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  • the new york times rediscovers weapons of mass destruction in iraq

    10/17/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT · by lasereye · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.17.14 | Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D.
    What a difference a decade makes! When it was first reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of the New York Times dismissed that, “Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat.” Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been followed by an editorial warning of “A Deadly Legacy in Iraq”: some 5,000 chemical shells have been discovered over the years in Iraq by U.S. or U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. Many more...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • NY Times reveals secrets of WMD cover-up in Iraq

    10/15/2014 4:49:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Oct 14 | Fox
    The New York Times...details U.S. forces in Iraq finding thousands of chemical weapons during the Iraq war. "From 2004 to 2011...troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule," "In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads
  • NYT: There Were Thousands of Old WMDs in Iraq

    10/15/2014 5:35:37 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 62 replies
    After the U.S. invaded Iraq, American soldiers found, and in some cases were wounded by, thousands of chemical-weapons munitions and the U.S. government has been loath to talk about it, the New York TimesÂ’ C. J. Chivers reports tonight. Soldiers repeatedly uncovered caches of expired or degraded chemical weapons in the country and even had to deal with the munitions being incorporated by insurgents, perhaps unwittingly, into improvised explosive devices. It isnÂ’t quite news that there are non-negligible numbers of chemical weapons left in Iraq, but ChiversÂ’s story suggests they are much more numerous and more widely dispersed than had...
  • Iraqi mustard gas to be destroyed

    02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 12 2003
    UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas registered by previous UN disarmament inspectors and recently found north of Baghdad. Spokesman Hiro Ueki said chemical experts had visited the Al-Muthanna military site today to prepare for the destruction of the containers. Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed. "The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/ He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Syria Warns Of 'Surprise' Response To Israeli Strike

    01/31/2013 6:24:00 AM PST · by edpc · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Yaakov Lappin & JPost Staff
    BEIRUT - Syria's ambassador to Lebanon said on Thursday that Damascus had the option of a "surprise decision" to respond to what it said was an Israeli air strike on a research center on the outskirts of the Syrian capital on Wednesday. Syria could take "a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes," Ali Abdul Karim Ali was quoted as telling a Hezbollah-run news website.
  • IAF Chief: 'Huge Weapons Arsenal' in Syria

    01/30/2013 4:13:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, Commander of the IAF, described the chaotic threat facing Israel from its neighbors Tuesday, just hours before jet fighters under his command reportedly hit a major weapons convoy between Syria and Lebanon. Video .....
  • Israeli jets reportedly attack convoy on Lebanon-Syria border

    01/30/2013 7:38:50 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/30/2013 | GABE FISHER
    Israeli warplanes attacked a target on the Lebanese-Syrian border overnight Tuesday, foreign media reported on Wednesday. While some reports said the purported strike was carried out on the Syrian side of the border, according to one source the target was a weapons convoy that had crossed from Syria into Lebanon. The reports come amid rising concern in Israel and the West regarding the sizable chemical weapons stockpile in the hands of an increasingly embattled Syrian regime. Lebanese officials said a dozen Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, flying close to the ground in several sorties...
  • (Italian Mafia) N'drangeta 'sold radioactive materials to Saddam'

    12/06/2007 9:09:22 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 16 replies · 3,551+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 12/3/07
    Anti-mafia police in the southern Italian city of Potenza are investigating allegations that the Calabrian mafia (N'drangheta) helped an Italian firm to sell radioactive materials to the regime of late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. In his latest book, 'N'drangheta' an Italian historian and expert on the N'drangheta, Antonio Nicaso, explains that a now declassified CIA document supports these allegations. The unnamed Italian company on three occasions between 1979 and 1982 sold uranium to Saddam, who wanted to acquire nuclear weapons, the CIA document claims. Quoting the CIA report, Nicaso said the materials included 486 tonnes of yellowcake uranium, 33,470 kilogrammes...
  • Saddam's Shadow-The Clinton Adminitration knew about Iraq Uranium

