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August 30, 2007

Iraqi WMDs Found!

WMD VialsTurns out, their allies in the UN were holding them all the time.

The United Nations found vials of a chemical warfare agent, which had been removed from Iraq a decade ago, in a U.N. building near the body’s headquarters in New York but officials said on Thursday there was no danger.

The FBI was called in to remove the substances, which were discovered last Friday and included phosgene, an older generation chemical warfare agent, taken in 1996 by inspectors from a former Iraqi chemical weapons plant at Al Muthanna, the inspectors said in a statement.

Phosgene was used extensively during World War I as a choking agent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

This sickens me. They KNEW he had WMDs, but pretended otherwise. They let him sneak them out of the country and into the UN. They were probably going to let him use them in a doomsday attack on NYC, if we hadn’t toppled the regime when we did.

The UN was working with Saddam the whole time. We already took out the dictator; maybe it’s time to topple the UN and bring freedom to New York City and the American taxpayer, now.

Update (by Psycheout): See also Hot Air’s coverage.


  1. Interesting story. Why ship WMD to Syria when you can safely store them at the UN? Something tells me we’re not being told all of the details. I hope Homeland Security is looking into this.

    Yet another reason to give the UN the boot.

    Comment by Psycheout — August 30, 2007 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  2. Interesting:

    On June 18, 2007, the United States met the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) milestone for destruction of 45 percent of its declared Category One chemical weapons (CW) stockpile. This equates to 13,775 U.S. tons of CW, as measured by agent weight, destroyed from a total stockpile of 30,609 U.S. tons declared at entry into force of the CWC in April 1997. The United States was obligated to meet this milestone by Dec. 31, 2007. This achievement is the direct result of demilitarization operations at the Chemical Materials Agency’s five operating facilities, previously completed operations at two closed facilities, and several non-stockpile operations. Two additional facilities, managed under the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program, are currently in the design and construction phase. The next CWC milestone is 100 percent destruction by April 2012.

    Ever wonder why in the world we made so many chemical weapons that it would take a decade to get rid of it all?

    Comment by ChenZhen — August 30, 2007 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  3. Umm…. we knew that Iraq had chem weapons, it used them extensively in the war with Iran and we in fact have several sites in Iraq currently locked down and operating as chemical storage facilities. (while we figure what the heck to do with all of it) Hell, I believe we SUPPLIED them with some of ’em during the Iran-Iraq war. The fact that you’re blowing up about chemweapons is…. laughable. They’re hardly WMDs, especially stuff as primative as Sadam had.

    Note that it said WW1. The first world war was the ADVENT of chemical warfare. (besides ‘poisoned arrows’ that have been around for forever) So you’re making a big deal about:
    1: the fact that Sadam had chemweapons (we already knew this from gassing Kurds, Iranians, Coalition forces in the first gulf war, et cetera)
    2: chemweapons from WW1
    3: chemweapons in GENERAL! Hey…. How bout that Kim Jong Il? Or that Ahmadinejad? (spelled without looking up, so don’t hate me if it’s wrong) Nucleics are FAR more dangerous, you have no idea the power that can be held within a bomb of a mere 100 kilotonnes.

    Comment by PFC — September 1, 2007 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  4. Oh, BTW, these were samples that the UN inspection teams took and just brought back and never got tested. This wasn’t some ZOMGHOLYpoop CHEMICAL STORES11111, this was sample sized stuff that would have (at worst…. at best?) killed some UN peeps and EVACed the building while they decided whether to burn it or decontaminate it.

    Comment by PFC — September 1, 2007 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

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