Saturday, March 17, 2007

Iraq Terrorist-Insurgents Attack With Chlorine Gas

FALLUJAH, Iraq - Two suicide bombings involving toxic chlorine gas in Fallujah sickened 350 Iraqis and six U.S. troops, the U.S. military said Saturday, and another smaller bomb attack near Ramadi also released chlorine gas.
But where are they getting the chlorine from? It's not particularly easy to manufacture or handle. A hint comes near the end of the story (along with the info that one target was "a large housing complex")
Chlorine gas was used as a weapon in World War One but its use in guerrilla attacks in Iraq has particular resonance for Iraqis. Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons on Kurdish areas in the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war.
Mainstream news media detest linking Saddams' name with weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps that's why this was the next to the last paragraph. The targets were revealed in the last paragraph.