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  • [Satire] Israel's response to Hamas missiles has been inhumane and disproportionate

    07/10/2014 11:44:22 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 10, 2014 | Dan Miller
    President Obama demands that Israel stop using WMDs and other disproportionate means to oppress the peace-loving Palestinians. Not yet recovered from His exhausting fund-raising trip to Texas, President Obama summoned barely enough energy this morning to direct The Really Honorable I.M. Totus to prepare an address for Him. He insisted that it complain bitterly but even-evenhandedly about Israel's disproportionate and hence genocidal responses to missiles for peace and unification fired by Hamas and friends. President Obama has long been well aware of Israel's problems and has often supported her by offering guidance on the best ways to reject violence and to work instead for peace and tranquility. Here, for example, is...
  • 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
    It’s a confirmation of reports in June that ISIS had taken control of a site where some of Saddam’s 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. Iraq’s 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...
  • George W. Bush Was Wrong About Iraq War? ISIS Leader Used To Mock ‘Mission Accomplished’

    06/21/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 21, 2014 | Staff
    Was George W. Bush wrong about the Iraq War? Because of recent events, some in the media have taken pot shots at the former U.S. President by claiming the younger Bush, and not President Obama, is responsible for an unsuccessful “mission accomplished.” In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the ISIS in Iraq having found Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, some people are saying that George W. Bush was right to have pushed for the Iraq War since the original stated goal was to prevent terrorist groups from getting their hands on any WMD materials. Of course, people say...
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • WMDs in Iraq discovered?

    06/20/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · by tpanther · 64 replies
    ijreview ^ | 6-20-14 | Kyle Becker
    The Iraq War is supposed to be “ended,” or so the administration claimed, but the heavily armed “terrorist army” ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is rampaging through Iraq and has taken control of a chemical weapons complex. The Telegraph reports: The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. . Isis invaded the al-Muthanna mega-facility 60 miles north of Baghdad in a rapid takeover that the US government said was a matter of...
  • Sunni Extremists in Iraq Occupy Saddam's Chemical Weapons Facility

    06/19/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 19, 2014 | Julian E. Barnes
    Washington—Sunni extremists in Iraq have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein's premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, State Department and other U.S. government officials said. U.S. officials don't believe the Sunni militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated...
  • Germany to help destroy Syrian chemicals

    01/09/2014 4:18:35 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 9, 6:27 AM | AP
    BERLIN — Germany says it will help destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemicals as part of international efforts to rid the country of the raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents. ... The first batch of toxic chemicals was loaded onto a Danish cargo ship in the Syrian port of Latakia and shipped Tuesday toward international waters.
  • Seven loopholes favoring a nuclear Iran in deal signed by the world powers

    11/24/2013 8:37:03 AM PST · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Debka ^ | November 24, 2013, 4:51 PM (IDT)
    The first preliminary nuclear deal the six world powers (US, Russia, China, UK, France and German) signed with Iran before dawn Sunday, Nov. 24, at the end of a four-day marathon, failed to address the most questionable aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, i.e. its clandestine military dimensions. The accord confined itself to aspects of uranium enrichment and stockpiles. UN inspections were expanded – but not applied, for instance, to Iran’s concealed nuclear sites - or even the Parchin military base where Iran is suspected of having tested nuclear-related explosions. Israel, the Gulf States and others are therefore highly dubious of...
  • Russia implores UN to take control of Libya’s ‘unguarded’ yellowcake uranium

    11/04/2013 4:11:18 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | November 04, 2013 23:40
    ... An estimated 6,400 barrels of yellowcake uranium were discovered near the Muammar Gaddafi stronghold of Sabha towards the end of the uprising that resulted in the ruler’s death in October 2011. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has performed an inventory of the stock – which is kept in an ordinary warehouse, next to an estimated 4,000 surface-to-air missiles previously procured from Russia – and technically maintains control over it. Yet a report from a visiting journalist in the UK’s Times newspaper last month alleged that the stockpile was in the control of a local weapons dealer, and...
  • Free Syrian Army Assad Moving Chemical Weapons to Lebanon,Iraq ( CNN: WMD's can be moved!!! )

