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  • A Senior Syrian Journalist Reports Iraq’s WMD Located in Three Syrian Sites

    01/05/2004 9:01:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 657+ views
    Debkafile ^ | January 5, 2004 | Unattributed
    Nizar Najoef, a Syrian journalist who recently defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said in a letter Monday, January 5, to Dutch newspaper “Di Telegraaf,” that he knows the three sites where Iraq’s WMD are kept. The storage places are: 1. Tunnels dug under the town of al-Baida near the city of Hama in northern Syria. These tunnels are an integral part of an underground factory, built by the North Koreans, for producing Syrian Scud missiles. Iraqi chemical weapons and long-range missiles are stored in these tunnels. 2. The village of...
  • 'Chemical Ali' could be on trial next week

    02/25/2005 11:05:44 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 5 replies · 494+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/25/05
    BASRA, Iraq, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- More than 50 bullet holes in the wall of the empty swimming pool at "Chemical Ali's" house here indicate just how violent the former Saddam Hussein operative could be.Border police who have taken over the house don't go out to the pool much, said Col. Ali Hussein Jabar, commander of about 30 men working there. Bad things happened there, Jabar said. The relatively modest two-story house is built on an artificial hill surrounded by concrete. It looks out over flat, desolate desert sands inhabited only by sheep herders and oil pipeline guards for as...
  • Iraq Official: Saddam Moved WMD to Syria

    01/26/2006 11:56:46 AM PST · by French_for_Bush · 138 replies · 9,408+ views
    <p>The former number two official in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force claims the former Iraqi dictator moved weapons of mass destruction from Iraq to Syria in the months preceding the current Iraq war.</p>
  • Islamic state militants use mustard gas in attack on Deir Zor airport: Syrian state TV

    04/04/2016 6:42:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/16
    Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq, state media said on late Monday. Syrian state media did not disclose how many casualties were sustained in the latest drive by the hardline fundamentalist Sunni militants to capture the heavily defended airport located south of Deir al Zor city, whose main neighborhoods are under the militants control. "The terrorists fired rockets carrying mustard gas," a statement said on state owned Ikhbariyah television station.
  • Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link

    03/22/2016 6:59:28 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 18 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 22, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Al-Afari And Away: Ignoring the Saddam-ISIS link by Daniel Clark During two Republican primary debates, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump claimed that Saddam Hussein had been an enemy of Islamic terrorism, and argued that he should have been left in power to kill terrorists, so that our soldiers didn't have to. Considering that, one might think a reminder of Saddam's moustache-deep involvement in terrorism, along with the fact that he'd retained an active chemical weapons program between wars, would be a major news story. One might even expect that a story about a former member of Saddam’s regime helping ISIS to...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israel’s border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • Show This Column to Anyone Who Claims Bush Lied about WMDs in Iraq

    02/21/2016 5:27:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Throughout the Bush years, liberals repeated "Bush lied, people died" like a mantra. That slander wasn't true then and it's not anymore true now that it has resurfaced. There are many legitimate criticisms of the way the Bush Administration conducted the war in Iraq and even more of the way Obama threw away all the blood and treasure we spent there for the sake of politics, but you have to be malicious or just an imbecile at this point to accuse Bush of lying about WMDs. To begin with, numerous foreign intelligence agencies also believed that Saddam Hussein had an...
  • Colin Powell Saying He Was Misled Before UN Speech on WMDs (Powell saying he was lied to)

    02/19/2016 6:25:35 AM PST · by xzins · 273 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded: June 12, 2007
    aded on Jun 12, 2007 Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, appearing on the June 10, 2007, edition of "Meet The Press," reiterated and expanded on his claim that he was misled by unknown forces in the intelligence community who failed to reveal vital information to him before his infamous February 5, 2003, speech before the
  • Trump Goes Code Pink on George W. Bush

    02/14/2016 6:25:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 200 replies
    Politico ^ | February 14, 2016 | By Michael Grunwald
    It was weird that an angry Code Pink-style protester interrupted last night's Republican presidential debate with a barrage of familiar Democratic talking points about George W. Bush - that he lied the country into a disastrous war in Iraq, failed to prevent the September 11 attacks, and even whiffed on an opportunity to kill Osama bin Laden. It was especially weird that the protestor was one Donald J. Trump, who happens to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination. Trump didn't just call the Iraq war a mistake. He called it "a big fat mistake." And he didn't call it...
  • Donald Trump claims George W Bush lied about WMDs to justify Iraq invasion

