Breaking: Vials of nerve gas found at UN building? Update: Samples have been there since 1996

posted at 12:52 pm on August 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

We found the weapons of mass destruction. Sort of.

ABCNews has learned that United Nations weapons inspectors discovered six to eight vials of a dangerous nerve gas, phosgene, as they were cleaning out offices at a U.N. building in New York Thursday morning…

Authorities said the phosgene was believed to have been discovered in Iraq and manufactured prior to 1991.

Former U.N. weapons inspectors told ABCNews.com that vials of phosgene had also been used by inspectors in Iraq to help calibrate air sampling instruments.

The former inspectors said the remaining vials were supposed to have been destroyed…

“They need to get it out of there and put it in a safe canister,” [former New York City emergency services director Jerry] Hauer said. “It shows immense stupidity to have that kind of thing sitting around as a souvenir.”…

According to an article in Foreign Affairs, the chemical was allegedly used by Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in 1987.

Update: On the premises for 11 years.


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Can we invade them now?

see-dubya on August 30, 2007 at 12:53 PM

Sounds liek a brillaint place to store dangerouse substances. Is it any wonder the UN is considered useless?

Wyrd on August 30, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Whose office? And why does Hauer hasten to plant the suggestion that these were just “souveniers”?

RushBaby on August 30, 2007 at 12:58 PM

What are the odds that someone’s going to say something Coulter-esque in this thread and get their ass banned? Approaching 1, I’d guess.

Consider this a pre-emptive warning.

Allahpundit on August 30, 2007 at 12:58 PM

“It shows immense stupidity to have that kind of thing sitting around as a souvenir.”…

Was the depth of the stupidity of the UN ever in question?

ej_pez on August 30, 2007 at 12:59 PM

It’s always interesting to find out what they’ve got stored in their closets. Wasn’t some documents incriminating Annan over Rwanda found in a storage closet some time back?

lawhawk on August 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

They have a lot of nerve

Wade on August 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Harns Brix…I mean Hans Blix left them there.

MadisonConservative on August 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

They have a lot of nerve

Wade on August 30, 2007 at 1:00 PM

For some reason, that made me laugh my tuckus off.

MadisonConservative on August 30, 2007 at 1:01 PM

Harns Brix could not find nerve gas with Beano

Wade on August 30, 2007 at 1:01 PM

So this explains the “air” that UN has been breathing all along.

That really explains a lot.

Mcguyver on August 30, 2007 at 1:02 PM

CNN reports the discovery was made last Friday. Our officials weren’t told until today.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Well, I certainly hope the guilty party gets a stern talking-to!

Slublog on August 30, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Seriously, though, if this isn’t a firing offense, then the UN really is more dysfunctional than we thought.

Slublog on August 30, 2007 at 1:07 PM

immense stupidity + incompetence + criminal negligence + frothing at the mount anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism = United Nations [but you already knew that didn't you?]

Maxx on August 30, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Whose office? And why does Hauer hasten to plant the suggestion that these were just “souveniers”?

I’d really like to know the answers to those questions and more. I can’t see it as being something you accidently leave laying around, or as pointed out, something to be kept around as a souvenir. I don’t know the specifics of the location, but you simply don’t ever bring something like that into “the office”. Sounds like someone broke a lot of rules, if not laws, if the story actually turns out as the article implies.

What will they find next year when cleaning out the offices, some leftover nuclear material?

taznar on August 30, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Souvenir? Rrrrriiiiiight.

One can only hope this gets the scrutiny it deserves.

petefrt on August 30, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Phosgene is not a nerve agent, it’s classified as a blister agent – someone doesn’t know what they’re talking about…

jdawg on August 30, 2007 at 1:11 PM

CNN reports the discovery was made last Friday. Our officials weren’t told until today.

Hey, what’s 3-6 days when you have unaccounted vials of nerve gas hanging around in an office building in New York City?

My favorite part is this:

The former inspectors said the remaining vials were supposed to have been destroyed…

Now, where have I heard that before?

