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MI6 may have got crucial intelligence on Iraq WMDs from a Nicolas Cage film. Bonus: the head of MI6 who helped fabricate the case for war was "Sir" Richard Dearlove–co-director of SC Strategy with the husband of the judge behind my arrest warrant.https://t.co/AyVju0gRPT
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) February 20, 2018
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The US Army regularly produces deadly viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN Convention on the prohibition of Biological Weapons.
As a result, many hundreds of thousands of unwitting people are systematically exposed to dangerous pathogens, and other potentially incurable diseases. This highly classified network of R &D and production facilities includes an array of US government private contracts, which raises additional concerns about privatised chains of command and public accountability.
H/t reader squodgy:
“After the success of the Australian flu, should we be looking at where this all comes from, or just take more supplements?”
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a UN Security Council session on Thursday that Syrian militants were now capable of producing their own chemical weapons. He added that there is serious concern “over the growing threat of ‘chemical’ terrorism” in the Middle East.
“The militants not only use toxic chemicals, but also have their own technologies and production capabilities for the synthesis of fully fledged chemical warfare agents as well as established and branched channels for accessing the precursors,” Lavrov said.
Remember when the US invaded Iraq because of WMDs but it turned out to be a big, fat lie?
Same scenario is now unfolding in Syria. https://t.co/fHisccerko
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) July 4, 2017
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) July 3, 2017
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February 2007. The month in which some 135 people were killed in a market bombing in Baghdad, the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl, and President Putin delivered a speech at the Munich Conference on Security Policy.
It was a speech that made front page news across the world.
‘Putin rails against US foreign policy’ was the headline of the FT. ‘Putin says US is undermining global security’ was the splash of the New York Times. ‘Putin’s speech: Back to Cold War?’ asked the BBC. The World Socialist Website described the address, delivered in front of politicians, military officials, entrepreneurs and experts from more than 40 countries as “one of the most vociferous criticisms of Washington publicly voiced by the head of any major power.”
Ten years ago, there were probably quite a few people who – even after the debacle of Iraq – thought the Russian President had gone ‘over the top’ in his criticism of the way the US operated on the international stage.
Predictably, one of those who lambasted Putin’s speech was the neocon warmonger and then US Presidential hopeful John McCain, who sat in the front row with his eyes staring upwards at the ceiling while Putin addressed the conference. McCain said Russia’s foreign policy was opposed to the “principles of Western democracies.”
… because he is an elite puppet, like Obama, Bush and Clinton.
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Donald Trump’s reaction to news that some U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia intervened in the 2016 presidential election on his behalf was to fire back: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.”
He might have had a point — were it not for the fact that he was being so obviously and ludicrously insincere. Case in point: Trump is said to be on the brink of appointing John Bolton as deputy secretary of state. He is arguably the man most responsible for hiding the truth about Iraq’s nonexistent WMDs.
The Bush administration, with Bolton as undersecretary of state for arms control, arrived in Washington, D.C., in 2001 with the goal of invading Iraq. They weren’t motivated by whatever WMDs Iraq might or might not have, but, as a senior administration official later explained, by the simple and highly galling fact of Saddam Hussein’s “defiance” of the U.S.
Thirteen years after the invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is common knowledge that this war of choice was based on fabrications and slick propaganda. There were no weapons of mass destruction, the country posed no real threat to the U.S., and it was not a hotbed of terrorism until after Saddam was deposed.
Now, a bombshell has dropped in the form of a leaked classified report—a “smoking gun” if you will—that confirms the utter deception carried out on the American people to support the invasion. It demonstrates just how far the cabal under George W. Bush, making up a group known as the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), would go to prey upon fear in pursuit of global hegemony.
While Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others were proclaiming their certainty about the imminent threats posed to the U.S. by Saddam’s Iraq, the leaked documents reveal that they knew almost nothing about any actual weapons or capabilities.
On August 16, 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asked Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, head of the Joint Staff’s intelligence directorate, for a report on “what we don’t know (in a percentage) about the Iraqi WMD program.”
And pipe bombs are now WMDs.
Good to know.
So the invasion into Iraq and Afghanistan was entirely justified then!
Wait, that means that Syria and Iran have also WMDs in their possession and Bibi was right all along.
– Three US Citizens Sentenced For Conspiracy To Start A Revolution Using WMDs (ZeroHedge, Aug 31, 2015):
While the US has had a surge in violence over the past several years, its defining feature was the generally chaotic and uncoordinated nature of each such – usually lethal – act.
That changed over the weekend when the FBI announced three US citizens – Brian Cannon, 37, Terry Peace, 47, and Cory Williamson, 29, – were sentenced to 12 years in prison for “conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government agencies. The defendants planned to attack critical infrastructure while motivating militia groups in other states to rise up and join them in removing government officials who they believed had exceeded their Constitutional power.”
Specifically, the three sentenced men “participated in Internet chat rooms frequented by militia members and others with a shared anti-government ideology. During the chat room conversations, Cannon, Peace and Williamson discussed starting a revolution against the federal government by conducting an attack aimed at the infrastructure supporting the Transportation Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration.” The complaint further notes that “according to their conversations, their goals included forcibly removing government officials who the defendants believed acted beyond the scope of the U.S. Constitution.”
If you consider that ISIS is an operation run by the CIA and the Mossad, …
… then of course ISIS could get their hands on enough material to build a dirty bomb in no time.
– ‘Dirty bomb’: ISIS has enough material to build WMD, Australian intelligence warns (RT, June10, 2015):
Islamic State is believed to have seized enough radioactive material to build a large “dirty” bomb, according to Australian intelligence reports. NATO has expressed concerned about the supplies, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
According to Australian intelligence reports cited by The Independent, ISIS militants possess radioactive material, mostly stolen from government facilities, enough to build a large and devastating dirty bomb – a conventional explosive that is meant to disperse radioactive material over a large area.