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[Vanity]Looking for Old WMD ARticle
Memory | Currently | Me

Posted on 03/15/2013 8:51:46 PM PDT by TBP

I remember that early in the Iraq war, the New York Times tried to embarrass the Bush Administration by publishing an article saying that our troops had lost some WMDs they were guarding.

I've been looking for that article and several searches have not located it. Does anyone else remember that? Why can't I find it? Has the Times stricken it? Does anyone know where I might locate it?


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaqaa; iraq; liberalmedia; newyorktimes; nyt; troops; wmd

1 posted on 03/15/2013 8:51:47 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

I remember reading that bull crap but I don’t have the article. The other thing most people have forgotten about Rush never even mentions it. That is in the run up to the war the Democrats tried to make George W Bush look like he was unprepared and stupid. They accused him of dragging his feet and delaying sending the troops. Thats when everyone wanted to go kick some ass. Then a little later the Democrat plan changed and war once again became evil and the Dems had to reverse course and blame the war on Bush. The only reason that Bush had to delaywas because Billy Jeff Clintoon had destroyed US Forces and made a shambles of the military.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 9:12:22 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: TBP; RaceBannon; Cindy

ping.


3 posted on 03/15/2013 9:14:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: TBP

HANS! How many times do I have to tell you, we dont have any weapons of mass destwuction.

4 posted on 03/15/2013 9:15:49 PM PDT by Magnum44 (.45 Caliber - because having to shoot twice is just silly)
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To: cquiggy
The beauty of that article is that it's a nice trap for liberals. I mean, in their eyes, if the New York Times says it, it must be so. But if our troops lost some WMDs they were guarding (reportedly, they slipped out of a silo), then doesn't that mean that WMDs were present in Iraq? And doesn't that poke a gigantic hole in one of their arguments -- all courtesy of their precious (and supposedly authroritative) New York Times?
5 posted on 03/15/2013 9:16:39 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Was that the yellow cake that was sent to Canada?


6 posted on 03/15/2013 9:24:50 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: PeaceBeWithYou

No, I think that’s another excellent article though.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 9:25:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

I did find this one, but it’s not the one I was looking for:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/international/middleeast/13loot.html?_r=0


8 posted on 03/15/2013 9:26:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Was it small items or large items? A few fighters were ‘lost’ when sandstorms covered them up.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 9:29:54 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: TBP

I do remember that story and also one about a convoy of about 20 Russian trucks leaving Iraq that were stopped by our soldiers but ordered to be allowed through. No word on what those trucks were carrying.


10 posted on 03/15/2013 9:38:33 PM PDT by Palin_Rubio2012
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To: Palin_Rubio2012

I believe Bill Gertz first reported the Russian trucks, but many publications picked that up. That wasn’t hard to find.


11 posted on 03/15/2013 9:43:41 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Palin_Rubio2012

The Russian trucks took something from Iraqi military weapons facilities and drove to Syria. Our satellite intel picked that up.

Remember when Israel and Syria had a skirmish a few years ago and the liberals were all fretting that Israel would move troops into Syria. I wonder if they were afraid that the Israelis would find Saddam’s WMDs.


12 posted on 03/15/2013 9:50:10 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

People forget that in the afternath of the Iraq invasion, the British discovered records in Bashra that detailed the transfer of Iraq’s WMD programs to Libya/Quadaffi....The Bush Administration allowed the Brits to break the news and confront the Libyans......The results is that Quadaffi surrendered the program to the US.....His/Saddam’s Nucleur prog. now reside in Oak Ridge, Tenn.......

The lefty media steadfastly refuses to acknowledge these WMDs.


13 posted on 03/15/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: TBP

It was Gertz on the Syrian border in the Washington times.


14 posted on 03/15/2013 9:52:25 PM PDT by superfries
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To: superfries

And many after him.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 9:56:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
Would this help?
16 posted on 03/15/2013 10:02:07 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
That's helpful. Thank you. I'd still like to find the New York Times link.
17 posted on 03/15/2013 10:05:23 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: DTogo

The name al-Qaqaa helped. It led to this, which references the story:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2004/041030-iraq-explosives.htm

http://www.salon.com/2004/10/30/al_qaqaa/

And a search yielded this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/25/international/middleeast/25bomb.html


18 posted on 03/15/2013 10:10:49 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
The name Al-Qaqaa reminded me of one of my early posts on FR. My friend subsequently said they didn't inspect and secure the ENTIRE complex as it was sprawling. And there was weapons looting by civilians(?) in many places of Iraq that the US military wasn't able to secure and hold (wait for proper disposal/destruction) while mopping up pockets of resistence, but there was no looting in his vicinity of Al-Qaqaa while HQ'd there.
19 posted on 03/15/2013 10:25:40 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TBP
Saddam had WMDs.

Just ask D Rumsfeld, he sold most of em to him.

20 posted on 03/15/2013 11:51:49 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: TBP

Yeah the UN IAEA attempted to insert itself into the 2004 elections, with the aid of the NYT, among others, asserting that the US did not secure RDX and MDX (Explosives associated with nuclear weapons programs) despite the IAEA warning that they were there... somewhere unspecified within a 200+ square-mile area.


21 posted on 03/15/2013 11:56:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Are you claiming that Rumsfeld had his own private stock?


22 posted on 03/16/2013 12:10:10 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: TBP; Jet Jaguar

Thanks for the ping Jet Jaguar.

TBP, I ignored the mainstream media (for the most part) as staying ahead of terrorism/terrorists (armchair online reader — that’s me) was and still is my highest priority.

One of my web pages especially as you scroll down has Iraq-related links you may find of interest.

The way this page works, is that you can click on any word of the hypertext link and if the article is still active; you can read it.

http://www.truthusa.com/911news3.html


23 posted on 03/16/2013 1:22:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: DTogo; TBP; Jet Jaguar

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alqaqaa/index

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1406803/posts

“THE MENTALITY BEHIND THE MSM”
RCP ^ | Thursday, May 19 2005 | Tom Bevan
Posted on May 19, 2005 7:24:17 PM PDT by Asphalt

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Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1260992/posts

Bill Gertz: Photos point to removal of weapons [Iraqi Arms Update 10/29/04]
Washington Times ^ | 10/29/04 | Gertz
Posted on October 28, 2004 9:52:08 PM PDT by icecold

U.S. intelligence agencies have obtained satellite photographs of truck convoys that were at several weapons sites in Iraq in the weeks before U.S. military operations were launched, defense officials said yesterday. The photographs indicate that Iraq was moving arms and equipment from its known weapons sites, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. According to one official, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, known as NGA, “documented the movement of long convoys of trucks from various areas around Baghdad to the Syrian border.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ..


24 posted on 03/16/2013 1:31:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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