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Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found
Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita

Posted on 10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT by gandalftb

The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft.

The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles.

Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a grave danger."

Al-Shaibani said that a pungent stench has engulfed the area surrounding the chemical weapons store, "as a result of a slight leak inside the warehouse which we are afraid might become worse."

The sources added that the warehouse containing chemical weapons and mustard gas is located in an open area of al-Ruwadah Valley, and is currently unsecured.

"anyone can access these weapons, and take whatever they want. Anyone who says that he is a revolutionary is granted a permit to enter unaccompanied, and he can take whatever weapons he wants without supervision, and without recording what kind of weapons he takes, including chemical substances."

Experts from the United Nations arrived shortly after the revolutionaries took control of the region. The experts discovered leak in the chemical weapons warehouse, and decided to send a full team in the near future. However, to date, this team has not arrived.

Leading up to the site, a sign simply reads: "No Entry… Mustard Gas and Chemicals." There is no barbed wire or fences.

(Excerpt) Read more at asharq-e.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
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One of the guards:
1 posted on 10/10/2011 7:53:14 PM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

Soon to be shipped to the Muslims in Egypt to use against Christian Copts.

I REALLY hope we extend refugee status to the Copts. Unlike most idiot Americans, THEY understand the evil of Islam and that “Islamist” and “Muslim” are merely two different flavors of the same poison.

We could use them here in our war with domestic Muslims.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 7:57:30 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: ZULU

My doctor and her husband are Christians from Egypt....they are such nice people. He is an expert in hand surgery and she is GP.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 8:04:26 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: gandalftb

I’m sure that Obama and Hillary are right on top of this situation!


4 posted on 10/10/2011 8:10:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: gandalftb
"We appeal to the United Nations..."

They may want to hide all of their young boys and little girls first.

5 posted on 10/10/2011 8:19:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a grave danger.” Gosh, that’s kind of a crazy idea. ;’) Thanks gandalftb.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 8:28:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gandalftb

They easily found Khadafy’s WMD factory but could not find Saddam’s. Go Figure.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 8:40:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
They easily found Khadafy’s WMD factory but could not find Saddam’s. Go Figure.

Well, Saddam didn't have one in 2003.

8 posted on 10/10/2011 9:03:13 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Yes, he did.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 9:09:21 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: gandalftb

Well certainly it’s time for the UN to put this issue on its top burner agenda.................. “Hmm, I see that we have some free time next June 24th at 3pm - can I pencil you in?.....

No boots on the ground, but it appears to be an immediate time to send in our troops to secure the area, confiscate the WMD’s, and pull out.

“Either you join us in the fight against terror, or you will be considered a terrorist.”


10 posted on 10/10/2011 9:18:53 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: gandalftb
How does a storage building become a factory????, oh, it has something to do with Baghdad bobs milk factory, I get it.
11 posted on 10/10/2011 9:22:07 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: gandalftb
So in addition to the 20,000 anti-aircraft missiles, AQ is getting CW munitions too?
12 posted on 10/10/2011 9:23:55 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: gandalftb; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

Aspirin as weapon of mass modernist deconstruction?


13 posted on 10/10/2011 9:26:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Strategerist

Saddam’s factory was in Libya. It was a joint venture.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 9:29:00 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
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To: Strategerist
"They easily found Khadafy’s WMD factory but could not find Saddam’s. Go Figure."

I'm pretty sure we will soon find Saddam's stockpile in Syria.

15 posted on 10/10/2011 9:36:36 PM PDT by lwoodham (There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Cicero

A 50 to 75 kiloton airburst ought to clean that location .............................. FRegards


16 posted on 10/10/2011 9:59:32 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> Go Figure.

No kidding.


17 posted on 10/10/2011 10:37:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Strategerist

What did he use on the Kurds?


18 posted on 10/10/2011 11:45:11 PM PDT by LarryG
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To: LarryG
What did he use on the Kurds?

Whey.

