Skip to comments.UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office
Posted on 08/30/2007 2:05:58 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
UN Inspectors Find Chemical in UN Office Thursday, August 30, 2007 UNITED NATIONS - U.N. weapons inspectors discovered potentially hazardous chemical agents in their office near U.N. headquarters that were probably taken from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility 11 years ago, officials said Thursday.
UNMOVIC has 1,400 linear feet of files and it took until Wednesday to find the inventory the number matched which indicated that the material was from Iraq's main chemical weapons facility at Muthana, near Samarra.
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So now we know where Saddam hid them ....
Yeah, the inspections were working...uh huh, right. Guess we won't see this little tidbit posted on the HuffPo or Kos boards anytime soon.
yup, Saddams WMD found!!
right in the heart of New York
I wonder ... whats the probability that OBL is hiding out on the in New York as well?
“I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of red-faced people over at the U.N. trying to figure out how they got there.”
I don’t think so. Didn’t they have their embarassment glands surgically removed before starting to ‘work’ at the UN ?
AH HA! So thats where they have been hiding Saddams weapons of mass destruction. No wonder we couldn’t find them, could you imagine what else we may find if we raid that criminal nest?
I wonder if high school guidance counselors routinely point those students who have absolutely no chance at ever developing a competence of any kind toward potential careers in the UN.
Here is the UNSCOM findings at Al Muthanna during 1996. During 2002 UNMOVIC inspectors found old mustard-gas filled artillery rounds at Muthanna.
It is amazing how many people on such forums as these forget the amount of WMD destroyed in Iraq. They seem to think that nothing was found and nothing destroyed.
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From the 1996 inspection
“As a consequence, the decision was taken to excavate several destroyed buildings at Al Muthanna, the site of Iraq’s largest chemical weapons research and production facility. Since their aerial bombardment in February 1991, access to the buildings had been considered impossible owing to safety considerations. Nevertheless the Commission decided that it should make a major effort to excavate the site. From 24 February to 10 March 1996, UNSCOM 129B, an international team of 26 inspectors, excavated six sections of buildings at Al Muthanna and searched a number of other areas and buildings.
63. During this dangerous and demanding mission, the team discovered and retrieved some 5,000 pages of printed materials. These included numerous bound volumes, memoranda, organizational papers, booklets, letters, archive records, approximately 100 computer discs, books, catalogues and published journals. Some articles were intact, while others were in fragments. In addition, the team removed some 80 munitions and components, including 122 millimetre artillery chemical warheads and 155 millimetre “binary” artillery shells. Iraq contributed to the success of the inspection through the provision of technical support, including labour and heavy engineering equipment. This assistance was given without any problems or delays. The Commission’s experts are currently working on the translation and analysis of the newly recovered material. These results may help speed up the verification of Iraq’s declarations in the chemical weapons area.”