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Weapons of Mass Destruction ( or Distortion or Deception? You decide...)
various FR links | 06-07-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 06/07/2003 3:28:43 PM PDT by backhoe

What about all this stuff?

WARNING: Gathering WMD storm a crock. See what Clinton told nation in 1998...

The Guardian Fully Retracts BOTH Powell/Straw Story AND Wolfowitz "It's All About Oil" Story

CIA convinced truck-trailers held bioweapons labs ^

IRAQ: WMD source 'was senior Iraqi officer'

FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing


Coalition forces enter possible WMD site

Initial tests suggest WMD "cocktail" found in Iraq (**Of special note--post #58, by Archy)

U.S. finds new evidence of Iraqi WMD (NBC training school, antidotes)

Chem-weapons lab believed discovered




MSNBC - Cyanide & Mustard Agents Found in Euphrates River

Is the Activity at Al Qaim Related to Nuclear Efforts?

U.S. probing nuclear facility (Al Tuwaitha Follow Up)

Team Inspects suspected plutonium site (update by the journalist who broke original story, NEW info)

Underground Nuclear Facility Found in Iraq

Marines hold Iraqi nuclear site built by French

U.S. Marines Guard Secret Iraqi City with Very Hot Nuclear Radiation Levels

And from Freeper "HatSteel":

Terrorist devices, chemical weapons found in Iraq

Suspicious Iraqi Drums - UPDATE

Suspected bioweapons labs found

Searching for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Larry Elder

Iraq's Weapons and the Road to War

Iraqi Scientist Links Weapons to 'Dual Use' Facilities, White House Says

IRAQ: U.S. Analysts Link Iraq Labs to Germ Arms

Illicit Arms Kept Till Eve of War, an Iraqi Scientist Is Said to Assert

Herald Sun: Soldiers find Iraqi chemical 'dump'

***Germany's leading role in arming Iraq

*Germany intercepts (30 tonnes) chemicals (may be used to make nerve gas) for N Korea

New DOD team to hunt for intel as well as weapons

***Chemical Weapons Programs

Capture of chemical expert could help U.S. weapons hunt in Iraq (Emad Husayn Abdulla al-Ani)

Belgium Finds Nerve Gas Ingredient in Letters

Banned missile programme found in Iraq

Administration to Announce 'Rollback' Strategy for WMD

Suspicious Iraqi Drums Preliminary Testing Suggests Chemical Agents; More Testing Needed

2 trailers deemed biological arms labs

***Table 2: Characteristics of Chemical Warfare Agents: Commercial Uses of Chemicals or Precursor Chemicals


And I should add--

October 1998:Senate Democrats Signed Letter Urging Clinton To Attack Saddam Over WMDs, just posted today.

23 posted on 06/07/2003 11:26 AM EDT by MizSterious (Support whirled peas!)

CNN ^ | Feb. 17, 1998 | Bill Clinton - Text of President Clinton's address to Joint Chiefs of Staff and Pentagon staff on Iraq. [Excerpt]:
CIA Web Site: Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs
IRAQ: Powell Defends Information He Used to Justify Iraq War
Iraq & Terrorism
"World's most dangerous woman" heads Iraq's weapons programme
'New urgency' over Saddam: Baghdad makes 'recent breakthrough' in production of nuke bomb
How Saddam Got Weapons of Mass Destruction
Fact Sheet: Iraq's Nuclear Weapon Programme
Freeper Resource: Sleuthing The Iraq-Bin Laden Connection (Redone)
Exploring Iraq link to pre-Sept. 11 acts

Iraq - Scotsman says Saddam has weapons to wipe out world's population, nuclear bomb within 3 years

Target: Safe Harbor - Bush's case against Iraq is iron-clad post-9/11.


The Iraq Connection - Was Saddam involved in OK City and the 1st WTC bombing? ~ Micah Morrison

West Nile Virus Links to Saddam and Castro


Links to information on Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Systems and Design (VERY Scary!)

IRAQ- some links to terror

Anyone who is able to type "" into a browser will arrive at the Saddam military weapons data base compiled by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, so often quoted back in the years of U.S.-Soviet nuclear tensions. The Iraq Watch data base has enough history and documentation on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction to occupy a horrified reader for days.

You mention Ramadam in your message regarding his report on Saddam's labs -- here is a link to a story titled "West Nile Mystery" that appeared in New Yorker in 1999 by Robert Preston (remember "The Hot Zone"?). The article relays ramadan's story... worth the read. According to the story, Saddam's remake of the West Nile Virus causes a 97% fatality rate.
Links to information on Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Systems and Design (VERY Scary!)

Older links:
-IRAQ- some links to terror--
-All Terror, All the Time-- FR's links to NBC Warfare, Terror, and More...--

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Excuse the fast cut & paste, but it's time to nip this nonsense in the bud.

Be certain to follow the links within the links to get the full story.

1 posted on 06/07/2003 3:28:43 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: MizSterious; Ernest_at_the_Beach
2 posted on 06/07/2003 3:29:40 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
There was more direct intel linking Saddam to WMD and the development of delivery systems than there ever was linking Al-Qaeda to a specific attack on the US, yet the Libs want to crucify this admin for acting on the former and not being able to prevent the latter.

For this they should pay.

3 posted on 06/07/2003 3:32:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: backhoe
I suspect that) Iraq had active and ongoing nuclear and bio/chem programs but had no large stocks of bio/chem weapons.

