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  • U.S. Announces It Intends to Move Tons of Uranium From Baghdad

    05/24/2004 6:50:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies · 1,081+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2004 | JAMES GLANZ
    IENNA, May 21 — The United States has informed an international agency that oversees nuclear materials that it intends to move hundreds of tons of uranium from a sealed repository south of Baghdad to a more secure place outside Iraq, Western diplomats close to the agency say. But the organization, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has taken the position that the uranium is Iraqi property and that the agency cannot give permission to remove it, a diplomat said. The diplomat said that the United States was unlikely to be deterred by that position and that American officials had contacted the...
  • No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq? Not Exactly ...

    10/08/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,445+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/08/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is it really true that Saddam Hussein had no "stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invaded in March 2003? Not exactly - at least not if one counts the 500 tons of uranium that the Iraqi dictator kept stored at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant. The press hasn't made much of Saddam's 500-ton uranium stockpile, downplaying the story to such an extent that most Americans aren't even aware of it. But it's been reported - albeit in a by-the-way fashion - by the New York Times and a handful of other media outlets. And one...
  • Suppressed Iraq WMD evidence released on YOU TUBE

    10/24/2008 9:27:50 PM PDT · by zibbix · 66 replies · 3,543+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 2008 | ZibbiX
    Slide show of items found at Al-Tuwaitha nuclear research facility in the fall of 2003. In the fall of 2003 the US State Department along with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency undertook a mission to do cleanup at the Iraqi nuclear lab Al-Tuwaitha. This lab was subject to UN inspections however the UN teams were not able to fully inspect the site during the Saddam regime. This lab was one of the places from which Saddam's men were video recorded by satellite moving WMD material to Syria. The slide show shows what Saddam's men left behind in their haste to...
  • IRAQ: Radioactivity poses risk to population, warns UN nuclear agency (From Sadam Nuke Prog.)

    04/25/2006 9:06:30 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 29 replies · 1,273+ views
    Reuters/IRIN | April 25 06
    BAGHDAD, 25 April (IRIN) - The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Monday that some 1,000 people living near the former Tuwaitha nuclear site faced serious health risks from lingering radiation. Tuwaitha, situated some 20 km south of the capital, Baghdad, "is one of a number of sites in the country identified as needing decommissioning or remediation, where radioactive material was used or waste buried," according to an IAEA statement. Residents of the nearby Ishtar village, for example, are exposed to levels of radiation higher than normal, the agency noted, which – in the case of prolonged exposure...
  • The UN, Al-Tuwaitha, and Nukes

    07/31/2005 6:06:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 645+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 20 July 2005 | Douglas Hanson
    The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was very upset last week that the US had shipped about 1.8 tons of low-enriched uranium and other radioactive material out of Iraq for disposition in the US. One would think that the IAEA would have appreciated our work in assisting them in the implementation of the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in this particularly volatile region of the world. But one would be wrong. The actions, or more appropriately, the inactions of the IAEA regarding Iraq since the end of Gulf War I, betray the agency’s true agenda....
  • PHYSICIST: SADDAM'S URANIUM STOCKPILE ENOUGH TO YIELD 142 NUKES

    08/09/2004 8:26:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 69 replies · 4,376+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/9/04
    Five-hundred tons of yellowcake uranium ore stored at Saddam Hussein's al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons research laboratory near Baghdad could have been enriched to produce 142 nuclear weapons, a prominent British physicist has determined. Addressing the claim by British intelligence last year that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger, Norman Dombey, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Sussex, argued, "Iraq already had far more uranium than it needed for any conceivable nuclear weapons programme." In an op-ed piece for the London's Evening Standard, Professor Dombey explained that standard yellowcake ore consists of 99 percent Uranium 238 [U238], "which is...
  • The UN, Al-Tuwaitha, and Nukes

