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The chemicals are commonly used for industrial purposes, but could potentially be combined to produce weapons, said Lt. Col. Jackson McRae, deputy public affairs director for multinational forces in Iraq.
"We have nothing to indicate there's anything specifically going on here," he said. "We're still just in the process of analyzing things and trying to get intelligence to find out just what was going on."
"My experts are still up there or on the way back," he said. "We haven't received anything conclusive except to say they have found some chemicals."
McRae said he did not believe that conventional weapons had been found on the site.
The U.S. military has found many suspected chemical sites in the past, none of which contained chemical or biological weapons, The Associated Press reported, adding that testing can take several days.
Originally posted by CyberianHusky
Makes you wonder why they didn't plant it there sooner.
Actually, if it's a real insurgent lab then it might explain why there are reports of OSB making his way to Iraq. He would definitely want a) access to such equipment for his future plans, and b) would want to be around to claim leadership responsibility if they use chemical weapons on American troops. It would reinforce his role as a major leader amongst Islamic Extremists.
(I-Newswire) - MOSUL, Iraq - Coalition Forces continue to analyze chemical samples found in the chemical production facility and storage site in Mosul on Aug. 9. Specially trained reconnaissance units collected the samples, which are initially being tested in Iraq and then sent to the U.S. for confirmation. Early indications are that some of the chemicals are accelerants, which can be used in explosive devices.
Additional analysis of the chemical production facility continues. Coalition Forces and Iraqi security forces also continue to investigate additional intelligence information.
For more information, contact Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs at mnf-ipaovictorymainJOC@iraq.centcom.mil.
Originally posted by XphilesPhan
The downing street memo is worthless because it is the observation and OPINION of some analyst. It's an overblown cooked up piece of nothing exactly why no one gives it any serious consideration.(unless your a hardcore liberal desperate to find some 'evidence' to support your rantings).