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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Well no. Where are the plans? Where is the gun? Good old consistent Daily Telegraph and Con Coughlin. There were 'plans' (we've not seen, conveniently blown up in the Ministry of Defence, perhaps) it's range 'would have been' , it 'was to be built ...' so far a phantom smoking gun. As for scientists insisting it was conventional, but British say could have been fitted with non conventional chem bio - well, so can cruise missiles USA style. Don't I seem to remember also about interviews under duress and legality? These people have been disappeared, perhaps are some of those in Baghdad Airport shackled and hooded - or perhaps they have been offered some of those million$ bribes floating around. In either of those situations, were I Iraqi, Id be telling them anything they wanted to hear, I'd be doing it anyway if I'd just been disappeared. Maybe it's true, but with thirteen years of threats that Iraq has suffered, were I Iraqi, I'd be building one in my back garden if I had the know how. For the UK to trumpet about smoking guns and a missile that doesn't exist which 'might' go 600 miles, when parked in Fastlane, Scotland, on Trident submarines are nuke weapons which can wipe out life on earth, further bends the remaning mind. No smoking gun, a damp squib. Lord they must be desparate. Best, f. Britain finds Iraq's 'smoking gun': a top-secret missile By Con Coughlin in Baghdad (Filed: 25/05/2003) http://tinyurl.com/cmgd British military officers have uncovered an attempt by Saddam Hussein to build a missile capable of hitting targets throughout the Middle East, including Israel, The Telegraph can reveal. Plans for the surface-to-surface missile were one of the regime's most closely-guarded secrets and were unknown to United Nations weapons inspectors. Its range of 600 miles would have been far greater than that of the al-Samoud rocket - which already breached the 93-mile limit imposed by the UN on any Iraqi missiles. _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk