posted on Jan, 10 2004 @ 04:52 PM
Here's another article I found that brings up the stated "10+/- years":
"Revelation casts doubt on Iraq find"
"The test tube of botulinum presented by Washington and London as evidence that Saddam Hussein had been developing and concealing weapons of mass
destruction, was found in an Iraqi scientist's home refrigerator, where it had been sitting for 10 years, it emerged yesterday.
David Kay, the expert appointed by the CIA to lead the hunt for weapons, told a congressional committee last week that the vial of botulinum had been
"hidden" at the scientist's home, and could be used to "covertly surge production of deadly weapons".
Since then, the discovery of the vial has been at the heart of the debate over prewar claims that Iraq had an arsenal of banned weapons."
Again, this contradicts crediable media sources and think-tanks and confirms those UNSCOM/UN reports of remaining "unaccounted for" WMD's when they
came out recently and said that Iraq/Saddam destroyed their remaining WMD stockpiles, etc. in 1991 or 1998.
The interesting time period on this places these items being buried and hide at roughly the time period that the UNSCOM/UN inspectors were entering
Iraq and Saddam/Iraq was pleading for the lifting of UN sanctions, doesn't it?
Is this constituting or defining what Saddam and Iraq meant and 'claimed' by "destroy"?
Wait, maybe these rounds are part of those that Saddam/Iraq claimed were "misplaced"?
"Defector talks of Iraqi 'final experiment'
U.N. interview of Hussein Kamal covers Saddam's weapons programs"
"Similary, Iraq initially told UNSCOM that it had produced 3,080 tons of mustard gas, but in 1995 the regime reduced that figure to 2,850 tons.
UNSCOM reported Iraq's mustard gas to be at least 80 percent pure and determined that it could be stored for long periods of time, both in bulk and
in weaponized form. Experts state that in its distilled form, mustard gas has a long life, can be stockpiled for decades, and is relatively easy to
produce and load into munitions. Iraq admitted filling approximately 550 artillery shells with mustard gas but says it misplaced them shortly after
the Gulf War."
Amazing how this was described:
"In Baghdad, the U.S. military said the mortar rounds had been found buried 75 km (45 miles) south of Amara, north of Basra.
"Most were wrapped in plastic bags, and some were leaking," Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt told a news conference, adding that it was likely
the weapons were left over from the Iran-Iraq war."
Its also amazing how this is mentioned also:
"Icelandic bomb specialists working with the Danish soldiers said the rounds had been found concealed in road construction, Iceland's
Foreign Ministry said."
"Possible Iraqi chemical weapons found"
So WMD don't exist
? Seems those Iraqi WMD will continued to be "denied".......
[Edited on 10-1-2004 by Seekerof]