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US finds WMD
    #1583363 - 05/28/03 01:50 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

US finds evidence of WMD at last - buried in a field near Maryland

Julian Borger in Washington
Wednesday May 28, 2003
The Guardian

The good news for the Pentagon yesterday was that its investigators had finally unearthed evidence of weapons of mass destruction, including 100 vials of anthrax and other dangerous bacteria.

The bad news was that the stash was found, not in Iraq, but fewer than 50 miles from Washington, near Fort Detrick in the Maryland countryside.

The anthrax was a non-virulent strain, and the discoveries are apparently remnants of an abandoned germ warfare programme. They merited only a local news item in the Washington Post.

But suspicious finds in Iraq have made front-page news (before later being cleared), given the failure of US military inspection teams to find evidence of the weapons that were the justification for the March invasion.

Even more embarrassing for the Pentagon, there was no documentation about the various biological agents disposed of at the US bio-defence centre at Fort Detrick. Iraq's failure to come up with paperwork proving the destruction of its biological arsenal was portrayed by the US as evidence of deception in the run-up to the war.

In an effort to explain why no chemical or biological weapons had been found in Iraq, the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, said yesterday the regime may have destroyed them before the war.

Speaking to the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations thinktank, he said the speed of U.S. advance may have caught Iraq by surprise, but added: "It is also possible that they decided that they would destroy them prior to a conflict."

The US germ warfare programme at Fort Detrick was officially wound up in 1969, but the base has maintained a stock of nasty bugs to help maintain America's defences against biological attack.

The leading theory about the unsolved anthrax letter attacks in 2001 is that they were carried out by a disgruntled former Fort Detrick employee; equipment found dumped in a pond eight miles from the base has been linked to the crimes.

The Fort Detrick clean-up has unearthed over 2,000 tonnes of hazardous waste.

The sanitation crews were shocked to find vials containing live bacteria. As well as the vaccine form of anthrax, the discarded biological agents included Brucella melitensis, which causes the virulent flu-like disease brucellosis, and klebsiella, a cause of pneumonia.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,965319,00.html


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1584505 - 05/28/03 12:14 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Funny how this didn't get more public attention...actually..it's not funny at all. Nice find Alex...


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1584585 - 05/28/03 12:51 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Wow..

Who would have thought that the towel heads really didn't plant all those Anthrax contamniated letters!?


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1584730 - 05/28/03 01:36 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

You Americans need to be doing something about this...


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1584769 - 05/28/03 01:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I love it! :grin:

"In an effort to explain why no chemical or biological weapons had been found in Iraq, the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, said yesterday the regime may have destroyed them before the war. "

Now is it just me, or is this one of the stupidest statments i've heard him say? 

I mean really....would the iraqis seriously think, gee.. our intellegance sources indicate the US plans to ivade and oust our government....hmmm, lets destroy our only chance of winning, so that they'll look bad....or just for fun :tongue:


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1584802 - 05/28/03 01:55 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

go figure...  :grin: 


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: angryshroom]
    #1585469 - 05/28/03 05:43 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Who would have thought that the towel heads really didn't plant all those Anthrax contamniated letters!?




you being sarcastic?

I thought everyone knew it wasn't the terroists. Strange only democrates got those letters eh?


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    #1585755 - 05/28/03 07:03 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

lol.

Yeah, I mean the news sure made think it was terrorists from the middle east... I mean WHO else could it have been!?! (Sarcasam) :smile: heh

They never really gave the idea of ... wait, could it have been a white man?

Funny how they finally found a suspect in the Alabama murders, before i clicked the link I told myself...I bet the guy is black. oh... what a suprise, he is. The FBI guy is also whtie... hmm.


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Xlea321]
    #1585824 - 05/28/03 07:16 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I hope a big deal gets made out of this.




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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Learyfan]
    #1585841 - 05/28/03 07:19 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

It won't...nothing was said when they discovered the documents that "proved" Iraq had WMDs was forged...why would they start now?


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Re: US finds WMD [Re: Rono]
    #1585866 - 05/28/03 07:24 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

That's true.

Something like that should have ruined the Bush war machine's credibility, but the people have made up thier minds.

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