That’s right. ISIS is evidently deploying chemical weapons against US troops.
There was a time when a chemical attack against US troops would have warranted a “we interrupt this program” news flash on every network.
There was a time when use of weapons prohibited by the laws of land warfare would have dominated the news for weeks.
There was a time when using chemical weapons against US troops would have resulted in a massive retaliatory strike that would have caused the entire world to tremble.
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.
Sooner or later they will get lucky and the results will be horrific.