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  • [Vanity]Looking for Old WMD ARticle

    03/15/2013 8:51:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Memory | Currently | Me
    I remember that early in the Iraq war, the New York Times tried to embarrass the Bush Administration by publishing an article saying that our troops had lost some WMDs they were guarding. I've been looking for that article and several searches have not located it. Does anyone else remember that? Why can't I find it? Has the Times stricken it? Does anyone know where I might locate it?
  • OBAMA’S BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Syrian Cleric Assassinated (Recruited jihadis for al-Quada in Iraq)

    09/28/2007 1:42:43 PM PDT · by harwood · 33 replies · 1,432+ views
    .." Agassi was known as "Abu Al Qaqaa"..
  • Undated Document: Change Chemical, Nuclear, And Missiles Sites for Fear of Western Attack

    04/25/2006 12:56:52 PM PDT · by jveritas · 104 replies · 6,578+ views
    This document ISGZ-2004-007589 is an undated Top Secret and Immediate memo sent by the Director of Iraqi Intelligence to the Military Industrialization Commission asking warning them about potential military attacks by the West against Nuclear, Chemical, and Long Range Missile Sites and he asked them to do what they can to hide these targets in order to prevent the air strikes from succeeding in hitting the targets . What is also interesting in this document that the Iraqi Intelligence Service obtained the information from a Double Agent who was given the information of the attack targets by Western Intelligence Services...
  • THE MENTALITY BEHIND THE MSM

    05/19/2005 7:24:17 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 21 replies · 799+ views
    RCP ^ | Thursday, May 19 2005 | Tom Bevan
    In light of the Newsweek debacle, I thought it apropos to revisit another example of the MSM's willingness to inject stories into the media bloodstream with the intent of trying to damage this president and his administration. I'm referring specifically to The New York Times and the story of Al Qaqaa.First, a little backstory. Three weeks ago I sat on a panel with Clifford May discussing new media. May cited his experience with the Al Qaqaa story as an example of the growing power and speed with which new media can analyze, critique, and rebut charges emanating from the MSM.You...
  • This Was Not Looting (How did Saddam's best weapons plants get plundered?)

    03/16/2005 6:45:02 PM PST · by Coastal · 13 replies · 889+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Once again, a major story gets top billing in a mainstream paper—and is printed upside down. "Looting at Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Iraqi Says." This was how the New York Times led its front page on Sunday. According to the supporting story, Dr. Sami al-Araji, the deputy minister of industry, says that after the fall of Baghdad in April 2003, "looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms." As printed, the implication of the story was not dissimilar from the Al-Qaqaa...
  • This Was Not Looting - How did Saddam's best weapons plants get plundered? (Hitchens)

    03/15/2005 8:02:35 AM PST · by pissant · 55 replies · 2,751+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/15/05 | Christopher Hitchens
    Once again, a major story gets top billing in a mainstream paper—and is printed upside down. "Looting at Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Iraqi Says." This was how the New York Times led its front page on Sunday. According to the supporting story, Dr. Sami al-Araji, the deputy minister of industry, says that after the fall of Baghdad in April 2003, "looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms." As printed, the implication of the story was not dissimilar from the Al-Qaqaa...
  • Looting at Weapons Plants Was Systematic, Iraqi Says

    03/12/2005 5:56:56 PM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 2,100+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/13/05 | JAMES GLANZ / WILLIAM J. BROAD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 12 - In the weeks after Baghdad fell in April 2003, looters systematically dismantled and removed tons of machinery from Saddam Hussein's most important weapons installations, including some with high-precision equipment capable of making parts for nuclear arms, a senior Iraqi official said this week in the government's first extensive comments on the looting. The Iraqi official, Sami al-Araji, the deputy minister of industry, said it appeared that a highly organized operation had pinpointed specific plants in search of valuable equipment, some of which could be used for both military and civilian applications, and carted the machinery...
  • What ever happened to the most important story on earth?

    03/04/2005 7:17:30 AM PST · by FlyLow · 16 replies · 1,296+ views
    JWR ^ | 3-4-05 | Jonah Goldberg
    Remember al-Qaqaa? This was the massive cache of explosives that American forces failed to secure after the fall of Saddam. In the final week of the presidential campaign it was The Most Important Story on Earth. The New York Times splashed the news on its front page and didn't stop splashing it for a week. In all, the Times ran 16 stories and columns about al-Qaqaa, plus seven anti-Bush letters to the editor on the subject over an eight-day period. Editorial boards across the country hammered the "outrage" for days. It led all the news broadcasts. It became the central...
  • REMBERING AL QAQAA (NY Slimes Accountable?)

