Skip to comments.US reportedly sees possible pattern in ISIS chemical weapons attacks
Posted on 08/15/2015 11:28:54 AM PDT by markomalley
U.S. intelligence agencies reportedly believe the Islamic State used chemical weapons in Syria on Kurdish forces at least two weeks before the group may have used it in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Friday.
The reports are fueling concerns that ISIS has acquired an arsenal of banned chemicals that could escalate fighting in the region.
It could be a pattern, a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the intelligence told The Wall Street Journal.
U.S. agencies have believed that the Islamic State aspired to obtain chemical weapons, such as mustard gas, but officials said it was premature to immediately connect the three attacks because the agents involved in the Iraq incidents were still in the process of being analyzed.
Officials told the journal the agencies confirmed through tests that mustard gas was used in northern Syria in July, making it the first known attack by ISIS using banned weapons.
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Remember, Bush lied, people died. /s
“but officials said it was premature to immediately connect the three attacks because the agents involved in the Iraq incidents were still in the process of being analyzed.”
I was that damned aweful internet video!
What? There were WMD after all?
wow...i am shocked!/ NOT!
Certainly not a chemist — but I’d think that home-made clorin gas would be a lot easier than home =made mustard.
There was no WMD!!
That’s just body odor and anger over their health care.
Never fear! I’m sure there will be a harshly worded letter attached to the next lump sum of taxpayer money they get.
They have them, they use them. I believe I see a pattern there also.
(Full disclosure, I did stay and a Holiday Inn Express last night).
workplace violence again?
Islamic terrorism, could it be a pattern?
Yes, it could.
Yes, it might/could/maybe be a pattern. The most glaring pattern is the one where we aren’t doing much to stop them making more patterns.
Attention middle east. Are you better off now with obama than eight year ago with Bush?
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