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by KGAI
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 265335

RE: 777X Updated Information And Developments

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Don't those look like 777 tails in the...

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by KGAI
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 265335

RE: 777X Updated Information And Developments

<img border=0 src="http://boeing.mediaroom.com/file.php/88055/twin_aisleK65914_med.jpg" width="450" height="360" border="0"/><a href="http://boeing.mediaroom.com/file.php/88056/twin_aisleK65914.jpg" target="_blank"> full sized version</a> couple observations: 1) we knew previously the new 777s will ...

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by KGAI
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 744 Touch And Go With Wheel Touches The Ground
Replies: 40
Views: 13015

RE: CI 744 Touch And Go With Wheel Touches The Ground

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by KGAI
Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Airline Serious Engine Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 8157

RE: Chinese Airline Serious Engine Problem

Those straps are NOT seatbelts

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The A340-500 The Same As The A345?
Replies: 45
Views: 11128

RE: Is The A340-500 The Same As The A345?

I'm a bit curious as to how this came about. Most people wouldn't have a clue about what an A340 is. So your coworker obviously knows at least a little bit about airplanes. And I can understand if he knows "A340-500" but not "A345". But to know the NICKNAME yet not the PROPER name.... It's like know...

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Grants 240 Min Etops
Replies: 24
Views: 4819

RE: FAA Grants 240 Min Etops

According to this article, the new rules aren't ETOPS240. They remove any specific diversion time limits altogether. Seems like a pretty momentous decision to me. <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2007/01/09/Navigation/177/211460/US+FAA+to+end+ETOPS+range+restrictions+for+qualified.html"...

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by KGAI
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First "Green" Falcon 7x Pics In The US
Replies: 18
Views: 11271

RE: First "Green" Falcon 7x Pics In The US

Business jets are not all about cruise efficiency. 3 engines afford better short field performance than 2, which IS a big consideration for biz jets.

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by KGAI
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Common Core Powers P&W's Vision
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

RE: Common Core Powers P&W's Vision

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And A Civilian BWB
Replies: 58
Views: 6952

RE: Boeing And A Civilian BWB

However, this whole thread has got me thinking: do airliners even turn much in typical operation? I imagine you'd do some pretty big maneuvering around airports, where the total duration is relatively short and passengers are belted in anyways. In cruise, any turns over waypoints can perhaps be much...

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And A Civilian BWB
Replies: 58
Views: 6952

RE: Boeing And A Civilian BWB

I think people are still not understanding the G vs vertical motion. Aircraft pull Gs when they turn. This G is the same in any plane. However during a roll, whereas in a normal aircraft you only experience a roll, in a BWB you experience up and down Gs. How much it is, I couldn't tell you off the t...

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by KGAI
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing And A Civilian BWB
Replies: 58
Views: 6952

RE: Boeing And A Civilian BWB

I think the concern with a BWB is not so much G-forces as much as plain old up and down motion involved with sitting so far from the centerline. In turns passengers would be rising or descending instead of rolling. I imagine this is akin to riding the waves in a small boat and can certainly cause ai...

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by KGAI
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Accomplishments In 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2707

RE: 787 Accomplishments In 2006

<img src="http://boeingmedia.com/imageView.cfm?id=14675&ResID=4" border=0> I believe this is the first picture of the 787 with flaps extended. Anyone else notice that the high speed ailerons both extend and droop to act as flaps? A bit of a departure from prior Boeing practice, where the high speed ...

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by KGAI
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of The 747-8 And 747-7?
Replies: 14
Views: 17658

RE: Future Of The 747-8 And 747-7?

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by KGAI
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Landings At Philipsburg Too Outlandish
Replies: 34
Views: 5580

RE: Are Landings At Philipsburg Too Outlandish

Up or downdrafts are good reasons for why the touchdown zone is well PAST the piano keys. The piano keys mark where the displaced threshold starts. Pavement prior to that are not to be used for landing. In effect, the KLM 747 landed off the runway. If there hadn't been concrete there and they landed...

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by KGAI
Wed May 17, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video Of AA Flt 77 To Be Released
Replies: 242
Views: 20324

RE: Video Of AA Flt 77 To Be Released

I don't need to see the videos to know that it was AA77 that hit the Pentagon. I do not even think it's the US government's responsibility to "prove" that 9-11 happened the way it did. However, I do wish the government would release more videos from the Pentagon -- I'm sure they have more. Perhaps t...

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by KGAI
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 14256

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?

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by KGAI
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 14256

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?

