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Iraqis Sickened by Chlorine Gas Blasts

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Posted on Mar 17, 2007

Following a toxic trend that began in late January, three Iraqi suicide bombers set off explosives Friday in Sunni-dominated Anbar province that were rigged to release chlorine gas.  The three blasts, which killed two and sickened more than 350 with noxious fumes, occurred in areas where resistance to the insurgency has been growing lately.


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There is a mounting power struggle between insurgents and the growing number of Sunnis who oppose them in Anbar, the center of the Sunni insurgency, which stretches from Baghdad to the borders with Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The Anbar assaults came three days after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, traveled there to reach out to Sunni clan chiefs in a bid to undermine tribal support for the insurgency.

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By mite, March 19, 2007 at 5:22 am Link to this comment
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Noxious fumes? Chlorine is in every water source in the U.S. We drink it, bath/shower in it, swim in it, because the EPA dictates it. Even if you filter it and boil your water we all still consume it. So what do we do about it? We buy our water. Why should we keep killing ourselves?

Money for the chemical and water companies,(Coca-Cola) that is why. The impurities added in our water supply (Chlorine is a deadly gas-liquid)affect the genes from generation to generation.

We are allowing our government and corporations to murder us.

But ‘AP’ focuses of black-ops in Iraq. No investigations on the death of the U.S.

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By Lou, March 18, 2007 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
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This is not only a civil war, but a particularly brutal one. Electric drills used to bore holes into heads while the victims are still alive, now poison gases.
This is the inevitable result of good Christian leadership in the White House and Congress the last six years.
So what’s next? What new means of killing innocent people will be dreamed up in this hideous civil war?
The new “Democratic” Congress has done nothing and will do nothing to stop this war. I am tired and have stopped reading about all these stupid and meaningless non-binding or binding resolutions.
Especially since Democrats Pelosi & Clinton have given the White House the green light on Iran.

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By Quy Tran, March 17, 2007 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment
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Is that from Saddam Hussein ? No, may be from Iran or from our friendly stocpiles !

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By Franya, March 17, 2007 at 5:17 pm Link to this comment
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Somehow I don’t trust this story. Didn’t US forces take control of stockpiles of poisonous gas a long time ago? Why is a supply suddenly available to suicide bombers now? How do we know that these incidents are not somehow being facilitated by special ops or other US hands?

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