    07/26/2004 3:28:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 703+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | July 20, 2004 | Douglas Hanson
    The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was very upset last week that the US had shipped about 1.8 tons of low-enriched uranium and other radioactive material out of Iraq for disposition in the US. One would think that the IAEA would have appreciated our work in assisting them in the implementation of the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in this particularly volatile region of the world. But one would be wrong. The actions, or more appropriately, the inactions of the IAEA regarding Iraq since the end of Gulf War I, betray the agency’s true agenda....
  • WMDs for the Taking? (Iraqis looted radioactive materials -- enough for Dirty bombs)

    05/11/2003 2:09:04 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 619+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 19, 2003 | Rod Nordland
    Al Tuwaitha’s scientists still can’t fully assess the damage; some areas are too badly contaminated to inspect. “I saw empty uranium-oxide barrels lying around, and children playing with them,” says Fadil Mohsen Abed, head of the medical-isotopes department. Stainless-steel uranium canisters had been stolen. The looted materials could not make a nuclear bomb, but IAEA officials worry that terrorists could build plenty of dirty bombs with some of the isotopes that may have gone missing.
  • Rummy the Genius Forgot About Nukes

    05/07/2003 4:26:59 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 30 replies · 269+ views
    NY observer ^ | 5-7-03 | Joe Conason
    Rummy the Genius Forgot About Nukes by Joe Conason The genius of Donald Rumsfeld and his deputies in the Defense Department is currently among the mainstream media’s favorite themes. According to the conventional viewpoint, their military strategy in Iraq was practically flawless, their political instincts are masterful, and their philosophical grounding is deep. (Some of them have even read Leo Strauss.) They’re just undeniably brilliant. To Americans who read and worry about the most recent developments in Iraq, this ceaseless chorus of praise for the Pentagon hierarchy can only be reassuring. Because otherwise, the facts on the ground might hint...
  • Iraqi Nuclear Site Is Found Looted

    05/03/2003 10:35:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 226+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2003 | Barton Gellman
    NEAR KUT, Iraq, May 3 -- A specially trained Defense Department team, dispatched after a month of official indecision to survey a major Iraqi radioactive waste repository, today found the site heavily looted and said it was impossible to tell whether nuclear materials were missing. In all, seven sites associated with Iraq's nuclear program have been visited by the Pentagon's "special nuclear programs" teams since the war ended last month. None was found to be intact, though it remains unclear what materials -- if any -- had been removed.
  • U.S. probing nuclear facility Did forces find weapons-grade material or stumble on known stocks?

    04/12/2003 2:12:37 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 192+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | By Art Moore
    An investigation is underway to determine whether U.S. Marines guarding Iraq's most important nuclear facility have discovered previously undocumented weapons-grade nuclear material. Initial reports indicated earlier this week that the Marines had located a vast underground complex of tunnels, warehouses and offices that apparently had been missed by U.N. weapons inspectors at the Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center, 18 miles south of Baghdad. One report said the tunnels might contain weapons-grade plutonium, while unnamed sources have suggested the U.S. forces came upon known stocks of low-grade uranium and broke U.N. seals meant to control radioactive material. Lt. Cmdr. Charles Owens, a...
  • Fleischer queried on possible nuke find: says Pentagon evaluating information about incident

    04/12/2003 2:14:44 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 179+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Posted: April 11, 20035:37 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT! By Les Kinsolving © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer about the Marines' discovery of a tunnel complex under Iraq's Al-Tuwaitha atomic-energy facility and possible weapons-grade plutonium stored there. WND: Can...
  • Team Inspects suspected plutonium site (update by the journalist who broke original story, NEW info)

    04/11/2003 7:31:42 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 84 replies · 659+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 11, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD: A scout team from the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency arrived in a convoy Thursday at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, beginning a probe that could take weeks to determine whether plutonium is present at the massive nuclear facility and extensive underground complex.</p>
  • U.S. probing nuclear facility (Al Tuwaitha Follow Up)

