3,052. 11/11/2001

“United States officials said that intelligence reports of possible cyanide gas production at the Derunta [Afghanistan] site have been received for at least a year, and suggest an intense effort by Al Qaeda to experiment with virtually any poison it can obtain. The officials added, however, that they have no evidence that any other countries, including Iraq, have aided Al Qaeda’s efforts to obtain such poisons.”

 – James Risen and Judith Miller, “Al Qaeda Sites Point to Tests of Chemicals,” The New York Times, Nov. 11, 2001

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