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  • Hagel: I greenlit strikes on Syria after “red line” crossed, but Obama overrode me

    12/18/2015 11:37:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Many questioned Barack Obama’s judgment when he backed away from his own “red line” in Syria, but Chuck Hagel tells Foreign Policy in an exclusive interview that it was actually worse than that. Obama lost his nerve, Hagel alleges, calling off promised strikes on Syria after Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Hagel also says that Obama’s team then stabbed him in the back as he was heading for the exits, and tried to “destroy me”: Jet-lagged from a long overseas trip, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had just sat down with his wife for a quiet dinner at an...
  • US Airways Flight from Israel to Philadelphia Grounded in Rome by Sick Crew, Passengers

    12/06/2014 8:21:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    NYDN ^ | December 6 ,2014 | DOYLE MURPHY
    US Airways plane grounded by sick crew, passengers The Philadelphia-bound flight from Israel made an emergency landing in Rome after all 14 crew members, including four pilots, were affected by a mysterious smell. Vomiting crew members and passengers forced a Philadelphia-bound flight to make an emergency landing in Rome, airline officials said. The US Airways Flight US797 was en route from Israel when an odor in the cabin began to sicken the people aboard, NBC News reported. All 14 crew members, including the four pilots, were affected, and the mysterious smell made two passengers ill as well, an airline spokeswoman...
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the countrys civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded without assessing responsibility had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

    12/12/2013 11:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 2:33 AM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said. In a report released Thursday, the experts, led by Swedish professor Ake Sellstrom, examined seven alleged chemical weapons attacks and said it lacked information to corroborate the allegations at two locations. The inspectors limited mandate barred them from identifying whether the government or opposition fighters were responsible for any of the attacks. Thursdays report said evidence indicated chemical weapons were probably used in Khan...
  • U.N.: Syrian chemical attack 'unequivocally and objectively' confirmed

    U.N. inspectors found "clear and convincing evidence" that sarin gas was used to attack rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital on Aug. 21 in violation of international law, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported Monday. "This act is a war crime," Ban said in a statement to the U.N. Security Council accompanying the inspectors' report. Hundreds of civilians, including children, died in the attacks that Western governments have blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been fighting to put down widespread rebellion for 2 1/2 years.
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Bashar al-Assad Interview: "Show Me The proof Of Regime Chemical Attack"

    09/03/2013 3:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 3,2013 | Henry Samuel, Jon Swaine
    The Syrian president issued a dire warning that any Western military intervention could lead to "regional war" and would harm "the interests of France". "Whoever accuses must provide proof. We have challenged the United States and France to provide the slightest proof. (US President Barack) Obama and (French president Franois) Hollande have been incapable (of doing so) even to their own people," Assad told French newspaper Le Figaro in an exclusive interview.
  • Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?

    08/28/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies ^ | 28/08/2013 | Youssef Bodansky
    There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the August 21, 2013, chemical strike in the Damascus suburbs was indeed a pre-meditated provocation by the Syrian opposition. The extent of US foreknowledge of this provocation needs further investigation because available data puts the horror of the Barack Obama White House in a different and disturbing light. On August 13-14, 2013, Western-sponsored opposition forces in Turkey started advance preparations...
  • 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...
  • The Al-Qa'ida Connection (UK Cop Killer)

    01/15/2003 4:31:16 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 319+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-16-2003 | Jason Bennetto/Ian Hebert
    The al-Qa'ida connectionPolice killer alleged to be 'key' terror suspect wanted over chemical attack plot By Jason Bennetto and Ian Herbert 16 January 2003 The terror suspect who stabbed to death a police officer in Manchester is alleged to be a "key" al-Qa'ida member who was wanted by MI5 for plotting chemical attacks in Britain. Yesterday the police set up an inquiry to examine a series of apparent security and intelligence blunders that led to the murder of Detective Constable Stephen Oake. DC Oake's widow, Lesley, spoke of her "total devastation" at the death of her husband. The couple had...
  • Qaeda eyed chemical hit on U.S. base in Spain

    05/03/2005 4:28:13 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 619+ views ^ | May 3, 2005 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - An al Qaeda cell based in France planned a chemical attack on a U.S. naval base in Rota, Spain, newspaper ABC reported on Tuesday. Algerian Said Arif, extradited to France from Syria last year, has admitted his cell was plotting a chemical attack on the southern Spanish base controlled by the United States since 1953, the Spanish daily reported. The paper said Arif was considered a lieutenant of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq. Zarqawi himself was accused of planning a chemical attack last year in his native Jordan, which authorities thwarted. Arif was...
  • Prosecutor: Pakistani sought to aid terror (NY trial)

