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Missing Explosives in Iraq - OLD NEWS!

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posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 07:52 AM
I'm not sure if this is current world events, war on terror,
or politics forum information. I picked world events.
Alright folks... George Bush didn't loose the explosives in
Iraq. They were gone before we got there.

Kinda makes ya' wonder why the dems are spinning this
up now and why they are twisting it to make it look like
G.W. lost the explosives when in reality they were already
gone before we got there.
Report: Explosives already gone when U.S. troops arrived
Suzanne Malveaux

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of 380 tons of powerful explosives from a storage depot in Iraq has taken a new twist, after a network embedded with the U.S. military during the invasion of Iraq reported that the material had already vanished by the time American troops arrived.

NBC News reported that on April 10, 2003, its crew was embedded with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division when troops arrived at the Al Qaqaa storage facility south of Baghdad.

While the troops found large stockpiles of conventional explosives, they did not find HMX or RDX, the types of powerful explosives that reportedly went missing, according to NBC.

The International Atomic Energy Agency revealed Monday that it had been told two weeks ago by the Iraqi government that 380 tons of HMX and RDX disappeared from Al Qaqaa after Saddam Hussein's government fell.

In a letter to the IAEA dated October 10, Iraq's director of planning, Mohammed Abbas, said the material disappeared sometime after Saddam's regime fell in April 2003, which he attributed to "the theft and looting of the governmental installations due to lack of security."

Baghdad fell on April 9, 2003. According to NBC, troops from the 101st Airborne arrived the next day to find that the material was already gone.

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[edit on 10/26/2004 by FlyersFan]

posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 07:56 AM
Yeah, Saddam gave them to the Mullahs in Iran and they drove the material to Syria, then gave them to Zarqawi, who flew them down and hid them with Osama at Half Moon Bay in Saudi.

posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 07:56 AM
I find this convenient.

Why wasn't there more coverage of this when it happened? How did they know they were gone if they weren't there when we got there?

posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:13 AM
It might have been "old news" for the Bush administration.
But it was certainly news to me...

posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:42 AM
This is political.

With the Presidential elections 1 week away the major news networks, NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN are looking for the smoking gun to bring down the Bush administration.

It does not matter if the news is old or not, the agenda is to bring down the President by any means possible.

If allegations are presented at this point in the election process, there is no time to rebut the charges presented.

During the 2000 Presidential race, 1 week prior to the election, the Gore campaign pulled the DUI ghost out of George Bush’s closet.

Dirty politics, plain and simple.

Go to your closet and get your boots, the s**t is going to get deep before this election is over!

posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 08:58 AM

Originally posted by deeprivergal
I find this convenient.

Why wasn't there more coverage of this when it happened? How did they know they were gone if they weren't there when we got there?

Possibly, both the current & previous administrations, knew of the arms
storage site...(hence the certainty of WMDs by Bush regime)

but the 'accounting & description" of this ordinance/war material...may
just be more dis-information ('ala Chalabi)...picked up by the Dem. spin-
meisters.....see preceeding posts...

?? its your call...

[edit on 26-10-2004 by St Udio]

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