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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons facility | BARE NAKED ISLAM

    WSJ Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein’s premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said. The capture of the chemical-weapon stockpile by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS or ISIL, the militant group that is seizing territory in the country, has grabbed the attention of the U.S.

    "We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIL,” Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a written statement. “We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials.”

    The takeover underscores the chaos gripping Iraq and the possibility that the growing Sunni rebellion could further destabilize the Middle East. Not lost on U.S. government and military officials is the irony that the latest chapter in a war designed to strip Iraq of chemical weapons could see radical Sunni extremists take control of that same stockpile.

    During the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, Hussein used the Muthanna complex to make chemical weapons, including sarin, mustard gas, and VX (a nerve agent), according the Iraq Study Group, which conducted the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in the aftermath of the war. The Iraq Study group did find chemical munitions at Muthanna but determined that inspections by United Nations Special Commission, or Unscom, had ensured the facility was dismantled and remaining chemical stocks militarily useless and sealed in bunkers.

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    CHEMICAL WEAPONS?? I was assured by scores of Leftists that there were no CW.


    Bu....bu...bu... Saddam didn't have any WMDs. Meeeeeeeeeen ole Bush just made that up!
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    WMD's in Iraq? I can hear the leftie spin doctors now if that is true. "Well, Hillary, Reid and Pelosi all said that Iraq had WMD's when they voted to go to war with Iraq".
    Good one. That one made me laugh like Precious Pup!~
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I bet they feel pretty silly now that an anonymous blogger says otherwise.
    Maybe we'll get lucky and some of those weapons will go off.
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    how many people with knowledge in handling chemical weapons do you think the ISIS has in its membership.

    ever tryyed managing a nuclear reactors inner workings without protective gear? that ends just as badly if anyone tried handling contaminated chemical weapons.


    I don't think we should under estimate what they are capable of. After all a couple of people who barely knew how to get on a plane let alone fly one took down our Word Trade Center. Not knowing what they are doing with chemicals makes it more dangerous for others as well, not just themselves.
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe we'll get lucky and some of those weapons will go off.
    Anything in that site is 30 years old and doesn't function.
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    In 2003 there wasn't anything of high value. Even the article says they don't believe there is anything in there of military value. That doesn't mean they can't use the material in there to make some dirty type of chemical weapon that could affect a small amount of people.
    11 years later? No. However in 2003 the weapons were quite usable and quite dangerous.

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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Which is good news for today...however when we went to war over them.....they were quite dangerous and could have been used.

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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Anything in that site is 30 years old and doesn't function.
    Maybe they'll sniff it or something.
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Anything in that site is 30 years old and doesn't function.
    You've tested it and you know. Groovy.
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    Re: ISIS in Iraq seizes control of Saddam Husseinís chemical weapons facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Which is good news for today...however when we went to war over them.....they were quite dangerous and could have been used.
    Nonsense. Iraq was incapable of producing anything that would last longer than a few months even if stored under optimal conditions (and they never were). The chemicals in those shells have been degraded to the point that a spritz of Windex would probably be more hazardous to your health and so they have been for decades. We found quite a few of these old, abandoned, and useless munitions.

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