    12/04/2005 8:21:13 AM PST · by SBD1 · 20 replies · 1,607+ views
    Africa Energy & Mining | June 18, 1997 | Indigo Publications
    Saddam's Shadow Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 Copyright 1997 Indigo Publications Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 SECTION: MINING; DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO; N. 207 LENGTH: 787 words HEADLINE: Saddam's Shadow BODY: It's not only diamonds and base metals that interest big mining companies and the latter are not alone in being interested in Katanga. In the delegation that the United States sent to Kinshasa on June 2 under its ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, the state department's African affairs department was represented by Marc Baas, director for Central Africa. (Susan Rice, director for African...
  • 3-Star General Mike DeLong says intel shows Saddam moved WMD just before invasion

    11/28/2006 7:11:13 PM PST · by ikez78 · 114 replies · 6,760+ views
    Inside CentCom ^ | 11-28-06 | Bill Thompson
    Mike DeLong Inside CentCom If you want the inside story of what was being said and done at the top levels of U.S. government from the September 11th attacks until the fall of Saddam Hussein, you can ask one of two men -- Army General Tommy Franks, or Marine Corps General Mike DeLong, who was Franks' deputy. Listen to Mike DeLong at link....
  • The Hunt Continues (NEWSWEEK condescension about continued WMD hunt)

    10/05/2006 7:46:32 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 9 replies · 641+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 9-6-06 | Isikoff
    Oct. 4, 2006 - House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Peter Hoekstra is still pressing U.S. intelligence agencies to look for possible weapons of mass destruction in Iraq—even though intelligence officials say further work is unlikely to reveal anything new about Saddam's WMD programs.
  • Senate probes clash over CIA reports on Iraq arms (Iraqi official who told U.S. that Iraq had WMD)

    09/16/2006 3:30:59 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 26 replies · 1,028+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-25-06 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel has begun an inquiry to determine what a top official in Saddam Hussein's government told the CIA about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in late 2002 as the Bush administration made its case for war. ADVERTISEMENT The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said in a September 8 report that it launched the investigation after the CIA's former chief of European clandestine operations appeared on the CBS' "60 Minutes" news magazine in April. The official, Tyler Drumheller, told CBS that the Iraqi government source had said Iraq had no active unconventional weapons program. Drumheller's...
  • Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq?

    06/25/2006 10:41:00 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 28 replies · 1,141+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2006, 9:07PM | By KATHLEEN PARKER
    Turf war keeping lid on evidence of WMD in Iraq? By KATHLEEN PARKER If you thought Democrats and Republicans were politically divided over the war in Iraq, you haven't seen anything yet. The real battle apparently is being waged under the radar between the White House, the intelligence community and Congress. ADVERTISEMENT At the center of the current skirmish is a newly unclassified document released last Wednesday that seems to confirm evidence of WMD in Saddam's Iraq, including both degraded and possibly lethal chemical agents. According to the document, coalition forces have recovered some 500 weapons munitions since 2003 that...
  • Bush widens probe of intelligence flaws (Iraq, WMD)

    02/03/2004 1:14:59 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 326+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Farah Stockman and Bryan Bender
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The White House announced yesterday that its inquiry into intelligence failures would include Libya, North Korea, and Iran in addition to Iraq, sparking quick criticism that the panel will be a long-delayed and watered-down examination of the intelligence that the Bush administration cited to justify the war in Iraq.</p>
  • Ex-agent says U.S. ignored WMD sites (politics, fear got in way)

    08/05/2006 9:18:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/5/06 | WorldNetDaily
      Dave Gaubatz A former U.S. federal agent and counter-terrorism specialist deployed to Iraq before the war says he waged a three-year, unsuccessful battle to get officials to search four sites where he believes the former Saddam regime buried weapons of mass destruction. Dave Gaubatz, an Arabic linguist who now serves as chief investigator with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, told his story to Ryan Mauro of WorldThreats.com. Gaubatz said the suspected sites have never been searched by the Iraq Survey Group, the fact-finding mission dispatched by the U.S.-led multinational force. Two sites are within the city limits of Nasariyah,...
  • Half of Americans Believe Hussein Had WMD (72% say Iraqis are better off now)

