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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 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" (http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/bian_jan_2002.htm#4 QUOTE: "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 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk