im not sure if you actually believe your own fabrications, or if you simply dont think anyone will take the time to read your links and catch you on them.
I'm sorry dubla, but you are just plain wrong on this and you are the one that is trying to regurgitate something after being called on it several times.
FACT: Colin Powell showed photo's of installations at the UN
FACT: Said installations were labelled as weapons factories and storage
FACT: said installations were reported moved and bulldozed by powell......these are from your second link (bold, italic mine):
Most of the launchers and warheads had been hidden in large groves of palm trees and were to be moved every one to four weeks to escape detection.
We also have satellite photos that indicate that banned materials have recently been moved from a number of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction facilities.
Let's look at one. This one is about a weapons munition facility, a facility that holds ammunition at a place called Taji. This is one of about 65 such facilities in Iraq. We know that this one has housed chemical munitions. In fact, this is where the Iraqis recently came up with the additional four chemical weapons shells.
Here you see 15 munitions bunkers in yellow and red outlines. The four that are in red squares represent active chemical munitions bunkers.
How do I know that? How can I say that? Let me give you a closer look. Look at the image on the left. On the left is a close-up of one of the four chemical bunkers. The two arrows indicate the presence of sure signs that the bunkers are storing chemical munitions. The arrow at the top that says "security" points to a facility that is a signature item for this kind of bunker. Inside that facility are special guards and special equipment to monitor any leakage that might come out of the bunker. The truck you also see is a signature item. It's a decontamination vehicle in case something goes wrong. This is characteristic of those four bunkers. The special security facility and the decontamination vehicle will be in the area, if not at any one of them or one of the other, it is moving around those four and it moves as needed to move as people are working in the different bunkers.
Now look at the picture on the right. You are now looking at two of those sanitized bunkers. The signature vehicles are gone, the tents are gone. It's been cleaned up. And it was done on the 22nd of December as the UN inspection team is arriving, and you can see the inspection vehicles arriving in the lower portion of the picture on the right.
I'm going to show you a small part of a chemical complex called "Al Musayyib", a site that Iraq has used for at least 3 years to transship chemical weapons from production facilities out to the field. In May 2002, our satellites photographed the unusual activity in this picture.
Here we see cargo vehicles are again at this transshipment point, and we can see that they are accompanied by a decontamination vehicle associated with biological or chemical weapons activity. What makes this picture significant is that we have a human source who has corroborated that movement of chemical weapons occurred at this site at that time. So it's not just the photo and it's not an individual seeing the photo. It's the photo and then the knowledge of an individual being brought together to make the case.
This photograph of the site taken 2 months later, in July, shows not only the previous site which is the figure in the middle at the top with the bulldozer sign near it, it shows that this previous site, as well as all of the other sites around the site have been fully bulldozed and graded. The topsoil has been removed. The Iraqis literally removed the crust of the earth from large portions of this site in order to conceal chemical weapons evidence that would be there from years of chemical weapons activity.
simon, can you see the error in your logic? your argument was that the u.s./u.k. said they knew "exactly where" the weapons factories were before the war. to prove this, you provided links to powells presentaion. but in powells presentation, all the confimed weapons factories that he presented as evidence had already been moved or bulldozed! yet, as proof, you want the u.s. to now go in and "find" these bulldozed sites? in order for your arguement to be correct, you have to show that the u.s. claimed they had "exact" locations on CURRENT, CONFIRMED facilities. im sure youre intelligent enough to know the difference.....and your links DO NOT in any way shape or form back up your fabrication. all they show is that the u.s. claimed to have photos of sites that had been moved and bulldozed, and photos of mobile weapons labs....which i had already stated.
FACT: The USA refused to divulge locations to the UN weapons inspectors
is this one a "FACT" simply because you label it as such? from your link:
I might add at this point that we are providing all relevant information we can to the inspection teams for them to do their work.
Some links for you to review so you can refresh your obviously faulty or selective memory
ah simon, my memory isnt "obviously faulty or selective".........your argument has been, for awhile now, that the u.s. claimed they knew "exactly" where these confirmed active weapons factories were, and therefore should have been able to march in and find them. your links failed to back up this argument.....failed miserably. perhaps reading your own links before presenting them as evidence would help?