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November 11, 2004
Sarin nerve gas found in Fallujah

CQ reader Jeff Miller has alterted us to Glenn Reynolds' post on sarin gas in Fallujah. According to NPR's Anne Garrels, a reporter embedded with a Marine unit in Fallujah, the Marines found a suitcase filled with cannisters labeled "sarin nerve gas." You can listen to her report here. No word yet on how many cannisters were found or the origin of said weapons. Looks like some of Saddam's "nonexistent" WMDs didn't make it to Syria after all. (Hmm . . perhaps they did leave the country but have been imported back.)

I'm not surprised the terrorists had a nerve agent. I'm only confounded by the fact they didn't either use the weapons against the Marines or take them with while fleeing the city. Must have been in a real rush to get out of there. Or they have more stashed away somewhere.

In the immortal words of Matt Drudge: Developing . . . .

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Posted by Whiskey at November 11, 2004 11:33 AM

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