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If it doesn't bleed................

In reply to: possibly 'cos it's "breaking news"?

........it doesn't lead. Yep, that's the marching orders of the great media.

"The deal culminated more than a year of intense diplomatic and military initiatives ? kept hushed in fear of ambushes or attacks once the convoys were under way: first carrying 3,500 barrels by road to Baghdad, then on 37 military flights to the Indian Ocean atoll of Diego Garcia and finally aboard a U.S.-flagged ship for a 8,500-mile trip to Montreal."

Somewhat surprised that this was kept so quiet that the media didn't trip onto it, and thankful that they didn't.

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And bought by Canada

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Should we worry?? Devil

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No...not today

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Saddam's uranium finds home in Canada

A Canadian company has purchased more than 500 tonnes of yellowcake uranium, once controlled by the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The Saskatoon-based Cameco Corp., negotiated the purchase from the Iraqi government over the last few months, according to a report from The Associated Press. The government inherited the uranium from Saddam's now-defunct nuclear program.

"We are pleased ... that we have taken (the yellowcake) from a volatile region into a stable area to produce clean electricity," Cameco Corp. spokesman Lyle Krahn told The Associated Press
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Gee whiz, could it possibly be because it was kept a secret?

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The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program ? a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium ? reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

And who would think that it would be necessary to keep it secret that so much yellow uranium crossing 2 oceans should be kept secret?

Kudos to those who were able to keep it a secret !!!!

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Gee Whizz ...

Think we might hear any apologies from the media and crowd of bashers formerly shouting drivel about "No nuclear program ...", "no signs of Saddam hiding anything from inspectors...", "no potential for WMD ..."

No one should hold their breath waiting for them but those who uttered such should feel mortal shame.

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Now that Canada has yellowcake

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Concerned about our nuclear program?

Concerned about our "potential for WMD"?

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Canada's been a threat for years

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Cameco is the world's largest uranium producer accounting for 19% of world production from its mines in Canada and the US. Our leading position is backed by more than 500 million pounds of proven and probable reserves and extensive resources.
Canadians beware invasion from USA could come at any time.LOL

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We have our own uranium :)

In reply to: Canada's been a threat for years

I'm sure we will use it up before invading Canada...

BTW, I just read in the news in this morning's paper that France is going to upgrade all of their plants to a second generation model. They say they'll be exporting electricity to their neighbors.

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