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To: jveritas; eyespysomething

Don't know if this is helpful or not. I've been searching for a list of banned items and it includes lots of stuff (including pencil erasers of all things), but this is a link to the UN resolution that describes the import/export mechanism in place for Iraq.

http://www.fas.org/news/un/iraq/sc/sc6137.htm

I suppose it's possible some of this stuff is dual use, but not when the military is requesting it!


25 posted on 05/23/2006 7:35:17 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan,)
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To: SittinYonder; jveritas
Statement about Iraq and chemicals and dual uses and sanctions:

Iraq elected to develop a local capacity for thiodiglycol production using ethylene oxide and hydrogen sulfide obtained from its petroleum industry. By the end of the Iran-Iraq war, they had the capability to produce mustard gas without the need to use outside suppliers for precursors (although they still bought hydrochloric acid abroad because they could do so relatively cheaply and - by claiming a different use - easily). They were thus effectively immune to the opinions - and the sanctions produced by those opinions - of the international community.

42 posted on 05/23/2006 7:52:44 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Hellen Keller's favorite color is Chuck Norris.)
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To: SittinYonder; jveritas; eyespysomething; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; Captain Ed
The Quantity is rather high for use in Lab experimentation....I would think...

What was the chemical in the drums that we kept finding as we were rolling into Baghdad...?

73 posted on 05/23/2006 8:40:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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