Heralder on August 30, 2007 at 1:12 PM

BILLIONS of U.S. dollars subsidize this “immense stupidity”.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

natesnake on August 30, 2007 at 1:12 PM

They came from Iraq 11 years ago, yet they’re so incompetent they couldn’t find them in their own offices.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:13 PM

Unlike AP, I have a little more faith in the commenter’s here.

At the risk of being banned and sounding like a Red Sox fan.

It shows immense stupidity to have that kind of thing sitting around as a souvenir

If this was someone’s idea of a souvenir, stupid indeed. But who’s office was it found in? That’s what I wanna know.

Kini on August 30, 2007 at 1:15 PM

What are the odds that someone’s going to say something Coulter-esque in this thread and get their ass banned? Approaching 1, I’d guess.

*turns red biting his lip and abruptly shouts*

You’re a public-restroom-stall-divider-finger-rubbing-foot-tapper!!!!!

natesnake on August 30, 2007 at 1:17 PM

They came from Iraq 11 years ago, yet they’re so incompetent they couldn’t find them in their own offices.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:13 PM

They’re so incompetent they don’t know the difference between a nerve agent and a blister agent. It’s still pretty nasty stuff, but it is not a nerve agent.

jdawg on August 30, 2007 at 1:17 PM

There are like 12 comments here I want to blockquote.

I would just point out the left has told us we must always trust the weapons inspectors —-

11 years ago – wasn’t that when Scott Ritter was a so-called inspector?

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I got excited that somebody at the UN had finally displayed some “nerve”….. then I read the article more closely. ;)

highhopes on August 30, 2007 at 1:19 PM

I think phosgene has been around since WW1…nasty stuff…what other souvenirs do they have? A nice petri-dish of Anthrax culture?

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:20 PM

Ok, so CNN reports the vials were part of the investigation leading up to the war in Iraq. The vials were part of evidence. Upon the invasion, the unit investigating was disbanded. They were apparently cleaning out their offices when the vials were discovered.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Oh, this just can’t be. There is no way they found that stuff in Iraq, not even 11 years ago. Everyone knows that they NEVER had any Weapons, and that George Bush just made it up so he could go steal the oil and avenge his father.

Or maybe this is the stuff that got planted by the Adminstration in Iraq to “prove” they were right, but as we all know, the Neo-Cons are so incompetent they couldn’t even do that right.

/note extreme sarcasm

JamesLee on August 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Somebody is so getting a strongly worded letter for this little f-up…

Bad Candy on August 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Harns Brix could not find nerve gas with Beano

Wade on August 30, 2007 at 1:01 PM

LMAO!!!!

speed911 on August 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

re update (from UN spokesperson), they were sealed samples in weapons inspectors’ files. Doesn’t sound much like souvenirs. Possible poor choice of words on Hauer’s part.

RushBaby on August 30, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Somebody is so getting a strongly worded letter for this little f-up…

Bad Candy on August 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

Bad Candy, I think it goes beyond that. I’m thinking, and it’s just speculation, someone might get two strongly worded letters.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:24 PM

They lost it – bad
They found it – great
No one was hurt – wonderful

With levels of competence bordering on criminal, and truth being flexible, I would imagine that if there had been a leak, it would have quickly been swept under the rug.

That’s how the UN rolls.

natesnake on August 30, 2007 at 1:24 PM

From CDC web site:

# Exposure to phosgene may cause delayed effects that may not be apparent for up to 48 hours after exposure, even if the person feels better or appears well following removal from exposure. Therefore, people who have been exposed to phosgene should be monitored for 48 hours afterward. Delayed effects that can appear for up to 48 hours include the following:

* Difficulty breathing
* Coughing up white to pink-tinged fluid (a sign of pulmonary edema)
* Low blood pressure
* Heart failure

When does the blistering start?

ej_pez on August 30, 2007 at 1:26 PM

I’d like to know who from the UN is going to be arrested for this. This is a very serious matter and people have to sit in jail for a long time, for bringing phosgene into Manhattan and holding it there, starting with the chiefs, Annan and the new retard from South Korea.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:20 PM

Yes, you’re right, it’s been around since WWI, it’s a blistering agent that causes severe lesions on the skin, deadly if inhaled or swallowed; but it’s not a nerve agent. Those didn’t come along till about WWII. Courtesy of German science…

jdawg on August 30, 2007 at 1:27 PM

Can the US sue the UN for having unauthorized WMD within US borders?

