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  • Canadian Company Buys Iraq's Uranium (Iraqi cabinet just approves sale)

    02/17/2009 4:21:34 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 485+ views
    PressTV Iran ^ | Tue, 17 Feb 2009 | staff
    A Canadian company has purchased 550 tons of Iraqi uranium concentrate worth $90 milllion. Sakatoon-based uranium producer Cameco Corp., the world's largest producer of uranium, won the contract last year. But although the Iraqi cabinet only approved the sale on Tuesday, the last remains of the country's uranium concentrate or "yellow cake" had already been secretly transported to a Canadian port in July 2008 with US support. Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told AFP on Tuesday that since the country has signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it no longer needs this material accrued by former dictator Saddam Hussein, and the...
  • Last of Saddam's WMD ( that which wasn't moved to Syria before the war) secreted to Canada.

    07/01/2009 8:05:27 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 16 replies · 1,715+ views
    ( The media and the democrats knew all along Saddam had WMD...we sent an engraved invite we were coming three months in advance, of course he moved his WMD to Syria----but the bloodthirsty "Bush Lied" chorus was allowed to perpetuate to destroy Bush) Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada updated 6:57 p.m. ET, Sat., July 5, 2008 The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a...
  • Defense Personnel Transport Uranium Ore Out of Iraq (What was that lie again about no YellowCake?)

    07/07/2008 4:54:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2008 – Defense personnel have completed the transfer of 550 metric tons of Iraqi uranium ore to Canada, Defense officials said here today. The Iraqi government asked the United States to help transfer the yellowcake -- as the ore is known -- from Tuwaitha Nuclear Research Center near Baghdad to its buyer in Canada, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today. The military dubbed the movement Operation McCall, and it ended July 5. DoD’s portion of the operation involved the transfer of the ore. Yellowcake is a uranium ore that can be processed to become nuclear fuel. State...
  • Saddam's National Priority : Nuclear Weapons

    09/19/2006 6:28:13 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 440+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 09/19/06 | vanity
    Saddam wanted nukes -and - no matter what the world did,went back time, and time again in an effort to obtain them. This is a brief history, with links to some material you may have never seen before.
  • WMD Message Failure Damaging Bush

    08/06/2005 11:04:31 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 138 replies · 2,687+ views ^ | Aug. 6, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush's decision to concede the argument that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction has hurt his credibility badly, with a majority of Americans now saying he lied when he took the country to war based on a threat that didn't exist. A Gallup survey last week found that a majority of Americans - 51 percent - now believe that Bush "deliberately misled the people when he asserted Iraq had weapons of mass destruction." On Friday, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that 50 percent no longer think he's an honest leader - with 48 percent disagreeing. If, on the...
  • The Uranium Joe Wilson Didn't Mention

    07/17/2005 2:21:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 4,035+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/17/05 | Carl Limbacher
    By April 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq, Saddam Hussein had stockpiled 500 tons of yellowcake uranium at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant south of Baghdad. That intriguing little detail is almost never mentioned by the big media, who prefer to chant the mantra "Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction" while echoing Joseph Wilson's claim that "Bush lied" about seeking more of the nuclear material in Niger. The media's decision to put the Wilson-Plame affair back on the front burner, however, may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for President Bush - giving his administration...
  • No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq? Not Exactly ...

    10/08/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,445+ views ^ | 10/08/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is it really true that Saddam Hussein had no "stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invaded in March 2003? Not exactly - at least not if one counts the 500 tons of uranium that the Iraqi dictator kept stored at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant. The press hasn't made much of Saddam's 500-ton uranium stockpile, downplaying the story to such an extent that most Americans aren't even aware of it. But it's been reported - albeit in a by-the-way fashion - by the New York Times and a handful of other media outlets. And one...

