05 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: chance33_98
Excellent find! I appreciate,not only the contents of the thread,but also the source,which I have to admit,I'm not familiar with.I'm going to definitely check it out. Thanks.
13 posted on 01/25/2003 10:13:50 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: Big Steve; deport; blackie; PhiKapMom; nickcarraway; Miss Marple; Wait4Truth
ping
14 posted on 01/25/2003 10:14:47 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: chance33_98
The "Sunday Telegraph" of 2 September reported that at least 20 specially trained Iraqi soldiers are dead and up to 200 have been hospitalized after taking part in a chemical weapon exercise that went wrong. News of the accident emerged last week amid concerns that Saddam Husseyn has rebuilt his chemical weapons arsenal.

But But I thought the UN said Saddam destoryed them ..

France and Germany even said so .. they would never lie to us ... /sarcasm>

15 posted on 01/25/2003 10:17:25 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton)
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To: Amelia
I'm going to be terribly disappointed if this isn't mentioned either in the U.N. report on Monday, or the SOTU address on Tuesday.

If it isn't ... then that tells us exactly were the UN stands

16 posted on 01/25/2003 10:18:48 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton)
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To: chance33_98
Hey...what's wrong with Commodore 64? (That was my FIRST computer!)
17 posted on 01/25/2003 10:20:25 PM PST by goodnesswins ("You're either with us, or against us!")
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To: goodnesswins
My first was a trs-80 w/cassette drive. Then a ti-99a, model 4 trash 80, then some 8088 system. Now I have a big honking sun server - and I still like to play text based games on it ;)
18 posted on 01/25/2003 10:22:41 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: *Islamic_violence; *Clash of Civilizatio; *Europe_List; denydenydeny
Ping
19 posted on 01/25/2003 10:50:34 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: chance33_98
This is telling:

"The sources maintain that Saddam's pressures on Aziz increased after the arrest of Ziyad, Aziz's son, on charges of receiving commissions (bribes) for contracts concluded with foreign companies.

Saddam has also appointed four officials as his deputies in the cabinet in addition to Tariq Aziz is apparently a reduction in Aziz's power and influence. He had been responsible for Iraq's programs for deepening relations with pro-Baghdad Arab and foreign parliamentarians, as well as supervising Iraqi media branches from his position as Saddam's deputy in the Ba'th Party's "Pan-Arab Culture and Information Bureau."

The arrest of his son and his month-long detention in Al-Ridwaniyah prison have only increased the pressures on Aziz. "Al-Hayat's" sources say that Saddam and his sons Uday and Qusay were behind the decision to arrest Ziyad."


Time for your son's acid bath, Tariq...and maybe you too.
It sounds to me like things are coming apart at the seams, for Saddam. If his son Uday is in charge of Tariq Aziz getting bumped down, he has some real hell ahead for him.

CNN LOVED Tariq Aziz. they will be gnashing their collective teeth about this.

20 posted on 01/25/2003 11:17:57 PM PST by FBD (1 week to go till we bomb Saddam...)
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To: chance33_98
Great, great info capture, Chance.


LINKS OF INTEREST:

***FOX NEWS.com (AP): "FBI SEARCHES FOR IRAQI SPIES, TERROR CELLS IN U.S." (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON - The FBI is questioning as many as 50,000 Iraqis living in the United States in a search for potential terrorist cells, spies or people who might provide information helpful to a U.S. war effort.") (012403)

***INSIGHT On The News online: "'GRAY LADY' RUNS AD FOR TERRORISTS" by Kenneth R. Timmerman (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The New York Times has published a full-page advertisement for an Iraqi-based terrorist group that boasts of the support the group has received from 150 members of Congress. The group, the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran, also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), claims to have thousands of armed members based in military camps in Iraq, financed and equipped by Saddam Hussein.) (January 24, 2003)

