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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Nothing a bit of heavier than air, long persistence poison gas pumped into the ground won't fix.

    Hell, you could just use pumps, pipelines, and sea water.

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    Yes let's indiscriminately use chemical weapons against people because some crackpot thinks a terrorist might bring a nonfunctional chemical weapon into America.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

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    Iraq: 'Terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site


    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq said in a letter circulated Tuesday at the United Nations.

    The U.S. government played down the threat from the takeover, saying there are no intact chemical weapons and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to use the material for military purposes.

    Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a letter that "armed terrorist groups" entered the Muthanna site on June 11, detained officers and soldiers from the protection force guarding the facilities and seized their weapons. The following morning, the project manager spotted the looting of some equipment via the camera surveillance system before the "terrorists" disabled it, he said.


    This is a confirmation of an earlier report and thread.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...-facility.html
    Good that someone has finally found Saddam's chemical weapons.

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Good that someone has finally found Saddam's chemical weapons.
    These haven't been weapons for decades?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    These haven't been weapons for decades?
    If they were being guarded, they cannot have been harmless.

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    If they were being guarded, they cannot have been harmless.
    They were at a bunker that was still owned by the Iraqi government. They tend not to just let the public wander around there. And the empty shells are still toxic, you don't want kids playing around in there.

    They aren't weapons. They're contaminated leftovers.
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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because it's derived from a different quotation "armed terrorist groups" which they quote in the article. The source is Iraq's ambassador to the UN.

    AP doesn't write like your fw:fw:fw: shocking! emails. Quotation marks don't mean "we're skeptical that this is true." They mean "these words came from the indicated source."
    I have no problem with the phrase "armed terrorist group" in quotes because it was a direct quote but every other time the word terrorist is used in the article is in quotations as if it were the opinion of one man or group, but it pretty much a consensus that they are terrorists


    Everything's gotta be a goddamned conspiracy with some people...
    strawman alert! no one claimed it was a conspiracy, just that the AP is turning into a partisan hack and probably because the echo chamber is more popular than the truth

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They were at a bunker that was still owned by the Iraqi government. They tend not to just let the public wander around there. And the empty shells are still toxic, you don't want kids playing around in there.

    They aren't weapons. They're contaminated leftovers.
    Like much of the wmd the UN inspectors had found before 1995 and couldn't, when they were looking for them later.

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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Like much of the wmd the UN inspectors had found before 1995 and couldn't, when they were looking for them later.
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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Good that someone has finally found Saddam's chemical weapons.
    They were reported...just not by the press.
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    Re: Iraq: 'terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They were at a bunker that was still owned by the Iraqi government. They tend not to just let the public wander around there. And the empty shells are still toxic, you don't want kids playing around in there.

    They aren't weapons. They're contaminated leftovers.
    The authorities there nor the UN inspecters on the ground don't know that so we sure don't.
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