Chemical Agent Found in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KymarFye, Apr 7, 2003.

  1. Chemical Agent Found at Information Ministry
    (2003-04-07) -- Coalition troops now in the heart of Baghdad have discovered a massive cache of the chemical agent lysergic acid diethylamide.

    The Iraqi Information Ministry has been identified as the site of a huge repository of the substance, commonly called LSD.

    "After listening to recent statements from the Iraqi Information Minister, we had suspected there were large quantities of LSD in the building," said an unnamed Pentagon spokesman.

    Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf called on the United Nations to address the "immanent humanitarian medical crisis."

    "There is no way I can do my job effectively without this essential medication," said Mr. al-Sahaf. "Without LSD, I cannot stand up before the people and say 'Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected. Iraqis are heroes.'

    Mr. al-Sahaf said the 'medicine' helps him to see Abrams tanks as gentle lavender camels and Bradley fighting vehicles as enormous pansies and petunias.
  2. ROFL!

    Ah, so that explains why there are no American troops remotely close to Baghdad! :D
  3. bobcathy1

    bobcathy1 Guest

    rolling on the floor laughing:D :D
  4. Magna

    Magna Administrator


    That's a good one. No, that's a great one. :D
  5. hmmmmm LSD....that probably explains the San Francisco war protests also !!!!
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  7. Babak


    seriously though....

    Report: U.S. Finds Missiles with Chemical Weapons

    Monday, April 7, 2003; 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces near Baghdad found a weapons cache of around 20 medium-range missiles equipped with potent chemical weapons, the U.S. news station National Public Radio reported on Monday.

    NPR, which attributed the report to a top official with the 1st Marine Division, said the rockets, BM-21 missiles, were equipped with sarin and mustard gas and were "ready to fire." It quoted the source as saying new U.S. intelligence data showed the chemicals were "not just trace elements."

    It said the cache was discovered by Marines with the 101st Airborne Division, which was following up behind the Army after it seized Baghdad's international airport.

    U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar had no immediate comment.

    The United States and Britain launched the war against Iraq to rid the country of weapons of mass destruction. Iraq denies having such weapons.
  8. For some reason this story hasn't been widely picked up or prominently touted - suggesting that there's something not quite there about it. Even on NPR, it was suggested that "only 20 missiles" wouldn't have very much political effect. Others suggest that, unless we're very lucky or very unlucky, we may have to wait until after we've been tipped off, possibly post-war.