    11/09/2005 7:44:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK - A Pakistani man went on trial Wednesday on charges alleging he agreed to help an al-Qaida operative planning a chemical attack against Americans sneak into the United States. Uzair Paracha, 25, is accused of agreeing to support the plot during meetings with two al-Qaida operatives and his father, a businessman held at Guantanamo Bay. "This trial is about the defendant's role in helping al-Qaida penetrate this country and attack the United States from within its own borders," Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Bruce said in his opening statement. Bruce said Paracha was trying to help Majid Khan, an...
  • U.S. to Extradite American to Iraq; Accused of Plotting Chemical Weapons Attack with Zarqawi

    02/09/2006 4:00:12 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 214+ views
    The United States is attempting to hand over to Iraq a man suspected of plotting a chemical weapons attack with leading al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday (see GSN, Dec. 16, 2005). The United States also claims Shawqi Omar followed foreigners for potential kidnapping and acted as Zarqawis personal emissary with Iraqi insurgent groups. Omar, who has dual U.S. and Kuwaiti citizenship, was captured in October 2004 by U.S. forces and held without being charged with a crime for 15 months (Agence France-Presse/Khaleej Times, Feb. 9).
  • Attack in Russia poisons shoppers

    12/26/2005 4:53:18 AM PST · by rhainw · 92 replies · 8,013+ views
    Sky News UK ^ | 26-12-2005 | SKY NEWS
    At least 78 people have become ill in a gas attack on a store in St Petersburg, Russia. Dozens of people, suffering breathing difficulties and sickness, have been taken to hospital. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the shop, belonging to the Maksidom chain, was among four stores targeted. The mystery gas was released in one of the four stores, the Federal Security Service said. Employees in the three other stores found boxes with wires and timers, but had managed to dispose of them. The stores specialise in home goods. More to follow...
  • Vanity Thread: Reporting an odd occurrence yesterday in Houston

    10/29/2005 1:01:14 PM PDT · by kinghorse · 42 replies · 2,073+ views
    10/29/05 | kinghorse
    I experienced something weird driving around 4:30 PM CST yesterday and decided to vanity post to see if any other Houston people know about this. I was driving on the Houston West Park Tollway yesterday when it happened. I'm attempting to gather more information about before contacting authorities. If you were on this tollway in Houston yesterday, did anyone else notice the large open 30 X 30 shipping door attached to a warehouse before you get to Gessner and Beltway 8 on the right side of Westpark going west? It's got a large square aluminum or ss steel tubing assembly...

    08/05/2005 7:37:57 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 603+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | 1010 WINS
    Government scientists who want to find out how fast and far a chemical attack could move through a city will release colorless, harmless gases in subways, an office building and some of Manhattan's most crowded streets to see which way the wind blows them. Ultimately scientists hope they can produce a computerized model of air flow patterns that could help authorities decide where to evacuate people and in which direction after a bioterrorist attack. ``You can use those models to say, `What if something happened here?''' said James Allwine, an engineer with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash....
  • Chemical expert testifies in Jordan trial (Zarqawi's attempted use of Chemical Weapons)

    06/22/2005 9:55:24 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 21 replies · 1,591+ views
    AP ^ | Jun. 22, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    AMMAN, Jordan - Islamic militants planned to detonate an explosion that would have sent a cloud of toxic chemicals across Jordan, causing death, blindness and sickness, a chemical expert testified in a military court Wednesday. Col. Najeh al-Azam was giving evidence in the trial of 13 men who are alleged to have planned what would have been the world's first chemical attack by the al-Qaida terror group. The accused include al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu-Musab Al-Zarqawi, and three other fugitives who are being tried in absentia. Jordanian security services foiled the plot in April last year. Jordanian officials say that...
  • Large-Scale US Withdrawal From Fallujah, Use Of Sarin Gas Speculated (, Canada)

    02/17/2005 12:26:09 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 2,451+ views, Canada ^ | Feb 16, 2005 | Omar Al-Faris et al
    A large number of US troops were observed leaving Fallujah on Tuesday, with speculation that the withdrawal was due to Sunday night's attack by Mujahideen who reportedly fired rockets loaded with Sarin gas at a nearby US base. Dozens of US vehicles loaded with American troops were seen leaving Fallujah on Tuesday morning, heading for the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. In a report filed at 4:25pm Mecca time Tuesday afternoon, the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam reported from International Highway 1, saying that hat he had witnessed more than 90 US vehicles including tanks, and armored vehicles, being transported on giant...
  • 2nd Terror Group in Italy Jailed

    03/04/2002 1:58:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 440+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/04/02 | NEWS WIRE SERVICES
    ROME Italian investigators are looking into a second ring of suspected terrorists who may have been plotting a chemical weapons assault on Rome. An Algerian, a Pakistani, a Tunisian and three Iraqis were arrested in early morning raids Friday. A group of Moroccans was arrested last month with a map of the U.S. Embassy and large quantities of a cyanide compound that experts say could have been turned into a deadly gas. The ring busted Friday is thought to be completely independent of the Moroccans, officials said, although both likely have ties to Al Qaeda's network of terror. Investigators said ...
  • Lawyer says he gave phone taps to U.S. (US Chemical Attack)

