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  • Prof at The Nation: CO2 'A Far More Deadly Gas' in Syria Than Assad's Chemical Weapons

    04/24/2017 6:16:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/23/2017 | Tom Blumer
    On the day after Earth Day's "March for Science," it seems appropriate to point to a column by University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole in The Nation, a far-far-left publication considered a credible and authoritative go-to-source by the liberal intelligentsia. On April 18, Cole, echoing statements made during their final years by Barack Obama and his administration's officials with establishment press acquiescence, nonsensically claimed that Syria's biggest problem during the past decade has been ... carbon dioxide. Hardly. According to Cole, CO2 is "a far more deadly gas" than what was used in "the gas attack in Syria on...
  • ISIS Troops Reportedly Targeted U.S. Advisers With A Mustard Agent In Iraq

    04/20/2017 2:19:36 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    An Iraqi outpost with US and Australian military advisers in western Mosul was hit with an ineffective “low grade” mustard agent by Islamic State forces on Sunday, according to CBS News. At least six Iraqis were treated for breathing issues at a field clinic, while none of the advisers were believed to have been injured. The Pentagon released a statement saying that the ineffective attack “further displays the desperation of ISIS as they seek to hold an untenable position in Mosul,” ABC Australia reported. “My advice right at the moment is no Australian troops were affected but Australian forces did...
  • Florida Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempting to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    04/18/2017 2:51:25 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    The Justice Department ^ | 04/18/2017 | Justice Department
    Joseph D. Jones, also known as “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” 35, and Edward Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested today on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Jones and Schimenti were arrested this morning. They are scheduled to make an initial appearance at on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. CDT (4:00 p.m. EDT) before U.S. Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman in Chicago, Illinois. Authorities also executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence in Zion today.
  • Iraq: IS launches chlorine gas attacks in western Mosul

    04/15/2017 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 15, 2017, 8:45 AM ET | Qassim Abdul-zahra
    An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly-liberated area in western Mosul.
  • Nuclear Expert Killed By 120ft Stairwell Fall

    10/23/2009 8:28:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 3,062+ views
    Sky News ^ | 10/22/09 | Graham Fitzgerald
    A British nuclear expert has fallen to his death from the 17th floor of the United Nations offices in Vienna. The 47-year-old man died after falling more than 120ft to the bottom of a stairwell. He has not been named. He worked for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, an international agency charged with uncovering illicit nuclear tests. A UN spokesman in the Austrian capital said there were no "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the man's death. Police said no other person was believed to have been involved. No suicide note has been found. Four months ago another UN worker also believed to...
  • Syria Accuses US Of Hitting ISIS Chemical Weapons Depot Killing Hundreds; Russia Sends Drones

    04/13/2017 8:03:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/13/2017
    Update 2:  The Pentgaon has admitted to mistakenly killing 18 Syrians in an airstrike on April 11th... U.S.-LED COALITION AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA MISTAKENLY KILLED 18 SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES PERSONNEL ON APRIL 11 -PENTAGON - CENTCOM says strike near Taqbah accidentally killed 18 Syrian Democratic Forces fighters on April 11. Had been identified as ISIS position. pic.twitter.com/vUXC8ueek7— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) April 13, 2017   Update 1: Russia has reportedly dispatched drones to the area to confirm Syria's reports. The Russian military said that it has no information confirming the reports of death as a result of the US-led coalition's...
  • You Can’t Fight a War Without a Scorecard (Syrian Geopolitics)

    04/11/2017 6:44:46 PM PDT · by Tours · 13 replies
    Patriot Rising ^ | 4/10/2017 | Jack Perry
    Okay, folks, you won’t be able to know who’s who in this Syrian War without a program! So, without further ado, enjoy! First off, there’s several different factions over there and not all of them willingly get along. Syria has: Shi’ite Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Syrian Orthodox Christians, a small number of Catholics, Kurds, Alawite Muslims, Druze, Yazidis, and the current imported Wahhabis called ISIS and al-Nusra. The surrounding nations do not all appreciate this mix of diversity. See, Assad is an Alawite Muslim, which is how he could walk the tightrope between these various factions, since the Alawite are a...
  • Russia and Iran pledge to hit back against further Syria strikes, blast US for ‘crossing red lines’

    04/10/2017 3:51:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04/10/2017 | by George Sandeman
    The command centre for the two countries and allied groups released a joint statement today saying they would ‘respond to future breaches of red lines with force’ RUSSIA and Iran have said they will respond to further American military actions following the air strike in Syria last week. In a joint statement the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said: “We will respond to any aggression.” The statement read: “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach...
  • I Survived a Sarin Gas Attack

