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    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...

    08/19/2002 1:35:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 1,166+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>Satellite pix show that three chemical facilities in Iraq - Fullujah I, II and III - wrecked in the 1991 Gulf War are back in business.</p> <p>August 19, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - These mysterious chemical factories northwest of Baghdad are a major reason the Bush administration thinks war with Iraq is inevitable.</p>
  • Just when did the IAEA last verify the presence of the stockpiles of RDX, HMX, and PETN?

    10/31/2004 7:48:55 PM PST · by P-40 · 10 replies · 507+ views
    UN ^ | 10/25/2004 | Staff
    Just when did the IAEA last verify the presence of the stockpiles of RDX, HMX, and PETN? From the CNN Website: According to the Pentagon, IAEA inspectors last visited the complex on March 15, 2003, and they left the country two days later. On March 19, the invasion began. When a U.S. military team arrived to inspect the site on May 8, they did not find the explosives. U.S. troops who came through Al-Qaqaa in April also did not see the material, although Pentagon officials concede they were not asked to make a thorough search of the complex. Pentagon...
  • Pentagon: US Forces Removed 250 Tons of Al Qaqaa Explosives

    10/29/2004 11:15:15 AM PDT · by mrustow · 58 replies · 1,324+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 29 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    In a noontime press conference today at the Pentagon, Pentagon spokesman Larry Dirita and Army Maj. Austin Pearson, an ammunition management officer who was at the Iraqi ammunition depot Al Qaqaa in spring, 2003 with the Army 3rd Infantry Division, cast doubt on the New York Times/CBS News report alleging that 377 tons of Iraqi munitions had disappeared from the site, after it had come under American control in April, 2003. Maj. Austin estimated that his unit removed 200-250 tons of munitions, and Mr. Dirita emphasized that reports that 141 tons of RDX explosives were at the facility under IAEA...
  • Pentagon says U-S military likely destroyed some ammunition from al-Qaqaa

    10/29/2004 10:50:27 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 7 replies · 422+ views
    KAAL-TV ^ | 10-29-04 | AP
    Pentagon says U-S military likely destroyed some ammunition from al-Qaqaa Updated: 10-29-2004 12:13:38 PM PENTAGON (AP) - Pentagon officials say the U-S military destroyed "the types of ammunition" T-V reports suggest were looted from an Iraqi military site. A military officer who led a unit charged with disposing of dangerous ammunition says he took material from the al-Qaqaa (al-KAH'-kah) site. At a news conference, Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita said the material taken by the disposal team included "a lot of plastic explosives." Di Rita says the facts of the missing explosives are still unclear. But, he says "the types...
  • U.S. Team Took 200 Tons of Iraqi Explosives

    10/29/2004 9:32:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 115 replies · 3,193+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2004
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. soldier is coming forward Friday to say a team from the 3rd Infantry Division took about 200 tons of explosives from an Iraqi military facility soon after Saddam Hussein's regime fell last year. The soldier will appear before reporters at noon, EDT. The briefing will be shown on the FOX News Channel. The announcement is the latest twist in the mystery over what happened to 377 tons of explosives that the International Atomic Energy Agency said had disappeared. The soldier's story comes as new videotape has surfaced that supports the contention that tons of the explosives...
  • Pentagon Briefing on 200 tons of Al QaQaa explosives destroyed in April 2003 (DRUDGE)

    10/29/2004 8:28:02 AM PDT · by rocklobster11 · 1,363 replies · 55,468+ views
    Fox News
    <p>Brit Baer on Fox News just announced. Coming up in 1 hour.</p>
  • Iraqi Officials: Explosives May Have Vanished Before Invasion

