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American contempt for mankind
The biggest threat for the world!
The biggest threat for the world!
Dear citizens now you can see that our nice country is threatened by horrible iraqi drones. To prevent a worldwide raid-attack by this terrible drones we have to use our nice 'Mother of all Bombs' to erase effective an large quantity of evils. As a second effect this nice bomb was designed to democratize evil nations and meanwhile many states have asked for a heavily bombing with this great instrument of american contempt for mankind.

We are not the biggest assholes of the world.
We are the world liberators.

Your dear Rumpsfield

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'Mother of all Bombs' 13.Mar.2003 12:31

Smokey DeBear

American Diplomacy

MOAB 13.Mar.2003 13:03

Bush Lies, Arabs Die

MOAB - More Oil for Amerika Bomb


That little Iraq plane . . . 13.Mar.2003 15:52

anonymous

That little Iraq plane can do more than they have done in the past in gassing people. Look at Iraq's lovely history :

Documented Iraqi Use of Chemical Weapons

Date

Area Used

Type of Agent

Approximate Casualties

Target Population

Aug 1983

Hajj Umran

Mustard

fewer than 100

Iranians/Kurds

Oct-Nov 1983

Panjwin

Mustard

3,000

Iranian/Kurds

Feb-Mar 1984

Majnoon Island

Mustard

2,500

Iranians

Mar 1984

al-Basrah

Tabun

50 to 100

Iranians

Mar 1985

Hawizah Marsh

Mustard/Tabun

3,000

Iranians

Feb 1986

al-Faw

Mustard/Tabun

8,000 to 10,000

Iranians

Dec 1986

Umm ar Rasas

Mustard

thousands

Iranians

Apr 1987

al-Basrah

Mustard/Tabun

5,000

Iranians

Oct 1987

Sumar/Mehran

Mustard/nerve agents

3,000

Iranians

Mar 1988

Halabjah

Mustard/nerve agents

hundreds

Iranians/Kurds

Not to mention the known substances they have used and could spray with this little bugger.

[1] Mustard is a blister agent that causes medical casualties by blistering or burning exposed skin, eyes, lungs, and mucus membranes within hours of exposure. It is a persistent agent that can remain a hazard for days.

[2] Sarin, cyclosarin, and tabun are G-series nerve agents that can act within seconds of absorption through the skin or inhalation. These agents overstimulate muscles or glands with messages transmitted from nerves, causing convulsions and loss of consciousness. Tabun is persistent and can remain a hazard for days. Sarin and cyclosarin are not persistent and pose more of an inhalation hazard than a skin hazard.

[3] VX is a V-series nerve agent that is similar to but more advanced than G-series nerve agents in that it causes the same medical effects but is more toxic and much more persistent. Thus, it poses a far greater skin hazard than G-series agents. VX could be used for long-term contamination of territory.

[4] Bacillus subtilis is commonly used as a simulant for B. anthracis.

[5] An infectious dose of anthrax is about 8,000 spores, or less than one-millionth of a gram in a non immuno-compromised person. Inhalation anthrax historically has been 100 percent fatal within five to seven days, although in recent cases aggressive medical treatment has reduced the fatality rate.

[6] Ricin can cause multiple organ failure within one or two days after inhalation


Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in defiance of UN resolutions and restrictions. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.

Baghdad hides large portions of Iraq's WMD efforts. Revelations after the Gulf war starkly demonstrate the extensive efforts undertaken by Iraq to deny information.

Since inspections ended in 1998, Iraq has maintained its chemical weapons effort, energized its missile program, and invested more heavily in biological weapons; most analysts assess Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program.


Iraq's growing ability to sell oil illicitly increases Baghdad's capabilities to finance WMD programs; annual earnings in cash and goods have more than quadrupled.

Iraq largely has rebuilt missile and biological weapons facilities damaged during Operation Desert Fox and has expanded its chemical and biological infrastructure under the cover of civilian production.

Baghdad has exceeded UN range limits of 150 km with its ballistic missiles and is working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which allow for a more lethal means to deliver biological and, less likely, chemical warfare agents.

Although Saddam probably does not yet have nuclear weapons or sufficient material to make any, he remains intent on acquiring them.
How quickly Iraq will obtain its first nuclear weapon depends on when it acquires sufficient weapons-grade fissile material.


If Baghdad acquires sufficient weapons-grade fissile material from abroad, it could make a nuclear weapon within a year. Does this wake anyone up?

Without such material from abroad (France?), Iraq probably would not be able to make a weapon until the last half of the decade.

Iraq's aggressive attempts to obtain proscribed high-strength aluminum tubes are of significant concern. All intelligence experts agree that Iraq is seeking nuclear weapons and that these tubes could be used in a centrifuge enrichment program. Most intelligence specialists assess this to be the intended use, but some believe that these tubes are probably intended for conventional weapons programs.


Based on tubes of the size Iraq is trying to acquire, a few tens of thousands of centrifuges would be capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium for a couple of weapons per year.

Baghdad has begun renewed production of chemical warfare agents, probably including mustard, sarin, cyclosarin, and VX. Its capability was reduced during the UNSCOM inspections and is probably more limited now than it was at the time of the Gulf war, although VX production and agent storage life probably have been improved.


Saddam probably has stocked a few hundred metric tons of CW agents.

The Iraqis have experience in manufacturing CW bombs, artillery rockets, and projectiles, and probably possess CW bulk fills for SRBM warheads, including for a limited number of covertly stored, extended-range Scuds.
All key aspects?R&D, production, and weaponization?of Iraq's offensive BW program are active and most elements are larger and more advanced than they were before the Gulf war.


Iraq has some lethal and incapacitating BW agents and is capable of quickly producing and weaponizing a variety of such agents, including anthrax, for delivery by bombs, missiles, aerial sprayers, and covert operatives, including potentially against the US Homeland.

Baghdad has established a large-scale, redundant, and concealed BW agent production capability, which includes mobile facilities; these facilities can evade detection, are highly survivable, and can exceed the production rates Iraq had prior to the Gulf war.
Iraq maintains a small missile force and several development programs, including for a UAV that most analysts believe probably is intended to deliver biological warfare agents.


Gaps in Iraqi accounting to UNSCOM suggest that Saddam retains a covert force of up to a few dozen Scud-variant SRBMs with ranges of 650 to 900 km.

Iraq is deploying its new al-Samoud and Ababil-100 SRBMs, which are capable of flying beyond the UN-authorized 150-km range limit.

Baghdad's UAVs?especially if used for delivery of chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents?could threaten Iraq's neighbors, US forces in the Persian Gulf, and the United States if brought close to, or into, the US Homeland.

Iraq is developing medium-range ballistic missile capabilities, largely through foreign assistance in building specialized facilities.

Wake up people please if you read all of the above that little drone is a big deal.




shit anonymous agent.....shit I say!! 13.Mar.2003 17:04

abovethesmoke

your good old usa holds all records for killing with weapons of mass destruction and state sponsored terror in places like El Salvidor and Nicaragua. Sell your pitiful propaganda elsewhere boy.

quick... 13.Mar.2003 17:13

someone

Now give us a list of the times Hussein used weapons that weren't provided by the US and in situations that weren't sanctioned by US...

I'm waiting...

How short our memory is to the days of the 1980's when Reagan talked about or Iraqi allies who were fighting the evil Iranians... Does that make Reagan a terrorist?

Yes 13.Mar.2003 18:26

CW

Yes, Reagan was a terrorist. And also half demented with alzheimer's disease. There's a pattern among republicans here. I can only remember as far back as Ray-gun, but there was clearly something wrong with him. He hardly knew his own name...kept thinking he was a 1930s football hero or something. Dazed and confused all through his presidency, it was only after it was over that we learned why he was so weird all that time.

