Skip to comments.Evidence of WMDs in Iraq - Annonymous Freeper in Iraq
Posted on 10/21/2004 11:45:00 PM PDT by Jeff Head
This compound is extremely hazardous because of its lack of warning properties and delayed biological effects. It may cause burns of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Eye damage may be permanent. Effects may be delayed occurring hours after exposure. Skin permeation may occur in toxic amounts. Both the fumes and the liquid may produce severe irritation. Inhalation may cause irritation of the nose, throat and lungs. Death may occur from overexposure. Prolonged exposures may cause liver and kidney effects. DuPont controls this compound as a potential carcinogen.Also note the barrel indicating it is some sort of chlorine. Chlorine Gas was also a chemical weapon used in World War I. Crates, barrels and boxes of other stuff as well. I believe the Kurds and the Iranians were familiar with some of this stuff.
Dimethyl sulfate vapor and liquid is extremely hazardous because of its deficient warning properties (NO ODOR THRESHOLD, LOOKS LIKE WATER, AND HAS ANALGESIC EFFECTS) and delayed biological effects. DMS hydrolyzes to methyl hydrogen sulfate and eventually sulfuric acid and methanol. Skin or eye contact with low concentrations of Dimethyl Sulfate may cause analgesia (numbness). Therefore, the corrosive action of Dimethyl Sulfate may not be readily detected.
Skin contact with Dimethyl Sulfate may cause skin burns or ulceration. Inital effects include itching, reddening of the skin followed hours later by severe blistering. Evidence suggests that skin permeation can occur in amounts capable of producing the effects of systemic toxicity. Eye contact with Dimethyl Sulfate may cause eye corrosion with corneal or conjunctival ulceration. Permanent eye damage may occur. Both the vapors and the liquid can cause severe irritation; upon slight vapor exposure the whites of the eyes turn red (bloodshot).
Ingestion of Dimethyl Sulfate may cause severe irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal tract.
Inhalation of Dimethyl Sulfate may cause irritation of the upper respiratory passages, angioneurotic edema of larynx with hoarseness, difficulty in swallowing; temporary lung irritation effects with productive cough, discomfort, difficulty breathing, chest pain, shortness of breath or cyanosis; or possibly modest initial symptoms, followed in hours by severe shortness of breath, requiring prompt medical attention. In severe poisonings, central nervous system effects may occur which include unconsciousness, cramps or convulsions, and paralysis. Fatality may result from gross overexposure.
Was Saddam using it for those purposes? Perhaps after looking into it our inspectors felt that way...but the Kurds certainly weren't such a purpose for Saddam's chemicals, and they certainly are what you might call a dual use technology.
Gee .. that looks like a stock pile to me
But hey .. what do I know
you got me convinced. But I'm easy
What is the picture in the upper right corner?
You notice the white lettering on the barrel in the first pic, the chemical name and then the letters "UN". Ill bet those barrels were found during the first inspections just after Gulf War 1, so this would be on the list of declared stuff. Im not trying to burst anyones bubble or anything, just dont get too excited, believe me if we found anything the administration would definately get it out there.
...but I am sure that the former Iraqi Ministry of Defence was going to use them in the production of other household chemcials. [/sarcasm]
He was mixing the with hydrazine to use as UDMH type of basic fuel for his scuds I believe.......could be wrong as it was just a quick observation in 91.
But but but...those are old...
those aren't stock piles...
those aren't nuc-u-lur...
those aren't actually sitting in s NY subway system...
We need close up the shipping labels...!!!
Iraq was supposed to have destroyed the older wepaons material.
One way or another, dangerous chemicals that have been used as chemical warfare agents in the past were in that warehouse with other boxes labeled "Ministry of Defence" in Iraq.
If the UN found them in 91, why would they still be in Iraq?
It's a barrel of something...you can make out the word Chlorine on it.
I'm just stupid Internet poster who's not as smart as the elite media
I wonder why they were there? [/sarcasm]
A small goose?
If you have evidence of something, notify the proper authorities!
Nobody here with a working mind is going to draw any conclusions based on these pictures, which could have been taken in your backyard.
And by the way, what's the point of posting ambiguous pictures here? Can anyone here help you?
A label on a barrel is meaningless alone.
Come on, people.
I feel very uncomfortable about these pics. It seems like a plant by a liberal to leave a rope dangling, hoping that FReepers will hang themselves on it by their comments, making us look like fools when he reveals the true source of these pictures later on. So be cautious. Anybody can take pictures. We should have pictures that can prove that they were taken in Iraq by a "real" FReeper. Notice the handle name of the FReeper was not given in the article. I smell a plant.
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