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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]

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To: FairOpinion; Tatze
From the Yahoo link, buried towards the end of the article is this paragraph:

About 18 miles south of Baghdad, at Al-Tuwaitha, U.S. Marines were guarding a vast nuclear facility that had belonged to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Wednesday that Marines had located an underground complex at Al-Tuwaitha that included warehouses and bombproof offices. The newspaper also reported that high levels of radiation were detected in several buildings at Al-Tuwaitha.

The site had been examined numerous times by U.N. weapons inspectors, but they reported no evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

Interesting that AP is merely citing the Pittsburgh Tribune article. Is there no confirmation for this story? What's up with Fox news??

81 posted on 04/09/2003 1:58:07 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: lonevoice
BUMP!
82 posted on 04/09/2003 1:59:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: MHGinTN
"ElBaradai didn't miss it, he refused tgo go look at it when Tierney gave him directions to the sight! "

Really? Do you have a link to describe this? If this report is legit, it would totally discredit ElBaradai.
83 posted on 04/09/2003 2:02:57 PM PDT by overtaxed_canadian
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To: Ditto
BTTT
84 posted on 04/09/2003 2:03:54 PM PDT by Magnolia
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To: Ditto
It's possible that the inspectors actually did search this site, examined the stuff the Marines found, and concluded that it did not constitute an illegal weapons program. Just because radiation readings go off the chart does not mean its weapons-grade stuff.

My guess is this will require a lot more investigation before we can conclude that its evidence of an active nuke weapons program.

85 posted on 04/09/2003 2:07:24 PM PDT by XJarhead
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To: MHGinTN; overtaxed_canadian
ElBaradai didn't miss it, he refused tgo go look at it when Tierney gave him directions to the sight!

This must be what Tierney was talking about a few weeks ago on Fox! I saw him, he said SH had 9 nuclear weapons at a facility near Baghdad.

And he did say that he called El Baradai who refused to do anything about it.

86 posted on 04/09/2003 2:07:50 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell
The French members of ElBaradai's team assured him that the water table the French engineers ran into would not allow a viable program to be constructed there. The Iraqis did a number on the underground system of drainage and went to work. There is also a test site where an atomic device was detonated in a cave system then concreted closed. When that site is inspected and the radiation levels revealed, ElBaradai will be as employable as month-old noodles.
87 posted on 04/09/2003 2:15:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: lonevoice
I just sent FoxNews a copy of the article and asked them why they aren't covering it.

This should be Front Page news. Obviously the author of the article seems to have checked, has quotes from several scientists and so on.
88 posted on 04/09/2003 2:17:03 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: XJarhead
Just because radiation readings go off the chart does not mean its weapons-grade stuff.

Possibly, if they are very sloppy people. But if they were running a legit program such as making colbalt sources for medical or industrial imaging purposes, the area would be a lot cleaner. If they were reprocessing spent fuel for Pu extraction, they would generate lots of very high level byproducts that would send readings "off the chart".

89 posted on 04/09/2003 2:17:56 PM PDT by Ditto (You are free to form your own opinions, but not your own facts.)
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To: MHGinTN
When that site is inspected and the radiation levels revealed, ElBaradai will be as employable as month-old noodles.

I hope he and Blix, Chirac and Schroder all join Scott Ritter in the Hall of Shame.

Shame on them all.

90 posted on 04/09/2003 2:25:05 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: hawkaw
Why the hell aren't the major networks talking about this or sending in reporters?????

What on earth makes you believe that the major networks want this information to see the light of day?

91 posted on 04/09/2003 2:27:30 PM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring nations 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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To: FairOpinion
just sent FoxNews a copy of the article and asked them why they aren't covering it.

Did you send it to O'Reilly, Hannity & Greta?

92 posted on 04/09/2003 2:27:56 PM PDT by Magnolia
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To: Ditto
Uhhh, gee, maybe Hussein really wasn't complying with the U.N. But he was forced to develop WMD because of Republican aggression, yeah, that's it...
93 posted on 04/09/2003 2:33:27 PM PDT by HenryLeeII
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To: Ditto
BTTT
94 posted on 04/09/2003 2:38:16 PM PDT by steveegg (Quagmire? What quagmire?)
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To: Magnolia
"Did you send it to O'Reilly, Hannity & Greta?"

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NO. I figured their news section should pick it up, but feel free, maybe someone will pick it up.
95 posted on 04/09/2003 2:39:50 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Ditto
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

96 posted on 04/09/2003 2:40:50 PM PDT by Trident/Delta (Colt 1911 .45ACP .... The "original" point and click device.....)
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To: Prince Charles
LOL!
97 posted on 04/09/2003 2:46:09 PM PDT by norcalvet
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To: XJarhead
I think a key point here is that the weapons inspectors don't appear to have even known about the vast underground side of this facility. So they did search the site, but only above ground. Naturally, this was very convenient for the Iraqis.
98 posted on 04/09/2003 2:59:30 PM PDT by norcalvet
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To: Ditto
bump for later
99 posted on 04/09/2003 3:10:06 PM PDT by MikeD (Why yes, I AM a rocket scientist)
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To: Ditto; Eala; dubyaismypresident; maxwell; AFPhys
OH SHIITE!

That much radiation, that much radioactive water, underground in unprotected DRUMS! ......

Can you smell "hot" (radiated, laden with plutonium!) fuel rods for reprocessing, and post-processing wastes...

They've got to be careful.

This is a no-shitter.

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Remember: Only Conservative Republican Presidents harm to the nvironment; murdering dictators are completly innocent.

100 posted on 04/09/2003 3:12:20 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (ABBCNNBCBS (continue to) Lie!)
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