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June 8, 2005
Saddam's London Embassy Stockpiled Arms

For Brits who have spent most of the last three years protesting on behalf of the Saddam regime, the discovery of a major arms cache at the abandoned Iraqi embassy in London should force them to reconsider their opposition to his removal from power. London police have discovered not only firearms, but also bugging devices and even cattle prods in the safes within the empty building:

A cache of guns, bugging devices and other equipment has been discovered at Iraqs abandoned embassy in Britain, the countrys newly appointed ambassador said on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard confirmed a number of firearms had been recovered from the embassy in an upmarket area of southwest London but declined to say when.

The guns could be explained as necessary for embassy security, but the cattle prods and the cameras and bugging devices reveal a different use of the embassy than most Londoners know. The bugging systems would have been deployed against Saddam's critics, and the cattle prods would have been used on those who didn't come up with the needed information through bugging alone. All of this would have happened right in the middle of London, not on the streets of Baghdad.

Perhaps the people from International ANSWER can come up with a good reason for an embassy to have cattle prods at the ready for diplomatic personnel, a reason that meshes with the notion that Saddam represented no threat to the world. Londoners looking at this cache of the tools of Saddam's trade should think again about their opposition to his removal.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at June 8, 2005 5:23 AM

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