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Michael Gordon in Today’s NYT: Top Terrorists Actively Pursuing Chemical Weapons

Some of the insight into (al Qaeda in Mesopotamia’s) strategy was obtained from the laptop computer seized when a senior Iraqi adviser to (the group’s leader) Mr. Masri was killed by troops of the American-led forces in late December at a traffic checkpoint…

As outlined in the captured documents and other material that was seized, the group’s initial strategy was to push Shiites out of western Baghdad. As part of the sectarian battle for the capital, the strategy also called for attacking Shiites in parts of nearby provinces, specifically southern Salahuddin, western Diyala and eastern Anbar, attacks that the group’s leaders also calculated would put American and Iraqi troops on the defensive. (The documents, American officials say, also reflected a continued interest in obtaining chemical weapons.)

The whole world erupts when it is (falsely) alleged that American troops in Iraq are using spent uranium in artillery shells.  Hardly a peep from the sanctimonious anti-war agitators when hundreds of Iraqis, and their American protectors, are hit with chemical weapons (chlorine-laden explosives).  I think it’s likely we will see more of these, and other chemical weapons as well. 

Michael LedeenMichael Ledeen is an American historian, philosopher, foreign-policy analyst, and writer. He is a former consultant to the National Security Council, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense. ...

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