Skip to comments.WMD in Fallujah ?
Posted on 11/11/2004 11:12:04 PM PST by iso
FALLUJAH, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 11: U.S Marines from the 1st U.S Marines Expeditionary Force, NBC, Nuclear, biological and Chemical Incident Response Force conduct a test on 40 veils of suspected Sarin gas that U.S. Marines found while searching an house November 11, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq.
In the course of locating seven weapons caches in a single block around a mosque in northeast Fallujah, an Iraqi platoon Wednesday found a suitcase full of vials labeled "Sarin," a deadly nerve agent.
While further analysis determined that the find was probably part of a Soviet [or US] test kit with samples, its discovery in a room with mortar shells appeared to indicate an intent to weaponize the material.
On the eve of the US-Iraqi assault on Fallujah, insurgent leaders in the city promised a massive counterattack.
Hey... but I thought there were no WMD's - hehehe
Shouldn't there have been 72 veils - one for each virgin? Where did the missing 32 veils go?!?! Omigosh! Did Bush lose those too, by outsourcing the job?
no "hehehe" about it..Our guys guys have to clean that shit up...
I've said before that we likely won't know the whole story of chem/bio weapons in Iraq for some time.
It is established fact that the programs to develop chemical/biological weapons did exist and facilities were found by the Kay group to confirm this. This is in the Kay report.
It is also understood that stockpiles of these weapons may well exist, but the stocks don't need to be on the order of thousands of live shells, but more likely on the order of hundreds. Chemical weapons have certain serious logistical issues of their own that preclude one from wanting to have any more than absolutely necessary on hand at any given time.
If we *have* been finding various amounts of chemical artillery shells (Sarin, VX... whatever) then the *last* thing we'd ever want to do is admit that we're finding these things in some of the tens of thousands of ammo dumps all over Iraq. Then it would become a race between the good guys and the bad guys to find and remove the materials.
Better to live, however uncomfortably, with the myth that there is nothing out there to be found. Meanwhile we locate sites and destroy the materials as fast as we can.
I dunno. Just my thoughts.
the hehe was about the sKerry, libs, & the MSM's spin on "no WMD's". Believe me, it wasn't in disrespect to our soldiers!
CS Monitor picks up the story...now this is getting interesting...
Look at what one vial did to the Japanese subway. Back then the MSM reported just how bad that stuff was. Now....not a peep.
While further analysis determined that the find was probably part of a Soviet [or US] test kit with samples,
Now how can that be? In a letter to the Editor in this weeks Washington Times, Russian Ambassador Yuri V. Ushakov stated that "All of them (Russians)left the country (Iraq) at least 12 years prior (to invasion).
What would it have looked liked if, instead of finding the weapons in dribs and drabs like we've been finding them, we found what we found so far as a single stockpile?
How would that have been reported?
The veils have WMD in them?
WMB = WMD OOPS
I was eating veal in Vail when I viewed: "It's vile that they have WMD vials under their veils."
Her coverage has been rather interesting, because she was in Baghdad just before and at the beginning of the war, and I really felt that her coverage then at least verged on anti-American, if not crossing the line.
>>It's vile that they have WMD vials under their veils.
>I was eating veal in Vail when I viewed: "It's vile that they have WMD vials under their veils."
No, there are no "large caches" of WMDs in Iraq. You must always make that distinction when discussing the weapons. And whatever amount you find, you must up the threshold for the definition of large.
I wonder how they test these vials. "What do you like in your coffee, Saddam?" ;-)