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Here's a story that likely will not receive a bit of attention outside the two communities mentioned in the article. Here's the background. In 1997, we and the Ruskies signed an agreement to ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Now that the shameful – and, until now, highly secret – truths about Iraq’s real weapons of mass destruction have been exposed in a sweeping and stunning multimedia report in today’s New ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 92 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 10:49 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
The New York Times had published a new report detailing the numerous cases of American and Iraqi soldiers accidentally exposed to chemical agents from Saddam Hussein'
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 136 comments on Tue Oct 14, 2014 at 10:35 PM PDT with 248 Recommends
August 22nd marked the 1-year anniversary of Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical attack on the Syrian people.
by StopMotionsolo
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Los Angeles Times is reporting this morning that the military wing of Hamas said it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile. See the article here as ...
by unapologeticliberal777
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:35 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Haaretz is reporting, from AP, that ISIS has captured a chemical weapons site in Iraq. The US says that this site has no intact chemical weapons and that it "it would be very difficult, if not ...
by LenL
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 06:59 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I need to get something off my chest. This past week, to absolutely no fanfare whatever, the last declared chemical weapons left Syria. (Isn’t it interesting how the drums of war earn endless ...
by Alan Grayson
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 08:07 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
On June 28, 1914 the Great War (known mostly in the last 75 years as World War I) began as the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. The war ensued as decades and ...
by pittgreg
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 07:54 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The United States Navy does not include even one example of a submarine or destroyer tender. I nominate the USS Enterprise. Very capable and at the end of service life. If a terrible accident ...
by aoeu
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 01:09 PM PST with 0 Recommends
Back in September, Obama Administration officials said that Syria's chemical weapons represented a grave threat to the United States and that they could never be eliminated without going to war. Now ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 07:32 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Rockets used to deliver chemical weapons in Syria. Dominic Evans at Reuters [reportshttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/07/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE9960CN20131007]: An official from the ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 50 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
This is very promising, as the five veto-wielding permanent members of the UN Security Council are France, Great Britain, USA, Russia and China. From The Washington Post : UNITED NATIONS — The ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
Obama plays God, seeks to smite Syria for its sin, but some evidence points to rebels—& Saudi suppliers—as culprits A WALL commentary written by Paul W. Lovinger of the War and Law League (WALL),
by ben Avram MacJean
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 10:10 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Who's in charge here? We have lived through a summer of vacillation and hesitation by the American government. Even the normally imperturbable Federal Reserve seemed to catch the bug this past week ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 01:05 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Some claim that the plan to destroy Syria's CW has already failed. But in fact Syria delivered the first installment of its promised accounting of its CW stockpile to the UN's designated CW experts ...
by Mokurai
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
While the world's attention has rightly been focused on Syria for the past week, it is Iran that may well move to center stage in the coming days. Although I have no illusions that he was ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
The US shouldn't commit an act of war without Clear, public evidence A connection between the act and a just goal A Congressional declaration of war A U.N. resolution that provides for force and ...
by Simplify
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
It's very hard to write about this cartoon without first issuing a spoiler alert.  If you want the full experience of the cartoon, stop reading now and watch the cartoon.  Strangely enough, I ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Originally published on Eclecitfying I’m in favor of the current thrust towards resolving the Syrian chemical weapons problem without war. If the disarmament can be made to work it is far ...
by kenarnold
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Still think Obama and Kerry stumbled into a last-minute solution on Syrian chemical weapons? Maybe not…
by marc in MD
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:24 AM PDT with 31 Recommends