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ISIS Likely Used Mustard Agent Against Kurdish Forces In Iraq: U.S. Officials

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ISIS Likely Used Mustard Agent Against Kurdish Forces In Iraq: U.S. Officials

If confirmed, it would be the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon.

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week, the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

"We have credible information that the agent used in the attack was mustard," a senior U.S. official told the Journal.

Islamic State could have obtained the mustard agent in Syria, whose government admitted to having large quantities of the blistering agent in 2013, when it agreed to give up its chemical weapons arsenal, the newspaper reported.

"That makes the most sense," the Journal quoted a senior U.S. official as saying about the possibility that Islamic State obtained the mustard agent in Syria.

Islamic State could also have obtained the mustard agent in Iraq, the Journal reported.

The newspaper did not specify where or when the attack occurred, or whether it caused casualties.

The White House's National Security Council said it was aware of the reports and was seeking more information.

"We continue to take these and all allegations of chemical weapons use very seriously," spokesman Ali Baskey said in a statement.

U.S. intelligence agencies have said in the past they believed Islamic State has used chlorine gas in attacks in Iraq, the Journal reported. Chlorine is not a banned chemical agent.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Peter Cooney)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/isis-mustard-agent_55cd0deee4b07addcb428214?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000017


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Not really relevant, they have what they have and are not making any more - mustard gas isn't going to be any sort of game changer for them militarily.

They are getting a lot more sadistic with the executions and the large supply of GoPros are doing more damage than the mustard gas.

In the last month:

Five known mass executions of gays by tossing them off tall buildings with crowd at the bottom yelling "God is great!" as they slammed into the concrete

One mass execution where children stood behind each those being killed and simultaneously pulled the triggers

One group drowned by putting them into a cage and slowly lowering it into a swimming pool using a crane and filming it underwater from multiple angles in HD

One group killed by having explosive chord tied around their necks. This one was filmed in slow motion and the shown in backwards in their released video

The latest one they buried the explosive charges and had each of the men being killed kneel over each explosive not knowing it was there.. Maybe that's more kind I don't know.

Lots more.. stuffed into a car and a grenade tossed in, soaked in tar and set on fire.. They are experimenting...

As much as they say the west and US does not understand them the reverse is also true - Threats and violence against westerners is never going to scare people away, it is exactly what lends support to take action. If they smiled for the camera and just lied a few times about wanting a better way of life for the middle east and the rest of the world they would sway enough of the progressives that are are always willing to believe that kind of ####### to turn a blind eye for them to build up to something that is much more of a threat to be feared.

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I think the reasons not to take action are precisely the same ones that created ISIS in the first place.

Kicking over the anthills in the middle east has had more than a few unintended effects

Edited by Venkman

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This spring, the Kurdish government informed its allies that Peshmerga forces were attacked with chlorine gas. Late last year, ISIS repotedly seized an Iraqi chemical weapons factory with about 2,500 rockets, containing the deadly nerve agent Sarin.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/08/13/isis-uses-chemical-weapons-against-kurds/


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Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
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