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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.
Nah, Iraq doesn't have WMDs...yeah, right.
151 posted on 03/22/2003 12:45:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (There be no shelter here; the front line is everywhere!)
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To: Clara Lou
Possibly they are suicide-soldiers.
152 posted on 03/22/2003 12:45:33 PM PST by what's up
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To: ewing
If you saw it on TV then why did you post a BS link???

If you heard it on TV , then your post should have stated that.

153 posted on 03/22/2003 12:45:41 PM PST by BRL
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To: BRL
There isn't an internet link, just many freepers who are watching MSNBC and saw Arnot's report. I saw it myself.

If a link becomes available, I'm sure it will be posted.
154 posted on 03/22/2003 12:45:43 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: txradioguy
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.?

What if it doesn't? Multiple strains were sent in the letters of 2001, see my #109.

It's still Iraq, no matter how you slice it.




155 posted on 03/22/2003 12:45:46 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: LADYAK
Amen.
156 posted on 03/22/2003 12:46:23 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: concerned about politics
Yeh. FOX had footage of Iraqi's surrendeing, and they had white papers(?) in their hands. I wondered what they were. I thought maybe they picked up the leaflets dropped by our planes. Scary.

On Fox this morning, one of the embedded reporters showed a "conscript card" that each Iraqi soldier had been issued.

The Iraqi soldiers were throwing them away and going home. He said they were finding them on the road.

157 posted on 03/22/2003 12:46:28 PM PST by RottiBiz (If everyone gave just a few dollars a month, we'd never have to hold another FReepathon!)
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To: usafsk; Jay D. Dyson
This Dyson seems like a silly gadfly.

Dyson, you are now the one who's lost credibility. My advice - keep quiet.

158 posted on 03/22/2003 12:46:50 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: redlipstick
You should be a democrat. He posted a bogus link to substantiate his post. If he heard it on TV he should have stated that and not have provided a link.
159 posted on 03/22/2003 12:47:21 PM PST by BRL
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To: Mark Felton
don't be so sure it's sarcasm.. that will probably be one of the talking points of the Democrats if this story does turn out to be true.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman!"
160 posted on 03/22/2003 12:47:28 PM PST by Nataku X (Never give Bush any power you wouldn't want to give to Hillary.)
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To: Steven W.
Give it to Blix -- let him inspect it personally.
161 posted on 03/22/2003 12:48:06 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: delacoert
Thanks for the info.
162 posted on 03/22/2003 12:48:27 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: brigette
So that is a launcher only? - It looks like a full missle to me.

obviously, a missile... i'm assuming it's a mobile launcher platform being pulled by the truck...

163 posted on 03/22/2003 12:48:43 PM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way -- God bless America)
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To: Jay D. Dyson
If this story is discredited, I'll expect your public apology.

The "story" won't be discredited. Bob Arnott reported the finding of the white powder. The story is true.

Whether or not the powder is anthrax is not the issue.

Arnott said what he said.

164 posted on 03/22/2003 12:48:55 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: Steven W.
For those wanting answers on the specifics of Anthrax and how one falls victim to it, here's a few URLs.

Anthrax Facts
Johns Hopkins info on Anthrax
U.S. Postal Service: What to do upon receiving an Anthrax threat

-Jay

165 posted on 03/22/2003 12:49:00 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: tallhappy
Maybe Dyson is Bagdaschle! Part of the anti-FR propoganda effort. He's got his new AlGore Signature Model PowerBook Mac, called in with his dial-up access that he got free with his Danny Glover loving MCI calling plan. His cheetos-covered fingers are pecking away like a crack-addled chicken on the keyboard. Go Dyson Go!
166 posted on 03/22/2003 12:49:44 PM PST by usafsk
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER; brigette
good catch!

brigette, look at #146.
167 posted on 03/22/2003 12:50:43 PM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way -- God bless America)
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To: Sacajaweau
I believe our guys have had the anthrax vaccine. Don't know about the Brits or Aussie's.

Yes, my son and his unit have had their anthrax shots, smallpox shots and others. He is not deployed yet and you can bet the soldiers already on the ground have had their shots.

