Keyword: inspections

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently he’s silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the president’s “biggest fans,” Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” As a heterosexual man, I’m probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obama’s physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • PA Planned Parenthood reschedules abortions to dodge inspectors

    04/17/2014 2:26:36 PM PDT · by Morgana
    An informant from the Planned Parenthood Keystone affiliate in Pennsylvania has slipped me some fascinating new documents. Recall Pennsylvania is the home of infanticide abortionist Kermit Gosnell, convicted in May 2013 of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies and involuntary manslaughter of a patient. In reality, Gosnell likely “snipped” the spinal cords of hundreds if not thousands of babies he aborted alive over three decades but was never caught. The state simply stopped inspecting abortion clinics “for political reasons,” according to the Gosnell Grand Jury Report. Gosnell’s heinous crimes were only discovered by accident when the FBI...
  • Brewer signs law permitting unannounced inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    04/16/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing the state Department of Health to make unannounced inspections of abortion clinics without first getting a warrant from a judge. Backers of HB 2284 said there is no reason to exempt abortion clinics from the same regulations that apply to all other health-care facilities. Foes said the clinics need protection because there is a heightened need for privacy both for patients and staff. The new law could wind up in court before it takes effect later this summer. In a 2004 ruling, a federal appeals court voided an identical provision, ruling the statute’s...
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?
  • Bay Bridge inspections: busted bolts

    03/27/2013 9:25:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies ^ | 3/27/13 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    At least 30 of the giant bolts that hold together the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge have snapped. As a result, Caltrans is considering replacing all 288 of the bolts on the new bridge before it opens, The Chronicle has learned. Caltrans insists the new span is safe and that plans to open it the day after Labor Day are still on track. However, officials say it's too early to determine how long it will take to fix the problem - or the cost. Toll Bridge Program Manager Tony Anziano said engineers are "pretty confident" the...
  • USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year

    01/09/2012 4:59:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/9/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON — USDA says it will close 259 domestic offices, make other changes to save $150 million per year.
  • VDOT Conducting Bridge & Tunnel Inspections (earthquake)

    08/24/2011 5:14:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    WRIC ^ | August 23, 2011 | VDOT Press Release
    Release from VDOT: RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation today dispatched inspection teams to bridges and tunnels across the state soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake to assess any potential damage. Currently, no damage has been confirmed to bridges, tunnels or roads. Inspections are expected to continue for 24 hours. All four tunnels in the Hampton Roads area (Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel), as well as Virginia's two mountain tunnels on Interstate 77 have been inspected with no sign of damage. VDOT's Culpeper and Fredericksburg Districts did report some minor damage to buildings....
  • Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers

    03/10/2011 8:29:44 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | March 10, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers Philadelphia, PA -- After the national controversy the deplorable conditions and brutal infanticides at the abortion center Kermit Gosnell ran drew national attention, Pennsylvania officials began cracking down on abortion center inspections.
  • Nanny-State UK to Inspect Homes of Parents with Children Under 5 years

    05/18/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT · by peachykeene · 18 replies · 590+ views
    Mail Online ^ | May 17, 2010 | Jenny Hope and Steve Doughty
    Parents of children under five are to get home checks to ensure they are keeping their youngsters safe. Inspectors will check whether families have installed smoke alarms, stair gates, locks on medicine cupboards, windows and ovens, and fitted temperature controls to stop bath water getting too hot. Guidelines for inspections have been drawn up on the instructions of the Department of Health in a bid to prevent injuries among under-15s in the home. Read more:
  • FAA orders emergency 737 inspections

    03/13/2010 6:51:00 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 1,228+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | March 13, 2010 | Unattributed
    The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered owners and operators of Boeing 737 jets to check some aircraft for loose lug bearings in the tail, according to an Emergency Airworthiness Directive issued Friday.Boeing estimates that the directive affects about 600 aircraft, which need to be inspected within 12 days. Failure of the lugs could cause vibration leading to structural failure of the horizontal fins and flaps in the tail, possibly resulting in “loss of aircraft control and structural integrity,” the agency’s directive said. Boeing issued a related service alert Friday that affected six models of 737s, the company’s biggest-selling jetliner. The...
  • Are Texas' auto safety inspections worth the hassle?

