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Islamist militants bear down on Iraqi forces;
seize former chemical weapons facility

Washington Post, by Liz Sly and Loveday Morris

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Posted By:Drive, 6/20/2014 9:03:26 AM

BAGHDAD — Islamist insurgents continued to bear down on Iraqi forces Friday, seizing a former chemical weapons facility once part of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s arsenal and battling for control of the country’s largest oil refinery and an airport in the north. The al-Qaeda-inspired militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), who launched a lightning offensive across northern Iraq last week, seized the facility, which contains stockpiles of chemical munitions that are not considered usable, a State Department spokeswoman said. “We are aware that [ISIS] has occupied the Al Muthanna complex,”spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. “We remain

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What Wmds in Iraq? well, I never...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gusman, 6/20/2014 9:47:04 AM     (No. 9893322)

What how can this be? Saddam never had chemical weapons or any other WMD!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/20/2014 10:17:28 AM     (No. 9893356)

#1 beat me to it. First thing I thought of when I read another article about this yesterday.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nigella, 6/20/2014 10:20:47 AM     (No. 9893363)

I remember when they initially found these. The media tried their hardest to say they weren´t the WMD Bush talked about. Of course they were part. They were so dangerous it was "safer" to leave them in place.Of course they are still dangerous...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 6/20/2014 10:54:24 AM     (No. 9893418)

“If Iran is coming in solely as an armed force on behalf of the Shia .?.?. then that probably worsens the situation,” he said.

Wow Obama´s a genius! Duh. Why in the world were you talking to them if you knew how dangerous their involvement could become. They are involved too much already. The Saudi´s may never talk to us again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jt26, 6/20/2014 1:16:49 PM     (No. 9893669)

Hope our 300 "advisers" are locked and loaded, as the front lines in this fight are very fluid indeed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/20/2014 1:23:10 PM     (No. 9893687)

Ah yes, advisors. Didn´t Jack Kennedy send advisors to South Vietnam in the 60´s? I thought so, how did that turn out when LBJ came into office.

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