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Have I ever used the term "Islamofascism"? Yes, I am aware of the British screwing, but apparently you only want to discuss an 800 pound gorilla, as opposed to some other substantia Great Apes. If the gorilla throws less bananas than a very active orangutan, I see no reason not to discuss all of them. You speak of British screwing, which is appropriate. The bulk of WMD precursors and equipment going to Iraq (the one with the Q) came from France and Russia. Cultures are far easier to get than industrial-grade fermenters, refrigerated centrifuges, lyophilizers, etc.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Kester
Iraq's weapons capability can be summed up in two words...
Iraq never had any magical weapons capability, though they did have significant chemical weapons capability.
Wait...WHAT??? Say it isn't so, right? And they were WMD's too! And, believe me, they were found! Not only were they found, but they were heavily guarded by US troops AFTER they were found, and they continue to be guarded by US troops (in complete secrecy of course). This, all contrary to the MSM's constant yammering and noize.
So why hasn't anyone heard about these WMD's???
The destruction of mustard and 155mm artillery shells used for mustard gas at the Al Muthana site will resume tomorrow. The destruction process was temporarily halted due to technical problems. When the work was halted, about one-third of 50 liters of mustard had been destroyed. If everything goes well, the destruction work will be completed in four to five days.
Brutal groups are sweeping through Iraq . . . Sadly the Al-Muthana project facility
shared the same fate. On Wednesday night [on] 11th of June 2014, armed terrorist
groups entered the aforementioned project site. The project management spotted at
dawn on Thursday 12th of June 2014, through the camera surveillance system, the
looting of some of the project equipment and applications, before the terrorists
disabled the surveillance system . . . We hope to resume the destruction operations
as soon as the territory of the facility is back under control and secured by the
armed forces . . . I hope that the member states will understand the inability of Iraq
to fulfil its obligations at [the] present time, which does not originate from a lack of
willingness, in the destruction of its chemical program remnants
During the last weeks, the Iraqi Army has achieved great progress in recovering and clearing
many regions in Iraq, including retaking full control of the Al-Muthanna site and the roads
leading to it. Immediately after it was retaken, engineers started to clear hundreds of
explosive devices planted at the site and its surrounding areas. The mine and explosives
clearance operation is still ongoing. A specialised technical team is currently conducting a
field visit to assess damages at the site and the destruction facilities. My delegation will
submit a detailed report on the assessment once it is completed. I have to reaffirm that only
the destruction facilities were looted and damaged and that terrorists were not able to
penetrate storage bunkers 13 and 41.
In this respect, my delegation confirms that the relevant technical Iraqi teams will resume
their work once the site has been secured, the infrastructure rebuilt and supplies needed for
the destruction facility and its personnel provided, in implementation of Iraq’s obligations
under Article I, paragraph 2, of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 13 March 2018 — The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, congratulated the Government of Iraq on the completion of the destruction of the country’s chemical weapons remnants, during today’s visit of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, H.E. Dr Abdulrazzaq Al Jaleel Essa.
“I welcome this notable achievement and congratulate the Iraqi Government for their efforts in ensuring the proper destruction of these dangerous chemicals and for fulfilling its obligations deriving from the Chemical Weapons Convention,” stated the Director-General.
Ambassador Üzümcü presented to the Minister a certificate recognising the Iraqi Government’s complete destruction of its chemical weapons remnants.
The Director-General further briefed Minister Al Jaleel Essa on the OPCW’s latest activities, including progress in the destruction of the declared former chemical weapons production facilities, the threat posed by non-State actors’ access to chemical weapons, and peaceful uses of chemistry.