Monday, May 23, 2016

Here They Go Again

The Telegraph reports on Islamic State's experiments with and intentions for chemical weapons.

"Islamic State has moved its chemical weapons operation to densely populated residential areas and is testing homemade chlorine and mustard gas on its prisoners, residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have claimed.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) is reported to have set up laboratories in built-up neighbourhoods in the heart of its so-called caliphate to avoid being targeted by coalition air strikes."

What a bugger for the Democrats.  If Crooked Clinton wins in November she might for the second time find herself voting for an invasion of Iraq.  Of course later she will claim she was for it before she was against it.


Noel said...

"second time find herself voting for an invasion of Iraq."

I'm pretty sure the US has no present need to subjugate or occupy Iraq a second time.

Anonymous said...

What is it about he words, suspected, allegedly, might, could, reportedly, that you do not understand? Most of the alarmist reporting about ISIS from the past has not eventuated........ Wait for facts before frightening the children..

Lord Egbut

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


" Most of the alarmist reporting about ISIS from the past has not eventuated.."


You are an idiot.

David said...

You mean, you mean, like Donalt Drumpf?

“I’m the only one on this stage that said, ‘Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq,’ ” Trump said. “Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn’t a politician, fortunately. But I said it, and I said it loud and clear, ‘You’ll destabilize the Middle East.’

That was Drumpf in a GOP debate in February.

However, back in the Real World, nopt the bizzaro world of the Trmpeters, we find

In the recording, made on Sept. 11, 2002, when it mattered, Howard Stern asked Trump whether he supported the invasion. His answer: “Yeah, I guess so.” On the war’s first day, he called it a “tremendous success from a military standpoint.”
It was the most recent in a series of belligerent statements about Iraq. In 2000, he opined at length in his book how U.S. airstrikes did nothing to stop Iraq’s WMD programs and said it “is madness not to carry the mission to its conclusion” in the context of a new war. He said many times in the late 1990s and early 2000s that George H.W. Bush should have toppled Saddam during the Gulf War…

Honestly, I am glad I am not a Seppo - choosing between Clinton and Drumpf is like being asked to choose what cancer you want.

Noel said...

Don't you see the irony Adolf?

The unsucessful hunt by the US for non existent WMDs and now Isisl is manufactering low grade chlorine and mustard chemical weapons in the Iraq classrooms.

Herman said...

"The unsucessful hunt by the US for non existent WMDs...."

If the hunt was for non-existent WMDs, then surely it was successful.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Noel, you conveniently ignore the fact that the WMD being searched for in Iraq had a very narrow description. They had to be 'ready to go bang' otherwise they were not classed as WMD.

I recall seeing photos of 200 litre drums containing 'industrial insecticide' located alongside shell filling equipment and chemical proof clothing. I do know something of 'industrial insecticides' which are very closely related to nerve gas. They kill mainly by interfering with the nervous system.

You could kill a hell of a lot of troops by exploding a shell full of mevinphos or dichlorvos close by.

Gerald said...

Try Google "Twelve years later and the media still can't get the issue of Iraq WMDs right."