    12/13/2009 9:44:44 PM PST · by Dubya · 95 replies · 2,515+ views
    After five years of inspecting vehicles, Dallas mechanic Robert Garcia has seen cars with everything from whisper-thin tire treads to brakes ready to fall off. Garcia – like many insurers, legislators and safety advocates – can't imagine how bad the disrepair would be without Texas' yearly required safety inspections. "It would cause a big dilemma on the road," said Garcia, who works at Adkison Tire and Service on Irving Boulevard. But some states have dropped the basic safety review after driver complaints that they were annoying and unnecessary. And some automobile experts in Texas and across the country say more...
  • Iran Claims it Will Allow Inspections of Newly Discovered Uranium Enrichment Facility - Video

    09/26/2009 9:41:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report on news that Iran says it will allow international inspections of the newly discovered uranium enrichment facility. Hillary Clinton said that decision is welcome news. President Obama said Iran must display more transparency as to their nuclear intentions. The newly discovered facility's size and configuration is thought to guarantee that it can only be for the purpose of nuclear weapons. It sounds like Obama is ready to take Iran's word for it, when they are clearly going to try and play the inspections game just like Saddam Hussein did. As they stall for time, it...
  • US Welcomes Iran Inspection Offer [We've Seen This Movie Before!]

    09/26/2009 4:27:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 459+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 26, 2009
    US Welcomes Iran Inspection Offer Mrs Clinton is in New York for the annual UN General Assembly US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given a cautious welcome to Iran's announcement that it will open a newly revealed nuclear plant to inspection. Speaking in New York, Mrs Clinton said it was always welcome when Iran decided to comply with international rules. The US, France and UK accused Tehran of deception after it admitted to the existence of the facility on Monday. Iran says the uranium enrichment plant, near the city of Qom, is in line with UN regulations. It maintains...
  • Bureaucrats Will Carry Out Mandatory Home Inspections Under Climate Bill

    07/03/2009 8:20:30 AM PDT · by seven.sixtwo · 59 replies · 1,473+ views
    The controversial climate bill that is set to be taken up by the Senate on Monday after its passage in the House will legislate home inspections by government regulators who will demand to audit every aspect of your property under the threat of substantial and repeated fines if their visits are denied or their demands not satisfied. The climate legislation is written in a manner that automatically assumes that global warming is taking place and that it is attributed to rising CO2 levels, despite the fact that this is a highly contentious question and is being rejected by more and...
  • France Inspecting North Korean Ship ~at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa

    11/16/2006 6:26:23 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 930+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 16, 2006 at 12:15:21 PST | JOHN LEICESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PARIS (AP) - French customs officers are inspecting a North Korean ship at an Indian Ocean island off the coast of Africa as part of U.N. sanctions prompted by the communist nation's nuclear test, but they found nothing illegal so far, officials said Thursday. It was the first time a country was known to have stopped a North Korean vessel under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1718 authorizing searches as part of the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang for its nuclear test. Since the resolution was passed Oct. 14, at least four other North Korean vessels have been stopped, but the countries...
  • FAA sets up high-level alerts for missed airline inspections

    04/18/2008 11:29:48 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Yahoooo News ^ | April 18, 2008 | Michael J. Sniffen
    The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday. Peters also demanded that the FAA and American Airlines explain to her within 14 days why 250,000 U.S. air travelers endured canceled flights last week. American grounded its MD-80 jetliners and canceled 3,100 flights in order to inspect or redo wiring that was supposed to have been completed between Sept. 5, 2006, and March 5, 2008....
  • Pro-Life Advocate Blasts Lack of Inspections of Abortion Clinics

    07/12/2007 9:21:39 AM PDT · by MountainFlower · 4 replies · 624+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW ^ | July 11, 2007 | Rusty Pugh
    The head of American Life League's "Stop Planned Parenthood" division says many abortion facilities aren't inspected as often as the law calls for. Jim Sedlak says this shows that the elected officials who claim to support women's rights have no concern for women's rights, not to mention the rights of unborn children. State health officials in New Jersey are supposed to inspect abortion facilities every two years. But last week it was revealed that one abortion clinic in Atlantic City had not been inspected in six years. The problems at that facility were so profound, state officials closed it. Jim...
  • Australian MP lashes out at France: France was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with opposition

    03/18/2003 2:36:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 40 replies · 375+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 18 2003
    FRANCE was helping prop up a psychotic dictator with its trenchant opposition to an American-led war on Iraq, government backbencher Cameron Thompson said tonight. France, along with Russia, Germany and China, helped sink a new resolution in the United Nations Security Council which would have paved the way for a UN-backed war in Iraq. Instead, France was pushing for UN arms inspectors to be given more time to scour Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. French President Jacques Chirac today condemned plans by the US, Britain and Australia to launch a unilateral strike to disarm Iraq, warning the decision ran...
  • Japan - MSDF engages in secret drills for possible N Korea ship inspections

    11/09/2006 6:09:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | November 9, 2006
    ETAJIMA ? The only special squad of the Maritime Self-Defense Force has engaged in secret drills to prepare for Japan's possible inspections of North Korea-related ships under a U.N. Security Council resolution following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month, Kyodo News learned Thursday. The MSDF is carrying out the drills every day at its base in Etajima, a Seto Inland Sea island in Hiroshima Prefecture even though the Japanese government has yet to decide its position on the issue due to legal sensitivities. The government has left various questions unanswered, such as whether it can apply the law on Japan's...
  • Self-Inspections Alarm New Orleans Officials and Electricians

    10/12/2006 11:59:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Scripps Networks, Inc. ^ | October 9, 2006 | Richard Wall
    Under an emergency ordinance, electricians may inspect their own work; officials worry about fraud.October 9, 2006—A member of the New Orleans City Council is pushing for rescission of the city's emergency ordinance allowing homeowners to waive inspections before restoration of electricity at their Katrina-flooded houses. The ordinance has been criticized by city officials and electrical experts as a failure in basic building safety. "I am not comfortable with the self-inspection program," says New Orleans District B City Councilwoman Stacy Head. "I am going to push for a revocation of that rule. If the city needs to hire more inspectors to...
  • Sanctions and Saddam : An International Joke !

    09/20/2006 3:40:43 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 239+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 09/20/06 | vanity
    How effective were UN sanctions against Saddam ? Liberals say, "Very effective !" This cynic says otherwise. Read and draw your own conclusions.

    08/30/2006 3:18:56 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 4,279+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 30 August 2006 | John Carney
    U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. of Memphis, the Democratic nominee for a U.S. Senate seat, attended the Celebration Tuesday, where he was introduced by announcer Chip Walters as "one of the reasons we're having a horse show tonight." Ford had originally been scheduled to present a class award on Friday night, and was on his way to the Celebration grounds just as a dispute between trainers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down Friday night's show. "I think everybody was disappointed," Ford told the Times-Gazette just as Tuesday night's show was starting. He said he'd been aware of some...
  • US and Russia Still Pursue Nuclear Parity

    08/01/2006 4:29:02 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 20 replies · 521+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/01/06 | vanity
    General Yury Baluyevsky-Russia's #2 man in Defense-is unhappy over the American's missile defense system. What good is it to have 927 ICBMs if they can be destroyed in flight ? Details at:
  • 2002 Document: Chemical Material Hidden Underground (Translation)

    06/02/2006 11:13:28 AM PDT · by jveritas · 206 replies · 20,553+ views
    Document Document ISGQ-2003-00004530 dated September 15 2002 is a memo from a General in Saddam Feedayeens to the Supervisor of those Feedayeens who is not other than Uday Saddam Hussein. The memo talks about a hidden large container that contain a Chemical Material and that it was buried under the ground near Fallujah back when Hussein Kamal Hussein was in charge of the Iraqi Military Industrialization Commission. Hussein Kamal was the brother in law of Saddam who fled to Jordan in 1995 exposed to the world that Saddam still have WMD and then Saddam tricked him to come back by...
  • Indonesia to have major nuclear plant by 2015

    05/13/2006 2:29:00 PM PDT · by Dundee · 9 replies · 318+ views ^ | May 13, 2006
    Indonesia to have major nuclear plant by 2015 Indonesia will have its first nuclear power plant on densely populated Java island by 2015, the country's energy minister has said. "We have the blueprint. We will start the construction in six or seven years," Purnomo Yusgiantoro told AFP. The power plant, to be built in East Java, will have the capacity of 1,000 megawatts in the first phase, with the cost estimated at $US8 billion ($10.35 billion), he said. The capacity will later be increased to 4,000 megawatts. "We are open to any investors who are interested in developing this project,"...
  • Weapons-grade uranium reported in Iran

    05/12/2006 12:16:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies · 1,065+ views
    Vienna — The UN's atomic energy agency has found traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian site linked to the country's Defence Ministry, diplomats said Friday, adding to concerns that Tehran is hiding activities aimed at making nuclear arms. The diplomats, who insisted on anonymity in exchange for revealing the confidential information, said the findings were preliminary and still had to be confirmed through other lab tests. But they said the density of enrichment appeared to be close to or above the level used to make nuclear warheads. Still, they said, further analysis could show that the traces match...
  • Iran Gets 30 Days to Clear Nuke Suspicions

