U.S. Shipped Deadly Nerve Gas to Saddam
US shipped deadly VX nerve gas to Saddam Hussein in 1988 and 89. In violation of UN Security Council Resolution 598, in 1988 and 1989, the Reagan-Bush administration shipped deadly binary VX nerve gas to Iraq for use in its bloody war with Iran. According to U.S. military intelligence officers on the ground in Iraq after the U.S. invasion of that country, the U.S. covered up the presence of documents and canisters clearly showing the U.S. origin of the nerve gas.
U.S. military intelligence personnel discovered VX gas canisters at the Alcaca (or Al Qaa Qaa) weapons site. The Iraqi official who took U.S. military intelligence officers to Acaca even had the American bills of lading for the nerve gas shipments. The bills of lading also showed the Carlyle Group as the facilitator of the nerve gas shipments. These documents were scanned and videos of the canisters, clearly showing the U.S. serial numbers, were stored on DVDs that are now held by the 223rd Military Intelligence Group in San Francisco. The canisters were physically removed by British units in Iraq.
The Clinton and Bush 2 administrations never paid much attention to the presence of VX nerve gas in Iraq, according to a Defense Department intelligence source. This was because the nerve gas was sent by the Reagan and Bush 1 administrations and nerve gas has a "shelf life," whereby the U.S. maintained it could not be counted as a weapon of mass destruction under United Nations and U.S. definitions.
The Acaca weapons site was also the source for the 300-500 tons of high explosives, including HTX, that was removed by Iraqi troops after the U.S. occupation. These high explosives, including high oxidizing detonating materials, were then used in improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that have been so deadly against US and "coalition" troops and Iraqis.