posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 05:36 AM
Iraq had, after the first Gulf War, enough Botunlinum to kill the world 3 - 4 x over. This is a deadly biological toxin, from which 1 gram can kill up
to 1 million people.
It is naturally occuring, but requires refining.
Botulinum: Iraq admitted making 20,000 litres of botulinum toxin, a deadly poison produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, and putting some of
it into weapons. The American Type Culture Collection sent six strains of Clostridium botulinum to the University of Baghdad in the May 1986 shipment.
The September 1988 ATCC shipment to Iraq also contained one strain of Clostridium botulinum. In March 1986, the CDC sent samples of botulinum toxin
and botulinum toxoid (used to make a vaccine against botulinum poisoning) directly to Iraq's al-Muthanna complex, a centre for Iraq's chemical
weapons program and the site where Iraq restarted its dormant biological weapons program in 1985.
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