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  • 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...
  • FRANCE EXPECTING CHEMICAL ATTACK: RELEASES EMERGENCY STOCKPILE OF ANTI TOXINS

    11/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/15 | Ron Johnson
    Original document: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2015/11/14/AFSP1527645A/jo
  • France readies nerve gas antidote in wake of terror attacks (few days ago)

    11/18/2015 10:17:59 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 6 replies
    The Globe & Mail ^ | November 17 | Eric Reguly
    The French government has authorized the distribution of an antidote to counter the potentially deadly effects of nerve gas as it rushes to expand security measures after the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 129 people. In a decree published in the French Official Gazette on Sunday, two days after the attacks, the director-general of social affairs, Benoît Vallet, authorized the release of atropine sulfate solution from military stockpiles. The decree stated that the decision to do so was made “considering that the risk of terrorist attacks and the risk of exposure to neurotoxic organophosphates are serious health risks that require...
  • Iran reportedly producing deadly sarin gas

    09/23/2013 12:01:07 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran is producing chemical weapons, including sarin gas, out of a facility in Fars Province. Sarin gas, banned under international protocol, is the gas Syrias Assad regime used to kill more than 1,400 civilians on Aug. 21. A Revolutionary Guards base, Shahid Dastgheyb, is producing five deadly gases, under the project name of Baasat, as part of the Islamic regimes chemical weapons program, according to intelligence received from a member of the Guards serving in the province. The source is not named due to security reasons. The chemical plant is outside the central city of Shiraz and close to the...
  • C.I.A. Is Said to Have Bought and Destroyed Iraqi Chemical Weapons

    02/15/2015 8:31:30 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 49 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | FEB. 15, 2015 | By C. J. CHIVERS and ERIC SCHMITT
    he Central Intelligence Agency, working with American troops during the occupation of Iraq, repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups, according to current and former American officials. The extraordinary arms purchase plan, known as Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, and the American military deemed it a nonproliferation success. It led to the United States acquiring and destroying at least 400 Borak rockets...
  • INTELLIGENCE: Why Iraq WMD Finds Were Kept Secret

    06/24/2006 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Wiz · 113 replies · 3,704+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2006 Jun 23 | Harold C. Hutchison
    June 23, 2006: The revelation that Coalition forces have discovered about 500 shells containing chemical weapons (mostly sarin nerve gas and mustard gas) since 2003, most of which are pre-1991 Gulf War vintage, leads to the question as to why the U.S. waited so long to reveal this. The U.S. government has taken a beating for supposed failures to find weapons of mass destruction in the press, and from political opponents. There have been some discoveries that have made the news, most notably an incident in May, 2004, when terrorists used a 155-millimeter shell loaded with sarin in an IED....
  • 2002 Document: Request for Precursor That Can Be Used To Make VX Nerve Gas (Translation)

    09/05/2006 11:49:36 AM PDT · by jveritas · 70 replies · 6,147+ views
    Document ISGQ-2005-00023243 is dated September 19 2002 and it is letter from the Chairman of the Chemistry department in the Iraqi Atomic Energy Organization where he is asking to provide him some Chemical Materials that can be used as Precursors for making Chemical Weapons mainly the Phosphorus Pentasulfide that can be used as a main Precursor to make VX Nerve Gas the deadliest of all Chemical Weapons. Other materials on the list like Phosphorus oxychloride, Thiophosphoryl Chloride and Thionyl Chloride that can also be used to make Chemical Gas weapons. All these materials are called the dual use where it...
  • As Pakistan comes full circle, a light is shone on Zia ul-Haq's death

    08/15/2008 10:29:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 99+ views
    timesonline.co.uk (excerpt) ^ | August 16, 2008 | James Bone and Zahid Hussain
    Excerpt - The plane crash that killed President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq of Pakistan has spawned myriad conspiracy theories since his C-130 plunged into the Bahawalpur Desert with his top generals and the US Ambassador on board exactly 20 years ago tomorrow. The despots death changed Pakistans political landscape in an instant, ushering the Muslim state into a period of shaky civilian rule, similar to the situation the country finds itself in today. American, Soviet, Pakistani, Indian and even Israeli intelligence agents are among those blamed for sabotaging the plane. But now, two decades on, the The Times has reviewed the...
  • 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...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 12/5/02-Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul

    12/04/2002 2:12:24 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 725+ views
    AP, Reuters, Yahoo, NASA, Space Imaging and the usual suspects | 12/5/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/5/02 - Strike Video, Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul BREAKING: Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex BREAKING: al-Muthanna - guano and tanks BREAKING: Halabja - ~20 of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan killed or wounded trusting a truce with al Qaeda and Islamic terrorists BREAKING: Mosul - U.S. and British warplanes defended the sky STRIKE VIDEO Iraqi Spoon-rest Radar on a truck. (Note: mpg file is 16.4 MB) From the DoD News Briefing =========== Baghdad =========== In Baghdad, Iraq, inspectors leaving UN HQ. In Iraq, at Salman Bak, at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear...
  • 'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

    10/17/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT · by dware · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.17.2014 | Paul Alster
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Husseins 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragons Egg.
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • John Kerry: Syrian regime killed 1,429 people in chemical attack

    08/30/2013 10:59:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House released a four-page assessment Friday laying out the evidence the government used to conclude that Syria launched a chemical weapons attack last week, as President Obama continues to lay the groundwork for retaliatory strikes. We assess with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out the chemical weapons attack against opposition elements in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, the report, labeles the U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Governments Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013. The assessment said the attack, on 12 locations in the Damascus area, killed at least 1,429 people, including at...
  • Suspicious Substance At JFK Turns Out To Be Beauty Supplies

    08/12/2013 4:21:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local ^ | August 11, 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) Two workers were hospitalized after opening a package at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday, but the substance inside initially feared to be nerve gas turned out only to be beauty supplies. As CBS 2s Steve Langford reported, it was a tense scene at the U.S. Postal Service facility at the eastern edge of the airport Sunday. Port Authority police, the FDNY, and an FBI hazardous response team all rushed to the scene after the workers reported feeling ill. In this post-9/11 world, authorities respond quickly and forcefully out of an abundance of caution,...
  • Report: Nerve Gas Sickens Postal Inspectors at New York's JFK Airport(Update post 122)

    08/11/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT · by kristinn · 122 replies
    WABC-TV via Twitter ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013
    BREAKING NEWS: Two postal inspectors at JFK Airport sickened by nerve gas after opening package
  • Russia: Syrian Rebels Made, Used Sarin Nerve Gas

    07/09/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2013 | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN and EDITH M. LEDERER
    <p>Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a deadly chemical weapon attack outside Aleppo in March.</p> <p>Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the March 19 attack in the government-controlled Aleppo suburb of Khan al-Assal, which he said killed 26 people, including 16 military personnel, and injured 86 others.</p>
  • Hagel says evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria

    04/25/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-25-2013 | FoxNews.com
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday the U.S. intelligence community believes the Syrian regime used the chemical weapon sarin, a revelation that immediately raised the question of whether a "red line" had been crossed in the country's civil war. Hagel confirmed the intelligence assessment, which was detailed in a letter to select members of Congress, while speaking to reporters on a visit to Abu Dhabi. The administration swiftly released those letters, which said U.S. intelligence determined with varying degrees of confidence that "the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin."...
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq, the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier