Thursday, July 22

World

Eeek?

Update:
Iraq's Interior Ministry dismissed as "stupid" a report in a local newspaper on Wednesday that said three nuclear missiles had been found near the town of Tikrit.

A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.

Asked by Reuters about the report, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry said: "It's stupid."


I doubt this story is true, but if it is, I have two responses:

1. Eeeeek!

2. We have at most twenty-four hours of grace before being told by the Left that WMDs were never the issue.

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.

I suspect that they may have found missiles, but with conventional or possibly chemical warheads. Or likely the whole think is bunk. But...

If it does pan out, where the hell did he get nuclear warheads from? We know he never got close to making them himself. The only country in the Middle East with nukes is Israel, and I somehow doubt that is the source. North Korea might have one or two, but would they sell their ace-in-the-hole? India and Pakistan are more worried about each other than about bringing in a few bucks. The US and UK we can rule out. One would certainly hope we can rule out France, and China hasn't been acting that stupid lately. So, did the Russians lose track of some of theirs? If so, we have a hell of a problem.

Probably jumping at shadows. Probably.

(California Yankee via Evil Glenn)

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1 Almost certainly bogus. I think I saw somewhere the suggestion that the previous editor of al-Sabah was fired or quit while complaining loudly about American interference in the running of his paper, which was founded by the CPA, not more than a day ago. This might have been his fuck-you stinkbomb thrown just prior to being escorted from the premises.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Thursday, July 22 2004 02:38 PM (iTVQj)

2 You mean he did a McGeough? Paul McGeough was the Sydney Morning Herald's man in Iraq. His last act before leaving the country was to file that story accusing Iyad Allawi of executing prisoners... Based on what these two guys he met told him.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 22 2004 10:28 PM (kOqZ6)

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