Former Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush, Michael Chertoff, was on The Kelly File last Thursday to discuss the threat of ISIS on the US homeland.
Chertoff told Megyn Kelly Al-Qaeda had been experimenting with WMD in Afghanistan labs.
“If we don’t eliminate the problem now it is only going to get worse. And, when we went into Afghanistan after 9-11 we found laboratories where Al-Qaeda was experimenting to try to come up with weapons of mass destruction. If we let ISIS build a state, build laboratories, sell oil and raise money, we’re going to be facing an enemy that is more formidable than we faced on 9-11.”
Quote Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there. The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers.
Although declared, the bunkers contents have yet to be confirmed.
These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential blackmarketers.
Numerous bunkers, including eleven cruciform shaped bunkers were exploited. Some of the bunkers were empty. Some of the bunkers contained large quantitiesof unfilled chemical munitions, conventional munitions, one-ton shipping containers, old disabled production equipment (presumed disabled under UNSCOM supervision), and other hazardous industrial chemicals.
A file photo of the Al Muthanna chemical weapons plant north of Baghdad.