Mea Kulpa time.
Yesterday I posted a piece from the NYT, that admitted US forces in Iraq discovered over 5000 chemical warheads, and that US soldiers suffered symptoms stemming from their use. Now here’s a story that again validates the NYT’s piece, Saddam’s chemical weapons survived the 1991 war, which means Iraq had possession of them before Bush invaded Iraq, and now the jihadis have (at least a portion of) them under their control.
- The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
- REPORT: DISTURBING PHOTOS SUGGEST ISLAMIC STATE MAY HAVE USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST KURDS IN KOBANE
It was revealed this week that about 5,000 chemical weapons were recovered or destroyed in Iraq following the 2003 invasion but the Pentagon chose to keep the findings top secret.
An investigation by The New York Times has revealed that U.S. forces happened across the hidden caches of warheads, shells and aviation bombs between 2004 and 2011.
Has ISIS looted chemical weapons from former Iraqi nerve agent factory that US failed to destroy? UN told 2,500 rockets containing deadly Sarin are in the hands of the jihadists
- Isis controls a former chemical weapons factory near Baghdad, it’s claimed
- The Muthanna State Establishment made nerve agents in the 80s and 90s
- Iraq wrote to the UN this summer to say that it had lost control of the depot
- Officials said that armed terrorist groups had taken over the complex
- It comes after it was revealed the US found 5,000 chemical weapons in Iraq
ISIS controls a vast compound in Iraq containing 2,500 rusting chemical weapons rockets, according to the Iraqi government.
The site was bombed by the US during the 1991 Gulf War, but the munitions there were only partially destroyed, according to the UN – then left to Iraq to take care of.
However, Iraqi officials wrote to the United Nations this summer claiming that abandoned weapons containing the lethal nerve agent Sarin are still in the ruins of the Muthanna State Establishment, which made chemical weapons in the 1980s and early 1990s, and that this is now in the hands of the violent jihadists.
They warned that they had watched equipment there being looted on CCTV.
A CIA picture of the Muthanna State Establishment, which produced chemical weapons on an industrial scale