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  • AP: ISIS exploiting power vacuum in Iraq to create chemical, biological, weapons

    11/19/2015 12:02:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/19/15 | Robert Laurie
    Consequences and legacies. There are few things that strike terror in the heart of the intelligence community like the thought of ISIS with a weapon of mass destruction. To understand, all you have to do is look at the horrors they’ve wrought with machetes, matches, and gas cans, then picture them with chemical or biological capabilities. The left likes to pretend they’re a bunch of misfits wandering the desert, but according to the AP (and French President Hollande) that’s far from the case. If we don’t stop them now, we may be facing the “worst case scenario.” ISIS has, allegedly,...

    11/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/15 | Ron Johnson
    Original document: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2015/11/14/AFSP1527645A/jo
  • Diet Pepsi Sales Plunge After Change In The Recipe

    10/23/2015 12:48:42 PM PDT · by qam1 · 147 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/15 | Rob Waugh
    Sales of diet Pepsi have plunged after the soft drink company behind it changed the recipe. In a case with echoes of Cokes disastrous introduction of New Coke, Pepsi has faced a huge backlash after replacing the sweetener in the drink. Pepsi chose to remove the controversial sweetener aspartame - linked to cancer in some studies - with sucralose. But customers arent happy. David Zimdars of Michigan said, It has a nasty aftertaste, and its sickly sweet. You have to wash it out with water.' Pepsis choice of sucralose - known by the brand name Splenda - has been blasted...
  • Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastrophe

    08/22/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 at 4:04 PM | Doug G. Ware
    P<> Explosion rocks China chemical plant 10 days after Tianjin catastropheDONGFU, SHANDONG, China, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks after catastrophic explosions leveled an industrial district in Tianjin, China, a chemical plant less than 200 miles away was rocked by its own blast Saturday. The explosion at the plant, located in Dongfu, Shandong Province, occurred Saturday evening. Authorities said at least nine people were injured, but no one was killed.
  • Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter

    08/14/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter Residents were ordered to seek shelter and turn off their air conditioners after several explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was in effect for about three hours for those within a 2-mile radius of the DrillChem chemical plant in Conroe which burst into flames around 4:44 p.m. local time, fire officials said. While it's not yet clear how the fire started, the company has told authorities that the last employee left about 30 minutes before it erupted and...
  • New Footage of Tianjin Explosion and Aftermath Video & Photos (Video)

    08/14/2015 5:34:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    A close call for the person filming near the site of the Tianjin chemical explosion as he narrowly avoids being hit by shattering glass. Bonus drone video of the aftermath also included plus photos.
  • Syria Is Using Chemical Weapons Again, Rescue Workers Say

    05/07/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2015 | Anne Barnard and Somini Sengupta
    Eyes watering, struggling to breathe, Abd al-Mouin, 22, dragged his nephews from a house reeking of noxious fumes, then briefly blacked out. Even fresh air, he recalled, was burning my lungs. The chaos unfolded in the Syrian town of Sarmeen one night this spring as walkie-talkies warned of helicopters flying from a nearby army base, a signal for residents to take cover. Soon, residents said, there were sounds of aircraft, a smell of bleach and gasping victims streaming to a clinic.
  • Breakthrough Molecular 3D Printer Can Print Billions of Possible Compounds

    03/14/2015 9:58:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 13, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    What will 3D printers ultimately evolve into? No one has a functioning crystal ball in front of them I assume, but a good guess would be a machine which can practically build anything its user desire, all on the molecular, and eventually atomic levels. Sure we are likely multiple decades away from widespread molecular manufacturing, but a group of chemists led by medical doctor Martin D. Burke at the University of Illinois may have already taken a major step in that direction. Burke, who joined the Department of Chemistry at the university in 2005, heads up Burke Laboratories where he...
  • This Chemistry 3D Printer Can Synthesize Molecules From Scratch

