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  • Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge

    05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies ^ | 5/1/13
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge. A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service. The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.

    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...
  • 61 MP-bound explosives-laden trucks found missing [India/"nearly 300 tonnes of explosives"]

    08/15/2010 2:42:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | Aug 12, 2010, 01.02am IST | Rao Jaswant Singh & Rajendra Sharma, TNN
    SNIPPET: "JAIPUR: Nearly 300 tonnes of explosives, loaded in 61 trucks, did a vanishing act while on its way to Sagar in Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan Explosives and Chemicals Limited in Dholpur. According to the police, they are in possession of documents which show that the trucks had left for Sagar between April and June this year from Dholpur but never reached their destination. The explosives included detonators and gelatin sticks which are classified as Class II explosives and are used in mining."
  • Missing explosives capture spotlight - John Pike cites "treasure trove," soft peddles WMD

    10/26/2004 3:43:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1,242+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 26, 2004 | David L. Greene, Tom Bowman and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    ....Treasure trove Military analysts had mixed reactions to the significance of the missing explosives. John Pike, a defense analyst for GlobalSecurity. org, said the explosives, the disappearance of which was first reported in yesterday's New York Times, would prove to be an "unprecedented treasure trove" of bomb-making material. "I think the evil-doers will put it to good use," he said. "You'd have to be concerned. We'll be hearing about it again." The missing cache, reported to be about 380 tons of the explosives HMX and RDX, not only offers a large quantity of material but more importantly has useful "fabrication...
  • Agent: Explosives Suspects Untrained (NM)

    12/29/2005 7:06:32 AM PST · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 860+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 29, 2005 | Scott Sandlin
    The explosives stolen from a West Side storage area were powerful enough to have blown shrapnel more than a half-mile along the highways the thieves drove after stealing the material, a federal agent testified Wednesday. None of the suspects apparently had any training in dealing with explosives, said agent Gary Ainsworth of the BATF. When recovered, he said, the explosives and detonators were packed together— a distinctly bad idea with things that go bang. An air unit helped locate the metal shed where the stolen magazines— steel boxes with wooden interiors made specifically for explosives— were being stored. According to...
  • Papers Show How Alleged Explosives Thieves Were Caught (NM)

    12/27/2005 2:14:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies · 1,452+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 27, 2005 | Scott Sandlin
    Thieves who stole 400 pounds of explosives from a location west of Albuquerque also apparently took a Wells Cargo trailer used to store them and a truck to haul them, according to a papers unsealed in federal court this morning. The advertised $50,000 reward led a confidential informant to a lawyer's office in Durango on Friday with information about the stolen items and the men who took them, an affidavit reveals. But the documents failed to shed any light on how the thieves knew about the explosives or what they planned to do with them. Information from a confidential source...
  • 4 arrested in connection with the theft of 400 pounds of explosives. Details soon.

    12/23/2005 6:49:19 PM PST · by precedence · 153 replies · 13,032+ views
    Nothing more...just posted on the MSNBC website.
  • No Guards at Site of Explosives Theft (NM-update article)

    12/21/2005 7:49:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Wednesday, December 22, 2005 | T.J. Wilham
    No guards. No lights. No cameras. No alarms. A barbed-wire fence, a gate, a few warning signs and some locks are what guarded several hundred pounds of explosives, enough to blow up a large building. The security measures, which meet federal regulations, are what a thief faced sometime last week when the plastic explosives, 2,500 blasting caps and explosive detonator cords were stolen from a Bernalillo County storage depot. The explosives belonged to Cherry Engineering. The company is owned by Chris Cherry, one of the nation's most respected bomb experts and a Sandia National Laboratories employee. The security measures protecting...
  • Russia - Masque Of The Red Death (2003 articles on Russians in Iraq)

    10/29/2004 3:51:10 PM PDT · by focusandclarity · 1 replies · 440+ views
    Russia - Masque Of The Red Death Vladimir Putin has been hailed perhaps as the pivotal post cold war Russian leader. He has executed a skillful dog and pony show, convincing both the Bush and Blair administrations that the former Soviet Union was not only no longer a military threat to the West but was indeed now becoming a close ally. Obviously Russia's cooperation with the French and German UN delegation's intransigence in dealing with Iraq has done much to throw cold water on this heretofore-budding union. It's important to note that such a relationship offered hope, though ultimately unfounded,...

