posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by FredT
You are correct. There is a fairly finite signature to weapons grade fissionable material.
To the OP, I've been asking this question also. I remember the reports of massive convoys of trucks going into Syria prior to the engagement. I
don't have real-time googleearth, so I can't verify that.
I do recall the buried mobile lab(s)? that were found, but that was only a confirmation of WMD that was already known that Saddam had posessed, as he
used these materials on the Kurds. It was hypothesized at the time of their discovery that they could have been used to produce pesticides. I
choose to not add my own slant at this time.
The yellowcake. It wasn't WMD YET, same as a collection of gunpowder, primers, bullets, brass and grease aren't cartridges. Yes, I realize my
analogy is flawed...... much more complex process to get to a nuclear bomb. Remember the cylindrical tubes that were interrupted prior to delivery
to Iraq? yah.
[edit on 17-7-2008 by argentus]