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Posted: 10/24/2004 4:03:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 4:04:22 PM EST by spm681]
This is from Drudge

NYT DEVELOPING EXCLUSIVE FRONT PAGE STORY ON TERRORISTS AND EXPLOSIVES. EDITOR HAS SET LEAD POSITION FOR STORY, NEWSROOM SOURCES TELL DRUDGE... DEVELOPING...


This I believe is the story in question.

www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

How will the MSM media run with this??

Is this big, or not??
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:05:56 PM EST

Not only are these super-high-yield explosives probably being used in many, if not most, of the various suicide and car bombings in Iraq, but these particular explosives are ones used in the triggering process for nuclear weapons.


well he didnt have a WMD program at all, so we have nothing to worry about
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:06:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:12:26 PM EST
I am not sure who this will hurt more..Kerry or Bush.

If that crap is missing, 350 tons, uhhhhhh we need to find out where the hell it is.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:16:15 PM EST
NYT? www.talkingpointsmemo.com?

These are not exactly conservative hawks on terrorism. On the contrary. This is going to be a Bush attack.

Joel Mowbray is going to have his anti-Kerry story run in the Washington Times tomorrow, but nobody cares what the Washington Times says

www.redstate.org/story/2004/10/24/181354/50
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:18:02 PM EST
The super high explosives that liberal blogger is wringing his hands over is RDX, aka C-4. Military demolition explosives.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:19:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:21:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
The super high explosives that liberal blogger is wringing his hands over is RDX, aka C-4. Military demolition explosives.



OK...what the heck is the significance other than the terrorist have more boom than they could possibly blow in a lifetime. What does it mean? SOmeone?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:23:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 4:25:43 PM EST by R0933C]
Yeah, bottom line is we left 350 tons of high explosives unguarded when we went into Iraq. The material RDX and HMX are dual use for conventional bombs and as triggers for nuclear bombs.


ETA: The bomb making material is likely what is being used against our troops in IEDs. Most of our casualties have been in such bombings. This information can only be used against President Bush.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:25:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:34:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 4:34:49 PM EST by R0933C]
According to the IAEA and the Iraqi interim government, the material was there until the early days of the US occupation. The IAEA allowed the expolsives to remain in Iraq under their supervision due to its potential use in industry (mining and such).

350 tons is a hell of a lot of stuff. This is clearly mismanagement of the invasion by the military command staff, not President Bush.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:39:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:40:41 PM EST
I don't know why this would be bad for President Bush.

Who would you want in the white house knowing the enemy has 350 tons of high explosives? Damned sure isn't Kerry.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:45:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:
I don't know why this would be bad for President Bush.




Solely based on "the buck stops here" theory. He's in charge.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:49:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 4:50:09 PM EST by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:22:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By R0933C:
Yeah, bottom line is we left 350 tons of high explosives unguarded when we went into Iraq. The material RDX and HMX are dual use for conventional bombs and as triggers for nuclear bombs.


ETA: The bomb making material is likely what is being used against our troops in IEDs. Most of our casualties have been in such bombings. This information can only be used against President Bush.



IIRC most of the IED's were rigged mortar and artillery shells. While handing your opponent 350 tons of explosive isn't the best idea, don't believe the hype.. It's the same stuff filling shells and bombs from here to hell and back.

That said, it's the hype that's the problem. It will be as damaging to Fearless Leader as opposition spin doctors can make it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:28:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:14:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 6:15:16 PM EST by HiramRanger]
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:25:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:31:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 6:31:23 PM EST by IamtheNRA]
350 tons out of millions of tons of munitions in Iraq isn't all that much, folks...chill...
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:33:09 PM EST
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