    07/29/2006 9:53:19 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 904+ views
    Angus Reid ^ | July 29, 2006 | Angus Reid
    Many adults in the United States think Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the coalition effort, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. 50 per cent of respondents believe Saddam Hussein’s regime had such weapons when the U.S. invaded, up 14 points since February 2005. Polling Data Do you believe that the following statements are true? Jul. 2006 Feb. 2005 Oct. 2004 The Iraqis are better off now than they were under Saddam Hussein 72% 76% 76% Saddam Hussein had strong links with al-Qaeda 64% 64% 62% History will give the U.S. credit for bringing freedom...
  • DoD Report: 50 Trucks Carried Iraqi WMD To Syria

    07/28/2006 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 109 replies · 9,131+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 28, 2006 | N/A
    The following is a translation of a newly posted Iraqi document done by an unofficial translator. The document, posted in Arabic, is from a Department Of Defense program. It is dated July 13 -- probably 2003.In it an Iraqi opposition source (a Kurd) working in Syria reports on the movement of Iraqi trucks to Syria before the start of the US invasion of Iraq. It is his understanding that the trucks contained proscribed weapons of mass destruction.EnlargeEnlargeHere is one page from the pdf file showing the original document in Arabic:Enlarge
  • Document Details WMD Recovered In Iraq, Santorum Says

    06/21/2006 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 23 replies · 1,409+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | June 21, 2006 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) announced Wednesday the finding of over 500 munitions or weapons of mass destruction, specifically "sarin- and mustard-filled projectiles," in Iraq. Reading from unclassified portions of a document developed by the U.S. intelligence community, Santorum said, "Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq's pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist." According to Santorum, "That means in addition to the 500, there are...
  • 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...
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Found

    04/09/2006 9:31:44 PM PDT · by hildy123 · 81 replies · 3,987+ views
    About Our Book: In direct contrast to the popular phrase, "no weapons of mass destruction have been found," this text presented overwhelming evidence that weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have been found in Iraq. Chemical weapons, a biological warfare program, and key components of a nuclear weapons program were discovered by coalition forces as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both mustard and nerve agents were used against U.S. troops in Iraq in 2003. Over 50 chemical munitions have been captured in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. In addition to the captured chemical munitions that could kill over 100,000 people,...
  • Saddam's foreign minister was CIA source: NBC

    03/20/2006 6:13:32 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 52 replies · 1,964+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the period before the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Naji Sabri, was a secret paid source of the CIA, "NBC Nightly News" reported on Monday. Citing unnamed current and former U.S. intelligence officials, NBC said Sabri provided details of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction that turned out to be more accurate than CIA estimates. Intelligence sources said Sabri was paid more than $100,000 through an intermediary in a September 2002 deal brokered by the French, NBC reported. Sabri may have thought he was working with the French, but some U.S. intelligence officials believe he knew...
  • Primakov & the missing WMDs

    03/05/2006 12:37:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 843+ views
    Dateline D.C. ^ | March 5, 2006
    Prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Primakov was President Mikhail Gorbachev's special representative to Saddam. Gorbachev was out, Yeltsin was in and Primakov continued to prosper. He became Yeltsin's head of the KGB successor, the FSB, and remained there, a true hard-liner, until 1996 when he was made foreign minister. Two years later he was named prime minister, a job that, to the surprise of many, he kept for a whole year. Then, not retirement but the presidency of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry -- and the full trust of Vladimir Putin -- came Primakov's way. This...
  • White House 'never told' of WMD doubts (Powell opens up!)