    10/29/2004 6:21:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 809+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/29/04 9:13 am | Staff
    Officials with the Iraqi agency cited by the New York Times earlier this week as the source for its claim that 380 tons of high explosives went missing from the Al Qaqaa weapons depot after the U.S. liberation said Friday that the report might be wrong. "How, where, when [the explosives were] taken, all these questions, we don't have answers," Dr. Rashad M. Omar, Iraq's Minister of Science and Technology, told the New York Times. Mohamed al-Sharaa, who heads up the national monitoring directorate at the ministry, backed Dr. Omar's account, telling the Times: "We don't say it's impossible" that...
  • Info Needed re Explosives

    10/29/2004 7:31:41 AM PDT · by tomahawk · 35 replies · 595+ views
    Vanity ^ | 10/29/04 | Tomahawk
    I was getting my car serviced this morning, and CNN was on in the waiting area. They ran a report with the Minnesota reporter and his videotape. They stated that you could see a U.S. soldier cutting an IAEA seal off one of the barrels. They said the IAEA said that they only sealed/tagged the HMX and RHX. CNN concluded that this was definitive proof that the explosives in question were there on April 13, when the 101st was there. I had not heard this link of IAEA tag = HMX/RHX I thought they tagged other things, too. Can anyone...
  • White House Releases Photo of Weapons Site

    10/29/2004 6:09:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 1,296+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2004 | CHRISTOPHER COOPER and DAVID S. CLOUD
    The Bush administration, moving to buttress its claim that Saddam Hussein's government and not looters may have removed nearly 400 tons of explosives from a sprawling Iraqi weapons dump, released a satellite picture purporting to show prewar "loading activity" outside one of the bunkers where materials may have been stored. The Pentagon said the photograph, dated March 17, 2003, and posted last night on the Pentagon's Website, shows a portion of the 56-bunker al-Qaqaa munitions complex, which has been identified by the International Atomic Energy Agency as a storage site for a powdered explosive called HMX. The picture shows six...
  • Game, Set, Match (Joshua Marshall exposes CNN lies with David Kay about Al QaQaa April 18 video)

    10/28/2004 11:01:23 PM PDT · by rocklobster11 · 26 replies · 1,491+ views
    Aaron Brown: We saw at the top of the program there is new information to factor in. Pretty conclusive to our eye. So we'll sort through this now. Take the politics out of it and try and deal with facts with former head UN weapons inspector, US weapons inspector, David Kay. David, it’s nice to see you. David Kay: Good to be with you, Aaron. AB: I don't know how better to do this than to show you some pictures have you explain to me what they are or are not. Okay? First what I’ll just call the seal. And...
  • AP: Did Russia move Iraqi explosives?

    10/28/2004 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies · 869+ views
    Albuquerque Times ^ | October 28, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Russian special forces may have moved many of Saddam Hussein's weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks before the U.S. invasion in 2003, The Washington Times reported today. John A. Shaw, deputy undersecretary of defense for international technology security, told The Times in an interview that he believes the Russian troops, working with Iraqi intelligence, "almost certainly" removed the 377 tons of heavy ordnance that has been reported missing from a site south of Baghdad. "The Russians brought in, just before the war got started, a whole series of military units," Shaw...
  • [MN] 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS video may be linked to missing explosives in Iraq

    10/28/2004 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Petronski · 100 replies · 7,815+ views
    KSTP-TV 5 ^ | 10-28-4 | KSTP-TV 5
    A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein was in the area where tons of explosives disappeared. The missing explosives are now an issue in the presidential debate. Democratic candidate John Kerry is accusing President Bush of not securing the site they allegedly disappeared from. President Bush says no one knows if the ammunition was taken before or after the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003 when coalition troops moved in to the area. Using GPS technology and talking with members of the 101st Airborne 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS determined our crew embedded with...
  • Missing and Explosive (WaPo Questions NYT Hit Piece!)

