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February 19, 2003

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Via Damian Penny,, this strange story in The Independent:
Three giant cargo ships are being tracked by US and British intelligence on suspicion that they might be carrying Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.

Each with a deadweight of 35,000 to 40,000 tonnes, the ships have been sailing around the world's oceans for the past three months while maintaining radio silence in clear violation of international maritime law, say authoritative shipping industry sources.

The vessels left port in late November, just a few days after UN weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix began their search for the alleged Iraqi arsenal on their return to the country.
There's more. It's certainly mysterious. And if it turns out to be true, it would give weight to Israel's assertion that Iraq tranferred it's WMD's through Syria or Iran.