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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Syria conflict: Sarin gas chemicals destroyed

    08/19/2014 8:59:32 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2014 Last updated at 11:25 ET | no byline
    The international chemical weapons watchdog says that all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have been destroyed. The 580 tonnes of chemicals were neutralised on board a specially built American ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the ship's crew have now begun to neutralise 22 tonnes of sulphur mustard. The process is part of a Russian-US deal to eliminate Syria's arsenal. The deal was drawn up after hundreds of people died in a sarin attack in the Ghouta area outside Damascus on 21 August last year... ...OPCW chief...
  • 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 Syria’s 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 regime’s 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...
  • German intercepts clear Assad in sarin Attack

    09/15/2013 3:36:11 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 36 replies ^ | Sept 10th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Gerhard Schindler, told German lawmakeers last week, that they had intercepted many messages to the presidential palace in Damascus, asking for permission to use sarin gas, all of which Assad refused. This is a direct contradiction of the White House talking memos that claimed we had proof positive that Assad was behind the attacks. Gerhard Schindler is the head of the German Foreign Intelligence agency. Schindler, expressly told lawmakers that Assad did not order, nor did he approve of using sarin gas.
  • Did the rebels launch sarin gas Attack?

    09/10/2013 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 13 replies ^ | Sept 1st, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    When you add two even numbers and your answer is an odd number, you have to suspect you are wrong. When you conclude the Syrian government launched the sarin gas attack, you get an odd number, you have to wonder why the answer is also odd. Carla Del Ponte., speaking of the first gas attack, told the UN that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. “ "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are...
  • Evidence: Syrian Rebels used Chemical Weapons (not Assad)

    08/27/2013 5:39:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | August 27, 2013 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    Recent news of a chemical weapons attack in Syria smacks of desperation. The question comes down to who is most desperate right now, the Assad regime or the Muslim Brotherhood rebels? Consider that since June, Assad’s forces have been winning. According to a CBS News report from last month, victories for the rebels had become “increasingly rare” and that the Muslim Brotherhood-backed opposition fighters were sustaining “some of their heaviest losses” near Damascus. The New York Times echoed this sentiment, even saying that before gaining the upper hand, concerns were that Assad would use chemical weapons; he did not. In...
  • Obama Admits Syria Strikes are about Regime Change

    09/04/2013 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Eva · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While stressing that Washington’s primary goal remained “limited and proportional” attacks, to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and deter their future use, the president hinted at a broader long-term mission that may ultimately bring about a change of regime. “It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required – so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region,” he told senior members of Congress at a White House meeting...
  • Back in June, Syrian jihadists caught redhanded with Sarin gas

    09/04/2013 1:40:45 PM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies
    ATLAS SHRUGS ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Back in June, Syrian jihadists caught redhanded with Sarin gas And yes it was sarin gas used in chemical attack in Syria. Russia asks Turkey for info on sarin terrorists Turkish Weekly,  6 June 2013, (thanks to Bev Perlson) Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin. Russia’s top foreign official Sergei Lavrov tolday said the Kremlin wanted to get clear on the issue of chemical weapons used in Syria, since the allegation had taken on...
  • Did the rebels launch sarin gas Attack?

    09/02/2013 6:38:03 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 27 replies ^ | Sept 21st, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    When you add two even numbers and your answer is an odd number, you have to suspect you are wrong. When you conclude the Syrian government launched the sarin gas attack, you get an odd number, you have to wonder why the answer is also odd. Carla Del Ponte., speaking of the first gas attack, told the UN that her investigation revealed concrete suspicions that the rebels had actually launched the attack. “ "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are...
  • Vital sarin antidote missing from gas mask kits

    08/29/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/29/2013 | ILAN BEN ZION
    Recent days saw the Hadar Mall in Jerusalem packed to the gills with Israeli civilians waiting to receive gas masks from the IDF’s Home Front Command. But no lines and no gas masks greeted this reporter Wednesday afternoon, only a sign directing Jerusalem residents to call 104, the Home Front Command’s 24-hour hotline. The number was unavailable most of the day. For the lucky callers who got through, waiting times topped 40 minutes. Only late in the evening did I manage to get through to someone, who informed me that the Jerusalem distribution point was temporarily closed because it “was...
  • Hagel says evidence chemical weapons were used in Syria

    04/25/2013 9:51:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies ^ | 4-25-2013 |
    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."...
  • FLASHBACK: 7/20/12 Syria's Chemical Weapons Came From Saddam's Iraq

    12/09/2012 10:36:24 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | July 20, 2012
    War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq. King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida. "One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he...
  • Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order

    12/05/2012 4:03:49 PM PST · by John W · 96 replies ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and M. Alex Johnson
    The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday. The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said. As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the "precursor" chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded...
  • Al-Qaeda suspect tells of bomb plot

