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  • US claims of Assad’s chemical weapons are lies – Pushkov

    06/14/2013 2:37:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    RT ^ | 6/14/2013
    A senior Russian MP holds that the recent White House statement of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government is as false as the notorious reports about Iraqi WMDs. “The data about Assad’s use of chemical weapons is fabricated by the same facility that made up the lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Obama is walking George W. Bush’s path,” the head of the Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee Aleksey Pushkov tweeted. The Russian MP was referring to the 2003 invasion in Iraq prompted by the US and UK claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction that...
  • BBC Video: Private notice question on Syria ( British -- Questions to the Foreign Minister)

    12/07/2012 1:45:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2012/12/04 16:05:31
    Private notice question on Syria Any use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own people would be "abhorrent and universally condemned", Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi has said.***************************************Video att Website.
  • Clinton offers more U.S. help as Libya battles militias

    09/24/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 24 Sept 2012 | By Andrew Quinn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered Libya more help on Monday as it seeks to rein in militias, stressing that Washington will remain a firm partner despite this month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. ...snip... A senior U.S. official said Clinton reviewed U.S. assistance to Libya as it works to secure chemical weapons and other dangerous armaments and to crack down on armed militia groups that have sprung up since the ouster of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. "The secretary offered to intensify our support and help for the Libyan government in all...
  • Pirates Die From Possible Chemical Weapons on Iranian Ship

    07/16/2009 5:46:26 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 32 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Digital Journal ^ | 14 July 2009 | Christopher Szabo
    Pirates who hijacked an Iranian ship have become sick and some have died after coming into contact with the ships’ cargo. The 40 pirates hijacked the M.V. Deyanat in the Gulf of Aden. The Sunday Times reported that the pirates became ill, suffered apparent skin burns and lost hair. The Director of the East African Seafarer’s Assistance Programme, Andrew Mwangira, said We don’t know exactly how many, but the information that I am getting is that some of them had died. There is something very wrong about that ship. The ship, which is owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran...
  • PALESTINIANS CLAIM WMD CAPABILITY ~~ 20 types of weapons after three yr development....really????

    06/26/2006 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies · 2,122+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 26, 2006 | FrontPageMagazine staff
    The Fatah terrorist faction has claimed the capability of chemical and biological weapons and has threatened Israel with a WMD attack, according to the Jerusalem Post. Leaflets distributed in the Gaza Strip state that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade has spent the last three years developing the capabilty, the start of which seems oddly coincidental to the fall of Saddam Hussein (via Reliapundit):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...
  • U.S. puts sanctions on Chinese firms for aiding Tehran

    12/27/2005 5:20:48 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 89 replies · 1,458+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 27, 2005 | By Bill Gertz
    Several Chinese companies involved in selling missile goods and chemical-arms materials to Iran have been hit with U.S. sanctions, Bush administration officials said yesterday. The sanctions cover six Chinese government-run companies, two Indian firms and one Austrian company, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The penalties have been under consideration since April and were approved by Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick within the past several weeks. An announcement will be published in the U.S. government's Federal Register in the next several days -- and perhaps as early as today, the officials said.
  • Cryptic Al Qaeda Tapes Hinted at Attacks

    05/29/2002 10:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/30/02 | JOHN TAGLIABUE
    ARIS, May 29 — Italian and German investigators have disclosed fresh information suggesting that hints of an attack involving aircraft and the United States were more widespread among European law enforcement agencies before Sept. 11 than previously suspected.The disclosures come after weeks in which the Bush administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which announced a shake-up today, have come under sharp criticism that they did not pay sufficient heed to signs of Al Qaeda plots in the United States that may have alerted them to the Sept. 11 attacks.A Central Intelligence Agency spokesman said today that before Sept....
  • U.S. Finds Suspected Iraq Chemical Plant

    03/23/2003 5:59:12 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 31 replies · 354+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 23, 2003 | Matt Kelley
    WASHINGTON - U.S. troops have found a suspected chemical factory in Iraq and officials were trying to determine late Sunday whether it was involved in making chemical weapons, U.S. officials said. The plant is near the city of An Najaf, which U.S. troops reached Sunday on a push to Baghdad, the officials said. President Bush and other U.S. officials say ridding Saddam Hussein's regime of chemical and biological weapons is the main objective of the war. Saddam's government denies it has any chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or programs to produce them. Asked at a news conference in Qatar Sunday...
  • Explosion levels suspected chemical weapons building in Baghdad; fighting erupts in Fallujah

