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  • Saddam's Forgotten WMD Confession

    10/11/2003 11:55:34 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 249+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/11/03 | Limbacher
    The elite media continues to insist that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in March, citing the scant evidence of any actual weapons finds by U.S. arms inspector David Kay. But if it's true that Saddam Hussein was actually innocent on the WMD charge, then why did he confess in 1998 that his country had amassed huge stockpiles of highly toxic weaponized poisons - along with the delivery systems to take them beyond Iraq's borders. That's right - lost in the debate over why U.S. weapons inspectors have yet to uncover the Iraqi version of...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • ISIS Reportedly Captured Saddam’s Chemical Weapons Stockpiles, Attacks Key Refinery

    06/19/2014 4:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 19, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Well, here’s some lovely news emerging from the new Iraq. 17.09 Chemical weapons produced at the Al Muthanna facility, which Isis today seized, are believed to have included mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX. Here is the CIA’s file on the complex. QuoteStockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed. These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers. Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the...
  • Deadly chemicals are found dumped in river

    04/05/2003 7:42:31 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 31 replies · 1,064+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 4-5-03 | David Harrison
    Deadly chemicals are found dumped in river By David Harrison in Nasiriyah (Filed: 06/04/2003) Mustard gas and cyanide have been found in river water in the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, coalition forces said yesterday. The poisonous substances are believed to have been dumped in the Euphrates either by Iraqi soldiers fleeing from American troops or local factories that produced weapons of mass destruction. A spokesman for the United States marines, based just outside the city, described the quantities of chemical agents found as "significant" and claimed that it was further evidence that Saddam Hussein has produced weapons of mass destruction....
  • 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
    FAS.org ^ | 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...
  • 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: http://www.smh.com.au/ 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...
  • UN Inspectors find Mustard Gas Shells

    12/04/2002 12:53:24 PM PST · by rumrunner · 129 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP | 12/05/2002
    Demetrius Perricos, who is leading one of the U.N. inspection teams in Iraq, said Wednesday his team of international arms experts secured about a dozen Iraqi artillery shells containing the mustard liquid agent.
  • MUSTARD GAS IS FOUND IN IRAQ

    12/05/2002 1:03:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 153+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- U.N. weapons inspectors found mustard gas yesterday inside Iraqi artillery shells at a military complex north of Baghdad.</p> <p>The inspectors had already known the gas and shells were stored at the Muthanna military site but hadn't yet been destroyed when the previous inspection team left Iraq in 1998.</p>
  • 'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

    10/17/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT · by dware · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2014 | Paul Alster
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg.
  • Iraqi mustard gas to be destroyed

    02/11/2003 4:11:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 271+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Februari 12 2003
    UN experts are to destroy four plastic containers filled with mustard gas registered by previous UN disarmament inspectors and recently found north of Baghdad. Spokesman Hiro Ueki said chemical experts had visited the Al-Muthanna military site today to prepare for the destruction of the containers. Ten 155 millimetre artillery shells will also be destroyed. "The destruction process will begin tomorrow and is expected to (take) four to five days to complete," he said.
  • Buffett’s firm dips into $23B Heinz ketchup deal

    02/14/2013 9:29:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2013 10:50 AM EST | Candice Choi and Josh Funk
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is dipping into the ketchup business as part of $23.3 billion deal to buy the Heinz ketchup company. H.J. Heinz Co. says it’s the largest deal ever in the food industry. The company, based in Pittsburgh, also makes Classico spaghetti sauces, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones frozen meals. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and its partner on the deal—3G Capital, the investment firm that bought Burger King in 2010—say Heinz will remain headquartered in Pittsburgh. Heinz CEO William Johnson said in a statement that the company “will have an opportunity to drive further growth” as a private enterprise....
  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • Clinton offers more U.S. help as Libya battles militias

    09/24/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 24 Sept 2012 | By Andrew Quinn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered Libya more help on Monday as it seeks to rein in militias, stressing that Washington will remain a firm partner despite this month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. ...snip... A senior U.S. official said Clinton reviewed U.S. assistance to Libya as it works to secure chemical weapons and other dangerous armaments and to crack down on armed militia groups that have sprung up since the ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. "The secretary offered to intensify our support and help for the Libyan government in all...
  • U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    07/12/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated July 12, 2012, 10:29 p.m. ET
    Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities, U.S. officials said, in a development that has alarmed many in Washington. The country's undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide have long worried U.S. officials and their allies in the region, who have watched anxiously amid the conflict in Syria for any change in the status or location of the weapons.
  • MUSTARD OIL

