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Fleischer queried on possible nuke find: says Pentagon evaluating information about incident ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | Les Kinsolving

Posted on 04/12/2003 2:14:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Posted: April 11, 2003
5:37 p.m. Eastern

Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT!

By Les Kinsolving
© 2003

At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer about the Marines' discovery of a tunnel complex under Iraq's Al-Tuwaitha atomic-energy facility and possible weapons-grade plutonium stored there.

WND: Can you provide us, Ari, with any further details on the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, WorldNetDaily and Fox News story about the extensive tunnel infrastructure under the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear plant and reports of the possible discovery of weapons-grade plutonium?

FLEISCHER: That's a DOD matter, operationally, as they go through Iraq and take a look at the facts that they find and as they evaluate information they receive through their technical teams.

WND reports today that a U.S. investigation is underway to determine whether U.S. Marines guarding the nuclear facility have discovered previously undocumented weapons-grade nuclear material, or low-grade uranium about which United Nations inspectors previously knew.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: altuwaitha; nuclearplant
Saturday, April 12, 2003

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1 posted on 04/12/2003 2:14:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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2 posted on 04/12/2003 2:15:41 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: JohnHuang2
This stuff is just sitting around. Where'd they get it? Russia?

Now that Humpty Dumpty had a great much of this stuff is in terrorist hands? Or stashed in hiding places.

Ugghh...very disquieting.

3 posted on 04/12/2003 2:21:39 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: The Raven
We don't know what it is yet, just that it's radioactive.

Granted, that's bad enough, but not evidence of plutonium.

4 posted on 04/12/2003 2:29:34 AM PDT by Drammach
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To: Drammach
Different materials give off different amounts and proportions of various kinds of radiation. You can, indeed, get a pretty good idea of what's in the box without opening it!
5 posted on 04/12/2003 3:55:49 AM PDT by wastoute
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To: wastoute
NO,we better have Hans Blix stick his head in the box for a look see just to make sure. ;>)
6 posted on 04/12/2003 6:19:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Socialism is slavery.)
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