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  • Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

    10/30/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 30, 2014
    The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq as part of a review of how the military handled encounters with chemical munitions during the American occupation, The New York Times reported Wednesday. An Oct. 15 Times story found that while the United States had gone to war looking for an active weapons of mass destruction program, troops instead quietly found and suffered from the remnants of the long abandoned arsenal. Since that article, which detailed instances of exposure that the military kept secret in some cases for...
  • Saddam's Forgotten WMD Confession

    10/11/2003 11:55:34 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 249+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/11/03 | Limbacher
    The elite media continues to insist that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. attacked in March, citing the scant evidence of any actual weapons finds by U.S. arms inspector David Kay. But if it's true that Saddam Hussein was actually innocent on the WMD charge, then why did he confess in 1998 that his country had amassed huge stockpiles of highly toxic weaponized poisons - along with the delivery systems to take them beyond Iraq's borders. That's right - lost in the debate over why U.S. weapons inspectors have yet to uncover the Iraqi version of...
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • 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 country’s 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...
  • (French) Pesticide Drums found at PLO Training Site discovered in Iraq.

    04/08/2003 11:04:38 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 463+ views
    MSNBC | 4/9/03 | Dana Lewis
    NBC reporter Dana Lewis reporting live video from newly discovered PLO terrorist training camp that was discovered in Iraq. It has obstacle course, shooting range, pretty much looks like one of the familiar AlQaeda terrorist training camps. Dana Lewis also reports that this camp is close to the infamous pesticide site and that there are some of the same French pesticide drums (not the others suspected of containing the CW "Cocktail" mixture) at the PLO camp along with gas masks and chemical suits. They're not sure what to make of it and the officer in charge was hesitant to say...
  • UN Inspectors find Mustard Gas Shells

    12/04/2002 12:53:24 PM PST · by rumrunner · 129 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP | 12/05/2002
    Demetrius Perricos, who is leading one of the U.N. inspection teams in Iraq, said Wednesday his team of international arms experts secured about a dozen Iraqi artillery shells containing the mustard liquid agent.

    12/05/2002 1:03:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 153+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- U.N. weapons inspectors found mustard gas yesterday inside Iraqi artillery shells at a military complex north of Baghdad.</p> <p>The inspectors had already known the gas and shells were stored at the Muthanna military site but hadn't yet been destroyed when the previous inspection team left Iraq in 1998.</p>
  • NYT Accidentally Admits Iraq Had W.M.D. And Denies It At The Same Time

    10/15/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/15/14 | Steve Berman
    The New York Times has the rather annoying problem of having to make actual facts fit their confirmation bias.  By making journalistic pretzels of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, they’ve backed into the fact that W.M.D.’s really did exist in Saddam’s Iraq, despite their protestations. In 2004, an NYT public apology declaredTo anyone who read the paper between September 2002 and June 2003, the impression that Saddam Hussein possessed, or was acquiring, a frightening arsenal of W.M.D. seemed unmistakable. Except, of course, it appears to have been mistaken. [emphasis mine] Ten years later, above the fold “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons” dances like...
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • Sergeant Stubby ... Vintage World War I Photos of American War Dog, circa 1918

    07/29/2013 7:06:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1918 | Retronaut
    • "Sergeant Stubby" Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there until American Soldiers found him). Back home his exploits were front page news of every major newspaper. •...
  • Egypt Found to Have Developed Chemical Weapons For Iraq

    03/15/2005 7:27:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 685+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 15, '05 | staff
    As Israel considers allowing Egypt to control the critical Philadelphi corridor along Israel’s border, startling revelations about Egyptian chemical weapons proliferation are coming to light. Egypt secretly helped former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his chemical weapons program, according to a CIA report. The report, authored by the CIA’s Iraq Survey Group, says that Egypt sent specialists to Iraq in the 1980s to help him manufacture poison gas. Iraq later used the gas against Iranian citizens as well as Iraqi Kurds. The report says that the Iraqi government paid Egypt $12 million, "in return for assistance with production and storage...
  • Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)

    11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed
    The latest estimates say that the Assad regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas, a blister agent, and large stockpiles of sarin and possibly VX, both of which are nerve agents -- all of which can be launched by Scud missiles, artillery, or aircraft, according to Charles Blair, a specialist in chemical and biological weapons at the Federation of American Scientists. "I've heard that Syria has 100 to 200 missiles with nerve agents loaded and ready to go, but that seems extreme," said Blair, noting that the nerve agents are usually stored separately from the weapons and that exact...
  • US concerned about security for mustard gas, chemicals in Libya

