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IIR 2 201 0243 92/NEW MIXTURE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE (CW)

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INFO RUEAHQA/CSAF WASHINGTON DC
RUEACMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC
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SERIAL: (U) IIR 2 201 0243 92.
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BODY PASS: (U) DIA FOR DB-8C/3C' DAH-6/S FOR INFO.
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COUNTRY: (U) IRAQ (IZ): LIBYA (LY): CHILE (CI).
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SUBJ: IIR 2 201 0243 92/NEW MIXTURE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE (CW)
AGENTS AND POSSIBLE CHEMICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION (U).
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WARNING: (U) THIS IS AN INFO REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED
INTELLIGENCE. REPORT CLASSIFIED 
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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DOI: (U) 910000.
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REQS: (U) C-SW9-1620-12-90; U-UDX-1926-02-90; G-AIF-1620-01-90:
G-AIF-1620-02-90.
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SOURCE:           //2 243 1022//[  (b)(7)(D)  ]


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SUMMARY:        IRAQ AND LIBYA MAY HAVE BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH
A MIXTURE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE (CW) AGENTS' CARLOS CARDOEN
INDUSTRIES IN CHILE MAY BE DESIGNING MUNITIONS FOR CW AGENTS.
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TEXT: (U)
1.        DURING A RECENT INVESTIGATION, THE US LEARNED THAT
BOTH LIBYA AND IRAQ HAD DIRECT TIES WITH A US PROCESS COMPANY
WHICH PRODUCED FERROCYANIDE AS A BYPRODUCT. THE COMPANY SENT FIVE
55-GALLON DRUMS TO IRAQ (BEFORE THE GULF WAR) FOR CHEMICAL
TESTING. ONE OF THE SOURCES OF THE INVESTIGATION [   (b)(1) sec 
1.3(a)(4) & (b)(7)(D)  ] WHO SPECULATED THAT THE COMPOUND WAS TO 
BE USED IN MAKING "BLUE-ACID." BLUE ACID IS REPORTEDLY THE MIXTURE 
OF MUSTARD GAS AND HYDROGEN CYANIDE OR MUSTARD GAS, HYDROGEN 
CYANIDE AND A G-NERVE AGENT.
2.        IN ADDITION TO THE FIVE DRUMS SENT TO IRAQ, TWO
55-GALLON DRUMS OF THE FERROCYANIDE COMPOUND WERE SENT TO CARLOS
CARDOEN INDUSTRIES IN CHILE. CARDOEN INDUSTRIES MAY HAVE BEEN
TESTING THE CHEMICAL MIXTURE IN MUNITIONS. ONE FOREIGN SOURCE IN
THE INVESTIGATION CLAIMS THE FERROCYANIDE COMPOUND WOULD BE
CONVERTED TO SOMETHING ELSE PRIOR TO WEAPONIZATION (NO FURTHER
INFO AT THIS TIME).
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COMMENTS: (U)
1'        ((SOURCE COMMENT) - THE MIXTURE OF TWO OR THREE
ORGANIC CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS IS NOT NEW AND MAY HAVE
SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. BUBBLING AT LEAST MUSTARD
GAS INTO HYDROCYANIC ACID MAY CHANGE THE VAPOR PRESSURES YIELDING
A MIXTURE WHICH HAS GOOD DISSEMINATION CHARACTERISTICS AND
PERSISTENCY. THIS BLUE ACID MIXTURE MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
UNIQUE SIGNATURE OF CASUALTIES IN THE IRAQI ATTACKS ON KURDISH
VILLAGES IN THE 1988 TIME FRAME - BLOODY VOMIT WITH BLACKENED
SKIN).
2'        ((FIELD COMMENT) - CARDOEN HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN
ASSOCIATED WITH CHEMICAL WEAPONS: HOWEVER' IT MUST HAVE SOME
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CAPABILITY WITH ALL ITS WORK ON PETROLEUM
PRODUCTS. THIS INFORMATION MAY DESERVE FURTHER INVESTIGATION).
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//IPSP: (U) PT 1620: PT 1926; PT 1620; PT 1620//.
//COMSOBJ: (U) 141; 111; 141; 141//.
ADMIN PROJ: (U) 202029.
INSTR: (U) US NO.
PREP: (U) 2-10463.
ACQ: (U) ALEXANDRIA, VA (911215).
DISSEM: (U) FIELD: NONE, SENT TO: NONE.
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WARNING: (U)


 



 

 



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