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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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Comment #301 Removed by Moderator

To: razorback-bert
Who is that woman wearing pink,grey and brown jacket, I getting sick looking at it?

I don't know exactly, but I'm sure it has nothing to do with her hair color.

302 posted on 03/22/2003 1:38:44 PM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: everyone
I wonder if those librals are still saying we cant prove that Saddamn is behind terrisiom.
303 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:52 PM PST by conservativejuniorandproudofit (Im only 14 and Im smater then the average americian)
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To: aristeides
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.

Great point.

304 posted on 03/22/2003 1:40:54 PM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: cyncooper
I agree with you. I despise the media, but let's get those jackos working with us for a change. They'll witness and report a whole lot of things that will have the liberals absolutely panicking. A successful war in Iraq that proves Bush right will absolutely kill the libs' political agenda(s).
305 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:08 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: lawdude
"Gotta love that Blixter guy, he was right all along."

Yeah, for a guy who is still trying to define the word 'is', LOL.

306 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:25 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: Steven W.

V

Bookmark for later commentary as story develops.
307 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:30 PM PST by Beck_isright ( V ......................... use this instead of bttt... for victory)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
You are right! This was Bob Arnot reporting live from the field via video phone. He is with a helo outfit that is conducting various missions including medical response and evac. He usually reports in whenever they return to the base.
308 posted on 03/22/2003 1:41:55 PM PST by Steven W.
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To: Steven W.
Instructions contained directions for troops to change to civilian clothing and then approach coalition forces with their supplied WMD.

I wonder if they were told that by all international conventions this made them subject to immediate execution?
Nobody can be that dumb.

309 posted on 03/22/2003 1:42:53 PM PST by Publius6961 (p>)
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To: BRL
I addressed my message to "all" - several repeats. Have to leave this thread - waste of time - it's a shame too because it's an important story.
310 posted on 03/22/2003 1:43:30 PM PST by Peach
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To: Boot Hill
Frankly, I don't care about the opinions of the "international community". The fair minded will recognize the truth, the America haters wouldn't be convinced if the truth came to them inscribed on stone tablets (Oh wait, that's already been done).

LOL. So true!

311 posted on 03/22/2003 1:43:55 PM PST by concerned about politics (Anti-American protestors are inbread liberal Notsosmartso's.)
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To: Steven W.
An ass map would have been much more preferable.
312 posted on 03/22/2003 1:45:12 PM PST by flying Elvis
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To: razorback-bert
Who is that woman wearing pink,grey and brown jacket, I getting sick looking at it?

Yeah, she looks like Neapolitan ice cream.

313 posted on 03/22/2003 1:45:55 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: over3Owithabrain
What's worse we are in a losing paradigm with them. It is like gun control, when they lose it don't mean nuthin', when we lose a battle it is a real loss. We need to do something to really change the paradigm, but I ain't smart enuff to figure out what. It ain't that I am exactly dumb. I was smart enough to get into Med School and graduate, but the global reality we find ourselves in is tuff. I just can't figure out how we can shift the paradigm on them so that when they lose one it is a real loss, but I guess ultimately it comes down to good vs. evil and those of us with faith know when that battle will fianlly be won...
314 posted on 03/22/2003 1:46:02 PM PST by wastoute
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To: laz17
For weeks now, it's been apparent that part of the reason for Turkey's intransigence has been the meddling of Chirac.

EU membership has been a powerful draw on the basis of prior favorable treatment of new entrants. There are a number of downsides apparently unconsidered by many of the aspiring entrants. First is the bureaucratic hegemony to be exercised from Brussels. Second is that there are so many economically marginal new members that would dilute any funds available for aid. Third is that most of the industrialized socialist countries are now in financial trouble and waffling on the budgetary requirements pursuant to the Maastricht agreement.

In short, the advantages of joining the EU are not what they were and Brussels would surely screw 'Islamic darkies' at the first opportunity.

Has anyone considered that Chirac could actually go so far as to ask that Turkish troops going into northern Iraq to deal with Kurds also be on the lookout for evidence they can seize or destroy?

Of course. This looks to me like a global war (or should I say, 'globalist war? ;-): the dollar and American hegemony against the euro and elite fascist global governance through the UN. Look for nastiness in Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, Taiwan, the Phillipines, ALL of southern Africa, perhaps Egypt... what will the Chinese do then?

The jury is out on whether we will survive it intact.

315 posted on 03/22/2003 1:47:36 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Publius6961
"I wonder if they were told that by all international conventions this made them subject to immediate execution?"