    05/28/2003 9:19:39 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 203+ views
    BBC ^ | May 28, 2003 | BBC News
    An alleged Islamic militant has told a Belgian court how he plotted to bomb a military base on an al-Qaeda mission. Nizar Trabelsi, a former Tunisian professional footballer, told how Osama Bin Laden's network sent him two years ago to Belgium to bomb the Kleine Brogel base, which houses nuclear missiles. He is one of 23 alleged Islamic militants on trial. Only eight of them are in custody, while five are still on the run and the others face lesser charges. "I was supposed to go alone in a van. The bomb was behind me," Mr Trabelsi told the Brussels...
  • China detects deadly nerve gas at border with N Korea: report (sarin)

    10/08/2009 6:39:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 2,436+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/08/09
    China detects deadly nerve gas at border with NKorea: report 1 hr 51 mins ago TOKYO (AFP) – China has detected deadly nerve gas at its border with North Korea and suspects an accidental release inside the secretive state, a Japanese news report said Friday. The Chinese military is strengthening its surveillance activities after detecting the highly virulent sarin gas in November last year and in February in Liaoning province, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported, citing anonymous sources from the Chinese military.
  • Remembering the Tokyo Subway Attacks

    03/22/2009 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 581+ views
    TERROR WONK ^ | March 20, 2009, 1:22 pm | AARON MANNES
    SNIPPET: "Fourteen years ago today Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas on the Tokyo subway." SNIPPET: "A final note - Aum Shinrikyo operatives, on the order of the cult's leader, underwent flight training in Florida. There is no evidence that they made any attempts to use this training. It is just an odd, disturbing coincidence."
  • 'Dozens died in Syrian-Iranian chemical weapons experiment' (WMD Iran-Syria)

    09/18/2007 11:56:25 AM PDT · by mojito · 192 replies · 3,981+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2007 | Staff
    <p>Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Magazine report that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.</p>
  • Gas May Have Harmed Troops, Scientists Say

    05/16/2007 10:43:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,480+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2007 | IAN URBINA
    WASHINGTON, May 16 — Scientists working with the Defense Department have found evidence that a low-level exposure to sarin nerve gas — the kind experienced by more than 100,000 American troops in the Persian Gulf war of 1991 — could have caused lasting brain deficits in former service members. Though the results are preliminary, the study is notable for being financed by the federal government and for being the first to make use of a detailed analysis of sarin exposure performed by the Pentagon, based on wind patterns and plume size. The report, to be published in the June issue...
  • Ashes death plot revealed (Al-Qaeda plan to kill national icons)

    10/09/2006 5:57:04 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 912+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 October 2006 | Fiona Hudson and Mark Dunn
    THE London Tube bombers plotted to kill the Australian cricket team by spraying sarin gas into their change rooms during last year's Ashes series, a friend of the terrorists claims. Al-Qaida commanders allegedly ordered the suicide bombers to get jobs at Edgbaston Cricket Ground and wipe out the Australian and England players. They were instructed to release sarin gas, a highly toxic nerve agent that is one of the world's most dangerous chemical weapons. But cricket-loving terrorist Shehzad Tanweer apparently objected and instead the terrorist cell perpetrated the July 7 underground Tube and bus bombings that killed 56 people and...
  • Al-Qaeda 'plotted Ashes (UK) attack'(to kill UK & Australia cricket teams with sarin gas)

    10/08/2006 12:50:02 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 901+ views
    Australia News ^ | Oct. 9, 2006 | Andrew Ramsey and Simon Kearney
    AL-QAEDA plotted to murder the entire Australian cricket team in their change rooms during last year's Ashes tour of Britain using sarin nerve gas sprayed by the men who bombed the London Underground. A friend of one of the four bombers who killed 52 people when they bombed trains and buses in the British capital on July 7 last year told The Sunday Times newspaper that the al-Qaeda cell was initially ordered to kill the England and Australian cricket teams during the Edgbaston Test in Birmingham. The claim was made by a family friend of bus bomber Hasib Hussain, who...
  • Tests Confirm Sarin Gas in Baghdad Bomb

    05/25/2004 1:48:13 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 223 replies · 761+ views
    AP ^ | Tue, May 25, 2004 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON - Comprehensive testing has confirmed the presence of the chemical weapon sarin in the remains of a roadside bomb discovered this month in Baghdad, a defense official said Tuesday. The determination, made by a laboratory in the United States that the official would not identify, verifies what earlier, less-thorough field tests had found: the bomb was made from an artillery shell designed to disperse the deadly nerve agent on the battlefield. The origin of the shell remains unclear, and finding that out is a priority for the U.S. military, the defense official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity....
  • US in U-turn over Gulf war syndrome

    11/03/2004 3:33:57 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 7 replies · 436+ views
    Terence Walker is one of the lucky ones. On 19 January 1991 he was with 6000 British troops at Al Jubayl in Saudi Arabia, as the first Gulf war was beginning. At around 3am there were loud bangs and flashes, and troops scrambled into gas masks as chemical detector alarms sounded. Some detectors in the area registered the nerve gas sarin, but the UK’s Ministry of Defence later said that these alerts were false alarms. Since Walker returned home he has suffered from chronic diarrhoea, sweating, insomnia, muscle and stomach pain, fatigue, loss of memory and arthritis. That does not...

