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this threat is becoming very credible!!!

  1. Yak

    13,672 Posts.

    Read the bold stuff (mine).

    To the non-believers....Just read and digest - no need to fly off the handle.

    Hmmmm.......I wonder whether this is why Germany really doesnt want war to erupt as their involvement may surface.....

    Iraq threatens suicide attacks on U.S.

    German reports say Saddam has mobile bio-weapons labs

    Posted: February 3, 2003
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    Iraq will unleash thousands of suicide attackers against the United States if it invades, a senior Iraqi official tells Der Spiegel.

    Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said in the weekly German magazine that Iraq's ability to withstand U.S. military might was "unlimited" and that American ground troops would face tough resistance.

    "We have no long-range missiles or bomber squadrons, but we will deploy thousands of suicide attackers," Ramadan said. "These are our new weapons, and they will be used not only in Iraq."

    He also predicted other Arab countries would help defend Iraq in case of war.

    "This part of the world will become a sea of resistance and danger for the Americans."

    Ramadan reiterated Iraq's insistence that it no longer has weapons of mass destruction, and said his country is not working on an atomic bomb. However, another report originating in Germany strongly disputed that claim.

    German intelligence officials believe Iraq has truck-borne weapons labs for making chemical or biological weapons, the German magazine Focus reported Satvrday

    The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, August Hanning, has briefed lawmakers about the existence of such labs, telling them that Iraq bought parts that could be used for the purpose from German companies, said the weekly Focus.

    The laboratories are hidden in trucks that appear completely normal from the outside, according to Focus, which quoted the results of an investigation by the intelligence service, BND.

    Focus says BND officials gave details about the laboratories to the foreign affairs committee of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, in November. The head of the BND, August Hanning, told the deputies the Iraqi government had even bought equipment for the laboratories in Germany, Focus says. He said Baghdad had also attempted to buy material in Germany to build missiles.

    The weekly said the deputies had promised not to reveal the information given to them by Hanning. But some members of the conservative opposition have pressed the Social Democrat government to publish the BND findings, or at least hand them over to the U.N. Security Council.

    In a rare statement, the BND said yesterday it had, "with the government's consent, transmitted to the U.N. weapons inspectors information that it had gathered about Iraq

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