19 posted on 10/10/2011 11:51:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: gandalftb

1990 : (LESS SOPHISTICATED IRAQI PROGRAMS GO TO SUDAN, MORE SOPHISTICATED ONES GO TO LIBYA TO EVADE INSPECTIONS & DESTRUCTION) By the time the Gulf Crisis erupted in 1990, several Iraqi researchers were already working in Libya as individuals, as were several foreign scientists who had worked in Iraq beforehand. Most were working on Chemical weapons projects, primarily in Rabta. At first Saddam reluctant to share with Qadhafi some of the unique achievements of the Iraqis. However, with pressure from UN inspections mounting, and with intelligence leaking from defectors, Iraq had no alternative but to transfer more and more sensitive projects to Libya as the sole venue for their continuation. Although Sudan was glad to receive anything Iraq had to offer, it had such an abysmal scientific- technological infrastructure that it could not sustain the more sophisticated Iraqi programs. Thus, with not too many takers of the Iraqi systems, Libya would have to do. Meanwhile, Qadhafi was most interested in receiving extensive help from Iraqi scientists for his own covert, biological, weapons program and conditioned his support for Saddam on cooperation in this field. - Yossef Bodansky, “The Iraqi WMD Challenge - Myths and Reality,” TASK FORCE ON TERRORISM & UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515 , February 10, 1998


20 posted on 10/10/2011 11:58:54 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Revolting cat!
Aspirin as weapon of mass modernist deconstruction?

Well, aspirin poisoning works on Blagojevich / Rezko witnesses in Chicago...

21 posted on 10/11/2011 12:05:52 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: cookcounty

1997 late : (LIBYA CHEMICAL WEAPONS, TARHUNAH CHEMICAL WEAPONS PLANT) ...Starting late 1997, Baghdad moved to dramatically upgrade the Libyan Chemical Weapons programs. Senior Iraqi scientists with experience in CW production joined other Iraqi researchers some of whom have been in Libya since the 1991 Gulf War, working on CW projects first in Rabta and presently in the plant inside a mountain at Tarhunah, 60 km south-east of Tripoli. The Iraqis are experts in the production of nerve agents and other chemical weapons. The Iraqis’ primary contribution is in expediting the move from the research and development phase to the mass production of operational weapons. Once integrated into the Libyan CW program, the Iraqi expertise will enable Libya to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of chemical weapons. Given the current pace of construction in the underground chemical production plant near Tarhunah, the plant can become operational by the year 2000. - Yossef Bodansky, “The Iraqi WMD Challenge - Myths and Reality,” TASK FORCE ON TERRORISM & UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515 , February 10, 1998

1990s : (LIBYA, TARHUNAH CHEMICAL WEAPONS PLANT) The Tarhunah facility, which was erected in the 1990s, is located 50 miles southeast of Tripoli. It consists of a labyrinth of tunnels carved into the side of a hollowed-out mountain, and extends for more than six square miles. As with the Rabta plant, Libya has claimed at different times that Tarhunah is a petrochemical complex or that the facility’s tunnels are part of the Great Man-Made River Project (GMMRP) to funnel water from Libya’s southern aquifers to its coastal cities. Former CIA director John Deutch has called Tarhunah the world’s largest underground chemical weapons plant. Other published reports claim that the GMMRP’s underground pipes, which connect with Tarhunah, could be used as an extension of the Tarhunah facility by storing and clandestinely moving chemical agents and other military equipment or forces. Many of the underground pipes at Tarhunah are more than 12 feet in diameter. Once operational, the Tarhunah chemical weapons facility is expected to produce the ingredients for an estimated 2,500 tons of poison agents each year. - “THE FUTURE OF LIBYA’S WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROGRAM, “ By Joshua Sinai, April 27, 1999 http://cdiss.org/col99apr27.htm


22 posted on 10/11/2011 12:15:40 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: gandalftb

SEPTEMBER 2002 : (IRAQ’s “CHEMICAL ALI” ALI HUSSEIN AL MAJID aka ALI HASSAN AL MAJID TOURS SEVERAL NATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA, INCLUDING ALGERIA, LIBYA & TUNISIA - see ANFAL, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, CHEMICAL WEAPONS, ETC)


23 posted on 10/11/2011 12:21:09 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ZULU

My mechanic and his family are Egyptian Christians. They would give you the shirt off their backs. Trustworthy, honest, wonderful people.


24 posted on 10/11/2011 12:24:02 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind

The situations are very different. Think about it.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 12:27:50 AM PDT by LarryG
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To: Yaelle

I guess the Copts are the REAL Egyptians. The rest are Muslim Arabs who have outbred them as they do everyone, with their polygamy.

I want the Copts here and I’m writing my Congresscritters telling them they should we grant them special refugee status. Let them ALL come here. They will counter the Somalis and other damn Muslim bastards we have been letting in.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 6:24:09 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: gandalftb

Where’s mccain now?


27 posted on 10/11/2011 6:40:42 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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