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Lets see, assuming each looter can carry 100 lbs, and that each looter only made one trip:

 

400 tons = 800,000 lbs;

 

divided by 100 lbs per looter;

 

That's only 80,000 little sneaks needed to steal the stockpile.

 

Yeah, I bet that's what happened (couldn't be the trucks on the satellite photos from before the invasion).

 

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>Yeah, I bet that's what happened (couldn't be the trucks on

>the satellite photos from before the invasion).

 

Sorry to inform you, but according to the highly respected globalsecurity.org, those satellite photos don't even show the right bunkers: "...a comparison of features in the DoD-released imagery with available commercial satellite imagery, combined with the use of an IAEA map showing the location of bunkers used to store the HMX explosives, reveals that the trucks pictured on the DoD image are not at any of the nine bunkers indentified by the IAEA as containing the missing explosive stockpiles." Oops. :o

 

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iraq/al_qa_qaa-imagery4.htm

 

And, none other than David Kay said last night on CNN that the ABC affiliate video shows that the IAEA sealed explosives were still there as of April 18, 2003. Oops again.

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>800,000 divided by 100 is 80,000? Interesting.

 

Bush apologists are known for their fuzzy math.

 

Let's see, if 200 Iraqis have half-ton pickup trucks, how many trips would they need to make?

 

Something like four apiece?

 

But only if they aren't hauling a trailer.

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>Lets see, assuming each looter can carry 100 lbs, and that

>each looter only made one trip:

>

>400 tons = 800,000 lbs;

>

>divided by 100 lbs per looter;

>

>That's only 80,000 little sneaks needed to steal the

>stockpile.

 

Small error in your arithmetic:

 

800,000 LBS of HE /100 is 8,000 little sneaks not 80,000.

 

While I'm not quite sure what the method might have been to spirit away that kind of quantity of HE, it isn't as unmanageable as you might think.

 

--EBG

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Your math task for today:

 

If a bomb containing 1 kilogram of this explosive was enough to destroy one Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland; how many Boeing 747s can be destroyed by 377 metric tons stolen from 9 bunkers in Iraq?

 

 

 

 

Answer below:

 

 

 

 

 

Every one of them in existence plus every other Boeing plane flying with a bit left over for luck.

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