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Swedish researchers claim to have found proscribed weapons in Iraq
Instapundit ^ | Expressen

Posted on 08/03/2003 6:16:19 AM PDT by visagoth

Swedish researchers claim to have found proscribed weapons in Iraq

A group of Swedish researchers, travelling to Iraq without the knowledge of the Swedish government, is announcing that they have found missiles for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in a house in Baghdad.

The finds will be presented in a forthcoming production by World Television Network (WTN). The information supposedly came to Swedish WTN reporter Maria Wera Cedrell, who has worked in Iraq for 15 years, through an Iraqi scientist. She was assisted by former arms inspector and WMD expert Åke Sellström from Swedish Defence Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI).

"I think we have found "a smoking gun." But that is not up to me to decide."

Sellström describes this as pieces of a puzzle But the researchers will not reveal any details before the find is presented in a TV production and a book project (possible red alert here).

Swedish authorities, deeply critical to US policy in Ira q, is not amused about military scientists going to Iraq to conduct private investigations without informing them first.

(From a Swedish article in Expressen)

Update: just heard on the radio (NRK) that these scientists have also received information that Saddam had a programme for production of anthrax weapons even while the latest inspections were going on. Sellström is presented as a well-renowed expert in the field who has worked with Hans Blix. A TV production about the find will be presented on Swedish TV tonight.


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Instapundit, which leads to a couple of other stories.... seems interesting.
1 posted on 08/03/2003 6:16:20 AM PDT by visagoth
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To: visagoth
Hopefully someone will be able to report here about the TV program after it has aired.
2 posted on 08/03/2003 6:26:34 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: visagoth
they have found missiles for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in a house in Baghdad.

Complete missiles? That would have to be a big house. You don't use small missiles for NBC weapons.

Hope there's something to this!

3 posted on 08/03/2003 6:27:50 AM PDT by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: visagoth
So here we go, all the stories are starting to leak about possible WMD evidence. The media will be unscrupulous in their cover up of their lies and innuendo's about WMD.

I say boycott all media who ran stories about Bush lying about WMD and futher boycott their sponsers if it turns out Bush has had evidence all along like he has stated he has.

These sycho left media people deserve not one once of credibility with anyone...and Imus can KMA!!!

4 posted on 08/03/2003 6:28:16 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: visagoth

5 posted on 08/03/2003 6:40:04 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: sirchtruth
So here we go, all the stories are starting to leak about possible WMD evidence. The media will be unscrupulous in their cover up of their lies and innuendo's about WMD.

The WMD stories are being dribbled out, just like clinton's crimes were. By the time they are all out, no one can connect the dots.

The WMD story should be held up until a logical cascade of evidence points to the undeniable conclusion that Iraq had WMD.

6 posted on 08/03/2003 6:40:06 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: visagoth
It seems impressive, to me, that Swedes are reporting this. This gives more weight to the story (in the minds of doubters or deniers) than if it were the US or Britain reporting it.
7 posted on 08/03/2003 6:40:55 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: visagoth
I this your translation and do you get Swedish TV?
8 posted on 08/03/2003 6:44:52 AM PDT by larryjohnson
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To: visagoth
If true, it's good work.
9 posted on 08/03/2003 6:49:40 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: sirchtruth
So here we go, all the stories are starting to leak about possible WMD evidence. The media will be unscrupulous in their cover up of their lies and innuendo's about WMD.

They are on record. The best part of this will be reading the words of the liberal senators and congresscritters back to them.

10 posted on 08/03/2003 6:52:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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"Youzin takin zee one part anthrax, and zee 2 parts . . ."

11 posted on 08/03/2003 6:52:42 AM PDT by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: visagoth
It's not a missle; it's an old lava lamp!
12 posted on 08/03/2003 6:52:49 AM PDT by verity
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To: Lazamataz
The best part of this will be reading the words of the liberal senators and congresscritters back to them.

YES! So my question is how are they going to wriggle out of their shame and embarrassment, for not questioning, but outright calling Bush and Blair liars.

13 posted on 08/03/2003 6:59:32 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: verity
It's not a missle; it's an old lava lamp!

LOL!

14 posted on 08/03/2003 7:01:29 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: sirchtruth
WoooWooo. A smoking gun, is that like a burning Bush? (ouch that's a bad pun).

Now there is an interesting angle. Given the D's willingness to argue both sides of an issue, watch for them and the media to suddenly swing over to the other side and go whole hog looking for WMD's?

"This is Peter Jennings, in Bagdad, WE have found the weapons of masss destruction that those incompetent 'government people' could not find... Impeach bush for his failure to find the weapons under his nose. Why Bush stood on this very site 50 days ago and failed to see that the very ground he stood on was made up of packaged anthrax.... Now over to aMoral Liason for her take on this issue."
15 posted on 08/03/2003 7:01:52 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: sirchtruth
YES! So my question is how are they going to wriggle out of their shame and embarrassment, for not questioning, but outright calling Bush and Blair liars.

Actually, pretty simply: "We were acting with the information we had at the time. At the time it seemed like they were lying."

16 posted on 08/03/2003 7:02:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz (PROUDLY POSTING WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE SINCE 1999!)
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To: ChadGore
Wow, you even included a Moose in the pic. This must be series!
17 posted on 08/03/2003 7:03:15 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
Oh it's hugh!
18 posted on 08/03/2003 7:05:28 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Lazamataz
"We were acting with the information we had at the time. At the time it seemed like they were lying."

Yes,...right Senator, but Bush stated several times that, "there is evidence and it will be released at the appropriate time." You obviously thought he was misspeaking.

Game of softball anyone?

19 posted on 08/03/2003 7:06:46 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: Pikachu_Dad
Given the D's willingness to argue both sides of an issue, watch for them and the media to suddenly swing over to the other side and go whole hog looking for WMD's?

Given that scenario how might we imagine to bury their sqwank. (CD)

20 posted on 08/03/2003 7:09:56 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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