Yesterday, ISIS (or ISIL, if you prefer) took the Al Muthanna facility in Iraq, according to the The Telegraph.
What’s so special about Al Muthanna? It’s where Saddam greated mustard gas, Sarin, Tabun, and VX nerve gasses.
But that’s all right, isn’t it? After all, Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction? Right? That’s what everyone has told us in the media for the last fourteen years. There are no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. Bush lied, people died. Halliburton did it. Remember?
Let’s go to the CIA. They’ll tell us the story.
Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers.
Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed.
These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers.
Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the bunkers were empty. Some of the bunkers contained large quantities of unfilled chemical munitions, conventional munitions, one-ton shipping containers, old disabled production equipment (presumed disabled under UNSCOM supervision), and other hazardous industrial chemicals.
Uh huh. Tell me again about there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?
Oh, wait, there were over two tons of uranium shipped out of Iraq in 2004 by the US getting. But there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
And supposedly, no one is concerned.
U.S. officials don’t believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.
Nonetheless, the capture of the chemical-weapon stockpile by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS or ISIL, the militant group that is seizing territory in the country, has grabbed the attention of the U.S.
“We remain concerned about the seizure of any military site by the ISIL,” Jen Psaki, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a written statement. “We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to safely move the materials.”
Uh huh. Sure. Of course. Chemical weapons have an expiration date, everyone knows that…Right?
Because everyone knows that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
But, tell me, does that Psaki written statement looks like someone wrote it, crossed their fingers and prayed very hard? The weapons are old, they’re contaminated, they’re worthless, they have no military value … and if they were usable, no one could move them safely. Probably. They think. They hope.
Psst, hey, Psaki, have you heard of suicide bombers? You think it would be really hard for some Islamofascists to find some guys who’d load the weapons on a truck, knowing they wouldn’t survive? Hell, would it be that hard for them to get some Hazmat suits, load them on a truck, and drive them into Baghdad as the truck of death?
But there’s no problem. Because everyone knows that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. Don’t we?