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  • Bill Butler
    George My Fine American Friend... Our Prime Minister has Dealt with that issue on Behalf of you and the World at Large... Thanks for Posting anyways... Peace
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      George My Fine American Friend...

      Our Prime Minister has Dealt with that issue on
      Behalf of you and the World at Large...

      Thanks for Posting anyways...

      Peace Love Light & amp Happiness

      Bill in Canada aka

      RADIOMETRICMAN
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      Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 13:26:14 -0000
      Subject: [worldspaceteam] WAR?


      Sources: U.S. Navy Ships Heavy Armor to Gulf
      Wed Sep 4, 7:26 AM ET
      By Stefano Ambrogi

      LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy ( news - web sites)
      has booked a
      large ship to carry tanks and heavy armor to the Gulf
      this month as
      the Pentagon ( news - web sites) presses home a case
      for ousting
      Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ( news - web sites),
      shipping sources
      said on Wednesday.

      The U.S. Military Sealift Command chartered a U.S.
      flagged general
      cargo ship to sail from the southeast U.S. coast to an
      unspecified
      Middle Eastern port in the Gulf for discharge in late
      September, they
      said.

      This is the third shipment of arms and military
      hardware in a month
      using commercial shipping, which military analysts say
      shows the U.S.
      Navy has probably exhausted the capacity of its own
      fleet and
      resorted to the open market.

      The formal tender document, seen by Reuters, shows the
      ship will
      carry 67 separate pieces of "track general cargo,
      containerized cargo
      and rolling stock" measuring 56,000 square feet,
      slightly larger than
      a soccer pitch.

      Military experts say the dimensions and weight of the
      pieces
      specified in the document match almost exactly those
      of the standard
      U.S. Abrams battle tank.

      "This ship can easily carry tanks," said a shipping
      industry source
      familiar with the U.S. military tendering process.

      Military analysts say that the movement of heavy armor
      from the U.S.
      southeast coast to the Gulf mirrors similar movements
      ahead of the
      1991 Gulf War ( news - web sites) and is a key signal
      that the
      superpower is building up fire power in the region
      ahead of a
      possible military strike.

      In mid-August Reuters reported that the Navy booked a
      large ship to
      carry helicopters, ammunition and assorted "rolling
      stock" to the Red
      Sea.

      The story was initially denied by the U.S. Navy, but a
      Military
      Sealift Command spokeswoman later retracted the denial
      when
      confronted with documentary evidence.

      The Pentagon has said the shipments of military
      hardware in August
      were to support exercises in Jordan that have been
      planned for two
      years.

      Shipping sources doubted it.

      "Why jump into the commercial market in August when
      you knew the
      exercises were planned -- it just doesn't make sense,"
      one shipping
      source said.

      President Bush ( news - web sites) was set to meet
      congressional
      leaders on Wednesday to discuss the case for
      overthrowing Saddam.

      http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?
      tmpl=story2&cid=564&e=4&u=/nm/20020904/ts_nm/arms_usa_gulf_dc



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