    04/14/2012 6:17:05 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 51 replies
    Mustard oil is amazing! I use it to cook everything now. You know that hot spicy mustard sauce they have in Chinese restaurants? This stuff has that same fiery zing even though its just cooking oil. I like it almost as much as Worcestershire sauce.
  • 'Male Chauvinist' Mustard Ads Spark Controversy

    08/01/2011 10:37:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Provocative adverts for a brand of mustard have prompted an outraged reaction from Swedish consumers, with some criticising the campaign for being "chauvinist". Raunchy pillow to boost Swedish book sales (18 Jul 11) Sweden demands Facebook info answers (12 Jul 11) Björn Borg shares his underwear with McEnroe (6 Jul 11) Johnny's Senap, a mustard brand sold by Druvan, is being marketed through the campaign "Real men grill" (literally: "Riktiga män grillar"), with ads bearing messages such as "Real men don't sew their own clothes" and "Real men don't wear deodorant". The campaign's theme has sparked a strong reaction, with...
  • Home Prepared Mustard and some things to do with it

    05/30/2011 8:25:03 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 17 replies
    5/30/11 | BC
    I've always been a big fan of pickling and canning, and one of my favorite things to make at home is prepared mustard. We use it for a variety of purposes, and not just on hotdogs. Mustard can be the basis for some outstanding tomato-less BBQ finishing sauce, as a glaze for salmon, the basis for vinaigrettes and other salad dressings and even marinades. Potato salad made with just a spoonful of either one of these recipes is a revelation.... There are many ways to make mustard and I am presenting 2 of my favorite recipes along with the technique...
  • Wikileaks absolve Bush (bio weapons, Iraq - as if ..)

    10/23/2010 4:22:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Blogstitution ^ | 10-23-10
    I’ve written about this before … but with the release of the WIKILEAKS documents, even Wired magazine acknowledges that US troops found chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. But don’t worry; if you liberals keep telling yourself “Bush Lied”… you’ll get through this. By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But for years afterward, WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins, and uncover weapons of mass destruction In...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • GERMANS OFFER DEGREES IN SAUSAGE MAKING

    08/23/2010 1:18:42 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 17th August 2010
    SAUSAGE-loving Germans are being offered degrees in their favourite subject - bangers. Expert Norbert Wittmann has set up the Sausage Academy in Neumarkt to offer qualifications in the appreciation and preparation of German sausages. Students can earn a BA diploma - Banger Authority - by boosting their studies with extra seminars in lager choices, mustard appreciation and which oompah band music goes with different types of sausage. Academy principal Wittmann explained: "I love it. I have to eat white sausage twice a day. Sunday is the only day I don't eat white sausage. "I have students from all over the...
  • It’s Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

    04/08/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 22 replies · 856+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    It's time to suspend Cinco De Mayo celebrations until Mexico cleans up its act and gets control of drug cartels running rampant along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Man exposed to Mustard Agent at Umatilla Chemical Depot

    04/03/2010 4:54:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 636+ views
    KNDO.com ^ | March 31, 2010 | n/a
    Man exposed to mustard agent at Umatilla chemical depot Posted: Mar 31, 2010 5:48 PM Updated: Mar 31, 2010 5:53 PM Video Gallery Man exposed to mustard agent at Umatilla chemical depot 0:57 KENNEWICK; Wash-- SNIPPET: "The depot is still waiting to hear back from independent lab results but early indications from the CDC are positive. About two weeks ago, a worker developed a blister on his skin, which is one of the symptoms." SNIPPET: "The man's name has not been released. He also hasn't missed any work as a result of the exposure."
  • German Eurofighter transports sweet mustard to Croatia

    05/27/2009 6:52:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 1,364+ views
    Croatian Times ^ | 26. 05. 09
    German Eurofighter transports sweet mustard to Croatia Croatian Times Sausage-noshing German ambassadors used a 67 million GBP Eurofighter warplane to fly emergency supplies of mustard to a VIP party. Diplomats in Croatia wanted to serve traditional white bangers at the bash to celebrate Germany's 60 years as a democracy but couldn't get the right mustard anywhere locally. So they called in air support from the Luftwaffe who sent pilot Norbert Biehler with a case of the special sweet mustard for the party, reports Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List. Now the extravagant use of military funds in under investigation in Germany. "It's...
  • Positively Wisconsin: Mustard Museum

    04/18/2009 9:29:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 1,194+ views
    MOUNT HOREB (WKOW) --There's an absolutely unique museum in Mount Horeb where the attractions are edible and the curator is incurable. There's no doubt about it... When you make up songs about mustard, like Barry Levenson, you're obsessed. You can tell by his hotdog tie and yellow clothing, that Barry loves his mustard. He even starts his day with a scoop of something called ''Hit and Run''. ''I like to kick off the day with a strong horseradish mustard that's just gonna go wow, I'm up for the day." Says Barry. It's really no wonder Barry started a mustard museum....
  • “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

    01/23/2008 1:51:14 PM PST · by RebelYell1990 · 14 replies · 1,275+ views
    Why has the statement that WMDS weren't found in Iraq now accepted as a truth? Especially in light of so much physical evidence, it looks as though the democratic Party and all to the left of them have convinced the world along with some Republicans that WMDS were never found. Looks like they took a move out of Joseph Goebbels playbook Wmd's were found in Iraq, I will give a few examples. 2003- UN Inspectors found 11 empty chemical warheads in excellent condition prior to the invasion. They were illegal and supposed to be destroyed (http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/01/16/sproject.irq.wrap/index.html) USA Today- Marines Reported...
  • Believe it: Iraq had WMDs and terrorist ties

    06/23/2006 11:01:23 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 34 replies · 1,897+ views
    WorldNeytDaily ^ | 06/23/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    .....Believe it: Iraq had WMDs and terrorist tiesPosted: June 23, 20061:00 a.m. Eastern© 2006 WorldNetDaily.comI'm returning from my first personal vacation in the past two years, listening to news media reports on the discovery of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and noting that the anti-war crowd is apoplectic. It seems that those who want to see America lose the war against terrorism cannot accept the truth that Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a safe haven for terrorism, rife with chemical and biological weapons. I wonder … if the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, were to order the...
  • Unsafe dumping

    11/02/2005 11:25:51 AM PST · by Cliff Dweller · 2 replies · 571+ views
    The Daily Press, Newport News VA ^ | 30 Oct - 2 Nov | John M.R. Bull
    A beachgoer in Rehoboth Beach walked up to a lifeguard in July with two strange objects in his hand and a stranger request on his lips.He was carrying rusty old artillery shells he found in the sand. "Can I keep them?" They were live. The Delaware beach was evacuated. A bomb squad blew them up. The country's coastlines are littered with unexploded bombs, rockets and shells that regularly wash up on shore, according to military officials. While the Army dumped chemical weapons mostly in deep water - as detailed in a Daily Press investigation published Sunday and Monday - the...
  • Nerve agent destruction wraped up at incinerator (Tooele, Utah)

    08/12/2005 11:37:15 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 6 replies · 689+ views
    Tooele Transcript ^ | 02 August 2005 | Mark Watson
        Nerve agent destruction wraped up at incinerator       Written by by Mark Watson    Tuesday, 02 August 2005 The U.S. Army wants Tooele County residents to know there is no longer a threat for a chemical nerve agent leak at Deseret Chemical Depot south of Tooele. Weapons containing those agents no longer exist. The U.S. Army wants Tooele County residents to know there is no longer a threat for a chemical nerve agent leak at Deseret Chemical Depot south of Tooele. Weapons containing those agents no longer exist. After nine years of hard work from 1,500 employees,...
  • The WMD's we DID find (Vanity/Request for Help)

