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  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • 53 chemical weapons found including 41 sarin/cyclosarin rockets at one site!!!

    10/07/2004 2:29:16 PM PDT · by brookwood · 76 replies · 3,436+ views
    CIA ^ | 10/7/2004 | Duelfer
    "Since May 2004, ISG has recovered a total of 53 chemical weapons from various sources and military units throughout Iraq. A preliminary assessment indicates they are part of Iraq's pre-1991 stockpile. Variations in size, type, and agent fill raise the possibility that other, similar rounds remain at large." - Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD, Volume 3, page 30. Including in Khamisiyah forty-one 122-mm sarin/cyclosarin SAKR=18 rockets!!!!!!!! 4-Jun, 25-Jun, 29 July 2004
  • The Candidate With No Name

    07/29/2004 7:49:46 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 2 replies · 666+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    The Candidate With No Name By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 29, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms ”Defeat Bush – VOTE In 2004!” I’ve seen more bumper-stickers with this platitude than I’ve seen ones that simply state, “Kerry/Edwards 2004.” While my liberal friends rarely mention Kerry and Edwards, they constantly remind me of how much they hate President Bush. This year, the politics of hate rule. The Left doesn’t even have a candidate. They are galvanized mainly by visceral hatred -- a hatred which stands on shaky assumptions, like the lies that Michael Moore sells as truths. In Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore insinuates that...
  • Warheads found in Iraq not chemical weapons, military says

    07/02/2004 12:02:45 PM PDT · by TexKat · 160 replies · 1,347+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Multinational forces in Iraq (news - web sites) said that more than a dozen missile warheads said to contain mustard gas or sarin have tested negative for chemical agents. Washington had announced the find by Polish troops on Thursday, which was later confirmed by Warsaw. The head of Poland's military intelligence service also said on Friday that "terrorist" groups were seeking to acquire the weapons. But the 122mm warheads, found in late June, have been found not to contain the deadly chemicals, a statement from multinational forces here said. "Those 16 rounds were all empty and tested...
  • Polish Army Says Iraq Shells Had Deadly Cyclosarin

    07/02/2004 4:30:18 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 15 replies · 494+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2.07.2004
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Artillery shells found by Polish troops in Iraq (news - web sites) definitely contained the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin, Poland's military said on Friday. "The results of ... analysis confirmed that chemical agent GB-GF, cyclosarin, was found in the shells," the Polish-led unit of the multinational force in Iraq said in a statement. "Beyond doubt these are shells from the 1980-1988 period, of the type used against Kurds and during the Iraq-Iran war." Poland said on Thursday its soldiers found 17 Grad rockets and two mortar shells filled with chemicals in late June and that U.S. experts...

    07/01/2004 1:07:27 PM PDT · by se99tp · 65 replies · 3,734+ views
    Polish Information Agency, private TV 24, official information of Polish Ministry of Defence | July 1-st, 2004
    source: Polish Press Agency Polish Secretary of Defense Jerzy Szmajdzinski told about it US Secretary Rumsfeld during NATO summit in Istanbul. Sec Rumsfeld quoted him in radio interview late Wednesdaty - Pentagon informed Thursday . Official communique of Polish Ministry expected soon... The wire dated July 7-th / 20.24 hours (Polish time) Military Intelligence found chemical weapon in Iraq. There are several missiles containing chemical weapons - said Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Polish Secretary of Defence. Secretary confirmed information given by Sec. Donald Rumsfeld during his radio interview. When asked why Poles got to know about from American Secretary he answered that...
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Final tests find no nerve agents in Iraqi chemical

    05/01/2003 10:39:27 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 125+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | By Guy Taylor
    <p>TIKRIT, Iraq — Military officials yesterday said suspicious 55-gallon drums found in northern Iraq do not contain a chemical agent used to make weapons of mass destruction, nullifying earlier field tests that indicated nerve agents were present.</p> <p>The fluid "appears to be a component of a liquid rocket fuel" that showed up in multiple tests as false positives of nerve and mustard agents, said Maj. Dean Thurmond, a spokesman for the Army's V Corps.</p>
  • Second test positive

    04/28/2003 2:11:44 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 197+ views
    Washington Times | 4/28/03 | Guy Taylor
    TIKRIT, Iraq — More-sophisticated field tests conducted yesterday on the pile of 55-gallon drums found near a small industrial town in central Iraq came up positive for a chemical nerve agent. Top Stories • Self-proclaimed mayor detained• Iraqis target Gen. Franks for war crimes trial• Grassley aims for larger tax cuts• Reality TV takes on a life of its own with new cable channel• Iraq war's color lines      But military officials said it will be two to three days before laboratory tests can show with certainty whether fluid from one of the 14 drums is a chemical agent used to make weapons of mass destruction.     The...
  • US Said To Find Iraq Nerve Agent Traces

    04/27/2003 10:54:47 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 304+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 4-27-2003 | Louis Meixler
    U.S. Said to Find Iraq Nerve Agent Traces By LOUIS MEIXLER, Associated Press Writer BAIJI, Iraq - U.S. troops found about a dozen 55-gallon drums in an open field near this northern Iraqi town, and initial tests indicated one of them contained a mixture of a nerve agent and mustard gas, an American officer said Sunday. Lt. Col. Ted Martin of the 10th Cavalry Regiment said troops went to the site at midnight Friday after having been alerted by U.S. Special Forces teams, which were suspicious because of the presence of surface-to-air missiles guarding the area. A chemical team checked...
  • Miami Herald - Barrels found in Iraq may contain chemical weapons - Photos

    04/27/2003 8:35:55 AM PDT · by arkady_renko · 14 replies · 408+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | JOHN SULLIVAN
    U.S. soldiers on Saturday found 14 barrels of chemicals in a vast weapons storage area in north-central Iraq, and three initial tests indicated that they contained a deadly mixture of cyclosarin nerve agent and mustard gas. Previous finds of suspect chemicals in Iraq have turned out to be false alarms, and a Pentagon spokeswoman Saturday said defense officials had no conclusive evidence that the barrels contained chemical weapons. She said samples from the barrels would be sent to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland for further testing, a process that could take a week. An international team of chemical weapons...
  • Herald Sun: Soldiers find Iraqi chemical 'dump'

    04/27/2003 8:30:51 AM PDT · by arkady_renko · 5 replies · 365+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Herald Sun
    Soldiers find Iraqi chemical 'dump' 27apr03 US SOLDIERS may have found banned chemical weapons in a number of barrels in a weapons dump in north-central Iraq. Three initial tests indicated that they contained a deadly mixture of cyclosarin nerve agent and mustard gas. Previous finds of suspect chemicals in Iraq have turned out to be false alarms, and a Pentagon spokeswoman today said defence officials had no conclusive evidence that the barrels contained chemical weapons. She said samples from the barrels would be sent to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland for further testing, a process that could take...
  • U.S. troops detect lethal chemicals in drum of liquid

    04/26/2003 11:07:07 PM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 370+ views
    Washington T imes ^ | 4/27/03 | Guy Taylor
    <p>BAIJI, Iraq — Initial tests on a pile of 50-gallon drums found by U.S. troops near this small industrial town north of Baghdad came up positive for chemicals used to make weapons of mass destruction, military officials said.</p> <p>"We've confirmed that we have a cyclo-sarin agent also known as CF," said Lt. Valerie Phipps, a chemical and biological weapons specialist with a reconnaissance element of the Army's 4th Infantry Division.</p>