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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-03 08:25 PM
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11. Kelly knew the US had sold anthrax to Saddam
Because he had seen Saddam's copies of the receipts. You could say that Kelly was a man who knew too much.

Iraq Purchased Anthrax From US Company:
Baghdad Admitted 'Weaponizing' The Biological Agent,A UN Inspector Says

By Joe Lauria
Vancouver Sun
October 22, 2001

Iraq purchased eight strains of anthrax from a U.S. company and admitted turning them into weapons.

David Kelly, a former British Foreign Office expert who led 37 UN biological weapons inspections of Iraq in the '90s, said the Virginia-based American Type Culture Collection company admitted selling the anthrax strains to Saddam Hussein's government in 1985.

The company confirmed to the UN that it sold the anthrax to Iraq through a mail order, Kelly said in a telephone interview from London. Anthrax is now being sent through the mail in a series of terrorist attacks, though U.S. investigators have not yet linked these to any group.

In 1985, there were no U.S. sanctions against Iraq, which was an American ally at the time in Baghdad's war against Iran.

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