    10/29/2004 2:09:21 PM PDT · by tvn · 6 replies · 852+ views
    Media Ethics Project ^ | October 29, 2004 | Mefia Ethics Project
    Media Ethics Project (“MEP”) of New York today submitted a request to the Thornburgh Commission to investigate the recent news reports of CBS News concerning 350 tons of missing explosives in Iraq. The Commission headed by former US Attorney General Richard Thornburgh was recently appointed by Viacom, Inc. to investigate certain reports by CBS News concerning the Reserve Guard service of President Bush allegedly based on use of forged documents. MEP is a newly formed group seeking to focus on the public interest responsibilities of mass media organizations. A key focus of today’s MEP filing is to seek an expansion...
  • 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>
  • We're Not Surprised [IBD Editorial-media bias-missing explosives]

    10/29/2004 6:27:25 AM PDT · by snopercod · 4 replies · 558+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 29, 2004 | IBD staff
    Campaign '04: The more we learn about the Iraq weapons "scandal," the more our initial doubts about the accuracy and importance of the story are confirmed. We said here that Monday's New York Times report of U.S. soldiers allowing 380 tons of weapons to be looted from the al-Qaqaa site was an October surprise to damage President Bush's chances for re-election. Nothing that has happened since has changed our minds. [snip] What is clear is that those who seized on the story to discredit Bush were far too hasty — though that hasn't stopped Sen. John Kerry from deceitfully hammering...
  • AP: TV Video May Show Missing Explosives

    10/29/2004 2:03:51 AM PDT · by ambrose · 34 replies · 1,172+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29
    Posted on Fri, Oct. 29, 2004 TV Video May Show Missing Explosives Associated Press WASHINGTON - Videotape shot by a Minnesota television crew traveling with U.S. troops in Iraq when they first opened the bunkers at the Al-Qaqaa munitions base nine days after the fall of Saddam Hussein shows what appeared to be high explosives still in barrels and bearing the markings of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The video taken by KSTP of St. Paul on April 18, 2003, could reinforce suggestions that tons of explosives missing from a munitions installation in Iraq were looted after the U.S. invasion...
  • Armed Group Claims to Have Iraq Explosives

    10/28/2004 1:45:37 AM PDT · by bd476 · 114 replies · 1,959+ views
    Oct 28, 4:37 AM EDT Armed Group Claims to Have Iraq Explosives"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An armed group claimed in a video Thursday to have obtained a large amount of explosives missing from a munitions depot facility in Iraq and threatened to use them against foreign troops.A group calling itself Al-Islam's Army Brigades, Al-Karar Brigade, said it had coordinated with officers and soldiers of "the American intelligence" to obtain a "huge amount of the explosives that were in the al-Qaqaa facility."The claim couldn't be independently verified. The speaker was surrounded by masked, armed men standing in front of a...
  • Holbrooke: "I Don't Know the Truth"

    10/27/2004 4:41:53 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 10 replies · 794+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2004 | William Kristol
    Even his campaign's senior foreign policy adviser can't vouch for the New York Times's "explosive" explosives story. But that isn't stopping John Kerry from using it as a political prop. IT SEEMS THAT Monday's groundbreaking New York Times story on missing explosives in Iraq was certainly not groundbreaking and may not even be true.
  • Kerry Attacks Regarding Missing Explosives Countered by NBC

    10/26/2004 12:50:37 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 9 replies · 2,129+ views
    HOUSTON (Talon News) -- Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to Colorado, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan fielded questions from reporters regarding the disappearance of 380 tons of explosives from a military complex south of Baghdad. The Democrats were quick to seize upon the story, but claims by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry were refuted later on Monday by NBC News. In stepping through the timeline of events regarding the discovery and announcement of the missing explosives, McClellan said that the Iraqi Interim Government told the International Atomic Energy Agency on October 10 that there were "approximately...
  • Pentagon responds to missing-explosives report (NBC report mentioned)

    10/25/2004 10:32:00 PM PDT · by ambrose · 128 replies · 3,996+ views
    Pentagon responds to missing-explosives report By Rowan Scarborough THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published October 26, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Pentagon said yesterday that 380 tons of missing explosives from an Iraqi munitions facility may have been moved before U.S. troops overran the area during the invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The statement came after a joint project by CBS' "60 Minutes" and the New York Times reported that the Iraqi government has told the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the stockpile of material for plastic explosives went missing during postwar looting. The IAEA did not publicly reveal the issue...

    10/25/2004 7:14:46 AM PDT · by crushelits · 94 replies · 4,472+ views
    kerryspot ^ | October 25, 2004 | kerryspot
    Adam Yoshida nails it, regarding this much-hyped New York Times story about missing explosives in Iraq.Now, the story fails to answer one core question: when did these explosives go missing? It is simply never mentioned anywhere in the body of the story. American forces, one official is quoted as saying, went through the facility sometime towards the beginning of the war, saw no materials carrying the IAEA seal, and moved on. Buried deep within the story is the most likely explanation for what happened to the stockpile: it was standard Iraqi practice to, prior to bombing, move explosives out into...
  • Tons Of Explosives Missing In Iraq

    10/25/2004 3:59:18 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 58 replies · 2,111+ views
    (AP) Several hundred tons of conventional explosives are missing from a former Iraqi military facility that once played a key role in Saddam Hussein's efforts to build a nuclear bomb, the U.N. nuclear agency confirmed Monday. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei will report the materials' disappearance to the U.N. Security Council later Monday, spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told The Associated Press. "On Oct. 10, the IAEA received a declaration from the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology informing us that approximately 350 tons of high explosive material had gone missing," Fleming said. In Washington, Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign...