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  • Assad Forces Mull Use Of Chemical Weapons In Homs, Opposition Says

    02/09/2012 2:50:23 PM PST · by edpc · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9 Feb 2012 | Zvi Bar'el and DPA
    Syria's military has begun stockpiling chemical weapons and equipping its soldiers with gas masks near the city of Homs, opposition sources reported on Thursday. Opposition activists said they had received reports that the Syrian army had transferred a significant quantity of grenades and mortars containing chemical agents to a school building in Homs.
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • Iran starts uranium enrichment, condemns American to death

    01/09/2012 11:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:56pm EST | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun enriching uranium deep inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, angering the West and undermining hopes that diplomacy could avert further sanctions or war. The start of enrichment at the Fordow bunker near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom was confirmed on Monday by an Iranian official in Tehran and by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran says its nuclear program is purely non-military but the West believes it is designed to produce nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic's decision to carry out enrichment work deep underground could eventually make it much...
  • 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....
  • US units exiting Iraq deployed in Jordan to forestall Syrian attack

    12/13/2011 3:42:17 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 20 replies
    JoeMiller.us from DEBKAfile ^ | 12/13/2011 | DEBKAfile
    As the US completes its final withdrawal from Iraq, American special forces troops have been diverted to positions in Jordan opposite a Syrian tank concentration building up across the kingdom’s northern border, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. As of last Thursday, as of last Thursday Dec. 8, military convoys, air transports and helicopters have been lifting US troops across the border from Iraq. They have been deployed in position to ward off a possible Syrian invasion in the light of President Bashar Assad’s warning that he would set the entire Middle East on fire if the pressure on his...
  • Footage of Stockpiles of WMDs Uncovered in Libya

    12/12/2011 6:40:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | December 11, 2011 | Alaan TV (UAE)
    Following are excerpts from a report on WMD stockpiles in south Libya, which aired on Alaan TV on December 11, 2011: TV anchor: In the Al-Rawagha and Sokna regions in south Libya, the Libyan army discovered stockpiles of mustard gas and verve gas, as well as a plant for their production. Large underground storage places were also found in the area, containing huge amounts of ammunition and missiles. Our reporter in Benghazi has the details. Reporter: This exclusive footage we received from the Libyan Defense Ministry shows tanks of mustard gas and nerve gas, which were discovered following the collapse...
  • Report: Syria arms missiles with chemical warheads

    The Syrian regime, which has endured nine months of civil unrest spurred by the Arab Spring as it swept across the Middle East, has armed its medium-range missile arsenal with chemical warheads. According to a report published by the Sabah daily Sunday, Damascus armed 600 one-ton chemical warheads to use in the event of a foreign military intervention. Furthermore, President Bashar al-Assad ordered the deployment of 21 missile launchers along its border with Turkey. Syria’s medium-range missiles that can be equipped with chemical warheads have a range of up to 1,300 kilometers and would include the southern and central provinces...
  • Saudi Prince Calls for Kingdom to Acquire WMDs

    12/07/2011 1:16:26 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07/12/2011 | John Daly
    So much for peace in the Middle East. On 5 December Prince bin Turki al Faisal, speaking at the “The Gulf and the Globe” conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh urged the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to become a powerful regional bloc by establishing a unified armed force and defense structure. While bin Turki’s call for the GCC to pool its military resources is nothing new, his idea of supporting Gulf countries acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) if Israel and Iran do not constrain their nuclear programs represents the edge of a precipitously slippery slope. Bin Turki told...
  • AP Exclusive: activity at alleged Iran nuke site

    11/21/2011 4:51:22 AM PST · by maquiladora · 5 replies
    Officials say satellite surveillance has shown a recent increase in activity at an Iranian site suspected of secret work on nuclear weapons. One tells The Associated Press that it appears Tehran is trying to cover its tracks by removing any evidence of nuclear research and development.
  • Image shows Iranian missile site was destroyed

    11/28/2011 12:15:58 PM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/28/2011 | Jason Ukman
    Two weeks after a mysterious explosion at an Iranian missile base, a Washington-based research group has released a satellite image showing extensive damage to the site. The image of the compound, near the city of Malard, doesn’t provide any clues as to what caused the Nov. 12 explosion, which Iranian authorities described as an “accident” involving the transport of ammunition. But it does make clear that the facility has been effectively destroyed.
  • Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory(biological WMD?)