    03/30/2006 4:46:07 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 702+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Thursday, March 30, 2006 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council gave Iran 30 days to clear up suspicions that it is seeking nuclear weapons, and key members turned their focus on what to do if Iran refuses to suspend uranium enrichment and allow more intrusive inspections. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Berlin on Thursday for discussions between the five permanent council members — the United States, Russia, China Britain and France — plus Germany, on how much and what kind of pressure to exert on Iran if it refuses to comply. After three weeks of intense negotiations, the 15-member Security Council...
  • Iran's inspection curb hobbles key IAEA atom probe (Greenpeace stands up for the mullahs!)

    02/07/2006 9:53:36 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 7, 2006 | Mark Heinrich
    Iran's order that U.N. nuclear surveillance gear be removed from key sites by mid-February may prevent U.N. inspectors from discovering whether Tehran's atomic drive has wholly peaceful aims, diplomats said. The U.N. nuclear watchdog's board of governors voted on Saturday to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council over fears that it secretly wants to build atomic bombs. Iran, insisting it wants only nuclear power, retaliated by halting compliance with a U.N. system of short-notice nuclear inspections. Diplomats said this could make it difficult for Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to get clear answers for a...
  • Boat owners say they were fearful during Coast Guard search

    09/22/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 674 replies · 11,953+ views
    The Monterey Herald ^ | September 18, 2005 | VIRGINIA HENNESSEY
    Two of the Moss Landing Harbor residents who were the subjects of random boat searches during Labor Day Weekend say their experiences were closer to armed invasions than the friendly "safety inspections" characterized by U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both residents said search crews entered the harbor in inflatable boats with machine guns mounted on their bows. Then, carrying M-16 rifles, they approached residents and boarded and searched their boats in the name of safety and "homeland security." One resident, who asked not to be identified for fear or retribution, said his experience was "very intimidating, very frightening." "To me it...
  • Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector

    03/11/2005 6:36:52 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 203 replies · 7,904+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/12/2005 | Francis Harris
    Saddam's $2m offer to WMD inspector By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 12/03/2005) Saddam Hussein's regime offered a $2 million (£1.4 million) bribe to the United Nations' chief weapons inspector to doctor his reports on the search for weapons of mass destruction
  • U.N. Plans Long-Term Monitoring of Iraq

    12/03/2003 7:42:32 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 401+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/03/03 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. weapons inspectors are planning for possible monitoring of Iraq's biological, chemical and missile programs despite being barred from the country by the United States, according to a report to the U.N. Security Council. The quarterly report released Wednesday by the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, known as UNMOVIC, outlines a range of activities undertaken by the U.N. inspectors to seek new information about Iraq's weapons programs and to prepare for a possible future role. U.N. inspectors were pulled out of Iraq in March, just before the U.S.-led war that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. After the...
  • Kofi Annan's son used UN link to lobby for business (second disclosure in a week)

    12/05/2004 5:24:34 PM PST · by Cableguy · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2004 | Philip Sherwell
    The son of Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General, lobbied for business contacts at gatherings of UN officials on behalf of a company in the same year as it won an oil-for-food programme deal, it has emerged. The second disclosure in a week about Kojo Annan's role with the Swiss company Cotecna Inspection Services, which secured the $4.8 million (£2.46 million) UN contract to monitor goods entering and leaving Iraq in 1998, has raised embarrassing questions for his father. The details were revealed in Cotecna company documents handed over under subpoena to US congressional scrutineers who are investigating the oil-for-food...
  • Documents Challenge Kojo Annan's Story

    12/16/2004 5:00:18 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 6 replies · 874+ views ^ | Dec. 16 2004 | Jonathan Hunt
    WASHINGTON — Documents seen by FOX News suggest a conflict of interest may exist between Kofi Annan's (search) son, the Swiss company he worked for and the United Nations. Congressional investigators are examining those records and thousands of pages of others as part of their probe into the controversial U.N. Oil-for-Food (search) program. FOX News was permitted to review some documents but not make copies. Kojo Annan (search), the son of the U.N. secretary general, claims he has never been involved directly or indirectly with any business related to the United Nations. And Cotecna Inspection S.A., the company Kojo worked...
  • Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times

    01/27/2005 6:20:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | January 20, 2005 | Daniel McKivergan
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: DANIEL MCKIVERGAN, Deputy DirectorSUBJECT: Duelfer, the UN, and the New York Times Yesterday, the Washington Post reported ("Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month") that the conclusions reached in Charles Duelfer's September 2004 report on Iraq's weapons programs will be the "final word" on the subject. The New York Times editorial board weighed in today. The Times notes that what the "Iraqi invasion has actually proved is that the weapons inspection worked, that international sanctions - deeply, deeply messy as they turned out to be - worked, and that in the case of Saddam...

