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  • 'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

    02/13/2018 8:59:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose
    In recent weeks, rescue workers, aid groups and the United States have accused Syria of repeatedly using chlorine gas, which it possesses legally for uses such as water purification, as a chemical weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib. France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has struggled to wield influence on Syria. Critics who accuse Macron of inaction say he has not given a clear definition of whether use of chlorine would for him constitute a chemical attack. On Tuesday, the vice-president of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, volunteer force said France should stop talking...
  • Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area

    12/13/2016 6:12:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Palmyra: 'Chemical gas attack' hits IS-held Syrian area 12 December 2016 Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes and a suspected gas attack near the Syrian city of Palmyra, monitoring groups say. The targeted area is controlled by the so-called Islamic State group and has been under heavy bombardment from government-aligned forces. Dozens of people are said to have been killed during the combined assaults. IS members recaptured the city on Sunday, hours after Russian air strikes appeared to have driven them back. Sources in Hama province reported seeing dead bodies with no visible injuries, according to the...
  • Trio faces sentencing for chemical weapons cache

    01/07/2004 2:02:18 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 5 replies · 118+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2004
    TYLER - Three people face sentencing as early as next month for their involvement in the stockpiling of chemical weapons in East Texas, which some authorities believe may have been part of a domestic terrorism plot. William Krar, 62, of Noonday, pleaded guilty in November to one count of possessing a dangerous chemical weapon after investigators discovered the components needed to make lethal cyanide gas at a storage facility he rented with his common-law wife, Judith Bruey. Bruey, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess illegal weapons. Edward Feltus, 56, of New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting...
  • Syria says yes to Russia-inspired chemical weapon deal

    09/10/2013 5:24:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Syria on Tuesday said the government would take the deal proposed by Russia to turn over its chemical weapons cache to international control, the nation’s foreign minister said. “[Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Serge[y] Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative,” said Walid Muallem, the foreign minister, in a statement reported by Russian news and picked up by USA Today
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Report: NKorea discussed chemical arms technology with Syria(mount chem warhead on missiles)

    11/26/2007 5:27:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 437+ views
    AP ^ | 11/26/07
    Report: NKorea discussed chemical arms technology with Syria AP - Monday, November 26 TOKYO - North Korean experts discussed how to load chemical weapons onto missiles when they met with officials in Syria during a secret visit to the country earlier this month, a Japanese newspaper said Monday. Damascus invited the experts for their advice as part of Syria's drive to develop its short-range "Scud C" missiles, the conservative Sankei newspaper said, citing unidentified individuals familiar with Middle East affairs. The testing has been halted since July after one of the surface-to-surface missiles exploded at a military complex near the...
  • Salahaldin Al-Ayoubi Brigades Claim To Have Launched Missiles Loaded With Chemicals (Video)

    01/13/2007 8:19:43 PM PST · by Historix · 21 replies · 1,256+ views
    The Salahaldin Al-Ayoubi Brigades, the military wing of JAMI, Al Jabha Al-Islamiyya l'il-Muqawama Al-'Iraqiyya, announced via Islamist websites that today, January 10, 2007, it had fired four missiles loaded with chemicals at a U.S. base near Samara, Iraq. The organization posted a film showing militants wearing gas masks and filling the missiles with a liquid which the organization claims are chemicals. Below are images from the film.
  • Drug Warriors Push Eye-Eating Fungus

    06/07/2006 4:58:25 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 47 replies · 1,294+ views
    In These Times ^ | June 6, 2006
    Drug Warriors Push Eye-Eating Fungus USA -- Why are members of Congress advocating the use of a dangerous crop-killer in Columbia? On April 16, the New York Times ran a full-page ad from contact lens producer Bausch and Lomb, announcing the recall of its “ReNu with MoistureLoc” rewetting solution, and warning the 30 million American wearers of soft contact lenses about Fusarium keratitis. This infection, first detected in Asia, has rapidly spread across the United States. It is caused by a mold-like fungus that can penetrate the cornea of soft contact lens wearers, causing redness and pain that can lead...
  • Dutch to prosecute man for allegedly supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals [Halabja]