    11/26/2011 4:57:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Dutch News ^ | 11/25/11
    Expert unease over deadly flu virus 'created' in Dutch laboratory Friday 25 November 2011 Dutch scientists have created a flu virus which is so deadly there is doubt about whether the research should be published, the Volkskrant reports on Friday. The paper says American experts are worried detailed information could fall into the wrong hands and that terrorists could recreate the virus as a weapon. The fears are notable because the work was carried out on behalf of the National Institutes of Health in the US. The research team, led by Ron Fouchier, professor of virology at Erasmus teaching hospital,...
  • N. Korea: NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit (backpack nuke or radiation bomb?)

    11/25/2011 5:49:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 11/25/11 | Park Jun Hyeong
    NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit By Park Jun Hyeong [2011-11-25 21:22 ] â–² Google Earth image of the alleged area of North Pyongan Province The North Korean military has established a new military brigade in North Pyongan Province which apparently specializes in backpack-sized tactical nuclear weapons. The brigade, which masquerades as a logging brigade, is reportedly part of the 8th Corps of the Chosun People's Army, which has jurisdiction over the province. A South Korean source close to the North Korean military told The Daily NK on Friday, "Three new brigades have been stationed within the 8th Corps." One of...
  • Malkin: Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 12:10:47 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • Biowarfare : Another "Sverdlosk Incident" in Russia ?

    08/25/2005 9:28:24 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 22 replies · 2,762+ views
    The Morning Paper-Special Edition | 08/25/05 | vanity
    Biowarfare : Another “Sverdlosk Incident” in Russia ? I’ve been looking at two recent (and ongoing) outbreaks of Tularemia in Russia: (Source: ProMed : Archives # 20050824.2503; # 20050822.2467; # 20050718.2066 ) 1. 96 people –66 from Dzerzhinsk region; 30 from Nizhniy Novogorod. 2. 56 people – all from the Ryazan area , which borders on Nizhniy Novogorod and Vladimir. What makes it notable is that Tularemia is a fairly rare disease: the Ryazan area had only 4 known cases in 2004. (No historic stats were furnished on the Nizhniy Novgoros area or Dzerzhinsk , but the number of cases...
  • WHY ARE IRANIAN CHILDREN VACCINATED AGAINST SMALLPOX?

    07/02/2005 3:12:27 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1,844+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | 27 June 05 | Neal Boortz
    Smallpox is an acute, highly contagious and often fatal disease caused by the variola virus. The virus is so dangerous and potentially deadly that one confirmed case of smallpox is considered to be a public health emergency. Oh .. and there is no proven treatment for the disease once a person falls ill. You just administer fluids and antibiotics to handle any secondary infections, and hope that the patent is one of the 70%. The other 30% will die. In case you don't already know, Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. The eradication is so complete that we don't even vaccinate...
  • 135-Year-Old Piece of Skin (Scab) Triggers Smallpox Scare At Virginia Museum

    05/19/2011 5:41:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | Updated: Thursday, 19 May 2011, 8:03 AM EDT Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/135- | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. - An outbreak of smallpox was the furthest thing from historian Dr. Paul Levengood's mind when his staff at the Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of "bizarre bits" that were added to the society's collection since its founding in 1831, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. There was Confederate president Jefferson Davis's cigar, confiscated by Union troops. There was a fungus carving of Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveller, and a wreath made of human hair. Then someone mentioned a letter, handwritten and dated 1876, with what appeared to be a smallpox scab pinned inside...
  • British used bioweapon in US war of independence