    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...
  • Warheads found in Iraq not chemical weapons, military says

    07/02/2004 12:02:45 PM PDT · by TexKat · 160 replies · 1,347+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Multinational forces in Iraq (news - web sites) said that more than a dozen missile warheads said to contain mustard gas or sarin have tested negative for chemical agents. Washington had announced the find by Polish troops on Thursday, which was later confirmed by Warsaw. The head of Poland's military intelligence service also said on Friday that "terrorist" groups were seeking to acquire the weapons. But the 122mm warheads, found in late June, have been found not to contain the deadly chemicals, a statement from multinational forces here said. "Those 16 rounds were all empty and tested...
  • Terrorists tried to get Iraqi chemical weapons, Polish official says

    07/02/2004 10:22:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 258+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/2/04 | Monika Scislowska
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Terrorists may have been close to obtaining munitions containing the deadly nerve agent cyclosarin that Polish soldiers recovered last month in Iraq, the head of Poland's military intelligence said Friday. Polish troops had been searching for munitions as part of their regular mission in south-central Iraq when they were told by an informant in May that terrorists had made a bid to buy the chemical weapons, which date back to Saddam Hussein's war with Iran in the 1980s, Gen. Marek Dukaczewski told reporters in Warsaw. "We were mortified by the information that terrorists were looking for...
  • 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...
  • Lab: Nerve Agent Sarin Was in Iraq Bomb

    05/26/2004 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 218+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 26, 2004 at 11:31:39 PDT | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An artillery shell containing the deadly nerve agent sarin, found in the remains of a roadside bomb in Iraq, was made before the 1991 Gulf War, a senior military official said Wednesday. Laboratory tests have confirmed that the chemical weapon sarin was in the remains of the bomb found in Baghdad on May 15, government officials said. The confirmation came at a U.S. lab that officials declined to identify. At the Pentagon, Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez, deputy director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the 155-millimeter artillery shell was made by the Iraqis...
  • Here’s a Scoop (Sarin Gas and the Media)

    05/25/2004 7:55:08 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 29 replies · 184+ views
    Townhall ^ | 25 May 2004 | Rich Tucker
    Journalists want to talk about “news,” not “olds.” If a story broke two days ago, it’s not likely to get coverage today unless there’s a new angle to discuss. And that’s a shame sometimes, because when a story has been insufficiently covered, you wish they’d revisit it. For example, on May 15, insurgents attacked an American military convoy. No, that’s not really news. But the fact that they used a shell containing the nerve gas sarin should have been. Sarin is so powerful that just a tiny amount can kill instantly. But this discovery didn’t fit the media template that...
  • Sightless over sarin

    05/22/2004 8:40:08 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 16 replies · 212+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 22 May 2004 | Linda Chavez
    <p>You would have thought the discovery of an actual weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq would be big news, especially since it was aimed at American soldiers.</p> <p>But apparently not in the eyes of most U.S. newspaper editors and network television producers, who largely ignored one of the major stories from Iraq this week.</p>
  • Al Qaeda warns of threat to water supply

    05/28/2003 11:39:10 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By Shaun Waterman, UPI
    <p>A spokesman for al Qaeda has told an Arabic-language newsmagazine that the terror group will try to use poisons to attack the United States, specifically threatening to contaminate the nation's water supply.</p> <p>Abu Mohammed al-Ablaj told the London-based al-Majallah magazine that "al Qaeda [does not rule out] using sarin gas and poisoning drinking water in U.S. and Western cities."</p>
  • 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...
  • Confusion over terror alert

    11/08/2002 8:12:46 AM PST · by UKCajun · 1 replies · 141+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | 8 Nov 2002 | Ben Leapman
    David Blunkett came under fire today over a blunder which spread unnecessary alarm over the threat of a terror attack on London and the rest of Britain. An inquest was under way at the Home Office into how officials came to release a report in which the Home Secretary claimed that al Qaeda could strike with poison gas or a "dirty" radioactive bomb. ...In London, there are fears that terrorists might be planning an attack on the Tube involving Sarin, the poison gas used by religious fanatics in 1995 on Tokyo subway.