Probably not, but they already knew that not doing it had such implications.
316 posted on 03/22/2003 1:50:16 PM PST by Sofa King (-I am Sofa King- tired of liberal BS!)
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To: Boot Hill
Besides, if this report is true, that envelope will have come from a very much larger source. When that is found, the skeptics, naysayers and conspiracy theorists will have just too hard a time explaining that away.

I anticipated that.

Frankly, I don't care about the opinions of the "international community".

To paraphrase Zappa, they're busy snorting detergent and plooooking eachother.

317 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:17 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
That is Victoria Clark (Tory)..she is Rumsfeld's "right hand".
318 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:20 PM PST by two23
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To: All
All you people arguing about the link to MSNBC: STFU ALREADY! The guy heard the report on MSNBC, then just linked to the MSNBC site. Not the right thing to do, but for Christ's sake, it's not a conspiracy! He's not trying to make up the story. He just linked to web site of the network that issued the report on the air. Give it a rest already, dammit. Man, if our troops in Iraq fought among themselves like what I'm seeing here, the Iraqis would pick them off at their convenience.
319 posted on 03/22/2003 1:52:36 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: Allan
Thanks for the ping - I just got online and saw this. I wish that the anally retentive ones in here would quit arguing about minutae and wasting bandwidth.
320 posted on 03/22/2003 1:54:29 PM PST by 11B3 (.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
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To: EaglesUpForever
Well, I guess France has to join our side, then. Watch the weasels backpedal out of this one.

How could France be held to their word when the Iraqi soldier didn't actually use the anthrax? Intent matters NOTHING to the "leader" of France.

321 posted on 03/22/2003 1:54:55 PM PST by GretchenEE (Wake up, France! Help Chirac retire early.)
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To: rintense
"I say grab the envelope immediately and compare that anthrax with the anthrax linked to 9-11."

My first thought.

322 posted on 03/22/2003 1:55:10 PM PST by blam
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To: glock rocks
He'd think the white powder is coke and try to snort it all.
323 posted on 03/22/2003 1:59:32 PM PST by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: Steven W.; All
This was obviously planted by the CIA

/end sarcasm
324 posted on 03/22/2003 1:59:45 PM PST by Mixer
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To: wolf24
The people who believe that we would manufacture evidence in their knee-jerk manner will never be convinced anyway. IMHO.

This is true. Some people, like those human shields in the UPI report, are able to eventually see the light. Others know the truth already, but they fight it because they have an agenda. The most cursed are the ones who simply refuse to believe the truth, and who go out of their way not to believe it. Such people are so obstinate, that should God come down from heaven and confirm the WMD, they would accuse Him of being an illusion created by the VRWC.

325 posted on 03/22/2003 2:02:31 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: Mixer
"This was obviously planted by the CIA /end sarcasm"

The left will not be joking (not on purpose anyway) when this becomes their standard line, assuming of course that the report pans out. As many have pointed out, it will not persuade them, but it does push them farther and farther into the fantasy world of paranoid conspiracy theory.

326 posted on 03/22/2003 2:04:20 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Reformed liberal)
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To: TomGuy
Wonder whether J Garofalo is getting a bit nervous. She promised to crawl on broken glass, etc.

She'd better find some thick kneepads, methinks.

327 posted on 03/22/2003 2:06:52 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: conservativejuniorandproudofit
(Im only 14 and Im smater then the average americian)

That may well be, but ya gotta work on the spelling, kid.

328 posted on 03/22/2003 2:09:26 PM PST by xjcsa
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To: BRL
Hey, buddy.
Knock it off.
You and Dyson are making grade a a$$#$ out of yourselves.
Haven't you been paying attention?
Arnot said it on MSNBC on the telly.
If and when a link becomes available, it will be provided.
Likely, MSNBC won't put it on their site till later, is at all.
That's how they work.
Unless, of course, they want to quash this info to coincide with their agenda.
Which they have done numerous times in the past.
329 posted on 03/22/2003 2:12:51 PM PST by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: laz17
"Such people are so obstinate, that should God come down from heaven and confirm the WMD, they would accuse Him of being an illusion created by the VRWC."

lol--they will say that His behavior is not surprising given his political stance.
330 posted on 03/22/2003 2:13:28 PM PST by wolf24
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To: gabby hayes
I think Chiraq should publicly apologize and resign even if the test results prove they never had any chemical weapons. They have far too much of a military left for my comfort, and I think the responsibility is clearly on the shoulders of Russia, China, France, and Germany.

If this is Anthrax, then Chirac should publicly apologize, resign, and go to prison.

331 posted on 03/22/2003 2:14:58 PM PST by EaglesUpForever (Ne messez pas avec le US)
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To: wolf24
they will say that His behavior is not surprising given his political stance.