    02/24/2011 8:31:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | By Eli Lake
    Proliferation analysts generally assess that Libya has close to 14 tons of mustard gas that it has not destroyed U.S. military and intelligence officials are closely watching Libya's stockpiles of mustard gas and their precursor chemicals as the North African country descends further into civil war. Proliferation analysts generally assess that Libya has close to 14 tons of mustard gas that it has not destroyed despite the announcement in 2003 that it would dismantle its weapons of mass destruction program. "Obviously, the security of the Libyan stockpile of chemical weapons is a concern," a U.S. intelligence official told The Washington...
  • 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...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • Libyan rebels fear Gadhafi is preparing mustard gas

    05/04/2011 8:42:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    In this Thursday, April 21, 2011, photo, a Libyan rebel on horseback holds his weapon up during a march on behalf of prisoners of war and the missing in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday, April 22, 2011, that Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are his heroes. Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s troops in and around the rebel-held western Libyan city of Misrata have been issued gas masks, a sign that the regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons, rebels told The Washington Times...
  • U.S. Eyes Gadhafi Terror Response

    03/21/2011 7:59:41 AM PDT · by NCjim · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 21, 2011
    WASHINGTON—U.S. intelligence agencies are watching for signs that a desperate Col. Moammar Gadhafi, under attack from a coalition air assault, could resort to acts of terrorism against Western targets. Col. Gadhafi has extensive stockpiles of mustard gas and high explosives at his disposal that could be used in attacks against targets in Europe or against his own people. He also has a documented history of orchestrating strikes against civilians and other world leaders. "U.S. officials are keeping an eye on that possibility," one U.S. official said. So far, counterterrorism officials in the U.S. and Europe believe there is a low...
  • American Official Warns That Qaddafi May Lash Out With New Terrorist Attacks

    03/18/2011 5:43:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | March 18, 2011 | Eric Smitt
    The United States is bracing for possible Libyan-backed terrorist attacks, President Obama’s top counterterrorism official said on Friday. The official, John O. Brennan, said that the military attacks on civilians ordered in recent days by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, coupled with his track record as a sponsor of terrorism, had heightened worries within the administration as an international coalition threatens military action against Libya. Asked if American officials feared whether Colonel Qaddafi could open a new terrorism front, Mr. Brennan said: “Qaddafi has the penchant to do things of a very concerning nature. We have to anticipate and be...
  • Terrorists expected to hit Egypt hard in Iraq attack

    03/10/2003 11:13:25 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 75+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003
    A top Egyptian security official is warning he expects "a wave of Islamic terror attacks against the country, planned and prepared outside of Egypt," according to G2 Bulletin's intelligence sources. The terror threat in Egypt is being taken so seriously among western and Israeli intelligence agencies that they are actively considering the possibility of the fall of President Hosni Mubarak's regime and pondering what might become of Cairo's weapons of mass destruction in such an eventuality. During a special session of the People's Assembly, Egyptian Minister of the Interior Habib al-Adeli reportedly told legislators that his assessment is based on...
  • WMD Found in Iraq

    10/24/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 45 replies
    WMD Found in Iraq According to the latest batch of Wikileak documents. In particular, coalition troops kept coming across numerous artillery shells filled with mustard gas. Remember the terms of Section 8 of UN resolution 687 that ended the first Gulf War: Iraq shall unconditionally accept the destruction, removal, or rendering harmless, under international supervision, of: (a) All chemical and biological weapons and all stocks of agents and all related subsystems and components and all research, development, support and manufacturing facilities Thus the instance of a single chemical weapon in Iraq violates the terms that ended the Gulf War, and...
  • Wikileaks absolve Bush (bio weapons, Iraq - as if ..)

    10/23/2010 4:22:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Blogstitution ^ | 10-23-10
    I’ve written about this before … but with the release of the WIKILEAKS documents, even Wired magazine acknowledges that US troops found chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. But don’t worry; if you liberals keep telling yourself “Bush Lied”… you’ll get through this. By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But for years afterward, WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins, and uncover weapons of mass destruction In...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
    3/3/2010 | Freeper Collaboration
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    03/04/2010 6:38:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 572+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa stated, citing a Sunni Ahwazi organization opposed to the Iranian regime, that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has equipped Russian SS-4 missiles with chemical warheads – mustard gas, sarin, and cyanide – and that they are aimed at the Gulf countries and other Arab countries. The SS-4 has a range of about 2,000 km. According to the report, the IRGC has stepped up research of biological weapons research..."
  • Dutch Supreme Court upholds mustard gas conviction (Saddam's WMD precursor buyer in Dutch Jail)

