quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

Avebarna Courier

New York Times:
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

By C. J. CHIVERS October 14, 2014

"Participants in the chemical weapons discoveries said the United States suppressed knowledge of finds for multiple reasons, including that the government bristled at further acknowledgment it had been wrong. “They needed something to say that after Sept. 11 Saddam used chemical rounds,” Mr. Lampier said. “And all of this was from the pre-1991 era.”

Others pointed to another embarrassment. In five of six incidents in which troops were wounded by chemical agents, the munitions appeared to have been designed in the United States, manufactured in Europe and filled in chemical agent production lines built in Iraq by Western companies. (..)

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