    02/28/2005 4:37:09 PM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 12 replies · 701+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 2/28/05 | Cliff May
    Let me add this to Byron’s fine story today: The New York Times has never investigated – and never had its ombudsman, Daniel Okrent, investigate – this extraordinarily newsworthy question: Was the Grey Lady manipulated by a UN official, Mohammed ElBaradei, as part of a plot to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election?
  • ‘Nazi’ files incriminate top Iraqis

    04/19/2003 4:07:54 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 749+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 20, 2003 | Marie Colvin
    HER dusty file was one of hundreds of thousands of documents stacked in a house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Baghdad. Asma Rasheed married a pilot, lived comfortably in the presidential compound of Saddam Hussein and directed a microbiology programme that was not supposed to exist. Rasheed’s light blue folder has emerged from a huge archive seized by forces loyal to Ahmed Chalabi, the leader of the Iraqi National Congress, which opposed Saddam. The archive — a dark who’s who of Iraq — reveals the tiniest details of blandishments and humiliations by a paranoid regime that shared the Nazis’ obsession...
  • 101st Airborne Vet: 'No Way' Explosives Were at Al Qaqaa

    10/27/2004 10:52:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 922+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/28/04 | Carl Limbacher
    A former GI with the 101st Airborne Division who was among the first Americans on the scene at Saddam Hussein's Al Qaqaa weapons depot said Wednesday there was no way the bunkers he inspected housed 380 tons of high explosives as reported by the New York Times. "When we walked into the bunkers that apparently nobody [else] went into, there is no way there were 380 tons of explosives in those bunkers," 101st Airborne veteran Ken Dixon told the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes" Wednesday night. Instead, said Dixon, the weapons that were left behind at Al Qaqaa were...
  • Pentagon Ousts Official Under FBI Investigation [Shaw: Russians took 380 tons, friends got deals]

    12/11/2004 8:01:47 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 18 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dec 11, 2004 | T. Christian Miller
    <p>WASHINGTON — A senior Defense official placed under investigation by the FBI (news - web sites) on allegations that he tried to steer Iraqi reconstruction contracts toward friends has been removed from office, Pentagon (news - web sites) officials confirmed Friday.</p>
  • Brit Hume, Special Report 10/28/04 CC Transcripts

    10/28/2004 3:05:53 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 19 replies · 2,537+ views
    FoxNews | 10/28/04 | GRRRRR
    For the cable impaired here's the BEST NewMan in the Business! Transcripts are captured from the Closed Captioned source in the broadcast by use of the ATI All in WOnder 9600XT video card software as HTML. Be Optimistic and BELIEVE our Honest and Dignified President Bush will prevail on Nov 2th! G
  • New York Times responds to Clifford May column(Bill Keller defends Iraq ammo story)

    11/26/2004 8:12:15 AM PST · by Pikamax · 12 replies · 1,286+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 11/24/04 | Bill Keller and Clifford May
    New York Times responds to Clifford May column -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scripps Howard News Service (SH) - The following letter by Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, was written in response to a Clifford D. May column that was distributed by Scripps Howard on Oct. 27. Also included is an answer by May to the Keller letter. To the editor: I'm all for freedom of debate, but Scripps Howard owes its subscribers an apology for the commentary it distributed recently under the byline of Clifford D. May. Mr. May - whom you identify as a one-time New York Times...
  • Unfinished business

    11/16/2004 10:04:41 AM PST · by fr4tad · 4 replies · 665+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 16 Nov 04 | Joe Farah
    Now that the election is history, it seems to me there is some unfinished business I'm afraid will get swept under the rug. I know if these matters are left to my colleagues in the Big Media, we will never see another meaningful story about of these matters. Therefore, I raise them today in hopes of generating enough interest with the American people to keep them alive.
  • Kerry's Latest Betrayal........My Son

    11/14/2004 4:12:10 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 89 replies · 4,137+ views
    AUGUSTA FREE PRESS.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2004 | MAX FRIEDMAN
    As a longtime investigative researcher and journalist, I knew that politics could be down and dirty, but I didn't expect (despite premonitions thereof), that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., would betray my son in the same manner that he had betrayed his fellow Swift Boat servicemen, and then all the American servicemen and women who served honorably in Vietnam so long ago. But I was wrong. I thought that he might have a little decency left in him, a decency that would spare the fighting men and women of Operation Iraqi Freedom from his demeaning smears and lies. Al Qaqaa, the...
  • One Week Later

    11/10/2004 6:02:08 PM PST · by Lunkhead_01 · 23 replies · 973+ views
    November 10, 2004 | Lunkhead_01
    It has been a week since the election.Has anyone heard any liberal commentator mention "the 380 tons of explosives that vanished from the al QaQaa weapons complex"?Has anyone noticed that the spot price of oil the day before the election was over $55 a barrel. Today it is a few cents over $47 a barrel. Conditions (other than the election is in the past) remain the same. Why did the price of crude drop almost 10% in a week?
  • Looted Al QaQaa 'explosives' are in fact urinary antiseptic

    11/04/2004 6:49:55 PM PST · by Right Wing Professor · 115 replies · 5,119+ views
    Exclusive (So far) to FR ^ | 11/4/2004 | Gerard S Harbison, AKA Right Wing Professor
    The Los Angeles Times this morning ran an article on the alleged looting of the Al QaQaa explosives. Pivotal to the article, whcih relied on unidentified GI alleged witnesses to the looting, was this: One soldier said U.S. forces watched the looters' trucks loaded with bags marked "hexamine" — a key ingredient for HMX — being driven away from the facility. Unsure what hexamine was, the troops later did an Internet search and learned of its explosive power. "We found out this was stuff you don't smoke around," the soldier said. The trouble is, it's completely bogus. Hexamine isn't an...
  • HEY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MISSING EXPLOSIVES IN AL QAQA?

    11/04/2004 12:02:01 PM PST · by Mayflower Sister · 69 replies · 1,935+ views
    vanity
    Now that Kerry's been soundly defeated, has anyone heard ONE WORD about the missing explosives?