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04/04/2003 Entry: "Cyanide in the Euphrates"

"Q Well, there are reports now that there have been some chemicals found, et cetera. Is there any plans by the White House to ask Hans Blix or the United Nations to verify the possibility that these are actually chemical weapons?

"MR. FLEISCHER: One, we have expert teams on the ground who would be able to make those decisions and judgments, themselves. As for the future, we have never ruled out that the United Nations inspectors might have some type of role to play. But in terms of the immediate verification, that's something that the military is taking care of."
April 4, 2003, Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer

"But there were unconfirmed reports that US Marines had detected concentrations of cyanide and mustard gas in the Euphrates river while testing to see if was drinkable. The reports, on MSNBC television, might show Iraq has been dumping the agents in the river to avoid their discovery."
Vials hold explosives, not chemical weapons, By David Usborne in New York, 05 April 2003

"US marines also found cyanide and mustard gas agents in high concentrations in the Euphrates river, near An Nasiriyah, the US television network MSNBC reported."
Last-ditch threat from regime, Tim Ripley at US Central Command In Qatar, The Scotsman, April 5, 2003

Only MSNBC seems to have this story and yet I was told by a reliable source, my boss, that she heard it on a gov press briefing today. If so, I can't find it on the White House website; can someone help me out?

And as far as Hans Blix being able to verify something in a river six months from now, I won't mention that you never step in the same river twice. In 12 years the inspectors couldn't find this stuff. Is absence now proof that something exists as well as doesn't exist? Or does it just make everything suspect? And, if so, since many things are only true for a while now, isn't being skeptical the best way to go in these times?

Eh, TGIF.

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Dont you think that the truth is getting harder and harder to wrap our arms around as this thing goes on? Is there any doubt that troops will "discover" a large cache of chemical weapons sometime over there? I hope they peel off the purchase orders from Halliburton before showing them off to the press.

Two days ago PFC Lynch was being hailed as a combination Lara Croft/Audie Murphy blazing away at the enemy even as she loudly proclaimed her Christian faith! Katie Couric was even calling her Jessie as if she were some kidnapped kid from Utah. When her father came on the Today show and said that she really didnt have 33 gunshot wounds or 44 stabwounds the air seemed to go right out of Katie. You could almost hear someone in Hollywood muttering, "There goes our Lifetime movie."
Sheesh!

Posted by ozzy @ 04/05/2003 01:14 AM PST

 

 

 

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