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4dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:56 PM
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Tests Confirm Sarin Gas in Baghdad Bomb
They found one WMD in Iraq?? Now on to the STOCKPILES!!

http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20040525/D82PQV681.htm...

Comprehensive testing has confirmed the presence of the chemical weapon sarin in the remains of a roadside bomb discovered this month in Baghdad, a defense official said Tuesday.

The determination, made by a laboratory in the United States that the official would not identify, verifies what earlier, less-thorough field tests had found: the bomb was made from an artillery shell designed to disperse the deadly nerve agent on the battlefield.

The origin of the shell remains unclear, and finding that out is a priority for the U.S. military, the defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Some analysts worry the 155-millimeter artillery shell, found rigged as a bomb on May 15, may be part of a larger stockpile of Iraqi chemical weapons that insurgents can now use. But no more have turned up, and several military officials have said the shell may have been an older one that predated the 1991 Gulf War.

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  - So let's see then...  Massacure   May-25-04 04:00 PM   #1 
  - That was a bit small  ewagner   May-25-04 04:01 PM   #2 
  - something we supplied in the late 80ies?  tandot   May-25-04 04:03 PM   #3 
  - The Freepers must be going wild about this news. Wait until this also  keithyboy   May-25-04 06:38 PM   #26 
     - Most Freepers are starting to catch on, too. That's making them...  Media_Lies_Daily   May-25-04 06:47 PM   #29 
        - Really? How so? Are they eating their own yet?  Zhade   May-25-04 06:50 PM   #31 
  - Sweet!  KissMyAsscroft   May-25-04 04:03 PM   #4 
  - That would be "Weapon" of Mass Destruction  rexcat71   May-25-04 06:33 PM   #23 
     - Actually, it's not even that.  FlashHarry   May-25-04 06:36 PM   #24 
        - How about....  Media_Lies_Daily   May-25-04 06:48 PM   #30 
        - "Technically?"  patriotvoice   May-25-04 09:06 PM   #36 
  - when do we find the rest  cal04   May-25-04 04:08 PM   #5 
  - Yes. DU picked up on that "WMD plant",...sometime ago. n/t  Just Me   May-25-04 04:19 PM   #10 
  - Oh no!  Leilani   May-25-04 04:10 PM   #6 
  - We KNOW Saddam had WMD's  Argumentus   May-25-04 04:11 PM   #7 
  - Ewwww,...good one!!! Wish I had those "receipts"!!!! n/t  Just Me   May-25-04 04:20 PM   #12 
  - Will Anyone Go On The Record?  trapper914   May-25-04 04:14 PM   #8 
  - Was U.S.A. stamped on the shell?  leetrisck   May-25-04 04:19 PM   #9 
  - Have you noticed how these things really do  eagler   May-25-04 04:19 PM   #11 
  - dang. doesn't look like an exit strategy to me. keep looking  Alpharetta   May-25-04 04:20 PM   #13 
  - Proudly "Made in the US of A", gol durnit...  Hobarticus   May-25-04 04:30 PM   #14 
  - Is Umitilla Oregon missing another Bomb?  bahrbearian   May-25-04 04:50 PM   #16 
     - It'd take them 6 months to figure out if Umatilla Army Depot lost one.  TahitiNut   May-25-04 06:41 PM   #27 
  - Could have been planted!!  keta11   May-25-04 04:36 PM   #15 
  - No, no, no...far too early!  Hobarticus   May-25-04 04:55 PM   #19 
  - Is it from the eighties? How old is it? (nt)  jpgray   May-25-04 04:53 PM   #17 
  - It's one of the weapons Rummy gave to Saddam to gas his own people.  Mountainman   May-25-04 04:55 PM   #18 
  - "may have been an older one that predated the 1991 Gulf War."  arcane1   May-25-04 05:09 PM   #20 
  - The best informed comment published so far is from Scott Ritter  muriel_volestrangler   May-25-04 05:15 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, I can see it now...  Media_Lies_Daily   May-25-04 06:46 PM   #28 
  - There are many ways to combine the binary ingredients  bobabooee   May-25-04 06:54 PM   #32 
     - Fortunately  jeff5   May-25-04 08:15 PM   #35 
     - This 20-year old shell was clearly a threat to national security !  gsh999   May-25-04 09:17 PM   #37 
  - Here's a scary picture in a related site  mike1963   May-25-04 05:19 PM   #22 
  - Even guys like he in the pinstripes made the internet possible  bobabooee   May-25-04 06:56 PM   #34 
  - It's all over the news right?  Lou_C   May-25-04 06:36 PM   #25 
  - According to Bush, this means that there are only a little less than  snippy   May-25-04 06:54 PM   #33 
 
Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:00 PM
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1. So let's see then...
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:00 PM by Massacure
Only 49,999 point some random number more tons of Sarin to find.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:01 PM
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2. That was a bit small
to go to war for wasn't it?
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:03 PM
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3. something we supplied in the late 80ies?
"...several military officials have said the shell may have been an older one that predated the 1991 Gulf War"

I bet that is the reason the press has not really picked up on it and the WH has not yet said "I told you so." They would have to admit that some of that stuff was Made in USA.
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