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Mark Galloway- I have found another quick uranium/yellow cake guide-for-dummies, on line - presented as a series of simple chalk board presentations for us non-scientists, here: http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/guide/prodhand/sld002.cfm Regards, pg ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark.Galloway" <Mark.Galloway@seamec.net> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 4:52 PM Subject: [casi] Centrifugal spin > > > > Greetings to all, > > This refers to "PG's" posting of "Memo to Mr Blair." Somewhat ironically, > anyone who is interested in a quick guide to centrifuge equipment and the > science behind it need look no further than the "Goods Review List" of May > 2002, pages 68 and following. Hussein Kamil's interview in 1995 also refers > to the progress Iraq made. > > Interesting to note also is that one of the parts hidden in Mahdi Shukur > Obeidi's garden and handed to the CIA recently, appears to have been part > of a bottom bearing assembly for a centrifuge. Until 1991, Obeidi was > responsible for Iraq's centrifuge programme. He and his family have been > removed from Iraq and given protected sanctuary in the USA. CNN interviewed > him. Short video clips of that interview are available. Obeidi buried the > parts and drawings "in a barrel" in 1991 on instructions from Saddam's son > and son-in-law, Kussai and Hussein Kamil. Unfortunately, Obeidi's own words > in respect of the revival of the Iraqi nuclear programme are not reported > or included in the CNN video clips. However, what is beyond doubt is that > in the 12 years since he buried the centrifuge parts and associated > technical drawings, Obeidi was never asked to retrieve them or to resume > work on the programme. > > I have seen a report that the CIA removed website photos of the parts, > quoting security concerns. From a limited look at the video, I would hazard > that the aluminium tubes Iraq sought to purchase (81 mm diameter), were > significantly too small in diameter for the bottom bearing assembly shown. > > What did Jack Straw say on the subject (Today programme - 14th July) > > "May I just say that one of the things which has happened since the fall of > Baghdad has been the discovery in Baghdad of technical documentation and > centrifuge parts which are necessary for the enrichment of uranium which > were buried at the home of an Iraqi nuclear scientist in Baghdad. > > Now people don?t bury technical documents, still less parts of centrifuges > unless they have a purpose in doing so and it?s difficult to believe there > was any purpose in doing so except that the preparations were being made > for further development of a nuclear programme." > > (My underlining of "were" - Jack Straw's emphasis) > > Judge for yourself the degree of spin. > > Kind regards, > > Mark Galloway > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 _______________________________________________ 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