It's my understanding the the UN inspectors as of FEB. 2003 were destroying 155mm war heads filled with mustard gas -- total of 50 liters of mustard gas. This is documented somewhere by the UN and Dr. Hans Blix in a testimony.
It's no surprise that Saddam may have still had some left and that the UN inspectors did not get them all.
posted on 04/17/2006 8:47:30 AM PDT
That is correct. However this top secret memo seems to indicate a huge quantity of the SPECIAL AMMUNITION to be transfer from one depot to other depots.
Regardless of the quantity, if as we think that these SPECIAL AMMUNITION shells are CHEMICAL WEAPONS it is yet another proof that Saddam did not destroy his WMD arsenal and thus President Bush did not lie to get us into the war, and we had all the right to remove Saddam regime from power.
posted on 04/17/2006 8:52:47 AM PDT
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To: avacado; jveritas
" It's no surprise that Saddam may have still had some left and that the UN inspectors did not get them all."
Remember, as our units where advancing on Baghdad, Saddam per L/MSM had TV reports, quick statement, not meant as analysis at that point, simply relaying news coming out of Iraq, to use bio/chem weapons against advancing US forces.
I am not trying to push the point, but perhaps they had enough stuff left at some of the special bunker areas, and Saddam gave permission for it's use against the invaders. If one considers the time line of this document, March 16 till April 14 2003.
It coincides with the opening days of the air bombardment of Baghdad and ends with the last day of official combat in Iraq where the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) had crossed the Iraq/Kuwait border to begin stability and support operations in Iraq.
Thanks again jveritas for your continued willingness to translate these documents.
posted on 04/17/2006 10:35:31 AM PDT
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