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  • Billion dollar nightmare looms as Obama refuses to rule out holding 9/11 terror trials in NYC

    02/08/2010 8:32:51 AM PST · by pissant · 35 replies · 860+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/8/10 | Ken Bazinet
    The feds may still try the 9/11 terror thugs near Ground Zero, President Obama said yesterday, shocking critics. "I have not ruled it out, but I think it's important for us to take into account the practical, logistical issues involved," Obama told CBS News anchor Katie Couric. "I mean, if you have a city that is saying no, and a police department that is saying no, and a mayor that is saying no, that makes it difficult," Obama acknowledged. The White House asked Attorney General Eric Holder late last month to look for alternatives to a trial in Manhattan Federal...
  • White House downplays North Korea's threats

    05/27/2009 11:50:43 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 46 replies · 1,750+ views
    AP/ ^ | May 27, 2009 | AP/
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says North Korea's threats against South Korea will not give it the attention Pyongyang wants and will only add to its isolation. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday that North Korea should live up to its promises and stop its provocations against the South. Pyongyang says Seoul's decision to join an international nuclear anti-proliferation program is tantamount to a declaration of war. The North warned of military strikes and declared their 1953 armistice null and void.
  • Killing America … Twice

    06/03/2007 12:08:42 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies · 1,179+ views
    War is about breaking the enemy’s will. Having laid bare the sorry state of our brains and our guts, jihadists are now zeroing in on the will’s final piece: our hearts. That is the central lesson to be gleaned from Saturday’s news that four Muslim men have been charged with plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport, and with it much of Queens. We now learn that for radical Islamists, lovers of death, the heart is the jihad’s most coveted prize. Tear it out, and you get to kill not once but twice. So says 63-year-old ringleader, Russell...
  • Three Chlorine Gas Attacks Kill 2 Officers and Wound 350 in Anbar Province

    03/17/2007 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies · 927+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/17/07 | KIRK SEMPLE
    BAGHDAD, Sunday, March 18 — Three suicide bombers driving trucks loaded with explosives and tanks of chlorine gas detonated their payloads in Anbar Province on Friday, killing at least two Iraqi police officers and wounding or sickening more than 350 people, the American military command said Saturday. Police and hospital officials, however, said that as many as eight people had been killed. Insurgents began combining explosives with chlorine gas and other chemicals in January in an effort to sow more fear and havoc among civilians, military officials say.
  • Government Scoops NY Times

    11/04/2006 7:35:46 AM PST · by charbookguy · 2 replies · 307+ views
    New Wars ^ | Mike Burleson
    The Federal Government reveals classified nuclear materiel before the New York Times, and boy are they steaming: "Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to "leverage the Internet" to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein... Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned...
  • NYT: Saddam Was a Year Away From Atomic Bomb

    11/03/2006 6:22:46 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 37 replies · 2,259+ views
    newsbusters/NY Times ^ | November 3, 2006 | Al Brown
    Deep within the article is this astonishing paragraph [emphasis added]: Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990’s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. *****Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.*****
  • Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst (VIPs Ray McGovern)

    05/04/2006 8:36:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 117 replies · 3,866+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 5-4-06 | Shannon McCaffrey
    Protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday and one man, a former CIA analyst, accused him of lying about Iraq prewar intelligence in an unusually vociferous display of anti-war sentiment. "Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?" asked Ray McGovern, the former analyst, during a question-and-answer session. "I did not lie," shot back Rumsfeld, who waved off security guards ready to remove McGovern from the hall at the Southern Center for International Studies. With Iraq war support remaining low, it is not...
  • The Case For Iraq's WMDs, Al Qaeda Connections, And Russian Involvement

    03/25/2006 4:31:59 AM PST · by rabair · 2 replies · 514+ views ^ | March 25, 2006 | Randy
    I've set out to create a sort of information clearinghouse of post-war information on Iraq's WMDs, ties to terror groups, ties to Al Qaeda in particular, Russia providing aide to Saddam, etc. I wanted to have post with a lot of background so as newly released documents continue to roll in and get translated and liberals whine "so what, this is just one document", we can always link back to this post or find older links in it. It started out mainly just for my personal use, for when I post on developments as they come, I will always link...
  • Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?