    09/15/2013 2:46:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept 15,2013 | Breitbart News
    On Sunday, General Salim Idriss, who heads the Free Syrian Army opposition to the Assad regime, said that Syria has been moving weapons of mass destruction out of the country into Lebanon and Iraq.
  • Conspiracy theories making more sense than Obama’s claims

    09/11/2013 8:53:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/13 | George Spelvin
    Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar trying to get Obama to bomb Syria back to the Middle Ages so they can run that big gas pipeline through Syria? Is that the real back story here, an attempt by the inscrutable Arabs to pimp America’s military to do their work even as such actions would destroy Assad and support Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood? A “Vanity” posting on Free Republic, dated Sept 6, urges Americans to call Congress and say: “I know about the gas pipeline Saudi Arabia and Qatar want to run through Syria and Assad won’t let them!” The...
  • How Did Syria Get Chemical Weapons? Did They Come From Our Old Friend Saddam? (

    09/09/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT · by French_for_Bush · 20 replies
    PolicyMic
    Was the Bush administration right all along? Could these indeed be the very same WMDs that intelligence agencies from around the world claimed were in Hussein’s possession which he then transferred over to Syria? The earliest account of Hussein having hidden his WMDs in Syria came in January of 2004. Nizar Nayouf, an award-winning Syrian journalist who was granted political asylum in France, said in a letter to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf not only that he knew Iraq’s WMDs were being hidden inside Syria, but that he could pinpoint precisely where they were being kept. According to Nayouf’s witness, described...
  • Syria welcomes Russia's proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under (intl control)..

    09/09/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 195 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 9, 2013
    Headline only. Syria welcomes Russia's proposal for Damascus to put its chemical weapons under international control: Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem by Margarita Noriega (Reuters) 10:41 AM
  • UN Official, Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Army (May 2013 story)

    Testimony from victims now strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin Nerve Gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior UN diplomat said Monday. Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent. But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she added...
  • Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides. "The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.
  • Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

    05/16/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2013 | JEFFREY DISSELL
    In 2003, American soldiers stepped into a bunker in Iraq that was filled with drums, each of which was labeled with a chemical warning in Arabic, along with the international chemical-warning symbol. In May 2004, American soldiers in Iraq, as publicly reported by multiple news agencies, including NBC, were attacked using an improvised explosive device that contained the nerve agent sarin. Artillery shells containing a mustard agent were also found in Iraq in 2004. These are easily discoverable facts, not fantasy. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both define the sarin nerve agent as...
  • West Drops Syria WMD Narrative As Evidence Points to Western-Armed Terrorists

    03/24/2013 6:42:46 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 7 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Tony Cartalucci
    For the US, UK, France, and its regional partners including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, nothing would have suited their interests more than if the recent chemical attack reported in Aleppo Syria turned out to be (or could have been portrayed as being) the work of the Syrian government, or even "loose" weapons that had fallen into the hands of Al Qaeda terrorists the West both arms and condemns simultaneously. However, a strange silence has fallen across the Western media regarding the chemical attack which Israel had even claimed to have "confirmed." Now, a recent report published in the...
  • First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains

    03/20/2013 10:36:00 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 11 replies
    University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers for the first time have discovered that veterans who suffer from “Gulf War Illness” have physical changes in their brains that may account for pain from actions as simple as putting on a shirt. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of axons, also known as nerve fibers, that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The Georgetown findings, published online today in PLOS ONE, could provide insight into the mysterious medical symptoms reported by Gulf War veterans,...
  • Exclusive: Secret State Department Cable: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

    01/15/2013 7:31:34 PM PST · by edpc · 14 replies
    The Cable ^ | 15 Jan 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A secret State Department cable has concluded that the Syrian military likely used chemical weapons against its own people in a deadly attack last month, The Cable has learned. United States diplomats in Turkey conducted a previously undisclosed, intensive investigation into claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons, and made what an Obama administration official who reviewed the cable called a "compelling case" that Assad's military forces had used a deadly form of poison gas.
  • Report: Syria Dispersed Chemical Weapons Across 20 Sites

