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2002 Document: Request For 500 KG Of SODIUM CYANIDE A Precursor For A Chemical Weapon (Translation)
Pentagon/FMSO website for Iraq Pre-war documents ^ | May 23 2006 | jveritas

Posted on 05/23/2006 7:13:05 PM PDT by jveritas

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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
" What was the chemical in the drums that we kept finding as we were rolling into Baghdad...?"
We do have to remember they had different types of industries, chemical, machine etc.. To darn things could probably be used in a duel use way. But it always goes back to we know he gassed his people and the Iranians. Any one that has a problem with that is rather naive. Gotta run. Started new job at Home Depot this week. work work work. hang in there.
101 posted on 05/24/2006 4:29:08 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The group seems to be from Zoo AL Fiqar factory.


102 posted on 05/24/2006 5:09:48 AM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

This looks like a plating or pickling industrial operation. Cleaning, pickling, anodizing aluminum (hence the dye) or chromium plating by the zinc method.

Cyanide is not at all uncommon in industry; in the US the annual usage is tremendous.

Thanks for all the translations, jveritas.


103 posted on 05/24/2006 5:37:44 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: jveritas

Excellent j... will get it out.


104 posted on 05/24/2006 5:43:28 AM PDT by AliVeritas ("Quod Deus vult" (Urban II))
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To: jveritas

http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/chrome/chromeplating.pdf

This article is full of cyanide, acids, trivalent chrome, nickel, and all the other stuff that makes metal plating not a terribly "green" activity.

Do a search on cyanide in the pdf and you will see that it is frequently mentioned.


105 posted on 05/24/2006 5:47:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: xzins

bump


106 posted on 05/24/2006 6:00:27 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Socratic

Your right, it could be used in a copper strike bath. I've seen pyrophosphate used. It gives a better coating and addresses the environmental concerns you mentioned.


107 posted on 05/24/2006 6:38:52 AM PDT by spunkets
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To: Eagles6

I'm sure it was all for chrome-plating AKMs for awards. Saddam had several. See? It's all harmless. /sarc


108 posted on 05/24/2006 6:59:06 AM PDT by Sender (The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. Old Chinese proverb)
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To: jveritas

Thank you for keeping us informed jveritas. I was wondering where you were. Missed you. Tis a very interesting piece of information...Wonder what they were planning?


109 posted on 05/24/2006 7:02:05 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: jveritas

Not a chemist, but aren't these used to manufacture baby milk. Paging Peter Arnett...


110 posted on 05/24/2006 7:21:26 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: jveritas

Bumped and bookmarked


111 posted on 05/24/2006 7:22:36 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: jveritas
SODIUM CYANIDE is a dual use chemical used to make sarin. I'll get back to you when I find a complete list of dual use chemicals banned in Iraq.

Also: "Sodium cyanide is controlled by the Australia Group, an informal export control regime intended to prevent chemical weapon proliferation."

You may want to contact the Australia Group.

112 posted on 05/24/2006 7:34:19 AM PDT by avacado
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To: jveritas

Joe Wilson says this is not true. He had Turkish Coffee with some Govt officials (who always tell the truth) and determined that it is a lie, just like the yellocake.

LOL


113 posted on 05/24/2006 7:47:04 AM PDT by jw777
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To: jveritas

Here''s something about the Finnish supply sodium cyanide to Iraq in 2002.

Finnish detectives investigated suspicions of Iraqi WMDs in 2003

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Finnish+detectives+investigated+suspicions+of+Iraqi+WMDs+in+2003/1101981878033


114 posted on 05/24/2006 7:48:44 AM PDT by avacado
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To: jveritas

Okay.... I found the GRL (Goods Review List) of banned dual use items.

http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N01/668/53/PDF/N0166853.pdf?OpenElement

All resolutions pertaining to Iraq with link to the GRL:
http://www.casi.org.uk/info/scriraq.html


115 posted on 05/24/2006 7:59:13 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SittinYonder

Nitric Acid has a lot of uses including processing yellowcake uranium!


116 posted on 05/24/2006 8:01:24 AM PDT by Chickenhawk Warmonger (All aboard the Chickenhawk Express... www.chickenhawkexpress.blogspot.com)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger; eyespysomething; jveritas
Nitric Acid has a lot of uses including processing yellowcake uranium!

Chickenhawk has provided interesting information. Did we ever figure out anything about the aluminum tubes at the plant?

117 posted on 05/24/2006 8:07:13 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic t gehate, t ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille furor gan,)
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To: avacado

Very interesting, thank you very much.


118 posted on 05/24/2006 8:46:22 AM PDT by jveritas (Hate can never win elections.)
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To: jveritas

I doubt it is banned, but it is controlled. There are a fair number of chemical process that use it.


119 posted on 05/24/2006 9:01:16 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: avacado
"SODIUM CYANIDE is a dual use chemical used to make sarin."

No.

120 posted on 05/24/2006 9:05:26 AM PDT by spunkets
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