    01/24/2005 11:01:51 AM PST · by Bob Hyneman · 10 replies · 1,260+ views
    Hannity Board ^ | 1/24/2005 | Bob Hyneman
    I don't want to do ALL the leg work here. Can you folks help me make a list of the WMD's, precursors and related programs we DID find? thanks ++++ 1.) Well there was this http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,123680,00.html Quote: Duelfer also told Fox News that about 10 or 12 sarin and mustard gas shells have been found in various locations in Iraq. ++++++ 2.) and this http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/03/iraq/main576372.shtml Quote: Kay said his team had, however, found "dozens of WMD-related program activities and significant amounts of equipment that Iraq concealed from the United Nations during the inspections that began in late 2002." "We have...
  • The trial of 'Chemical Ali'

    12/19/2004 10:21:35 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 2 replies · 453+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2004 | Editorials/Op-Ed section
    On March 16, 1988, 5,000 residents of Halabja, a Kurdish city in eastern Iraq, were killed and 10,000 injured when Saddam Hussein's army attacked with chemical weapons -- perhaps the largest-scale use of such weapons against a civilian population in modern times. That morning, Iraqi Air Force planes bombed the city with a lethal chemical cocktail of mustard gas and sarin, tabun and VX nerve agents. Two days ago, the man accused of overseeing the attack, Gen. Ali Hasan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, appeared before a judicial tribunal in Baghdad. He is likely to go on trial next...
  • Dutch national involved with weaponsprogram Iraq (delivering chemicals to produce musterdgas)

    02/08/2003 6:27:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 878+ views
    Nu.nl ^ | Februari 08 2003
    According to security services, a Dutch chemist is suspected to have been involved with the banned weapons program of Saddam Hussein. It is the 60 year old Frans van A. from Den Helder. This was reported by the newspaper 'De Telegraaf' on Saturday. Van A. is probebly hiding in Baghdad, heavily guarded by the Iraqi Republican Guards. He has been under surveillance by the Dutch security service AIVD for several years. According to the AIVD, it is an 'unique situation', because Van A. is one of the few foreigners that has intensive contacts to the regime of Saddam Hussein. Also...
  • Dutch to prosecute man for allegedly supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals [Halabja]

    12/07/2004 4:20:15 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,560+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12-07-04 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge a Dutch chemicals dealer as an accomplice to genocide for supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals used in the 1988 chemical attack on a Kurdish town that killed an estimated 5,000 civilians. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor's office said the suspect, who was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, will face charges ''for violating the laws of war and involvement in genocide.'' Prosecutors said Frans van Anraat, a 62-year-old chemicals dealer, had been a suspect since 1989, when he was arrested in Milan, Italy, at the request of the...
  • Dutchman suspected of aiding Saddam in war crimes is arrested

    A MAN suspected of helping former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein commit war crimes and genocide by supplying him with materials for chemical weapons, has been arrested by the Netherlands authorities. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old man, identified as Frans van Anraat by Dutch television, was arrested at his Amsterdam home on Monday as he prepared to leave the Netherlands. "According to the United Nations, the Dutchman is one of the most important middlemen in Iraq’s acquisition of chemical material," Dutch prosecutors said in a statement. "The man is suspected of supplying thousands of tonnes of raw materials for chemical weapons between...
  • CNS News Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 8:37:24 PM PDT · by Smedley · 3 replies · 1,022+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | 10/3/2004 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to...
  • Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Quilla · 289 replies · 22,034+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 4, 2004 | Scott Wheeler
    Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com , show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support...
  • SOLDIER'S CHILLING WARNING

    03/10/2003 1:10:18 AM PST · by maquiladora · 97 replies · 526+ views
    Sky News ^ | Last Updated: 09:04 UK, Monday March 10, 2003
    An Iraqi defector has told Sky News that Saddam Hussein will use chemical weapons if the country is invaded. In an exclusive interview, the man said the use of such weapons against British and US soldiers was "100% guaranteed". The 26-year-old soldier, who is an officer, defected 10 days ago near the city of Sulaymaniyah in Northern Iraq. He is being guarded in a safe house and is said to have provided valuable intelligence information to authorities. "A chemical attack is guaranteed," he warned. "We have been fully provided with complete protection gear, gas masks, first aid kit, injections." In...
  • Poland stands by 'poison gas' find Iraq

