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Old 03-08-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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Dr. Blix...How come you did not report everything?

Iraqi drone 'could drop chemicals on troops'
From James Bone in New York

A REPORT declassified by the United Nations yesterday contained a hidden bombshell with the revelation that inspectors have recently discovered an undeclared Iraqi drone with a wingspan of 7.45m, suggesting an illegal range that could threaten Iraq’s neighbours with chemical and biological weapons.
US officials were outraged that Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector, did not inform the Security Council about the drone, or remotely piloted vehicle, in his oral presentation to Foreign Ministers and tried to bury it in a 173-page single-spaced report distributed later in the day. The omission raised serious questions about Dr Blix’s objectivity.

“Recent inspections have also revealed the existence of a drone with a wingspan of 7.45m that has not been declared by Iraq,” the report said. “Officials at the inspection site stated that the drone had been test-flown. Further investigation is required to establish the actual specifications and capabilities of these RPV drones . . . (they) are restricted by the same UN rules as missiles, which limit their range to 150km (92.6 miles).

Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, told the Security Council in February that Washington had evidence that Iraq had test-flown a drone in a race-track pattern for 500km non-stop.

In another section of the declassified report, the inspectors give warning that Iraq still has spraying devices and drop tanks that could be used in dispersing chemical and biological agents from aircraft. “A large number of drop tanks of various types, both imported and locally manufactured, are available and could be modified,” it says.

The paper, obtained by The Times, details the possible chemical and biological arsenal that British and US Forces could face in an invasion of Iraq. The paper suggests that Iraq has huge stockpiles of anthrax, may be developing long-range missiles and could possess chemical and biological R400 aerial bombs and Scud missiles, and even smallpox.

Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, told his fellow Security Council Foreign Ministers that the document was a“chilling read”.

General Powell resorted to reading passages from the paper out loud in the Council chamber. He pointed out that it chronicled nearly 30 times when Iraq had failed to provide credible evidence to substantiate its claims, and 17 instances when inspectors uncovered evidence that contradicted those claims. But his draft copy, dating from a meeting of the inspectors’ advisory board last week, did not contain the crucial passage about the new drone.

The decision by Dr Blix to declassify the internal report marks the first time the UN has made public its suspicions about Iraq’s banned weapons programmes, rather than what it has been able to actually confirm. “Unmovic has credible information that the total quantity of biological warfare agent in bombs, warheads and in bulk at the time of the Gulf War was 7,000 litres more than declared by Iraq. This additional agent was most likely all anthrax,” it says.

The report says there is “credible information” indicating that 21,000 litres of biological warfare agent, including some 10,000 litres of anthrax, was stored in bulk at locations around the country during the war and was never destroyed.

The paper, a collection of 29 “clusters” of questions for Iraq, offers some reassurance about Iraq’s missing botulinum toxin, which Unmovic believed is “unlikely to retain much, if any, of its potency” if it has been stockpiled since 1991.
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In my opinion, Dr. Blix is being played like a fiddle by Saddam Hussein. He is also if the report above is true, leaving things out and not providing the Security Council the whole picture. I am rapidly falling into line with the administrations position that we will act without the UN's permission.

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General Powell resorted to reading passages from the paper out loud in the Council chamber. He pointed out that it chronicled nearly 30 times when Iraq had failed to provide credible evidence to substantiate its claims, and 17 instances when inspectors uncovered evidence that contradicted those claims.

Yesssss.....this is compliance....this is cooperation!!!!!
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Edit, was off topic. Sorry.
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It sounds like the UN is turning into Screw-Up City. I'm confused. The British wanted to work with the UN, the last I heard. I'm off to check some more reports.
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It sounds like the UN is turning into Screw-Up City. I'm confused. The British wanted to work with the UN, the last I heard. I'm off to check some more reports.

Did you realy think that the UN was a place of democration and respect ?

The UN is all about selling en buying votes, manipulation and desrepect for other opinions.


BTW, Blix repoterted everything in the papers that he give out after his speech but he did not read it out loud in his speech.


Read you,....
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I beg to differ with your first statement, Rono, just for the record.
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Did you realy think that the UN was a place of democration and respect ?

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Read you,....
no, alot of us dont.

Yes
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Well my friend Rono, it's quite impossible to live up to a word, i.e. democration, that doesn't exist.

Perhaps you were thinking democratization?

So just who's example of democratization should the UN follow? George Bush's?

Dont make me sick.
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Dont make me sick.
I fail to see how comments like this and ridiculing ones knowledge of the english language (shoot me, I'm dutch) can lead to a healthy debate

so my proposition is,
that you don't post stuff like that anymore
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Anyhow, no doubt that the UN could have more democratic options on certain issues, like giving more consideration to the Group of 55 instead of other groups. But if you take a look on the UN charta and UN documents, I have to say that the principles laid down there favor a very democratic appraoch. How could it be any different? After all it is the United Nations, not one nation.
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people just dont seem to have any desire to address this issue, if it were the Bush Administration leaving something crucial out of a report there would be 100 angry replies to this thread, instaed, we have stuff about the correct part of speech of a word

if this is the example the UN is setting, how can they have any authority in telling others how to run their governments? people everyday ask this question of the US, but refuse to hold the UN to similar standards, interesting...
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Well my friend Rono, it's quite impossible to live up to a word, i.e. democration, that doesn't exist.

Perhaps you were thinking democratization?

So just who's example of democratization should the UN follow? George Bush's?

Dont make me sick.
I meant Democracy,...


The UN is not a place where you can find democracy.


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people just dont seem to have any desire to address this issue, if it were the Bush Administration leaving something crucial out of a report there would be 100 angry replies to this thread, instaed, we have stuff about the correct part of speech of a word
You noticed this too? It is getting so that you have to put either AIDS or George Bush in the thread to get a response.
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I am rapidly falling into line with the administrations position that we will act without the UN's permission.
Heheh, well a few weeks ago you predicted you'd go this route, so there's no surprise here.
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