Thinking conservative Keith Burgin points out that the presence of a sarin-containing shell means far more than a single incident on an Iraqi road side. What it would mean is that there is very likely more such material out there, and the media is effectively teaching future attackers how to better use that material. I agree. I thought that was understood, but upon reflection I was negligent to leave it implicit.
We could always hope that this is an isolated incident, a freak use of a single forgotten shell left over from the first Gulf War period, but that doesn’t seem very likely, I’m afraid. And I mean that literally.