    08/19/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies
    New Scientist Blog ^ | 19 August 2011 | Debora MacKenzie
    (Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features) A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops were then to join up with the main army, where the disease was raging. It sounds like amazing foresight for its day. "Washington's careful handling of the smallpox epidemic at the beginning of the war was a significant...
  • None Dare Call it a Coincidence: Andy Stern and the White House Biodefense Program

    07/15/2010 11:31:13 AM PDT · by opentalk · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Jul 10th 2010 | LaborUnionReport
    There are many who argue that President Obama has (repeatedly) broken his promise to bring transparency and openness to the White House. In literal terms, however, Obama may not have actually broken that specific promise ,.. it’s just that people may not have understood what Obama meant by transparency and openness. ..Here’s a case in point: First Dot: Several months ago, the union world was shocked when Andy Stern, the ignominious president of the Service Employees International Union abruptly “quit” as leader of the Purple Hand. Surprise and speculation swelled. Was it the Blago Trial? Is he sick?Second Dot: Then,...
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Is Bizarre Smallpox Drug Deal Obama Administration's Next Solyndra?

    11/14/2011 6:51:19 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11-13-11 | Rick Ungar
    David Williams of The Los Angeles Times has uncovered a $433 million dollar government contract to purchase a smallpox anti-viral drug that may, or may not, be necessary in the case of a bioterrorist attack. For that matter, we are not even sure if the drug will work. ST-246, a pill to be manufactured by Siga Technologies, Inc., would come into play as a second level of defense in the event of a smallpox attack. Currently, the nation has stockpiled some $1 billion in smallpox vaccines, enough to inoculate the entire U.S. population and treat those who have contracted the...
  • McCaskill asks for investigation into Obama administration’s sole-source vaccine contract

    11/24/2011 3:33:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/11 | Will Rahn
    Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has asked The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to review the Obama administration’s award of a $443 million sole-source contract to a company owned by a major Democratic donor. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that the Obama administration has taken unusual steps to procure an experimental smallpox vaccine from a company owned by a major Democratic donor despite concerns from some experts that such a drug was unnecessary and would not be effective. Citing “serious questions” about the contract, the Los Angeles Times reported that McCaskill has asked the...
  • There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine

    11/15/2011 10:18:12 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI - The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2011 | Becket Adams
    There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine Becket Adams, The Blaze Nov. 15, 2011, 12:21[Editor's note: smallpox is indeed a horrifying and terrible disease; this cannot be overstated. It is not the intent of this article to mitigate the very real and terrible nature of the disease. The point of this article is to question the White Houses’ intentions in this deal.] Several critics believe that the Obama administration’s $433 million investment in the new ST-246 smallpox vaccine reeks of scandal. How could a multimillion dollar investment in an antiviral pill that could...
  • Op-Ed: The Dutch Origins of the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

    11/20/2011 7:52:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Yochanan Visser
    The EU does not seem to apprehend the nature of the Iranian nuclear program. The Dutch helped it happen. On October 21st 2003 the EU and Iran signed an agreement called the Tehran Declaration which stated the following: "The Iranian authorities reaffirmed that nuclear weapons have no place in Iran’s defense doctrine and that its nuclear program and activities have been exclusively in the peaceful domain". Last week's publication of the latest IAEA report not only showed the futility of signing this kind of agreement with a fanatical Islamist regime but it also delivered the ultimate proof of the bankruptcy...
  • Gaddafi DID have chemical weapons: Secret stash proves he broke pledge to Blair

    11/15/2011 7:33:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2011 | James Chapman
    Secret stockpiles of chemical weapons have been found in Libya – revealing Colonel Gaddafi duped Tony Blair when he promised to give them up. David Cameron said last night that the new Libyan government had told him it had identified an arsenal that had been ‘kept hidden from the world’. Diplomatic sources said several sites thought to contain mustard gas agent and other chemicals had been discovered across the country and were now under armed guard. If confirmed by international inspectors, the discovery will mean that Britain was mistaken when it cosied up to the Libyan regime on the understanding...
  • UN envoy to Libya says much already missing from unsecured weapons depots (SHOCKER)