    03/13/2015 5:55:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 12, 2015 | William Herkewitz
    Need an obscure medicinal compound found only in a jungle plant? Just print it.Say you're a medical researcher interested in a rare chemical produced in the roots of a little-known Peruvian flower. It's called ratanhine, and it's valuable because it has some fascinating anti-fungal properties that might make for great medicines. Getting your hands on the rare plant is hard, and no chemical supplier is or has ever sold it. But maybe, thanks to the work of University of Illinois chemist Martin Burke, you could print it right in the lab. In a new study published in the journal Science...
  • Libyan Army official tells Arab paper that militias captured chemical weapons

    02/22/2015 7:12:51 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-22-2015 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Militias in Libya have captured chemical weapons from storage areas in southern and central parts of the country, the Arab media reported on Saturday. Unfortunately [chemical weapons] exist in locations known to the militias, who have seized large amounts of them to use in their war against the [Libyan] army, a Libyan military official told the London-based daily Asharq al-Awsat. The former regime of Muammar Gaddafi had held the chemical weapons and the official warned that Islamic State could obtain the chemicals, which include mustard gas and the nerve agent Sarin. Before his death, Gaddafi left approximately one thousand cubic...
  • Fourteen ISIS Fighters Killed Filling a Chemical Warhead

    09/18/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    At least 14 ISIS fighters were killed while filling a chemical warhead near Baghdad. The Business Standard reported, via Rantburg: At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded. Iraqi security officials said seven more IS militants were injured in the incident, which occurred near the town of al-Dhuluiya, about 90 km north of Baghdad. Al-Dhuluiya was also where four members of the Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen suffered symptoms of asphyxiation after inhaling chlorine gas released by two improvised...
  • US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

    09/05/2014 12:44:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9-4-2014 | AP
    he United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is...
  • Isis Seizes Former Chemical Weapons Plant in Iraq

    07/09/2014 8:53:53 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 0709/14 | The Guadian
    The Islamic State extremist group (Isis) has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility north-west of Baghdad, where 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq has said in a letter circulated at the United Nations. The US played down the threat from the takeover, saying there were no intact chemical weapons and it would be very difficult to use the material for military purposes. Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, told the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, in a letter that "armed...
  • AP: ISIS Has Seized Thousands of Rockets with Chemical Warheads

    07/08/2014 8:29:35 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    The PJ Tatler via AP ^ | 7-8-2014 | Bryon Preston
    Its a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddams WMD arsenal remained. Iraq has informed the United Nations that the Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad where 2,500 chemical rockets filled with the deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents. Iraqs U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Tuesday that terrorist groups entered the Muthanna site June 11 and seized weapons and equipment...
  • Media SHREDDED Bush Over Saddam's Missing WMD- What About Obama's Blatant False Pretense in Syria?

    01/21/2014 7:59:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As has become standard in thisTwilight-Zone-episode-of-a-presidency, you've got to look totheforeignpress -UK,Australia, Canada, or Germany (ironically)- to get the full story thesedays...same as volk seeking the truth were forced to in Nazi Germany... This is due of course to the de facto takeover of the American MSM we've been forced to witness over the last five years. Most of these hacks have bet the farm on this administration and are still showing no signs of shame- so expect them to protect him to the bitter end. And it's not just petty scandals or bizarre nominees/appointees they're hiding anymore- since...
  • Officials: Ban Still in Effect, Water Readings Improving (West Virginia Chemical Spill)

    01/12/2014 3:40:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The ban on water is still in effect for thousands of West Virginians, but once acceptable readings are found the ban will be lifted by zones. Tests collected at 7 a.m. Sunday showed 0 parts per million (ppm) at the source of the leak. "The numbers we're seeing look good and are very encouraging," Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said during Sunday's news conference. "The numbers we're seeing are trending in the right direction." Hundreds of samples have been taken and sent to 10 labs in West Virginia and some have been flown to Ohio and Pennsylvania...
  • DEP Estimates 7,500 Gallons of Chemical Leaked, Water Ban Still in Place (WV Chemical Spill)

