US intelligence is unsure what is in the drums, but officials are concerned.
You don't suppose it's salt water taffy?
posted on 03/29/2003 2:13:47 PM PST
If Saddam dares to use chemicals or biological weapons, Takrit will become a smoking hole in the ground!
MOAB will turn those chem weapons into the one thing this regime has an endless supply of, hot air!
posted on 03/29/2003 2:21:07 PM PST
by Russell Scott
(Iraqi soldier, is it really worth dying for the Butcher of Baghdad?)
I still say the biggest indicator that chemical warfare is coming is the civilians buying up canaries. This means that Iraqi soldiers have been telling their families to be ready. Sooner or later its coming. I wonder if the human shields have gas mask?
posted on 03/29/2003 2:24:13 PM PST
by U S Army EOD
(Served in Korea, Vietnam and still fighting America's enemies on Home Front)
/CNN BS on
It's water for the troops! or Gas for the tanks in defense of the innocent people of Iraq! Couldn't be anything else. Those Chem suit are just in case WE use chem weapons. DUH! I know the French, Germans, and Russians would agree with me. Nobody else would. Maybe the muslims but I won't go there.
I doubt they would be any good if we NUKE them after they 'accidently fire' a chem warhead they don't have at out troops.
/ CNN BS off
posted on 03/29/2003 2:28:39 PM PST
Some were also seen unloading 50-gallon drums from trucks.
I certainly hope that they were then seen getting their butts bombed off.
Aren't most chemical agents and biotoxins rendered inert after the ambient air has been raised to a temperature of 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit?
posted on 03/29/2003 2:40:50 PM PST
(Open the pod bay door HAL.)
Chemical-protective suits have been found at other battle sites taken by US and British forces. However, they have not reported finding any chemical weapons in their push toward Baghdad.
Just because they haven't "reported" anything doesn't mean they haven't found anything.
posted on 03/29/2003 2:43:40 PM PST
Hussein is not stupid enough to use chemical weapons. World opinion would immediately turn harshly against him, vindicate the US and GB, humiliate France and Germany including their toadie Blix, and create a justification for scorched earth tactics from the coalition.
Hussein's WMD are well hidden in underground bunkers. He is creating these false scenes so the US will report them and look silly when they don't pan out. Hussein is drawing the coalition into a seige of Baghdad where he can use time and daily scenes of starving Iraqi children to influence public opinion, which will force Bush to a cease fire and negotiations that end up keeping the Baathe party in power...and in control of their WMD.
Reports have already been made about Hussein spiriting his people and family out of Iraq and into Syria, who will offer polical asylum at the critical moment. Saddam will negotiate a move to Syria where he will continue to pull the strings of the puppets left in power in Baghdad.
posted on 03/29/2003 2:51:46 PM PST
by Bob J
Hmmmmmmm??? WE carry the same suits, antidotes, etc. That mean WE are planing on using bio/chem?
posted on 03/29/2003 4:15:13 PM PST
Are all of the Syrians and others from the region that are streaming into Iraq to fight aware that Saddam has and intends to use chemical weapons ... do you think Saddam is issuing all of these Jihad fighters C/B suits to protect them? When their skin starts bubbling and their lungs begin to shut down ... what will they think then?
posted on 03/29/2003 4:25:31 PM PST
I want to know who manufactured the chemical suits.
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