    12/17/2005 6:14:13 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 134 replies · 5,311+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 December 2005
    THE US administration was never told of doubts about the secret intelligence used to justify war with Iraq, former secretary of state Colin Powell told the BBC in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday night. Mr Powell, who argued the case for military action against Saddam Hussein in the UN in 2003, told BBC News 24 television he was "deeply disappointed in what the intelligence community had presented to me and to the rest of us." "What really upset me more than anything else was that there were people in the intelligence community that had doubts about some of...
  • WMDs Found in Iraq

    11/12/2005 12:25:09 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 126 replies · 8,641+ views
    Human Events ^ | Nov. 9, 2005 | Human Events
    Contrary to ongoing reports by mainstream media outlets, WMDs have been found in Iraq, so reports New York Times best-selling author Richard Miniter in his new book, Disinformation. Consider these shocking facts: • Found: 1.77 metric tons of enriched uranium • Found: 1,500 gallons of chemical weapons • Found: Roadside bomb loaded with sarin gas • Found: 1,000 radioactive materials--ideal for radioactive dirty bombs • Found: 17 chemical warheads--some containing cyclosarin, a nerve agent five times more powerful than sarin This is only a partial list of the deadly weapons Miniter reveals in his new book, Disinformation. Miniter systematically dissects...
  • CHENEY FIGHTS BACK

    11/16/2005 4:05:19 PM PST · by Oeconomicus · 333 replies · 17,553+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Nov. 16 2005 | Dick Cheney
    CHENEY FIGHTS BACK Wed Nov 16 2005 18:56:46 ET Excerpts As Prepared For Delivery Tonight by Vice President Cheney THE VICE PRESIDENT: "As most of you know, I have spent a lot of years in public service, and first came to work in Washington, D.C. back in the late 1960s. I know what it’s like to operate in a highly charged political environment, in which the players on all sides of an issue feel passionately and speak forcefully. In such an environment people sometimes lose their cool, and yet in Washington you can ordinarily rely on some basic measure of...
  • Bush Escalates Bitter Iraq War Debate (How's that for an evenhanded title?)

    11/14/2005 8:28:13 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 44 replies · 1,164+ views
    AP ^ | 11/14/05 | AP
    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - President Bush escalated the bitter debate over the Iraq war on Monday, hurling back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the world. "They spoke the truth then and they're speaking politics now," Bush charged. Bush went on the attack after Democrats accused the president of manipulating and withholding some pre-war intelligence and misleading Americans about the rationale for war.
  • Reports of French Involvement in Niger-Iraq Uranium Case Not Reliable

    11/02/2005 7:39:56 AM PST · by SBD1 · 12 replies · 753+ views
    GIS Special Topical Studies ^ | September 8, 2004 | Gregory R. Copley
    GIS Special Topical StudiesIraq War 2003: Background, Lessons and Follow-On Return to main GIS index page  Return to Iraq War index page September 8, 2004 Reports of French Involvement in Niger-Iraq Uranium Case Not ReliableAnalysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS. Reports in The Sunday Telegraph of London on September 6, 2004, cited Italian sources as having alleged that French Government officials were behind the creation of a dossier of largely forged documents which had highlighted the purchase of uranium by Iran from Niger. The documents were subsequently shown to have included forged material, thus discrediting the US policy...
  • 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....
  • Repost of "Written on the Wind" - Iraqi Use of WMD in the Present Conflict (Includes both parts)

    08/01/2005 12:51:19 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 17 replies · 940+ views
    08/01/05 | vanity
    WRITTEN ON THE WIND – WMD USE IN IRAQ (Two Parts Combined) Dedicated to the “Bush-Lied-People-Died “ Crowd : Greg Palast, Michael Moore ,Gerald Pressler, Mark Yannone,ANSWER,and MoveON. Before the dust of battle settled in Baghdad ; while lovable Baghdad Bob was still telling rapt BBC reporters Saddam was in control of the situation,a chant began to rise-here and abroad. Where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction ? Show us the WMDs ! For all their self-proclaimed intelligence, they were asking the wrong question: the right one being “Where is the rest of Saddam Hussein’s ammunition ?” (The answer –...
  • VANITY: Did anyone hear Yossef Bodansky on the Rush Limbaugh Show Roger Hedgecock today?

