Wednesday, November 26, 2014

American Concern about the Islamic State’s Capture of Iraq’s Chemical WMDs

The “Islamic State” has reportedly used chlorine gas against Kurdish militia in Syria and in Iraq, against Iraqi troops and Kurdish militia.  The United States is sending chemical weapons detection equipment and protection gear to the Iraqi and Kurdish governments, as well as to a Sunni tribe.  The U.S. is reportedly concerned not only about the Islamist terrorists’ use of chlorine, but its capture of the former Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein’s main known stockpile of chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) that it failed to destroy, in violation of both its 1991 cease-fire and United Nations resolutions, which the Americans fear the “Islamic State” could use. 

The American concern further validates the belief that the weapons are not too “degraded” to pose a threat.  However, as I have posted, as recently as earlier this month, the Iraqi WMDs continued to wound both American and Iraqi soldiers for many years after the Liberation of Iraq in 2003.

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