    02/14/2016 5:36:58 AM PST · by Marcus · 105 replies
    Blasting News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    A truism has developed during the 2016 election campaign that Donald Trump can say the most outrageous things and not have it affect his poll numbers. That principle may be put to a severe test as a result of Trump not only claiming that President George W. Bush lied about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq War but also blaming him for 9/11. These claims certainly livened up the debate in South Carolina where George W. Bush is regarded with some reverence
  • CIA director says ISIS has used, can MAKE chem weapons (mustard & chlorine -- Trump Is Right)

    02/12/2016 5:50:40 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 Feb 16
    Washington (AFP) - CIA director John Brennan has said that Islamic State fighters have used chemical weapons and have the capability to MAKE SMALL QUANTITIES of chlorine and mustard gas, CBS News reported. "We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield," Brennan told CBS News, which released excerpts of an interview to air in full on the "60 Minutes" news program on Sunday. The network added that he told "60 Minutes" the CIA believes that the IS group has the ability to make small amounts of mustard or chlorine gas for weapons. "There...
  • Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the Bush White House tried to ‘silence’ his Iraq War opposition

    10/21/2015 10:24:05 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 Oct 15 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This Trump brag line goes like this: He had the vision and foresight to oppose the Iraq War ahead of the invasion in 2003. His opposition was so vocal, and his reach so great, that the White House approached him and asked him to tone it down. Really? We examined the slim evidence. The Facts At The Fact Checker, we place the burden of proof on the speaker. Trump has not responded to repeated requests by us or other media outlets for proof of his early opposition to the invasion. Military action began on March 20, 2003. An extensive review...
  • Exclusive: New Emails on Secret Benghazi Weapons

    09/13/2015 12:06:35 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015 September 11 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    On the third anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack, emails reviewed by Fox News raise significant questions about US government support for the secret shipment of weapons to the Libyan opposition.During the Spring of 2011, as the Obama administration ramped up efforts to topple the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a licensed American arms dealer, Marc Turi, his business partner formerly with the CIA, senior US military officials in Europe and Africa as well as a former staffer for republican Senator John McCain considered logistics for arming the rebels, according to the emails exclusively obtained by Fox Business and Fox News....
  • Saddam: What We Now Know (2011 Article)

    06/09/2015 8:46:10 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | September 14, 2011 Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/277115/saddam-what-we-now-kn | Jim Lacey
    When American tanks smashed into Baghdad, Saddam had already completed construction of an anthrax production facility, which was a week away from going live. If it had been permitted to go into production, this one facility could have produced ten tons of weaponized anthrax a year. Experts estimate that anthrax spores that infect the skin will kill 50 percent of untreated victims. Inhaled anthrax will kill 100 percent of untreated victims and 50 percent of those receiving immediate treatment. That means that a mere 1 percent of Saddam’s annual production (200 pounds) sprayed by crop-duster over New York City would...
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • Stop It, Liberals: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq Having WMDs

    05/19/2015 6:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Liberals, please stop it with the Iraq war lies. There is plenty of criticism that can be leveled against George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, but he didn’t deliberately mislead the country about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). With the new cool question for 2016 Republican contenders being “knowing what we know now, would you have invaded Iraq,” the debate about pre-Iraq war intelligence has once again come to the forefront. Predictably, some liberals have used the occasion to again trot out the wholly dishonest spin that the Bush administration concocted evidence and pressured the...
  • Reject the Premise That Bush Lied About Iraq.

    05/18/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 18, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's Josh in Williamsburg, Virginia. Great to have you, sir. Hello. Appreciate your patience. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. So I want to do two things. The first is to say that Jeb Bush's answer to Megyn Kelly's initial question was not necessarily wrong. He could validly have that answer to her question. The second is to -- RUSH: Wait a minute, Josh. What -- CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: Just refresh people's -- what did he say? What was his answer to that first question? He would do it all over again, right? CALLER: Yeah. So the...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Many Approve Iran Deal; Most Don't Trust Tehran

    05/12/2015 6:20:00 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2015 May 12 | AP
    Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program but very few people really believe Tehran will follow through with the agreement. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that just 3 percent said they were very confident that Iran would allow inspections of its nuclear facilities, remove plutonium from the country and shut down close to half of its uranium-enriching centrifuges as the preliminary deal says would be required. Nearly seven in 10 people said they were not confident, while 25 percent said they were only moderately confident. ..... < snip > ..... Although more...
  • Hannity gives Senator Bob Graham the One...Two....

