Skip to comments.Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'
Posted on 06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT by Nachum
With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has carried out experiments in Syria." This is likely great for ISIS 2014 Annual Report; but, of course, the other awkward question is: does this mean Saddam did have WMDs (and ISIS found them) after all?
As The Telegraph reports, the jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday...
Isis invaded the al-Muthanna mega-facility 60 miles north of Baghdad in a rapid takeover that the US government said was a matter of concern.
The facility was notorious in the 1980s and 1990s as the locus of Saddams industrial scale efforts to develop a chemical weapons development programme.
During its peak in the late 1980s to early 1990s, Iraq produced bunkers full of chemical munitions.
A CIA report on the facility said that 150 tons of mustard were produced each year at the peak from 1983 and pilot-scale production of Sarin began in 1984.
Its most recent description of al-Muthanna in 2007 paints a disturbing picture of chemicals strewn throughout the area.
Two wars, sanctions and UN oversight reduced Iraqis premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions (sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full
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Impossible. Everyone knows that Saddam had no WMD’s. /sarc
no military value? perhaps no conventional value but, for a terror - let me say that word again: TERROR - organization, I’d say this is the second time they stuck gold.
This issue is up next on Megyn Kelly.
Can’t be true, the left has been saying for 10+ years Saddam had NO chemical weapons..so how can this be true..could it be..the left lied
Saddam didn’t have wmd’s because the liberals said so. Whatever they say, over and over, becomes the truth because in postmodern times, the truth is only what you can convince others it is, nothing more.
Oh yeah, she just tried to sand bag Dick Cheney on Iraq last night.
Lost a lot of respect for her.
Apparently the facility contains VX
This nerve agent was classified as a WMD in 1991
Quick! Somebody had better alert Megyn Kelly!
Bear + woods.
An editor at a paper I used to work at was convinced that Bush was Satan. One of the soldiers I met back then had returned from the sandbox and had handled the non existent WMDs as he was part of a chem weapons detail.
That editor told me that the soldier was lying for attention. These people may as well live in Equestria because the real world is too much for them to bear.
Waiting for confirmation from ABC, CBS, & NBC.........
If there are any WMD's in Iraq that ISIS now has hold of, then I'm sorry, but this is truly Bush's fault.
Or the fault of one of the contractors who got paid to eliminate the WMD's, but failed to do so.
The scoop is that the facility was supposedly sealed and decommissioned in the 90s. What’s in there hasn’t been touched since. Still, interesting.
I lost a wallet once in AZ. Round up 200000 of your friends and go find it.
No problem right?
That was my question when I heard this news. If such a facility existed, why didn't we bulldoze it?
then it puts even more of a lie to the MSM meme.
I think she was just being a good interviewer by throwing him some fastballs, which he nonetheless hit out of the park.