posted on Jan, 11 2004 @ 06:05 PM
Soldiers have found dozens of buried mortar rounds in Southern Iraq. Tests have indicated that the liquid leaking from the shells is blister gas -
which inclues mustard gas.
It is believed that the shells have buried for at least 10 years, possibly dating back to the Iraq-Iran war. Blister gas was used heavily against the
Iranians during the war. Although they have been buried for a substantially long time, the gas can still retain its toxic potential for decades. The
term bislter comes from the fact that it can make the skin break out into painful blisters when contacted.
This may be the first "evidence" of weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq, after nearly a year of finding nothing at all. The US has already
pulled out it's military team specializing in finding weapons of mass destruction, making it obvious that it was unlikely to find anything at all.