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 Post subject: The Explosives?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:04 pm 
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This from which has a link to the actual video:
What are we to make of this?! Watch the video…

UPDATE: this is spreading like wildfire. Many thanks to the folks who’ve called and emailed us about it this morning. Here’s the story, from KSTP in Minneapolis:

Using GPS technology and talking with members of the 101st Airborne 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS determined our crew embedded with them may have been on the southern edge of the Al Qaqaa installation, where that ammunition disappeared. Our crew was based just south of Al Qaqaa. On April 18, 2003 they drove two or three miles north into what is believed to be that area.

During that trip, members of the 101st Airborne Division showed the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew bunker after bunker of material labelled explosives. Usually it took just the snap of a bolt cutter to get in and see the material identified by the 101st as detonation cords.

“We can stick it in those and make some good bombs.” a soldier told our crew.

There were what appeared to be fuses for bombs. They also found bags of material men from the 101st couldn’t identify, but box after box was clearly marked “explosive.”

In one bunker, there were boxes marked with the name “Al Qaqaa”, the munitions plant where tons of explosives allegedly went missing.

Once the doors to the bunkers were opened, they weren’t secured. They were left open when the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew and the military went back to their base.

“We weren’t quite sure what were looking at, but we saw so much of it and it didn’t appear that this was being secured in any way,” said photojournalist Joe Caffrey. “It was several miles away from where military people were staying in their tents”.

Officers with the 101st Airborne told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the bunkers were within the U.S. military perimeter and protected. But Caffrey and former 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Dean Staley, who spent three months in Iraq, said Iraqis were coming and going freely.

The right has been going nuts about this (Hannity: “The [explosives] story has been totally and completely and utterly debunked")--but if this report is what it seems to be, the floor is about to drop out from under them.

Ben Wikler

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:17 pm 
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Here's the link to the video:

Pictures are worth a thousand words, or at least a few votes.

So the Iraq gov't tells the IEAE on 10/10 that the munitions are missing, but it's Kerry and the NYTimes fault the story came out.

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