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:27 PM

If the feds found just one of those vials of phosgene in my home or car I would be in SuperMax in about 10 seconds. But in the U.N. it is an ooopsy?

So these were just what? Paperweights? Displayed in a shadow box? Geezzzzzzz…..

Limerick on August 30, 2007 at 1:28 PM

I need to correct myself – phosgene is a blood agent, phosgene oxime is a blister agent – sorry, it’s been 20 years since I messed with this stuff…

jdawg on August 30, 2007 at 1:30 PM

I suppose phosgene might be one effective way for the UN to clean out the rats that infest it…

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:31 PM

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 1:27 PM

In defense of Ban, the vials got there 10 years before he did. The inspectors themselves had apparently forgotten they were there. Annan on the other hand…

Can the US sue the UN for having unauthorized WMD within US borders?

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:27 PM

My understanding is that UN grounds are considered international territory.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:31 PM

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Man…I’m glad its not me *shudder*

Bad Candy on August 30, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Doesn’t sound much like souvenirs. Possible poor choice of words on Hauer’s part.

In fairness, I think he was being sarcastic.

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 1:32 PM

Good point. How did they get it into the country?

Diplomatic courier? Someone should sweep the UN with a geiger counter.

Meanwhile, we still travel with shampoo bottles in plastic baggies and limited to 3 oz bottles.

Kini on August 30, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Sorry, my bad on the last part. Wikipedia:

This affects some law enforcement where UN rules override the laws of New York City, but does not give immunity to crimes that take place there. In addition, the United Nations Headquarters remains under the jurisdiction and laws of the United States, although a few members of the UN staff have diplomatic immunity and so cannot be prosecuted by local courts unless the diplomatic immunity is waived by the Secretary-General.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Again, from CDC:

Where phosgene is found and how it is used

* Phosgene was used extensively during World War I as a choking (pulmonary) agent. Among the chemicals used in the war, phosgene was responsible for the large majority of deaths.

ej_pez on August 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

ABC News: Weapons inspectors found dangerous nerve gas as they were cleaning out offices!!!

CNN.com: U.N. archivists unexpectedly turned up samples of material in weapons inspectors’ files dating back to the 1990s, but the substance is not believed to pose any immediate danger.

This is nothing but another jerkimer tabloid stunt from ABC News.

RushBaby on August 30, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Considering their complex is inside one of the largest condensed populations in North America, I believe that the U.S. Government could force the U.N.’s hand to search every nook and cranny for other “souvenirs”.

I’m 99% sure this is not an isolated incidence.

natesnake on August 30, 2007 at 1:37 PM

In defense of Ban, the vials got there 10 years before he did. The inspectors themselves had apparently forgotten they were there. Annan on the other hand…

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Nerve gas is nerve gas. I cannot, for one, accept the defense of ignorance. The leader is responsible and must pay the price. If Ban didn’t know the UN (though all of us know how dirty and sleazy the UN is) then he shouldn’t be leading the institution, but ignorance is not an excuse that I would accept when it comes to nerve gas in New York.

Of course, the UN, as an institution, should be kicked out of New York because of this. I do not believe in giving organizations second chances to bring nerve gas into major US cities. I would just dissolve the worthless, scum-infested Utopian Nightmare, but if people like it, let them relocate it in Bangladesh or Rwanda.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Thanks for clarifying amerpundit…here’s hoping that we can shut down the UN in New York until our military has occupied, inspected and cleared it.

