I read that but don't know enough about chemistry to comment. Doesn't insecticide burn fairly easily?
To: Angelus Errare
Don't get technical on me and expose me as a total fool :-)
I am obviously just speculating, putting up an alternative hypothesis to it neccessarily being from Saddam's old arsenal.
It might very well be from Saddam's missing stock. Who knows? I just doubt it.
But, if it was from Saddams arsenal, in that case why didn't they use mustard gas instead of sulfuric acid as a blister agent? Perhaps sulfuric acid tolerates heat better?
Oh, well these are just useless speculations since I just barely passed organic chemistry 101 :-)
I guess my strongest reason to doubt it being anything like Vx are the tidbits from the CNN story regarding the views of US intelligence analysts.
Anyways, I appreciated your account and thoughts from the link.
What is also interesting from the story is that
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