CIA Director: ISIS Has Used and Can Continue to Make Chemical Weapons

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has the capability to
continue making small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, according
to CIA Director John Brennan.
The U.S.’s intelligence chief is due to appear in an interview on CBS News’s 60 Minutes program on Sunday but the channel released snippets from the interview late Thursday. In the interview, he said that ISIS has on the battlefield a number of times.

“We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions
on the battlefield,” he said, using an alternate acronym for the
militant group.
Brennan said that has faced because of the U.S.-led coalition campaign, it has retained the ability to develop deadly munitions.

“There are reports that ISIS has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use,” he said.

He also warned that the radical Islamist group may that they develop into Western countries.

“I think there’s always the potential for that. This is why it’s so
important to cut off the various transportation routes and smuggling
routes that they have used,” he said.
Brennan was challenged about the U.S. role in Syria and Iraq and
whether the intelligence agency was attempting to prevent ISIS
weapon-making operations, but he would not elaborate further other than
saying that the U.S. is trying to destroy the radical Islamist group
however possible.
“U.S. intelligence is actively involved in being a part of the
efforts to destroy ISIL and to get as much insight into what they have
on the ground inside of Syria and Iraq,” he continued.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said this week
that ISIS’s development of chemical weapons was the first instance of an
extremist group doing so since Japan’s Aum Supreme Truth cult used
sarin gas in a rush-hour attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995.

So ISIS which is filled with old regime Baathists can create and use chemical weapons but we are led to believe that So damn Insane never had wmd according to naive liberals.


By: Coeus (438.50)

Tags: Sryia, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, Iraq, chemical weapons, wmd

Location: Syria