Heh well I was being a bit ironic. Taiwan's administration likes to point out that China has more than 500 ballistic missiles pointed at Taiwan. With that kind of armament, do you think they need to resort to using passenger planes? Yet the administration often cites security as the reason for the f...

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by KGAI
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 14256

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?

Wow Chiawei, take it easy there, is "Barbarians" your favorite word or what? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;borde...

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by KGAI
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?
Replies: 48
Views: 14256

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines?

Actually, Taiwanese carriers are now allowed to overfly Chinese airspace on their way to Europe. This actually came about because the Taiwanese government opened up Chinese airspace to Taiwanese carriers, not the other way around. The Chinese government has indicated that they are ready to allow dir...

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by KGAI
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Cool Bird Eye Aircraft Imagery
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

RE: Very Cool Bird Eye Aircraft Imagery

WOW  Wow!
This is even better than Google Earth!

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by KGAI
Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380:feeling A Bit More Cramped?
Replies: 53
Views: 12015

RE: A380:feeling A Bit More Cramped?

I don't see the problem here. The A380 is longer than the 747, but the main deck will have less people, mainly because the front of the interior is taken up by the stair. As a passenger, you deal with the volume immediately around your seat, and the A380 will have wider seats than the 747. As for up...

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by KGAI
Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Road Trip Along The Eastern Seaboard
Replies: 9
Views: 4642

RE: Road Trip Along The Eastern Seaboard

If you've never been to NYC then you should probably do that first. Last time I was up there I got parking near the hotel, and the hotel had vouchers for the parking, so it was <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. If you're going to Virginia, then come visit DC too! A bit cold to walk o...

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by KGAI
Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Lord Of The Rings Fans.
Replies: 24
Views: 4239

RE: Question For Lord Of The Rings Fans.

I thought elven spirits were supposed to go rest in that place of the gods? I forget the name of that continent. So these ghosts might be "lost" or something. Don't know, don't have the book around. The most annoying departure for me is the "fall" of Aragorn. Seems a bit extraneous considering they ...

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by KGAI
Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

If anybody is still reading this thread, an interesting chart:

http://www.ott.doe.gov/facts/archives/fotw246.shtml

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Like Britain's Foreign Secretary, Mr. Straw
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

I Like Britain's Foreign Secretary, Mr. Straw

Hear hear from me as well.

I'm glad that somebody can articulate the goal of the mission without sounding like he's reading off a list from some Cliffs notes.

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

KFRG Who are my? I am me, and I say what *I* think. Those are personal observations and I stick by them. Maybe I didn't say it's an "opinion" in my first post, but I clarified this point already. You obviously also base a bunch of opinions of Europeans just from people who post on this board. Same d...

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

heh, just read your latest post cfalk, posted while I was writing my own. I see I directly contradicted your thoughts.

I never thought of democracy as being slightly misrepresentative in favor of minorities. Good point.

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

KFRG I'm not buying into some "Euro <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym>" I immigrated to this country and that's just my observation. <I>"The average Joe is aware for instance that the England is across the pond in Europe."</I> Yah, but can the average joe find it on a ma...

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

Great posts Cfalk! Let me just pick up where you left off: <I>"you imply that the equal weight of one persons vote is not being maintained in modern democracies. i would like to remind you that the new eu constitution is not in effect because this prequesite was not acceptable to poland and spain."<...

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

actually KFRG, Zak's right
The vast majority of Americans, like, oh, 90%, are CLUELESS about the rest of the world.

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

Also, the world's oil market is one SINGLE market. So let's assume the US takes all of Saudi's oil. Then the other suppliers like Russia and Venezuela and Nigeria would sell oil to the rest of the world. This is like how we buy gas. Let's say I get all my gas at this one Shell station. And then Exxo...

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

<I>"We use all of Saudi Arabia's oil. Yes, it would be protecting "The World's" oil supply, but it is in reality used only by America."</I> This comment is neither here nor there. It's just simply not true. What's up with people making stuff up and passing it off as fact. <a href="http://www.cia.gov...

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual Object In The Toilet
Replies: 33
Views: 2670

RE: Unusual Object In The Toilet

The SIM card is where the user's account info is stored. So you stick that in a phone, and it's like programming the phone to be that account. But all the info is still in the card, so you can just take the SIM card out and take your account info with you, independent of the phone. BTW, Jkw777, the ...

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Chinese Year
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

RE: Happy Chinese Year

"what does that mean Airways1 ?"

Wish everybody have a lucky Year-of-the-Monkey, and everything goes well (according to heart).