    01/11/2014 2:22:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- During a press conference Saturday afternoon, the DEP said they now estimate 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol) have leaked into the Elk River in Kanawha County. The emergency do not use water order is still in place Saturday as crews continue to test water supplies from several different areas. Mike Dorsey with the DEP says they are "fairly confident" that the leak started Thursday. West Virginia American Water customers in parts of nine counties are under a do not use water order. Those counties are also under a state of emergency issued Thursday evening by...
  • National Guard: Tests Show Positive Trends, Number Still Needs to Drop (WV Chemical Spill)

    01/11/2014 10:52:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The National Guard says tests show the amount of chemical in the water is going down, but is still not where it needs to be for residents to use the water. West Virginia American Water customers in parts of nine counties have been under a do not use water order since early Thursday evening. Those nine counties are also under a state of emergency declared by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. A chemical leak was noticed Thursday morning in the Elk River, near Freedom Industries. The company has since been forced by the DEP to shut down...
  • Cease Operations Order Issued to Freedom Industries (West Virginia Chemical Spill)

    01/10/2014 8:15:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protections Division of Water and Waste Management has issued a Cease Operations Order to Freedom Industries in connection with the companys leak of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol into the Elk River. Also, the WVDEPs Division of Air Quality has issued a Notice of Violation to Freedom Industries for causing statutory air pollution by discharging MCHM into the air. According to a press release, the Division of Air Quality initiated an investigation Thursday morning following citizen complaints of objectionable odors near and downriver from the plant. At 11:10 a.m. Thursday, DAQ personnel discovered...
  • WVAW: Water Use Ban In Effect Indefinitely (West Virginia)

    01/10/2014 11:39:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WSAZ ^ | WSAZ
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water held a press conference Friday morning saying a water use ban will remain in effect indefinitely in parts of 9 counties after a chemical leak in Charleston. West Virginia American Water President Jeffrey McIntyre says at this point, they can't say the water is unsafe to drink, but they also can't say the water is safe. WVAW says they were notified about 12 p.m. Thursday by the West Virginia DEP about a leak at Freedom Industries on Barlow Drive. During a press conference Friday morning, McIntyre said they were originally given incorrect...
  • National Guard to Deliver Water to Affected Areas

    01/10/2014 6:52:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WSAZ ^ | staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia National Guard is working hard to get supplies to those affected by the water contamination. Nine counties are currently under a state of emergency after a chemical leak in Kanawha County Thursday morning. A plane was sent to Martinsburg as soon as the state of emergency was declared. The plane plans to connect with FEMA and have a full supply of water available by Friday morning. Members of the national guard tell WSAZ.com that they are always prepared for these types of emergencies. "This is the same thing that we have done before...
  • Chemical Spill Fallout (West Virginia)

    01/10/2014 6:46:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Tony Cavalier
    Chemical Spill Spurs Action Thursday morning a chemical leak into the Elk River occurred from the Freedom Industries in Charleston. The leaked product is 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, which is used in the froth flotation process of coal washing and preparation. Since the West Virginia American Water Treatment plant is just downstream from the spill, this "contaminated" water flowed into the Charleston water plant. From there Laura Jordan of WV American says the "octupus-like" pipelines of WV American feed water to 8 counties in Southern and Central WV. That means even areas that are not on the Elk or Great Kanawha Rivers...
  • Albania rejects US request to host destruction of Syria chemical weapons

    11/15/2013 7:15:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/15/2013 20:58
    THE HAGUE/TIRANA - Albania rejected on Friday a US request to host the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate the nerve agents from the country's protracted civil war. Negotiations went down to the wire, delaying the scheduled adoption on Friday of a step-by-step plan to get rid of 1,300 tons of Syria's sarin, mustard and other agents. Albania's refusal marked an unprecedented break from its traditionally staunch allegiance to NATO ally Washington. It followed a storm of protest in the Adriatic republic, where protesters complained of exploitation. "It is impossible for Albania...
  • 7 Reasons Destroying Syrias Chemical Weapons Will Not Be Easy

