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Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Those of you who believe Saddam had no WMDs, read this and tell me again how W lied. It's a little long,
    "I think you owe to yourself to at least read the MSNBC website article from AP that is the first reference
    site listed at the end of the following message. I had certainly not seen this article before.

    A national defense analyst says President Bush should be commended for keeping quiet about a discovery that could have blown
    his critics out of the water.

    Retired Major General Jerry Curry is a decorated combat veteran who served as an Army aviator, paratrooper, and Ranger during
    a military career that began during the Korean conflict. He recently wrote about a very under reported story by the
    Associated Press.

    According to the report, a large stockpile of concentrated natural Uranium, known as "yellowcake," reached a Canadian port to
    complete a top secret U.S. Operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad, and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.
    The Uranium material had been housed at a former Iraqi nuclear complex 12 miles from Baghdad.

    Curry says the president kept mum about the discovery in order to keep terrorists in the dark. "He made a very brave stand, a
    resolute stand..., in which he decided that he wasn't going to blab everything to the press," Curry commends. "...And in the
    meantime while he kept it quiet, he was buying time from the terrorists to get all that stuff out of the country. So that's
    what was done -- he just very quietly kept his mouth shut."

    "The press beat him to death for the last several years," he continues, "and now it turns out that, yes, there were weapons
    of mass destruction...." Curry also maintains that Saddam Hussein had an active nuclear program and the material could have
    been made into a nuclear weapon.

    President Bush's actions took courage, he notes, and all Americans should be thankful to have such a brave president who puts
    the welfare of the American people above personal considerations.

    On July 5, 2008, the Associated Press (AP) released a story titled: Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq. The
    opening paragraph is as follows:

    The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program (a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium) reached a
    Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage
    crossing two oceans.

    See anything wrong with this picture?

    We have been hearing from the far left for more than five years how Bush lied. Somehow, that slogan loses its credibility
    now that 550 metric tons of Saddam's yellowcake, used for nuclear weapon enrichment, has been discovered and shipped to
    Canada for its new use as nuclear energy.

    It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq. They had to sit on this
    information and the uranium itself for fear of terrorists attempting to steal it. It was guarded and kept safe by our
    military in a 23,000-acre site with large sand beams surrounding the site.

    This is vindication for the Bush administration, having been attacked mercilessly by the liberal media and the far-left
    pundits on the blogo-sphere. Now that it is proven that President Bush did not lie about Saddam's nuclear ambitions, one
    would think that the mainstream media would report the true story. Once the AP released the story, the mainstream media
    should have picked it up and broadcast it worldwide.

    That never happened, due in large part, I believe, to the fact that the mainstream media would have to admit they were wrong
    about Bush's war motives all along. Thankfully, the AP got it right when it said, "The removal of 550 metric tons of
    yellowcake, the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment, was a significant step toward closing the books on
    Saddam's nuclear legacy."

    Closing the book on Saddam's nuclear legacy? Did Saddam have a nuclear legacy after all? I thought Bush lied? As it turns
    out, the people who lied were Joe Wilson and his wife.

    Valerie Plame engaged in a clear case of nepotism and convinced the CIA to send her husband on a fact finding mission in
    February 2002, seeking to determine if Saddam Hussein attempted to buy yellowcake from Niger. The CIA and British
    intelligence believed Saddam contacted Niger for that purpose but needed proof.

    During his trip to Niger, Wilson actually interviewed the former prime minister of Niger, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki. Mayaki told
    Wilson that in June of 1999, an Iraqi delegation expressed interest in "expanding commercial relations" for the purposes of
    purchasing yellowcake.

    Wilson chose to overlook Mahaki's remarks and reported to the CIA that there was no evidence of Hussein wanting to purchase
    yellow cake from Niger.

    However, with British intelligence insisting the claim was true, President Bush used that same claim in his State of the
    Union address in January of 2003. Outraged by Bush's insistence that the claim was true, Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New
    York Times in the summer of 2003 slamming Bush.

    Wilson did this in spite of the fact that Mayaki said Saddam did try to buy the yellowcake from Niger. The Senate Select
    Committee on Intelligence disagreed with Wilson and supported Mayaki's claim. This meant nothing to Wilson who was opposed
    to the Iraq war and thus had ulterior motives in covering up the prime minister's statements.

    It was a simple tactic, really. If the far-left and their friends in the media could prove Bush lied about Hussein wanting
    to purchase yellowcake from Niger, it would undermine President Bush's credibility and give them more cause for asking what
    other lies he may have told.

    Yet the real lie came from Wilson, who interpreted his own meaning from the prime minister's statements and concluded all by
    himself that the claim of Saddam attempting to purchase yellowcake was "unequivocally wrong." Curiously the CIA sat on this
    information and did not inform the CIA Director, who sided with Bush on the yellowcake claim. This was made public in a
    bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report in July 2004.

    Valerie Plame also engaged in her own lie campaign by spreading the notion that the Bush Administration outed her as a CIA
    agent. Never mind that it was Richard Armitage - no friend of the Bush administration - who leaked Plame's identity to the
    press. Never mind that Plame had not been in the field as a CIA agent in some six years.

    The truth is, due to their opposition to the war, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, the mainstream media, and their left-wing
    friends on the blogo-sphere engaged in a propaganda campaign to undermine the Bush administration. Now that Saddam's uranium
    has been made public and is no longer a threat to the world, do you think these aforementioned parties will apologize and
    admit they were wrong?

    Don't count on it.

    The rest of the American people should hear the truth about Saddam's uranium. It is up to you and me to inform them.

    As far as the anti-war crowd is concerned, the next time they say that Bush lied, we should tell them to "have the yellowcake
    and eat it too."

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  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Quigley Sharps

    thanks so much for the info and article about Iragi WMD. i forwarded this to all on my email address list. a few of those, i hate to say actualy voted for ZERO. [gun]
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