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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: The KG9 Kid
Isn't interesting how predictable these people have become?
201 posted on 03/22/2003 1:01:54 PM PST by wolf24
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To: American Soldier
Dear Unrepentant Stalinist Russians, Quasicapitalist Maoist Chinamen, Sneaky Socialist Frenchmen, & Company:

You left out: "Socialist Democratic Party"

202 posted on 03/22/2003 1:02:01 PM PST by alrea
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To: Jay D. Dyson
If this story is discredited, I'll expect your public apology.

Excuse me? He's merely reporting that he saw a news reporter report something on a major TV network. You're an idiot.

203 posted on 03/22/2003 1:02:04 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: BRL; ewing
Why did you provide a link when none existed. It was your posting of this info that has made this suspect to me.

Allow me: My guess is that it is likely an understandable mistake. Ewing probably confronted a box on the FR webform that says "Source URL." Knowing that the source was MSNBC, he put in the URL not realizing what would happen. The form should probably read "Source URL if applicable."

That said, IMHO you might do this forum a service if you tone it down a little.

204 posted on 03/22/2003 1:03:01 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: ewing
You are a jerk. You are making things up (again). The issue is why you make up links, not about Mr. Arnot being a busy man.
205 posted on 03/22/2003 1:03:21 PM PST by BRL
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
"i think somebody planted it."

I think you need to go back to DU.
206 posted on 03/22/2003 1:03:35 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: BRL
Because it is the website of the television station that he heard it on. Geez... it's obvious from the context that he heard a television report (not copy & paste, the Freeper typed it up himself/herself). Besides, articles are not usually on a website's front page--if you see that it goes to CNN.com or MSNBC.com, you can obviously tell (without clicking) that there is no article there.

Stress isn't healthy for you--if it bothers you that much, do an abuse report and ask the admins to remove the link. You'll get a heart attack when you get some real issues to worry about...
207 posted on 03/22/2003 1:04:00 PM PST by Nataku X (Never give Bush any power you wouldn't want to give to Hillary.)
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To: BRL
Stephen W. posted before me at 3:14 PM that is why it was a duplicate thread.

Get your facts straight before you start throwing your opinions around.

208 posted on 03/22/2003 1:04:04 PM PST by ewing
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To: billorites
Poor old fart couldn't find his buttocks with both hands.

Like the protestors, he is only interested in furthering his ability to make a living increasing the size of government payments, regardless of how many people die while he goes forward.

209 posted on 03/22/2003 1:04:23 PM PST by alrea
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To: Carry_Okie
If free republic is to be credible, then the sources must mesh. I understand what happened (NOW). But making up links does not help the credibility of FR.
210 posted on 03/22/2003 1:05:07 PM PST by BRL
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To: redlipstick; Rodney King
I have no doubt we will find that Saddam has WMD. I would be careful, however, relying on anything Arnot says. If memory serves, he was revealed as a bit of a fraud, or at least an exaggerater, a few years back. Anybody remember the circumstances?
211 posted on 03/22/2003 1:05:27 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
i think somebody planted it.

Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus signed up 2003-03-22.

212 posted on 03/22/2003 1:05:31 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: tallhappy
It was reported on a major network.

Your point? Last I saw, reporting of "major networks" show that the only protests going on are courtesy of a "majority" against the U.S.-led liberation of Iraq.

-Jay

213 posted on 03/22/2003 1:05:40 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: Jay D. Dyson
Interestingly, you were and are the only one approaching hysteria.

Disruptors such as you seem to be often use similar ruses.

Your "comments" are inherent in the post itself and need not be stated -- it is a given.

To present it in the manner you did and harp on it and try to disrupt the thread with it is not appropriate.

214 posted on 03/22/2003 1:06:11 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: ewing
I was trying to post a reply when your thread got pulled. I knew right away it was because it was a duplicate.
I know you saw it, I saw it, many others saw it.

With all that is going on right now, there may not be a written report for a while. I hope some people can calm down, or they'll need a med unit themselves.
215 posted on 03/22/2003 1:07:06 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: Steven W.
None of the other stations are mentioning this. At least that I've heard. Fox News just aired a press conference with a General where the reportter was asking "why haven't you found any WMDs if Iraq has them?" This needs to be better publisized!!!
217 posted on 03/22/2003 1:07:17 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: BRL
Jim Rob has said that he will understand reporting during wartime when stories cannot obviously cannot be filed (re:Bob Arnot trying to save soldiers lives on a downed chopper)

It does no good to browbeat another poster (not myself) who was giving their account.

218 posted on 03/22/2003 1:07:27 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
My facts are this.

I first read your thread (which provided a bogus link) and because of this, it appeared to me that this whole think was suspect. Later, I found this thread , which I come to find out was a TV report.
219 posted on 03/22/2003 1:07:55 PM PST by BRL
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To: Stingray51
Oh yeah, I remember now. Arnot wrote a book on breast cancer that was attacked as mostly bogus, including by a doctor whose research he quoted. I think it was in the Wall Street Journal (it must have been because that and the NY Post are the only papers I read).
220 posted on 03/22/2003 1:08:10 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
I'll bite.

Who do you think planted it?
221 posted on 03/22/2003 1:08:42 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: Jay D. Dyson
Cant you admit that you didnt know the new wartime policy regarding sourceing and linkage from the moderators?
222 posted on 03/22/2003 1:09:16 PM PST by ewing
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To: EaglesUpForever
I want to see Chiraq publicly apologize. Then resign.

You are much too kind. I want to see Chiraq on trial as Saddam's co-conspirator. I want him broken to the extent that he is reduced to a quivering blob of jelly. And I want France to be shunned as a leper until that time they can prove they possess something approximating morality.

