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  • I Survived a Sarin Gas Attack

    04/10/2017 3:34:49 AM PDT · by billorites · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2017 | Kassem Eid
    On Aug. 21, 2013, I woke up in the dark around 4:45 a.m., struggling to breathe. My eyes were burning, my head was throbbing, and my throat was blocked. I was suffocating. I tried to inhale but all I heard was a horrible rasping sound as my throat closed up. An unbearable pain drummed in my head. The world began to blur. I pounded my chest but couldn’t breathe. My heart seemed about to explode. Suddenly, my windpipe opened. A gust of air pierced my lungs. Needles seemed to stab my eyes. A searing pain clawed at my stomach. I...
  • Susan Rice Lied About Syria Chemical Weapons

    04/09/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. Ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, Gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • PolitiFact Changes Its 'Mostly True' Rating for John Kerry's 2014 Claim About Chemical Weapons in S

    04/09/2017 10:14:07 AM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies
    ijr ^ | 4/8/17 | Parker Lee 20 hours ago
    <p>Back in July 2014, then-Secretary of State John Kerry announced that his department “got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out” of Syria.</p> <p>Following Tuesday's horrific chemical attack on the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun — which reportedly left over 80 people, including scores of children, dead — those claims have come under close national scrutiny.</p>
  • Did the Obama Administration Know that Syria Still had Chemical Weapons?

    04/08/2017 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Sean Keeley of The American Interest noticed a curious statement from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster when he briefed reporters on the Syrian strike. And the one thing that I will tell you though, there was an effort to minimize – to minimize risk to third-country nationals at that airport – I think you read Russians from that – but that – and we took great pains to try to avoid that. […] And then there were also measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas, so that that would not be ignited...
  • PolitiFact Pulls ‘Mostly True’ Rating of John Kerry’s Claim of Eliminating Syrian Chemical Weapons

    04/08/2017 8:37:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Apr 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    PolitiFact has pulled a 2014 fact-check on remarks about Syria by former Secretary of State John Kerry after the claim the Obama administration “got ‘100 percent’ of chemical weapons out of Syria” turned out to be false. “Kerry said in a television interview that in Syria, ‘we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.’ Syria had agreed in 2013 to an ambitious program to destroy its chemical stockpiles under international supervision, as part of a deal brokered by Russia,” they explained. “When Kerry spoke in July 2014, the process seemed far along. Based on reports from the Organization for...
  • Some Thoughts on the Cruise Missile Strikes on the Syrian Regime

    04/07/2017 2:55:49 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 53 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 7 April 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    I have mixed thoughts on the US cruise missile strike on the Syrian airfield last night. These thoughts are going to appear all over the map but given the situation in the Middle East, that seems unavoidable: • There can be no doubt that Syria’s armed forces launched the sarin attack that prompted the US cruise missile strike. The excuse that the Syrians and Russians gave that Al Nusra moved a sarin lab into the area and an air strike inadvertently released the chemicals is absurd. Sarin would burn off in such a strike and would not be dispersed in...
  • In January, Susan Rice Assured NPR the Obama Admin Removed Chemical Weapons From Syria

    04/07/2017 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | APR 06, 2017
    Back in January in an in interview with NPR, Obama national security adviser Susan Rice was still touting the Obama administration's success at removing chemical weapons in Syria: "We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished." Between her dubious public statements on Benghazi, the Bowe Bergdahl desertion, her recent denial that she knew anything about unmasking Trump officials' identities in intelligence reports, and now this—it would seem Rice has a real...
  • A History of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    04/07/2017 9:29:45 AM PDT · by semaj · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Reports of the first mass use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime began four years ago amid the country’s ongoing conflict. In March 2013, both sides in the Syrian Civil War traded accusations over a gas attack that killed dozens of people, including government soldiers, in Khan al-Assal, a district of Aleppo city in northern Syria. An investigation by the United Nations later concluded that sarin nerve gas was used in the attack, but the international body did not identify a culprit. ...In August 2013, Syrian government forces were accused of using chemical weapons against rebel-held suburbs...
  • Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. What happened?

    04/07/2017 4:59:43 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 6, 2017 | Matt Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: Syria's government was supposed to have gotten rid of its chemical weapons in 2014. So what happened? There’s a mystery at the heart of an apparent chemical weapons attack in Syria this week: Syria’s government, suspected of carrying out the attack, was supposed to have gotten rid of all its chemical weapons in 2014. A year earlier, President Obama said Syria had crossed a “red line” by allegedly using sarin gas near Damascus and Aleppo, killing at least 100 to 150 people. But rather than take military action, Obama agreed to a Russian deal to dismantle...
  • Susan Rice Lied about Syrian Chemical Weapons

    04/06/2017 6:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • [From Apr 2016] Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

    04/06/2017 12:55:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Strategic Culture ^ | 4/28/2016 | ERIC ZUESSE
    The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set...
  • When Democrats celebrated Obama's 'triumph' in getting rid of Syrian chemical weapons

    04/06/2017 12:03:48 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Despite being humiliated by backing down on his pledge to initiate military action against Syria if they used chemical weapons, Democrats celebrated the removal of WMD from Syria by Russia as a triumph for President Obama. What do you suppose they're thinking today, following the largest poison gas attack by Syria against civilians last week?
  • Syrian gas incident caused by rebels' own chemical weapons: Russian Defense Ministry

    04/05/2017 8:57:28 AM PDT · by sdthree · 60 replies
    Xinhua ^ | April 5, 2017
    MOSCOW, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the deadly gas contamination in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib was caused by the explosion of chemical weapons produced by the rebels. Media reports said about 70 people were killed with 200 others wounded Tuesday in a toxic gas attack by Syrian warplanes on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Syrian air force delivered a strike on the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun against a large ammunition depot and a cluster of military equipment belonging to terrorists, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement....
  • President Trump Has It Wrong on Syria – Assad Did NOT Use Chemical Weapons...

    04/05/2017 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 95 replies
    ... The entire event looks like an horrific operation by anti-Assad forces trying to create assistance for their regime change efforts by killing their own people. Yes, they are that desperate; and yes, there are vested interests in the U.S., including the CIA, who would support such an objective. ...
  • Erdogan Holding U.S. Tactical Nukes At Inkirlink...And Is Hailed As Mahdi

    07/19/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 120 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    [Original title too long: Erdogan Holding U.S. Tactical Nukes At Inkirlink Taking Control Of The Second Most Powerful Army In NATO And Is Hailed As Mahdi] Turkey, in less than 24 hours was occupied by ErdoganÂ’s pro Muslim Brotherhood militia and entered the U.S. base where tactical nukes at Incirlik are held. Period. Plain and Simple. Yet there are no headlines in any media that reveals this global catastrophe in this way. Why? Even the air base, which is used by NATO and stores US tactical nuclear weapons, has been invaded by ErdoganÂ’s militia. The militia entered the base in...
  • Treasury Designates Bank Melli Front Company in New York City

    12/18/2008 12:18:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 287+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp1330.htm December 17, 2008 HP-1330 Treasury Designates Bank Melli Front Company in New York City Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated ASSA CORP., a front company created and controlled by Iran's Bank Melli and domiciled in New York, and its parent organization, ASSA CO. LTD, located in the Channel Islands. "This scheme to use a front company set up by Bank Melli -- a known proliferator -- to funnel money from the United States to Iran is yet another example of Iran's duplicity," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial...
  • March Missile Madness: Odds Of A North Korean WMD Attack In Next Month Tops 60%

    03/10/2017 3:58:14 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-10-2017 | Tyler Durden - Marie DuMond
    Authored by Marie DuMond via Beyond Parallel A Predata-Beyond Parallel prediction indicates there is a 43% chance of North Korean WMD activity taking place in the next 14 days. In the next 30 days, there is a 62% chance for North Korean WMD activity. Beyond Parallel defines WMD activity as nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. As seen below, Predata’s North Korea WMD overview signal captured a notable spike in conversations beginning on March 4, just two days prior to North Korea’s March 6 missile launches, and the signal has remained elevated since. Further, the signal’s 30-day exponential moving average...
  • Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

    01/29/2015 2:48:22 PM PST · by windcliff · 35 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1-29-15 | Russell Contreas
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni tells an agent posing as a Venezuelan official that the bombs would prevent the United States from invading the oil-rich nation and brags to his wife that the passing of secrets would make him wealthy. "I'm going to be the boss with money and power," the naturalized U.S. citizen...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 367 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...