Device found in Iraq with sarin gas

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A U.S.-led coalition convoy in Iraq found sarin gas in an artillery round rigged as an improvised explosive device, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said Monday.

    Sarin is a nerve agent used for chemical weapons. A doomsday cult in Japan used the gas in terrorist attacks in 1994 and 1995.

    The detonation of the device in Iraq resulted in a small dispersal of the nerve agent, Kimmitt said. Two members of an explosives ordnance team were treated for minor exposure, he added.

    U.S intelligence officials in Washington said the shell was discovered Saturday near the Baghdad International Airport.

    "The area that was affected was very minor," Kimmitt said. "There's no need for any further decontamination. The [ordnance team] people who went up there showed some minor traces of exposure, but it was so minor the doctors already have these people released."

    Kimmitt said the artillery round was of an old style that Saddam Hussein's regime had declared it no longer possessed after the Persian Gulf War.

    Kimmitt said device was designed to mix two relatively passive chemicals after being fired from an artillery piece, creating the potent nerve gas, and that it was ineffective as an improvised explosive device.

    Kimmitt said it appeared that whoever set up the roadside bomb was unaware that it contained the chemicals....




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    C'mon, everyone KNOWS there are no WMD, this must be a mistake.
     
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    I only know what Dubya and Fox News tell me:rolleyes:
     
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    So why you listening to CNN?
     
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    I listen to all... lest I become someone who simply regurgitates what they hear from any ONE source.
     
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    The political ping pong regarding this "discovery" wil be just like getting hit with a WMD.
     
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    Ten days ago the soldiers in Iraq found artillary with mustard gas. Why haven't we heard about that on the news?
     
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    lol, yeah, that term IS a political hot potato right now... isnt it?
     
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    Last time I checked, sarin is a weapon of mass destruction. That means, OMG, Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Guess Ted Kennedy and John Kerry were wrong. Thats a first:eek2:
     
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    A few decaying artillery shells hardly constitute a threat to American shores, which is what Dubbyuh originally stated as the reason for invading a third rate third world dictatorship.

    Show me weapons capable of reaching beyond Iraq's borders with something more noxious than Sarin, which is really quite limited as a WMD. Then I might believe Dubbyuh's claims.
     

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