FREE CONGRESS.org - THE FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION - Notable News: "ONE WHO DARES CALL IT 'TREASON'" -Commentary by Paul M. Weyrich (COMMENTARY SNIPPET: "So how does Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) justify holding a reception for the Mujahedin-e Kalq? The U.S. State Department, since 1994, has listed this group as one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. The State Department says that this Marxist-Muslim group has killed many Americans and had blown up a number of U.S. facilities in Iran. This group participated in the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. This group had a falling out with the Ayatollah Khomeni, according to The Washington Times, so the group fled to Iraq and now is funded by Saddam Hussein. The group helped Hussein fight the Kurds in the North of Iraq when chemical weapons were used.") (112502)

GOOGLE Search Term: "MUJAHEDIN-E KHALQ"

GOOGLE Search Term: "MUJAHEDIN-E KHALIQ"

GOOGLE Search Term: "MUJAHEDIN-E KALQ"

WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV - Office of Global Communications: "APPARATUS OF LIES Saddam's Disinformation and Propaganda 1990-2003"

stepping back in time...WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "AL QAEDA LINKED TO IRAQI LAB" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "U.S. officials believe the terrorists tested a biological toxin known as ricin, a deadly poison made from the castor-bean plant.") (082002)

***BBC NEWS: "NEW IRAQ DOCUMENT FIND ALARMS UN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The head of the United Nations atomic agency has voiced concern about documents apparently relating to nuclear technology which were found in an Iraqi scientist's home. The documents, numbering 3,000 pages, appear to focus on laser enrichment - a way to modify uranium for use in nuclear weapons - and were taken from the home of physicist Faleh Hassan on Thursday.") (011803)

***NATIONAL POST.com: "AL QAEDA PLANNING URANIUM BOMB: UN" by Steven Edwards (121102)

***MSNBC.com: "REPORT: AL QAEDA DEAL FOR NERVE GAS U.S. Suspects Nerve Agent VX Was Smuggled Through Turkey" (121202)

stepping back in time..."IRAQ REPORT, SEPTEMBER 7, 2001, VOLUME 9, NUMBER 28: ARTICLE SNIPPET: "IRAQI CHEMICAL WEAPONS BUILDUP REPORTED. The "Sunday Telegraph" of 2 September reported that at least 20 specially trained Iraqi soldiers are dead and up to 200 have been hospitalized after taking part in a chemical weapon exercise that went wrong. News of the accident emerged last week amid concerns that Saddam Husseyn has rebuilt his chemical weapons arsenal. Intelligence sources reported that the soldiers were based in the Za'farniya region south of Baghdad. A diplomat said that they were training in the Al-Suwayra and Basmaya camps three months ago. After the accident, new soldiers were brought in. In the past three months, eight military factories have been working at almost full strength. The "Sunday Telegraph" says that the most significant of them in the unpopulated Syrian border area of Al-Qayem is said to be building chemical weapons and missiles. According to a Western military observer, "the Al-Qayem base has only recently expanded It just passed under the control of Saddam's son and heir Qusay." There is also evidence that Saddam's most sophisticated Chinese-built radar tracking systems are back to strength." (David Nissman)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "IRAQ SAID TO BE STASHING ARMS" by Rowan Scarborough (011703)

GOOGLE Search Term: "TIKRIT"

***An Informative Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding a FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com article by Jonathan Schanzer, THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY: "ANSAR AL-ISLAM: IRAQ'S AL-QAEDA CONNECTION" (January 17, 2003)

***MEMRI.org - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE: "EDITOR OF IRANIAN CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT DAILY ATTACKS PRESIDENT BUSH AND CALLS ON MUSLIM YOUTH TO LAUNCH MARTYRDOM OPERATIONS AGAINST THE U.S." (ARTICLE NOTE: The editor is identified as Hussain Shariatmadari.) (NOTE: "Martyrdom" is also known as "Shehada.") (012303)

***TALIBAN ONLINE - Posted by "She Taliban": "HAMAS WILL TAKE WAR OUTSIDE PALESTINE IF US ATTACKS IRAQ" by Nidal al-Mughrabi (January 18, 2003)

***An Interesting Discussion on FREEREPUBLIC.com regarding this article dated January 10, 2003 from THE INTERNATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM: "AL-QAIDA SUPPORTERS THREATEN NUCLEAR ATTACKS" (011803)

