Skip to comments.Key Findings (Duelfer Report): Iraqi Intelligence Had WMD, Tested on Humans
Posted on 10/07/2004 9:30:58 AM PDT by mojito
KEY FINDINGS (CHEMICAL) - Excerpt
ISG uncovered information that the Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) maintained throughout 1991 to 2003 a set of undeclared covert laboratories to research and test various chemicals and poisons, primarily for intelligence operations. The network of laboratories could have provided an ideal, compartmented platform from which to continue CW agent R&D or small-scale production efforts, but we have no indications this was planned. (See Annex A.)
ISG has no evidence that IIS Directorate of Criminology (M16) scientists were producing CW or BW agents in these laboratories. However, sources indicate that M16 was planning to produce several CW agents including sulfur mustard, nitrogen mustard, and Sarin.
Exploitations of IIS laboratories, safe houses, and disposal sites revealed no evidence of CW-related research or production, however many of these sites were either sanitized by the Regime or looted prior to OIF. Interviews with key IIS offi cials within and outside of M16 yielded very little information about the IIS activities in this area.
The existence, function, and purpose of the laboratories were never declared to the UN.
The IIS program included the use of human subjects for testing purposes.
KEY FINDINGS (BIOLOGICAL) - Excerpt
The IIS had a series of laboratories that conducted biological work including research into BW agents for assassination purposes until the mid-1990s. ISG has not been able to establish the scope and nature of the work at these laboratories or determine whether any of the work was related to military development of BW agent.
The security services operated a series of laboratories in the Baghdad area. Iraq should have declared these facilities and their equipment to the UN, but they did not. Neither the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM)nor the UN Monitoring, Verifi cation, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) were aware of their existence or inspected them.
Some of the laboratories possessed equipment capable of supporting research into BW agents for military purposes, but ISG does not know whether this occurred although there is no evidence of it. The laboratories were probably the successors of the Al Salman facility, located three kilometers south of Salman Pak, which was destroyed in 1991, and they carried on many of the same activities, including forensic work.
Under the aegis of the intelligence service, a secretive team developed assassination instruments using poisons or toxins for the Iraqi state. A small group of scientists, doctors and technicians conducted secret experiments on human beings, resulting in their deaths. The aim was probably the development of poisons, including ricin and afl atoxin to eliminate or debilitate the Regimes opponents. It appears that testing on humans continued until the mid 1990s. There is no evidence to link these tests with the development of BW agents for military use.
Did Saddam Fail Global Test by violating 1441 with it's zero tolerance clause??? Inquiring liberals don't want to know!
Murder a few, the rest shut up.
Well, one source said they don't, another says they do.
My gut says they do, and I'm trusting my gut.
bump for a later read
Somehow, i'm guessing these tests didn't exactly meet the ethical or procedural standards of an FDA Phase II clinical trial.
Lots to bookmark today! WHeee!
As a side note, does ANYONE need any more evidence of liberal bias in the media, after the events of even just today?!? ALL the media is shouting "No WMD's No WMD's, Bush Lied People died!", all the while IGNORING all of this OTHER stuff! Cripes, it's like the old saying, "I used to have to walk to school uphill, both ways!", dealing with the media in this country! Sheesh!
"no evidence" that these programs were for "military use.
It seems testing biological "toxins" on humans isn't considered WMD because... they didn't shoot missiles at them to test it?
Oh, one other question? Does this mean the Democrats will shut up about how we didn't find any WMD yet in Iraq (which we have) because Clinton "must've destroyed them in the bombings in 1998"? After all, if Saddam destroyed his own weapons in 1991, I guess Clinton really did bomb an aspirin factory and a baby formula factory.
a.k.a. "The Clinton Doctrine"
WMD ping for the archives.
Salman Pak, Salman Pak.
Now where have I heard that name before?
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