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Iraqi mustard gas to be destroyed
The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 12 2003

Posted on 02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST by knighthawk

UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas registered by previous UN disarmament inspectors and recently found north of Baghdad.

Spokesman Hiro Ueki said chemical experts had visited the Al-Muthanna military site today to prepare for the destruction of the containers.

Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed.

"The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 155mmshells; 2003; 200302; 20030212; almuthanna; artilleryshells; chemicalweapons; destroyed; gas; inspectors; iraq; iraqi; iraqiwmd; iraqwmd; mustard; mustardgas; muthanna; un; wmd

1 posted on 02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST by knighthawk
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2 posted on 02/11/2003 4:12:14 PM PST by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk
Those guys better get out of Iraq...

The Iron Rain is coming
3 posted on 02/11/2003 4:12:49 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: knighthawk
Great, they destroy 4 containers of the stuff. What about the stockpiles they have hidden throughout the country? Nothing but a last minute PR move on Saddam's part. Let the bombing begin.
4 posted on 02/11/2003 4:16:15 PM PST by zingzang
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To: antaresequity
WWI mustard gas and TEN 155 shells??? WTF? hope these $$$$millions are finding more than that!
5 posted on 02/11/2003 4:16:57 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: knighthawk
Didn't the Iraquis say they had already destroyed all WMD chemical agents?
6 posted on 02/11/2003 4:17:16 PM PST by expatpat
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To: knighthawk
Is this not a smoking gun?
7 posted on 02/11/2003 4:21:22 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: All
Pardon me, I missed this somehow... when did we find these items?
8 posted on 02/11/2003 4:26:31 PM PST by Tamzee (There are 10 types of people... those who read binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Dead Dog
Is this not a smoking gun?

The anti-war crowd wouldn't recognize a smoking guy if they had a bullet between their eyes.

9 posted on 02/11/2003 4:27:16 PM PST by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: knighthawk
"The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.

OK, maybe I am showing my ignorance, but why on Earth does it take four to five days to destroy such a small number of missiles? Does anyone know exactly what is involved in such destruction?

10 posted on 02/11/2003 4:36:11 PM PST by TrappedInLiberalHell (Let's Iraq and Roll!)
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To: knighthawk

UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas

Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed.

And all it took them was a couple of months.

Hmmmm, guess I had better go get another cup of coffee, this could take awhile:

 


11 posted on 02/11/2003 4:36:37 PM PST by ancient_geezer
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To: Dead Dog; Tamsey; All
UN Inspectors find Mustard Gas Shells
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/800765/posts

MUSTARD GAS IS FOUND IN IRAQ
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/801090/posts
12 posted on 02/11/2003 4:41:15 PM PST by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk
But, but, but...they SAID they didn't have any more WMD's! They PROMISED us they didn't have any more WMD's! They INSISTED they had already destroyed all their WMD"s!

Waaaaaah! (liberal conniption fit)
13 posted on 02/11/2003 4:48:02 PM PST by prairiebreeze
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To: knighthawk
I could have sworn that many democrats said they didn't have any of this stuff.
14 posted on 02/11/2003 5:07:06 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: prairiebreeze
Hmmm.....looks like we see the next stage of his deception. Suddenly we find 4 cannisters and they are to be destroyed ----- slowwwwwwllllly.

Now the anti-war crowd can say they are disarming Saddam - just might take awhile.
15 posted on 02/11/2003 5:07:35 PM PST by ClancyJ
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To: knighthawk
Well whoop tee doo.
16 posted on 02/11/2003 5:11:24 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: knighthawk
If it was previously registered by UN disarmament inspectors, I wonder why it wasn't destroyed then. When they say previously found, I'm assuming they mean in the late 90's. Beats me as to why it was allowed to sit around all this time. How can you discover something that was previously registered? And I thought Sadaam said they didn't have this stuff anymore.
17 posted on 02/11/2003 5:13:07 PM PST by mass55th
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To: expatpat
Didn't the Iraquis say they had already destroyed all WMD chemical agents?

That's what they said in that humongous report they turned in a couple of months ago.

18 posted on 02/11/2003 5:27:53 PM PST by El Gato
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To: knighthawk
Thank you, knighthawk! I appreciate your helping me fill in what I missed :-)

19 posted on 02/11/2003 5:55:31 PM PST by Tamzee (There are 10 types of people... those who read binary, and those who don't.)
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20 posted on 04/27/2013 7:01:23 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Republicus2001

2014 ... 11 years later and there are still chemical weapons there :
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/17/dragon-egg-marines-who-guarded-saddam-mysterious-bunker-fear-weapons-unleashed/


21 posted on 10/17/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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