    03/23/2006 7:21:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 96 replies · 2,437+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/23/2006 | Unknown
    March 23, 2006 — Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of five documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which the U.S. government has released. The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more. The full documents can be found on the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office Web site: Note: Document titles were added by ABC News. "U.S. War Plan Leaked to Iraqis by Russian Ambassador" Documents dated March 5-8, 2003 Two Iraqi documents dated in March 2003 — on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion — and addressed to the secretary of...
  • UN Gives Green Light for Israel, Syria, Iran War

    10/21/2005 2:42:54 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 33 replies · 1,666+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 21, 2005 | Joel Leyden
    UN Gives Green Light for Israel, Syria, Iran WarBy Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem----October 21......Israel has been living in a state of war with Syria for decades. Living under the constant threat of missile attacks from both Syria and Lebanon territory hour after passing hour. This tiny, democratic Jewish state has reached out for peace time and time again. Syria responded with Katusha rocket terror attacks across the Israel Lebanon border and the planning of Islamic terrorism inside both Israel and Lebanon. Now the UN has provided clear proof that Syria has been an open aggressor in the Middle-East...
  • can somebody answer this question ? (Ask Reddy Kilozot)

    12/12/2004 10:16:17 AM PST · by rockinrobinhehe · 64 replies · 1,630+ views
    rockinrobinhehe, "brutally killed."
    For the past 25 years when Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, why did Saddam Hussein not use those weapons of mass destruction against the US or Israel, or hand them over to the Al-Qaeda terrorists or the terrorists in the west bank, even though during the past 25 years, on and off, the following were done which angered and humiliated Saddam Hussein (1) Israel destroyed Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactors in the 80s (2) Through the Iran-Contra scandal, the US supplied arms to Iran in the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s (3) In the 90s, the US ousted Saddam...
  • Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack

    10/18/2004 8:09:25 AM PDT · by VRWCer · 49 replies · 3,157+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 13, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Kerry: I Wouldn't Respond to Nuclear Attack John Kerry told Democrats gathered in Boston two weeks ago that he defended his country as a young soldier in Vietnam and he would defend it again as president. But as Michael Dukakis' lieutenant governor, Kerry authored an executive order that said the state of Massachussetts would refuse to take part in any civil defense efforts in response to a nuclear attack on America. The presidential candidate was an ardent proponent of the nuclear freeze at the time, and viewed Cold War civil defense preparations as an attempt to delude the American people...
  • The History of Treachery (on WMD): Dem bones, Dem bones, Dem Democrat bones!

    04/19/2004 11:11:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 306+ views
    Self ^ | April 19, 2004 | Mine, Mine
    The History of Treachery: "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 Bill Clinton is misleadin' to Bill Clinton: "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 Bill Clinton is misleadin' to Madeline Albright: "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens...

    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.
  • 'A Q Khan (Pakistani nuke scientist) visited Timbuktu for uranium'

    02/17/2004 6:03:16 PM PST · by AM2000 · 6 replies · 902+ views ^ | February 17, 2004 19:12 IST | Shyam Bhatia in London
    The London accountant who accompanied Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan to Timbuktu on three occasions in 1998, 1999 and 2000 says the 'father' of the Pakistani bomb witnessed the digging of a well, toured an ancient Islamic library and enjoyed the views of the desert. A remote outpost in the middle of the West African desert, Timbuktu usually attracts explorers associated in the popular mind with the adventures of the comic character Tin Tin. And Pakistani dissidents told the reason for Khan's visit to Timbuktu, part of landlocked West African state of Mali, was to prospect for uranium. They say...
  • War in Iraq-- Choice or Necessity?

    02/15/2004 12:29:46 PM PST · by EditorAtPoliSat.Com · 8 replies · 245+ views
    Political Satire/Commentary at PoliSat.Com ^ | Feb. 15 2004 re Feb. 10, 2004 article | Jim Wrenn
    Was Operation Desert Storm a "necessary" war or was it an "elective" war. It was "elective" if the value chosen is to maximize long-term risks to the national security of the United States. It was "necessary" if the value chosen is to minimize long-term risks to our national security, or, stated conversely, to minimize the dangers that would be maximized absent waging such war. Did the advent of 9-11 make it prudent for us to cease applying a Cold War strategy of "deterrence" to dangers posed by the nexus of interests between terrorists and sociopathic tyrants possessing, or having access...
  • Weapons of Mass Distraction - Tyranny is the real threat.