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Bad Candy, I think it goes beyond that. I’m thinking, and it’s just speculation, someone might get two strongly worded letters.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:24 PM

This is the UN remember? Somebody is most likely going to get a promotion for this, not the guy who found it, but the idiot who put it there in the first place.

doriangrey on August 30, 2007 at 1:40 PM

progressoverpeace

Think Zimbabwe would be better. Get some Mugabe hospitality. Otherwise, you will be happy to know that everything else you said is factually correct.

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 1:44 PM

here’s hoping that we can shut down the UN in New York until our military has occupied, inspected and cleared it.

Ochlan on August 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Why stop there? GHWB made that mistake during Desert Storm. There’s the rest of Manhattan.

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 1:46 PM

So let me get this straight–these are the guys we were trusting to find Saddam’s weapons, right? And they don’t even know they have weapons in their own offices for 11 years? Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

aero on August 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM

It’s actually classed as a pulmonary or “choking” agent and caused the majority of WW1 chemical weapons deaths, more than both Chlorine and Mustard gas.

Or so I’ve read.

I think you should to an update on the title based on this info.

Christoph on August 30, 2007 at 1:55 PM

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 1:44 PM

Zimbabwe is an excellent choice, JiangxiD. The UN would feel right at home, there.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 1:55 PM

aero on August 30, 2007 at 1:54 PM

You got it.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:59 PM

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Na, they should move it to the Hague, that way every time the US sends an Ambassador they can frog march his right over to the International Court and convict him of what ever they want. It will save everyone both time and money.

doriangrey on August 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Breaking : Vials of nerve gas found at U.N. building.

The above colon saved many lives.

rakofgor on August 30, 2007 at 2:03 PM

Breaking : Vials of nerve gas found at U.N. building.

The above colon saved many lives.

rakofgor on August 30, 2007 at 2:03 PM

*Snort* Good one, rakofgor!

aero on August 30, 2007 at 2:08 PM

To quote ‘Aliens’:

“I think we should nuke the site from orbit – it’s the only way to be sure.”

I wonder what else those lunk-heads are saving as ‘souvenirs’.

Timothy S. Carlson on August 30, 2007 at 2:09 PM

The dems were right, there were no WMD’s in Iraq, they were at the U.N.

right2bright on August 30, 2007 at 2:09 PM

I wonder what else those lunk-heads are saving as ’souvenirs’.

Timothy S. Carlson on August 30, 2007 at 2:09 PM

We’ve looked everywhere else for OBL.

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 2:11 PM

doriangrey on August 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM

You bring up a good point, dorian. I would replace the US ambassador to the UN by a sign that says, “VETO” and place it in front of the US’ seat on the Security Council. That would be the easy way to end the UN, legally.

Good riddance to that disastrously idiotic liberal idea that was never meant to be taken seriously (we have the 2 Bush presidencies to thank for putting so much power in the UN, post-Soviet era).

Anyone who even argues for the existence of a UN-type organization with power is an idiot of the highest order who doesn’t understand anything. Peerless, competitionless organizations, like the UN, can never be empowered. They are okay for use as communications channels (as was the UN’s main function during the Cold War – that and beating up on Israel) but can never be given actual power.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 2:13 PM

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 2:13 PM

I have some new software. Your comment has been factscanned. Again correct. Uncanny.

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 2:21 PM

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 2:21 PM

:)

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 2:28 PM

discovered six to eight vials

which is it, 6 or 8? My guess, eight. They just want to leave it questionable.

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 2:37 PM

We’ve looked everywhere else for OBL.

JiangxiDad on August 30, 2007 at 2:11 PM

They just can’t remember if they filed him under “O” or “U.”

aero on August 30, 2007 at 2:37 PM

discovered six to eight vials
which is it, 6 or 8? My guess, eight. They just want to leave it questionable.

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 2:37 PM

They’re just covering the margin of error. That is, btw, a hilarious point.

TexasDan on August 30, 2007 at 2:42 PM

Do we know “when” it was discovered in Iraq?

rrroark on August 30, 2007 at 2:44 PM

Do we know “when” it was discovered in Iraq?

