chemical weapons

IG Report: Army Facility Improperly Handled Chemical Agents

Personnel at an Army chemical and biological storage and testing facility failed to follow protocols pertaining to the handling and tracking of sarin, a lethal nerve agent, according to a June Inspector General report. In the report, aptly titled “The Army Needs to Improve Controls Over Chemical Surety Materials,” inspectors reviewed accountability controls at the…

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A Young Syrian’s Take on the War

In the six years since the Syrian civil war erupted on the heels of the Arab Spring, with few exceptions Syrian viewpoints have been conspicuously absent from western media coverage of the conflict. What follows are excerpts from a lengthy conversation I had with Mohamad Sakar, a 17-year-old Syrian who lives with his family in…

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The Pentagon Secretly Tested Chemical Weapons on American Soldiers

The Pentagon carried out a series of secret chemical and biological weapons tests on American military personnel in the 1960s and 1970s, McClatchy DC reports. Known as Project 112 and Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD), some 6,000 military personnel were involved in the tests, most from the Army and Navy. The purpose of the tests,…

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US Foils Fake Chemical Attack It Predicted, Mainstream Media Pats Self on Back

Well, we can all rest easy — the chemical weapons attack mainstream media predicted Assad would carry out against his own people has been successfully thwarted by mainstream media, which credited mainstream media’s original pre-crisis reporting for successfully averting the crisis. Per Reuters: “U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government…

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Not Even the US Military Knows Why the WH Said Assad Is Planning a Chemical Attack

Washington announced Monday Syria plans to carry out ‘another’ chemical weapons attack against its own civilians — and, without hesitation, the Internet destroyed the gauzy excuse for the U.S. to either undertake its own attack, or lay blame for any suspicious chemical onslaughts on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. White House Press Secretary Sean…

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