    06/30/2009 1:01:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies · 1,208+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tue, Jun 30, 2009 (5:42 a.m.)
    The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the war crimes conviction of a businessman for selling chemicals to Saddam Hussein that his regime in Iraq turned into poison gas and unleashed on Kurds and Iranians. ... In May 2007 a Hague appeals court upheld Van Anraat's 2005 conviction for complicity in war crimes and increased his sentence from 15 to 17 years. ... Presiding Judge Leo van Dorst said that from the mid-1980s Van Anraat was Iraq's sole supplier of a chemical called TDG, or thiodiglycol, for its mustard gas production program. "The suspect knew ... the TDG he was...
  • Van Anraat Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

    12/28/2005 7:26:44 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 478+ views
    NTI Global Security Newswire ^ | 12/28/2005 | NTI Staff
    A Dutch court today sentenced businessman Frans van Anraat to 15 years in prison for supplying ingredients for chemical weapons that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein used to kill thousands of Kurds in Iraq and Iran (see GSN, Dec. 9). While the court in The Hague convicted the 63-year-old van Anraat on war crimes counts, it found him not guilty of genocide charges, Reuters reported. “His deliveries facilitated the attacks and constitute a very serious war crime. He cannot counter with the argument that this would have happened even without his contribution,” the presiding judge said. The prison term was...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Threat Matrix: November 2007

    11/01/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,482 replies · 7,475+ views
    U.S. to Offer Turkey Help on PKK The U.S. is to offer Turkey a package of measures to dissuade Ankara from mounting a large-scale military incursion into Iraq to attack PKK Kurdish guerrillas, who have killed scores of Turkish soldiers in recent weeks. Ahead of a meeting in Washington on Monday between President George W. Bush and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, U.S. officials said Ankara would have to get concrete American help to combat the PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq from where it frequently launches attacks into Turkey. “Erdogan has to go back with the...
  • Syrian blast was chemical warhead glitch-magazine (Update)

    09/19/2007 12:06:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 68 replies · 666+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/19/2007 | unattributed
    An explosion at a Syrian military complex in July which killed 15 soldiers was a bid to arm a chemical warhead and was not caused by a heatwave as Damascus said, according to Jane's Defence Weekly. Syria had said temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) caused an ammunition dump to explode, killing the soldiers and wounding another 50. But Jane's Defence, quoting Syrian defence sources, said the blast occurred as Syrian weapons experts, with Iranian backing, were attempting to activate a 500-km-range (300-mile-range) "Scud C" missile with a mustard gas warhead. "The explosion occurred when fuel caught alight...
  • 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...
  • Terror WMD feared in police poisoning. Hundreds of Iraqi officers, some bleeding from ears, ill

    10/08/2006 10:15:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 46 replies · 2,209+ views
    WND ^ | Oct. 8, 2006 | WND
    Hundreds of Iraqi policemen fell sick from poisoning tonight at their base in the southern part of the country after the evening meal breaking their daily Ramadan fast, raising fears of a new type of terrorist attack – perhaps even involving chemical, biological or nerve agents. Some of the policemen reportedly began bleeding from the ears and nose immediately after the meal... The suddenness and severity of the mass poisoning immediately raised fears of a new kind of terrorist attack for the nation of Iraq where weapons of mass destruction have not been used since Saddam Hussein was in power....
  • Help with liberal teacher

    09/11/2006 11:51:13 AM PDT · by future F22 pilot · 64 replies · 1,135+ views
    I am a high school junior and currently have a teacher who believes Al Qaeda and Iraq are not linked. I would like documents proving links between Al Qaeda and Iraq, documents of democrats declaring Iraq as dangerous, documents listing numbers of terrorists (islamo-fascitsts) killed, documents with numbers of Iraqis killed under Saddam, and documents of foreign inteligence agencies declaring Iraq was seeking WMD's. I want to thankyou all for all your help, and of course it would be nice if the sources were well-respected, but any documents can be helpful. Also documents proving bias of the MSM would also...
  • 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...
  • 01/30/2006 BBC Article About Europe's Mustard Gas Shells "Problem" -WW1 Shells STILL ARE DEADLY!!