    08/09/2004 8:26:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 69 replies · 4,376+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/9/04
    Five-hundred tons of yellowcake uranium ore stored at Saddam Hussein's al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons research laboratory near Baghdad could have been enriched to produce 142 nuclear weapons, a prominent British physicist has determined. Addressing the claim by British intelligence last year that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger, Norman Dombey, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Sussex, argued, "Iraq already had far more uranium than it needed for any conceivable nuclear weapons programme." In an op-ed piece for the London's Evening Standard, Professor Dombey explained that standard yellowcake ore consists of 99 percent Uranium 238 [U238], "which is...
  • The UN, Al-Tuwaitha, and Nukes

    07/26/2004 3:28:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 703+ views ^ | July 20, 2004 | Douglas Hanson
    The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was very upset last week that the US had shipped about 1.8 tons of low-enriched uranium and other radioactive material out of Iraq for disposition in the US. One would think that the IAEA would have appreciated our work in assisting them in the implementation of the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in this particularly volatile region of the world. But one would be wrong. The actions, or more appropriately, the inactions of the IAEA regarding Iraq since the end of Gulf War I, betray the agency’s true agenda....
  • UN Complains About Removal of Saddam's Nuke Fuel

    07/08/2004 8:35:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 37 replies · 1,197+ views ^ | 7/08/04 | Carl Limbacher and the staff
    United Nations officials are complaining that the U.S. Energy Department failed to consult with them before removing nearly two tons of low-enriched uranium from Saddam Hussein's sprawling al Tuwaitha nuclear facility last month. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a U.N. official said there was some concern about the legality of the U.S. transfer because the nuclear material belonged to Iraq and was under the control and supervision of the IAEA, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. "The American authorities just informed us of their intention to remove the materials, but they never sought authorization from us," Gustavo Zlauvinen, head of...
  • Greenpeace delivers nuclear waste to Bremer

    07/25/2003 9:25:06 AM PDT · by cc2k · 11 replies · 270+ views
    Baghdad Bulletin ^ | July 20, 2003 | Seb Walker
    Greenpeace delivers nuclear waste to BremerBy: Seb Walker Published date: 20/7/2003 The controversy over possible risks of radioactive contamination for communities living around the huge Tuwaitha nuclear complex near Baghdad has been dragging on for weeks now. While facilities like oil pipelines and museum artefacts were immediately secured following the ceasefire, the Tuwaitha nuclear storage facility was left unguarded. Consequently, it was heavily looted by locals and radioactive material has been dispersed around the area. At the beginning of June, a US official stated that there were no health risks for the local population or soldiers now guarding the site. Greenpeace, the...
  • Tuwaitha radiation to heart of U.S. admin in Iraq

    07/12/2003 5:00:11 PM PDT · by eartotheground · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Press Release: Greenpeace ^ | Saturday, 5 July 2003, 12:31 pm | Mike Townsley
    Greenpeace takes Tuwaitha radiation to heart of U.S. administration in Iraq Baghdad, Iraq, July 4th 2003 - Greenpeace activists today brought the head of the US civil administration in Iraq, Paul Bremer, a container of radioactive uranium 'yellowcake', found abandoned in the community outside the Tuwaitha nuclear facility, urging him to allow the return of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to carry out a full survey and decontamination of Iraq. Activists from the international environmental organisation brought the 'yellowcake' to the Office of Rehabilitation and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) - now located in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces...
  • Greenpeace: US breaching Geneva Conventions (Barf alert level red!)

    07/04/2003 5:15:16 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 282+ views
    News24 ^ | July 04 2003
    Baghdad - Environmental group Greenpeace accused US-led authorities in Iraq on Friday of breaching international law and refusing to allow United Nations experts to assess contamination at a nuclear plant near Baghdad. The group says it has detected worrying levels of radioactivity in schools and homes around the Tuwaitha nuclear plant, about 20km east of the capital, but that the coalition refuses to recognise the problem. The head of the group's Iraq investigation team, Mike Townsley, said the US-led occupation authority was breaching the Geneva Conventions "by failing in its responsibility to ensure the public health of the Iraqi people"....
  • Iraqis Suffer From Radiation Symptoms

    06/22/2003 7:08:06 AM PDT · by IoCaster · 20 replies · 424+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | June 22, 2003, 9:10 AM EDT | SABAH JERGES
    Iraqis Suffer From Radiation Symptoms By SABAH JERGES Associated Press Writer June 22, 2003, 9:10 AM EDT AL-MADA'IN, Iraq -- Dozens of people are showing up every day at a hospital near a defunct Iraqi nuclear plant, suffering from rashes, bloody noses and other symptoms of radiation poisoning, doctors said Saturday. The Tuwaitha nuclear facility, 12 miles south of Baghdad, was left unguarded after Iraqi troops fled the area on the eve of the war. It is thought to have contained hundreds of tons of natural uranium and nearly two tons of low-enriched uranium, which could be used to make...
  • Bush Says Iraqi Weapons Sites Were Looted