    04/10/2017 3:34:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kassem Eid
    On Aug. 21, 2013, I woke up in the dark around 4:45 a.m., struggling to breathe. My eyes were burning, my head was throbbing, and my throat was blocked. I was suffocating. I tried to inhale but all I heard was a horrible rasping sound as my throat closed up. An unbearable pain drummed in my head. The world began to blur. I pounded my chest but couldn’t breathe. My heart seemed about to explode. Suddenly, my windpipe opened. A gust of air pierced my lungs. Needles seemed to stab my eyes. A searing pain clawed at my stomach. I...
  • Susan Rice Lied About Syria Chemical Weapons

    04/09/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. Ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, Gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • PolitiFact Changes Its 'Mostly True' Rating for John Kerry's 2014 Claim About Chemical Weapons in S

    04/09/2017 10:14:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    ijr ^ | 4/8/17 | Parker Lee 20 hours ago
    <p>Back in July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry announced that his department “got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria.</p> <p>Following Tuesday's horrific chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun — which reportedly left over 80 people, including scores of children, dead — those claims have come under close national scrutiny.</p>
  • Did the Obama Administration Know that Syria Still had Chemical Weapons?

    04/08/2017 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Sean Keeley of The American Interest noticed a curious statement from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster when he briefed reporters on the Syrian strike. And the one thing that I will tell you though, there was an effort to minimize – to minimize risk to third-country nationals at that airport – I think you read Russians from that – but that – and we took great pains to try to avoid that. […] And then there were also measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas, so that that would not be ignited...
  • PolitiFact Pulls ‘Mostly True’ Rating of John Kerry’s Claim of Eliminating Syrian Chemical Weapons

    04/08/2017 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    PolitiFact has pulled a 2014 fact-check on remarks about Syria by former Secretary of State John Kerry after the claim the Obama administration “got ‘100 percent’ of chemical weapons out of Syria” turned out to be false. “Kerry said in a television interview that in Syria, ‘we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.’ Syria had agreed in 2013 to an ambitious program to destroy its chemical stockpiles under international supervision, as part of a deal brokered by Russia,” they explained. “When Kerry spoke in July 2014, the process seemed far along. Based on reports from the Organization for...
  • Some Thoughts on the Cruise Missile Strikes on the Syrian Regime

    04/07/2017 2:55:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 53 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 7 April 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    I have mixed thoughts on the US cruise missile strike on the Syrian airfield last night. These thoughts are going to appear all over the map but given the situation in the Middle East, that seems unavoidable: • There can be no doubt that Syria’s armed forces launched the sarin attack that prompted the US cruise missile strike. The excuse that the Syrians and Russians gave that Al Nusra moved a sarin lab into the area and an air strike inadvertently released the chemicals is absurd. Sarin would burn off in such a strike and would not be dispersed in...
  • In January, Susan Rice Assured NPR the Obama Admin Removed Chemical Weapons From Syria

    04/07/2017 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | APR 06, 2017
    Back in January in an in interview with NPR, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was still touting the Obama administration's success at removing chemical weapons in Syria: "We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished." Between her dubious public statements on Benghazi, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion, her recent denial that she knew anything about unmasking Trump officials' identities in intelligence reports, and now this—it would seem Rice has a real...
  • A History of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    04/07/2017 9:29:45 AM PDT · by semaj · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Reports of the first mass use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began four years ago amid the country’s ongoing conflict. In March 2013, both sides in the Syrian Civil War traded accusations over a gas attack that killed dozens of people, including government soldiers, in Khan al-Assal, a district of Aleppo city in northern Syria. An investigation by the United Nations later concluded that sarin nerve gas was used in the attack, but the international body did not identify a culprit. ...In August 2013, Syrian government forces were accused of using chemical weapons against rebel-held suburbs...
  • Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. What happened?

    04/07/2017 4:59:43 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | Matt Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. So what happened? There’s a mystery at the heart of an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria this week: Syria’s government, suspected of carrying out the attack, was supposed to have gotten rid of all its chemical weapons in 2014. A year earlier, President Obama said Syria had crossed a “red line” by allegedly using sarin gas near Damascus and Aleppo, killing at least 100 to 150 people. But rather than take military action, Obama agreed to a Russian deal to dismantle...
  • Susan Rice Lied about Syrian Chemical Weapons

    04/06/2017 6:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • [From Apr 2016] Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

    04/06/2017 12:55:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Strategic Culture ^ | 4/28/2016 | ERIC ZUESSE
    The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set...
  • When Democrats celebrated Obama's 'triumph' in getting rid of Syrian chemical weapons

    04/06/2017 12:03:48 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Despite being humiliated by backing down on his pledge to initiate military action against Syria if they used chemical weapons, Democrats celebrated the removal of WMD from Syria by Russia as a triumph for President Obama. What do you suppose they're thinking today, following the largest poison gas attack by Syria against civilians last week?