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  • Iraqi town’s still coping with 1988 chemical attack

    03/19/2009 1:43:08 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 422+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 18, 2009 | Heath Druzin,
    HALABJA, Iraq - A cloud still hangs over Halabja. Twenty-one years after the cityÂ’s history was written in deadly vapor, the effects of one of IraqÂ’s most infamous days is evident in vacant eyes, still-abandoned farm fields, scarred bodies. On Monday, mourners sat on grave sites, mostly in ones and twos, intact families being a luxury here. They cried softly, stared into space as if still not believing their fate. "ItÂ’s been 21 years, but we feel suffering every day," said Khadija Mohammed, dabbing her eyes while leaning on the mass grave site where the bodies of her seven children...
  • Ancient Persians who gassed Romans were the first to use chemical weapons

    01/14/2009 8:37:02 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies · 968+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/14/2008
    They gassed Roman soldiers with toxic fumes 2,000 years ago, researchers have discovered. Archeologists have found the oldest evidence of chemical warfare yet after studying the bodies of 20 Roman soldiers' found underground in Syria 70 years ago. Archeologists have found the oldest evidence of chemical warfare after studying the bodies of 20 Roman soldiers Clues left at the scene revealed the Persians were lying in wait as the Romans dug a tunnel during a siege – then pumped in toxic gas – produced by sulphur crystals and bitumen – to kill all the Romans in minutes. Dr Simon James,...
  • Earmarks Backed by Hillary Clinton Putting Our Troops Lives at Risk

    12/07/2008 4:45:32 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 3 replies · 544+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | December 7, 2008 | Caotin Thurston
    Just another example of corrupt politicians putting their own bottom line ahead of America's interests. Scientists have discovered a lotion that can save the lives of U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons — a product vastly superior to the standard-issue decontamination powder. Naturally, the Defense Department wants to scrap the powder and switch to the more-effective lotion. But there's a problem: After being lobbied by the companies making the powder, several members of Congress pushed through two earmarks worth $7.6 million that forced the military for the past two years to keep buying the inferior product. The product, known as...
  • SoI arrest known Special Groups criminal in Aamel; tips lead MND-B Soldiers to caches in Baghdad

    10/24/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 4 replies · 477+ views
    Multi-National Division – Baghdad ^ | 24 October 2008 | Multi-National Division – Baghdad
    At approximately 12:10 p.m., following up on a tip provided by an Iraqi citizen, Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, seized five 155 mm rounds filled with chemical munitions and19 empty 155 mm rounds north of Baghdad.
  • 16 pirates died after handling substance on captured Iranian ship

    10/23/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 102 replies · 3,624+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 22 Oct 08 | Unknown
    LONDON — An Iranian ship captured by Somali pirates carried sealed containers of a powdery substance believed to be nuclear or chemical weapons agents. Western intelligence agencies have been monitoring the capture of the Iran Deyanat, seized by Somali pirates on Aug. 21. The cargo ship, owned and operated by the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, or IRISL, contains sealed cargo thought to be linked to the death of 16 pirates.
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • Kuwaiti Paper: Hizbullah Arming Rockets With Gas

    07/14/2008 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 169+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7-14-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) The Kuwaiti daily al-Siyasa reported today that Hizbullah has acquired the chemicals needed to make chemical weapons such as nerve gas or mustard gas from North Korean suppliers and is allegedly preparing to arm its Katyusha rockets with chemical warheads. The Kuwaiti paper also declared that the assistance of Syria and Iran was crucial for Hizbullah’s efforts. The reports were based on information provided to al-Siyasa by Syrian opposition figures in the United States.
  • Terrorism: New al-Qaeda video calls for nuclear strike