    07/03/2004 5:08:09 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 3,655+ views
    SpaceWar.com ^ | July 3, 2004 | AFP
    Political and military officials in Poland Saturday reaffirmed that missile warheads found by Polish troops in Iraq contained poison gas, despite denials by the multinational forces in Baghdad. "In each of the missiles found, the presence of a chemical substance was found. It was cyclosarin," a spokesman for the Polish contingent in Iraq, Colonel Robert Strzelecki, told public television. "They were missiles that were made 15 years ago, which should have been destroyed and were not. They would certainly have very dangerous had they fallen into the hands of terrorists," said deputy defense minister Janusz Zemke. Washington announced on Thursday...
  • Secret U.S. Trips to Libya Led to Weapons Pledge

    12/20/2003 5:01:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 256+ views
    Yahoo.com
    Secret U.S. Trips to Libya Led to Weapons Pledge 2 hours, 18 minutes ago Add Top Stories - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secret trips by American intelligence officers, late night meetings with Muammar Gaddafi (news - web sites) and disclosures that the United States knew about Libya's arms programs led to Tripoli's pledge to give up its unconventional weapons, senior intelligence officials said on Saturday. A team of American and British intelligence officers flew to Libya clandestinely in October and December for stretches of about two weeks, visiting sites where they were shown parts...
  • The Case of the Missing WMDs

    06/14/2003 11:11:48 AM PDT · by xagent · 46 replies · 469+ views
    www.4ranters.com ^ | 12-Jun-2003 | xagent
    www.4ranters.comIt seems the anti-Bush crowd has found a new way to attempt to discredit Bush and the war in Iraq. This time, it's the missing WMDs. After the swift liberation of Iraq and the worries of the peaceniks proven wrong, one would figure the anti-war crowd would finally concede. Somehow, the fact that WMDs haven't been found - yet - is supposed to prove the war as unjustified, and make Bush and Tony Blair liars. First the protestors predicted a messy quagmire of a war where thousands of lives would be lost. Massive casualties of both Iraqi civilians and American...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • Soldiers sick: poison gas likely (Five taken to hospital for mustard gas symptoms)

    04/08/2003 1:03:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 51 replies · 953+ views
    THE US military was investigating today the 'likely' discovery of mustard gas near the central Iraqi city of Najaf after five soldiers developed blisters while on duty there, officers said. The soldiers, from the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade, suffered nausea as well as the blisters after walking into a building that stored Iraqi ammunition yesterday afternoon, military intelligence officer Captain Adam Mastrianni told AFP. Mastrianni, attached to the division's Aviation Brigade, said initial tests showed the substance in the building was mustard gas, but more thorough tests were being conducted today to confirm that. "It's fairly likely it...
  • High-tech map helps commanders plan next moves (disturbing intelligence report)

    03/31/2003 4:12:02 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 319+ views
    USA today via MilitaryCity dot COM ^ | 3-31-03 | By David J. Lynch
    <p>MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Southern Iraq ? At 2:05 p.m., Lt. Col. David Pere, the senior watch officer at this U.S. command post, fields a disturbing intelligence report.</p> <p>Iraqi troops at an Ababil missile site northwest of Basra have been spotted wearing chemical weapons suits. A special vehicle designed to decontaminate troops and their gear after a chemical attack is parked nearby.</p>
  • Press Release - The Only Thing French About French's(R) Mustard Is The Name!

    03/18/2003 9:13:04 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 946+ views
    The Only Thing French About French's(R) Mustard Is The Name! Tuesday March 18, 6:01 am ET Robert T. French's All American Dream Lives On WAYNE, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently there has been some confusion as to the origin of French's mustard. For the record, French's would like to say, there is nothing more American than French's mustard. Born in New York by the R. T. French company, French's Cream Salad Mustard made it's debut in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair along with it's side kick, the hot dog. Both were an instant success! By 1915...
  • Can recently produced anthrax be distinguished from old anthrax?

    03/12/2003 9:31:18 AM PST · by xzins · 19 replies · 297+ views
    self
    1. This is a question for those who might know. 2. Saddam has yet to turn over the 1st liter of anthrax or chemical agent or other biologic agent. 3. Does old agent need to be replaced with new to remain "weapons grade" agent? 4. If age of sample can be determined, then turning over even one liter would verify that he has been/is currently producing these things. 5. Perhaps this has been answered before. If so, sorry. In any case, an answer would be appreciated.