    01/28/2004 3:38:51 AM PST · by Huber · 12 replies · 239+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2004 12:01 a.m. EST | BY CLAUDIA ROSETT
    <p>We've reached an intriguing moment in the saga of evil regimes and weapons of mass destruction--their presence or absence, and the uncertainty zone between.</p> <p>In Iraq, the U.S. and the United Nations had reason to believe that Saddam Hussein--having invaded his neighbors, harbored terrorists, tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of his fellow Iraqis, gassed the Kurds, plundered his country, and set a standard in the Middle East of fascist brutality to rival Hitler--was still pursuing weapons of mass destruction. A U.S.-led coalition toppled Saddam's regime. Now the recent U.S. point man for the weapons search in Iraq, David Kay, is saying it looks as if maybe Saddam didn't have any WMDs. At least not significant stocks, at least not that we've found. Mr. Kay's best guess is that Saddam only thought he had a WMD program.</p>
  • New theory for Iraq's missing WMD: Saddam was fooled into thinking he had them

    12/24/2003 12:51:50 AM PST · by cpip · 41 replies · 158+ views
    New theory for Iraq's missing WMD: Saddam was fooled into thinking he had them Richard Norton-Taylor and Julian Borger in Washington Wednesday December 24, 2003 The Guardian British officials are circulating a story that Saddam Hussein may have been hoodwinked into believing that Iraq really did possess weapons of mass destruction. The theory, which is doing the rounds in the upper reaches of Whitehall, is the result of an attempt to find what one official source called a "logical reason" why no chemical and biological weapons had been found in Iraq.
  • Prejudging Bush in Iraq

    12/06/2003 4:12:40 PM PST · by az4vlad · 2 replies · 161+ views ^ | December 6, 2003 | Rachel Alexander
    If reports by the National Intelligence Council and the Undersecretary of Defense can just be dismissed and replaced with dumbed down sound bites like “no WMDs have been found,” why bother having Intelligence? Ongoing criticism of the Bush administration’s actions in Iraq generally consists of the same two accusations; one, that the administration exaggerated the possibility that Iraq had WMDs, and two, that the continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is turning into another Vietnam. The left-leaning American press knows that if it continues to repeat these two themes, the American public will eventually start to believe them. Studies...

    07/06/2003 4:55:37 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 246+ views
    e-mail ^ | 7-6-03 | RaceBannon
    Someone used their keyword search option for their web page in a insulting way to our nation, something that only a democrat would do. Go to GOOGLE, type in WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Click on IM FEELING LUCKY
  • Blix criticizes U.S. over Iraq

    06/23/2003 10:30:26 PM PDT · by squidly · 4 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/03 | Grant McCool
    <p>UN Arms Inspector Blix Criticizes U.S. Over Iraq By Grant McCool NEW YORK (Reuters) - The longer the United States and Britain occupy Iraq without finding weapons of mass destruction, the more conceivable it is that Baghdad destroyed them after the first Gulf War in 1991, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Monday. Blix, to retire next week after heading inspections before the U.S.-led war on Iraq began in March, also spoke critically at a think tank meeting of one of Washington's key arguments for overthrowing Iraq President Saddam Hussein. "It is sort of fascinating that you can have 100 percent certainty about weapons of mass destruction and zero certainty of about where they are," Blix said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.</p>
  • Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant [Aug. 2002]

    Rats or Humans? Inside Saddam's Extermination Plant(August 29, 2002)This story was found at: He was introduced as director of research and development at Falluja, one of the remote factories where the United States claims Saddam Hussein could be making chemical and biological weapons. Asked if he had worked on any of Saddam's chemical weapons programs, Dr Mohammed Frah played a straight bat: "In the early 1980s I worked for five years on the chemical and biological programs at Al-Muthanna." This is the name of a critical centre in Saddam's weapons program - a huge pesticide complex that produced...
  • Teen arrested at airport accused of having chemicals, bomb manual