223 posted on 03/22/2003 1:09:25 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: ewing
Just admit you posted a bogus link and I will forget about it. Actually, I am finished with this, because if you cannot see why posting bogus links is not a good thing, then I can't really reason with you anyhow.
224 posted on 03/22/2003 1:09:44 PM PST by BRL
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
This is no doubt regarded as extremely sensitive information. I doubt if any general will reveal it without getting clearance from above.

It won't surprise me if we hear nothing further about this report. And that won't necessarily be because the report is false.

225 posted on 03/22/2003 1:09:55 PM PST by aristeides
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To: BRL; Admin Moderator
You are a jerk. You are making things up (again). The issue is why you make up links, not about Mr. Arnot being a busy man.

Your supposed concern for the integrity of this forum as your primary motive is now exposed as false as you have chosen to turn this thread into a flame war over virtually nothing.

Please tone it down.

226 posted on 03/22/2003 1:09:57 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Jay D. Dyson
It was reported on a major network.

Your point?

The point is you challenged the fact that it was even reported.

You, immediately owe an apology to the person whose integrity you impugned by implying he made up the post.

I expect it now if you have any integrity at all.

That you are playing such games does indicate you are in fact not on the up and up.

227 posted on 03/22/2003 1:10:31 PM PST by tallhappy
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To: laz17
Sure, I was only talking about the first steps...
228 posted on 03/22/2003 1:10:46 PM PST by EaglesUpForever (Ne messez pas avec le US)
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To: redlipstick
I don't doubt it was reported, it may have been pulled for security reasons.





229 posted on 03/22/2003 1:10:52 PM PST by razorback-bert (22 March 2003..."Saddam Hussein still denies he's alive.")
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
why could it not have been planted though?

Why would you automatically think it was planted by our military?

DU must be missing you. If you're an anti-American socialist, you're on the wrong site. We're not Democrats here. We support America.

230 posted on 03/22/2003 1:10:53 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: Jay D. Dyson
I saw the report too, as did others in the 'Situation Room' live thread.
231 posted on 03/22/2003 1:11:31 PM PST by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
why could it not have been planted though?

Anything is possible, but if it was planted too many folks would need to be involved to keep it secret. Plus, its way too early for US to think they need to plant anything to prove that WMD exist. Finally and most important, such information would be counterproductive for our own troops. Why scare our guys while the war is still in process.

So, in short the US has more to lose than gain if it planted it, assuming the report is even true.

232 posted on 03/22/2003 1:11:34 PM PST by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
"... i think somebody planted it."

Of course you do.

Now, who planted it, and why?

233 posted on 03/22/2003 1:11:43 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: BRL
I am finished as well, don't have the energy to argue it.
234 posted on 03/22/2003 1:12:20 PM PST by ewing
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To: tallhappy
He impugned me, too. I can't figure out why, either.
235 posted on 03/22/2003 1:12:24 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
If it was planted don't you think the journalist embedded with that particular division would expose that? He's been with them from the start.

It's also why the Administration has decided to send journalists with our Special Forces Ops that are looking for WMD. So they can serve as independent verifiers.

Pay attention!
236 posted on 03/22/2003 1:12:27 PM PST by terilyn
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To: razorback-bert
Who is that woman wearing pink,grey and brown jacket, I getting sick looking at it?
237 posted on 03/22/2003 1:12:57 PM PST by razorback-bert (22 March 2003..."Saddam Hussein still denies he's alive.")
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To: redlipstick
If this information is considered as sensitive as I suspect it is, there could well be people trying to get this thread pulled through flame wars.
238 posted on 03/22/2003 1:13:13 PM PST by aristeides
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To: bonesmccoy
I thought they were vaccinated!
239 posted on 03/22/2003 1:13:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus
why could it not have been planted though?

Do you also think someone took the time to create instructions on how to kill Coalition forces in Arabic?

241 posted on 03/22/2003 1:13:38 PM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: Carry_Okie
How in the hell are we going to handle such finds in a way that convinces fair-minded people that we didn't plant or fake this

The fact that embedded journalists are seeing these things, and reporting about them, will help.

242 posted on 03/22/2003 1:13:40 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: Steven W.
Supposedly anthrax-------


Confirmation -- second source?


Also -- does it match the anthrax found in the U. S.?


I have always believed that alQaeda operatives in NJ did the anthrax thing in the U. S.
243 posted on 03/22/2003 1:13:52 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: aristeides
Very possibly.
And I wouldn't be a bit surprised to not hear any more about this for weeks.
244 posted on 03/22/2003 1:14:13 PM PST by EllaMinnow (``No Saddam Hussein!'' one young man in headscarf told Gurfein. ``Bush!'')
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To: redlipstick
I apologize to you.
245 posted on 03/22/2003 1:14:31 PM PST by BRL
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To: The Great Satan
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.

If it turns out to be a right wing rogue, then most of us here at FR will have to retire our screen names.

246 posted on 03/22/2003 1:14:36 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Steven W.
**FNC reports France is now sending 35 WMD specialists to Qatar.**

Send them back; we don't need their help.
248 posted on 03/22/2003 1:14:45 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Steven W.
>>>FNC reports France is now sending 35 WMD specialists to Qatar.<<<

Would you please clarify this claim: is it because the French are at war with Qatar, or is Qatar developing WMD for its own use.

{/TongueInCheek}

249 posted on 03/22/2003 1:15:00 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: Schweet_Creeping_Zombie_Jesus; The Great Satan
You're assuming this was meant seriously as an attack, rather than as a threat.
250 posted on 03/22/2003 1:15:10 PM PST by aristeides
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