    06/23/2006 1:37:58 PM PDT · by musicman · 101 replies · 2,051+ views
    BBC.CO.UK ^ | 01/30/2006 | BBC.CO.UK
    Our story starts 90 years ago. The Great War claimed over 15 million lives and focused on a narrow strip of land in Belgium and France. This intense trench warfare led to constant shelling by both sides, but not every bomb fired exploded. Hundreds of thousands failed to detonate. Today the remains of the Belgian front line can still be seen - some trenches are still visible, and visitors can walk past the barbed wire and inspect the rusting military hardware left behind. And it is those shells that are now resurfacing and presenting a new threat. * Every year...
  • Breaking on Fox Rick Santorum Reading Unclassified Version over 500 Chemical WMDs Found

    06/21/2006 2:39:13 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 503 replies · 27,586+ views
    On Fox right now
  • Iraqi WMD

    11/27/2005 2:42:47 PM PST · by leebert · 28 replies · 1,448+ views
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence ^ | 2005-11-27 | leebert
    Apognosis - Iraq WMD Evidence "...How can anyone ignore the evidence cited by a senior counter-proliferation official that meetings did in fact occur between Niger officials and would-be buyers from Iraq, North Korea and three other countries, and that the uranium was to be mined from abandoned - and hence unregulated and unmonitored - uranium mines in Niger?" "...The US Army bomb team that investigated the device said it looked like all the other conventional munitions rigged as roadside IEDs, it bore only the markings of the conventional artillery shells they had been handling on a routine basis. It...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Bari: The 'Second Pearl Harbor' (12/2/1943) - Sep. 8th, 2005

    09/07/2005 9:08:58 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 48 replies · 4,047+ views
    World War II Magazine | Eric Niderost
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Release ordered of Dutch genocide suspect

    01/29/2005 4:25:52 AM PST · by Ginifer · 4 replies · 325+ views
    Expatica (Dutch) ^ | 28 January 2005 | SA
    AMSTERDAM — A court in The Hague ordered the release from jail on Thursday of a Dutchman suspected of exporting raw materials to Iraq to assist in Saddam Hussein's production of chemical weapons. The suspect, Franz van A., is accused of supplying the ousted Iraqi dictator with chemicals for the production of mustard gas that was used against the Kurds in northern Iraq. The appeals court in The Hague did not give a reason why it ordered his release. Court spokesman Roland Regout told news agency Novum that the decision was made during a hearing in chambers. Such hearings are...
  • The trial of 'Chemical Ali'

    12/19/2004 10:21:35 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 2 replies · 453+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2004 | Editorials/Op-Ed section
    On March 16, 1988, 5,000 residents of Halabja, a Kurdish city in eastern Iraq, were killed and 10,000 injured when Saddam Hussein's army attacked with chemical weapons -- perhaps the largest-scale use of such weapons against a civilian population in modern times. That morning, Iraqi Air Force planes bombed the city with a lethal chemical cocktail of mustard gas and sarin, tabun and VX nerve agents. Two days ago, the man accused of overseeing the attack, Gen. Ali Hasan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, appeared before a judicial tribunal in Baghdad. He is likely to go on trial next...
  • 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
    Boston.com ^ | 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...
  • Dutchman suspected of aiding Saddam in war crimes is arrested

    A MAN suspected of helping former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein commit war crimes and genocide by supplying him with materials for chemical weapons, has been arrested by the Netherlands authorities. Prosecutors said the 62-year-old man, identified as Frans van Anraat by Dutch television, was arrested at his Amsterdam home on Monday as he prepared to leave the Netherlands. "According to the United Nations, the Dutchman is one of the most important middlemen in Iraq’s acquisition of chemical material," Dutch prosecutors said in a statement. "The man is suspected of supplying thousands of tonnes of raw materials for chemical weapons between...
  • CNS News Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 8:37:24 PM PDT · by Smedley · 3 replies · 1,022+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | 10/3/2004 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to...

    10/11/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 807+ views
    The Unlucky Senator Kerry October 11, 2004 Alan Caruba by, www.anxietycenter.com Once you get passed the question of personality and character, it is fairly easy to see why Senator John F. Kerry will lose the forthcoming election. It’s what you don’t see that is the best predictor. What you don’t see are armies of anti-war protesters in the streets of American cities. Americans, whether they call themselves liberal or conservative, appear to be united when it comes down to the question of waging war against the Islamic Jihad. They may disagree on where or how, but they agree they do...
  • Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties

    10/04/2004 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Quilla · 289 replies · 22,034+ views
    CNSNews ^ | October 4, 2004 | Scott Wheeler
    Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com , show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and anthrax, both considered weapons of mass destruction, in the summer of 2000, during the period in which United Nations weapons inspectors were not present in Iraq. And the papers show that Iraq trained dozens of terrorists inside its borders. One of the Iraqi memos contains an order from Saddam for his intelligence service to support...