    05/27/2003 7:47:53 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 16 replies · 248+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | May 27, 2003 | AP
    Asheville, North Carolina-AP -- Airport police in North Carolina have arrested a juvenile on felony charges -- after the boy checked a suitcase allegedly containing chemicals that could be used to make a bomb. Officials say baggage inspectors at Asheville Regional Airport discovered the chemicals, an instruction manual on bomb-making and information about bombs from the Internet in the suitcase. Airport police say authorities removed the boy from his flight Sunday, then arrested him on charges of possessing components of mass destruction. An F-B-I agent says the boy may face additional federal charges. Authorities won't release the boy's name because...
  • Kansas City Mo: Former U.S. Army Employee Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon

    05/16/2003 3:44:41 PM PDT · by Freedom2specul8 · 41 replies · 267+ views Local Man Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon Chemist Is Former U.S. Army Employee POSTED: 4:19 p.m. CDT May 16, 2003 UPDATED: 5:22 p.m. CDT May 16, 2003 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,...
  • U.S. Discoveres Weapons of Mass Destruction Lab..

    05/07/2003 12:53:12 PM PDT · by BooBoo1000 · 26 replies · 558+ views
    United Press ^ | 5/7/03 | Pauline Jelnick.
    U.S. Says It Has Suspected Iraq Arms Lab Top Stories • Suspected Bioweapon Mobile Lab Recovered • New World for Iraqi '80s POWs • KBR's Iraq Work Seen as Interim Deal Sights and Sounds of War • Latest Audio and Video • Galleries From Post Photographers • Faces of the Fallen _____News From Iraq_____ • New World for Iraqi '80s POWs (The Washington Post, May 7, 2003) • Bush Names Iraq Administrator (The Washington Post, May 7, 2003) • U.S. Inflames Some Iraqis By Bringing Back Baathists (The Washington Post, May 7, 2003) • More News from Iraq E-Mail This...
  • Syria's leaders to urge Powell to support U.N. call Mideast halt to weapons of mass destruction

    05/02/2003 8:15:03 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 135+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 2, 2003 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    <p>Syria's leaders will urge Secretary of State Colin Powell to support a U.N. resolution calling for the Middle East to be free of weapons of mass destruction, Syria's U.N. envoy said Friday.</p> <p>The Arab-backed resolution, introduced by Syria in the Security Council, is clearly aimed at Israel, which is widely believed to have nuclear weapons. Israel refuses to confirm or deny the claim and is not party to global treaties aimed at controlling the spread of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.</p>
  • Scientist: Iraq destroyed banned weapons

    04/22/2003 1:23:38 AM PDT · by Boot Hill · 14 replies · 210+ views
    USA Today ^ | April 21, 2003 | staff
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — An Iraqi scientist who claims to have worked in Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons program told a U.S. military team that Iraq destroyed and buried chemical weapons and biological warfare equipment only days before the war began March 20, a newspaper reported Monday.</p>
  • India-Israel Military Ties Continue to Grow: Troop Training to Supplement Arms Sales

    04/15/2003 1:14:07 AM PDT · by Joseph_Erulkar · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Israel is expected to train four battalions of nearly 3,000 Indian soldiers for specialized anti-insurgency strikes, adding to their training in desert, mountain, jungle, and counter-hijacking and hostage crisis situations. New Delhi's turn to Jerusalem for combat soldier expertise is due, in part, to disappointing results in border clashes with Pakistani forces and to last year's suicide attack by Muslim terrorist infiltrators on Indian Parliament members. Among the many tasks expected of them, the newly trained Indian troops are expected to stop infiltration by Pakistani terrorists into India via the contested Kashmir region, according to the Jerusalem Post, Feb. 3,...
  • Iraq's Former Nuclear Chief Hamza Tries to Convince Illinois Wesleyan Students of Need for Iraq War

    04/04/2003 8:58:33 AM PST · by Tom Pain · 13 replies · 697+ views
    Ex-Iraqi official touts war Iraq's former nuclear chief speaks at IWU By Kelly Josephsen Pantagraph Staff BLOOMINGTON -- Khidhir Hamza was a member of the Iraqi elite -- part of Saddam Hussein's inner circle and the top official in the country's nuclear weapons program. Yet he and millions like him left their native land because they saw no hope. "We gave up," Hamza said. Now, Hamza is preparing to go back to Iraq in a month. His return will probably be during wartime, and he goes back a defector who had to escape through the mountains of Turkey in 1994....
  • Report: Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs (October 2002 via CIA)

