posted on May, 25 2004 @ 05:39 PM
A 155mm artillery shell found on May 15th has tested positive of containing sarin. The shell exploded two days after being found, causing two
soldiers, minor health problems.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An artillery shell used in a roadside bomb in Baghdad did contain the nerve agent sarin as originally thought, U.S. officials
Laboratory tests confirmed initial findings from field tests that suggested the chemical agent was in the shell, which was found on May 15 and
exploded two days later.
The 155 mm artillery shell was designed to mix two inert chemicals when fired from a cannon to produce sarin, and military officials said it was
ineffective when rigged as a roadside bomb.
Tests do not show how old the nerve agent was.
The coalition must still determine if the shell's discovery indicates Saddam possessed chemical weapons before the U.S. invasion last year.
Officials in Washington said another shell -- this one containing mustard gas -- has also been found in Iraq.
No other evidence of possible chemical weapons has been found in Iraq. The Bush administration cited weapons of mass destruction as a key reason for
So, does this help those who believe that Saddam possesed WMD's or is it something bigger, more of a conspiracy, a WMD possibly planted ?
[Edited on 5-25-2004 by Valhall]