    11/07/2011 9:14:31 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-6-11 | Associated Press
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Some weapons depots in Libya have still not been secured properly, and “much has already gone missing” from unguarded sites, the top U.N. envoy in Libya said in an interview Sunday. Preventing more weapons from being smuggled out of country will be difficult, considering the nature of the vast desert nation’s borders, the envoy, Ian Martin, told The Associated Press. 0 Comments Weigh InCorrections? inShare. (Giulio Petrocco, File/Associated Press) - FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, Ian Martin, special adviser for the United Nations in Libya, appears at a joint UN-National Transitional Council...
  • Pakistan keeping nukes on the move in unescorted delivery vans to prevent US first-strike

    11/04/2011 5:51:41 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | MARK THOMPSO
    Instead of moving nuclear material in armored, well-defended convoys, the [Pakistani government] prefers to move material by subterfuge, in civilian-style vehicles without noticeable defenses, in the regular flow of traffic…according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, the Pakistanis have begun using this low-security method to transfer not merely the “de-mated” component nuclear parts but “mated” nuclear weapons. Western nuclear experts have feared that Pakistan is building small, “tactical” nuclear weapons for quick deployment on the battlefield. In fact, not only is Pakistan building these devices, it is also now moving them over roads. What this means, in essence, is this:...
  • Iraq could use human germ carriers against West: defector

    09/20/2002 7:20:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 20, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (AFP) - Iraq could unleash a biological attack on the West by using unsuspecting people traveling abroad as carriers of deadly germs, a prominent Iraqi defector warned late Thursday. Nuclear scientist Khidhir Hamza, who left Iraq in 1994 and now lives in the United States, told the US Congress he suspected the Iraqi security service, which runs the country's biological weapons program, had already used people traveling abroad to reunite with relatives to infect exiled dissidents with the deadly AIDS virus. "An angle rarely reported -- and I found extensive incidents regarding it when I left...
  • Condi reveals the moment she thought President Bush had been lethally poisoned after 9/11

    11/01/2011 6:49:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Lydia Warren
    Condoleezza Rice has revealed the moment she thought that she and President George W. Bush had suffered deadly botulism poisoning. In her new book, the former secretary of state reveals that in the weeks following 9/11, there were scares over smallpox and radioactive attacks on Washington – and a potential poisonous toxin attack on the White House. She was on a trip to a summit meeting in China with Bush when former-Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the blow via a secure video conference line. In an interview with ABC News, Ms Rice explained: ‘The vice president came on the screen...
  • Chemical, nuclear weapons found in Libya (about a month ago - mustard gas missiles)

    10/31/2011 5:58:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 10/31/11
    Chemical, nuclear weapons found in Libya Moscow, Oct 31 : Nuclear and chemical weapons have been found in Libya and the post-Gaddafi regime in the country has no interest in keeping them, acting prime minister Mahmoud Jibril has said. Jibril said foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to investigate the finds, according to the Al Arabiya TV network. Another official of the ruling National Transitional Council said the country was in close contact with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to define the composition of the exact materials of the weapons. "By making this announcement, we reaffirm that the...
  • Libya's PM confirms presence of chemical weapons

    10/30/2011 5:04:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2011
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's interim prime minister on Sunday confirmed the presence of chemical weapons in Libya and said foreign inspectors would arrive later this week to deal with the issue. Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said Libya has no interest in keeping such weapons.
  • 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...
  • CIA Politicized (Withheld Info On Syrian Nucs From Bush-Cheney - Issued Memorial For Treachery!)