    05/27/2008 4:36:32 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 32 replies · 128+ views
    adnkronos.com ^ | 05/27/08 | adnkronos.com
    Dubai, 27 May (AKI ) - By Hamza Boccolini - A new video called "Nuclear Terrorism" has been posted on the worldwide web calling for jihadists to use nuclear or chemical weapons to strike the west. A simple jihadi propaganda video or a dangerous message to a sleeper cell in the west? That is the question raised by the video and no-one has yet claimed responsibility for it. "Strike civilians in the west without mercy using weapons of mass destruction" is one of the calls made in the 39-minute video. The question now being asked is whether the video is...
  • Munitions Pose No Danger

    05/07/2008 9:35:52 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 22 replies · 315+ views
    The News Enterprise ^ | May 7, 2008 | Staff
    Munitions pose no danger FORT KNOX — World War I-era munitions found at a construction site at Fort Knox pose no danger, Army ordnance experts determined. Construction workers at the site of the future Human Resources Center of Excellence discovered the mortar shells Friday while moving soil for a sewer system. As an additional safety measure, an expert from the Army Corps of Engineers was brought in to inspect the site and present the post with options for proper site clean up and disposal. Based on inspection findings, Col. Mark Needham, garrison commander, directed an ordnance expert be hired to...
  • CITY COPS EYE EVIL CHEM PLOT

    02/11/2003 2:47:13 AM PST · by sarcasm · 4 replies · 186+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 11, 2003 | LARRY CELONA and CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>The NYPD is on the lookout for individuals armed with "conventional or improvised weapons" who may unleash a devastating attack on the city by concealing deadly chemicals in light bulbs or fire extinguishers, The Post has learned.</p> <p>A four-page alert issued by the NYPD's counter-terrorism unit to cops over the weekend warns officers to keep their eyes peeled for "unusual conditions and activities" that may be a prelude to an attack.</p>
  • Nukes strange doings in Syria [Charles Krauthammer]

    09/23/2007 11:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 213+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | September 23, 2007 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>On Sept. 6, something important happened in northern Syria. Problem is, no one knows exactly what. Except for those few who were involved, and they're not saying.</p> <p>We do know that Israel carried out an airstrike. How then do we know it was important? Because in Israel, where leaking is an art form, even the best-informed don't have a clue. They tell me they have never seen a better-kept secret. Which suggests that whatever happened near Dayr az Zawr was no accidental intrusion into Syrian airspace, no dry run for an attack on Iran, no strike on some conventional target such as an Iranian Revolutionary Guard base or a weapons shipment on its way to Hezbollah in Lebanon.</p>
  • Joint Arlington County – Pentagon Force Protection Agency Test in Crystal City

    03/03/2008 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 11 replies · 612+ views
    Arlington Alert ^ | February 27, 2008
    There will be a joint Arlington County – Pentagon Force Protection Agency Test in Crystal City in early March,weather dependent. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives Directorate (PFPA-CBRNE), in cooperation with Arlington County, will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of a simulated chemical release in an urban area. This cooperative test – to be conducted in the Crystal City area – will provide valuable information for both Arlington County and the Pentagon’s response to a chemical attack. The Crystal City Urban Transport Study (CCUTS) will involve releasing a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and inert tracer gas that poses...
  • Ricin Possibly Found at Las Vegas Motel

    02/29/2008 3:14:39 AM PST · by maquiladora · 321 replies · 490+ views
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Preliminary tests indicate that a package found at a motel contained the toxin ricin, and seven people have been taken to hospitals, authorities said. Police were called to the Extended Stay America Motel on Thursday and retrieved a package from the motel manager that was determined to be a chemical or controlled substance, Officer Ramone Denby said. Two preliminary tests indicate it contained ricin, he said. Results from further tests by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a second local lab are expected Friday, police said. Homeland Security officials joined local police in the...
  • "Find a large cache of chemical materials south of Kirkuk" (translation)

    01/19/2008 5:44:25 AM PST · by harwood · 30 replies · 12,059+ views
    .."8 tons of...toxic agricultural chemicals belonging to the Baathist regime"
  • Is Terrorism Behind Mysterious Crop-Duster Crashes in Philippines?

