Jump to content

Theme© by Fisana
 

Photo

The Smoking Gun


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 USMarine

USMarine

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 656 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:18 AM

The teams of UN inspectors sent to investigate Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction arsenal made a stunning breakthrough.

They uncovered evidence of Iraq's attempts to build an atom bomb.

During the day, the United Nations Monitoring Verification and Inspection Commission (Unmovic), had made the first significant find since its arrival in Iraq.

At the Ukhaider weapons depot, 90 miles south-west of Baghdad, inspectors had discovered 12 hidden artillery shells designed to carry chemical weapons. "We finally found something shaped like a weapon and not like a test-tube," said one inspector.

But while in public the inspectors were celebrating their discovery of the artillery shells, in private experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna were digesting the details of a substantially more significant find - the blueprint of Saddam's nuclear weapons project.

On the same morning that a team of inspectors had found the 12 artillery shells, another team of nuclear weapons experts had paid a surprise visit to the homes of two of Saddam's leading nuclear physicists who worked for Iraq's top secret for the Ministry of Military Industrialisation (MMI).

The ministry, which is run by Saddam's younger son Qusay, recently replaced the Military Industrialisation Organisation (MIO), the institution which historically has controlled the development of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction arsenal since the mid-1970s.

In their eagerness to get into the scientists' homes, some of the inspectors had been seen jumping over a garden wall.

Once inside they found what one Western official has described as a "highly significant" batch of documents which, on closer inspection, revealed that Saddam's scientists were continuing development work on producing an Iraqi nuclear weapon.

Although these documents are this weekend still being examined by IAEA experts to establish the current state of Saddam's nuclear weapons programme, the discovery could well turn out to be the "smoking gun" that officials in the Bush administration have pinned their hopes on obtaining in order to justify launching military action against Baghdad.

When Saddam submitted his 12,000 page dossier to the United Nations Security Council at the end of last year, the Iraqi leader insisted that Baghdad no longer had any interest in developing nuclear weapons, and that Iraq's nuclear research programme had been discontinued.

The documents seized at the homes of the two scientists, however, confirm what Western intelligence has been arguing all along, that Saddam is continuing with his quest to develop the first Arab atom bomb.
  • 0

#2 pulse

pulse

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:23 AM

and the world will wait for WWIII,

Thank Goodness for Saddam, but then again,....the US has 100,000 NUkes, what will saddam do with a few Knowing that the US will wipe the floor with them if they disturb the peace in the Middle East?
  • 0

#3 pulse

pulse

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:24 AM

last post should be used with plenty of saracism with respect to "Thank Goodness for Saddam"

cheers,
  • 0

#4 USMarine

USMarine

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 656 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:42 AM

The fall of the Baghdad wall
(Filed: 19/01/2003)

The telegraph
  • 0

#5 pulse

pulse

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:42 AM

azov,

I agree with most except Lebanon, Most of the Country is actual christians and catholic with only the north and south being of shiat and hezbolah. Baruit, Juni (not sure of the spelling) are all wealthy cities (to an extent) based around christianity (gee, my ex taught me a lot about Lebanon as I once thought like you).

but, as they say, bygones
  • 0

#6 pulse

pulse

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts

Posted 30 January 2003 - 05:47 AM

I stand corrected,

cheers
  • 0

#7 Guest__*

Guest__*
  • Guests

Posted 31 January 2003 - 04:58 AM

Azov,

Quote:
" Because the whole point of this crusade is a racialist war against those who happen to sit on top of a valuable commodity needed by the West"

Are you not part of the west?

Let me ask you a simple question!,

Would you be happy paying $2.50 a gallon for gasoline?
  • 0

#8 Gench

Gench

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts

Posted 31 January 2003 - 08:30 AM

Originally posted by Recon
Azov,

Quote:
" Because the whole point of this crusade is a racialist war against those who happen to sit on top of a valuable commodity needed by the West"

Are you not part of the west?

Let me ask you a simple question!,

Would you be happy paying $2.50 a gallon for gasoline?



I certainly wood.

In the UK we pay iro $6 per gallon for petrol (gas).
  • 0

#9 MirrorMan

MirrorMan

    Registered User

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8418 posts

Posted 14 September 2004 - 11:00 PM

''...the discovery could well turn out to be the "smoking gun" that officials in the Bush administration have pinned their hopes on obtaining in order to justify launching military action against Baghdad.''



Bush was so eager to launch the war that he went ahead without such justification.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright © 2016 Pravda.Ru