He wouldn't need large stores unless he was planning a war, which our air power over the two no-fly zones pretty much precluded.

I further suspect the Iraqis had a decentralized bio/chem manufacturing system which relied on dual-use industries which could be converted to produce bio/chems rapidly at need.

Such facilities would be difficult to locate and identify conclusively.

Finally, I suspect that we have been caught up short because we relied on information from Arabs — who are among the most conniving, treacherous people in the world.

We probably based too much of our intelligence on what the Iraqi opposition told us, and they would say or do anything they thought we would believe in order to get us to whack Saddam.

4 posted on 06/07/2003 3:40:58 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I truly I hope the President ( and Mr. Blair ) are setting up a Machiavellian sucker-punch to the Left.
5 posted on 06/07/2003 3:57:21 PM PDT by backhoe (A nuke for every Kook ( NK, Iraq, Iran, Pak, India... )- what a Clinton "legacy...")
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To: backhoe
Thank you for all the links! I'd had a computer crash a few weeks ago and lost valuable links to this topic. Regards, Peach
6 posted on 06/07/2003 3:57:59 PM PDT by Peach
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To: backhoe
Backhoe, You are up to your usual extremly high standard of research and reference, congrats.

Of course you already know what this is all about: DemoRat liberal socialistic weaselism to enable them to continue treason and sabotage of America. Socialism must prevail at any cost.

7 posted on 06/07/2003 3:58:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (There is no "loyal opposition".)
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To: backhoe
Great work!

Bumped and bookmarked.
8 posted on 06/07/2003 4:00:04 PM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever.)
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To: quidnunc
Appreciate the comments... I saw somewhere a link detailing how the Iraqi chemical weapons program was- what do you call the bloody thing?- where the components are made only at the last moment & then combined. So there would never be large stocks of, say, VX.
9 posted on 06/07/2003 4:00:34 PM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "legacy" made you feel safer- yet?)
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To: backhoe
10 posted on 06/07/2003 4:02:27 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: backhoe
It's terrific that you started this thread.

Let me add a few things, which contain statements of Democrats, including Daschle and Clinton showing that they are convinced Iraq has WMD:

"Plot do deceive" by Paul Kagan, containing quotes and facts:

Daschle statement, Oct, 2002

Letter of Democrats urging Clinton to attack Iraq, because of WMD, 1998

Kerry's speech:

Clinton speech in Feb. 1998:

Clinton speech in Dec. 1998, explaining strikes on Iraq

11 posted on 06/07/2003 4:03:31 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: gov_bean_ counter
yet the Libs want to crucify this admin for acting on the former and not being able to prevent the latter.

What else are they going to run on while trying to re-grab the presidensity and Presidential Power?

The RATS are bankrupt, idea-wise. Nothing illustrates it more than their attempt to make this their Big Campaign Issue.

I applaud Backhoe for the monumental research he's done here. But most Americans are not even aware of the MAD-RAT race going on amongst the RATS.

12 posted on 06/07/2003 4:08:18 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Peach
I'd had a computer crash a few weeks ago...

Oh, Lordy, I sympathize- starting around Thanksgiving, my old 130mhtz 486 went through assorted conniptions and then died.
( It had had several virus-caused crashes & problems before, going back about a year...)
My wife "liberated" a 450mhtz AMD K-6 from an abandoned office at work ( it had been cannibalized ) and after about a month of swapping drives, video cards, modems, and getting a newer OS, I finally got the damnable thing to work OK. It sure was annoying, and while my link and data files were saved to floppies, I lost a ton of personal stuff like emails. Computers can be such a pain!

BTW, thanks for looking!

13 posted on 06/07/2003 4:08:28 PM PDT by backhoe (Do NOT read this banner! Under Penalty of Law!)
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To: Navy Patriot
I thank you for the compliment, and it is clear to me that the Left will use any lie, distortion, or spin to gain power and damage our President.

They are just a pile of malcontents and Bush Haters. How I long for the old days when some democrats were honorable men.

14 posted on 06/07/2003 4:12:13 PM PDT by backhoe (Bill Clinton? Why, he's the best President money could buy! ( heard on the street circa 1997...))
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To: EternalHope
Thanks for stopping by!
15 posted on 06/07/2003 4:13:05 PM PDT by backhoe (I'm driving myself crazy-- want to come along for the ride?)
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Yes, but there was some darned acronym, like FIFO to describe it. I'll try to find the link later.

16 posted on 06/07/2003 4:14:42 PM PDT by backhoe (For Evil to prosper, it is only necessary that good men do nothing...)
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To: FairOpinion
I greatly appreciate the links & info- I always want people to come in and add everything they can find to flesh out a post.
17 posted on 06/07/2003 4:16:32 PM PDT by backhoe (Islam: it's a religion of peace...and they'll try to kill you to prove it...)
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To: backhoe
At least this time, I was a little smarter and bookmarked your resources sites. In the event of another crash (shudder), I'll still have those bookmarks. Last time I just had my Iraqi file sort of favorites list - years in the making - but Freepers have been helpful in finding those older articles.

The good news is I got a brand new computer and can't get over the increased speed. Bought a Dell - even those I can't stand those commercials! Regards

18 posted on 06/07/2003 4:27:17 PM PDT by Peach
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To: backhoe
Thank you so much, backhoe!

Bookmarked and bump!
19 posted on 06/07/2003 4:28:21 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: dixiechick2000
Thanks very kindly!
20 posted on 06/07/2003 4:31:55 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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