From Slate’s How To Tell If We’re Winning:
Saddam has put Lt. Gen. Ali Hasan in charge of Iraq’s southern military districts. Hasan earned the nickname ‘Chemical Ali’ for his chemical-weapons assaults in 1988, which killed thousands of Kurds.
Al Kut is in the southern military district. Let’s pray those suits work as advertised.
“Lightning! Lightning! Lightning!” is the code for an incoming chemical attack.