Ace has an update -

Update: The vials were brought to the UN from Iraq in 1996, FoxNews just said.

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 2:47 PM

So it was a CASE of nerves?

Okay I’ll go now

EricPWJohnson on August 30, 2007 at 2:48 PM

My understanding is that UN grounds are considered international territory.

amerpundit on August 30, 2007 at 1:31 PM

Oh good. So, why is that imperialistic evil USA investing all that money in international areas? US out of Turtle Bay NOW!

BKennedy on August 30, 2007 at 2:52 PM

I posted this at JG’s but…it’s pretty astonishing if you ask me

Testimony of Major Scott Ritter
Former Chief, Concealment Investigations Unit
U.N. Special Commission on Iraq
House International Relations Committee

September 15, 1998

The argument that saddam is causing more damage than the sanctions is irrelevant and offensive.Let’s see…the man in the past has ordered NERVE GAS and other chemical agents used against military targets AND HIS OWN CITIZENS. He has also prevented needed foodstuffs and medical supplied to reach his populace so that he can use the plight of the Iraqi people as propaganda – increasing international pressure to ease –up on existing sanctions. Once those embargoes are lifted, Saddam is in the world market for long-range missile systems and components as well as chemicals that will be brewed into Iraqi VX, Phosgene, Sarin, CS, Mustard Gas, Anthrax bombs and warheads. THAT is what is RELAVANT and OFFENSIVE. Throw on top of that the possible and I think probable support that Saddam has given organized terrorist organizations and you have a ruler and a country that must be contained. You’ll be singing a far different tune (and doing it CASTRATO) if Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec City or Montreal has a 757 “landing” like the one I see still smoking downtown – maybe next time some lunatic will be carrying little vials in carry-on. We’re preparing ourselves for “what if’s” that we never even thought of and Iraq is high on the list of “where can I get my hands on the most deadly poison, cheap” countries…

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 3:18 PM

Actually, my bad –Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 3:18 PM- that was someone with prescience commenting on Ritter’s testimony…sorry

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 3:25 PM

Let me understand this… We couldn’t find 10 year old chemical weapons sitting in the freakin’ UN building, but we’re sure Saddam didn’t have them even though everyone’s intelligence said he did, he had ample time to move them to/through Syria and there are plenty of reports that he did, etc. Yeah, secured at the UN and we just find them now… but hidden in a desert in the middle of a war in which we uncovered buried planes, we can say definitively they were never there!? WTF

RightWinged on August 30, 2007 at 3:38 PM

“6 – 8 vials”?!!!??? Isn’t anyone available to count it?

bloggless on August 30, 2007 at 3:42 PM

Let me understand this… We couldn’t find 10 year old chemical weapons sitting in the freakin’ UN building, but we’re sure Saddam didn’t have them even though everyone’s intelligence said he did, he had ample time to move them to/through Syria and there are plenty of reports that he did, etc. Yeah, secured at the UN and we just find them now… but hidden in a desert in the middle of a war in which we uncovered buried planes, we can say definitively they were never there!? WTF

RightWinged on August 30, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Now now Rightwinged, we all know bringing up things like that isn’t “speaking truth to power,” so those kinds of questions are forbidden. They might make the “international community” look bad!

BKennedy on August 30, 2007 at 3:43 PM

They might make the “international community” look bad!

BKennedy on August 30, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Hmmm, I’m trying to imagine how anything could do that and drawing a blank…

doriangrey on August 30, 2007 at 3:48 PM

here is a report

United Nations weapons inspectors discovered two vials containing dangerous chemical agents in their office near the UN headquarters Friday.

A UN spokesperson says one of the substances found Friday was suspended in oil and has been identified as phosgene, which can be used as a chemical weapon. The other vial contains a chemical used to calibrate scientific equipment.

Officials say the substances do not pose any dangers now.

“It was immediately secured by UMOVIC experts the office area was screened using UMOVIC chemical weapons inspections equipment and no toxic vapors were found,” said U.N. Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Okabe.