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

I read the first and 2nd article. Browsed the third. First 2 mentioned oil, but they didn't say, like some have, that the US is invading Iraq to gain "control over iraqi oil production." They said that the US should take steps to ensure that Saddam Hussein does not get out of control (gain WMD) and ...

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bored? Here's A Very Stupid But Addictive Game!
Replies: 47
Views: 2327

RE: Bored? Here's A Very Stupid But Addictive Game!

another 323.4

I guess that's the theoretical high for this game.

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

And let's get some perspective here. Everybody just hears the word "OIL" and thinks free money. In fact, how much money does oil generate? Saudi's GDP is $270 billion US dollars, 75% of which is from oil revenues. So, somebody explain to me why the US, with a 10 trillion dollar economy, would go to ...

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shiites Play It Mad Smart
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

RE: Shiites Play It Mad Smart

Seems to me everyone sees the situation based on their preconceived notions. If you assume beforehand that the US is just starting the war in order to control oil, then the delay of elections reinforces the notion that the US just wants to stay in power as long as possible. But if you think the US w...

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by KGAI
Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330-300 Engines
Replies: 8
Views: 6282

RE: A330-300 Engines

Actually the 777 has a longer wingspan.

I find that, to me, the 777 looks like a "jumbo" while the Airbus widebodies just look like widebodies, similar to the 767.

The 777 sits noticeably higher off the ground than the others.


Also, 777 does have a supercritical wing. As does the 767.

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 728/928 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

RE: 728/928 Update

and if you post a Chinese link maybe I can read it

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by KGAI
Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!
Replies: 76
Views: 10694

RE: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!

MITaero (reply 49), nowhere did I say the airline is good or bad. I've never flown it and have no opinion one way or the other. My point was that the livery on a plane is meant to represent your company. The non-effort that PIA obviously put into this new "color-scheme" does not speak well for them....

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 Failure -- NOT
Replies: 101
Views: 14007

RE: 767-400 Failure -- NOT

I believe Boeing's exclusivity deals with American, Continental, and Delta were annulled in a deal with the EU when Boeing bought McDonnell Douglas. Now it's just an informal thing.

Don't know about the relative dates of 767-400 sales vs the merger though.

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!
Replies: 76
Views: 10694

RE: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!

I mean come on! It's not even Eurowhite. At least those have painted tails.

This is just White-on-sort-of-White.

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by KGAI
Fri Jan 16, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!
Replies: 76
Views: 10694

RE: First PIA With B777 Aircraft!

Nice tail design: "P I A"
just enough info for us to know who to laugh at
GENIUSES!  Yeah sure

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by KGAI
Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Detained At GRU
Replies: 104
Views: 10360

RE: AA Crew Detained At GRU

1 question to those questioning why US doesn't fingerprint UK citizens: how many other countries is Brazil fingerprinting? none? hm... Seems like a lot of effort to install those machines to just spite 1 country. Have at it. Still discrimination though. The US exempts less than 20 countries, so thos...

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by KGAI
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Airport In The World?
Replies: 42
Views: 20689

RE: Biggest Airport In The World?

Hong Kong has the largest single terminal.

Also, I think Kansai's terminal is the longest building in the world.

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Chemical Weapons' Found In Iraq
Replies: 76
Views: 3595

RE: 'Chemical Weapons' Found In Iraq

I believe that the chemical weapons that were documented while the UN was there was destroyed. The biological stuff, that's harder to quantify. Powell implied they had "tons and tons", but he was actually talking about the growth media that you can find in any biology lab. The problem the US had wit...

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RE: Flight OS111 No Engine Landing: Procedures?
Replies: 16
Views: 6197

RE: Flight OS111 No Engine Landing: Procedures?

The guy was just asking if you lost engines what would you set the flap. He's not questioning whether the pilots did something wrong. If the plane was in cruise and had glide down then you would only put out flaps and gear when you are certain you can reach the runway, b/c both those things add drag...

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Max Trust Vs Mtow
Replies: 22
Views: 3600

RE: Max Trust Vs Mtow

Sovietjet, Friction is what makes a car move. That's why you don't break it. If you overcome the friction between tire and road, that means the car is skidding. The friction we are talking about here is friction within the plane's mechanism, that prevents the wheels from turning. Break that friction...

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by KGAI
Tue Jan 13, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Chemical Weapons' Found In Iraq
Replies: 76
Views: 3595

RE: 'Chemical Weapons' Found In Iraq

<I>"Just because you have not found it does not mean that it does not exist."</I> True. But after 8 months of US having free rein in the place, the probability is that they didn't exist. I agree that part of the original UN deal was that he drop the weapons and open up to unconditional inspections, ...

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