    09/15/2011 7:45:16 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 36 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Bill Gertz
    <p>Current and former intelligence officials were surprised by a recent news report revealing that a group of agency analysts celebrated a policy victory of sorts several years ago by issuing a special coin after they had prevented President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney from ordering an attack on Syria’s secret desert nuclear facility.</p>
  • Morning Joe Skirmish As Smiley Recycles 'Bush Lied'

    09/12/2011 5:40:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A skirmish broke out on Morning Joe today as Tavis Smiley claimed President George W. Bush "lied" the USA into the war in Iraq. Joe Scarborough and--surprisingly--Jon Meacham forcefully refuted Smiley's slur. Scarborough unwittingly provoked the incident when, commenting on yesterday's 9-11 observances, he called for a Kumbaya moment in which Americans would put aside politics and thank presidents Bush and Obama for keeping the country safe. That set Smiley off: "the reality is that one of those guys lied to the American people"--and the fight was on. View video here.
  • IAEA: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push

    09/03/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/3/11 | Yossi Melman
    The United Nations nuclear watchdog released a report Saturday stating that Iran is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons, adding that the Islamic Republic has upgraded its nuclear facilities in order to defend them from possible cyber attacks. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has installed new and improved 2IR as well as 4IR centrifuges, which according to experts, will be immune to cyber attacks that were able to breach the older centrifuges. The centrifuges have allegedly been installed, the report states, in a fortified underground facility for uranium enrichment near the city of Qom.
  • Libya Live: Dozens Found Dead at Abandoned Hospital [Gaddafi's "Creepy" Crush on "Leezza" Rice]

    08/26/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:30PM BST 26 Aug 2011 | Matthew Holehouse, Jonny Cooper
    Live coverage of the hunt for Gaddafi as Libyan rebels set up government in Tripoli Latest 20.57 Sources from the French Presidents Office say Gaddafi has been located in his hometown of Sirte, according to a report in Le Parisien. The same report also says Nicolas Sarkozy - and possibly David Cameron - will visit Libya once Gaddafi has been caught. 20.21 Victorious rebels have been enjoying the luxuries of Aisha Gaddafi's apartment [ video]
  • Libya's Deadliest Weapons Not Yet Controlled

    08/23/2011 10:12:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2011 | unattributed
    No one can be sure who controls the Libyan government's weapons stockpiles, a stew of deadly chemicals, raw nuclear material and some 30,000 shoulder-fired rockets that officials fear could fall into terrorists' hands in the chaos of Muammar al-Qaddafi's downfall or afterward. One immediate worry, U.S. intelligence and military officials say, is that Qaddafi might use the weapons to make a last stand. But officials also face the troubling prospect that the material, which was left under Qaddafi's control by a U.S.-backed disarmament pact, could be obtained by Al Qaeda or other militants even after a rebel victory is secured....
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • Teen boy says he made explosive devices (TN)

    08/10/2011 6:39:57 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 63 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 10, 2011 | AP/Staff
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A 13-year-old boy, responding to a traditional start-of-school assignment, says he spent his summer making explosive devices. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday the Smyrna boy was charged with manufacturing explosive devices, a felony. Investigators said he had told his eighth-grade classmates, during the assignment at school, what he had done. Deputies did not disclose the precise explosive devices. The teacher alerted authorities who obtained consent from the boy's mother to search the family home. The devices were removed. A Juvenile Court hearing for the boy is pending.
  • Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with nuclear secrets killed in plane crash

    06/23/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash on Tuesday had been helping Iran with nuclear secrets, it has been revealed. They were among 45 killed when the plane's lights failed in heavy fog and careered into a motorway before bursting into flames - leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was a deliberate plot to kill the nuclear experts. Russian security sources confirmed that the dead scientists worked at the controversial Bushehr nuclear plant on the Iranian Persian Gulf.
  • Report: Iran Has Acquired Nuclear-Capable Warheads

