Is Jordan making, buying or selling illegal deadly mustard gas?

UPDATE: There has been quite a bit of reaction to this item on Twitter. One of the respondents is Dan Kaszeta, who wrote a book on nerve agents. He is adamant that this material is not mustard gas, but is likely Chlorine Gas. That photos of Mustard Gas are rare, and then only black and white. This stands to reason, although I personally would have assumed that it was still made somewhere and modern photos of it would exist from tests or whatever purpose it may still be in use for. For example, India still makes DDT.

Mr. Kaszeta also adds the following:

Thank you Mr. Kaszeta for making the effort to correct this record.

First. check out this video of today’s event in Aqaba. Skip to 35 seconds

Then check these images from Google of what Mustard gas looks like

Read the story here

Ten people were killed and more than 200 injured Monday in a toxic gas explosion in Jordan’s Aqaba port, authorities said. Footage on state TV showed a large cylinder plunging from a crane on a moored vessel, causing a violent release of a yellow gas.

The force of the blast sent a truck rolling down the harbourside, while port workers could be seen running for their lives. Nearby areas were evacuated and residents told to stay indoors.

The death toll rose to 10, government spokesman Faisal al-Shaboul told AFP, revising an initial toll of five killed. Prime Minister Bishr Khasawneh and interior minister Mazen al-Faraya headed to the site of the accident, state media reported. Civil defence spokesman Amer al-Sartawy earlier reported that 234 people were injured after the tank filled with toxic gas fell.

“Specialists and the hazardous substances team in the civil defence are dealing” with the incident, Sartawy added.

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8 Replies to “Is Jordan making, buying or selling illegal deadly mustard gas?”

  1. I have been saying bio weapons will be the weapons of mass destruction for WWIII and I still think this. This idea doesn’t prevent the use other WMDs from being used.

    I still want to know who the purchaser was and where was the gas going to be used?

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