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raytheon & the Cruise Missle that Killed 60 Civilians in Baghdad

category national | miscellaneous | news report author Tuesday April 01, 2003 20:27author by smart bum Report this post to the editors

another day, another massacre...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/dailybriefing/story/0,12965,927233,00.html

or

http://tinyurl.com/8lua

Meanwhile it has emerged - as a result of detective work on the internet by a Guardian reader - that the explosion in a Baghdad market which killed more than 60 people last Friday was indeed caused by a cruise missile and not an Iraqi anti-aircraft rocket as the US has suggested.

A metal fragment found at the scene by British journalist Robert Fisk carried various markings, including "MFR 96214 09". This, our reader pointed out in an email, is a manufacturer's identification number known as a "cage code".

Cage codes can be looked up on the internet ( http://www.gidm.dlis.dla.mil ), and keying in the number 96214 traces the fragment back to a plant in McKinney, Texas, owned by the raytheon Company.

raytheon, whose headquarters are in Lexington, Massachusetts, aspires "to be the most admired defence and aerospace systems supplier through world-class people and technology", according to its website (www.raytheon.com). It makes a vast array of military equipment, including the AGM-129 cruise missile which is launched from B-52 bombers.

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Raytheon Mini -Factoid of the Month:     Shane OCurry    Wed Apr 02, 2003 01:30 
   damd action     ali    Wed Apr 02, 2003 02:02 
   Not surprising     Lone gunman    Wed Apr 02, 2003 18:53 


 
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