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Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria
The Telegraph ^
| Nabih Bulos
Posted on 08/15/2015 9:33:10 AM PDT by markomalley
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed.
Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical weapon use by Isil in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh confirmed mustard gas had been used, according to the Washington Post and CNN.
Mustard gas, used during World War One, can cause blisters, blindness and respiratory damage and is an internationally-banned chemical weapon.
Last month, members of a Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Defence Units or YPG, reported that projectiles fired by Isil's jihadists had released "a yellow gas with a strong smell of onions."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: caliphate; chemicalweapons; daesh; eritrea; hasakeh; iran; iraq; isil; isis; isischemicalweapons; isismustardgas; islamicstate; israel; kurdistan; kurds; lebanon; levant; mustardgas; receptayyiperdogan; rop; russia; saddamwmd; syria; waronterror; wmd; yemen; ypg
Obviously, it's time for Obama to equip them with more powerful chemicals. Shouldn't leave witnesses behind, after all.
I’m surprised ISIS isn’t bragging about it.
posted on 08/15/2015 9:34:40 AM PDT
by null and void
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And the likely source of the mustard gas? Couldn’t have been from Saddam era Iraq, who moved it to Syria prior to the war, could it????
posted on 08/15/2015 9:35:43 AM PDT
(Give me freedom, not more government.)
Think back to the use of chemical weapons in the early days of the "popular uprising" in Syria. The US and our allies were SO SURE that it wasn't the rebels who were using chemical weapons. And now they're using them again, against a different foe.
FWIW, I don't totally believe that the US didn't know it was the rebels who were using chemical weapons in Syria.
posted on 08/15/2015 9:38:05 AM PDT
What with all ISIS is doing daily, this seems almost a misdemeanor.
posted on 08/15/2015 9:39:06 AM PDT
And the likely source of the mustard gas? Couldnt have been from Saddam era Iraq, who moved it to Syria prior to the war, could it?
posted on 08/15/2015 9:42:43 AM PDT
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posted on 08/15/2015 9:45:10 AM PDT
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Obama once again out of red paint so even the use of poison gas by his Muslim friends will be tolerated .
posted on 08/15/2015 9:47:22 AM PDT
by Don Corleone
("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
the Levant includes Israel.
posted on 08/15/2015 9:49:07 AM PDT
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Obama needs to leave so those with big boy pants can take care of these matters the proper way.
posted on 08/15/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT
by A CA Guy
( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
And the likely source of the mustard gas? Couldnt have been from Saddam era Iraq, who moved it to Syria prior to the war, could it????
Effectively, American Socialist DemoRats Carter, Clinton, Obama, and Clinton.
posted on 08/15/2015 10:08:28 AM PDT
by Navy Patriot
(America, a Rule of Mob nation)
Yeah, the weekly wide eyed announcement of the use of chemical weapons followed by the shocked confirmation that it was the Al-Qeada “rebels” using them got embarrassing for pResident Pole Dancer.
So they quit mentioning it, because if they don’t talk about it, it didn’t happen...
posted on 08/15/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT
(Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
No, read the article. They explain that the mustard agent used was some kind of low grade bootleg version, not what a government would make.
“And the likely source of the mustard gas? Couldnt have been from Saddam era Iraq, who moved it to Syria prior to the war, could it????”
Absolutely, and I wish someone would remind Donald, not all WMD’s are a nuclear mushroom cloud. When he jumps from “no yellowcake” to “no WMD’s” I think he’s looking at the pictures and not reading the textbook.
The error isn’t germane to my confidence in his attributes, I never looked for nail holes on Donald.
posted on 08/15/2015 10:42:18 AM PDT
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posted on 08/16/2015 2:30:59 AM PDT
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There’s no way to blame it on George Bush or Conservatives; ergo, it didn’t happen.
posted on 08/16/2015 3:49:21 AM PDT
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