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Posted on 04/10/2006 11:17:03 AM PDT by jveritas
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I'm so glad to see you have a blog where you're keeping all this valuable information in one place. We're all indebted to you. Please keep up the GREAT work!
The truth is in there!
The defeated liberal are not going to be the first to cover this, they will be only forced to cover it. I would like to see our talk radio show hosts talking about these documents, but unfortunately they are not doing nearly enough, in fact they are ding nothing to cover, and I am really disappointed by this.
-Begin UN document excerpts.
16 April 1998
NOTE BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
C. Chemical weapons
1. Actions required of Iraq
37. The Security Council required Iraq to unconditionally accept the destruction, removal or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of all chemical weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities (para. 8 (a) of resolution 687 (1991)).
8 April 1991
RESOLUTION 687 (1991)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 2981st meeting, on 3 April 1991
8. Decides that Iraq shall unconditionally accept the destruction, removal, or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of:
(a) All chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities;
-End UN document excerpts.
So you are 100 % correct Jveritas. Iraq was required by UN resolutions to destroy or provide ALL equipment, ALL chemical WMD agents and ALL related documents. The existence of this document, their own tests which indicate the presences of chemical WMD agents, are ALL clear violations of the UN resolutions. Whether this was for defensive purpose or training purposes is immaterial to the violation.
Not quite a smoking gun, but definitely a smoking document !
Thank you very much for this great information my fellow freeper, it further proves that this document is an important one.
Good work, again, jv. I think critics answer that question with this old saw, "Saddam was propping up his regime on fear. Having people think he had WMD was just as good as having them."
This may just as well be another indication why Bush doesn't come out with this stuff. It may turn out that all the Intelligence Agencies had it wrong because Saddam hoodwinked everyone....or because Saddam's generals had him hoodwinked, or.....time (and more translations) will tell....
Anthrax - as in the kind used in 2001 - is a strategic weapon, like nukes. These others (listed above), as far as I know are tactical weapons, like bullets.
But someone please tell me I'm wrong.
Most professional armies would have chemical units for the purpose of protecting their troops from an attack, and disposing of the hazardous material from such an attack.
My understanding of the Iraq army is that they followed Soviet Doctrine. Chemical units would be present in larger units in that case would it not?. I'm guessing (as I don't have reference present) Regiment and above.
Isn't it reasonable to suppose that this could be the case here?.
My understanding of these units is that they do not launch chemical attacks.
This is not to say that Iraq did not have units which were trained to launch chemical attacks through artillery, but, we should be careful to differentiate the missions.
I think proof of the intent to launch such an attack will be found with precursors and artillery shells designed for this purpose. Not necessarily in units trained to DETECT and decontaminate.
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