    06/21/2003 3:19:07 PM PDT · by Buckeroo · 369 replies · 302+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 21, 2003 | Randall Mikkelsen
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush, trying again to explain the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, said on Saturday that suspected arms sites had been looted in the waning days of Saddam Hussein's rule.</p> <p>"For more than a decade, Saddam Hussein went to great lengths to hide his weapons from the world. And in the regime's final days, documents and suspected weapons sites were looted and burned," Bush said in his weekly radio address.</p>
  • Doctors treat dozens every day for suspected radiation symptoms (Iraq WMD found)

    06/21/2003 3:13:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 300+ views
    KCAU-TV News ^ | June 21, 2003 | AP
    Al-Mada'in, Iraq-AP -- Doctors say dozens of Iraqis with symptoms of radiation poisoning are turning up every day at a hospital near a defunct nuclear plant. The Tuwaitha nuclear facility is 12 miles south of Baghdad. It was left unguarded after Iraqi troops fled the area just before the war. It's believed the facility contained tons of natural uranium and nearly two tons of low-enriched uranium, which could be used to make nuclear weapons. Looters stripped it of much of its contents, including uranium storage barrels they later used to hold drinking water. The International Atomic Energy Agency sent a...
  • Possible Iraqi Nuclear Barrels Recovered [Tuwaitha]

    06/06/2003 6:33:58 AM PDT · by ewing · 13 replies · 255+ views
    New York Newsday and the Associated Press Wire ^ | June 6, 2003 GMT | Matt Kelly
    United States officials compiling an inventory of a looted Iraqi nuclear site found more radioactive material than they expected, Pentagon officials said Thursday.It is unclear whether the discovery means the American's information was wrong or Iraqis had moved material to the Tuwaitha site before the war, said three top military and defense officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.The officials didnt say how much material they expected to be at Tuwaitha or how much more they found.They said they could not determine if any radioactive material had been stolen from the storage site about 30 miles southeast of Baghdad....
  • U.S. calls looting from nuke site no risk

    05/22/2003 8:54:22 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 203+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May22, 2003 | Paul Martin
    <p>BAGHDAD — U.S. military inspection teams have concluded that material looted from Iraq's main nuclear facility at Tuwaitha poses little or no danger to the people who stole it and cannot be converted into an effective "dirty bomb."</p> <p>After cleaning up two small areas of spillage outside the facility, the Washington-based Nuclear Disablement Team determined that the radiation level was no more than double the dosage every human absorbs daily, officials said.</p>
  • Iraqi Nuclear Site Is Found Looted

    05/03/2003 10:35:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 226+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2003 | Barton Gellman
    NEAR KUT, Iraq, May 3 -- A specially trained Defense Department team, dispatched after a month of official indecision to survey a major Iraqi radioactive waste repository, today found the site heavily looted and said it was impossible to tell whether nuclear materials were missing. In all, seven sites associated with Iraq's nuclear program have been visited by the Pentagon's "special nuclear programs" teams since the war ended last month. None was found to be intact, though it remains unclear what materials -- if any -- had been removed.
  • Buried lab tools found at chemical plant

    04/11/2003 3:02:36 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 9 replies · 463+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4-11-03 | MATTHEW COX & ROB CURTIS
    Buried lab tools found at chemical plant April 11, 2003 BY MATTHEW COX AND ROB CURTIS KARBALA, Iraq--Troops with the 101st Airborne Division unearthed 11 steel shipping containers filled with sophisticated lab equipment buried on the grounds of a chemical plant in Karbala. The equipment, discovered Wednesday at the Karbala Chemical plant by troops from the 326th Engineering Battalion, included computers and a spectrometer, a machine used to analyze chemical compounds. Also found was a 750-pound centrifugal pump that was made in Finland and originally shipped to a company in Jordan that makes plastic drinking cups. On Thursday, a team...