168 posted on 03/22/2003 12:50:50 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God Bless Our Troops and President George W. Bush)
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To: Steven W.
bump
169 posted on 03/22/2003 12:51:09 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: jackbill
Bob Arnot is a very well-known medical doctor.

...and we all know MD's are always right.

170 posted on 03/22/2003 12:51:11 PM PST by delacoert
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To: bonesmccoy
OK, my days of college microbiology are long behind me- but it still seems to me that this "powder" could be Gram's-stained and at least identified as being consistent with Bacillus anthracis spores or just lactose or talcum powder.
171 posted on 03/22/2003 12:51:52 PM PST by RANGERAIRBORNE
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To: Jewels1091
"But BLIX said they didn't have any!!!!"

To be correct, Blix said Iraq may have WMD's AND they may not.

172 posted on 03/22/2003 12:51:56 PM PST by DaGman
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To: sinkspur
Whether or not the powder is anthrax is not the issue.

This said under the title of a thread which reads, "IRAQI SOLDIER CAPTURED WITH ANTHRAX & INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO KILL COALITION SOLDIERS".

I cease to be amazed.

-Jay

173 posted on 03/22/2003 12:52:15 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: usafsk
LOL! '20 people on FR monitoring MSNBC have already reported the story (most of their audience)

Actually, their coverage is suprisingly good. They have a 'wall of bravery' where you can send in a picture of your serviceperson to amerciasbravest@msnbc.com

174 posted on 03/22/2003 12:52:45 PM PST by ewing
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To: Steven W.
I'm certain the FBI will quickly nab the disaffected American loner white scientist responsible.
175 posted on 03/22/2003 12:52:59 PM PST by edsheppa
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To: Steven W.
Since people are criticizing you for posting this, I will say thank you. I don't have a TV here and these updates are helpful. All you have reported is that you saw a guy on TV say something--and people are at your neck demanding proof and evidence and whatnot--the only proof you need is that other people said they saw the same thing. You don't have to prove Saddam has Anthrax. Pathetic. Thank you.
176 posted on 03/22/2003 12:53:40 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: The Great Satan
Good to see you on the thread, TGS, I always thought your posts re anthrax were entertaining and interesting, even if I wasn't convinced...however, you are a man of courage and honor...there are a lot of folks who have gotten into "flame" wars about issues that just disappear. I would say you retain your credibility because you have that courage, your expertise on the issue of bio warfare was/is never in question.
177 posted on 03/22/2003 12:55:12 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
Agreed, it's a SAM. It isn't a banned item.
178 posted on 03/22/2003 12:55:20 PM PST by Riley
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To: sinkspur
Whether or not the powder is anthrax is not the issue.

IF there were directions on how to use it to kill people, I'd be a little inclined to think it was something hazerdous to ones health.

179 posted on 03/22/2003 12:56:03 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: Steven W.
 
Was his name El Hatfill?
180 posted on 03/22/2003 12:56:20 PM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: Steven W.

Bob Arnot is much more then just a reporter. He is also a Medical Doctor. He went from Physician to part time Health Reporter, to full time network Medical Reporter to General Assignment Reporter. He is certainly qualified to speak on this issue. In fact, he is a big help in general. When the USMC CH-46 went down with 4 Marines and 8 Brits, the Navy Corpsmen yelled for "Doctor Bob" to come help right away until they knew it was helpless.

If Bob Arnot is reporting on Anthrax, trust it!


181 posted on 03/22/2003 12:56:38 PM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: tallhappy
Dyson, you are now the one who's lost credibility. My advice - keep quiet.

If your goal is to see FR degraded from a voice of reason into a din of hysteria, just keep on doing what you're doing, sport.

-Jay

182 posted on 03/22/2003 12:57:00 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: ewing
Ewing, in case you don't get it, I believe that it may have been stated on TV that this is so. However , it was your post (WHICH LINKED TO THE MSNBC WEBSITE) , which threw me for a loop (BECAUSE YOU SIMPLY MADE IT UP).

Why did you provide a link when none existed. It was your posting of this info that has made this suspect to me.

