Skip to comments.Iraqi troops kill chlorine suicide bomber
Posted on 11/23/2009 9:12:17 PM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Iraqi soldiers foiled a potentially deadly suicide attack today at the border crossing at Al Qaim in western Anbar province. From Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq):
A force from the 28th infantry division managed to defuse a car bomb and to kill its driver in al-Qaim, Anbar province, said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The suicide driver carries the Kuwaiti nationality, and had on his possession a fake ID issued from Baiji, the statement added.
The car was loaded with three tons of Chlorine and C4 as well as other chemical materials, it added.
Having closely followed Iraq over the years, I am immediately reminded of two incidents from the recent past: al Qaeda's attempt to destroy the Awakening in Anbar with a series of potentially deadly chlorine suicide attacks, and a suicide attack in Mosul by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who had been turned over to Kuwait in late 2005 and released in mid-2006."
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On the other hand, he went to Gulbuth sparkling clean.
Maybe he was on his way to clean a really big pool
But he didn’t make a clean get away.
and the chlorine cleaned him from the inside out.
Gulbuth scores a new jimmy.
Nah, he went to Hell.
Is Gulbuth Hell?
LOL...nah, the other chemicals and the C$ kind of squashes that theory.
He comes from the article The Onion did right after 9/11, “Terrorists Surprised To Find Selves In Hell”, where the boys find themselves being inventively tortured by various demons, among which is Gulbuth the Rampant. Gulbuth is a very friendly demon. You might even say affectionate. What makes this fun for him and torture for those he’s affectionate with is...well, some creatures have genital warts. Gulbuth has genital thorns.
Wasn’t chlorine gas used in WWI? I know it’s nasty stuff: it will eat up your lungs. Fortunately, I don’t believe that simply blowing up the gas canisters would have been a very effective means of delivery. Still would have been nasty, especially in a crowded and/or confined area.
It is nasty stuff. I had an accident on my job back in ‘79 where a chlorine gas line broke loose and sprayed me in the face (Thank God for safety glasses). I still feel some of the effects of the half breath of the stuff I got.
Back when I managed a retail store, we almost lost one employee who tried to clean some equipment with a mix of bleach and ammonia. The resulting hazmat response was pretty memorable.
Video from 2008:
Thank you for the bump rdl6989.
Gas chlorine hits your lungs and reacts with moisture and you get HCL (hydrochloric acid). You could probably jump-start a toyota with your bare hands.
Calling BS on the details in the article!
No way a CAR would be able to carry 6,000 pounds of chlorine, C4 and other items.
From the original source - quote - snippet:
“”The car was loaded with three tons of Chlorine and C4 as well as other chemical materials, it added.”
Ignoring the math for the moment, the ingredients are very specific and worth noting here.
Thanks for your feedback octex.
Was it an SUV? What car can carry 3 tons inside? That’s 6k lbs.. Volume-wise, it could carry it, but I would think the weight would be too much for the average car. Isn’t the average passenger car rated for like...2k lbs.? Maybe 3k?
I don’t know bustinchops and I must say, sometimes when foreign news translates, I’ve seen “car” or “automobile” used for the word “vehicle” when in fact the “vehicle” could be a truck, van or suv.
If I see an update; I’ll post it.
I wonder if it was a misunderstanding on the part of a non-technical reporter. There might have been 3 cylinders, each with 2000 psig of CL2.
Dunno, just guessin’.
“On the other hand, he went to Gulbuth sparkling clean.”
Ya beat me to it.
I’ve been to a lot of chem/bio warfare meetings and the biggest worry is a scenario just like this in our own country. Toxic Industrial Chemicals and Toxic Industrial Materials (TICs and TIMs) are fairly easily purchased or stolen, and just as easily released in most any place in America. This isn’t sensitive information and radical muslims are very much aware of this. Many practice drills use this scenario.
Many years ago, late 1950’s, I was making a large vat of sodium hypochlorite (think bleach) by bubbling chlorine gas from a chlorine gas canister through a solution of sodium hydroxide. It was super stuff, twice the concentration of store bought. We use it for water treatment in commercial cooling systems, and for swimming pool maintenance.
One day a line came off the tank and started filling a rather confined area with chlorine gas. I put a wet cloth over my face and went into the area to turn off the tank. Then cleared the air in the area. Chlorine is pungent, corrosive, and deadly. Not a good experience. Btw, I have no ill effects from my experience.
“ing BS on the details in the article!”
So it didn’t happen? It could easily have been 2000 lbs and that would not make it any less deadly. Perhaps it should read “vehicle” - it could have been something more than a car. On the other hand, not possible to fit a dozen college kids inside a phone booth, not possible to get a who frat house full of kids inside a VW beatle... :)
This system that almost killed me was chlorinating the cooling tower basin that cooled the condensers at a power plant. Oddly, we couldn’t seem to chlorinate enough to kill the algae. We sent a sample to the company’s lab, and they said this algae LIKED chlorine.
“Many practice drills use this scenario.”
I don’t get the point you’re trying to make, Cindy.
Three tons is 6,000 pounds. A car cannot carry that load.
The point is octex, I quoted from the article.
Like I said previously on the thread, translations to English can have mistakes in them.
It could be mistranslated from the article or someone really sucks at math.
I don’t know.
I posted the article because it’s important to note that CHLORINE is being used in the bombs again.
Thanks for your feedback.
Happened all the time in Iraq. The clowns would simply limit the suspension by welding rebar to the springs, for instance. Of course, these vehicles are really hard to drive for any distance.