posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 12:26 AM
Originally posted by Bleys
Muaddib - Summary please, your research has caught my interest, but I have to admit that I am confused with regard to amount, actual product and
physical checks. What do we know for sure?
-Was the 377 tons actually 3.77 tons (decimal error)?
-Are the UNs own records flawed?
-Did anyone actually do a physical inventory after the initial inspection or were they just checking to see if the seals were tampered with?
-Do we have a timeline of events of who was where and when?
Valhall posted some good info in another thread before i posted this. i am not going to speak for her but what I found is that the reports released
by the IAEA only say that in 2002 they counted and sealed 196 tonnes of HMX, and that it seems according to the inspectors that these seals were
really worthless since there are ventilation slats that can be removed to remove the explosives without breaking the seals. The IAEA report was
released in 2003.
So...the Iraqi document which claimed that 377-380 tonnes of explosives were stolen, could have been exagerated for whatever reason....
Or, Iraq produced/ bought the remaining 181 tonnes in 2003 and placed them in the site without breaking the seals. What better way to run, while
keeping it a secret, your own wmd destruction program than to hide whatever you are working on at those places that are "supposedly" secured and
"monitored" by the UN/IAEA/UNMOVIC?...
The possibilities could be endless, and I believe that with the information we have right now we can't determine exactly who is making a
As for the timeline, I am not sure if someone did it already, so I am going to check and put a link here, or I will work on a timeline and post it if
none was already made.