Monday, May 31, 2004

War deters WMD:
Following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein by US forces in 2003, Qaddafi announced that his nation had an active weapons of mass destruction program, but was willing to allow international inspectors into his country to observe and dismantle them. The threat posed by illegal WMD programs had been cited by US President George W. Bush as one of his leading reasons for invading Iraq, and it is believed that after Saddam's downfall Qaddafi feared for the future of his own regime if he continued to keep and conceal the weapons. Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was quoted as saying that Qaddafi had privately phoned him, admitting as much.
International inspectors turned up several thousand tonnes of chemical weaponry in Libya, as well as an active nuclear weapon program. The process of destroying the weapons continues

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Tests Confirm Sarin Gas in Baghdad Bomb:
Comprehensive testing has confirmed the presence of the chemical weapon sarin in the remains of a roadside bomb discovered this month in Baghdad, a defense official said Tuesday
(from Associated Press, via Yahoo News).

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Childless couple told to try sex:
A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless - they weren't having sex
(from Ananova).

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Funny Flash: The Shining in 30 seconds with bunnies [Warning: contains graphic bunny violence].