Then there was bush senior, who was willing to bend over and kiss his OWN ass if someone would just let him be president. Also dazed and confused, he was so whacked out on Halcyon he started blathering about toads and threw up all over the Japanese prime minister.

So then we had Dan Quayle, who was so utterly dumb he was postively frightening. Yet there he was, being groomed to be president.

Now we have a guy who is obviously retarded. And this one got into the whitehouse, because they seem to have improved their ability to fix elections. He's the President Quayle we never had.

Each time one gets in there, they do insane things that only benefit a handful of extremely wealthy people while putting the rest of the world in peril. Whose hands are on these puppet strings???

Clear Evidence of WMDs 13.Mar.2003 18:30

Hana Blix

I've seen clear evidence of weapons of mass destruction with my own eyes. Huge, vast plains pocked with bunkers containing some of the deadliest nerve agents known to humankind. This is no illusion, no lie, no exaggeration. It's true. It isn't even a secret. The people for miles around these bunkers know about them and live in fear that they may someday leak. They're scattered along a barren highway, and anyone traveling along the highway can see them for themselves.

Don't just take my word for it. Go there yourself and see. These bunkers are in Umatilla, Oregon.

to 'anonymous' 13.Mar.2003 18:37

your mom

 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/iraqgate/iraqgate.html

On August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops rolled across the border into neighboring Kuwait. The invasion prompted outrage and action from the White House where Iraq's President Saddam Hussein was reviled as a modern day Hitler, potentially more dangerous by virtue of his nuclear weapons ambitions.

But Washington's view had not always been so negative....

to 'anonymous'
to 'anonymous'

France has been providing military aid .... 13.Mar.2003 18:47

anonymous

http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1132194.jpg



French President Jacques Chirac stood accused last night of being a blood brother of Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein.

France - No War For Oil 13.Mar.2003 19:22

anonymous

Saddam Hussein at nuclear reactor in France in 1975. Jacques Chirac seen at right in glasses...