    06/09/2004 12:17:16 PM PDT · by kattracks · 58 replies · 2,739+ views
    AP ^ | 6/09/04 | AIDAN LEWIS
    <p>ROME (AP) -- An Italian prosecutor said Wednesday he had provided U.S. authorities with transcripts of phone calls between terror suspects, including one that reportedly refers to a woman ready to carry out a chemical attack in the United States.</p>
  • The moment the government could have been wiped out. UK

    05/20/2004 1:14:47 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies · 426+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Thu 20 May 2004 | RASER NELSON AND JAMES KIRKUP
    A TOTAL ban on visitors to the House of Commons is being demanded by some MPs after protesters infiltrated its VIP gallery yesterday and one threw flour bombs which struck Tony Blair. In the biggest Westminster security lapse since the 1979 assassination of Airey Neave, protesters managed to obtain tickets for front-row seats which placed them within striking distance of the Prime Minister. Although they only stained Mr Blairs jacket with purple flour, their tactics mirrored that of a potential biochemical attack which the Prime Ministers officials consider the greatest threat to his life. Mr Blair was jousting with Michael...
  • Official: al-Qaida Seeks Chemical Strike

    05/19/2004 2:19:56 AM PDT · by Kerberos · 11 replies · 181+ views ^ | May 18, 8:43 PM (ET) | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The top intelligence official at the Homeland Security Department, worried about an increased risk of attack in coming months, says al-Qaida wants to strike on U.S. soil with something other than a conventional explosive - perhaps with a chemical or biological weapon. Retired Lt. Gen. Patrick Hughes said in an Associated Press interview that America has gotten better at predicting and safeguarding itself against attacks since Sept. 11, 2001. But Hughes said he fears that new terrorists "are being made every single day on the streets of the Middle East." As Homeland Secretary Tom Ridge prepares to...
  • France: 2 men suspected of terror ties detained

    05/15/2004 6:44:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 170+ views
    AP Wire | May 15 2004 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU/AP
    PARIS -- Counterintelligence agents have arrested two Algerians suspected of ties to a dismantled network accused of planning a chemical attack, judicial officials said. The men, whose names were not disclosed, were placed under investigation - one step short of being charged, the officials said Friday. They were arrested on Monday in the Paris region. The arrests stemmed from a French investigation into a network that allegedly was preparing attacks with toxic gas against Russian interests in France, officials have said. One of the two was described as an important member of the cell who made frequent trips to Spain....
  • Jordanian Militants Shown Confessing on State TV

    04/26/2004 1:53:03 PM PDT · by TexKat · 53 replies · 419+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/04 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    AMMAN, Jordan (Reuters) - Jordanian state television aired Monday what it said were confessions by captured militants tied to al Qaeda who said they had planned deadly chemical attacks that could have killed thousands of people. Authorities had already reported the plot earlier this month, but the confessions shown on a prime-time broadcast provided further details of the planned attacks. The arrested militants, who included Syrians, said they were ordered by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, accused by Washington of being a top al Qaeda supporter, to attack targets that included the heavily fortified U.S. embassy and intelligence headquarters. The head of...

    03/11/2004 1:48:31 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 211 replies · 490+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 11 March, 2001 | Skynews
    According to the Al Qaeda letter sent to Al Quds in London claiming responsibility for the Spanish bombings a huge operation targeting the USA is 90 percent ready. IT was stated, "Operation Winds of Black Death is in its final preparation." This was just reported on the live broadcast. No link yet.
  • Need Freeper Help Finding Chemical Attack Info In U.S.

    11/23/2003 9:42:16 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 14 replies · 135+ views
    11-23-03 | my favorite headache
    There was a story from a month ago about a muslim walking into a bank and spraying a chemical agent and people getting sick. Can someone post this link to me on this thread and maybe a reason why the story was buried? Thanks
  • Report: Palestinians able to carry out chemical attack

    10/30/2003 10:44:04 AM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Palestinian terror organizations have the ability to carry out a chemical attack in Israel, but have refrained from doing so to date due to the repercussions of such an attack, a senior Israeli security official said this week. "It is not a problem for terror organizations to attain chemical materials, and they are aware of the advantages of such an attack, but on the other hand [they know] it would be considered breaking all the rules of the game," the official said at a briefing. He noted that such an attack could kill hundreds or thousands of people, as opposed...
  • Is Europe Prepared for the Inevitable? (Chemical attack)

