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Hundreds of Iraq police fall ill at meal
AP via Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2006 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA

Posted on 10/08/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever

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To: Pukin Dog

From the same source


Ingestion of ricin is generally less toxic because it is not absorbed well and may degrade in the digestive tract. Out of 751 ingestions recorded, only 14 resulted in a death.


http://www.emedicinehealth.com/biological_warfare/page5_em.htm


151 posted on 10/08/2006 6:39:18 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: COEXERJ145

How about a condition peculiar to Middle easterners .. like sickle cell to blacks?


152 posted on 10/08/2006 6:39:29 PM PDT by knarf (Islamists kill each other ... News wall-to-wall, 24/7 .. don't touch that dial.)
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To: VastRWCon; mainepatsfan
I will go farther and blame the USA DEMOCRATIC PARTY and the MSM for thier total lack of support from the begining of this war. If it wern't for them this war would have been over by now. They the DEMOCRATS and the MSM are responsible for all this bs.

Nope. Sorry, but the MSM and the Dems have very little to do with what is actually going on over there. They have much more of an effect and at home, but AQ and the rest of the terrorists over in Iraq couldn't really give a flip less what some politicians in Washington are saying.
153 posted on 10/08/2006 6:39:40 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: fishergirl

I'm looking for the book,,,It's in the house,,,somewhere,,
"Yellow Rain" is the title,,It's about Chemical Warfare,,


154 posted on 10/08/2006 6:40:42 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: FairOpinion
re #133

Blame the dems if you want. In this instance it is simply untrue.
155 posted on 10/08/2006 6:40:48 PM PDT by kinoxi (.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever
Given that there is not a more singular evil that embodies these terrorists; it would not be surprising.

Given that is difficult to wrap one's mind around this evil. . .makes it seem at least, almost surprising; if only for the moment it takes to do a reality check. . .

156 posted on 10/08/2006 6:40:52 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal free. . .or suffer their consequences. . .SAVE THE TERRORISTS! VOTE DEMOCRAT. . .)
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To: Famishus

Jog ye back to your senses bump.


157 posted on 10/08/2006 6:41:20 PM PDT by mother22wife21 (Dog Soldiers-Great Movie!)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

"SALMAN PAK

WORKED ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF BACTERIA DISEASES LIKE

CHOLERA, AND A DISEASE CARRIED-BY RATS IN THE MIDDLE AGES"

http://www.fas.org/irp/gulf/cia/960417/70485_01.htm


158 posted on 10/08/2006 6:41:26 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/ricin/facts.asp

Ricin FAQ


159 posted on 10/08/2006 6:42:19 PM PDT by EBH (All great truths begin as blasphemies. GB Shaw)
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To: Joan Kerrey

Warfarin inhibits the livers' production of coagulation factors (certain proteins in the coagulation cascade). If warfarin (coumadin) is taken it take several days for it to inhibit the synthesis of these proteins. The proteins circulating in the bloodstream are 'degraded' as it passes through the body. Normally it is in a steady state of production and degradation. If production is impeded, the degradation will continue on and thus the PT will become longer and longer. But for the first few days, we place people on theraputic doses of heparin IV or IM. Heparin is rapidly metabolized and must be given either continously or frequently.


160 posted on 10/08/2006 6:42:39 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: floridareader1

I guess they're going all out for their last throes.


161 posted on 10/08/2006 6:43:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Pukin Dog; hstntxs
Ricin

That seems to be a general consensus. The ability to concentrate whatever was used; and accelerate the absorption and metabolizing really does point toward an exotic agent. I do not currently know anyone that is N/B/C. There is also the chance that this was not in the food. Aerosol, powder, or gas delivery could have been used.

162 posted on 10/08/2006 6:44:49 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: FairOpinion
Source

[b.2.]
SERIAL:  (U) IIR 2 340 0306 91.
/*********** THIS IS A COMBINED MESSAGE ************/
COUNTRY:   (U) IRAQ (IZ).
SUBJECT:      IIR 2 340 0306 91/ IRAQI CHEMICAL MUNITIONS,
MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS, AND STORAGE FACILITIES (U).
WARNING:   (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE. 
-                       DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DOI:       (U) 900600.
[b.2.]
[b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]
SUMMARY:                 THIS REPORT FORWARDS INFORMATION
CONCERNING AM IRAQI CHEMICAL AGENT AND ITS ANTIDOTE, THE LOCATIONS
OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS STORAGE FACILITIES AND MANUFACTURING PLANTS,
AND ONE TYPE OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS DELIVERY SYSTEM.
TEXT:  1.                 IRAQI MUSTARD GAS--IRAQI FORCES HAD AN
EXTREMELY POTENT GAS CALLED "KHARDAL" IN ARABIC.  (FLDCMT--KHARDAL
TRANSLATES IN ENGLISH AS MUSTARD.)  THE GAS WAS ORIGINALLY
MANUFACTURED IN THE SOVIET UNION BUT IS NOW MADE IN SAMARAH, IZ
//3412N04352E//.  SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE INCLUDE BLEEDING FROM THE
EYES, EARS, AND NOSE TWO MINUTES AFTER EXPOSURE.
2.                 MUSTARD GAS ANTIDOTE--THE IRAQIS POSSESSED A
SOVIET-MADE ANTIDOTE FOR THE GAS.  THE ANTIDOTE WAS ADMINISTERED
VIA AN AUTO-INJECTOR WHICH CONSISTED OF A SMALL NEEDLE CONNECTEDTO
A BULB.  THE BULB'S DIAMETER WAS APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OFÔINCH, 
AND ITS LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY ONE INCH.  THE INSTRUCTIONS
ON THE ANTIDOTE WERE WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN.  ( [b.1. sec 1.5.(c)]      SOMEIRAQIS
WHO READ RUSSIAN INDICATEO THE EXPIRATION DATES ON THE ANTIDOTES
RANGED FROM 1940 TO 1959.)  IRAQI SOLDIERS FROM SOME UNITS DID NOT
USE THE ANTIDOTE AS A RESULT OF THE HIGH RATE OF USER FATALITIES.
([b.1. sec. 1.5(c)]  COULD NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FATALITIES.
POSSIBLE REASONS INCLUDED INCORRECT USAGE, EXPIRED SHELF LIFE OF
THE ANTIDOTE, OR POISONED COMPONENTS OF THE ANTIDOTE.  ANOTHER
POSSIBILITY WAS THE ANTIDOTE WAS A PLACEBO AND THE GAS WAS
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FATALITIES.)
3.        IRAQI MANUFACTURE OF CHEMICAL
MUNITIONS--CHEMICALS WERE MANUFACTURED IN SAMARAH, THENTRANSPORTED
TO VARIOUS FACTORIES AND STORAGE FACILITIES WHERE THE CHEMICALS
WERE MATED WITH THE MUNITIONS AND THEN STORED.  ANOTHER CHEMICAL
MANUFACTURING PLANT WAS LOCATED WEST OF THE TIKRIT/BAIJI ROAD.  THE
CHEMICAL PLANT WAS CALLED A FERTILIZER PLANT, BUT IT ACTUALLY
PRODUCED PRODUCTS FOR CHEMICAL WEAPONS.  ( [b.1. sec.1.5.(c)]     COULDNOT
REMEMBER IF THE PLANT WAS NORTH OR SOUTH OF BAIJI; HOWEVER, [b.1. sec.1.5.(c)] 
INDICATED THE HIGHWAY HAD BEEN REROUTED TO TAKE TRAFFICFURTHER
EAST OF THE PLANT.)  THIS PLANT HAD ITS OWN POWER STATION EQUIPPED
WITH FOUR STEAMSTACKS.
4.                 STORAGE OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS--THERE WERE A
NUMBER OF CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITIES IN THE VICINITY OF BAGHOAD.
THE MAJORITY OF THE  FACILITIES WERE UNDERGROUND WITH DECOY
FACILITIES ABOVE GROUND.  MANY OF THE DECOY FACILITIES WERE
SLAUGHTER HOUSES AND CHICKEN FACTORIES. [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]   --CHICKEN
FACTORIES COVERED POULTRY PRODUCTION FROM HATCHERY TOPACKAGING.)
    A.                 ONE CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITY WAS LOCATED
EAST OF DORA IN SOUTHEAST BAGHDAD.  IT WAS BORDERED BY THE TIGRIS
RIVER ON THE EAST AND THE DORA EKPRESSWAY ON THE WEST.  A CHICKEN
FACTORY AND A SLAUGHTER HOUSE WERE LOCATED DVER THIS COMPLEX.
CONVENTIONAL MUNITIONS WERE ALSO STORED AT THIS FACILITY.
    B.                 A CHEMICAL MUNITIONS STORAGE FACILITY WAS
LOCATED IN THE ABANDONED CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES.  THERE WERE
APPROXIMATELY NINE BUILDINGS WHICH WERE FORMERLY USED BY IRAQI
CUSTOMS OFFICIALS AS A CLEARING FACILITY.  THESE BUILDINGS WERE
LOCATED HALFWAY BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND ABU GHARI8, NORTH OF
 HIGHWAY 10
AND SOUTH OF AN U/I HIGHWAY STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  ROADS INSIDE
THE BUILDINGS LED TO UNDERGROUND CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITIES.  THE
BUILDINGS GARAGED THE SPECIAL VEHICLES USED TO DELIVER THECHEMICAL
ROUNDS TO THE AIR FORCE, ARTILLERY, OR OTHER ELEMENTS.
    C.                 AN UNDERGROUND CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITY WAS
LOCATED ONE-THIRD OF THE DISTANCE FROM ZAKHU TO DAHOOK,
APPROXIMATELY 500 METERS TO THE WEST OF THE ZAKHU/DAHOOK ROAD.
ABOVE THIS FACILITY IS AN ABANDONED CHICKEN FARM.  THE CHICKEN FARM
WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY BIG DOSHMAN COMPANY, A DUTCH COMPANY,
BETWEEN 1978 AND 1979.  THE BUILDINGS REMAIN; HOWEVER, THE
INTERIORS HAVE BEEN GUTTEO.
    D.                 THERE WAS A WEAPONS/AMMUNITION STORAGE DEPOT
IN THE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF JALULA.  AT THIS COMPOUND WERE SOME
BUNKERS SURROUNDED BY TIGHT SECURITY.  [b.1. sec 1.5.(c)]     --NO ONE WAS
ALLOWED NEAR THE BUNKERS, AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUNKERS WERENOT
PERMITTED.)    [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]  BELIEVED THE BUNKERS CONTAINED EITHER
CHEMICAL OR MISSILE MUNITIONS.)  THE BUNKER AREA WAS ENCLOSED BYA
PHYSICAL BARRIER CONSISTING OF TWO BARBED WIRE FENCES SEPARATED BY
A ROLL OF CONCERTINA WIRE.  THERE WERE MANY CHECKPOINTS LOCATED
THROUGHOUT THIS HIGH SECURITY AREA.
5.                  CHEMICAL MUNITIONS DELIVERY SYSTEM [b.1. sec. 1.5.(c)]
         AT LEAST FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF MISSILES IN THE IRAQI
INVENTORY--AL HUSSEIN, ABI BIL, AL HIJRAH, AND HAMZA.  THE HAMZA
WAS A SECRET MISSILE THAT HAD TWELVE CHEMICAL WARHEADS.  NFI.
[b.2.]

163 posted on 10/08/2006 6:45:40 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: GSlob

It must be some type of "Blood Agent" from somewhere
to act this fast,,,Nasty Stuff,,,


164 posted on 10/08/2006 6:46:19 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: hipaatwo
Exactly:

Overview: The Russian military discovered the potential use of trichothecene mycotoxins as biological toxins shortly after World War II, when civilians ate bread baked from flour contaminated with species of fusarium mold. Some victims developed a protracted lethal illness characterized by initial symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and exhaustion followed within days by fever, chills, muscular pain, and an imbalance of the red and white blood cells accompanied by pus-forming or other disease-causing organisms or their toxins in the blood or tissues.[119] According to UNSCOM, Iraq researched trichothecene mycotoxins, including T-2.[120]

Gulflink

165 posted on 10/08/2006 6:47:31 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: MikefromOhio; VastRWCon
I strongly agree with VastRWCon. The point is this war has been fought by PC rules from the get-go. The Libs and the MSM set that pace way back when, and the RINOs have been their gatekeepers.

AQ is reading right out of the DNC playbook. If you think they don't follow our politicians, then give a listen to the last three AQ videos. They could easily substitute Howard Dean for Azzam the American, short of the invitation to Islam.
166 posted on 10/08/2006 6:48:36 PM PDT by hegemony
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To: antidisestablishment

Nasty nasty bastards. I would pay to watch them burn in hell slowly.


167 posted on 10/08/2006 6:49:48 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
Possible overdose of some type of typically prescribed anticoagulant?
168 posted on 10/08/2006 6:49:59 PM PDT by hegemony
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To: michigander

From the story, I am assuming whatever it was, it was ingested, rather than breathed or absorbed through the skin. Maybe I'm wrong?


169 posted on 10/08/2006 6:50:14 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: michigander

Only 1% died from such exposure:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_gas


170 posted on 10/08/2006 6:51:34 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: SuzyQue
Maybe sent through an air-duct system?
171 posted on 10/08/2006 6:52:03 PM PDT by hegemony
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To: hegemony

PC rules?

What the hell?

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of terrorists that we've put into the ground how PC this war has been.

I laugh at comments like that.


172 posted on 10/08/2006 6:52:28 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: hegemony
Hi,,Hege,,,Sounds like Weaponized something,,,
I'm sure the "leftovers" are in the US by now,,,
173 posted on 10/08/2006 6:54:09 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: SuzyQue
I am assuming whatever it was, it was ingested, rather than breathed or absorbed through the skin.

I would guess that ingestion is a hell of an exposure.

But this can't be, we all know there's none of this kind of stuff in Iraq, right?

174 posted on 10/08/2006 6:54:26 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: delacoert

You have obviously never tasted my wife's cooking....AAACK!

She treats me like a god...
She gives me burnt 0fferings for dinner...


175 posted on 10/08/2006 6:55:53 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is the enemy of all mankind...AlJazeera is its PR Firm)
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To: ConservativeMind

600-700 Iraqi police got ill, and 10 or 11 died. So the percentage sounds similar.


176 posted on 10/08/2006 6:56:34 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: hipaatwo
These sick mothers will burn no matter what.

If our hypothesis is correct, I guess the "No WMD" crowd will be disappointed.

Seems like strange timing. Are the roads from Syria that bad?

177 posted on 10/08/2006 6:56:34 PM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: hegemony

The story said the "soldiers". Implies to me that the cooks, dishwashers, etc. were not sickened. Just guessing; I'll have to wait to hear more.


178 posted on 10/08/2006 6:57:49 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: Dog

What about T-2 mycotoxins.... 'yellow rain'? It was reported used in Afghanistan in the 80's.


179 posted on 10/08/2006 6:57:54 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: fishergirl

'Rats would just respond that the war has inflamed them and caused them to develop wmd they would not have otherwise.


180 posted on 10/08/2006 6:58:24 PM PDT by omega4179 (Islam 14 Centuries of Jihad and counting It is not about Israel.)
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To: Pukin Dog
The time from exposure to ricin toxin to onset of symptoms can range from less than 1 hour to 12 hours or greater. Symptoms of poisoning from eating ricin-contaminated food or Castor beans can occur within 2-3 hours. Inhalation of ricin-contaminated particles can cause symptoms within 3 hours. Sometimes the symptoms can be delayed many hours

Eating Castor beans or ricin-contaminated material causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, internal bleeding, liver and kidney failure, and circulatory failure. Rapid heartbeat can also occur. If the castor beans are swallowed whole, the poisoning will be less severe than if the beans are chewed. Breathing dust that contains ricin causes cough, weakness, fever, nausea, muscle aches, difficult breathing, chest pain, and cyanosis (blue skin). Breathing the dust can result in respiratory and circulatory failure. Exposure to concentrated ricin particles in the air is only likely during an act of bioterrorism where large numbers of people would likely experience the signs and symptoms in one place and time. Injection of ricin toxin would likely result in tissue (muscle) necrosis near the injection site, probable multiple organ failure, and death. All routes of exposure are very dangerous and can result in death.

Maybe and maybe not.

L

181 posted on 10/08/2006 6:59:23 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is not a religion. It's the new face of Fascism in our time. We ignore it at our peril.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Any more BushBots wanna keep up the "We're Winning the War on Terror" mantra?


182 posted on 10/08/2006 6:59:37 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Say "NO" to the Trans-Texas Corridor)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

I believe this will prove out to be a weapon of mass destruction in a chemical agent. Biologicals will not act this fast. So, where does that leave us with regard to finding chemical weapons now used on the battlefield. If we learn this is the case, this will be the first salvo of chemical warfare used in this conflict. It sound like the enemy afflicted a mass of about 700 men with a single chemical. How much more will come down the line. Do we need more evidence that we need to utterly destroy the enemy?


183 posted on 10/08/2006 6:59:59 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: ARealMothersSonForever
Poison. A weapon of mass destruction, IIRC...
184 posted on 10/08/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT by null and void ("It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."--Jackie Joyner-Kersee)
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To: michigander

Yes, it was really a Rove-inspired plot so that W could revenge the assasination attempt on his father, and get more oil, and make Halliburton rich in the meantime. There were no weapons of mass destruction - even though there were right before we went in.


185 posted on 10/08/2006 7:00:26 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: michigander; Dog
SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE INCLUDE BLEEDING FROM THE EYES, EARS, AND NOSE TWO MINUTES AFTER EXPOSURE.

Somebody could have dug up the "nonexistent" WMD's. Just because all of the affected were in a chow hall does not mean it was poisoned food or water. AP might have thrown an intentional diversion. How could 700 people all eat the same thing at the same time and start bleeding from the ears? Simple. It was not in the food. It would be interesting to know where people were sitting, in relation to who was most affected. Just conjecture on my part. I doubt that we will know if it was a nerve agent. Does not fit the agenda.

186 posted on 10/08/2006 7:00:52 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

bttt


187 posted on 10/08/2006 7:00:55 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: michigander; Cindy

IRAQI MUSTARD GAS--IRAQI FORCES HAD AN
EXTREMELY POTENT GAS CALLED "KHARDAL" IN ARABIC. (FLDCMT--KHARDAL
TRANSLATES IN ENGLISH AS MUSTARD.) THE GAS WAS ORIGINALLY
MANUFACTURED IN THE SOVIET UNION BUT IS NOW MADE IN SAMARAH, IZ
//3412N04352E//. SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE INCLUDE BLEEDING FROM THE
EYES, EARS, AND NOSE TWO MINUTES AFTER EXPOSURE.


====

Thanks for posting this.

It MUST have been mustard gas, that has the symptoms and it acts quickly. This is the only explanation that makes sense.

The poison was not in the food, but someone released some mustard gas at the end of the meal.


188 posted on 10/08/2006 7:01:07 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

What's your definition of "winning"?


189 posted on 10/08/2006 7:02:03 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: hipaatwo

GMTA, I didn't see your post when I wondered about that... remember Yuschenko? They considered this as the possible poison.


190 posted on 10/08/2006 7:02:34 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk

That would be my best guess,,or something similar,,
It acted too fast to be anything else,,IMHO.


191 posted on 10/08/2006 7:03:30 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Husker24
Yeah, I know ive never eaten anything so bad my ears bled.

OTOH, with some of the "music" I've been subjected to...

192 posted on 10/08/2006 7:06:12 PM PDT by null and void ("It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."--Jackie Joyner-Kersee)
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Comment #193 Removed by Moderator

Question? Does it actually have to be something they ate? What about any gases dispersed in the chow hall? Certain chemical weapons have no odor nor appearance, and cause some wild sypmtoms.


194 posted on 10/08/2006 7:07:12 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ichabod1

Wait! I didn't have the Salmon loaf!


195 posted on 10/08/2006 7:08:12 PM PDT by null and void ("It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."--Jackie Joyner-Kersee)
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To: fishergirl; FairOpinion

Anthrax would take time even if ingested in large quantities. Gastrointestinal is like the stomach flu. Most people who die from this are people who eat goats and sheep that they found dead and ate anyway.


196 posted on 10/08/2006 7:08:28 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: cgk

This was much faster than that. It had almost an immediate reaction. If they can do it there that easily, they can do it here, and just as quick. I'm a little scared now.


197 posted on 10/08/2006 7:08:53 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: hstntxs

As some of us kept saying, WMD can easily be hidden, a pound or two can kill hundred even thousands of people and how do you find a pound of something in a large country?

You don't needs tons of WMD to kill large amounts of people.

The Dems kept harping on we didn't find "large stockpiles", but if a few grams of anthrax can kill hundreds or more people, even a few grams of anthrax IS WMD.


198 posted on 10/08/2006 7:09:04 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; hstntxs

Pls see # 122


199 posted on 10/08/2006 7:09:45 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: FairOpinion

One other possibility (might be a really stupid thought), could the plates, glasses, utensils, etc have been exposed to the gas, then used to serve the food?

I don't know what that level of exposure would cause, but something else to think about in terms of food safety as opposed to just food-testers.


200 posted on 10/08/2006 7:12:09 PM PDT by KJC1
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