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[casi] US, Blix, Drones, CIA

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It seems that the world knew of Iraq Drone possibility in 2001 ..

In its required annual report 2001 to Congress the CIA testimony:

>From Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass 
>Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions - 1 January Through 30 June 2001"

  "Iraq has worked on its L-29 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program, which involves converting 
L-29 jet trainer aircraft originally acquired from Eastern Europe. In the past, Iraq has conducted 
flights of the L-29, possibly to test system improvements or to train new pilots. These refurbished 
trainer aircraft are believed to have been modified for delivery of chemical or, more likely, 
biological warfare agents.

  We believe that Iraq has probably continued at least low-level theoretical R&D associated with 
its nuclear program. A sufficient source of fissile material remains Iraq’s most significant 
obstacle to being able to produce a nuclear weapon. Although we were already concerned about a 
reconstituted nuclear weapons program, our concerns increased in September 2000 when Saddam 
publicly exhorted his "Nuclear Mujahidin" to "defeat the enemy." The Intelligence Community remains 
concerned that Baghdad may be attempting to acquire materials that could aid in reconstituting its 
nuclear weapons program.."
All this stuff was very likely in the 8,000 pages immediately removed by the US before Iraq's 
Dossier was delivered to the United Nations members..   pg

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