    04/02/2003 9:35:03 PM PST · by livis_dad · 8 replies · 536+ views
    Central Intelligence Agency ^ | October 2002 | CIA
    CIA REPORT: Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs Iraq has continued its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs in defiance of UN resolutions and restrictions. Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of UN restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade. Baghdad hides large portions of Iraq's WMD efforts. Revelations after the Gulf war starkly demonstrate the extensive efforts undertaken by Iraq to deny information. Since inspections ended in 1998, Iraq has maintained its chemical weapons effort, energized its missile program, and invested more heavily in...
  • Iraq likely shifting around its WMD

    03/27/2003 9:00:07 PM PST · by Diddley · 11 replies · 203+ views
    SIFY ^ | Mar 28, 2003 | Staff
    US forces are not likely to encounter any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a former UN arms inspector said, noting that Iraqi officials are probably keeping the banned munitions on the move. "US troops in Iraq will not find any facilities with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). I am sure of that," a former chemical and biological weapons expert with the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) told Time magazine. The expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Baghdad "most likely" has closed down any WMD facilities it may have had, the newsweekly reported in its online edition on Thursday....
  • Iraq Admits to Mobile Bioweapons Labs

    03/18/2003 10:12:23 AM PST · by katman · 22 replies · 495+ views
    various - see "Winds of War" daily briefing. ^ | March 17, 2003 | Joe Katzman
    Iraq's Government yesterday gave UNMOVIC photographs and videos showing the mobile laboratories that are in use in Iraq. Der Spiegel (link has translation) and the UN News Centre both have reports. You know, the weapons the anti-liberation crowd and Scott Ritter keep saying don't exist. It's too little, too late. "Cheat and Retreat" is about to change to "Retreat and Surrender," and this revelation is exactly why that's necessary. All it does is confirm the utter lunacy of relying on U.N. inspectors to address the threat of Saddam and his weapons in any meaningful way. As a related aside, todays...
  • 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...
  • Text Of Clinton Statement On Iraq - February 17, 1998

    02/28/2003 4:13:33 PM PST · by sdcraigo · 12 replies · 253+ views
    CNN ^ | February 17, 1998 | Associated Press
    <p>Please be seated. Thank you.</p> <p>Thank you very much, Mr. Vice President, for your remarks and your leadership. Thank you, Secretary Cohen, for the superb job you have done here at the Pentagon and on this most recent very difficult problem. Thank you, General Shelton, for being the right person at the right time.</p>
  • Denmark demands American concessions

    02/25/2003 8:05:06 AM PST · by anguish · 7 replies · 260+ views
    Yahoo (Swedish) ^ | Feb 24, 2003
    Denmark demands American concessionsThe Danish foreign minister Pers Path Möller asks the US to accept all UN agreement regarding weapons of mass destruction. He recieves support from his Swedish counterpart Anna Lindh. At the same time as Denmark prepare themselves to support a US-led war against Iraq with equipment and soldiers, the foreign minister asks the USA and all other countries to sign the various UN agreements related to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, says Berlingske Tidende [danish newspaper]. Möller especially points at the US refusal to accept the nuclear test ban treaty and says that this...
  • Saddam has authorized use of mass destruction weapons - US defense official

    02/09/2003 8:52:05 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 407+ views
    Northern Light via ^ | Feb. 9, 2003 | AFX News Asia
    CAIRO (AFX) - President Saddam Hussein has given the green light for the use of weapons of mass destruction if a war is declared against Iraq, a senior US defense official said in remarks published here Sunday. In case of war, the United States was looking to reduce the danger to civilians as well as protect strategic oil wells, he said. "We know that Saddam Hussein has given a green light to his officers to use weapons of mass destruction ... and we think he possesses biological weapons," Peter Rodman, assistance secretary of defense, told the official Arabic-language Al-Ahram newspaper...
  • Concerned About Bio Chemical Warfare?

