Skip to comments.Germany defends chemical sales to Syria
Posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Germany sold tonnes of chemicals to Syria which were capable of being put to military use.
The chemicals sold have a dual usethey can be used for both military and non-military purposes. They include hydrogen fluoride, ammonium hydrogen fluoride and sodium cyanide. The export of the chemicals is restricted but not illegal, the Süddeutsche newspaper reported, as they are used in industry.
Germanys government said Syria told them the chemicals would be used for industrial purposes. The government added it had established that the chemicals would not be put to military use before they were exported.
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But our Zyklon B is clearly labeled “For Use On Rats and Vermin Only!”....
Is Siemens involved?
Obama OKs Chemical Weapons Aid to Syria (waives ITAR) ABC ^ | 9/16/2013 | Devin Dwyer
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:55:38 AM by markomalley
President Obama has formally authorized American shipments to Syria of non-lethal equipment and supplies specifically aimed at countering the threat of Bashar al-Assads chemical weapons as the world waits for them to be neutralized.
In a signed order, Obama today waived prohibitions of such shipments by the Arms Export Control Act, determining that the assistance is essential to the national security interests of the United States.
The materials including chemical weapons-related personal protective gear and medical supplies will be sent to vetted members of the Syrian opposition, international aid groups inside Syria, and any other organizations working to prevent the preparation, use, or proliferation of Syrias chemical weapons, an administration official said.
As I recall, Germany also helped build up Saddam’s chemical capability.