    06/01/2011 5:59:04 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 12 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/1/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Keep in mind that this is not a confirmed report but is from FoxNews. It also comes as the possibility of Iran having enough highly-enriched uranium for the bomb may still be low. However, when a report this serious comes from a reputable news source, it must be taken seriously. The news comes from an Iranian dissident group and may be part of a multi-national attempt to build nuclear warheads. This comes from a former CIA spy that could be part of a very, very interesting chapter in Iranian nuclear history. This also comes after Iranian threats of a mystery...
  • WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11

    04/24/2011 7:26:11 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24 2011 | Peter Finn
    On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. At a hospital, the accused mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole was recovering from a tonsillectomy. Nearby, the alleged organizer of the 2002 bombing in Bali, Indonesia, was buying lab equipment for a biological weapons program. And in a safe house, the man who would later describe himself as the intellectual author of the Sept. 11 attacks was with other key al-Qaeda members watching the scenes from New York and Washington unfold on television.
  • Remember Scott Ritter? Today’s media want you to forget yesterday’s hero

    04/18/2011 12:35:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4-18-11 | John Hayward
    Does the name “Scott Ritter” sound familiar? It should. He used to get a lot of media attention. Ritter was the chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq during the Nineties. He became a darling of the press and Democrat Party when he began criticizing President Bush’s invasion of Iraq in the strongest possible terms. On the eve of war, he predicted the United States would “leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated.” Our defeat was “inevitable” because we did not “have the military means to take over Baghdad.” Once the U.S. military made Ritter eat those words,...
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • Former Hussein General, Georges Sada, coming up on Larry Elder Show, KABC in L.A.

    03/31/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    KABC ^ | 3-31-11 | dfu
    LISTEN TO LARRY AND HIS GUEST, the guy who claims that Hussein moved WMDs to Syria.
  • 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...
  • 'Gadhafi may use chemical, biological weapons against Libya unrest'

    02/24/2011 11:52:58 PM PST · by americanophile · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/25/11 | DPA
    Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi may resort to using biological and chemical weapons as a last resort amid the country's escalating and violent unrest, Al Jazeera quoted a former Libyan minister as saying on Friday. Former justice minister Mustafa Abdel Galil told the broadcaster Al Jazeera that Gaddafi had those weapons and would not hesitate to use them against civilians. "At the end when he's really pressured, he can do anything. I think Gadhafi will burn everything left behind him," he warned late Thursday. The regime is known to still possess substantial quantities of mustard gas. Gadhafi agreed in 2003 to...
  • Saudi Citizen in Texas Charged in Suspected Bombing Plot

    02/24/2011 10:54:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 24, 2011 | FOX News
    A college student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on U.S. targets using explosive chemicals. Khalid Aldawsari, who is legally in the U.S. on a student visa, allegedly targeted the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. He was arrested late Tuesday on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. “Yesterday’s arrest demonstrates the need for and the importance of vigilance and the willingness of private individuals and companies to ask questions and contact the authorities when confronted with suspicious...
  • Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:55:02 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 50 replies
    KDAF ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | DOJ
    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets. The arrest and the criminal complaint, which was unsealed in the Northern District of Texas, were announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas; and Robert...
  • Saudi National Arrested in Texas on Charges of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

    02/24/2011 8:10:09 AM PST · by cll · 225 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/2011
    Banner only. Fox Radio says President George W. Bush might have been the target.
  • Second Suspected Nuclear Site Identified in Syria

    02/23/2011 8:20:30 PM PST · by americanophile · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2011 | JAY SOLOMON
    WASHINGTON—A second suspected nuclear installation has been identified in Syria, according to commercial satellite photos, providing new evidence that Damascus may have been pursuing atomic weapons before a 2007 Israeli military strike. The publishing Wednesday of the photos by Washington's Institute for Science and International Security could increase pressure on the United Nations to demand expansive new inspections of suspect Syrian facilities during a March board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency. IAEA inspectors visited eastern Syria in 2008 and reported that they recovered traces of processed uranium from a site called Dair Alzour, which the Bush administration alleged...