    09/07/2004 11:56:18 PM PDT · by dila813 · 34 replies · 2,066+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | Today | Hannity and Alan
    Bob is quoting Michael Moore's Material to Alan...and before that.... He asked Bob Graham about his books thesis that Bush needs to be impeached and removed from office for miss-leading the public. Then Hannity read some quotes to Bob. Then said what is wrong with that, and then Bob goes on to say that Bush should have done a comparative between the threat of al-Qaida and the threat from Iraq. Then he went on and on and said that Bush just miss-lead the People about WMDs and the ability or the lack of there of to deliver these WMDs to...
  • Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report (One Million Members)

    02/15/2015 12:56:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Business Standard ^ | February 15, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it's presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report. "While ISIS runs amok in Syria and Iraq, demanding media attention through acts of barbarous cruelty, HuT (Hizb-ut- Tahrir or the Party of Liberation) is quietly building a global infrastructure of radicalised youth and deep-pocketed Arab support in preparation for the global Khilafat," said the report published in the latest edition of CTX Journal. The group has cleverly...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, “State of War.” The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • The Media’s Collective WMD Deception

    10/17/2014 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-17-14 | Wordsmith
    "Many people have asked how closeSaddam Hussein is to developing a nuclear weapon. Well, we don't know exactly, and that's the problem." -George W. Bush, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct 7, 2002 In wake of ISIS possibly acquiring and using chemical weapons in Iraq, The NYTimes' C.J. Chivers came out with a piece earlier this week that has reignited debate over the issue of Iraq WMD. Chivers' article that covers old munitions and the plight of OIF soldiers exposed to chemical weapons leakage, is not exactly new news. "Nothing found" is a lie, which much of mainstream belief has embraced due to...
  • No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq? Not Exactly ...

    10/08/2004 4:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 2,445+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/08/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is it really true that Saddam Hussein had no "stockpiles" of weapons of mass destruction before the U.S. invaded in March 2003? Not exactly - at least not if one counts the 500 tons of uranium that the Iraqi dictator kept stored at his al Tuwaitha nuclear weapons development plant. The press hasn't made much of Saddam's 500-ton uranium stockpile, downplaying the story to such an extent that most Americans aren't even aware of it. But it's been reported - albeit in a by-the-way fashion - by the New York Times and a handful of other media outlets. And one...
  • In Assessing Iraq's Arsenal, The 'Reality Is Uncertainty'

    07/30/2002 8:31:44 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 235+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/31/2002 | Joby Warrick
    Details of Bioweapons Lab Emerge, but Not Proof U.S. intelligence analysts have been closely examining satellite images of the west bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad for signs of a laboratory rumored to exist there. Called Tahhaddy, or "Challenge," the lab is purported to have 85 employees and a top-secret mission: making biological weapons for Iraq's military.Details about the lab have trickled out of Iraq in recent months in accounts from defectors and Iraqi exiles opposed to President Saddam Hussein. They tell of underground test chambers, heavy security and a viral strain code-named "Blue Nile," which sounds suspiciously like...
  • 'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

    10/17/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT · by dware · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2014 | Paul Alster
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg.
  • RandallFlagg: WMDs = Cheese

    04/12/2004 6:18:05 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 47 replies · 4,414+ views
    4-12-4 | RandallFlagg
    The world (Except Saddam) claimed to know for a fact that there were illegal WMDs in Iraq. The left was screaming, "NO war for oil," and, "Bush lied -people died," for over a year now. I have a theory about this that hasn't collapsed to any new facts as of yet. In fact, it's strengthened. I take these people on every day in the web in other forums. They shout, "Bish Lied," and I shove back with, "Name the lie." They usually answer with, "Well, well, well..... He IMPLIED---," and their case is destroyed by their own words. But I...
  • Gruesome photos may show ISIS using chemical weapons on Kurds, report says

    10/13/2014 1:22:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Paul Alster
    <p>Disturbing new photos of ethnic Kurds killed by Islamic State fighters are stoking fears the terrorist army may be using chemical weapons seized from Saddam Hussein’s old arsenals, according to a Middle East watchdog.</p> <p>The pictures, obtained by the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), show the bodies of Syrian Kurds who appear to have been gassed by ISIS in the besieged Kobani region this July. That fighting came just one month after Islamic State forces surged through the once-notorious Muthanna compound in Iraq, the massive base where Hussein began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s, which he used to kill thousands of Kurds in Halabja in northern Iraq in 1988.</p>
  • Islamic State said to use chemical weapons on Kurds

    10/13/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 13, 2014, 9:04 pm
    Kurdish health officials and activists in the besieged town of Kobani claim to possess evidence that Islamic State operatives have used chemical agents as a weapon on at least one occasion during clashes with Kurdish fighters along Syria’s northern border. According to several reports, which were compiled by the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center’s Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, the use of the toxins by the Islamic State took place on July 12 in the village of Avdiko, 10 days after the rogue Jihadi group launched an offensive on the Kobani enclave, near the Turkish border. Nisan Ahmed, the health...
  • [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 · 92 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...