Nuclear items missing in Iraq Oct 12, 2004
Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the UN's nuclear watchdog warned yesterday.
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I revived in my previous entry. During the first presidential debate, Kerry said: "When you guard the oil ministry, but you don't guard the nuclear facilities, the message to a lot of people is maybe, "Wow, maybe they're interested in our oil."
I'd personally go a bit further and say, "Wow, maybe they aren't even looking for nuclear capabilities and the WMD claims were a complete farce from the beginning". To further that thought do a google search
Satellite imagery and investigations of nuclear sites in Iraq have caused alarm at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
posted by Cyndy
Before the war, the buildings had been monitored and tagged with IAEA seals to keep tabs on their function and content. But US authorities barred IAEA inspectors from returning to Iraq after the war began in March 2003, instead deploying US teams in an unsuccessful search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Mr ElBaradei has therefore relied largely on satellite imagery in the latest report. IAEA teams were allowed into Iraq in June 2003 to investigate reports of widespread looting of storage rooms at the main nuclear complex, at Tuwaitha, and in August to take inventory of "several tonnes" of natural uranium in storage nearby. [ read the article ]