AP: ISIS Has Seized Thousands of Rockets with Chemical Warheads
July 8, 2014 - 3:21 pm
It’s a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddam’s WMD arsenal remained.
Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents.
Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that “terrorist” groups entered the Muthanna site June 11 and seized weapons and equipment from the protection force guarding the facility.
AP likes its scare quotes. ISIS is a terrorist group that is in the early stages of forming a nation. It’s calling that nation a “caliph” to establish itself as the hub of the Islamic world. Now ISIS is holding some of the WMDs that the likes of AP convinced the world did not even exist.