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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] There's been a lot of talk in the news about the need for a certain illegitimate leader that won't let in weapons inspectors. This country has used WMD before, so they are to be feared. You know where I'm going with this... >> Mr Dando believes Washington's motive for torpedoing the deal, which had the support of its allies, was to maintain secrecy over US research work on biological weapons. He said that work includes: · CIA efforts to copy a Soviet cluster bomb designed to disperse biological weapons · A project by the Pentagon to build a bio-weapon plant from commercially available materials to prove that terrorists could do the same thing · Research by the Defence Intelligence Agency into the possibility of genetically engineering a new strain of antibiotic-resistant anthrax · A programme to produce dried and weaponised anthrax spores, officially for testing US bio-defences, but far more spores were allegedly produced than necessary for such purposes and it is unclear whether they have been destroyed or simply stored. In each case, the US argued the research work was being done for defensive purposes, but their legality under the BWC is questionable, the scientists argue. << http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,821306,00.html --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk