Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

How compromised were the UN inspection teams of Hans Blix?

Revelations by some Iraqi researchers indicate the Iraqi government may have had advance notice of supposedly surprise visits by U-N weapons inspectors.

Researchers at three Baghdad institutions say they were ordered to destroy some bacteria and equipment before the inspectors checked their facilities.

At the time, many inspectors complained privately that Iraqis appeared to have been tipped off about the visits.

All the researchers say their experiments were harmless and unrelated to weapons development. But they say they were told to destroy some bacteria and hide others in order to avoid problems with inspectors.

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