The inspectors were wrapping up their investigation into a former Iraqi chemical weapons facility when they found the samples in their archive.

“There was an inspection in 1996 when we basically dug to the bottom of the Muthana Chemical Weapons Facility and these materials probably came from that plan,” said UNMOVIC Spokesman Ewen Buchanan.

“There was an inspection in 1996 when we basically dug to the bottom of the Muthana Chemical Weapons Facility and these materials probably came from that plan,” said UNMOVIC Spokesman Ewen Buchanan.

huh?

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Topsecretk9 on August 30, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Heh. That “probably” is a master touch.

progressoverpeace on August 30, 2007 at 4:20 PM

We should just send Hermes to the U.N. and requisition him a beat.

VolMagic on August 30, 2007 at 6:11 PM

I know this is a bit tangential here, but:

Can someone please explain to me the reasoning that Saddam risked sanctions and an invasion of his country in order to hang on to chemical weapons, which he had used before-and then did not use them when his country, indeed his own life, was at risk? The guy was evil, not insane or stupid. And if he had sent them to Syria in a fit of suicidal stupidity, why didn’t he spill the beans in a deal to save his neck from the noose?
I’m sorry, but until I get a satisfactory answer to those questions, I just cannot take the “moved to Syria” theory credibly.
As far as what Saddam was thinking, I have a distinct recollection of an account that his female chemical weapons program director (I can’t recall her name) said that she and her people disposed of the stuff without Saddam knowing about it because he’d have had them executed if he found out. I have not heard anything about this account or about her in a long time. Does anyone have any info on this? Did the interview actually take place or is my memory faulty on this one?

Lancer on August 30, 2007 at 7:40 PM

What are the odds that someone’s going to say something Coulter-esque in this thread and get their ass banned? Approaching 1, I’d guess.

Consider this a pre-emptive warning.

Allahpundit on August 30, 2007 at 12:58 PM

Ummm what? I musta missed something.

- The Cat

MirCat on August 30, 2007 at 9:09 PM

Let me understand this… We couldn’t find 10 year old chemical weapons sitting in the freakin’ UN building, but we’re sure Saddam didn’t have them even though everyone’s intelligence said he did, he had ample time to move them to/through Syria

No, as near as I can tell Iraq had WMDs, but the inspectors took them all home as souvenirs or something. No wonder Saddam kept throwing them out of the country.

taznar on August 30, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Unless the Phosgene samples caused an Interstate bridge to collapse, who cares. I wonder if the person who found the samples tried to open them or shake them violently? Stupid people run the world.

Neo on August 30, 2007 at 10:36 PM

They probably thought Phos Gene was just the name of a previous secretary General.

profitsbeard on August 30, 2007 at 11:22 PM

People, can’t we all get together, left and right, and finally do what we’ve needed to for decades? C’mon Senate, declare war on the UN! I bet we could take ‘em.

Kevin M on August 31, 2007 at 12:59 AM

Hmmm, I’m trying to imagine how anything could do that and drawing a blank…

doriangrey on August 30, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Darfur.

Everybody’s railing about it, nobody does anything. Why? Because America World Police is still an easy scapegoat for inaction. They’re waiting for us so they can avoid the heat. Granted, only people who aren’t blindly loyal to the UN can see it, but its all there for anyone who wishes to see.

BKennedy on August 31, 2007 at 7:32 AM

These poisonous agents were part of the UN “deadly gas for food” program of the 1990s.

saved on August 31, 2007 at 9:05 AM

I have finally figured it out.

The 9/11 hijackers only took lessons in how to fly airplanes, but not land them. Another part of flight training includes navigation (reading maps and charts) and evidence does not show they took classes in this subject either.

Therefore, the hijackers real target was the U.N. Because they were not trained in navigating, they did not know the difference – from the air, one large shinny building in New York looks like any other when the sun shines on all of that glass.

MSGTAS on August 31, 2007 at 10:08 AM