Thursday, October 28, 2004

Dumb As a Post...At Semi-Daily Journal

In response to the fact that no one has come forward to say they'd seen the HMX and RDX at Al Qaqaa when the 3rd Infantry or 101st Airborne was there in early April, the usual dimwits point to some newsies who appear to be even dumber:

Using GPS technology and talking with members of the 101st Airborne Division, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has determined the crew embedded with the troops may have been on the southern edge of the Al Qaqaa installation, where the ammunition disappeared.

For any posters from SDJ who have wandered over here: 5 Eyewitness News doesn't even know if they were at Al Qaqaa. And it wasn't "ammunition" that is claimed to have disappeared.

The news crew was based just south of Al Qaqaa, and drove two or three miles north of there with soldiers on April 18, 2003.

During that trip, members of the 101st Airborne Division showed the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS news crew bunker after bunker of material labelled "explosives." Usually it took just the snap of a bolt cutter to get into the bunkers 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.

Quite a scoop! You can make bombs with detonation cords and explosives.

Soldiers who took a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew into bunkers on April 18 said some of the boxes uncovered contained proximity fuses. 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."

Imagine that. Explosives in a weapons depot.

...."We weren't quite sure what were looking at, but we saw so much of it....

And none of it labelled as IAEA secured apparently. None of the pictured explosives is. Nor as HMX or RDX, which is what we need evidence of.

Good grief, I couldn't make up stupidity this gross.

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