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WMD in Fallujah ?
csmonitor.com ^

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.


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1 posted on 11/11/2004 11:12:04 PM PST by iso
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To: iso

Hey... but I thought there were no WMD's - hehehe


2 posted on 11/11/2004 11:13:59 PM PST by bullzeye66
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To: RaceBannon

ping


3 posted on 11/11/2004 11:15:26 PM PST by nutmeg (THANK YOU RED STATES!!! -- Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: bullzeye66
That was before the election. Now, I bet the can't help but trip over the stuff.

-PJ

4 posted on 11/11/2004 11:19:26 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: iso
"40 veils"

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?

5 posted on 11/11/2004 11:24:50 PM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (The heart of the wise man inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. - Eccl. 10:2)
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To: bullzeye66

no "hehehe" about it..Our guys guys have to clean that shit up...


6 posted on 11/11/2004 11:34:22 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Political Junkie Too

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.


7 posted on 11/11/2004 11:36:00 PM PST by Ramius (Time? What time do you think we have?)
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To: Michael Barnes

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!



8 posted on 11/11/2004 11:37:08 PM PST by bullzeye66
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To: iso

CS Monitor picks up the story...now this is getting interesting...


9 posted on 11/11/2004 11:40:14 PM PST by PianoMan (Top priority for the new government - STOP SPECTER)
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To: iso

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.


10 posted on 11/12/2004 12:03:55 AM PST by 82Marine89
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To: iso

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).


11 posted on 11/12/2004 12:05:54 AM PST by taxesareforever
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

That's vile.


12 posted on 11/12/2004 12:10:44 AM PST by DB (©)
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To: Ramius
There have been WMDs found, but they were found as a 7 pound block of sodium cyanide, or shells with a gallon of sarin, or empty drums on the banks of the Euphrates.

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?

-PJ

13 posted on 11/12/2004 12:11:14 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: iso

The veils have WMD in them?


14 posted on 11/12/2004 12:41:42 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: DB

It's vile that they have WMB vials under their veils


15 posted on 11/12/2004 12:46:36 AM PST by elizabetty
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To: elizabetty

WMB = WMD OOPS


16 posted on 11/12/2004 12:47:03 AM PST by elizabetty
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To: elizabetty
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."

17 posted on 11/12/2004 1:18:48 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: iso; Howlin; Southflanknorthpawsis; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; deport; Scenic Sounds
Anne Garrells (sp?) of NPR has been reporting this since Tue or Wed - she's apparently embedded with the Marine unit that found the briefcase.

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.

18 posted on 11/12/2004 3:14:40 AM PST by Amelia (Maybe that's a clue.....)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

>>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."

Veally?


19 posted on 11/12/2004 3:55:09 AM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (Europe: name one nation you have ever liberated. I won't hold my breath.)
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To: iso
I can see Sean Hannity on stage now looking at the MSM, "Here liberal, liberal, liberal, is this a weapon of mass destruction? I submit to you evidence sample (A):SARIN GAS". Ask Japan if they consider it a weapon of mass destruction.

Bet a lot of things will be found in the near future. The enemy can't keep these things hid forever.
20 posted on 11/12/2004 4:49:26 AM PST by Issaquahking ( Bush won, Arafat is dead! Life is good!)
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To: bullzeye66

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.


21 posted on 11/12/2004 4:53:36 AM PST by rabidralph (Your car's not as cool in person as it is on TV.)
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To: Amelia

I wonder how they test these vials. "What do you like in your coffee, Saddam?" ;-)


22 posted on 11/12/2004 9:13:25 AM PST by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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