Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Sarin gas bomb in Iraq

Listening to the news on 94.7, the newsreader made a big deal about the alleged discovery of an artillery shell containing sarin gas.

Unfortunately, as is typical of this type of story, the newsreader didn't mention the following:
However, a senior coalition source has told the BBC the round does not signal the discovery of weapons of mass destruction or the escalation of insurgent activity.

He said the round dated back to the Iran-Iraq war and coalition officials were not sure whether the fighters even knew what it contained.

and this.

[Links via antiwar.com blog]