Love at first sight

Saddam Hussein at a nuclear reactor in France in 1975. Jacques Chirac is at right in the glasses. Saddam wanted a nuclear reactor capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. France supplied its Osiris reactor which was named Osirak (Osiris + Iraq]. It was being erected when it was destroyed in a Sunday strike [June 7, 1981] by the Israelis, timed to save the lives of the French scientists helping with the construction.
  • By 1970, France was one of Iraq's main trading partners.
  • In December 1974, then Vice President Saddam Hussein invited then French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac to Baghdad. Chirac accepted and visited Iraq in 1975.
  • 1975 Saddam Hussein approved a deal granting French oil companies a number of privileges plus a 23 percent share of Iraqi oil.
  • Chirac agreed to sell two reactors to Iraq. The Iraqis purchased a 70-megawatt reactor, along with six charges of 26 points of uranium enriched to 93 percent -- in other words, enough weapons-grade uranium to produce three to four nuclear devices. Iraq also purchased a one-megawatt research reactor, and France agreed to train 600 Iraqi nuclear technicians and scientists -- the core of Iraq's nuclear capability today. One of the reactors, at Al-Toweitheh, 40 km south of Baghdad, was named Al-Tammuz or Osirak in reflection of its French predecessor, (Tammuz and Osiris are the names in Babylonian and Egyptian, respectively, for the same god in ancient pantheons.) Al-Tammuz emerged as the core of Iraq's efforts to develop nuclear weapons
  • Israel destroyed Al-Tammuz in an air raid. Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut who died in space shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003, was the youngest among the pilots who destroyed the Tammuz reactor in Iraq in an air raid on June 7, 1981.
  • In 1976, Saddam Hussein made his first and only visit to a western capital. At a Paris airport, Chirac called Hussein his "personal friend." Hussein agreed to sell France huge quantities of oil.
  • French arms sales and infrastructure projects in Iraq continued apace through the remainder of the 1970s. By the late 1970s, France was second only to the Soviet Union as a supplier of both civilian and military equipment to Iraq.
  • In the 1980s, the French socialist government continued the trend.
  • France strongly backed Iraq in its war against Iran.
  • France and Russia provided the bulk of Iraq's war support.
  • France supplied Iraq with sophisticated weaponry, including Mirage F1 fighter-bombers, Super Etendard aircraft equipped with Exocet anti-ship missiles, and equipment to improve the accuracy and range of Scud missiles. The sales are estimated at $20 billion.
  • When Iraq had trouble paying, France rescheduled its debt and included long term oil contracts.
  • In a 1986 report about Chirac's attempt to return to the premiership, the New York Times reported that the French official "has said many times that he is a personal friend of Saddam Hussein of Iraq."
  • In 1987, the Manchester Guardian Weekly quoted Chirac as saying that he was "truly fascinated by Saddam Hussein since 1974."
  • Iranians referred to Chirac as "Shah-Iraq" and Israelis spoke of the Osirak reactor as "O-Chirac."
  • When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, France took a lukewarm approach to the Kuwait's liberation.
  • President Francois Mitterand sent emissaries to 24 countries to assure their governments French participation was purely defensive.
  • Just a few days before Operation Desert Storm began in 1991, French envoys in Baghdad tried to find a diplomatic solution.
  • Only after the French Embassy in occupied Kuwait was raided and four French citizens kidnapped did Mitterand take a firmer line against Saddam Hussein.
  • After helping Saddam Hussein build airports, factories and weapons, France is saddled with $4 billion in unpaid bills.
  • In 1994, when American troops were rushed to the region after Iraq massed two divisions of Republican Guards near the Kuwaiti border, French Defense Minister Fran?ois Leotard came to Iraq's defense. He said Iraq had not violated any U.N. resolutions, and he accused the United States of playing election-year politics.
  • When Chirac became president, he followed his avowed model, General de Gaulle, to promote Gaulist power against U.S. power and support for Arab nations against Israel.
  • In 1996 Chirac delivered a speech at Cairo University where he forwarded France as an alternative to the U.S. as Middle East peace broker.
  • Chirac said Arabs would benefit from the change because the U.S. was to pro-Israeli.
  • In 1995, France reopened its embassy in Baghdad at the charg? d'affaires level.
  • In 1998, when the U.N. arms inspection effort in Iraq was collapsing, the French and Russians worked to head off an American attack. France denounced an American-British operation when it was staged.
  • France's best friends in the Middle East are Syria, Iraq and Iran.
  • While anti-war personalities claim the U.S. wants war for oil, France may want no war for oil.
  • In December 1996, the Jerusalem Post quoted Iraq's Oil Minister Amir Rasheed as saying: "'Friendly countries who have supported us, like France and Russia, will certainly be given priority" when the lucrative contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq are awarded after the oil embargo is lifted.
  • In December 1996, the London Mail reported that Western intelligence services had learned French companies had signed multi-million dollar contracts to help rearm Iraq, among other things, in exchange for oil.
  • At the 35th annual Baghdad international trade fair in November 2002, France was represented by 81 firms. Saddam Hussein gave the French and Germans priority in entering the Iraqi market. Regarding the Germans, this commercial priority was granted as a result of "the firm positive stand of Germany in rejecting the launching of a military attack against Iraq by the U.S," according to Al-Iraq, a government-run newspaper. "The importance of this fair is that it is a clear message that despite the risk of bombing, all these companies and all these countries still believe in peace," said Jihad Feghali, the managing Director of France's Nutris Company. The sanctions committee at the U.N. that reviews contracts between Iraq and international companies is constantly delaying and holding up Feghali contracts for review of dual-usage i.e. military value.
  • On February 14, 2003, The Irish Examiner reported that Richard Perle, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, said the French anti-war stance was driven by economic interests. French state controlled oil giant TotalFinaElf has exclusive exploration contracts worth $60 billion to $75 billion to develop the massive Majnoon and Bin Umar oilfields in southern Iraq, he said. Perle said oil experts who had analyzed the deal described it as "extraordinarily lopsided" in favor of the French company.
  • CIS Paris, a Parisian broker that is active in dealings of many kinds with Baghdad, brokered a deal among the Chinese producer, the Syrian land transporter and the Iraqi buyer of a chemical that is among the best binders for solid propellant in long range surface-to-surface missiles. The chemical is a transparent liquid rubber called hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene, familiarly known in the advanced-rocket trade as HTPB. This is not for the short-range Al Samoud 2 or old mobile Scuds. The Chinese producer was Qilu Chemicals, 116 DaWu Road in Zibo, Shandong province, China. A shipment of 20 tons of HTPB, the sale of which to Iraq is forbidden by U.N. resolutions and the oil-for-food agreement, left China in August 2002 in a 40-foot container. It arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus (the Mediterranean terminus for an Iraqi oil pipeline today) and was received there by a trading company that was an intermediary for the Iraqi missile industry. The HTPB was then trucked across Syria to Iraq. William Safire, French connection to Iraqi weapons reveals dubious motive, The New York Times, March 13, 2003
  • In 2003, beginning in January, a French company sold aircraft and helicopter parts to Iraq for its French-made Mirage jets and Gazelle attack helicopters. This was amidst coalition preparations to militarily disarm Saddam Hussein and debates on U.N. resolutions to authorize that action.