    12/21/2007 4:14:34 PM PST · by Dog · 33 replies · 313+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Dec 21 2007 | Annie Jacobsen
    Five crop-duster planes have crashed on the terror-plagued island of Mindanao in a short period of time. Annie Jacobsen says that while it may feel like Mindanao is half a world away, the island’s plantations are linked to the international food supply chain. Is it time to start worrying about what’s being sprayed on your bananas? Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers by Annie Jacobsen There have been five crop-duster plane crashes on the terrorist-plagued island of Mindanao in the Philippines in a 90-day period. The most recent incident happened on December 6. Three of the five crashes occurred on...
  • Keyword list of Freerepublic threads on the Sept 6, 2007 IAF Attack on Syria ..Possible NUKES ....

    10/07/2007 11:20:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 516+ views
    FreeRepublic Indexing ^ | Oct 7, 2007 | Various
    Articles indexed to sept62007 (in order of time indexed.) Israeli official: Russia behind tension with Syria ^   Posted by knighthawk On News/Activism ^ 08/30/2007 2:14:47 PM PDT · 9 replies · 322+ views al Bawaba ^ | August 30 2007   Russia uses Syrian port to demonstrate its power in the Med  ^   Posted by sukhoi-30mki On News/Activism ^ 09/01/2007 7:34:04 AM PDT · 12 replies · 379+ views The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 31, 2007 | ALEX KOGAN   Syrian army says it fired on IAF craft violating its space ^   Posted by Nextrush On News/Activism ^ 09/06/2007 4:57:51 AM...
  • Albania and weapons of mass destruction.

    09/19/2007 3:34:12 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 102+ views
    Citizens in Defense of Defense ^ | 09/19/2007 | Argentine Firecracker
    This is a bit dated, but then, I had no idea... Did you realize that Albania is the first country to destroy its entire chemical weapons stockpile (18 tons!)?
  • 'Dozens died in Syrian-Iranian chemical weapons experiment' (WMD Iran-Syria)

    09/18/2007 11:56:25 AM PDT · by mojito · 192 replies · 3,981+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2007 | Staff
    <p>Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Magazine report that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.</p>
  • British Military tested mustard gas on Indian soldiers before WW2

    09/01/2007 8:58:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 987+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 01,2007 | Rob Evans
    Military scientists tested mustard gas on Indians · Hundreds of soldiers used in experiments · Illnesses caused by carcinogen not tracked Rob Evans Saturday September 1, 2007 The Guardian British military scientists sent hundreds of Indian soldiers into gas chambers and exposed them to mustard gas, documents uncovered by the Guardian have revealed. The Guardian understands that the British military did not check up on the Indian soldiers after the experiments to see if they developed any illnesses. It is now recognised that mustard gas can cause cancer and other diseases. Many suffered severe burns on their skin, including their...
  • TERRORISM: AL-QAEDA 'DEVELOPING NEW ARMS', REPORT

    05/07/2007 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 15 replies · 1,633+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | 7 May 2007 | AKI
    Baghdad, 7 May (AKI) - Al Qaeda in Iraq is involved in developping new arms and using new techniques to carry out its terrorist attacks, according to sources within the Iraqi insurgency, quoted by the Egyptian Islamic press agency al-Naba. According to the agency's internet site, after creating new missiles able to strike US combat helicopters with greater precision, the al-Qaeda network is seeking new methods, different from the characteristic suicide attacks or car bombs. Last week a cell of al-Qaeda active in Kurdistan reportedly tried for the first time to use a remote-controlled aircraft to carry out an attack,...
  • Iraqis killed by chlorine bombs

    03/17/2007 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Cinnamon · 63 replies · 1,564+ views
    BBC News ^ | Saturday 17 March 2007, 13:53 GMT | BBC News
    Three chlorine gas attacks in Iraq are reported to have killed eight people and left hundreds injured, including six US troops. Two of the attacks were near the city of Falluja, the third near Ramadi, west of Baghdad. Both areas are hotbeds of al-Qaeda militants. Chlorine gas can cause severe burns to the throat and lungs and can kill after only a few breaths. There were at least three such attacks in Iraq in February. 'Vomiting' The heaviest casualties were in a suicide attack on Friday evening at the entrance to a housing estate south of Falluja in which six...
  • Saddam's Cousin 'Chemical Ali': I Ordered Kurdish Villages' Destruction

    01/28/2007 1:53:20 PM PST · by Greystoke · 11 replies · 738+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 28, 2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein's cousin acknowledged on Sunday he had given orders to destroy scores of Kurdish villages and the prosecution in the so-called Anfal trial introduced two dozen documents it said incriminated members of Saddam Hussein's regime in the campaign that killed tens of thousands of Kurds in the 1980s. "All the orders given to relocate people were my decisions...
  • 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.
  • Tapes Incriminate ‘Chemical Ali’

    01/10/2007 9:29:31 AM PST · by Paddlefish · 4 replies · 566+ views
    ALJazeera.com ^ | 1/10/07
    BAGHDAD, 9 January 2007 — Saddam Hussein and his cousin Ali Hassan Al-Majid discussed how chemical weapons would exterminate thousands before unleashing them on Kurds in 1988, according to tapes played yesterday in a trial of former Iraqi officials. “I will strike them with chemical weapons and kill them all,” a voice identified by prosecutors as that of Ali Hassan, or “Chemical Ali”, is heard saying. “Who is going to say anything? The international community? Curse the international community,” the voice continued. “Yes, it’s effective, especially on those who don’t wear a mask immediately, as we understand,” a voice identified...
  • The execution of Saddam Hussein without judgment on the Anfal Genocide (Arab racism on Kurds)

    12/31/2006 11:01:15 AM PST · by PRePublic · 27 replies · 817+ views
    Kurds Media ^ | December 30, 2006
    http://www.kurdmedia.com/articles.asp?id=13821 The execution of Saddam Hussein without judgment on the Anfal Genocide Saturday, December 30, 2006 CHAK The Center of Halabja against Anfalization and Genocide of the Kurds (C.H.A.K.) regards the execution of the former dictator Saddam Hussein, without the findings of the other cases, as an absolute devaluation of the interests of the Kurdish victims. Saddam Hussein should have face justice for the crimes he committed against the Kurds, and should be sentenced for these crimes. Saddam was executed without face justice for the cleansing of the Fayili Kurds in the 1970’s and 1980’s; the Arabization of Kurd-Arab border...
  • Good riddance to evil tyrant

    12/31/2006 10:36:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 674+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 31 2006 | Piers Akerman
    AMONG contemporary tyrants, Saddam Hussein ranked among the most brutal until the dawn hanging ended his life just as the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha, the Festival of the Sacrifice, began. Not only was he responsible for the deaths of perhaps as many as two million people, including his own countrymen, he held power throughout his reign by wielding a savagely primitive tribal feudalism on a massive scale. His tools were treachery, betrayal, revenge and assassination and they kept him in power in Iraq for more than 30 years. Though the 69-year-old was executed after his...
  • The Most Brutal Dictator of our time: SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin)

    12/30/2006 4:08:43 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,640+ views
    Most brutal dictator of our time SADDAM w/ Quran, devout Muslim (just like Idi Amin) The media like to paint him as "secular". Well, let's just check some facts, Shall we? Saddam holds a Quran all the time during his trial (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9652810/ Saddam — holding a copy of the Quran he brought with him into the session and held throughout — replied quietly, “I said what I said. I am not guilty,” referring to his arguments earlier in the session). 1990 Interview on ABC's Diana Sawyer he so (ironicolly) says "The biggest sin a man can make is to forget...
  • Freeper exclusive: Weapons cache demolition causes many to be sick from exposure in Baghdad

