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Cyanide Salt Block Found in Iraq
Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 03, 2004 | Fox News

Posted on 02/03/2004 7:30:50 PM PST by grimalkin

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:38:56 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON A 7-pound block of cyanide salt (search) was discovered by U.S. troops in Baghdad at the end of January, officials confirmed to Fox News.

The potentially lethal compound was located in what was believed to be the safe house of Abu Musab Zarqawi (search), a poisons specialist described by some U.S. intelligence officials as having been a key link between deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and the Al Qaeda (search) terror network.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 200401; aldhouri; alqaedairaq; ansaralislam; cbw; cyanide; iraq; iraqalqaeda; is; isis; sodiumcyanide; wot; zarqawi
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1 posted on 02/03/2004 7:30:51 PM PST by grimalkin
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To: grimalkin
i'm thinkin that the US is going to find oodles of wmd while the "What happened to wmd intelligence?" commission is studying the problem
2 posted on 02/03/2004 7:33:47 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Nemo communicates to the Mothership for futher instructions.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Not only WMD, but also Al Qaeda running around Iraq before the war started. Will Ol' Teddy the Swimmer acknowledge any of this?
3 posted on 02/03/2004 7:38:59 PM PST by EricT. (Californian by birth, Tennessean by choice.)
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To: All
This can't be. There are no bad things or bad people in Iraq. The Gulf war and the Iran-Iraq war was a mirage. This is probably just a camel salt lick.

How many people would a 7 lb Cyanide block kill?? More than 100??

If you threw it in a local water supply tank..would it contaminate it enough to kill a local populous??

4 posted on 02/03/2004 7:39:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: grimalkin
Mmm. . . saltlick. . .
5 posted on 02/03/2004 7:40:53 PM PST by explodingspleen
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To: grimalkin
That's a pretty big salt lick. Any experts around to say how many people that would kill?
6 posted on 02/03/2004 7:40:55 PM PST by armymarinemom (My Son Liberated the Honor Roll Students in Iraq)
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To: Dog
Ping in case you didn't see this.
7 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:16 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: zip
ping
8 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:43 PM PST by BOBWADE
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To: grimalkin
C'mon, people. We know that this must have been part of the Iraqi metal treatment experiments that ran in conjunction with their weather balloon program.
9 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:45 PM PST by zook
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To: grimalkin
Fox News' Bret Baier and Ian McCaleb contributed to this report.

...and there the media coverage ended.

10 posted on 02/03/2004 7:41:50 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Some days you're the windshield; some days you're the bug)
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To: ErnBatavia
What's up with that?
Perhaps it was deemed fake like every other thing they have found.
11 posted on 02/03/2004 7:48:59 PM PST by netmilsmom (God sent Angels- Homeschooling 1/5/04-6 yr.old now 2nd Gr./3 yr old now K)
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To: grimalkin
So finding this cyanide, and the ricin program, don't count for exactly what reason??
12 posted on 02/03/2004 7:55:03 PM PST by Williams
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To: grimalkin
It should be clear by now that the only weapons of mass distruction that liberals will recognize are those in stockpiles covering hundreds of acres. Unfortunately stockpiles of an agent like ricin or anthrax can fit in the area of a couple of sqare feet.
13 posted on 02/03/2004 7:57:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (.50 cal border fence)
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To: InvisibleChurch
I'm thinkin' there will be lots of WMD's found, oh, about late October, 2004.....LOL.
14 posted on 02/03/2004 7:57:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (For those Voting Dem/Constitution Party/Libertarian - I guess it's easier than using your brain.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Per my Merck Index...re: Sodium Cyanide.. "...violent poison! (their excl mark) LD (lethal dose for 50% of a given population) 15mg/kg in rats = .015gr/kg. Rats are not men (but some men are rats) Ergo a gram and a half would kill 50% of 220lb men. Potassium Cyanide 10mg/kg fatal to half a population. 7 lbs x 454 gms/lb KCN is potentially 317,800 50% fatal doses. So yeah, could do some damage in a water supply. Maybe not in LA's water supply with bazillions of gals of water, but in a small city-wide supply, yep.
15 posted on 02/03/2004 7:58:30 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (You get more with a gun and a smile than just a smile itself!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Any college Qual/Quant Lab Course student uses NaCN.

This amount of NaCN is NOTHING!!
16 posted on 02/03/2004 8:03:11 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: grimalkin
In a related story, democrat presidental candidate J F Kerry said the threat was overblown.
17 posted on 02/03/2004 8:05:56 PM PST by js1138
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To: grimalkin
Cyanide salts are used in hundreds of manufacturing processes.
18 posted on 02/03/2004 8:08:13 PM PST by tcuoohjohn (Follow The Money)
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To: zook
No, it was fertilizer, yeah, that's the ticket, it was fertilizer.
19 posted on 02/03/2004 8:09:49 PM PST by dawn53
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To: grimalkin
Sounds like AT LEAST

IN THE DIRECTION OF

a WMD, to me!
20 posted on 02/03/2004 8:12:23 PM PST by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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