    10/04/2004 10:08:32 AM PDT · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 136 replies · 7,191+ views
    National review ^ | October 4, 2004 | Jim Geraghty
    CNS News is a nice little right-of-center web-based wire service operating in Alexandria, Virginia. They seem like pretty solid reporters, and not likely to bite on, say, memos that are supposed to be from an Air National Guard office from 1972 that were created on Microsoft Word. So it's kind of surprising to see this report: Iraqi intelligence documents, confiscated by U.S. forces and obtained by CNSNews.com, show numerous efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to work with some of the world's most notorious terror organizations, including al Qaeda, to target Americans. They demonstrate that Saddam's government possessed mustard gas and...
  • WMD's FOUND!!!

    08/17/2004 10:25:32 PM PDT · by vmoney · 40 replies · 2,911+ views
    The Conservative Online ^ | August 18, 2004 | John Risvold
    For those who don't believe that we have found any WMD's in Iraq here's a little eye opener!Sarin, Mustard Gas Discovered Separately in IraqIraq Update: Suicide Bombing, Sarin Gas Discovered Both NPR and FOX News have reported that Sarin gas has been found, along with mustard gas. As Fox reports, "Weapons [of mass destruction] include biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological devices, and range from the silent threat of a poison gas attack to a cataclysmic nuclear explosion. Those who would launch such attacks know thousands could die, of course, but their fundamental motive would be to strike fear and panic...

    03/10/2003 1:10:18 AM PST · by maquiladora · 97 replies · 526+ views
    Sky News ^ | Last Updated: 09:04 UK, Monday March 10, 2003
    An Iraqi defector has told Sky News that Saddam Hussein will use chemical weapons if the country is invaded. In an exclusive interview, the man said the use of such weapons against British and US soldiers was "100% guaranteed". The 26-year-old soldier, who is an officer, defected 10 days ago near the city of Sulaymaniyah in Northern Iraq. He is being guarded in a safe house and is said to have provided valuable intelligence information to authorities. "A chemical attack is guaranteed," he warned. "We have been fully provided with complete protection gear, gas masks, first aid kit, injections." In...
  • Poland stands by 'poison gas' find Iraq

    07/03/2004 5:08:09 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 3,655+ views
    SpaceWar.com ^ | July 3, 2004 | AFP
    Political and military officials in Poland Saturday reaffirmed that missile warheads found by Polish troops in Iraq contained poison gas, despite denials by the multinational forces in Baghdad. "In each of the missiles found, the presence of a chemical substance was found. It was cyclosarin," a spokesman for the Polish contingent in Iraq, Colonel Robert Strzelecki, told public television. "They were missiles that were made 15 years ago, which should have been destroyed and were not. They would certainly have very dangerous had they fallen into the hands of terrorists," said deputy defense minister Janusz Zemke. Washington announced on Thursday...
  • Iraqi chemical weapons found by Polish troops

    07/01/2004 6:36:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,073+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/1/04 | WorldNetDaily
    Polish troops in Iraq recently have discovered "16 or 17" warheads containing sarin or mustard gas, according to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. "Now these are weapons that we always knew Saddam Hussein had that he had not declared, and they have tested them, and I have not seen them, and I have not tested them, but they believe that they are correct that these, in fact, were undeclared chemical weapons ... ," Rumsfeld told radio talk host Roger Hedgecock in an interview transcribed and posted on the Department of Defense website. Rumsfeld said he was told of the discovery...
  • Warheads with mustard, sarin found by Polish troops in Iraq: Rumsfeld...

    07/01/2004 10:58:30 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 21 replies · 379+ views
    excerpt - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Roger Hedgecock, Newsradio 600 KOGO Q: Secretary Don Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense. A couple of other issues I want to get to were weapons of mass destruction and the Supreme Court rulings. And so quickly, on the weapons of mass destruction, obviously, the opposition to the administration says we should never have invaded. The Bush administration lied about the WMD, never found any, never were any, etcetera, etcetera. Now, I’m reading recent reports in fairly easily accessible published accounts that Syria is holding the weapons of mass destruction or some of them, that...