    10/28/2004 9:26:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies · 1,200+ views
    LESS THAN A POUND of the high explosive known as HMX was enough to destroy a Pan Am jumbo jet over Scotland in 1988 in one of the worst terrorist attacks against Americans before Sept. 11, 2001. So it can only be dismaying to learn that nearly 215 tons of the substance -- enough for hundreds of thousands of such bombs -- disappeared from an Iraqi weapons facility sometime after March 2003, when it was last seen by international inspectors. An additional 162 tons of the explosives RDX and PETN also are missing, according to a report to the International...
  • The Kerry al-Qaqaa Ca-ca

    10/28/2004 9:31:41 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 12 replies · 646+ views ^ | October 28, 2004
    Senator John Kerry is once again making claims that he cannot substantiate. He charges that President Bush’s “misjudgments” led to the disappearance of 380 tons of explosives from the Iraqi al-Qaqaa facility, and that these explosives have been used against U.S. troops -- even though there is no proof for such accusations. While the Kerry campaign has already released a television ad making such allegations, they simultaneously have backed off from the same charges. Senator Kerry’s TV ad states: The obligation of a Commander in Chief is to keep our country safe. In Iraq, George Bush has overextended our troops...
  • Iraq Site: Mystery Trucks Eyed

    10/28/2004 9:19:26 AM PDT · by ambrose · 43 replies · 1,511+ views
    AP/CBS ^ | 10/28
    Iraq Site: Mystery Trucks Eyed Oct. 28, 2004 The Pentagon is studying satellite photographs of the weapons storage facility in Iraq from which a massive amount of high explosives is missing, trying to determine the nature of unusual vehicle activity there before U.S. troops arrived, reports CBS News Correspondent David Martin. The U.N. nuclear watchdog this week alerted the Security Council that up to 377 tons of powerful explosives was missing from the Al-Qaqaa facility. The Iraqi government said the material was lost to looting due to poor security after the U.S. invasion. U.S. commanders acknowledged that when troops visited...
  • Documents cast doubt on amount of missing explosives

    10/28/2004 9:00:51 AM PDT · by ambrose · 6 replies · 434+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/28
    Thursday, October 28, 2004. 10:50pm (AEST) Documents cast doubt on amount of missing explosives The amount of heavy explosives allegedly missing from the Al-Qaqaa weapons depot south of Baghdad may be considerably less than the 377 tons reported by Iraqi authorities, the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News reports. The news channel says it has obtained a confidential document from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dated January 14, 2003. It says the document shows that IAEA inspectors reported a little more than three tons of RDX explosives at Al-Qaqaa. That is far below the 141 tons the Iraqi Science Ministry...
  • Explosive news

    10/28/2004 7:46:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,531+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/28/4 | Debra J. Saunders
    AS THE New York Times put it Wednesday, "The New York Times, working with the CBS News program '60 Minutes', reported that the (380 tons of powerful) explosives at al Qaqaa, mainly HMX and RDX, had disappeared since the invasion." There's one little problem: The Times doesn't know that the high-power explosives "disappeared" after the invasion. And it doesn't speak well for the Gray Lady that if fails to recognize, three days into this story, that it is reporting as fact assertions its reporters haven't nailed down. "I've never seen such a flagrant intervention from the media," Rep. Peter King,...
  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Officials Say Chances of Enemy Ordnance Move Nearly Nil

    10/27/2004 11:47:02 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 27 replies · 2,468+ views
    The chances that enemy forces moved 377 tons of heavy ordnance out of the Al Qaqaa arms facility after U.S. forces arrived in the area are nearly impossible, said Army Col. David Perkins, who commanded the American troops who took the area during major combat operations in Iraq in 2003. Perkins commanded 2nd Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division. A unit under his command, the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, entered the depot on April 3, 2003, and defeated the enemy forces there in a two-day battle. The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency had tagged the explosives at the site and...

    10/28/2004 5:00:58 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 66 replies · 10,700+ views
    Saddam of Iraq vs Asad of Syria ^ | 06 January, 2004 | Nayyouf-Nayyuf
    A senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq WMD located in three Syrian sites 06 January, 2004 AFP Nizar Nayuf (Nayyouf-Nayyuf), a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “De Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) are kept. The storage places are: click for images of Iraq's WMD location in Syria : -1- Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are...