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  • Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria

    08/15/2015 9:33:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/15/15 | Nabih Bulos
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed. Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical weapon use by Isil in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh confirmed mustard gas had been used, according to the Washington Post and CNN. Mustard gas, used during World War One, can cause blisters, blindness and respiratory damage and is an internationally-banned chemical weapon. Last month, members of a Syrian Kurdish militia, the People's Defence Units or YPG, reported that projectiles fired by Isil's jihadists had released...
  • ISIS Turns to Chemical Weapons As It Loses Ground in Iraq

    02/22/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED, The Fiscal Times
    A few weeks ago, the US Central Command announced that an air raid had killed an ISIS chemical weapon expert in Mosul. The ISIS operative, Iraqi engineer Mahmoud al-Sabawi, used to work at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program before he joined al-Qaeda in Iraq after the 2003 US led invasion. The idea that ISIS terrorists have access to chemical weapons brings back images of the genocide inflicted on the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in the late 1980’s. The Halabja Massacre killed up to 5,000 and injured between 7,000 and 10,000 more. If ISIS jihadists have a stash of chemical weapons,...
  • The Dangerous Lie That ‘Bush Lied’

    02/16/2015 1:45:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Laurence H. Silberman
    In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.” I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction—a bipartisan body, sometimes referred to as the Robb-Silberman Commission. It was directed in 2004 to evaluate the intelligence community’s determination that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD—I am, therefore, keenly aware of both the intelligence provided to...
  • Saddam's WMDs and Connection to Terrorism

    04/17/2012 8:59:42 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 7 replies
    Administrators for this page so far include Joseph Shahda- jveritas Laurie Mylroie Christopher S. Carson Mark Eichenlaub- Ikez78 Buzz Patterson Chris Donohoe- April15bendovr
  • Tom Brokaw: President Clinton Thought Saddam Hussein Had WMD (9 years late but finally the truth)

    12/15/2011 4:36:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 12/15/2011 | By Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw recounted some of the rationale behind why the Bush administration believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of Iraq, even noting that President Clinton had also believed in the presense of WMD. Brokaw related evidence that the Iraqi dictator had tried to deceive Iran into believing he possessed WMD, and noted that the people of Iraq lived in "sheer terror" and were afraid to talk to the NBC anchor when he visited the country during Saddam Hussein's reign....
  • 3-Star General Mike DeLong says intel shows Saddam moved WMD just before invasion

    11/28/2006 7:11:13 PM PST · by ikez78 · 114 replies · 6,760+ views
    Inside CentCom ^ | 11-28-06 | Bill Thompson
    Mike DeLong Inside CentCom If you want the inside story of what was being said and done at the top levels of U.S. government from the September 11th attacks until the fall of Saddam Hussein, you can ask one of two men -- Army General Tommy Franks, or Marine Corps General Mike DeLong, who was Franks' deputy. Listen to Mike DeLong at link....
  • Melanie Morgan/Move America Forward Work to Advance Iraq-WMD Story

    10/14/2004 2:35:11 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 16 replies · 2,014+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 10/13/2004 | Melanie Morgan
    News Update Issued: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – 7:45 PM PDT *** URGENT *** URGENT *** URGENT *** Documents Collected by News Agency Indicate: Saddam Hussein PossessedWeapons of Mass Destruction – Including (but not limited to) Anthrax & Mustard Gas as recently as 2000 This is Melanie Morgan, Vice Chair of Move America Forward. For the past two weeks, we have been monitoring reports about the discovery of documents which revealed Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction as recently as 2000, and quite possibly later than that – when weapons inspectors were NOT PRESENT inside Iraq. The documents...
  • Cheney backs away from Iraq WMD claim

    01/27/2004 4:48:49 PM PST · by Kay Soze · 18 replies · 155+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 27 2004 | Stefan Wagstyl in Rome and Guy Dinmore in Washington
    Dick Cheney, US vice-president, on Tuesday defended the US decision to invade Iraq but, in a notable shift of emphasis, he left open the question of whether Saddam Hussein had possessed weapons of mass destruction - a claim he made repeatedly before the war. In his first public response to David Kay, who resigned last Friday as the chief US arms inspector saying pre-war intelligence was wrong, Mr Cheney said: "There's still work to be done to ascertain exactly what's there, and I am not prepared to make a final judgment until they have completed their work." The vice-president had...