    09/07/2012 10:33:54 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies
    YNet ^ | 7 Sept 2012 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Western spy agencies suspect Syria’s government has several hundred tons of chemical weapons and precursor components scattered among as many as 20 sites throughout the country, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. This, the paper reported, heightens anxieties about the ability to secure the arsenals in the event of a complete breakdown of authority in the war-torn nation, US and Middle Eastern officials say.
  • Iran admits giving WMDs to terrorists (threatens to obliterate Israel via chemicals by Hezbollah)

    08/14/2012 9:53:59 PM PDT · by Milagros · 28 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | Aug 14, 2012 | R. Kahlili
    Israel will be obliterated by chemical, microbial and nuclear bombs, Iran is warning, but those weapons of mass destruction will be used first on Tel Aviv by Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad at the start of a decades-old Muslim dream of destroying the Jewish state. An alarming commentary last week in Mashregh, the media outlet of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, confirmed that the Islamic regime not only has WMDs but has armed its terrorist proxies with them. Mashregh speaks for the regime. It warned Israel that if the fighting in Syria does not stop, an all-out attack on the Jewish state will...
  • Exclusive: State Department quietly warning region on Syrian WMDs

    02/24/2012 1:10:15 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 46 replies · 2+ views
    FP ^ | February 24, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department has begun coordinating with Syria's neighbors to prepare for the handling of President Bashar al-Assad's extensive WMD assets if and when his regime collapses, The Cable has learned. This week, the State Department sent a diplomatic demarche to Syria's neighbors Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, warning them about the possibility of Syria's WMDs crossing their borders and offering U.S. government help in dealing with the problem, three Obama administration officials confirmed to The Cable. For concerned parties both inside and outside the U.S. government, the demarche signifies that the United States is increasingly developing plans to...
  • Tom Brokaw: President Clinton Thought Saddam Hussein Had WMD

    12/15/2011 12:30:38 PM PST · by DBCJR · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 15, 2011 | 06:53 | By Brad Wilmouth
    ...Tom Brokaw recounted some of the rationale behind why the Bush administration believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of Iraq, even noting that President Clinton had also believed in the presense of WMD. Brokaw related evidence that the Iraqi dictator had tried to deceive Iran into believing he possessed WMD, and noted that the people of Iraq lived in "sheer terror" and were afraid to talk to the NBC anchor when he visited the country during Saddam Hussein's reign. ...
  • Dick Cheney's on Hannity right now. Is it a repeat?

    09/01/2011 6:04:00 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 14 replies
    vanity | 09/01/11 | winston's julia
    looking forward to the hour.
  • McCain: Qaddafi's WMDs must be secured

    08/23/2011 5:59:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-08-23 | David Morgan
    Sen. John McCain said that as Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi faces an "inevitable" end, the U.S. should concern itself with helping contain weapons from Qaddafi's arsenal. "We've got to secure these weapons depots," the Arizona Republican said on CBS' "The Early Show" Tuesday. "that have huge, huge numbers of weapons, and apparently mustard gas and other weapons of mass destruction."
  • American Official Warns That Qaddafi May Lash Out With New Terrorist Attacks

    03/18/2011 5:43:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | March 18, 2011 | Eric Smitt
    The United States is bracing for possible Libyan-backed terrorist attacks, President Obama’s top counterterrorism official said on Friday. The official, John O. Brennan, said that the military attacks on civilians ordered in recent days by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, coupled with his track record as a sponsor of terrorism, had heightened worries within the administration as an international coalition threatens military action against Libya. Asked if American officials feared whether Colonel Qaddafi could open a new terrorism front, Mr. Brennan said: “Qaddafi has the penchant to do things of a very concerning nature. We have to anticipate and be...
  • National Media Ignoring San Diego Report of WMDs In America

    02/14/2011 1:03:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | February 14, 2011 | Bob McCarty
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in San Diego confirmed that weapons of mass effect (a.k.a., “WMDs”) had been found by U.S. officials, but not at the particular port where he was being interviewed by a reporter from ABC affiliate 10News.com. The video below aired during the local newscast Feb. 9 and featured this “money quote” from Al Hallor, the assistant port director and CBP officer, during the interview: “At the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we have not this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found those things.”
  • ‘A weapon of mass destruction was found in the U.S.’: Shock confession of Customs officer

    02/14/2011 9:16:42 AM PST · by TexasTomT · 73 replies
    Mail Online (www.dailymail.co.uk) ^ | 2-11-2011 | David Gardner
    port official has admitted that a 'weapon of mass effect' has been found by 'partner agencies' in the U.S., raising major questions over a possible government cover-up. The disturbing revelation came in an interview with San Diego's assistant port director screened by a television channel in the city. The Customs and Border Protection Department tried to dampen speculation over his remarks Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356645/A-weapon-mass-destruction-U-S--Shock-confession-Customs-officer.html#ixzz1DvGr4mv3
  • ABC News San Diego: WMD's Found At Port? (Video)

    02/11/2011 6:27:09 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 104 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News
    This follow up story aired today at 5pm in San Diego. I believe that there will be heads rolling at this port ASAP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB580sKFZlo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOaE7mGnCO0
  • Big Media catch up to The US Report on Saddam's WMDs

    12/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PST · by Crush · 5 replies
    The US Report ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | Kay Day
    The US Report featured an analysis about WikiLeaks’ publication of official military documents disclosing weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. I wrote my column on November 9. Big media is just now discovering the significance and it’s obvious the political fact based on a lie—there were no WMDs in Iraq—was part of an overall, continuing assassination of US leadership. But there's more to this story than WikiLeaks. I focused not only on the WikiLeaks disclosure but on the tie-in to the Oil for Food scandal the United Nations (in my opinion) enabled. Wired Magazine admitted WMDs were in Iraq...
  • The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush

    12/09/2010 6:38:19 AM PST · by safetysign · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2010 | Larry Elder
    The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- and intended to restart his program once the heat was off. President George W. Bush, in the 2003 State of the Union address, uttered the infamous "16 words": "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Former Ambassador Joe Wilson sprang into action and, in an op-ed piece, in effect wrote, "No, the Cheney administration sent me to investigate the allegation -- and I found it without merit." Put aside that Wilson's...
  • Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion

    12/07/2010 4:50:21 PM PST · by LSUfan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 7 December 10 | Jim Kouri
    The release by Julian Assange's web site Wikileaks of classified documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Washington, DC officials and the news media have ignored this information.
  • Bushwikied

    10/25/2010 6:20:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    <p>WMDs: Iraq War documents released by WikiLeaks show that U.S. forces frequently encountered weapons of mass destruction facilities and specialists. A former president is owed an apology.</p> <p>Anyone who understands the importance of secrecy in waging the global war on terror must condemn the release of classified U.S. documents by the rogue group WikiLeaks.</p>
  • Wikileaks documents show WMDs found in Iraq

    10/24/2010 11:47:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    In this case, the surprise isn’t the data but the source. Wikileaks’ new release from purloined files of the Department of Defense may help remind people that, contrary to popular opinion and media memes, the US did find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and in significant quantities. While the invasion of Iraq didn’t find huge stockpiles of new WMDs, it did uncover stockpiles that the UN had demanded destroyed as a condition of the 1991 truce that Saddam Hussein abrogated for twelve years (via Instapundit): An initial glance at the WikiLeaks war logs doesn’t reveal evidence of some massive...
  • Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq [Remove Sadam

    09/27/2010 6:38:20 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | February 17, 1998 | Bill Clinton
    Text of President Clintons address to Joint Chiefs of Staff andPentagon staff ... "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program...."
  • Remembering 9/11 [vanity]

    09/11/2010 7:08:00 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 15 replies
    dbcjr | 9/11/10 | dbcjr
    September 11, 2001 I was on my way to work when I heard over the radio that a plane had flown into one of the WTC buildings. As reporters were trying to figure out what caused the accident, another hit. I got to work and saw on TV the twin towers aflame, people jumping to their deaths, then the horror of the buildings collapsing. But I had a job to do that morning. The indigent mental health care contractor had walked away leaving 1,100 people without care, and I was setting up emergency care services in space offered by the...
  • Saddam general: WMDs in Syria

    06/07/2010 11:57:39 AM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 76+ views
    WND ^ | 6/7/10 | Staff
    A former general and friend of Saddam Hussein who defected but maintains close contact with Iraq claims the regime supported al-Qaida with intelligence, finances and munitions and believes weapons of mass destruction are hidden in Syria. Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, southern regional commander for Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia in the late 1980s, spoke with Ryan Mauro of WorldThreats.com. Known as the "Butcher of Basra," al-Tikriti commanded units that dealt with chemical and biological weapons. He defected shortly before the Gulf War in 1991. Last month, Saddam Hussein's No. 2 Air Force officer, Georges Sada, told the New York Sun Iraq's weapons...
  • Israel says N.Korea shipping WMDs to Syria

    05/11/2010 7:01:59 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2010
    JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday accused nuclear power North Korea of supplying Syria with weapons of mass destruction. Lieberman's office quoted him as telling Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at a meeting in Tokyo that such activity threatened to destabilise east Asia as well as the Middle East. "The cooperation between Syria and North Korea is not focused on economic development and growth but rather on weapons of mass destruction" Lieberman said. In evidence he cited the December 2009 seizure at Bangkok airport of an illicit North Korean arms shipment which US intelligence said was...
  • Peacenik chic

    04/09/2010 10:00:15 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 9 replies · 455+ views
    The Washington Times | April 9, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    One-time CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is one of many notables publicly opposing nuclear weapons. She once tracked "HEU" - highly enriched uranium - from one rogue nation to the next in her clandestine role. These days, Ms. Plame Wilson has written an anti-nuke Op-Ed for CNN, and taped a dramatic message for the network titled "Nukes Not OK." The no-nuke notables have a nook, however. Many have flocked to Global Zero, a motley, noisy group that has partnered with MoveOn.org and other groups to promote a planet free of nuclear weapons.
  • The Man Who Elected Barack Obama

    04/05/2010 6:08:23 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 98 replies · 3,356+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | APRIL 4, 2010 | Joseph Shattan
    When I served as a Senior Speechwriter in George W. Bush's White House, Karl Rove was the bane of my existence. The rule was that no speech could ever go to the President without its first being reviewed by Mr. Rove, and since Karl was an extremely busy man, he often didn't call in his comments to the Speechwriting Office till eight or nine in the evening. By the time these comments reached me, they often seemed hopelessly cryptic and unintelligible, yet somehow I had to figure out a way to work them into my draft without offending all the...
  • Niger president held by troops: military sources (Coup)

    02/18/2010 11:38:25 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 39 replies · 10,184+ views
    Reuters ^ | 18 Feb, 2010 | Abdoulaye Massalatchi
    Niger's President Mamadou Tandja was detained by mutinous troops on Thursday after a coup in the west African uranium exporter that left at least three soldiers dead, military sources said. Three Nigerian military sources said the coup was led by a soldier named Major Adamou Harouna. "The coup leader has succeeded. It is being led by Major Adamou Harouna," one source said. The president and the ministers are being detained not far from the presidential palace, the sources added. Earlier in the day plumes of smoke were seen rising from the palace after soldiers attacked the building where Tandja was...
  • At last! Have they finally found a 'weapon of mass destruction' in Iraq?

    02/05/2010 11:32:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 2,883+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Feb. 5, 2010 | Carol Driver
    They have been searching in Iraq for the past nine years, 10 months and 15 days. Today, the hard work finally paid off as soldiers found one of those elusive ‘weapons of mass destruction’ that Saddam Hussein was supposed to have been hiding. So is it all round to Tony Blair's house for celebratory drinks? Unfortunately the discovery came just a few days late for the former prime minister, who could have used the extraordinary find as proof he was right about Iraq all along during the Chilcot Inquiry. But from the looks of the rocket, it would appear unlikely...
  • Pro-Iraq-war statements by Clinton and leading Democrats

    12/03/2009 2:33:49 PM PST · by William Tell 2 · 9 replies · 624+ views
    Tremoglie's Tea Time Blog ^ | 12-3-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Also statements by Hans Blix and David Kay about Iraq WMD's (Liberals aren't very smart. They need to be reminded again and again and again).....
  • How secrecy over Iran's Qom nuclear facility was finally blown away

    09/25/2009 9:45:17 PM PDT · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,967+ views
    London Times ^ | 9/25/2009 | Catherine Philip
    It was three years ago that American intelligence agents began picking up signs that someone was tunnelling into the side of a mountain in the desert outside the city of Qom... Intelligence agents were on the lookout for a secret enrichment plant, reasoning that if UN inspectors were monitoring the known facility at Natanz, Tehran would look elsewhere to carry out its work. Yesterday’s revelations about Iran’s secret uranium enrichment facility at Qom came after three years of intensive investigation and surveillance by the most trusted of America’s intelligence allies: Britain, France and Israel... The Western allies kept quiet as...
  • McCain favors boarding NKorean ship

    06/21/2009 8:43:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1,095+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-21
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says the U.S. should board a North Korean ship it is tracking if hard evidence shows it is carrying missiles or other cargo in violation of U.N. resolutions. McCain says that such cargo would contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to nations that pose a direct threat to the United States.
  • New evidence against Van Anraat (supplying chemicals to Saddam)

    04/06/2007 3:28:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 1,224+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | April 04 2007
    The Kurdish Halabja Centre CHAK has submitted new and possibly incriminating evidence in the appeal case against Dutch businessman Frans van Anraat. The documents were reportedly supplied by the Iraqi tribunal that sentenced former dictator Saddam Hussein to death. In December last year, Frans van Anraat was sentenced to 15 years in jail. The court in The Hague found him guilty of supplying materials for chemical weapons to the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980s. He was acquitted of complicity in genocide because he reportedly did not know that Saddam Hussein intended to use poison gas on the Iraqi population....
  • Analysts: NKorea's chemical arms as grave as nukes

    06/18/2009 12:14:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies · 424+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/18/09 | JAE-SOON CHANG
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea's massive stockpile of chemical weapons is as threatening as its nuclear program, analysts said Thursday, highlighting an aspect of the secretive regime's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction that is rarely talked about.
  • McCain joins Obama's call for 'nuclear-free world' ["that is my dream"] [McBama barf alert]

    06/03/2009 8:22:51 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 2,379+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-06-03
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Republican Senator John McCain on Wednesday joined his former rival President Barack Obama in calling for a nuclear-free world, a goal previously formulated by former president Ronald Reagan. During a lengthy speech on the Senate floor marking the unveiling of a statue of Reagan in the Capitol, the veteran Arizona lawmaker recalled how his "personal hero" had dreamed of a world free of nuclear weapons. "That is my dream too," McCain said. "This is a distant and difficult goal. And we must proceed toward it prudently and pragmatically, and with a focused concern for our security and...
  • Obama, McCain call for cutting nuclear weapons

    06/03/2009 3:10:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 743+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 6/3/09 | Foon Rhee
    John McCain and Barack Obama -- presidential rivals last year -- agreed today on the need for progress to a world free of nuclear weapons. McCain, the veteran Republican senator from Arizona, spoke on the Senate floor to mark the unveiling of a statue in the Capitol Rotunda of the late President Ronald Reagan, who also dreamed of a nuke-free world. "This is a distant and difficult goal," McCain said. "And we must proceed toward it prudently and pragmatically, and with a focused concern for our security and the security of allies who depend on us. But the Cold War...
  • Tehran's Nukes: Our intelligence community ignores the Iranian threat

    05/10/2009 7:27:01 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies · 488+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2009 | Editorial
    At last week's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings titled, "Engaging Iran: Obstacles and Opportunities," former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns told senators that "there is no question [Iran is] seeking a nuclear weapons capability. No one doubts that." No one? Really? Actually, our own spy agencies belittle the Iranian threat.