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I Wonder If These Qualify As WMD?

No confirmation on this yet, but this would be an absolute WMD slam dunk.

Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 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.

Since Iraq is not known to have had the capability to produce such weapons, it will be interesting to see which country they actually came from.

Via: : California Yankee

Update:

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


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Comments (12)

Nukes? Skepticism is high, ... (Below threshold)

Nukes? Skepticism is high, I repeat, skepticism is high...

But it begs the question - who puts something under 18 feet of concrete unless they really, really don't want it found?

Hell, even Jimmy Hoffa probably isn't under 18 feet of concrete.

Hoffa is supossedly under f... (Below threshold)

Hoffa is supossedly under floorboards in a Michagan house. They are doing DNA testing now.

Skepticism is high here too, but the existance of said concrete trenches or bunkers indicate that they had something to hide at some point.

I question the timing of th... (Below threshold)
Mark:

I question the timing of the discovery - right before the Democratic convention! Conspiracy, I tell you!

True or not, the moonbats w... (Below threshold)

True or not, the moonbats won't care. This has been a prediction from the Official blogoSFERICS Magic 8-Ball™.

No way.... (Below threshold)

No way.

It's been so long since the... (Below threshold)

It's been so long since the war started, though, that how can we discern between weapons that were in pre-war Iraq and ones that have been smuggled in from Syria, Iran, etc.?

Doesn't matter really. Reg... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Doesn't matter really. Regardless of what they are,where they are and how they got there, it will be yet another hurdle for the Bush administration to jump over in trying to prove to the rest of the world that Iraq was a dangerous breeding ground for WMD. Made in Iraq or transported in from Syria after the war started is of no consequence to me. I have a firm reslove that will not be shaken by liberals and the like.
I for one don't need to be pacified.

I wonder why your posting h... (Below threshold)
jessica.simpson:

I wonder why your posting hasn't yet been linked by Instapundit?

and yours to "instastupid"<... (Below threshold)
Debra:

and yours to "instastupid"

Sorry, kids. As of 10:44 M... (Below threshold)
Bret:

Sorry, kids. As of 10:44 MST, here is the text of the article you linked to:

Official denies nuclear arms found in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. military official Wednesday denied a report of Iraqi missiles carrying nuclear warheads being found in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad.

The daily al-Sabah newspaper Wednesday had quoted sources as saying three missiles armed with nuclear warheads were discovered in a trench near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue.

"Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, based in Tikrit.

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

Al-Sabah said that the missiles were discovered in a trench under six meters of concrete, designed to evade sophisticated sensors.

A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.


Shucks. Better luck next time.

Heh. One denial is enough t... (Below threshold)

Heh. One denial is enough to convince Bret on this story.

"official denials" have run... (Below threshold)
Debra:

"official denials" have run rampant in Iraq for how many years now?
Does anyone besides me smell a rat?




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