    11/16/2006 4:54:12 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 418 replies · 21,479+ views
    private e-mails | 11/16/2006 | RaceBannon
    I just received a private e-mail from someone I know from a Marine website who has family in Iraq. There has been a weapons cache explosion that caused many, hundreds of people to be exposed to some chemical that was present in the weapons.
  • Iraq - Saddam witness describes attack

    10/30/2006 10:14:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 509+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 30, 2006
    The court trying Saddam Hussein for genocide has heard testimony from Kurdish witnesses describing alleged chemical attacks on their villages. Villagers spoke of their memories of Operation Anfal, a crackdown against Iraqi Kurds in the late 1980s. They described a smell "like rotten apples" minutes after the bombings, comparing them to "Doomsday". Testimony came after the ousted Iraqi president's defence stormed out, saying the trial could not be fair. Chief defence lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi walked out of court after requests made in an apparent end to the boycott of the genocide trial were turned down. After a heated exchange,...
  • Chemicals Find: Two In Court (Largest chemical find ever made in the UK)

    10/07/2006 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Ed Thomas · 8 replies · 721+ views
    Colne News ^ | 06/10/06
    TWO Pendle men have appeared before Pennine magistrates accused of having "a master plan" after what is believed to be a record haul of chemicals used in making home-made bombs was found in Colne. Robert Cottage (49), of Talbot Street, Colne, and David Bolus Jackson (62), of Trent Road, Nelson, made separate appearances before the court charged with being in possession of an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. The offences are under the Explosive Substances Act 1883. Both men were remanded in custody to appear at Burnley Crown Court on October 23rd. Cottage was arrested at his home on...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Paratroopers Find Suspicious Warheads and Rocket Parts in Kirkuk [Story Buried deep inside]

    04/13/2003 12:41:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 274+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2003 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    April 13, 2003 Paratroopers Find Suspicious Warheads and Rocket Parts in KirkukBy C. J. CHIVERS IRKUK, Iraq, April 12 — American paratroopers tonight discovered what they described as suspicious warheads and rocket components outside the former Iraqi governor's office here, a tantalizing but inconclusive find on the first day of a large-scale American presence in the oil capital of northern Iraq. The officers said the warheads appeared to be the lethal ends of surface-to-surface rockets, but they could not immediately determine if they were of a design prohibited by United Nations resolutions, or whether they were built to hold chemical...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 51 replies · 2,316+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • Kurdish woman curses Saddam for chemical attack

    08/23/2006 7:31:48 AM PDT · by Valin · 11 replies · 804+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/23/06 | Michael Georgy
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Cursing Saddam Hussein, a Kurdish woman told the former Iraqi leader's genocide trial on Wednesday she was horribly burned after aircraft bombed her mountain village with chemical weapons. "I lost my sight. My children lost their sight ... My house was razed to the ground. May God blind them all," said Adiba Owla Bayez, pointing at the former Iraqi president and his six co-defendants on the third day of the trial. Describing a spring evening in 1987, the 45-year-old mother of five said aircraft dropped bombs behind her house and she had immediately noticed a difference from...
  • 24 New Terror Plots Probed (Birmingham plot in 2000 w cyanide revealed)

    08/14/2006 8:42:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 994+ views
    UK Mirror ^ | Aug. 14, 2006 | Jeff Edwards And Rosa Prince
    MUSLIM terrorists are plotting a further 24 bombing outrages in the UK, Home Secretary John Reid confirmed yesterday. And he warned: "There may be more that we don't know about at all." He added that since the 7/7 attacks "four major plots have been thwarted". But he denied involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan had made Britain a target. He said: "We now think the first al-Qaeda plot preceded our intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan and actually preceded 9/11. "It was in Birmingham back in 2000." Police said terror cells are stockpiling a range of weapons, including bombs which spray cyanide...
  • Belgian doctor: Israel using chemical weapons (in Lebanon)

