Skip to comments.Terror WMD feared in police poisoning. Hundreds of Iraqi officers, some bleeding from ears, ill
Posted on 10/08/2006 10:15:15 PM PDT by FairOpinion
Hundreds of Iraqi policemen fell sick from poisoning tonight at their base in the southern part of the country after the evening meal breaking their daily Ramadan fast, raising fears of a new type of terrorist attack perhaps even involving chemical, biological or nerve agents.
Some of the policemen reportedly began bleeding from the ears and nose immediately after the meal...
The suddenness and severity of the mass poisoning immediately raised fears of a new kind of terrorist attack for the nation of Iraq where weapons of mass destruction have not been used since Saddam Hussein was in power.
Iraqi forces under Saddam Hussein had an extremely potent mustard gas called "khardal" in Arabic. It was originally manufactured in Russia. Symptoms include bleeding from the eyes, ears and nose two minutes after exposure.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
Seems like WND either read one of our FReeper's, , michigander's posts about mustard gas being an agent that was found in Iraq and exposure produces bleeding of the nose and ears, or have done their own research and came to a conclusion that mustard gas could at least be considered as an agent that caused the illness.
Nah, there were no WMD in Iraq.../s
Where would terrorists get chemical weapons? There weren't any WMD in Iraq.
But Iraq doesn't have any WMD.
Dreadful, just dreadful.
Washington's worries over Iraq's demands for Atropine
Iraq-USA, Politics, 11/14/2002
The US has expressed concern over the information rumored by the mass media on Iraq's request of more than one million of doses of Atropine -- which is used for immunization against Khardal gas (chemical) from a Turkish company.
In a press statement a high ranking official at the US Department of State said that Washington is concerned over this Iraqi demand which includes 1.25 million dose which was handed over for the UN.
The source added that Washington discussed this issue with Ankara, adding that similar demands for the same material might be handed over to other countries which he did not identify.
For his part, the spokesman for the US Department of State, Richard Boucher, said that Iraq's demand for amounts of Atropine that exceed ordinary humanitarian needs is a source of concern because this might indicate preparations for using chemical weapons and the desire of Iraq to ensure protection for its forces from using these weapons.
On Tuesday, the US secretary of state Colin Powell said replying to a question in this regard in conclusion of a meeting he had held with the UN secretary general Kofi Annan that Atropine is a dual military and civilian use material, but its basic use is an for immunization against poisonous gases.
On Tuesday the New York Times daily quoted high ranking officials in the Bush administration saying that Iraq has asked, through a Turkish company to get large amounts of Atropine material which is an immunization for Khardal gas and that the US is pressuring the said company in order not to implement the contract.
At some point it was reported that we found mustard gas in the Euphrates river, during routine testing of the water -- during the 2003 war. It seemed this was one way they were getting rid of it.
ON the other thread everyone was trying to come up with some poison, that would act so quickly and cause these symptoms, but nobody could, that included people doing searches.
Until michigander posted the intel info about the mustarg gas and low and behold it specifically said that it caused bleeding from the mouth and nose within two minutes of exposure.
I hope they will test the place for residue of mustard gas, not just test the food and drinks.
"Iraq's demand for amounts of Atropine that exceed ordinary humanitarian needs is a source of concern because this might indicate preparations for using chemical weapons and the desire of Iraq to ensure protection for its forces from using these weapons. "
Interesting. Thanks for posting it.
Not much worth bragging about there, to say we beat AP or Reuters.
(Damn straight we're better - <grin>)
Atropine is the antidote for nerve gas agents such as Sarin, Tabun, or Vx.
Thought this would interest you (from previous posts)
Busy night... Also check out post #8.
I've seen no proof that you're not really Bill Clinton or Helen Thomas.
(I checked SNOPES too. They don't say you're not.)
Thanks for sharing your personal experience. It's unimaginable that people calling themselves human being can do this. Anyone perpetrating these horrors doesn't deserve to be called human and needs to be exterminated.
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