blah 13.Mar.2003 20:38

blah

blah blah blah blady blady blah blah

texas barbacue 13.Mar.2003 21:49

revolted

anyone, i mean anyone who thinks mass murder for any reason is a clinical button pushing, it's (over there) so it's ok, it'll never happen here, or to me, or my family, or my friends, war monger.............can go straight to HELL.
texas barbacue
texas barbacue

'anonymous'---French Connection isn't news 14.Mar.2003 02:36

so what

why would you care what the French do, anyway?

to Indymedia users, the French are just another Nuclear-armed Colonial Empire.

we already know that they--and Russia--are backpedaling on the Iraq invasion because of their oil deals with Saddam. They certainly aren't 'peaceniks'.

and don't even get us started on what the French did in Algeria . . .

besides, Saddam Hussein has plenty of other connections.

and how d'ya think North Korea got their nukes?
--------
Rumsfeld stuffs pockets with North Korean nuclear loot
 http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2003/02/28/120.html

Rumsfeld was on ABB Board During Nuclear Deal with North Korea
 http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=41&sid=1648385

ABB Opens Office in Democratic People's Republic of Korea
 http://www.abb.com/global/abbzh/abbzh251.nsf!OpenDatabase&db=/global/ABBZH/ABBZH250.NSF&v=553E&e=us&c=0DE210116977874BC1256B91004475F1
'anonymous'---French Connection isn't news
'anonymous'---French Connection isn't news

Gassing the Kurds at Halabja 14.Mar.2003 05:36

spider spider0@myway.com

The Security Council chose not to condemn Iraq
for the gassing of the Kurds at Halabja because
there was not enough evidence that it was Iraq
and not Iran. The US Intelligence agency reported
that it was Iranian gas and not Iraqi. The
report from the field was that the victims seemed
to be suffering from a blood agent and not
mustard gas. Cyanide, a blood agent, was the
chemical used by Iran.

how many times are we going to see that? 14.Mar.2003 11:58

sfd

how many times are you dumbshits going to post that silly photo of Rumsfeld and Hussein shaking hands?

Rumsfeld admited he sold chemical weapons to Hussein, what else do you want.

At least he is going in and cleaning up his mess. The french are taking a powder..

question for 'sdf' 14.Mar.2003 12:25

curious

"Rumsfeld admited [sic] he sold chemical weapons to Hussein"

wow.

when did this happen? source? date? exact wording of admission?