    07/21/2006 1:29:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 126 replies · 4,105+ views
    Expatica ^ | July 21, 2006
    BRUSSELS — The Israeli military is using chemical weapons during its bombing of Lebanon, a Belgian-Lebanese professor claimed during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday.The press conference was organised by the secretary of the Tripoli archbishop, Monsignor Jean Abboud. The Belgian professor of Lebanese origin, Bachir Cham, is the head of a hospital in Lebanon."The bodies don't look like they normally do. After an explosion there were no traces of blood loss or subcutaneous haemorrhages [bruises]," Cham said via mobile phone direct from Beirut."The hair and sometimes the beard and the moustache remained intact. I found no traces of...
  • Munitions Found in Iraq Meet WMD Criteria, Official Says

    06/29/2006 7:48:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 58 replies · 2,527+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2006 – The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today. "These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee. The Chemical Weapons Convention is an arms control agreement which outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons. It was signed in 1993 and entered into force in 1997. The munitions found...
  • Chem warfare claimed in showdown at Gaza

    06/29/2006 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 948+ views
    WND ^ | 30 June 2006
    Has chemical warfare erupted in the Middle East? A spokesman for Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip say they fired a rocket tipped with a chemical warhead at Israel. "The Al Aqsa Brigades have fired one rocket with a chemical warhead" at southern Israel, Abu Qusai said, according to Reuters. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement. There was no immediate comment on the claim from the Israeli army, except a military spokeswoman saying there was no detection that any such rocket was fired, nor any report of it striking territory...
  • Gaza militants say fired chemical-tipped warhead

    06/28/2006 6:42:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 318 replies · 14,405+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | June 29, 2006
    Excerpt - GAZA, June 29 (Reuters) - A spokesman for gunmen in the Gaza Strip said they had fired a rocket tipped with a chemical warhead at Israel early on Thursday. The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the claim by the spokesman from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement. ~ snip ~
  • Palestinians: Chemical warfare if Israel invades Gaza

    06/27/2006 2:48:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies · 2,966+ views
    WND ^ | June 26, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – If Israel launches a ground assault in the Gaza Strip, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group will attack Israelis with chemical and biological weapons the group has developed, according to a pamphlet distributed yesterday by the Brigades. But sources in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, speaking on condition of anonymity, said while the group is attempting to acquire biological and chemical agents, their current capabilities in the field still are mostly primitive. "With the help of Allah, we are pleased to say that we succeeded in developing over 20 different types of biological and chemical weapons, this...
  • Dear Alan Colmes: You know squat about mustard gas.

    06/25/2006 6:10:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 2,845+ views
    National Review ^ | 6-24-06 | Jim Geraphty
    Alan Colmes, last night: “Jim Angle, who reported this for FOX News, quotes a defense official who says these were pre-1991 weapons that could not have been fired as designed because they’d already been degraded ..." Here's what you find when you do some digging on the Internet about mustard gas: a letter from two United Nations weapons inspectors to the President of the Security Council from 1999: " a dozen mustard-filled shells were recovered at a former CW storage facility in the period 1997-1998. The chemical sampling of these munitions, in April 1998, revealed that the mustard was still...
  • Al-Aksa claims biological-chemical capabilities

    06/25/2006 12:37:11 PM PDT · by debg · 65 replies · 1,089+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 25, 2006 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Aksa Martyrs' Brigades group announced on Sunday that it its members have succeeded in manufacturing chemical and biological weapons to be used against Israel. In a leaflet distributed in the Gaza Strip, the group, which belongs to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, said the weapons were the result of an effort that has lasted for three years.
  • 2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage

    06/22/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jveritas · 210 replies · 12,375+ views
    March 2003 UN Iraq WMD Report ^ | June 22 2006 | jveritas
    Since the story broke yesterday about finding 500 Shells of Chemical Weapons in Iraq, shells that contain Sulfur Mustard Gas or Sarin Gas, the Left and their media were quick to dismiss this extremely important find by using the lame excuse that these Chemical weapons Shells were produced before 1991 and hence its not effective anymore because it has much lower quality”. However in March 2003 UN report about Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction there is the following on page 77 (Page 79 of the pdf file), paragraph 1 of the report http://www.un.org/Depts/unmovic/documents/6mar.pdf : “ The Sulfur Mustard contained in...
  • No Mention of WMD Documents on ABC News Tonight

    06/22/2006 4:16:11 PM PDT · by StJacques · 23 replies · 839+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 22, 2006 | Self
    I am posting this observation of the ABC Evening News, which has just concluded its evening broadcast here in the Central Time zone, without any mention of what I, and I suspect many of you, view as one of the major news stories of this day -- the revelations surrounding the discovery of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq. I believe that ABC News's failure to do this is news in and of itself. I watched carefully this evening to see if, either as a stand-alone story or within its reporting of the Senate Debate on Iraq policy, whether...
  • Chemical weapons: Buried in the backyard

    06/22/2006 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Belasarius · 11 replies · 1,505+ views
    Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ^ | September/October 2001 | Jonathan B. Tucker
    In the northwest corner of the District of Columbia, sandwiched between the Potomac River and the Maryland state line, is an affluent enclave of elegant homes and tree-lined streets known as Spring Valley. This neighborhood is home to some 13,000 people, including members of Washington's political and financial elite. The 660-acre community includes approximately 1,200 houses valued at between $600,000 and $1 million, along with the campus of American University, schools, churches, a hospital, foreign embassies, and a theological seminary. Beyond its reputation as a quiet, upscale neighborhood, Spring Valley has a less desirable attribute: It is the only residential...
  • Santorum Announcement Newly Declassified Info Concerning Chemical Weapons Discovered in Iraq

    06/21/2006 4:16:49 PM PDT · by outofsalt · 15 replies · 1,480+ views
    http://santorum.senate.gov ^ | 6/21/06 | Rick Santorum
    The following are the key six points contained in the unclassified overview: > Since 2003 Coalition Forces have recovered approximately 500 munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent
  • Hamas operatives working on adding toxic chemicals to bombs

    06/06/2006 12:05:22 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies · 593+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Amos Harel
    Hamas operatives in the West Bank have experimented with adding toxic chemicals to their bombs, security sources told Haaretz Monday. The sources said the experiments have involved relatively simple chemicals, and as far as is known, the organization is not yet able to integrate such agents into its bombs effectively. However, they said, Hamas' West Bank cells include several skilled bombmakers who are investing great effort in trying to upgrade their weapons.
  • UK police hunt for "dirty" chemical bomb -papers

    06/03/2006 8:23:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 523+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/03/05 | Michael Holden
    UK police hunt for "dirty" chemical bomb -papersSat Jun 3, 2006 02:39 PM BST By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorist police are hunting for a "dirty" chemical bomb that could be used in an attack in Britain after a major raid failed to uncover a device they believe exists, newspapers reported on Saturday. More than 250 officers, some wearing chemical, biological and radiological protection suits, shot one man and arrested another during a dawn raid on an east London house on Friday. Police made no official comment on the reports but said nothing suspicious had been found in...
  • U.S. Commander: Iraq Fighters Use Torture

    09/13/2005 2:52:18 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 89 replies · 5,391+ views
    AP ^ | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Army commander asserted Tuesday that extremist fighters in northern Iraq committed atrocities against civilians, including beheadings, torture and the booby-trapping of a murdered child's body. "The enemy here did just the most horrible things you can imagine _ in one case murdering a child, placing a booby trap within the child's body and waiting for the parent to come recover the body of their child and exploding it to kill the parents; beheadings and so forth," McMaster said in an interview from Tal Afar with reporters at the Pentagon. His comments came two days after the...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 05-23-2006

    05/23/2006 10:51:13 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 295+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-23-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Despite all the efforts to hide We know Iraq sought cyanide We fell for their tricks (and so did Hans Blix) who knows what we'd find if we TRIED!