183 posted on 03/22/2003 12:57:02 PM PST by BRL
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To: glock rocks
Thanks... my head is spinning with all this military stuff. I now see (thanks to the link to other picture). They launch them off the back of the truck... portable/movable launcher.
184 posted on 03/22/2003 12:57:39 PM PST by stlnative
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To: Jay D. Dyson
I cease to be amazed.

Maybe you should just cease.

185 posted on 03/22/2003 12:58:08 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: FreeReign
I was just pointing out that even if we find WMD, it won't change a thing in our world. It won't stop the anitAmerican Protestors, it won't stop the sinkmaster from trying to weasel into the UN, it won't stop the Hildebeast from trying to take the White House in '08, it won't change a single thing.
186 posted on 03/22/2003 12:58:12 PM PST by wastoute
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To: COBOL2Java
No need to page Dr Blix, just send the evidence by mail!!
188 posted on 03/22/2003 12:58:52 PM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq! Lets Roll! now!)
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To: Steven W.
NEWFLASH:

Contents were cocaine. Instructions read: "Give this powder to the infidel and he will overdose on it".
189 posted on 03/22/2003 12:58:54 PM PST by 1stFreedom
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To: Jay D. Dyson
Look, Dyson, whether or not it pans out, your demanded link has nothing to do with it.

It was reported on a major network.

You already owe others an apology and I expect you will be forthcoming.

190 posted on 03/22/2003 12:58:56 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: redlipstick; The Great Satan
I suspect one of the reasons to deliver the anthrax in this way, through an envelope, is not only to threaten to attack our soldiers with it, but also to threaten to reveal the truth behind the 9/11 anthrax. If our government continues to want to conceal that truth, Bob Arnot's story may not make it to print.
191 posted on 03/22/2003 12:59:16 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Steven W.
Link please.
Until I see this myself I'm gong to put as much credence in this as the WorldLink TV jagoffs claiming we're using napalm...

not saying it's not true and I'm not questioning your credibilty, I just need more... so I can spout off to my lefty friends mostly. :)
192 posted on 03/22/2003 12:59:43 PM PST by billsux
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To: 11B3; Alamo-Girl; angkor; aristeides; Betty Jo; blam; boston_liberty; cake_crumb; cicero's_son; ...
ping
193 posted on 03/22/2003 12:59:59 PM PST by Allan
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To: BRL
You need to calm down.
194 posted on 03/22/2003 1:00:32 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: tallhappy
ewing is the one that owes people an apology. He created another thread which linked this to MSNBC. HE made the link up. He wished for it to be so and so he made it. That post is what has thrown us off.
195 posted on 03/22/2003 1:00:45 PM PST by BRL
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To: BRL
Why did you provide a link when none existed. It was your posting of this info that has made this suspect to me.

When I post a TV report and there's no link available, I just link the post to the homepage of FR. That way the section is filled in when posting.

196 posted on 03/22/2003 1:00:51 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: rintense
"... I say grab the envelope immediately and compare that anthrax with the anthrax linked to 9-11."

You beat me to it, but that was only because I was in the shower. Are we losing our touch.

I am also surprised that it took 55 posts before someone came up with what should be obvious.

Let me compliment you by stating that if it does turn out to be Anthrax -- and in particular OUR Anthrax -- the anti-Bush forces in the world will insist that we planted it.

197 posted on 03/22/2003 1:00:57 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: BRL
Dr. Bob Arnot is embedded with the soldiers whose chopper went down.

I seriously doubt he had time to file his report with MSNBC.com while he was TRYING TO SAVE SOLDIERS LIVES.

198 posted on 03/22/2003 1:01:03 PM PST by ewing
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Thanks for your kind words, especially well-taken since I think we had some verbal dust ups over the invasion timing in the past. I would take this report with a grain of salt (or anthrax) for now, however. It sounds a bit hokey. I do believe Iraq's complicity in the anthrax threats will be exposed once this thing is over, however. If it turns out to have all been the work of a "right-wing rogue US defense scientist," then I'll retire my screen name and come back as "Nick Kristof Wins." And that's a promise.
199 posted on 03/22/2003 1:01:49 PM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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