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Nukes Found in Iraq

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by behemoth, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. behemoth

    behemoth 1/2 ton status

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    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.

    The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

    "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said.

    They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation.

    The sources said al-Douri, who is related to former Vice Chairman of the Iraq Revolution Council and Saddam's right-hand man Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, was captured after Iraqi police intercepted an e-mail message in which he set a meeting with another former Baath official.

    The report could not be authenticated by the interior ministry or the national security department, but the paper noted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiar Zibari made a surprise request recently to Mohammed el-Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, to resume inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    Copyright 2004 by United Press International.
    All rights reserved.

    http://interestalert.com/brand/siteia.shtml?Story=st/sn/07210000aaa01bea.upi&Sys=siteia&Fid=WORLDNEW&Type=News&Filter=World%20News
     
  2. BlazerGuy

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    I think we all saw that coming...
     
  3. H0BBEZ

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    I'm not saying this is false but I just felt I should add...

    Iraq Interior Ministry Says Report on Nukes 'Stupid'

    Wed Jul 21, 9:43 AM ET

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq (news - web sites)'s Interior Ministry dismissed as "stupid" a report in a local newspaper Wednesday that said three nuclear missiles had been found near Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s hometown of Tikrit.

    A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the Iraqi newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.

    Asked by Reuters about the report, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said: "It's stupid."

    The report, picked up the United Press International news agency, sent the U.S. dollar higher against other major currencies on the foreign exchanges.

    Al-Sabah opened last year with backing from the former U.S.-led administration in Iraq.

    The United States and Britain launched last year's invasion of Iraq over accusations that Saddam had stockpiled weapons of mass destruction. But no stockpiles of banned weapons have been found.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=5&u=/nm/20040721/ts_nm/iraq_nuclear_dc
     
  4. darkshadow

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    i was watching dateline or 20/20 or something a few years ago anf there were talking to people contractors and desiners from different contreys like germany who desined his underground bunkers and they said they built a huge subway system in bagdad but have never used it. but i never hurd anuthing about it again. any one have? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. OLD DAWG

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    I had heard the same basic story of: Saddam had hired ex KGB experts from what used to be the USSR to design and then hire specialists to build hiding places for these weapons. Who Knows what really happened /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif We might find out more when it gets closer to the election
     
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    This is a weird story. I've been hearing a lot of misinformation coming from there lately, it's hard to figure out what's real or not.

    On one hand, I can see officials and strategists trying to suppress this for now to avoid publicizing to insurgents what they should be looking for.
    On the other hand, this is making some rounds through non-traditional information sources (this is the second board I've seen this on today), and I haven't seen mention of it on any major news sites whatsoever.

    I semi-buy it. I also saw stuff about the extravagant underground systems saddam had built, but here no mention of it since the war started.

    Worth listening for, but I'm not holding my breathe that anything will come out very soon.
     
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    ... there's no such thing as UFO's either !!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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