    04/11/2003 4:51:32 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 720+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 11, 2003 | Art Moore
    An investigation is underway to determine whether U.S. Marines guarding Iraq's most important nuclear facility have discovered previously undocumented weapons-grade nuclear material. Initial reports indicated earlier this week that the Marines had located a vast underground complex of tunnels, warehouses and offices that apparently had been missed by U.N. weapons inspectors at the Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center, 18 miles south of Baghdad. One report said the tunnels might contain weapons-grade plutonium, while unnamed source have suggested the U.S. forces came upon known stocks of low-grade uranium and broke U.N. seals meant to control radioactive material. Lt. Cmdr. Charles Owens, a...
  • U.S. Marines Guard Secret Iraqi City with Very Hot Nuclear Radiation Levels

    04/10/2003 9:35:05 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 47 replies · 721+ views
    News Pundit.net ^ | 4/10/2003 | Douglas Oliver
    U.S. Marines Guard Secret Iraqi City with Very Hot Nuclear Radiation Levels . . . Other than FOX, No American Television News Reports In a valley 18 miles south of Baghdad the U.S. Marines guard a secret underground city. It lies under the city of Al-Tuwaitha that belongs to Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission. Earlier investigators and U.S. military Secret Operations squads located the top secret underground facility. Reports are beginning to come in that International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors sent to Iraq had never been allowed to inspect the huge secret complex. Now the Marines against enemy counter-attacks. Reportedly, the...
  • Marines discover huge underground Iraqi nuclear site

    04/09/2003 4:55:54 PM PDT · by Freedomsfriend · 12 replies · 221+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD — In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.</p> <p>In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings — workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks — that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.</p>
  • Marines hold nuclear site

    04/09/2003 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Ditto · 259 replies · 4,995+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD — In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.</p> <p>In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings — workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks — that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.</p>
  • Marines find underground nuke complex

    04/09/2003 4:23:57 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 101 replies · 412+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 9, 2003
    OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM Marines find underground nuke complex Captain guarding facility: 'How did the world miss all of this?' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: April 9, 2003 7:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com U.S. Marines have located an underground nuclear complex near Baghdad that apparently went unnoticed by U.N. weapons inspectors. Hidden beneath the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission's Al-Tuwaitha facility, 18 miles south of the capital, is a vast array of warehouses and bombproof offices that could contain the "smoking gun" sought by intelligence agencies, reported the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I've never seen anything like it, ever," said Marine Capt. John Seegar. "How did...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 12/23/02-Al Faw,Al-Fidaa,Nahrwan,Salman Pak,Tiebissou

    12/22/2002 12:43:34 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 54 replies · 1,300+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects and many brave photographers. | 12/23/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/23/02 - Al Faw, Al-Fidaa, Nahrwan, Salman Pak, Al-Tuwaitha, Duekoue, Tiebissou BREAKING: Duekoue, Ivory Coast BREAKING: Nahrwan, El-Basil military research center inspection BREAKING: Tiebissou, Ivory Coast BREAKING: Al Faw inspection BREAKING: Al-Fidaa inspection BREAKING: Salman Pak, Al-Tuwaitha inspection =========== Baghdad =========== In Baghdad, Iraq, Amir al-Saadi, adviser to $addam, said he would allow the CIA to come and identify (why not inspect and destroy?) WMD sites. In Baghdad, Iraq, at the UN headquarters, on the way to an inspection Iraqi police follow behind UN inspectors and report. We know this. They know...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 12/5/02-Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul

    12/04/2002 2:12:24 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 725+ views
    AP, Reuters, Yahoo, NASA, Space Imaging and the usual suspects | 12/5/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/5/02 - Strike Video, Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul BREAKING: Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex BREAKING: al-Muthanna - guano and tanks BREAKING: Halabja - ~20 of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan killed or wounded trusting a truce with al Qaeda and Islamic terrorists BREAKING: Mosul - U.S. and British warplanes defended the sky STRIKE VIDEO Iraqi Spoon-rest Radar on a truck. (Note: mpg file is 16.4 MB) From the DoD News Briefing =========== Baghdad =========== In Baghdad, Iraq, inspectors leaving UN HQ. In Iraq, at Salman Bak, at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear...