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Nerve Gas Scare at U.N. Headquarters
ABCNews ^

Posted on 08/30/2007 9:26:37 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo

Nerve gas found at UN.


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KEYWORDS: nervegas; phosgene; un; unitednations; wmds
Guess that's where Saddam stashed the stuff.
1 posted on 08/30/2007 9:26:37 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Thane_Banquo

Rove sure does get around....


2 posted on 08/30/2007 9:27:22 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Thane_Banquo

nerve gas or nerve gas antidote?


3 posted on 08/30/2007 9:27:27 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (Skip the Moon, go for Mars)
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To: Thane_Banquo

WMDs! Does that mean we can invade the UN now? ;-)


4 posted on 08/30/2007 9:27:57 AM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Can’t think of a better storage place for them.


5 posted on 08/30/2007 9:29:25 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Colin Powell left a few behind?


6 posted on 08/30/2007 9:29:45 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: inkling

We’ll just move the UN to our internment camp in Antarctica.


7 posted on 08/30/2007 9:31:04 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
did you read the story or just the headline?

Authorities said the phosgene was believed to have been discovered in Iraq and manufactured prior to 1991.
Former U.N. weapons inspectors told ABCNews.com that vials of phosgene had also been used by inspectors in Iraq to help calibrate air sampling instruments.
The former inspectors said the remaining vials were supposed to have been destroyed.
"If it is properly sealed, it should not pose much of a threat unless it is dropped," said former New York City emergency services director Jerry Hauer, an ABC News consultant.
"They need to get it out of there and put it in a safe canister," Hauer said. "It shows immense stupidity to have that kind of thing sitting around as a souvenir."

8 posted on 08/30/2007 9:31:47 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: Thane_Banquo

I thought Tariq Azziz was told to clean out his desk.


9 posted on 08/30/2007 9:32:03 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

“Guess that’s where Saddam stashed the stuff.”

Well, nuts. I was going to say that. ;)


10 posted on 08/30/2007 9:33:19 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: wallcrawlr

Maybe the UN is starting its own semiconductor fab?


11 posted on 08/30/2007 9:34:12 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: wallcrawlr
If it is properly sealed, it should not pose much of a threat unless it is dropped," said former New York City emergency services director Jerry Hauer, an ABC News consultant.

Dropped? You mean like out of a window in a New York skyscraper?
12 posted on 08/30/2007 9:34:12 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Phosgene.


13 posted on 08/30/2007 9:34:38 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: Thrownatbirth
Apparently, he missed a drawer.
14 posted on 08/30/2007 9:34:49 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (James Hansen; Scott Thomas Beauchamp with a PhD)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Should I take a shower?


15 posted on 08/30/2007 9:35:58 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: wallcrawlr
Thanks for noting the discrepancy in the story. Phosgene isn’t nerve gas, it’s technically a blister agent, and a chemical precursor for a number of industrial processes. The guys at ABC hyping it up again for good copy.
16 posted on 08/30/2007 9:36:03 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: .cnI redruM

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1888926/posts


17 posted on 08/30/2007 9:36:10 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: sageb1

Phosgene is not a nerve gas by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a vesicant.


18 posted on 08/30/2007 9:36:31 AM PDT by blowfish
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To: Thane_Banquo

Appropriate for a place with alot of nerve!


19 posted on 08/30/2007 9:37:29 AM PDT by MarketR (Anyone else want to negotiate?" - Corbin Dallas)
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