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Dangerous Iraq chemicals found stored at U.N. in NY
Reuters ^ | 8/30/07 | Reuters

Posted on 08/30/2007 11:14:45 AM PDT by Roberts

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations officials found vials of dangerous chemicals, which had been removed from Iraq a decade ago, in a U.N. building in New York, but U.N. officials said on Thursday there was no danger.

The FBI was called in to help remove the substances.

The material was phosgene, a chemical warfare agent, U.N. spokeswoman Marie Okabe told a news conference.

The inspections unit said in a statement that the chemicals had been found last Friday.

The Iraqi weapons inspectors came across the material as they were closing their offices, which are housed in a building near the U.N. headquarters in Manhattan, said Ewen Buchanan, a spokesman for the inspectors.

Phosgene was used extensively during World War I as a choking agent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: idiots; seebreakingnews; un
Is this a joke? Yikes!

Memo to weapons inspectors: everyone clean your offices, and keep an eye out for any spare chemical agents.

1 posted on 08/30/2007 11:14:46 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: Roberts

Took ‘em 10 years to find WMD at the UN, eh?


2 posted on 08/30/2007 11:18:16 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Roberts

The irony: while Colin Powell was putting on the slide show in the UN showing suspected WMD sites in Iraq, some of the stuff was only a few hundred feet away.


3 posted on 08/30/2007 11:19:50 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: mvpel

Oh the irony!


4 posted on 08/30/2007 11:23:30 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Roberts

Lousy housekeeping??? is there any doubt that this institution should be removed from the U.S.,,,,

I vote that the new UN HQ be built in the Iraqi Green Zone... that will fix em.


5 posted on 08/30/2007 11:24:29 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (“Show me just what Obama brought that was new, and there you will find only evil and Hillary.")
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To: Roberts

“Oh, Hans Brix. How nice to see you.”


6 posted on 08/30/2007 11:28:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agammemnon dead.)
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To: tomnbeverly

The real questions are: how much of the stuff, and what earthly reason could the Iraqis possibly have for keeping it in NYC. Especially since all the really smart people insist that Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism — that was just another Bush lie. /sarc


7 posted on 08/30/2007 11:28:16 AM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Roberts

Thank goodness this dangerous material was lost in the UN inspections unit offices. Otherwise, it might never have been found. So many offices, so little time.


8 posted on 08/30/2007 11:28:41 AM PDT by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: Roberts

Were they in Scott Ritter’s office?


9 posted on 08/30/2007 11:29:13 AM PDT by Spok
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To: ClearCase_guy
“Oh, Hans Brix. How nice to see you.”
Thanks for making me smile.
10 posted on 08/30/2007 11:32:41 AM PDT by dyed_in_the_wool ("O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends" - Koran 5.51)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hans ... you're really breaking my .... here Hans!

11 posted on 08/30/2007 11:33:57 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: mvpel

No big deal. According to the NY Times, the WMDs found in Iraq were old and degraded so nothing to worry about.
I am sure they can just pour those down the drain in the UN bathroom.


12 posted on 08/30/2007 11:38:25 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: Roberts

Probably just used around the office for practical jokes. “Hey, Machmoud, try the Sanka!” HAHAHAHAHA! It has a choking agent in it!


13 posted on 08/30/2007 11:42:31 AM PDT by Battle of Tours
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To: Spok

re: Scott Ritter, I wondered the same thing.


14 posted on 08/30/2007 11:46:52 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: Battle of Tours

LOL!


15 posted on 08/30/2007 11:47:30 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: Battle of Tours

That’s funny.


16 posted on 08/30/2007 11:53:04 AM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: Roberts

Iraq WMDs found in US. There’s a headline for you! The only headline that would top that would be if the chemicals were found at the DNC.


17 posted on 08/30/2007 11:59:48 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: caisson71

Probably they’ve discovered the secret network used for weapons proliferation....

Iran wants to share nuke secrets with North Korea? Just put them in the U.N. diplomatic pouch and route them through New York!

( I wish I could add < /sarcasm >, but I’m not kidding!)


18 posted on 08/30/2007 12:07:50 PM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“C’mon Hans, you’re bustin’ my ____ here.”


19 posted on 08/30/2007 12:16:28 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: mvpel
Took ‘em 10 years to find WMD at the UN, eh?

GOOD POINT, one the MSM will undoubtedly overlook!!

20 posted on 08/30/2007 12:19:49 PM PDT by PISANO (There is NO security & there can be none as long as there are suicide bombers!!)
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To: Roberts; My2Cents

“Of all the nerve agent vials in all the places in the world, it had to come from Iraq!”

I believe this actually provides further validation to the WMD claims, which Bush waffled on, even though they were true.


21 posted on 08/30/2007 12:27:53 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: Roberts

Wait, this is got to be BOGUS, they had no WMDs!! /sarcasm>


22 posted on 08/30/2007 12:31:40 PM PDT by W04Man (I'm Now With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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To: caisson71

But the UN is the DNC!


23 posted on 08/30/2007 12:33:04 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Oh, your right. I forgot.


24 posted on 08/30/2007 12:35:04 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Roberts
No problem! The MSM has proven that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction don’t exist.
25 posted on 08/30/2007 1:26:05 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: Roberts
interesting info ---

# At room temperature (70°F), phosgene is a poisonous gas.
# With cooling and pressure, phosgene gas can be converted into a liquid so that it can be shipped and stored. When liquid phosgene is released, it quickly turns into a gas that stays close to the ground and spreads rapidly.
# Phosgene gas may appear colorless or as a white to pale yellow cloud. At low concentrations, it has a pleasant odor of newly mown hay or green corn, but its odor may not be noticed by all people exposed.

CDC info

Saddam or his supporters outsourced his WMD storage near potential targets since his missiles couldn't reach the USA?

26 posted on 08/30/2007 1:35:30 PM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: Roberts
AwwwRIGHT ! ..

You!

With the sneakers ...

OUTA' THE POOL !

NOW !!!

Kick everyone out .. they have 3 days ... close the freakin' building ... send in Bauer,Fox and Mulder.

Cordon off the area, transport everything to Area 51 for analysis and implode the freakin' building.

It's old architecture anyway.

27 posted on 08/30/2007 2:06:25 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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