    01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/05 | NILES LATHEM
    Former President Jimmy Carter was a target of the clandestine lobby campaign launched by an Iraqi-American businessman who admitted he was paid millions of dollars to undermine U.S. policy toward Iraq, it was revealed yesterday. Virginia-based oilman Samir Vincent earlier this week became the first person to plead guilty in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. He had several contacts with the former Democratic president in a bid to weaken and eventually repeal sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, investigators said. Contacts with Vincent dated back to 1999, when Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, hosted a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders at their...
  • To Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Bomb Program, 350 Targets Must Be Hit

    11/21/2004 3:38:23 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 35 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2004 | EDITORIAL STAFF
    No one familiar with Iran’s record of broken promises on its hidden nuclear weapons program will be surprised by the allegations leveled against Tehran this week. On Wednesday, November 17, outgoing US secretary of state Colin Powell said to reporters during a South American tour: US has intelligence that Iran is working to adapt missiles for the delivery of nuclear weapons. “I have seen information that they not only have the missiles but are working hard to put the two together.” The highly classified, unverified information Powell referred to was described in more detail by the Washington Post the next...
  • New Scrutiny of the Flow of Iraqi Oil to American Consumers

    10/11/2004 6:17:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 1,129+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 11, 2004 | SIMON ROMERO and SCOTT SHANE
    As Saddam Hussein pressed the United Nations oil-for-food relief program for more money that he used to buy banned weapons, an unwitting ally may have been the American driver. Almost until the eve of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, American oil companies were among the largest purchasers of Iraqi crude oil. The role that the companies, including ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, played in the oil-for-food program is now coming under greater scrutiny in the wake of a report by the chief arms inspector for the Central Intelligence Agency that disclosed how extensively Mr. Hussein was abusing profits from the...
  • US-European rift on Iran

    09/14/2004 6:47:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies · 483+ views
    A US-European rift surfaced today over how harshly to deal with Iran and its suspect nuclear program, with the Europeans ignoring American suggestions and circulating their own recommendations to other delegates at a key meeting of the UN atomic agency. Diplomats at a board of governors meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency had suggested earlier that the United States and the European Union were making progress in drafting common language for a resolution that would set a deadline for Iran to meet demands designed to dispel fears it was trying to make nuclear arms.But the latest draft, obtained...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • Blix Says He Suspects US Spied On Him

    02/28/2004 10:26:58 PM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 28 replies · 198+ views ^ | Feb 28, 2004 | Reuters
    LONDON, Feb 28: Former chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Saturday he suspected the United States bugged his office and home in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, but had no hard evidence. Describing such behaviour as "disgusting", Mr Blix told Britain's Guardian newspaper in an interview: "It feels like an intrusion into your integrity in a situation when you are actually on the same side." His allegation came on top of a diplomatic row sparked this week when former British minister Clare Short said Britain bugged UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's office as London and Washington tried...

    02/13/2004 6:46:23 AM PST · by 7thson · 59 replies · 204+ views
    Anyone watch his program last night? I watched it for about the first 20 minutes or so. He had Scott Ritter on and basically - how I saw it - read him the riot act concerning Iraq and Saddam. Basically said that yeah, you have a job to do and a charter to do it under, but once you observe and witness first hand children in prison and torture, than the charter goes out the window and you have to do the right thing. Ritter kept on going on about saving lives and other bs. I thought Miller nailed him...
  • Kay vindicates Bush

    02/02/2004 11:21:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 22 replies · 273+ views ^ | 2/03/04 | David Limbaugh
    In light of weapons inspector David Kay's recent statements, it is mystifying to me that President Bush and Republicans aren't claiming vindication and challenging Democrats for exploiting the issue. Some observations about this:1. Kay did say we didn't discover major stockpiles of recently developed WMD in Iraq, but almost everything else he said supports the president's position, exposing his opponents as wrong and reckless. Kay said or implied that: A. "The intelligence community owes the president (an apology) rather than the president owing (one to) the American people." B. The administration did not pressure the intelligence agencies to overstate the...
  • David Kay Stands Down as U.S. Special Advisor on Iraq WMD (Just on their ticker now)

    01/23/2004 10:40:16 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 85 replies · 237+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/23/04
    David Kay Stands Down as U.S. Special Advisor on Iraq WMD. More to follow...
  • USDA Probes First Mad Cow Case in U.S.

