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  • Look Who Just Got Paroled

    01/05/2015 11:18:21 AM PST · by BigChiMike · 28 replies
    Times Union ^ | December 4, 2014 | Rick Karlin
    Scott Ritter, the former United Nations weapons inspector who was arrested and imprisoned for unlawful contact with a minor, has returned to Bethlehem. Ritter was paroled from state prison in Pennsylvania in September. A call to his home wasn't returned on Thursday. A vocal critic of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ritter has resumed his trenchant writing on U.S. policy in the Middle East: He has authored at least three online articles for Huffington Post since October, including one warning that the creation of a U.S.-backed "Free Syrian Army" represents a "figment of American creative thinking."
  • Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter gets up to 5½ years in prison

    10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT · by prez234 · 57 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | 10/26/11
    The former U.N. weapons inspector convicted in an online sex sting has been sentenced to 1½ to 5½ years in state prison. Following his sentencing in Monroe County Court on Wednesday afternoon, Scott Ritter was led out in handcuffs and sent to Monroe County Correctional Facility, where he will remain until it is determined which state prison he will serve his sentence at.
  • Ex-chief weapons inspector slams Iraq war as 'tragedy' ('Ignorance is Blix' Alert!)

    03/19/2008 10:18:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 603+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector, slammed the Iraq war as a "tragedy" and blamed it on leaders ignoring the facts, in a comment piece published Thursday. Writing in The Guardian on the five-year anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, Blix, who clashed with Washington in the run-up to the Iraq war, described the war as "a tragedy -- for Iraq, for the US, for the UN, for truth and human dignity." In the sub-headline to the comment piece, Blix, who headed the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, wrote that responsibility for the...
  • 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
  • The Hunt Is on for Saddam's Weapons

    05/01/2003 1:11:26 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 403+ views
    Insight ^ | April 30, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Liberals on Capitol Hill and in the media are screaming, "Where are the weapons?" Since the White House had argued that disarming Saddam was the main reason for going to war, not finding his forbidden weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) all lined up like prizes at a seaside shooting gallery has excited the president's political enemies to cry foul. Ewan Buchanan, spokesman for chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, assures Insight that "it's far too early to tell" whether forbidden weapons remain in Iraq or where they might be. "It doesn't surprise me that U.S. forces haven't found anything yet....
  • Quotes From Scott Ritter, Where Is He Today?: (Add your own Scott Ritter quote)

    07/20/2004 5:48:09 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 16 replies · 746+ views
    Time, BBC, News24 | Juky 20. 2004 September 14, 2002 Q: Some on the right call you the new Jane Fonda, and joke about what you'll call your exercise video.A: (Long pause?) Those on the right who say that disgrace the 12 years of service I gave to my country as a Marine. I love my country. I'll put my record of service up against anyone, bar none. If they want to have an exercise video then why don't they come here and say it to my face and I'll give'm an exercise video, which will be called, "Scott Ritter Kicking Their Ass." Q: Are you...
  • Found Body Matches Missing UK Scientist -Police

    07/18/2003 6:54:31 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 10 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Fri, Jul 18, 2003 | Peter Graff
    Found Body Matches Missing UK Scientist -Police LONDON (Reuters) - Police said the body of a man found earlier on Friday matched the description of Dr David Kelly, a former U.N. weapons inspector who became dragged into a political row over Britain's case for war against Iraq (news - web sites). Reuters Photo   "We can confirm that the body matches the description of Dr Kelly. The body has not been formally identified," a police spokeswoman said. Police announced they had found the body on Friday morning. Kelly went missing overnight after telling his family on Thursday he was going...
  • Iran Says It Won't Allow Soil Sampling

    06/21/2003 6:35:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 117+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 06/21/03 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    Iran Says It Won't Allow Soil Sampling 2 hours, 7 minutes ago By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran - A confrontation is brewing between the United States and Iran, with the Islamic country vowing to continue to put limits on U.N. weapons inspectors and the Bush administration urging them to do more about Iran's nuclear program. The International Atomic Energy Agency has said it expected Iran "to grant the agency all access deemed necessary" to defuse suspicions Tehran is operating a clandestine nuclear weapons program. President Bush (news - web sites), who has called Iran and North...
  • [Former UN] Weapons Inspector Identifies Suspected Iraqi Nuke Factory

    04/28/2003 3:57:22 AM PDT · by ewing · 26 replies · 308+ views
    World Net Dailys 'G2' Intelligence Bulletin ^ | April 28, 2003 | Joeseph Farrah
    A former UN Weapons Inspector tells Joeseph Farrah that he knows where Iraq was reprocessing uranium for development of nuclear weapons and is urging the US Defence Department to take a look.Bill Tierney says that he has first hand knowledge of the uranium enrichment program at a nuclear reasearch facility about six miles from the Iraqi town of Tarmiya.'The Iraqis have an underground chamber where they have cauldrons used for the electromagnetic isotope seperation method,' asserts Tierney. 'And all they have to do is hop in their cars, go up Canal Road, take a right at Baghdad-Mosul Road, go about...
  • Ritter: On the Anti-War Path -- A predator becomes a dove

    01/28/2003 11:30:18 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 294+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 29, 2003 | By Julia Gorin
    Ritter: On the Anti-War PathBy Julia | January 29, 2003 It's funny how soliciting sex from an underage girl can be the difference between Iraq having nuclear capability and not having nuclear capability.Just ask former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter. In 1997, before Ritter was arrested for soliciting sex from a police officer posing as a teenager, Saddam Hussein indeed had been furtively building a nuclear arsenal, according to Ritter. But in 2002, a year after Ritter acquired a dirty little secret of his own, Hussein suddenly became beyond suspicion.Ritter has said that the timing "stinks," and lamented that...
  • Albany NY attorney fired for supressing 2001 arrest of William Scott Ritter

    01/18/2003 8:08:43 AM PST · by catfur · 78 replies · 2,796+ views
    By MARNIE EISENSTADT Gazette Reporter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COLONIE - The assistant district attorney who handled a 2001 misdemeanor charge against former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter has been fired for failing to tell her boss the case ever even existed. "I was shocked and angered to learn that the case had been disposed of by one of my assistant district attorneys without consulting me," said Albany County District Attorney Paul Clyne. "Any arguably sensitive case should be brought to my attention." Details of the specific charge against Ritter, who sources said was arrested by Colonie police and charged with a class...
  • UN's Ritter faced sex rap

    01/19/2003 1:15:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 616 replies · 4,269+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/19/03 | Joe Mahoney
    ALBANY - Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter was secretly prosecuted in Albany County in 2001 after he was snared in an Internet sex sting operation, law enforcement sources told the Daily News. Ritter, who lives in the Albany suburb of Delmar, is now a high-profile critic of President Bush's war preparations. He was arrested by Colonie Police in June 2001 on a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly had a sexual discussion on the Internet with an undercover investigator he thought was an underage girl, law enforcement sources disclosed on condition of anonymity. The case was sealed, and Colonie officials...
  • Connie Chung Interview Former Nuclear Weapons Inspector (Much Different Story Than Scott Ritter)

    09/18/2002 6:43:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 312+ views
    Connie Chung Tonight ^ | September 17, 2002
    <p>CHUNG: Assuming the U.N. and Iraq work out the details of their meeting next week, just what can the inspectors realistically expect to accomplish? What obstacles will the inspectors encounter once they finally get to Iraq?</p> <p>Joining me now from Washington is a man who knows full well what the job entails. David Kay was the U.N.'s chief nuclear weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1993.</p>