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IRAQI SOLDIER CAPTURED WITH ANTHRAX & INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO KILL COALITION SOLDIERS
MSNBC | 3/2203 | Bob Arnot

Posted on 03/22/2003 12:14:16 PM PST by Steven W.

Breaking: Bob Arnot of NBC News reports coalition forces have captured an Iraqi soldier who was found to have an envelope with a suspicious powder, presumably anthrax, and instructions on how to kill coalition soldiers using it. Arnot is stationed with the medivac units supporting coalition forces.


TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anthrax; arnot; bioterrorism; biowarfare; blix; bobarnot; embeddedreport; frenchgerman; hansblix; illegalweapons; iraq; iraqanthrax; un; warlist; wmd
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To: Steven W.
Iraqi soldier who was found to have an envelope with a suspicious powder, presumably anthrax

Any question where the post 911 anthrax in envelopes came from anymore?

101 posted on 03/22/2003 12:34:13 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: ewing
I saw your post and it linked to the home page of MSNBC.

I looked around and found nothing. Why did you link to MSNBC? show the link or pull the link and say you heard it

102 posted on 03/22/2003 12:34:34 PM PST by BRL
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To: MrFred
Thanks...
103 posted on 03/22/2003 12:34:52 PM PST by stlnative
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To: Steven W.
By March 23, 09:00 Zulu, the leading elements of the 3rd ID may reach the outskirts of Baghdad. Depending on the state of Iraqi resistance, there are two scenarios: Paris, 1944 or the Shuri Line, Okinawa 1945. On Okinawa, one will recall, there was a rapid advance from the beaches, to the elation of all, until the main line of resistance was encountered. It is there, if at all, that we will encounter WMD.
104 posted on 03/22/2003 12:34:56 PM PST by wretchard
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To: Steven W.
The Iraqis are naming their operation "Blixkreig".

Seriously, this is a good find. I suspect these kinds of operations to sporadically (no pun intended) occur and I'm sure that the US troops are alert and expect the same.

105 posted on 03/22/2003 12:35:01 PM PST by meyer
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To: jerseygirl
"Is anthrax spread person to person"

No that would be if it were "contagious"

You must have pwesonal contact with the anthrax spores
106 posted on 03/22/2003 12:35:15 PM PST by APBaer
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To: Steven W.
It could be a hoax--it forces our guys to put on gas masks, and generally slows them down. If it's true, though, this could link Saddam to the anthrax attacks here at home... and that would be very bad for Hans Blix and the left-wing Democrats who say Saddam never attacked us.
107 posted on 03/22/2003 12:35:57 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Steven W.
WAY TO GO ARNOTT!

That's why you need medically trained journalists out in the field with the Marines.

They need to start looking for the bioweapons!

Hope they got CIPRO with those guys!
108 posted on 03/22/2003 12:36:35 PM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: rintense
I say grab the envelope immediately and compare that anthrax with the anthrax linked to 9-11.

There was more than one strain. The strain in the forgotten Chilean anthrax letter, with a New York postmark and a Florida return address, was not the same as the others.




109 posted on 03/22/2003 12:36:51 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: piasa
"Haven't heard this on FOX yet but if true, the delivery system doesn't seem to have indergone improvement."

Tom Dasshole's name on the envelope?
110 posted on 03/22/2003 12:37:10 PM PST by lawdude
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To: Boot Hill
FYI
111 posted on 03/22/2003 12:37:15 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Steven W.
Saddam didn't have any WMD's his soldiers did. They were asking the wrong questions. < /sarcasm>
112 posted on 03/22/2003 12:37:36 PM PST by Mark Felton
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To: ewing
I think you're right....those mad mullahs are in the queue for the freight train to Hell.

Uncle Sam is cleaning house.

113 posted on 03/22/2003 12:37:51 PM PST by jwfiv
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To: Jay D. Dyson
Hey Mr. Dyson,

About 20 people (most of the MSNBC audience) have already posted they saw Bob Arnot give the report live. So did I. What is suspect about it? He just said it 10 minutes ago. Do you think he's out there with a link to the Internet to file the story? What a dope. Sit down. The only thing suspect is your acuity.

114 posted on 03/22/2003 12:38:21 PM PST by usafsk
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To: piasa
Why would he carry it in an envelope? Maybe he was planning on mailing it to Tom Daschle?
115 posted on 03/22/2003 12:38:23 PM PST by jd777
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To: Diogenesis
Hypothetical Blix answer: There are unconfirmed reports of Iraqi missiles in Baghdad. These may also be large cylindrical tubes with kerosene and fins. We believe it is for large barbeques at the palace. ROTFL
116 posted on 03/22/2003 12:38:24 PM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: All
Can anyone send me the SkyNews live video link? Please and Thanks!
117 posted on 03/22/2003 12:38:41 PM PST by stlnative
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To: Sabertooth
They are handing this stuff to soldiers in envelopes, yet are capable of firing artillery shells and missiles with it, but they don't do that? I'm not buying it. They may have given this guy an envelope with baby powder, and the "pump him up", they told him it was anthrax he could use to kill the enemy.
118 posted on 03/22/2003 12:38:45 PM PST by oceanview
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To: glock rocks
I want to see Chiraq publicly apologize. Then resign. They will probably give him the Ignobel peace prize instead.
119 posted on 03/22/2003 12:39:08 PM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: Jay D. Dyson
I am asking for a direct link. Otherwise, this report should be regarded as highly suspect.

Direct reports, from cable news or other visual media sources, are considered as valid as the written word around here, provided their integrity is maintained.

It's not necessary to have a "link." Enough people saw the same report.

It is not "highly suspect."

120 posted on 03/22/2003 12:39:26 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: Steven W.
Actually, a simple Gram's stain, available at any hospital and almost any medical clinic with a microsope, could determine in 5 minutes whether this powder is actually bacteria, and whether it COULD be Anthrax.

Detailed testing might be needed to help establish the origin of the strain, etc.

121 posted on 03/22/2003 12:39:26 PM PST by RANGERAIRBORNE
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To: wastoute
Exactly, the antiAmerica protestors will just claim we planted it. Doesn't help anything. Actually, less than meaningless.

Who cares about the anti-American protesters. Nobody listens to them.

Anyway, any soldier who finds the stuff can testify before Congress.

122 posted on 03/22/2003 12:39:48 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: American Soldier
I won't say the US is always right...Bush I and xxxlinton as examples for starters. I agree with your preface though.
123 posted on 03/22/2003 12:39:49 PM PST by ApesForEvolution (Yes, let us allow the economies of gerdung, frunk, mexiztlan, chirushcom and canadastan to wither...)
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To: bonesmccoy
"We believe it is for large barbeques at the palace."

Er..., the large barbeques at the palace are ongong.
124 posted on 03/22/2003 12:40:06 PM PST by APBaer
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To: jd777
Why would he carry it in an envelope?

A few speculations: as a signal to cells here to attack the postal system again, as a warning to us without showing all of what they've got up their sleeve, etc.




125 posted on 03/22/2003 12:40:36 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: BRL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872420/posts
126 posted on 03/22/2003 12:40:44 PM PST by ewing
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To: Steven W.
Senator Tom Daschle (D) when hearing about the anthrax.


I am deeply saddened the anthrax was not used on American soldiers.

127 posted on 03/22/2003 12:40:49 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: sinkspur
What made this suspect to me was that ewing posted the same think and linked the home page of MSNBC. His post has been turned off since.
128 posted on 03/22/2003 12:40:57 PM PST by BRL
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To: xm177e2
I believe our guys have had the anthrax vaccine. Don't know about the Brits or Aussie's.
129 posted on 03/22/2003 12:41:01 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: APBaer
Yes, however THOSE BBQ's are on the inside of the walls. Those large cylinders are not rockets. They are in fact large tubes used for storage of BBQ fuel.

The fact kerosene is also used for rocket propellant is completely irrelevant.

LOL
130 posted on 03/22/2003 12:41:24 PM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: cake_crumb
"And Scudball Ritterbox....don't forget THAT predator of young girls sayng Saddam doesn't have any WMD"

Well, technically they haven't shown weapons yet. Just the materials that cause the destruction. So we are wrong, they are right.

Gotta love that Blixter guy, he was right all along.

Is his name Wolf, by any chance?

131 posted on 03/22/2003 12:41:31 PM PST by lawdude
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To: ewing; All
Wonder what the FBI is gonna do when this stuff matches up with the stuff that was sent to the Senator's in D.C.? They would definately lose some credibility if the samples matched up. Wonder how long it would take them to apologize to Mr. Hatfill?
132 posted on 03/22/2003 12:41:42 PM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: Jay D. Dyson
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872420/posts
133 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:05 PM PST by ewing
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To: BRL
I think ewing's was locked because it was a duplicate, not because it wasn't true.
134 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:09 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: Steven W.
Bump!
135 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:48 PM PST by k2blader (If one good thing can be said about the UN, it is that it taught me how to spell “irrelevant.”)
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To: LdSentinal
Daschle was thinking:

"Why do I feel like such an A@@hole?"
136 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:52 PM PST by 1stFreedom
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To: Steven W.; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; MadIvan; ...
OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST
137 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:54 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: usafsk
About 20 people (most of the MSNBC audience) have already posted they saw Bob Arnot give the report live. So did I. What is suspect about it? He just said it 10 minutes ago. Do you think he's out there with a link to the Internet to file the story? What a dope. Sit down. The only thing suspect is your acuity.

This is a direct ping to myself and you. If this story is discredited, I'll expect your public apology.

Likewise, if this story is proven true, I will tender my public apology to you.

That said, I've lived through enough wars to know that the only thing that flies across the globe faster than a lie is a rumor. I do not believe my skepticism is unwarranted or wrong.

-Jay

138 posted on 03/22/2003 12:42:59 PM PST by Jay D. Dyson (Terrorists of the world, RISE UP! [So I may more easily gun you down.])
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To: oceanview
They are handing this stuff to soldiers in envelopes, yet are capable of firing artillery shells and missiles with it, but they don't do that? I'm not buying it.

If we assume the anthrax is genuine, the purpose of this type of a delivery could be to create a stand-off, without inviting a tit-for-tat WMD response.

That said, I'm waiting for confirmation of the germ.




139 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:08 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: redlipstick
You are right, but why did he provide a BS link??

That is my beef, and why I wonder if this story is true.

140 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:10 PM PST by BRL
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To: usafsk
About 20 people (most of the MSNBC audience) have already posted they saw Bob Arnot give the report live. So did I. What is suspect about it? He just said it 10 minutes ago. Do you think he's out there with a link to the Internet to file the story? What a dope. Sit down. The only thing suspect is your acuity.

This is a direct ping to myself and you. If this story is discredited, I'll expect your public apology.

Likewise, if this story is proven true, I will tender my public apology to you.

That said, I've lived through enough wars to know that the only thing that flies across the globe faster than a lie is a rumor. I do not believe my skepticism is unwarranted or wrong.

-Jay

141 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:14 PM PST by Jay D. Dyson (Terrorists of the world, RISE UP! [So I may more easily gun you down.])
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To: EaglesUpForever
I so hope you are right.

But as many times as the liberals have been proved wrong, they still can't see evil anywhere except in their own leaders and their own countrymen.

142 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:43 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: The Great Satan
Hey, if I was right all the time, I would be insufferable.

I agreed with you about WMD blackmail, but whatever made you think that we would have to wait until 2004?

143 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:48 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: BRL
redlipstick also said she saw the same report.
144 posted on 03/22/2003 12:43:58 PM PST by ewing
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To: RANGERAIRBORNE
If it is a powder composed of spores, it would not be possible to do gram stain to ID the spore. Only if you plate the organism can you positively ID via microscopy.

I have to think the US military has labs stationed in forward positions.

If not, I volunteer!
145 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:03 PM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: Diogenesis
Looks like an SA-2 SAM.


146 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:24 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: delacoert
?If whatever he was carrying was in an "envelope", then it wasn't anthrax. This is bull.

I suspect that if Bob Arnot agreed with you, he would have discounted the story. Bob Arnot is a very well-known medical doctor.

147 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:30 PM PST by jackbill (waiting to be removed by administrator)
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To: Steven W.
let's pray for our soldiers protection and a speedy takover of Bagdad (sp) without the loss of life in Jesus name.
148 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:31 PM PST by LADYAK
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To: Steven W.
Do you think those instructions tell those poor, stupid soldiers that they too will become ill as they try to spread the anthrax?
149 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:32 PM PST by Clara Lou (... Democrats, united as ever in opportunism and error.)
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To: FreeReign
I agreed with you about WMD blackmail, but whatever made you think that we would have to wait until 2004?

I figured we had a technological fix for the anthrax threat in the works, basically.

150 posted on 03/22/2003 12:44:59 PM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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