    09/11/2013 12:39:19 PM PDT · by citizen · 24 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | September 11, 2013 | Sheera Frenkel
    1. We dont know what kind of chemical weapons they have or how many there are. Middle East experts like to say that Syria has one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world, but estimates of how many chemical weapons Syria has vary widely between 5001,000 tons. We also dont know exactly what type of chemical agents they are using, though experts who have studied Syrias military closely say its likely Sarin, mustard gas, and VX nerve agents. We dont know what form they are in or how they have been mixed together. We dont know if they...
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Enough Already: Syria Wasnt a False-Flag Operation

    09/10/2013 7:29:33 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 13 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 9/10/2013 | Jamelle Bouie
    This was linked from Yahoo's front page as titled. DB headline: Enough Already: Syria Wasnt a False-Flag Operation(snip)But conspiracy theories have never been about plausibility. More than anything, they reflect our uneasiness with the modern world, its complexity, and often its capriciousness. And at times, theyre a natural consequence of past actions. Given the circumstances of the war in Iraqwhere high-level officials, up to and including the president, misled the publicits not a surprise that some people are paranoid about the situation in Syria. Still, for any given situation, the best we can do is evaluate the evidence we have...
  • Syria says yes to Russia-inspired chemical weapon deal

    09/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Syria on Tuesday said the government would take the deal proposed by Russia to turn over its chemical weapons cache to international control, the nations foreign minister said. [Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Serge[y] Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russias initiative, said Walid Muallem, the foreign minister, in a statement reported by Russian news and picked up by USA Today
  • Gassed Children In Syria Identified As Rebel Kidnapping Victims

    09/10/2013 2:13:33 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 38 replies
    BeforeItsNews.com via Barracuda Brigade ^ | September 8, 2013 | BeforeItsNews.com's Susan Duclos
    "The horrifying pictures of dead children being used by the Obama administration to justify an attack on Syria, with the claim that the Assad regime carried out the chemical attacks that killed those children, while emotionally heartbreaking, do not tell the story of those children and do not tell you the main point the Obama administration is trying to coverup. Those children were kidnapped over a week earlier, before they were slaughtered . . . by the Obama backed Syrian rebels."
  • Obama Says He Spoke With Putin About Chemical Weapons Control Idea, Favors Diplomatic Solution

    09/09/2013 4:22:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 9/9/13 | Larisa Epatko
    President Obama said Monday, a day before his prime-time address to the nation justifying military action in Syria, that he would prefer a diplomatic solution over a military strike and that he doesnt think he will be able to convince a majority of Americans that its the right thing -- but that he can make "a strong case." (Snip) Mr. Obama also told Ifill that, "I did have those conversations" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, when asked whether he had discussions with the Russian leader about the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control.
  • Footage of chemical attack in Syria is fraud

    09/07/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Russia Today ^ | September 06, 2013
    There is proof the footage of the alleged chemical attack in Syria was fabricated, Mother Agnes Mariam el-Salib, mother superior of St. James Monastery in Qara, Syria, told RT. She says she is about to submit her findings to the UN.Mother Agnes, a catholic nun, who has been living in Syria for 20 years and has been reporting actively on what has been going on in the war-ravaged country, says she carefully studied the video featuring allegedly victims of the chemical weapons attack in the Syrian village of Guta in August and now questions its authenticity. In her interview with...
  • Obama & Wasserman-Schultz Support Chemical Weapons Against Americans

    09/05/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    "We all have heard how War Hawk Obama wants to hire out our military to Al Qaeda because he just cannot allow atrocities in Syria between Muslims to go on without US intervention. The sudden change of morality for Obama and his Democrat pawns begs for examination. Obama certainly has no problem with the chemical weapons..." (continued)
  • Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons

    09/05/2013 5:27:59 PM PDT · by hamboy · 11 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons ... posted at DrudgeReport.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V5kda1KhqlU
  • Live thread: House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria with Kerry / Hagel / Dempsey (12pm ET)

    09/04/2013 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 206 replies
    Hearing will be live on CSPAN.
  • U.S. lawmakers warn of catastrophe if Syria not hit (What happens if Hussein nails chemicals?)

    09/03/2013 4:48:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 9/03/13
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT: Two U.S. Republicans foreign policy hawks warned Monday that a vote by Congress against President Barack Obamas proposal for military force in Syria would be catastrophic, as President Bashar Assad warned any potential strikes risk triggering a regional war. If the Congress were to reject a resolution like this after the president of the United States has already committed to action, the consequences would be catastrophic, Sen. John McCain said after a meeting with the president at the White House. McCain, a Republican, said he was encouraged by the meeting but that there was a long way to go...
  • (Almost one year ago:) Panetta: Weve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons

    09/03/2013 2:53:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/28/12 | Kevin Baron
    The U.S. has lost track of some of Syrias chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country. There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly thats taken place, we dont know. Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing. Panetta said that the main sites in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is some intelligence that limited...
  • Pelosi uses kids again: "we are at war"

    09/03/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Pelosi once again "uses" kid (this time her grandson) to sell war on Syria. "They killed little kids".
  • Daily Mail (UK) Scrubs 1/29/13 Story: Obama Planned to Stage Chemical Attack, Blame Assad Regime

    09/03/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    That was just a month after Dear Leaderdrewhis (blurry) 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria... Who knowsif who, what, or anything threatened the (tabliod) Daily Mail, but the now-scrubbed story(Jan 29, 2013) sure didn't fit the Obama-supporting narrative soprevalenton our side of the pond... Alas, there's no just 'erasing' stuff anymore... those days are over! Bloggers and photo sharing sites reveal the futility of the ole scrub-a-dub-dub. Recall less than a week ago the UN itself said Syrian REBELS were the ones using Sarin nerve gas weapons... difference between people like the UN and Obama/MSM lackeys is that...
  • US had intel on chemical strike before it was launched

    09/02/2013 9:11:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Stars & Stripes. ^ | September 2, 2013 | Shane Harris
    American government knew days beforehand that the Syrian regime was about to launch the chemical attack that later killed more than a thousand people. The disclosure, raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the American government. First and foremost: What, if anything, did it do to notify the Syrian opposition of the pending attack?
  • Iran, Russia advise Assad to transfer chemical stockpile to Tehran - to avert US attack

    09/02/2013 5:20:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    DEBKA ^ | 9/02/13
    The Iranian parliamentary delegation visiting Damascus Sunday, Sept. 1, advised Bashar Assad to move his chemical stockpile out of Syria and deposit it in Tehran under Iranian and Russian military supervision, to save himself from an American military strike, debkafiles exclusive military and Iranian sources reveal. Chairman of the Majlis Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ala-Eddin Borujerdi, who headed the delegation, explained that Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin had discussed the stockpiles removal ad hoc, as the basis of a Iranian-Russian plan for presenting to US President Barack Obama at the G-20 summit meeting in St. Petersburg later this week....
  • Kerry: 1,429 People Killed in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack, Including at Least 426 Children

    08/30/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    abc ^ | 8/30/13 | ap
    Headline only.
  • Verify chemical weapons use before unleashing the dogs of war

    08/30/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-29-2013 | Kenneth Timmerman
    The Obama administration has selectively used intelligence to justify military strikes on Syria, former military officers with access to the original intelligence reports say, in a manner that goes far beyond what critics charged the Bush administration of doing in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq war. According to these officers, who served in top positions in the United States, Britain, France, Israel, and Jordan, a Syrian military communication intercepted by Israels famed Unit 8200 electronic intelligence outfit has been doctored so that it leads a reader to just the opposite conclusion reached by the original report. The doctored report...
  • US officials to 'Post': UN path "dead on arrival" as Russia convenes Security Council on Syria

    08/29/2013 1:16:35 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/29/13 | Michael Wilner
    WASHINGTON - Russia has called for an immediate conference of the United Nations Security Council on the crisis unfolding in Syria for Thursday afternoon, following yesterday's inconclusive meeting on the matter. The meeting comes as multiple US government officials tell The Jerusalem Post that the United States believes any language put forth to the Security Council for a resolution on Syria is "dead on arrival." "We've seen two years of Russian intransigence" on Syria, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday. "I don't know why we would expect a shift today." Harf said, however, that she expects US ambassador...
  • Foreign policy - "CIA Files Prove America helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran"- Rick Francona refutes

    08/27/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Middle East perspectives by Rick Francona ^ | AUGUST 26, 2013 | Rick Francona
    The recent article in the magazine Foreign policy ,Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran, both quotes me and attributes things to me that are inaccurate or taken out of context. While trying to correct already published articles in widely-read publications is akin to unringing a bell, I think it important to respond to correct and clarify words and actions attributed to me. While the article is technically truthful, it is nuanced and written to portray a cavalier attitude among the participants in several foreign policy initiative and intelligence operations during the last full year of...
  • Carney: 'Preposterous' To Think Anyone But Assad Used Chemical Weapons

    08/27/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/27/13 | staff
    "I'm not aware of any doubt," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in response if there was a question if the Assad regime used chemical weapons last week in a heinous attack on Syrian civilians. "Suggestions that there is any doubt about who is responsible about this are as preposterous as suggestions that the attack itself didn't occur," Carney said.
  • Kerry: Chemical Weapons 'Undeniable'

    08/26/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 134 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "undeniable" and that the U.S. is considering how to respond:
  • U.S. detected activity at Syria chemical weapons sites before attack

    08/23/2013 10:16:37 AM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 23, 2013 | CBS
    Administration officials said Friday that U.S. intelligence detected activity at known Syrian chemical weapons sites before Wednesday's possible chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,000 people, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.
  • U.S. accuses Assad over Syrian chemical strike: Pressure grows on West to arm rebels

    08/22/2013 10:32:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/13 | Jason Groves, David Williams
    America pointed the finger of blame at the Syrian regime last night for the chemical weapons attack on civilians that has horrified the world. The US State Department said Syrian rebels did not have the means to carry out an outrage on the scale seen in the Damascus suburbs on Wednesday--lleaving tyrant Bashar Al Assad firmly in the dock. Amid signs that the West is rapidly moving closer to intervention in Syrias bloody civil war, Barack Obama ordered US intelligence agencies to urgently gather evidence about the attack, which killed up to 1,700 civilians, many of them women and children.
  • State Dept. 'unable' to determine if Syria used chemical weapons in recent attack

    08/22/2013 4:39:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/13 | Julian Pecquet
    The Obama administration said Thursday it was unable to conclusively determine whether chemical weapons were used in an attack on civilians last week in Syria and pressed for a United Nations probe. The president has directed the intel community here in the United States to urgently gather additional information. That is our focus on this end, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. At this time, right now, we are unable to conclusively determine [chemical weapons] use, but we are focused every minute of every day since these events happened yesterday on doing everything possible within our power to nail down...
  • Syrians retrieve 'sleeping' dead after alleged chemical attack

    08/21/2013 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2013 | By Erika Solomon and Stephen Kalin
    The men, women and children lying undisturbed in their beds had looked so peaceful they might have been just sleeping, Abu Nidal thought, as he and other rescuers dragged their bodies into the street. His was one of many accounts of a massive assault on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that activists say killed more than 500 people on Wednesday morning. "We would go into a house and everything was in its place, every person was in their place. They were lying where they had been. They looked like they were asleep. But they were dead," he told Reuters by...
  • Saudi Arabia calls for emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria (rebels claim 1,300 killed)

    08/21/2013 6:55:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Saudi Arabia called on Wednesday for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss reports of a chemical attack that opposition groups say killed hundreds of people in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said. "It is time for the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility and overcome differences between its members and restore the confidence of the international community by convening immediately to issue a clear and deterrent resolution that will put an end to this human crisis," Prince Saud said in a statement.