    09/08/2003 10:48:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | September 08 2003
    A simulated chemical attack on the London Underground system this weekend tested Britain's terror response teams. With experts forecasting European targets in the future, are other capitals prepared for the worst? If the worlds perception had not changed so radically since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States two years ago, the scenes in London on Sunday could have easily been mistaken for those from a disaster movie. In a different time, observers might have looked on with mild interest as hundreds of fire and ambulance staff, backed up by heavily armed police officers in protective suits, carried...
  • Chemical Attack May Come Soon; Experts Say Troops Ready

    03/29/2003 12:23:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 181+ views ^ | 3/28/03 | Steve Brown
    ( - Current intelligence confirms what many have feared from the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The use of chemical weapons against coalition forces appears likely, perhaps even imminent. Information obtained from Iraqi POWs and electronic surveillance revealed the movement of chemical weapons to the Medina Division of Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard dug in south of Baghdad, Army Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy director of operations at CENTCOM, told reporters Friday. "Orders have been given that at a certain point, chemical weapons might be used," Brooks said. "We've seen chemical protective equipment in a number of areas south of where...
  • U.S. projecting chemical weapons attack by elite Iraqi units

    03/24/2003 9:55:23 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 10 replies · 245+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 24 March, 2003
    U.S. projecting chemical weapons attack by elite Iraqi units SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMMonday, March 24, 2003 U.S. officials said some of the elite Iraqi units deployed around Baghdad have been equipped with chemical weapons. They said the Republican Guard has established a command and control infrastructure for the use of nonconventional weapons. The U.S. military command is bracing for chemical weapons attacks by the Republican Guard units. Officials reported the discovery of what they believer are two chemical weapons facilities in Iraq. The facilities were located in the Shi'ite-populated cities of Karbala and Najaf. They were believed to have...
  • FNC reports chemi-drone crashed near Marine Base

    03/20/2003 2:40:26 AM PST · by oioiman · 77 replies · 485+ views
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  • Chemical/Biological Warfare for Dummies

    03/18/2003 6:32:39 PM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies · 508+ views
    Unknown | 03/13/2003 | Unknown
    Words of Wisdom From An Armor Master by SFC Red Thomas (Ret) Reproduction and distribution is authorized and encouraged. Since the media has decided to scare everyone with predictions of chemical, biological, or nuclear warfare on our turf I decided to write a paper and keep things in their proper perspective. I am a retired military weapons, munitions, and training expert. Lesson number one: In the mid 1990s there were a series of nerve gas attacks on crowded Japanese subway stations. Given perfect conditions for an attack less than 10% of the people there were injured. 60 Minutes once had...
  • Saddam's Chemical Attack-- How do we respond?

    03/17/2003 8:42:00 AM PST · by sonofatpatcher2 · 37 replies · 273+ views
    CNN ^ | 3-17-03 | sonofatpatcher2
    <p>CNN reported Pentagon sources say Iraq Chatter leads one to suspect they may use chemical weapons.</p>
  • US warns that bioterror attack is inevitable

    01/26/2003 6:59:45 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 169 replies · 797+ views
    Financial Times ^ | Jan. 26, 2003 | Brian Groom in Davos
    The US warned on Sunday night that a bioterrorist attack that could kill thousands was inevitable and urged industrial and developing nations to spend tens of billions of dollars more to gear up medical systems to cope with the threat. "There is going to be an attack. Whether it is in western Europe, the US, Africa, Asia or wherever, you have got to anticipate that there is going to be a bioterrorism attack and the only way to defend yourself is by getting prepared," said Tommy Thompson, health secretary. In an interview with the Financial Times, he said the wave...
  • London to be evacuated in case of terror attack

    12/29/2002 6:29:49 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 252+ views
    The Times of India ^ | December 29 2002 | PTI
    LONDON: Britain will arm itself with new legislation to allow police and military to evacuate or quarantine by force large parts of London and other cities in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack. The special powers are likely to form part of a "civil contingencies" Bill to be published shortly. According to the Ministry of Defence, a new 7,000-strong Civil Contingency Reaction Force, to be deployed next year to 14 regions around the UK, would have the option of carrying arms. Live ammunition could be used in major cases of unrest. A "semi-live" test of London's ability to handle...
  • Israel Inoculates, Prepares for Worst

    09/22/2002 8:06:03 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 203+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/23/02 | Limbacher
    Israel isn't waiting for the shooting to start, they're gearing up to meet everything from a chemical and biological attack by Iraq, to scud missiles raining down in their cities. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv has already begun inoculating emergency workers against an outbreak of smallpox and the company that builds air filtration devices has reported a 300 percent jump in sales, according to the Yediot Ahronot newspaper. Moreover, bottled water companies say sales are up by 25 percent. Even sales of tranquilizer are booming. Israel's deputy defense minister, Weizman Shiri, said Israel...