A bizarre weapons cache discovered in Baghdad, including briefcases fitted with sub-machine-guns, air pistols loaded with cyanide pellets and a bomb concealed inside a bottle of pills, has shed light on how Iraq’s former regime disposed of its opponents.
Most of the James Bond-style weaponry was found in a house in a Baath party enclave near the Republican Palace. US commandos acting on a tip found other hidden bombs, one inside an umbrella and another in a phone.
The house also had a chemical laboratory and documents which, American troops said, were instructions on making chemical and biological weapons.
by Jeff Jarvis