    02/02/2003 5:01:47 PM PST · by wakingtime · 16 replies · 13,463+ views ^ | 4/17/02 | J.B. Stone
    Toxic Tugs - Public Poisons by J.B. Stone - 04/17/02 What do Maryland, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, and the Marshall Islands have in common? BioChemical warfare tests were conducted in all of them behind a blinding haze of Cold War secrecy. And hardly a word of warning was ever issued, before during, or afterward the test conductors, subjects, or citizens living in surrounding areas. Marine jets and Army artillery sprayed "harmless simulants" and live biological and chemical agents on unsuspecting citizens for 15 years on land and sea during Operation Deseret. The randomly selected human test rats onboard ships...
  • Predictions of Traditio

    01/14/2003 1:11:58 PM PST · by traditio · 3 replies · 255+ views
    As Yogi Berra says, prediction is hazardous, especially with regard to the future, but here goes: The logic of the situation will force Bush to attack, presumably late in February, though this prediction is not about timing. The really disturbing news, if it’s true, is Blair’s apparent temporizing in the face of Labour Party opposition. I don’t think stiffing the UN will be so hard, but stiffing the UK will be tough. Anyway, once we attack, several things are likely. Hussein is likely to use chemical and biological weapons, making a mockery of all the absurd calls for evidence. We...
  • Sean Penn, Critical of Bush, Visits Baghdad

    12/13/2002 2:09:43 PM PST · by scott7278 · 23 replies · 273+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 13 2002 3:49PM EST | Reuters Release
    Sean Penn, Critical of Bush, Visits Baghdad Reuters Dec 13 2002 3:49PM BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. actor and director Sean Penn, starting a three-day visit to Baghdad, said Friday he wanted more insight into "this frightening conflict." The former Hollywood bad boy and Oscar nominee, who paid for a $56,000 advertisement in the Washington Post in October accusing President Bush of stifling debate over Iraq, was to visit a Baghdad hospital later in the day. "As a father, an actor, a film-maker and patriot, my visit to Iraq is for me a natural extension of my find my own...
  • Do you want your child to die fighting in Iraq?(reply to this pacifist question)

    11/11/2002 10:14:18 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 355+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | Nov. 9, 2002 | Joseph Kellard
    Summary: As history teaches that negotiating with dictators and terrorists only emboldens them to launch further, greater aggression against these alleged peacemakers, we must ask pacifists: "Do you want your child to die sitting home passively in America?" "Do you want your child to die fighting in Iraq?" This type of question is one of the subtle, insidious ways by which pacifists try to undercut the war against Islamic terrorists. To understand how this is done, we must first take an honest look at our enemies. Islamic fundamentalists have been threatening death on, terrorizing, and murdering Americans for over 20...
  • Weapons Grade Uranium Seized in Turykey

    09/28/2002 11:23:20 AM PDT · by ThadPiet · 4 replies · 195+ views
    Weapons Grade Uranium Seized in Turkey. Material comes from "former" USSR.
  • Hold On, Mr. Churchhill

    08/25/2002 5:28:35 PM PDT · by CreekerFreeper · 1 replies · 213+ views ^ | 8/25/2002 | Roger Ford
    In the decades leading up to World War II, Winston Churchill lobbied for the construction of radar stations throughout Great Britain. Ridiculed by his detractors, Churchill won the hard fought victory and in the end it saved Great Britain. While Churchill saw that the threat was plain, many people were lost in the argument to see the simplicity of what Churchill was saying. While we debate the pros and cons of pre-emptive military action against Iraq we should not gouge ourselves in the eye and lose the simplicity of the facts about Iraq. The situation with which we are now...
  • FEMA Preparing for Mass Destruction

    07/14/2002 7:45:49 PM PDT · by iowaboy · 134 replies · 1,298+ views
    Newsmax: The Insider Report email 07/14/2002
    FEMA, the federal agency charged with disaster preparedness, is engaged in a crash effort to prepare for multiple mass destruction attacks on U.S. cities, NewsMax has learned. FEMA is already preparing for nuclear, biological and chemical attacks against U.S. cities, including the possibility of multiple attacks with mass destruction weapons. The agency has already notified vendors, contractors and consultants that it needs to be prepared to handle the logistics of aiding millions of displaced Americans from urban areas that may be attacked. The agency plans to create emergency, makeshift cities that could house hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of...
  • 4th Generation Warfare (4GW)

    06/05/2002 12:58:22 PM PDT · by katman · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Various, esp. D-N-I.NET ^ | June 4, 2002 | Joe Katzman
    This article explains 4th Generation Warfare (4GW), one aspect of the new modernization program Rumsfeld and others are touting. What is 4GW? What are the core principles underlying it? How does it connect to Weapons of Mass Destruction? Where can I get a quick, efficient primer? Right here on Winds of Change.