This one is interesting.
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Unusual mixture of chemicals. Any chemists in the crowd? Anyone know the special process Iraq used to produce VX nerve gas?
As usual, however, good job jveritas.
Very good, jveritas. You are still busy I see and you know that we thank you for your diligence in this task.
Some of these chemicals are apparently coming from western sources ... was any of this stuff banned material? Who was supplying it? France, Germany, Russia?
Good job, jveritas.
Sodium cyanide is a common reagent in organic synthesis. I used to produce HCN for reactions in the lab -- it has a funny sweet taste in the back of the throat. I heard of HCN related manufacturing processes back in the thirties causing the workers to turn blue somewhat permanently. This list of compounds is not, in itself, suspicious.
This is the only delusional defense of the letcherous left!
Pretty sad!!! Not to mention dangerous to the freedom of mankind!!!
Yet another good find jveritas, thanks again for your hard work.
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HCN is evolved when metal cyanides such as NaCN or KCN are treated with acids. This is one method by which prisoners in US jails are executed - they are strapped into a chair in a sealed, airtight room, and concentrated acid is dropped onto a large amount of a metal cyanide salt.
KCN is "Potassium Cyanide". From the CDC FactSheet on Cyanide :
* Hydrogen cyanide, under the name Zyklon B, was used as a genocidal agent by the Germans in World War II.
* Reports have indicated that during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, hydrogen cyanide gas may have been used along with other chemical agents against the inhabitants of the Kurdish city of Halabja in northern Iraq.
The list sounds like the inventory for a well stocked industrial metal pickling/plating facility.
The proportions and qty. here don't indicate this was for a chemical weapon. What does this factory do and what other chem items were requisiitoned? I see plating here. Low tech, but nevertheless.
Acording to the Wikpedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_cyanide
Sodium cyanide is used to extract gold and other precious metals from ore, and so metal mining operations consume most of the sodium cyanide production;
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You took the words right out of my mouth... this one is interesting...
Again, this is extremely significant, jveritas. Your work is of inestimable value.
I have long been an advocate of Saddam's "just-in-time" WMD capability.
With the recipe already in hand this document proves how readily available WMDs were for either "on-site" or "near-site" mixing.
The media (MSM) will NEVER admit that the presence of precursors equals the presence of WMDs.
The fact that these are on the same government document is extremely telling. If we knew the recipe, it would be instructive to know which quantities of which precursor is necessary to produce which WMD. 1200 pounds of sodium cyanide, 30000 pounds of sulfuric and 15000 pounds of hydrochloric is the ratio.
Is there enough of each item present to produce a weapon(s)? One would certainly think so.
^^^^^^^^ The MSM's take on this.