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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
I think its a mixture of American actions, and internal factions.
But be honest, had the US never of committed this illegial act, the sectarian strife wouldnt be occuring... correct?
So isnt the killings being committed a direct result from US intervention?
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- As U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq entered a new level Thursday, one team discovered empty chemical warheads and international officials began talking tougher about Iraq's responsibility to be more forthcoming about its disarmament efforts in order to avoid a possible military confrontation.
Iraqi Missile Engines Found in Netherlands, UN Inspectors Say
June 7 (Bloomberg) -- Two engines from Iraqi surface-to-air missiles, including one from an Al Samoud 2 missile banned by the United Nations, have turned up in a scrap yard in the Netherlands, according to UN arms inspectors.
Representatives of the unidentified scrap yard said at least five and as many as 12 similar engines were sent to the Rotterdam location earlier this year, and more may have passed through, according to a report dated May 28 from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission.
Unmovic, which ran inspections in Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion, said some of the materials may have been taken out of Iraq by looters and sold as scrap. Satellite photos show Iraqi sites subject to international monitoring that have been cleaned out or destroyed, according to the report.
The UN inspectors said the discovery shows the difficulty of accounting for how many banned missiles the regime of Saddam Hussein possessed before he was overthrown in a U.S.-led invasion last year. The U.S.'s Iraq Survey Group is hunting for banned arms in Iraq in the absence of the UN team.
Report: Iraq exported missile components
U.N. monitors scrap metal shipments
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 Posted: 0807 GMT (1607 HKT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Iraq has exported about 130,000 tons of scrap metal to Jordanian trading companies following the U.S.-led invasion, including SA-2 missile engines and equipment that could have been used to make banned weapons, according to U.N. weapons inspectors.
In a report to be presented Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council, the arms experts from the U.N. Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), said they are continuing to monitor scrap yards in Jordan and other countries.
"It is neither chemical, neither biological," Amin said. "It is empty warheads. It is small artillery rockets. It is expired rockets. They were forgotten without any intention to use them, because they were expired since 10 years ago."
He added that "this type of rockets were declared in 1996 and again in the new declaration."
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
far out man, you've got about 2yrs of debating on this site to catch up on if this is all youve got about saddams wmd programme.
Hossam Mohammed Amin was an Iraqi general under Saddam Hussein's government. He said in 2002 that Iraq would submit a list of chemical, biological and nuclear programs to UNMOVIC, but that the report would not disclose any banned weapons, "because, really, we have no weapons of mass destruction."
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
Time Magazine reported that secret documents have been uncovered that show The Bush Administration has been covertly attempting to influence the outcome of the upcoming Syrian presidential election.
Please Stay on Topic
Originally posted by Muaddib
BTW, those evil U.S. military personnel are for example clearing out mines in Afghanistan which were left by the friendly Soviet forces from the 80s in 27 of the 29 provinces of Afghanistan, and which still kill and maime civilians in that country.... and those evil U.S. personnel have allowed companies in Iraq to build sewers in Iraqi cities which didn't have sewers before, and provide clean water to millions of iraqis which didn't have clean water under Saddam's reign, but you don't hear things like that from the news, you just hear when insurgents kill Iraqi civilians and then someone blames it on the U.S., or if some troops go beserk and kill civilians, but you won't hear either of coalition forces including from the U.S. who have died defending an Iraqi child or Iraqi people....