    08/24/2004 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Thrusher · 41 replies · 4,947+ views
    What is the story on Bodansky? As the Director of the Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare of the U. S. Congress, it seems like he would have some credibility. He set forth some pretty articulate explanations of where Saddam's WMDs may be (Syria) and that al Quada did receive support and training from Iraq. Is he just pushing a book or does he know what he's talking about? And if any of what he is saying is true, why hasn't anyone else picked it up? I know that the "mainstream" media would totally ignore it, of course, but...
  • Two U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq Explosion

    04/26/2004 6:04:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 132+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | April 26, 2004 at 17:16:37 PDT | BASSEM MROUE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A workshop believed to be producing chemical munitions exploded in flames Monday moments after U.S. troops broke in to search it, killing two soldiers and wounding five. Jubilant Iraqis swarmed over the Americans' charred Humvees, waving looted machine guns, a bandolier and a helmet. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt did not say what sort of chemical agents were suspected of being supplied to insurgents from the Baghdad warehouse. After the blast, there was no sign of precautions against chemicals. "Chemical munitions could mean any number of things," including smoke grenades, he said. In Fallujah, U.S. troops came...
  • Cheney backs away from Iraq WMD claim

    01/27/2004 4:48:49 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 18 replies · 155+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 27 2004 | Stefan Wagstyl in Rome and Guy Dinmore in Washington
    Dick Cheney, US vice-president, on Tuesday defended the US decision to invade Iraq but, in a notable shift of emphasis, he left open the question of whether Saddam Hussein had possessed weapons of mass destruction - a claim he made repeatedly before the war. In his first public response to David Kay, who resigned last Friday as the chief US arms inspector saying pre-war intelligence was wrong, Mr Cheney said: "There's still work to be done to ascertain exactly what's there, and I am not prepared to make a final judgment until they have completed their work." The vice-president had...
  • Yellow cake Uranium Found in Iraq Scrap Metal

    01/16/2004 9:48:28 PM PST · by mbraynard · 2 replies · 2,342+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/16/2004 | World Net Daily
    A shipment of scrap steel believed to be from Iraq contains radioactive material known as yellowcake, according to a recycling company in the Netherlands.
  • ALS rate in young Gulf war vets unusually high

    09/22/2003 10:54:56 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 226+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By Hugh Aynesworth
    <p>DALLAS &#8212; An unusually high number of young Gulf war veterans have been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, two studies show.</p> <p>A study published in yesterday's issue of Neurology shows that veterans of the 1991 war younger than 45 have developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal motor neuron disease, nearly three times more frequently than normal.</p>
  • Bush Insists That Iraq Has Banned Arms Program

    06/09/2003 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Seti 1 · 180+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2003 | Deb Riechmann
    Bush Insists Iraq Had Banned Arms Program By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush insisted Monday that Baghdad had a program to manufacture weapons of mass destruction, seeking to rebut critics who charge his administration doctored evidence to justify an invasion of Iraq. "Iraq had a weapons program," Bush said. "Intelligence throughout the decade shows they had a weapons program," Bush told reporters during a meeting of his Cabinet. "I am absolutely convinced that with time, we'll find out they did have a weapons program," Bush said. Weeks of searches in Iraq by military experts have...
  • Iraq Had Secret Labs, Officer Says

    06/08/2003 10:32:39 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 20 replies · 277+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8, 2003 | Bob Drogin
    Iraq Had Secret Labs, Officer Says Goal was to someday rebuild chemical and biological weapons, general alleges. By Bob Drogin Times Staff Writer June 8, 2003 BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein's intelligence services set up a network of clandestine cells and small laboratories after 1996 with the goal of someday rebuilding illicit chemical and biological weapons, according to a former senior Iraqi intelligence officer. The officer, who held the rank of brigadier general, said each closely guarded weapons team had three or four scientists and other experts who were unknown to U.N. inspectors. He said they worked on computers and conducted...