The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Sunday, April 06, 2003

Frequently Written Headline:

U.S. Finds No Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq

Yet again, this time from Reuters.

Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail notes in its war update that tests on the thousands of boxes of white powder found in a cache near Baghdad have turned up negative for chemical weapons, although the nerve-agent antidote atropine was on hand. A more detailed report that suggests that the white powder is most likely an explosive is available from The Independent.

The Conrad Black-owned Daily Telegraph is reporting that Iraqi troops have dumped hydrogen cyanide and mustard gas in the Euphrates River. So far, this story has not yet made its way onto other websites such as the BBC or Guardian Unlimited or to air so it must, for now, be regarded as unverified. Another repeat of that “huge chemical weapons plant” that wasn’t? Stay tuned.

If you need reminding, though Saddamn Hussein and his ilk are murderous bastards (weapons of mass destruction or not), there’s this piece in The Observer about “something terrible... something muderous, something evil” that British forces have found near Basra.
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