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Sunni Extremists in Iraq Occupy Saddam's Chemical Weapons Facility
WSJ ^ | June 19, 2014 | Julian E. Barnes

Posted on 06/19/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT by don-o

Washington—Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein's premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said.

U.S. officials don't believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated...

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; iraq; iraqcrisis; isis; wmds
Don't believe... Right.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I thought there was no WMD in Iraq.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 8:38:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: don-o
Wait . . . wait, I thought there were no WMDs in Iraq.
3 posted on 06/19/2014 8:38:41 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: don-o

Who knew Saddam had a chemical weapons factory???? major sarc


4 posted on 06/19/2014 8:39:32 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: ricmc2175

Hard to keep up, ain’t it?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 8:39:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Wait, everyone was screaming at me for a decade that there were no WMDs.

What happened?

6 posted on 06/19/2014 8:40:45 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: don-o
"a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said"

0bama Administration admits Saddam had WMD!

7 posted on 06/19/2014 8:41:41 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: wideawake

So far, only finding the WSJ report.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 8:43:04 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Wait. Whut?


9 posted on 06/19/2014 8:45:24 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: wideawake

Oh! I get it now!

Bush was too stoopid to find them. It took the genius and brilliance of Obama to get er done!

Okay. I’m gonna go puke now.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 8:47:11 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: don-o

Did Obama give them the maps while training them in Jordan,
OR did he give them the maps with the MANPADs in Libya,
OR with the SAMs in Egypt, or with the sarin in Syria?


11 posted on 06/19/2014 8:47:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: ColdOne

Why were these facilities not destroyed during the Bush years?


12 posted on 06/19/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Diogenesis

Has anyone had the cajones to arrest Clown Prince nobama as yet?


13 posted on 06/19/2014 8:49:44 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: 353FMG

I thought he couldn’t find them?


14 posted on 06/19/2014 8:50:59 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: don-o

Yep. Don’t believe ... (eye roll)

Whose Sarin? by Symour M. Hersh
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n24/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin


15 posted on 06/19/2014 8:51:33 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus (iI)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: don-o

Weapons of mass destruction? Call Hans Blix, dubya, the UN.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 8:53:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: don-o

Does anyone believe liberals would learn anything if a WMD was set off by a terrorist in a major liberal city?


18 posted on 06/19/2014 8:55:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: headstamp 2

Funny how that worked out.Journalists will be the first people to the wall if a second revolution comes.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10910868/Iraq-crisis-Obama-may-launch-air-strikes-without-Congress-amid-calls-for-Maliki-to-go-live.html


20 posted on 06/19/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Regardless of whether said revolution is a communist/fascist revolution or one that restores the Constitution.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: headstamp 2

Gee, right after Megan Kelly gave Dick Cheny the you were wrong lecture too.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: don-o

Saddam didn’t have a chemical weapons factory.

MSNBC said so.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 8:59:22 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: don-o
The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated...

You can't use contaminated chemical weapons. They might make somebody sick.

24 posted on 06/19/2014 8:59:34 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: don-o

Do you think the UN would be OK with bombing this chemical weapons factory now?


25 posted on 06/19/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: don-o

I’ve just been handed a message from Saddam Hussein. He says, “Do you miss me yet?!”


26 posted on 06/19/2014 9:16:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Just make some hot cocoa, close your eyes imagining unicorns and rainbows, then chant “there were no wmds in Iraq”,”there were no wmds in Iraq”,”there were no wmds in Iraq”. Until you feel better. Then go talk with your friends about signing up for healthcare. (Might want a policy that covers Cipro)


27 posted on 06/19/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: paristexas

Pingaling, you disgusting regime shill.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Diogenesis

So help me understand: is obysmal a Sunni or Shia ? I can’t keep up.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 9:37:23 AM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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To: 353FMG

Long story but, during Gulf War 1 operation Desert Storm, the US bombed the crap out of Saddam;s WMD facilities. Follow on studies determined that it created a environmental catastrophe and actually killed a lot of people living near those facilities. There was a CIA report available on the web about it. Linked to it on Freerepublic many many years ago. So you cannot just blow the facilities up without consequences.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 10:24:12 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


31 posted on 06/19/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: MrB
"Does anyone believe liberals would learn anything if a WMD was set off by a terrorist in a major liberal city?"

Only if they were to go off in the liberal leadership neighborhoods.

32 posted on 06/19/2014 10:48:54 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: don-o

So are we back to claiming wmd in iraq ?

This is beyond satire...


33 posted on 06/19/2014 10:49:07 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: don-o

Wait, what?

There were not supposed to be such weapons in the first place.

Second, if they, and the facility did exist - why the Hell DO they STILL exist?

We pull out and leave that $#!t behind!

WTF!


34 posted on 06/19/2014 10:56:32 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: MrB

“Does anyone believe liberals would learn anything if a WMD was set off by a terrorist in a major liberal city?”

You know, Once Upon a Time, in 1814, our White House was pretty much burned to the ground by the Brits. As a Taxpayer, I PROMISE not to whine about the expense if we have to rebuild it again...

Unfortunately, nothing is going to happen on 0bama’s Watch. The NEXT President (if there is one - Who the hell wants to clean up THIS mess?!?!?) is going to be living a nightmare every day of their Presidency.

The groundwork is LAID. LAID, I tells ya!

I’ll be in my bunker, cleaning my guns and rotating my rations. ;)


35 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: dead

“You can’t use contaminated chemical weapons. They might make somebody sick.”

I REALLY needed a laugh, today. Thank you! :)


36 posted on 06/19/2014 11:20:07 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Do they taste better if you spin ‘em?


37 posted on 06/19/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

You know what I mean!

But, balancing cans of beans on my head will have to be entertainment enough when TSHTF! :)


38 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:06 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: AFreeBird
There were not supposed to be such weapons in the first place.

Second, if they, and the facility did exist - why the Hell DO they STILL exist?

I had a lot of friends and military buddies who went there and found massive amounts of chemical weapons and conventional weapons, mortar and artillery rounds, lots of explosives, etc.

They had to take the stuff into the desert and burn or explode the stuff with C4 or burn it with JP4 or other fuel. That was NEVER reported by the SRM or the dims.

39 posted on 06/19/2014 11:43:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: don-o

A WMD can be contaminated?


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:01:01 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: justa-hairyape

I’m pretty sure we’d be ok.

Just saying....


41 posted on 06/19/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: PGalt

Ya bweakin ma bawls, hans brix!


42 posted on 06/19/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT by Tx Angel
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To: don-o; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 6:14:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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