    12/23/2003 9:03:49 PM PST · by Txlady615 · 6 replies · 183+ views
    associated Press | 12-23-2003
    USDA Probes First Mad Cow Case in U.S. The Associated Press December 23, 2003, 6:34 PM EST Washington -- The first-ever U.S. case of mad cow disease is suspected in a single cow in Washington state, but the American food supply is safe, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said Tuesday. "We remain confident in the safety of our food supply," said Veneman. She told a news conference that a single Holstein cow that was either sick or injured -- thus never destined for the U.S. food supply -- tested presumptively positive for the brain-wasting illness. Mad cow disease, known also as...
  • Nuclear Teams Could Start Libya Inspections Next Week

    12/22/2003 4:52:17 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 133+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-23-2003 | Nigel Morris
    Nuclear teams could start Libya inspections next week By Nigel Morris 23 December 2003 Inspections of Libyan nuclear sites could start as early as next week, as moves intensified yesterday to bring the north African state back into the international fold. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said he would visit Tripoli next week for initial talks on the state of the Libyan nuclear programme. He said the meeting would "kickstart a process of verification" of Libya's arms, adding: "Inspections will follow, as early as next week." He said the visit was a positive step by...
  • The Meaning of Iranian Inspections

    12/19/2003 5:03:57 PM PST · by Eala · 10 replies · 132+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2003 | Michael Ledeen
    Now that Iran says it will allow outside experts to inspect its nuclear sites, it might behoove other governments to listen to the words of an expert inside Iran. In a public session of the Iranian Parliament on Nov. 24, Ahmad Shirzad, a deputy from the city of Isfahan, attacked the regime's nuclear policies, provoking a controversy that has not yet died down. Mr. Shirzad is no novice in these matters. The son of President Ali Khatami remarked once that "If there are three persons in Iran able to address atomic questions from a specialist point of view, Mr. Shirzad...
  • Hepatitis Cases Spur Mexico Inspections

    11/25/2003 8:31:47 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 182+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-26-2003 | Lisa J. Adams
    Hepatitis Cases Spur Mexico Inspections Wednesday November 26, 2003 3:16 AM By LISA J. ADAMS Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has closed four green onion growers - including three owned by U.S. companies - and started a new inspection plan sooner than planned following an outbreak of hepatitis linked to the vegetable from northwestern Mexico. The moves should boost consumer confidence in Mexican produce and will aid growers by improving the image of their crops at home and abroad, Javier Trujillo, director of the Agriculture Department's division of health, safety and quality, said in an interview. ``It...
  • Blix criticizes U.S. over Iraq

    06/23/2003 10:30:26 PM PDT · by squidly · 4 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/03 | Grant McCool
    <p>UN Arms Inspector Blix Criticizes U.S. Over Iraq By Grant McCool NEW YORK (Reuters) - The longer the United States and Britain occupy Iraq without finding weapons of mass destruction, the more conceivable it is that Baghdad destroyed them after the first Gulf War in 1991, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Monday. Blix, to retire next week after heading inspections before the U.S.-led war on Iraq began in March, also spoke critically at a think tank meeting of one of Washington's key arguments for overthrowing Iraq President Saddam Hussein. "It is sort of fascinating that you can have 100 percent certainty about weapons of mass destruction and zero certainty of about where they are," Blix said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.</p>
  • Iran May Allow UN Nuclear Inspections [180 Time]

    06/17/2003 2:36:38 PM PDT · by ewing · 3 replies · 133+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 17, 2003 1:56PM | wire staff report
    Iran said today it was 'studying positively' a United Nations agency request to allow unfettered inspections of its nuclear facitilies. The move came a day after the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency called on Iran to sign an additional protocol of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.Britian warned today that if Iran did not sign, its trade relations with the European Union might be set back.The protocol provides for IAEA officials to visit any part of a country's nuclear industry without prior notice.'We are studying positively the appeal by the International Atomic Energy Afency to sign an...