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Iraq crisis: Isis jihadists 'seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile' - live
The Telegraph ^ | June 19, 2014 | Elahe Izadi

Posted on 06/19/2014 9:00:07 AM PDT by don-o

16.52 The remaining chemical weapons from Saddam Hussein's regime are stored in two sealed bunkers, both located at the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex, a large site in the western desert some 80km north west of Baghdad.

This was the principal manufacturing plant for both chemical agents and munitions during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

Thousands of tonnes of chemical weapons were produced, stored and deployed by the Saddam Hussein regime. Iraq used these weapons during the Iran - Iraq War (1980 to 1988) and against the Kurds in Halabja in 1988.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; chemicalweapons; iraq; iraqcrisis; isis; postwariraq; wmd
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 9:00:07 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Break out another red line, Barkey.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 9:00:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: don-o

The ones that didn’t exist, I suppose....


3 posted on 06/19/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: don-o

But I thought he didn’t have any????


4 posted on 06/19/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: don-o

So these extremists found the WMDs that Bush couldn’t leave it to Obama to supoport these “Weapons Inspectors” who are friendly and nice...


5 posted on 06/19/2014 9:02:26 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: thesearethetimes...

And why are they still there at all?


6 posted on 06/19/2014 9:02:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o

So they didn’t send them to Syria?


7 posted on 06/19/2014 9:02:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Principled

Very confusing, isn’t it?


8 posted on 06/19/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: don-o

Is this why Obama is having a quick rushed Press Conf in 25 minutes.......


9 posted on 06/19/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: thesearethetimes...

Ding! Ding!


10 posted on 06/19/2014 9:04:56 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: sunmars

Biden says, “It’s a big ******* deal.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 9:06:26 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: cripplecreek

Mebbe Syria gave ‘em back after we left, since I always figured that was where they went in the time leading up to our very clearly telegraphed arrival : /

I never did get the whole, tell everyone when you are coming and when you are leaving thing : |

Tatt


12 posted on 06/19/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: don-o

Maybe ISIS can finally get rid of the old stockpiles by using them on the Iranian invaders ...


13 posted on 06/19/2014 9:07:48 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: don-o

But ... but ... Saddam had no WMDs! Therefore, there can be no chemical weapons to seize. Those bunkers must either not exist or they’re stocked with whipped cream and peanut butter.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: don-o

Saddam Hussein sends a message to everyone, saying, “Do you miss me yet?!” ... :-) ...


15 posted on 06/19/2014 9:09:24 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: don-o

Media to report WMDs found in 100,000, 99,999, 99,998... Years.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 9:09:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: IronJack

Why oh why do they leave this crap lying around in the middle of a big ole rat infested terrorist desert....Honestly, have they no brains.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 9:09:57 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: IronJack

And baby milk!


18 posted on 06/19/2014 9:10:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: don-o

But...but...but... there were NO WMD’s in Iraq?


19 posted on 06/19/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

How nice....

Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 9:12:18 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

President Obama currently meeting with his national security team, will make statement on #Iraq in 30 minutes.

Something obviously spooked his butt enough to drag him away from the gamestation and into the situation room......


21 posted on 06/19/2014 9:14:29 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: thesearethetimes...

Well of course WMDs never existed in Iraq according to all O-bots,,and the WH is already pretending that there is nothing in this stockpile to be worried about,,but it’s concerning them. So ....why are they concerned if there’s nothing there that could be used to harm?

ah yes, the Obama WH, brazenly stupid and proud of it.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 9:15:42 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: IronJack

Baby milk powder and gas.


23 posted on 06/19/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: sunmars

bookmark.

This would actually be hilarious if it weren’t so deadly serious.

If true the Democrat party has a bunch of explaining to do.

Or not........


24 posted on 06/19/2014 9:16:34 AM PDT by saleman
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To: epluribus_2

I still have not forgot the chemical attack in Syria last year and i bet it was Isis that did it and not Assad........it had every smell of ISIS behind that.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: don-o

They contain ol’ Kristy’s childhood undies and Obama’s best hope,, both toxic to western civilization.

No wonder they left them sealed.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 9:19:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: sunmars

Something has definitely spooked the administration, they suddenly seem a bit edgy and a bit in panic mode.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 9:19:55 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: paristexas

Pingaling, you disgusting regime shill


28 posted on 06/19/2014 9:20:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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Uhhh. Krusty’s

Dam spillchikker


29 posted on 06/19/2014 9:20:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: saleman

Sadly, I would like nothing better than this story to be true......and shove them down Obama and his liar’s throats.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 9:21:39 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Principled

Exactly. I just heard on NBC news Brian Williams last night, that the whole Iraq war was based on George Bush’s lies about WMD.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 9:22:34 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: don-o

But, but there were not supposed to be any weapons of Mass Destruction.........in ...Iraq ( according to Dems).


