There have been some discoveries that have made the news, most notably an incident in May, 2004, when terrorists used a 155-millimeter shell loaded with sarin in an IED. The shell detonated, exposing two soldiers to sarin nerve gas (both of whom survived and recovered). It is this attack that provides one explanation as to why many of the finds have been classified.
I don't remember that story. Would you happen to have a link to it?
posted on 06/24/2006 11:27:22 AM PDT
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I don't have that link but yes I do recall it.
posted on 06/24/2006 11:35:30 AM PDT
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I don't have a link, but I remember reading about it as well. As I recall, it was a binary shell, and the fact that it didn't get spun down a tube and then in flight, was thought to be the reason why it didn't have much efficacy (insufficient mixing of the binary components).
posted on 06/24/2006 1:11:00 PM PDT
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That story was actually announced on ABC News the next day by Peter Jennings in the typical "so what" dismissive tone he had . The story was abruptly dropped from view by the media as were all other subsequent discoveries of Hussein's wmds. The current spin is that because the wmds are slightly older (as if one manufactured in 1990 is far less dangerous than one made in 1992), they are of no consequence.
The fact is that ever since the start of the war, we have been bombarded (no pun intended) by Big Media with the lie that "Saddam had no wmds!!". Now we know he had hundreds that he failed to reveal or destroy. So Big Media simply moves the goalposts to claim that the shells and canisters are harmless. Which leads me to want to detonate one in a crowded room full of lib naysayers. We'd see how "harmless" they were.
posted on 06/24/2006 3:59:47 PM PDT
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Can't give you the link, but there has been two incidents. One with mustard and one with nerve gas.
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