Skip to comments.[MN] 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS video may be linked to missing explosives in Iraq
Posted on 10/28/2004 6:41:11 AM PDT by Petronski
A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein was in the area where tons of explosives disappeared.
The missing explosives are now an issue in the presidential debate. Democratic candidate John Kerry is accusing President Bush of not securing the site they allegedly disappeared from. President Bush says no one knows if the ammunition was taken before or after the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003 when coalition troops moved in to the area.
Using GPS technology and talking with members of the 101st Airborne 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS determined our crew embedded with them may have been on the southern edge of the Al Qaqaa installation, where that ammunition disappeared. Our crew was based just south of Al Qaqaa. On April 18, 2003 they drove two or three miles north into what is believed to be that area...
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS e-mailed pictures of the material we found to experts in Washington Wednesday to see if it is the same kind of high explosives that went missing in Al Qaqaa. They could not make that determination.
The footage is now in the hands of security experts to see if it is indeed the explosives in question.
(Excerpt) Read more at kstp.com ...
Could you take a look at this story?
I find this story very hard to believe as there is no way all this stuff could have been moved with all of our troops in the area.
Being as this is an ABC affiliate, I have trouble believing it before I even read it!
On the other hand, for John Kerry, this is Exhibit A in some kind of half-assed criminal prosecution of the President. Can't you just hear lurch droning on?
Now we have proof of a growing scandal....yada yada yada...
No mention of UN seals. Note they are referring to Det Cord.
Officers with the 101st Airborne told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the bunkers were within the U.S. military perimeter and protected. But Caffrey and former 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Dean Staley, who spent three months in Iraq, said Iraqis were coming and going freely. "At one point there was a group of Iraqis driving around in a pick up truck,"Staley said. "Three or four guys we kept an eye on, worried they might come near us."
So they saw one pickup truck that supposedly moved 380 tons.
It's powdered baby milk.
The plan is clear....for every credible report we have that the stuff was moved prior to the invasion, the dems will trot out 2 who will offer "proof" of the opposite.
Did I read this snippet right? Only now, a year and a half afterward, and only using GPS and interviews do these guys THINK they were at the QaQaa site????
How hysterical is that? They arent even sure now if that's where they were.
And how do we know where these storage drums were filmed? They could be any storage drums anywhere.
Were these guys legitimately embedded with US troops. Maybe that should be investigated first, before we fall for YET ANOTHER LEFT-WING LIE.
Looks like butterscotch pudding mix.
Yep, no reporting of seeing any IAEA seals.
The UN had supposedly sealed all of the explosives we were looking for prior to the invasion. If there are no seals then it's not the stuff.
UEE Cast Boosters are high energy explosives, designed to initiate blasting agents. They can be initiated by detonating cord and/or no 8 detonators producing a high velocity and energy detonation. UEE Cast Boosters are cylindrical and dimensioned in accordance to their weight. These boosters are longitudinal perforated to facilitate their connection with detonating cord or detonators.
I do not know. I hope we have as many FR explosive experts check in here, so we can develop a theory on that.
That is one HELL of a pickup truck.
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