    12/07/2004 4:20:15 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,560+ views ^ | 12-07-04 | Toby Sterling
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) Prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge a Dutch chemicals dealer as an accomplice to genocide for supplying Saddam Hussein with lethal chemicals used in the 1988 chemical attack on a Kurdish town that killed an estimated 5,000 civilians. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor's office said the suspect, who was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday, will face charges ''for violating the laws of war and involvement in genocide.'' Prosecutors said Frans van Anraat, a 62-year-old chemicals dealer, had been a suspect since 1989, when he was arrested in Milan, Italy, at the request of the...
  • N. Korea:I Participated In Chemical Weapon's Testing On Humans(interview,many details)

    06/11/2004 5:54:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 317+ views
    Futurekorea ^ | 06/11/04 | Kim bom-su
    /start my translation I Participated In Chemical Weapon's Testing On Humans (S. Korean) Government to block the attempt to publicize the N. Korean human experiment -- N. Korean defector Mr. Chung's overseas travel banned. On June 8th, the BBC documentary film, "Access to Evil", which aired in last February, was shown at both chambers of legislature in Washington D.C.. This program vividly uncovered the N. Korean human experiment of chemical weapons, using the testimonies of N. Korean defector(s). It evoked a great reaction in Europe and America. Last month, it was awarded ' the 2004 documentary award of the year'...
  • Local Man Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon -Chemist Is Former U.S. Army Employee

    05/17/2003 3:03:02 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Local Man Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon Chemist Is Former U.S. Army Employee KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An Independence man has been charged with possessing a chemical weapon, but prosecutors won't say what he allegedly may have planned to do with the potassium cyanide. The chemical was discovered in his apartment in February, authorities said. A federal grand jury in Kansas City indicted Hessam Ghane, 53. He's a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran who holds a doctorate in chemistry, KMBC's Peggy Breit reported. The indictment was unsealed Friday, when Ghane was arrested and made his first appearance in...
  • East Texas man with cyanide cache gets 11 years

    05/05/2004 1:31:46 PM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 307+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2004, 6:43AM | By THOMAS KOROSEC
    TYLER -- An itinerate gun dealer caught with a cache of poison gas, machine guns and other weapons in an East Texas storage facility was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 years in federal prison. But William J. Krar's motives, and those of his common-law wife, Judith Bruey, remain unknown to federal officials, who cast the case as a victory against domestic terrorism. "To the extent there was any plot to use these weapons, that plot was thwarted," said U.S. Attorney Matthew Orwig of the Eastern District of Texas. The couple has given only limited statements to investigators since their...
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • Suspected chemical warhead found in Kirkuk

    04/12/2003 10:02:42 AM PDT · by knak · 46 replies · 367+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/12/03 | Thomas Nybo
    <p>This suspected chemical warhead discovered at an air base near Kirkuk, Iraq, is marked with a green band, which sources said is the symbol for chemical weaponry.</p> <p>KIRKUK, Iraq (CNN) -- Weapons experts were called Saturday to an occupied northern Iraqi air base in Kirkuk to determine if a warhead discovered there is laden with a chemical agent.</p>
  • Does Anthrax Scare You More Than Driving?

    03/17/2003 7:55:34 PM PST · by Violette · 89 replies · 244+ views
    The Conservative Truth ^ | 11/4/01 | Tom Barrett
    SWEAT NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. I often deliberately mis-quote the Bible verse "Let not your heart be troubled..." as "Sweat not..." because it puts this comforting thought in everyday language. We hear, "Don’t sweat it," or "Don’t sweat the small stuff," nearly every day. It turns out that anthrax and many of the other "weapons of mass destruction" the news media is obsessed with may indeed be small stuff. Don’t forget that the main goal of the media is not to inform you. It is to keep you glued to the boob tube or reading their newspapers so they...