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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: Ditto
So far, Marine nuclear and intelligence experts have discovered 14 buildings that betray high levels of radiation. Some of the readings show nuclear residue too deadly for human occupation.

Ignorance is Blix.

21 posted on 04/09/2003 10:51:15 AM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: Ditto
Woa... nice catch there guys.

Paging Hans Blix, paging Hans Blix.. the U.S. Marines want to show you something. Bring your glasses... oh, and a great big crow for dinner.

22 posted on 04/09/2003 10:51:29 AM PDT by AFreeBird (God Bless, God Speed and safe return of our troops, and may God's love be with the fallen and family)
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To: SirAllen
It could be reported that every evil, twisted, murderous, torturing, mass destructing, germ weaponized, nerve gas spraying device is discovered in Iraq and liberals won't care.

None of those things can match the evil that is George Bush.

23 posted on 04/09/2003 10:52:16 AM PDT by blackdog (Peace, love, and understanding.....$10 bucks a hit in America.)
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To: Publius; Travis McGee
bumping FYI
24 posted on 04/09/2003 10:52:32 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (.45 .46, whatever it takes)
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To: Ditto
Bump!
25 posted on 04/09/2003 10:53:50 AM PDT by k2blader ("Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful." - C. S. Lewis)
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To: KansasConservative1
It was for all the French scientists that were working there.
26 posted on 04/09/2003 10:53:50 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (.45 .46, whatever it takes)
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To: Ditto
This isn't a smoking gun. It's a smoking howitzer.
27 posted on 04/09/2003 10:55:50 AM PDT by katana
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To: All
Said Mohammed El Baradei, "Look, we long have been aware of the high levels of radiation emanating from this site, but the Iraqi government assured us this is nothing more than the result of placing an aluminum foil packaged Hungry Man Salisbury Steak dinner into a microwave. The Iraqis showed us the charred remains of the dinner, so we are satisfied this issue is closed."
28 posted on 04/09/2003 10:56:26 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: big ern
This one needs to be BUMPED to high heaven!
29 posted on 04/09/2003 10:57:29 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Ditto
Holy crap!
30 posted on 04/09/2003 10:57:43 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: Ditto
Yahoo is preventing people from looking at a set of photos from February 2003.

U.N. weapons inspectors, left, and members of the Iraqi National Monitoring Directorate, investigate storage facilities at Al-Tuwaitha, the main site

(Associated Press photographs)

Use the link above or use Google to Web search on "Al-Tuwaitha 2003" and you will see a slew of UN inspector pics with captions like this. When you use Google, you have to look at the "cached" copy because they are supressing the copy normally accessible through the links. I put a direct link to the cached page above.

31 posted on 04/09/2003 10:57:57 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (Five day forecast for Baghdad: 2 days)
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To: Ditto
SMOKING GUN!!!

Or maybe I should say -
GLOWING GUN!!
32 posted on 04/09/2003 10:58:43 AM PDT by ushr435
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To: Ditto
Just as the name Shemp can be used as a term of disappointment, as in "I got Shemped!". I think the name Blix could be used as a synonym for incompetence.
33 posted on 04/09/2003 11:00:53 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Ditto
Is this the complex that the former weapons inspector was describing on the Coast to Coast show about three or four weeks ago? Bill Tierney, right?
34 posted on 04/09/2003 11:01:42 AM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: Ditto
bump
35 posted on 04/09/2003 11:02:29 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: Ditto
BILL TIERNEY TALKED ABOUT THIS ON HANNITY'S RADIO SHOW
36 posted on 04/09/2003 11:03:10 AM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: Ditto
So the Marine's discovery makes the former atomic inspector wonder if the Iraqis went to the colossal expense of pumping enough water to build the underground city because no reasonable inspector would think anything might be built underground there.

The one thing the Iraqis are known to be good at is graduating a lot of good civil engineers and building stuff(of course, much of that wasted building palaces and such.) Not implausible they pulled it off themselves.

37 posted on 04/09/2003 11:04:25 AM PDT by John H K
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To: KansasConservative1
Iraq has a sizable Christian population.
38 posted on 04/09/2003 11:08:37 AM PDT by Kadric
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To: Ditto
Let's say it loud... all together:

THE U.N. IS A JOKE.

39 posted on 04/09/2003 11:10:01 AM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Ditto
I believe we'll see a lot of news about this type of stuff now that the regime has fallen. Pray for the Marines exposed to this stuff!!
40 posted on 04/09/2003 11:18:14 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (This tagline has no nutritional value.)
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