    04/26/2004 2:54:03 PM PDT · by demlosers · 10 replies · 211+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/26/2004 | Bassem Mroue
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suspected chemical weapons warehouse exploded in flames Monday moments after U.S. troops broke in, killing two soldiers and wounding five. Jubilant Iraqis swarmed over the Americans' charred Humvees, waving looted machine guns, a bandolier and a helmet. In Fallujah, U.S. troops battled insurgents in the latest violation of a tentative cease-fire for the besieged city. One Marine and eight insurgents were killed. Marines fought Sunni guerrillas around a mosque in Fallujah's Jolan district, a poor neighborhood where insurgents are concentrated. Helicopter gunships joined the battle, which sent heavy black smoke over the city. Tank fire demolished...
  • The U.S. Relationship With Saddam--Fantasy vs. Reality(Must read)

    01/13/2004 9:04:41 AM PST · by finnman69 · 24 replies · 731+ views
    darrenkaplan.net ^ | 1/13/04 | Darren Kaplan
    The U.S. Relationship With Saddam--Fantasy vs. Reality It is an article of faith among certain members of the left that "we helped to create Saddam." What does this mean exactly? What is the U.S. being accused of and why are the alleged U.S. sins so great? Today, I review the lengthy and complicated history of the U.S. relationship with Saddam Hussein. Did we help to arm Saddam? Not really, while some U.S. arms sales were made to Saddam during the Iran-Iraq war, U.S. conventional arms sales pale in comparison to those of other countries, particularly those of the U.S.S.R., France...
  • Early tests show deadly ricin in Senate mailroom

    02/02/2004 6:42:40 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 29 replies · 196+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 2/4/04 | N/A
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Preliminary tests on a white, powdery substance found in the mailroom of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist indicate the presence of the deadly substance ricin, a Homeland Security official said Monday.</p> <p>A U.S. Capitol police spokeswoman said the department is investigating the matter but would not comment on the substance found, saying only that preliminary tests were positive for a "hazardous substance."</p>
  • U.S. Tests Show No Traces of WMD in Iraqi Shells

    01/18/2004 8:39:01 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 44 replies · 301+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/18/04 | Limbacher
    A fourth round of tests conducted on mortar shells found in Iraq 10 days ago by Danish troops has determined that they did not contain chemical weapons, contradicting field tests by British and Danish experts last week. The results of the latest evaluation by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in Idaho were announced Sunday by the Danish Army Operational Command. The results mirrored findings late last week by a U.S.-led Iraq Survey Group, which was dispatched to the site in Basra after the British and Danish tests indicated that the shells contained a form of...
  • NOW KHADAFY CLOSING IN ON NUKE CAPABILITY: SHARON

    09/08/2002 1:18:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 383+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/08/02 | URI DAN
    <p>LIBYA'S Colonel Moammar Khadafy has been secretly developing nuclear-weapons capability and may acquire it before Iraq.</p> <p>Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon disclosed this less-than-heartwarming news in interviews before last week's Rosh Hashanah holiday weekend.</p> <p>But he added, "Israel may be the best-prepared country in the world against the danger of a chemical or biological offensive."</p>
  • Large Stocks of Chemicals for Weaponized Use Discovered in Riyadh, Medina, Assir and Najran [debka]

    06/04/2003 6:58:50 AM PDT · by ewing · 21 replies · 157+ views
    DEBKAfile Anti Terrorism Security Newsletter ^ | June 4, 2003 4:42 PM | Gioria Shamis-Retired Economist Magazine Reporter
    Saudi Army, National Guard and police on emergency footing round up hundereds of Al Qaeda tribal members and associated clerics-possibly 1,000. At some hideouts in Medina, Jeddah and Riyadh gunfights erupted during the raids.Bodies of radical tribesmen and clerics were found rigged as booby traps.A six month old letter in Osama Bin Laden's handwriting was found in one pocket.
  • Saddams Son's Qusay Moves Chemical and Bio Weapons to Nuke Proof Bunker Below Baghdad

    04/03/2003 7:39:29 AM PST · by ewing · 64 replies · 255+ views
    ACSA.com ^ | April 3, 2003 | Russian Intel Contractor
    Qusay Hussein has foreswarn useof Chemical or Biological weapons 'until the last moment' due to the admission of guilt that this would represent before the world and the United Nations.According to our source, he has moved vast quantities of Chemical and Biological toxins manufactured at the now vacant Al Muthanna, Al Fallujah, and other Chemical and Biological Warfare Facilities in Northern and Central Iraq, to storage in the Underground Command Centers beneath Baghdad at Fort Saddam, protected from traditional bombing methods by their depth. (in the nuke proof chamber referenced earlier in the article)