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Marines hold nuclear site
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Prine

Posted on 04/09/2003 10:29:29 AM PDT by Ditto

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:02:56 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SOUTH OF BAGHDAD In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.

In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: altuwaitha; atomic; blix; cia; fedayeen; frenchnuclear; hamza; iaea; iraq; iraqinuclear; marines; nuclear; nuclearweapons; nuke; plutonium; radiation; seegar; semperfi; tierney; tuwaitha; un; unarmsinspections; unarmsinspectors; underground; unfailure; unitednations; unlegsinspectors; usmc; war; warlist; wmd
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To: browardchad
Some of the devices contain high levels of radiation and could be potentially used in a "dirty bomb," said David Albright, a former IAEA inspector and president of the Institute for Science and International Security.

At least the WA Compost got that part right, of course buried at the end of the article.

BTW, I wish they'd stop looters from carting off computers here and in other ministry buldings throughout the country. Wouldn't those hard drives contain records, personnel lists, etc. that we should know about?

241 posted on 04/10/2003 11:02:42 AM PDT by PoisedWoman (Fed up with the liberal media)
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To: SirAllen
I called the FOX tele-line last night and directed them to Paine's article seen here. So obviously FOX followed up and fleshed out the story today.

But a smoking gun of this size would finish off the democraps and the leftist media with the same shot.

Standby for more info ... it may not be true. Although it is safe to say the underground facility sure does show intent
242 posted on 04/10/2003 11:29:49 AM PDT by snooker
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To: snooker; Grampa Dave; Dog Gone
"I called the FOX tele-line last night and directed them to Paine's article seen here."

Way to FREEP!!! You done a good thing!!!

Even if it doesn't pan out... You Did The RIGHT THING!!!

243 posted on 04/10/2003 11:37:30 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Media Advisory: Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see!!!)
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To: SierraWasp
Yep!
244 posted on 04/10/2003 11:41:25 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Ditto


Whooo-raaah!!!

MEGA-

Stay Strong
Fuzzy

245 posted on 04/10/2003 11:47:16 AM PDT by fuzzy122
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To: snooker; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave; Dog Gone; Ditto
FOX responded to its mail !

At the Pentagon News Briefing Brit Baier (sp?) raised a question about this find and the Briefers pleaded ignorant about it!

Then Linda Vesser (sp?) later interviewed a former UN Weapons inspector about this find and the facility. He says it is very interesting but we need to be patient and it definitely needs some very careful examination!

246 posted on 04/10/2003 11:57:18 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Maelstrom
From Fox:

Weapons-Grade Plutonium Possibly Found at Iraqi Nuke Complex

247 posted on 04/10/2003 12:02:10 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: browardchad
Another thread on the TV report here:

Fox News reporting marines find "weapons grade plutonium"

248 posted on 04/10/2003 12:28:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and where is Tom Daschle?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
All your isotopes are belong to us!
249 posted on 04/10/2003 2:31:40 PM PDT by emt_27
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To: MediaMole
most editors and reporters have the scientific understanding of a Labrador retriever

You shouldn't insult Labs that way. They can "sniff out" stuff that editors, reporters and of course UN and IAEC inspectors haven't a clue about.

250 posted on 04/10/2003 3:15:45 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: KansasConservative1
Can someone explain all the references to Christmas. These people don't celebrate Christmas

Actually some do. There is a signifigent Christian population in Iraq. Tariq Aziz came from that community. Notice, I did not say old Tariq is (or more appropriatly was) a Christian.

251 posted on 04/10/2003 3:18:30 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: demlosers
The story will eventually explode.

As long as it's only the story that explodes, that will be fine. If a "work product" of this site does likewise, say in Dallas or Houston, that will be another thing entirely. I suppose there are those would still say it was a "Zionist" plot, and/or the US did it themselves. Or better yet, just a Hollywood special effect, like those Abrams tanks in the traffic circle near the Palistine Hotel. :)

252 posted on 04/10/2003 3:31:22 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: El Gato
I can't argue with the fact that Labrador Retievers have more common sense than newspaper editors, but they both have the same level of scientific knowledge.
253 posted on 04/10/2003 4:33:11 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MikeD
Thanks for the ping :-)
254 posted on 04/10/2003 7:07:49 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: Ditto
Officials at the IAEA could not be reached for comment.

Has Elbaradei (sp?) gone MIA along with Baghdad Bob?

255 posted on 04/10/2003 11:10:15 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Trident/Delta
Hey over at Du they are sayng that this is a fraud. Dontchaknow the engineers came in pumped out all the water excavated the tunnels and brought in all the radioactive materials to "trump-up" charges of nuclear development....

Semper Delerious

Delerious, delusional........... I can think of a few more choice adjectives to describe the "opinions" of the DU-ers.

Assuming you're back here in the States these days?

256 posted on 04/10/2003 11:23:10 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: mewzilla; Robert A. Cook, PE
...and here, Hussein buried it in unlined drums in an aquifer next to a river!

Oh, boy...

So where are the Greenpeace useful idiots just when we need them?!

257 posted on 04/10/2003 11:30:18 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: KansasConservative1
That card doesn't sound too Christmassy to me, but there is a Christian minority in Iraq... mostly Chaldean Christians, I believe. The Iraqi official Tariq Aziz is a "Christian."

Baghdad Bob is a Shia

Most everyone else in Hussein's government, though, are Sunni or not religious at all.

It's entirely possible that many of his scientists are Christians. Or were Christians- he may have killed a lot of them since he had them all under house arrest during the inspections phase.

*** OFF TOPIC ALERT ***

Oohrah, wow, just heard Col. Perkins, 2nd Brigade commander, 3rd ID just came on Fox... said they had one guy taken out on a stretcher but he had a shotgun on his lap... when some Iraqis fired on them, the guy on the stretcher picked up the shotgun and wasted them while he was being carried!

258 posted on 04/10/2003 11:33:55 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Engineers are cool...

Every family should have one...

;o)

259 posted on 04/10/2003 11:36:58 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Pan_Yan
for later
260 posted on 04/12/2003 7:23:42 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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