***AFTENPOSTEN.no: "USA WANTS NORWAY TO WATCH KREKAR" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Mullah Krekar has been, and likely remains, the leader of Ansar al-Islam, a fringe Islamic group in Iranian Kurdistan accused of having connections to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network. The New York Times reported the connection last week after interviews with Ansa al-Islam members, and after finding documents in Afghanistan mentioning direct links to al-Qaeda.") (January 17, 2003)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): "NEARLY 70 ARRESTED IN SUPERBOWL SWEEP" (012403)

THIS IS LONDON.com: "FOUR HELD OVER POSSIBLE TERROR LINK" (ARTICLE NOTE: The four Algerian men had $16,000 in U.S. Dollars.) (012503)

21 posted on 01/25/2003 11:29:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: chance33_98; *war_list
Great catch!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

22 posted on 01/25/2003 11:35:58 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: chance33_98
BAGHDAD SEEKS 10 MISSING BIOENGINEERS.

I wonder if we have them!

23 posted on 01/25/2003 11:36:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Amelia
I'm going to be terribly disappointed if this isn't mentioned either in the U.N. report on Monday, or the SOTU address on Tuesday.

I just got finished watching Fox News Sunday and Bill Kristol made a good point about why Bush isn't going to spend a lot of time talking about Iraq in his SOTU address. He said, and this makes perfect sense to me, that Tony Blair is coming for talks with Bush and Bush doesn't want it to look like that firm decisions have been made before he talks with Tony Blair. He said that Tony Blair has done absolutely everything that we could expect from an ally, and Bush is helping Blair out by holding down his Iraq talk in the SOTU, so that it won't look like this meeting between Blair and Bush is just Bush giving Blair his marching orders, so to speak.

24 posted on 01/26/2003 7:15:42 AM PST by wimpycat (Down with Kooks and Kookery!)
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To: Amelia
Thanks for the ping.

More info here.
http://cns.miis.edu/research/wmdme/flow/iraq/seed.htm
25 posted on 01/26/2003 9:28:01 AM PST by luv2ndamend
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To: Amelia
More
http://projects.sipri.org/cbw/iraq/Iraq_documents.html
26 posted on 01/26/2003 9:42:40 AM PST by luv2ndamend
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To: Lady In Blue
Snuff Saddam, Now!

Be Well - Be Armed - Be Safe - Molon Labe!
27 posted on 01/26/2003 12:16:26 PM PST by blackie
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To: blackie
"Snuff Saddam, Now!"

Don't hold back,blackie - just tell us what you think!

28 posted on 01/26/2003 5:49:00 PM PST by Lady In Blue
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To: chance33_98
they still use commodore 64's

Be nice!
I just finished upgrading to a C-64 from a Vic 20.

29 posted on 01/26/2003 5:53:57 PM PST by ASA Vet (I can't afford an Amiga.)
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To: wimpycat
said that Tony Blair has done absolutely everything that we could expect from an ally, and Bush is helping Blair out by holding down his Iraq talk in the SOTU

Good point. We have some allies in Europe (UK, Spain, possibly Italy, and a couple of Eastern European countries - Russia could have been one, but I'm afraid it's not) and I think it's important to give them credit and make it clear that we are in this together.

Still, I hope Bush says something about the Iraq situation. That's what's holding the economy down right now: the uncertainty.

30 posted on 01/26/2003 6:01:30 PM PST by livius
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To: ASA Vet
I just finished upgrading to a C-64 from a Vic 20.

I had forgot about the Vic 20's! Wonder if they have any on ebay...

31 posted on 01/26/2003 9:19:03 PM PST by chance33_98 (Freedom is not Free)
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To: Lady In Blue
The left-wing wacko's are in for a big surprise ... GWB will disarm Saddam, v soon!

Be Well - Be Armed - Be Safe - Molon Labe!



32 posted on 01/27/2003 9:56:36 AM PST by blackie
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To: chance33_98
bump for those that missed this....
33 posted on 01/27/2003 11:54:26 AM PST by Danette
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