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Originally posted by Lupe_101
"US officials said the missiles were similar to ones used by Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War - but a senior State Department official said there was no evidence that they were destined for Iraq. "
I love that. these weapons aren't destined for Iraq, they have nothing to do with Iraq, Iraq isn't linked to them whatsoever, but lets just plant that little Iraq sead so that everyone remembers who the enemy is and who used these things in the past.
is it me or is the US getting terribly slap dash with their "we have to bomb Iraq" propaganda, its not even subtle any more
Originally posted by Byrd
The most recent NPR report said that in addition to finding the 15 intact SCUD missles, they've also found parts to construct several other SCUDs.
(for the rest of you guys, SCUDs are short range ground-to-ground missles. Not long range stuff.)
QO, the reason for stopping the ship was that the official registry had some wonky things about it... and the ship's name had been painted out. This is enough of an excuse to stop them in international waters.
Two Spanish destroyers intercepted the ship and boarded her.
[Edited on 11-12-2002 by Byrd]