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OFFBEAT
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Today's news of...
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&e=1&u=/nm/20041028/ts_nm/iraq_explosives_abc_dc

Explosives Went Missing After War

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - ABC News on Thursday showed video that appeared to confirm that explosives that went missing in Iraq (news - web sites) did not disappear until after the United States had taken control of the facility where they were stored.

The disappearance of the hundreds of tons of explosives from the Al Qaqaa storage facility has become a hotly contested issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) said it was an example of President Bush (news - web sites) bungling the Iraq war. Bush countered that Kerry was making wild accusations without knowing the facts.


Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) said it was possible that the explosives had been removed from the site before the U.S. forces arrived there.


ABC said the video was shot by an affiliate TV station embedded with the 101st Airborne Division when members of the division passed through the facility on April 18, nine days after the fall of Baghdad.


ABC said experts who have studied the images say the barrels seen in the video contain the high explosive HMX, and U.N. markings on the sealed containers were clear.


The barrels were found inside locked bunkers that had been sealed by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency just before the war began, ABC reported.
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Doesn't make this old news story bode well with me...
http://www.washtimes.com/national/20041013-121643-5028r.htm

Chechen terrorists probed
By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES


U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico in July.
The Chechen group is suspected of having links to Islamist terrorists seeking to separate the southern enclave of Chechnya from Russia, according to officials familiar with intelligence reports.
Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona that is difficult for U.S. border security agents to monitor, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.

The intelligence report was supplied to the U.S. government in late August or early September and was based on information from an intelligence source that has been proved reliable in other instances, one official said.
A second U.S. official said the report is being investigated, but said it could not be determined whether the group of Chechens actually entered the country, as the intelligence source reported.
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This will be my attempt at scaring you on Halloween!

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SpudLass
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Hmm. That story about the Chechens in Arizona seems to have originated at the Washington Times, and that paper has a long history of working as a mouthpiece for the right. (Click here if you're curious about Rev Moon's influence in DC.) For such potentially big scoop, it doesn't seem to habe been picked up by too many other outlets. YahooNews only had 1 page of listings that directly referred to it, and the story broke on 10/12. I think this might be a McGuffin.
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"Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks..."

New reporting says they may or may not have been armed with FLASHLIGHTS, its too early at this point to say wether or not they intend to use them. And at least one of the Terrorists had sneakers... he was obviously the inside man who'll be doing the sneaking around. More to come on this breaking story.

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Armed with " flashlights " ?
Obviously, they are in battle against the Mole People.

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the US did the looting
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SpudLass
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Coffee, I'll be really relieved if this turns out to be true, even if it costs Kerry some credibility.
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Sure. It was a discouraging story. My point was: all the more reason to not act prematurely and see what really comes of it, rather than use it politically immediately. I know I've experienced the death of friends where the news doesn't even get their name correct days later. Story still developing - and I doubt will never be 100% sure every inch of everything is covered... there will always be some lack of proof... but it doesn't appear to be a terribley credible accusation, at any rate.

Even the 3 tons wasn't insignificant, so I know what you mean.

Hey, just to throw some fun into the mix:

"Steve Sailer has an exhaustive analysis of standardized tests taken by the two candidates, including SATs and officer candidate aptitude tests, to conclude that, if anything, George Bush is probably a little smarter than John Kerry. The article wanders a great deal, and never quite gets down to claiming a direct comparison, but if I read it right the conclusion is that both men have IQs of 120 or higher, and that Bush's is probably in the range 125-130. In other words both are above the 90th percentile in IQ, but Kerry's is probably in the low 90s and Bush's in the mid 90s. Sailer also draws some conclusions about the differences between how the men are likely to use their gifts: " The subtle difference between Bush and Kerry in two words: Bush is competitive and Kerry is ambitious."
Bush / Kerry IQs

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Graphiteman
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quote:
Armed with " flashlights " ?
Obviously, they are in battle against the Mole People.

LOL! Good one.
Now fer sure they have those WMDs. Ironic.

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Steve G
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The question is not what a biased interpetation of their years old IQ/SAT tests are, but what their current IQs are...assuming you put much stock in this type of info anyway.

I wonder who built the best sandcastles in Kindergarten....?

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