32 posted on 06/19/2014 9:22:58 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: sunmars

clearly rhetorical question


33 posted on 06/19/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: don-o
Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex

No, Sadam didn't have chemical weapons. He just had a large chemical weapons complex. But there was nothing going on there. Valerie Plame and Daily Kos said so.

34 posted on 06/19/2014 9:27:02 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: paristexas

Pingalking, you disgusting Obama regime shill.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 9:30:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: don-o
c-h-e-m-i-c-a-l-w-e-a-p-o-n-s
36 posted on 06/19/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
So they didn’t send them to Syria?


I remember being The Queens birthday party (at what is now called STRATCOM) and hearing fairly high ranking military personal complain that President Bush was giving Saddam time to hide or get rid of WMD. They talked about convoys of trucks leaving Iraq and going into Syria. They knew what was in those trucks, but because of time Bush gave Hussain to give himself up, wouldn't do anything about it. If you think about it, of course Saddam saved some WMDs to use later. How do you find WMDs in the size of that country, if you know they took precautions to protect them from being found? I'm sure some of the republican guards knew where they were hidden and gave them up to get on the right side of Isis.

37 posted on 06/19/2014 9:34:29 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Linda Frances

Until Fox News reports this, I will take it with a grain of salt.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 9:38:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Linda Frances

Yup.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: thesearethetimes...

He’s late again....now saying 1.15....45 mins late, must be watching nickleodeon again....


40 posted on 06/19/2014 9:43:01 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Praying here, that the word from Iraq is not so bad, that he is throwing up in the bath room : |


41 posted on 06/19/2014 9:46:55 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: don-o

Chemical weapons? What chemical weapons? Apparently the editors who worked at the Telegraph in 2003 didn’t leave a memo for their successors that there were no chemical weapons in Iraq.....


42 posted on 06/19/2014 9:49:42 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Star Traveler

They’ll use them here.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Linda Frances

I remember seeing aerial photos of trucks moving something from Iraq into Syria right before the war, supposedly WOMD.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: don-o
The delay is probably due to a huge debate about whether the American public is dumb enough to buy this argument:

There were no WMDs in Iraq when George W. Bush illegally and immorally invaded Iraq and these are the WMDs that Bush had his army plant in case he had to prove their existence. Of course, being incompetent, George W. Bush failed to provide adequate protection. Our great and infallible leader just learned of the problem and is laser focused on cleaning up yet another George W. Bush mess.

You know that no matter what happens the Obama administration will blame it on Bush.

45 posted on 06/19/2014 10:02:52 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Oh....funny how NOW they show up.


46 posted on 06/19/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Principled
But I thought he didn’t have any????

The odds of Saddam destroying all of his WMD are about the same as the odds that Assad will destroy all of his. In other words, nil. Saddam destroyed quite a bit that the UN documented, but they were many that Saddam's own paper work said existed, but were not verified destroyed by the UN.

Look the way this was suppose to work was, after Saddam was taken out, Iran was next. If we had taken down Iran after Saddam, the entire region would have been better off. Israel would have taken care of Assad. Instead, the progresso Islamic terrorist but kissing morons decided to attack Bush for lying about WMD that the UN had documentation that stated the WMD existed. That is why the world is about to explode.

47 posted on 06/19/2014 10:06:31 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: cripplecreek
And why are they still there at all?

Destroying them safely is a difficult and expensive process. VX in particular, has to be incinerated at high temperatures to destroy toxic byproducts, and if the temperature isn't high enough what escapes the chimney is very nasty - a farmer near Dugway Proving Grounds (IIRC) found a flock of sheep keeled over mysteriously dead one time.

Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX.

A blistering agent and three nerve gases. Now, in order for anyone to get money to destroy the stuff they'd first have to admit publicly that it existed, wouldn't they? And that goes against the Left's media narrative. So there it sat.

It has been a decade of screaming frustration having to endure the constant drumbeat of "Bush lied, people died" that is still a propaganda staple. Of course Saddam had the stuff, he killed people with it. It is simply amazing how much amnesia suddenly occurred when it became advantageous for the Left to pretend otherwise.

So what we have here is an admission that Saddam really did have these weapons, that everybody knew it, and that the propaganda campaign went on regardless. It ought to be a major embarrassment, but unless somebody dies, it will be a minor ripple, quickly forgotten.

48 posted on 06/19/2014 10:08:42 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Iraq had an enormous stockpile of WMDs. They don’t all have to be in one place. I thought after 11 years of the left’s propaganda that surely all of them had been either moved out of country or destroyed.

Clearly that wasn’t the case and our government has known this all along!


49 posted on 06/19/2014 10:09:27 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: demshateGod
"They’ll use them here."

Soon coming across our southern border with the tidal wave of new RAT voters.

50 posted on 06/19/2014 10:12:03 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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