Yes indeed. The God they so rabidly hate not only happens to be a conservative, He also happens to be the #1 Zionist.

332 posted on 03/22/2003 2:16:41 PM PST by laz17 (Socialism is the religion of the atheist.)
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To: two23; Nita Nupress; Diddle E. Squat
Will someone please tell "Tory" she looks like a French ice cream cone.
333 posted on 03/22/2003 2:19:49 PM PST by razorback-bert (22 March 2003..."Saddam Hussein still denies he's alive.")
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To: razorback-bert
I thought it was a pure show of bravery to come out in that jacket!
334 posted on 03/22/2003 2:20:54 PM PST by two23
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To: All
With all the arguing in this thread, you have to wonder if some people shouldn't be banned for stupidity and/or for trying to intentionally put a blanket on Free Republic's strongest quality.

Everyone who has a heartbeat and a pair of eyes has probably seen the live real-time battlefield reporting from Iraq **ON TV** -- not scrolling across some outdated website. This kind of excellent heads-up post is what makes Free Republic better than other mainstream website right now. Even MSNBC.com can't keep up with MSNBC-TV.

There is no URL link to a voice coming out of a television set. What are people thinking? A link to the website for the approriate network makes sense so people can monitor it for delayed article posts. And of course reports like this are almost always confirmed by others who saw the same report. No one is saying the tests have proven it's anthrax, but because of the instructions they found, it's being treated as such until proven otherwise.

335 posted on 03/22/2003 2:21:33 PM PST by spycatcher
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To: rolling_stone
LOL! I love freeper humor!
336 posted on 03/22/2003 2:23:34 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Pray for our Troops)
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To: BRL; redlipstick
You should be a democrat.

Take it back! I know red and them's fightin' words.

LOL

337 posted on 03/22/2003 2:23:44 PM PST by cyncooper ("Some of the Iraqis... 'told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start.'")
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To: cyncooper
Has MSNBC said any more about this? I've been trolling the news nets and haven't heard a peep about this on the boob tube. I would think that this would be very big news.
338 posted on 03/22/2003 2:28:24 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: Allan
Thanks Allan. Keep me pinging me on this if you manage to stay up-to-date. I'm in and out today.
339 posted on 03/22/2003 2:31:25 PM PST by keri
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To: mewzilla
yeah. i've been going all over the place looking for this and am finding no reference to it anywhere.

dep

340 posted on 03/22/2003 2:31:26 PM PST by dep
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To: EaglesUpForever
Well, I guess France has to join our side, then. Watch the weasels backpedal out of this one. Watch the "peace" protests dwither away.

That assumes that they have some shred left of integrity and honesty.

They're really protesting that Dubya is in office. Besides- I'm sure that they think it's great fun.

Hannity played a clip on his radio show of an Iraqi who was arguing for the liberation of Iraq. An archtypical 'peace protester' called in. The Iraqi blew her arguments out of the water- by any measure. She continued on with her robotic speil, as if she was lecturing a class full of high-school students. There was no dialog, whatsoever. It was as if he wasn't even there at all. The Iraqi started calling her 'little girl'.

341 posted on 03/22/2003 2:33:34 PM PST by Riley
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To: dep
=80 Anyone seen Dr. Bob?
343 posted on 03/22/2003 2:34:17 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
"Has MSNBC said any more about this? I've been trolling the news nets and haven't heard a peep about this on the boob tube. I would think that this would be very big news."

I haven't seen it either...it should be an extraordinary story....so....

either the story jumped ahead of itself or it was quashed by the big boys ...

344 posted on 03/22/2003 2:34:56 PM PST by cherry
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To: mewzilla
I've had Fox on in the background, so never personally heard the story.
345 posted on 03/22/2003 2:35:11 PM PST by cyncooper ("Some of the Iraqis... 'told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start.'")
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To: mewzilla
i used to see him in the hallways at cbs, always with a ski-goggle raccoon tan.

dep

346 posted on 03/22/2003 2:35:24 PM PST by dep
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To: dep
:) Seriously, I wonder if Dr. Bob is in the doghouse. Has he been on since that report?
347 posted on 03/22/2003 2:37:17 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: cyncooper
for some reason the msnbc site carries no mention at all of this incident.

dep

348 posted on 03/22/2003 2:39:17 PM PST by dep
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To: ewing
Look people, we've been through this a million times, IRAQ DOES NOT HAVE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!

It's like you don't even listen to what Saddam is saying . . .

350 posted on 03/22/2003 2:40:37 PM PST by JohnnyZ (Osi Onyekwuluje for Kentucky Auditor)
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