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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Iraqi Nukes found?!

    News is reporting the find of three functional nuclear warheads buried under concrete outside of Tikrit. My first reaction was, "when did we plant them and is the concrete still soft" B-)

    But as this sinks in, I'm thinking, "if this is confirmed by the international community, it changes everything doesnt it?"

    EDIT: Any processed fissionable material CAN be traced to its source. What will we do when we find where it came from (and what if it was the USA?)

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    ... "if this is confirmed by the international community, it changes everything doesnt it?"
    Yep, most likely.

    If true, most of the liberal pundits will quit and become janitors in the heartland.

    Bush, four more years :-P
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    found a short blurb on Reuters. Iraq's Information Ministry was quoted as saying the report was "stupid". heh
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Read the Reuters story, people.

    This story was first reported in a local Iraq newspaper.
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    Ha ha ha ha

    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    News is reporting the find of three functional nuclear warheads buried under concrete outside of Tikrit. My first reaction was, "when did we plant them and is the concrete still soft" B-)

    But as this sinks in, I'm thinking, "if this is confirmed by the international community, it changes everything doesnt it?"

    EDIT: Any processed fissionable material CAN be traced to its source. What will we do when we find where it came from (and what if it was the USA?)
    Chet funny.....I like Chet......he funny......
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by SGB
    Read the Reuters story, people.

    This story was first reported in a local Iraq newspaper.
    That was the reason for my comment about confirmation. I wanna see where this one goes...

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    Al-Sabah . . . hmmmmm

    Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 by the Associated Press
    Editor-In-Chief of US-Funded Iraqi Newspaper Quits, Complaining of American Control
    by Lee Keath

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The head of a U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quit and said Monday he was taking almost his entire staff with him because of American interference in the publication.

    On a front-page editorial of the Al-Sabah newspaper, editor-in-chief Ismail Zayer said he and his staff were "celebrating the end of a nightmare we have suffered from for months ... We want independence. They (the Americans) refuse."

    Al-Sabah was set up by U.S. officials with funding from the Pentagon soon after the fall of Saddam Hussein last year. Since its first issue in July, many Iraqis have considered it the mouthpiece of the U.S.-led coalition, along with the U.S.-funded television station Al-Iraqiya.

    Zayer said almost the entire staff left the paper along with him and that they were launching a new paper called Al-Sabah Al-Jedid ("The New Morning"), which would begin publishing Tuesday.

    Zayer had sought to break Al-Sabah away from the Iraqi Media Network, which groups the paper, Al-Iraqiya and a number of radio station and is run by Harris Inc., a Florida-based communications company that won a $96 million Pentagon contract in January to develop the media.

    "We informed (Zayer) that the paper would remain part of the IMN," said Tom Hausman of Harris' corporate communications. "He made the decision to resign."

    Hausman said Al-Sabah would continue publishing on Tuesday with a new staff.

    "We had a project to create a free media in Iraq," Zayer said of the founding of Al-Sabah. "They are trying to control us. We are being suffocated."

    Zayer accused Harris of interfering in the paper's workings, including trying to stop some of its advertising and speaking to reporters about articles.

    Among the ads that he said Harris tried to prevent was advertisement from a new political organization called "the Iraqi Republican Group." The ad ran in Monday's issue - the last put together by Zayer's staff.

    The ad complained of the "griefs of occupation" and called on Iraqi elite to rally "to preserve our nation from destruction."

    Zayer said he was told by Harris that the ad was "too political."

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