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ISIS Is Using Mustard Gas. Does U.S. Network News Care?


Hey, Is Anybody Paying Attention to ISIS Attacking U.S. Troops with Mustard Gas? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it’s a sad fact that almost no one cares about chemical weapons attacks in Syria — or anywhere else, really. Not even when it’s aimed at our troops, apparently: ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. One official said the agent had “low purity” and was “poorly weaponized.” A second official called it “ineffective.” Newsbusters notices that none of the network evening-news broadcasts mentioned the mustard-gas attack. – READ MORE

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