Polish Troops Find Sarin Warheads - Page 2

July 15th, 2004  
Mark Conley
i dont think syria got as many as people think...the bulk will still be found in Iraq.

It is a very dangerous thing to transport chemical weapons, especially warheads in missles, small rockets, and mortar shells. one accident along the way, and its good by transport people. That, and they are so vulnerable to air attacks and such: not only an explosive hazard, but just nick one shell of sarin and its all over but the crying. That, and the fact that the Over head J-STARS aircraft didnt detect large runs to the syrian border that didnt get by without some kind of look tells me that the majority of what they seek is still in Iraq.

Its there. Under that sand pile somewhere.

August 11th, 2004  
"Its there. Under that sand pile somewhere. "

I have doubts. Surely someone would have stepped forward by now to collect that reward.

So far the only finds have been of things the Iraqis themselves did not know they had. It's all Iraq-Iran War-vintage stuff, when they manufactured chemical rounds in large quantities and did not bother marking them as such. During the Gulf War their centralized military databases were bombed, and the Iraqis had to reinventory all of their military afterwards. At this time they probably lost track of those unmarked chemical munitions that were all mixed up with the conventional stuff anyway.

The upshot, of course, is that the Iraqis may well have used chemical weapons in ODS or OIF without even realizing it.