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Op-Ed: Republicans want to spill more U.S. blood in Iraq

Washington - With thousands of American veterans unable to get medical care in a timely fashion, the Republican party is pressing President Barack Obama to do something forceful about the rising power of jidahists in Iraq.

Washington preparing plans to evacuate Baghdad embassy

Tikrit - Bahrain-based Iraqi News reported Washington sources said plans were being prepapred to evacuate the Baghdad embassy. The site is at http://www.iraqinews.com/ir aq-war/urgent-u-s-embassy-p repares-evacuation-plans/

Report warns on Al Qaeda's access to Syrian biological weapons

In a disturbing report released this week by the Henry Jackson Society, a direct line is drawn between the instability of the Assad regime in Syria and the ability of the Al Qaeda terrorist network to acquire biological weapons.

Op-Ed: Social media is the new fifth estate

Denver - If Jean Valjean were alive today his story might well end up on social media. Iraq's weapons of mass destruction certainly would have been a prime target.

Op-Ed: Obama's speech on Syria and weapons of mass destruction

Washington - Barack Obama's speech on Syria last night (September 10) repeated many of the same arguments that he and his team have been using in the media blitz to convince the American public to support Obama's plan to punish Assad for his alleged use of chemical we

Israeli intelligence minister: Iran plans 30 nuclear bombs a year

In the backdrop of an Iranian election that features nuclear hard lines from all 8 candidates, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz asserts that Iran is determined to establish the ability to create 30 nuclear bombs a year.

Op-Ed: Obama vs. Romney decides the issue — Women are smarter than men

To begin, I get that Republicans are not likely to buy this argument but some Democrats might so I'm putting it out there - women are smarter than men and their support of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney cinches it.

Op-Ed: Tony Blair to run the gauntlet in London

London - This afternoon, Tuesday, July 24, Tony Blair is back in town, but not everybody is pleased to see him, and if Stop-The-War have anything to do with things, he won't be pleased to see them. [Report filed 1am, London time].

Informant admits WMD lies led to Iraq war

"Curveball," the Iraqi defector whose claims about weapons of mass destruction led to a nine year war in Iraq, has come forward to admit he made the entire thing up, The Independent reports.

Saudi Prince urges GCC to consider acquiring nuclear weapons

Riyadh - Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal has urged the GCC to form a bloc “union of sovereign states,” that should consider arming with nuclear weapons.

Canada promises $10 million for Libyan weapons disarmament

Tripoli - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Libya today, where he met with Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Baird promised Canada would give $10 million to the NTC to fund weapon recovery and disarmament.

The unconventional revenge of al-Qaida

Mounting setbacks and the loss of their leader, Osama bin Laden, has left al-Qaida rocked and reeling. But could a single attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction settle it's score with the U.S. and return it once more to international prominence?

Rabbits make haven of former chemical weapons production facility

Takehara - A serene and isolated island getaway that has been described as enchanting, with a dark and disturbing past as a top secret chemical weapons site during Japan's imperial era, is now a virtual paradise for hordes of rabbits numbering in the hundreds.

VX nerve agent scare prompts emergency lockdown at U.S. Army base

Salt Lake City - A missing vial containing deadly VX at a Army base in Utah triggered a lockdown at the facility until officials gave the all-clear upon finding the vial hours later.
 

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The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
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In this image pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing mustard gas (military designation HD or ...
In this image pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing mustard gas (military designation HD or H) sit at Pueblo chemical weapons storage facility in Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
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A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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