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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:01 PM
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What's up with all of those tons of missing explosives?
That was short lived.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:03 PM
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1. You know, the other day I was out dumpster-diving --
-- and I think I SAW the missing explosives. They were in an alley just behind our local JoAnne Fabrics store.

But I didn't give it much thought at the time because I was worried that Brad and Jennifer might break up.
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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:05 PM
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2. Funny I was surfing e-bay a while back and saw a bunch up for sale under
Bush Memorabilia
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:18 PM
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5. Yes. I think Tom DeLay won that auction --
-- He has plans to REALLY re-district Texas.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:11 PM
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3. I saw them outside of Joanne's Fabrics too
they had the No Smoking sign taped on the side.

I couldnt agree more. I mean, what is the significance of a few billions dollars worth of lost weapons here and there, when Brad and Jennifer are calling it quits.

I just cant think about it for too long. I'll get all upset again and it'll ruin my mascara.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:17 PM
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4.  : )
also: I love the Cage quotation.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:22 PM
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6. I think they located some of them
in that mess tent.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:27 PM
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7. That's what I was thinking.
They are coming back to us little by little.
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:29 PM
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8. Yeah, I saw a news flash last night about
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 02:31 PM by Jose Diablo
some more, but the news showed them a few milliseconds after they ignited on the side of a road in Iraq. It was also only 10 maybe 20 pounds of the 300 tons or so that went missing.

There is probably more here and there around the world. Who can say where exactly.

Edit: Or was it 300,000 tons. I forget exactly.
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:37 PM
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9. This ties into another story!
AP announced that terrorists were moving from Iraq to Europe. They have plenty of explosives that the US army has made available to them that they can use in Europe. If you think the people in Europe don't like Bushie now, just wait until he is responsible for killing so many people in Europe.
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:50 PM
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10. That stuff was pretty good explosives too
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 03:03 PM by Jose Diablo
As explosives go I mean.

I can't remember the name exactly, but I googled it and researched it a little.

It wasn't TNT but something about 2.5 times as powerful. It also had a shelf life that is pratically forever, ya know the stuff that blows-up doesn't leak out and get unstable over time.

Takes a detonator to set it off too. Very much safer to use for the one setting it off.

There was only about 3 companies that make the stuff. Of course, the production of the stuff is tracked and its practically impossible for someone to get, unless you are government. They don't like just anybody buying this stuff.

I wonder why the military didn't think this stuff was important enough to guard until it could be destroyed?

Trying not to monday quarterback, but I'd think someone should have identified unexploded ordinance as being a high priority to guard.

Strange. Who planned this thing anyway?

Edit: Hey, I know. Nobody figured the explosive would be a problem as all the people in Iraq would be happy with the tanks and troops rolling in, after getting the shit bombed out of themselves from the air attack. So here is what was ordered: only guard those warehouses that have flowers because after we liberated them, the people would want to throw flowers in the roads as the troops marched by. Thats got to be it.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:55 PM
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11. Sounds perfectly plausible to me...
I guess they are still waiting for their ticker-tape parade...
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