posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 09:24 AM
Yesterday's thread about this:
Iraq crisis: Isis jihadists 'seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile' -
We've always known that Iraq had chemical weapons. Check out the
CIA's page about Al Muthanna
Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although
declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed. These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers.
Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the bunkers were empty. Some of the bunkers contained large
quantities of unfilled chemical munitions, conventional munitions, one-ton shipping containers, old disabled production equipment (presumed disabled
under UNSCOM supervision), and other hazardous industrial chemicals. The bunkers were dual-use in storing both conventional and chemical munitions.
Figure 12 is a typical side-view of a cruciform shaped bunker.
The contents of two of the cruciform bunkers bombed during Desert Storm showed severe damage. Due to the hazards associated with this location, the UN
decided to seal the bunkers.
UNSCOM viewed the contents of the two bunkers; however an accurate inventory was not possible due to the hazards associated with that environment.
That page is current as of 2007. This facility was bombed to hell during Desert Storm. Then part of the facility was converted to a CW destruction
operation which was overseen by UNSCOM. From the CIA source:
After 1994, CW production related activities ceased at the Primary Al Muthanna site that once was Project 922 (Samarra’ Chemical Weapons
Production and Storage Complex).A small security detail remained. Two sealed cruciform bunkers containing the largest declared stockpile of chemical
munitions, old bulk chemical agent, and hazardous material associated with the CW program remained. The surrounding area at the facility became a
refuse area or junkyard for relics of Iraq’s past CW weapons program.
The Iraqis razed and removed all existing structures for the biological/toxicological lab, mustard research lab, and Sarin production facility. In
addition to complete removal of the facilities, complete foundations were excavated and removed. These actions were undertaken after the National
Monitoring Directorate was displaced in Iraq and completed without international scrutiny.
The Tabun Production Facility was razed in a similar fashion to the other nerve agent production facilities in that all remnants of the existing
facility were removed to include foundations and surrounding top layers of soil. Portions of the VX Production Facility were filled with sand. The
facility was not razed by the Iraqis, however all equipment were removed (see Figure 10).
The upshot is that there were two bomb damaged bunkers that tested positive for CW agents that were in such a state that it was deemed too hazardous
to clean up so they were sealed.
This all happened in the 90's.
We never found yellow cake, mobile weapons labs, new chemical weapon facilities, stockpiles, etc. Do you
think the Bush administration would have missed an opportunity for vindication? NOPE.
edit on 2014-6-20 by theantediluvian because: (no reason
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