18-06-13

'Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons, Israel Says'

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November 2, 2010

‘IDF intelligence chief: Israel’s next war will see heavy casualties’

In farewell meeting at the Knesset, Gen. Amos Yadlin says next conflict will hit Israel far harder than recent wars in Lebanon and Gaza – and hints for first the time at Israeli involvement in a 2007 strike on a nuclear plant in Syria.

In a final meeting at the Knesset, outgoing Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin warned on Tuesday that Israel’s next war would be fought on several fronts – causing far heavier damage and casualties than other recent conflicts. A new war would be far deadlier than Israel’s last two, relatively short, conflicts in Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2008-9. Syria, particularly, posed a greated military obstacle to Israel than at any time in the past three decades, Yadlin said, having amassed advanced Russian-built antiaircraft missiles that seriously limited the operational freedom of the Israel Air Force. Yadlin also hinted at Israel’s involvement in attacking a Syrian nuclear facility in September 2007. That strike has been widely attributed to Israel, but the government has never officially taken responsibility for the operation. The veteran soldier, who turns 60 next year, told the committee that during his position as MI chief he had contended with two enemy nuclear programs – apparently a reference to Iran and Syria. Yadlin also warned of a growing threat from the Iranian nuclear program, saying Iran now had enough highly enriched uranium to build a bomb.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-intelli...

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May 6, 2013 - May 21, 2013

May 6, 2013 - 'Israel used depleted uranium in airstrike on Syria: Report':
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/05/06/302129/israel-hit-syria-using-depleted-uranium/
May 21, 2013  - ‘Israel forces fired at target in Syria’:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/05/21/304611/israel-forces-fired-at-target-in-syria/

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June 17, 2013

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Vietnamese victims of American chemical warfare (Agent Orange, Monsanto)

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Gaza 2009 - Victim of Israel's use of white fosfor bombs

16-11-12

Recent publications about Syria

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Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has had several siber attacks recently.

For this reason access to Sana which broadcasts the latest truth about Syrian developments is sometimes difficult.

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Recent publications of SANA 

Nov 16, 2012:

Three More Palestinians Martyred on the Third Day of Israeli Aggression on Gaza

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/16/452770.htm

 

UN Renews Demand that Israel Rescind Its Decision to Annex Occupied Golan, Comply with UNSC Resolution 497

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/16/452759.htm


Brazil Refuses to Recognize Syrian Opposition Coalition in Doha 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/16/452793.htm


Al-Jaafari : UNSC Required Now More Than Ever to Shoulder its Responsibilities to Combat Terrorism in Syria 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/15/452664.htm


21 Palestinians Martyred in Israeli Raids, 3 Israeli Settlers Killed by Palestinian Resistance Shelling 

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/15/452585.htm


Nov 15, 2012:

Russia: Foreign Military Assistance to Syrian Opposition Grossly Violates International Law

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/15/452684.htm


Russia, Iran, China Condemn Israeli Aggression on Gaza

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/15/452650.htm 


Abdullahian: Iran Working for Stability in Syria through Comprehensive National Dialogue

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/15/452603.htm


Syrian Government Condemns Heinous Israeli Crimes against Palestinian People in Gaza

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/15/452554.htm


Erdogan and Hamad's Mercenaries Burn Houses and Terrify Families in al-Tadamon

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/15/452727.htm


Syrian Human Rights Network: The US, France and Britain's Support to Israel's Terrorism Increases Its Violations

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/15/452610.htm


On the 42nd Anniversary of Correctionist Movement...Syria Committed to Reform and Development Process

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/15/452705.htm


Committee on Following up on Economic Situation Adopts Package of Mechanisms to Preserve Value of Syrian Pound 

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/15/452690.htm


Nov 14, 2012:

Lavrov: Solution in Syria is Through Dialogue on the Basis of Geneva Declaration

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/14/452561.htm


Beijing : Syria Future Determined by the Syrian People

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/14/452517.htm


Austrian Foreign Ministry Secretary Calls for Ending Violence in Syria and Launching Political Dialogue

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/14/452572.htm


Medvedev: Peace Won't Prevail in Syria as long as Western Countries Continue Supplying Arms to Gunmen

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/14/452422.htm


Armenian President: Premade Solutions for Syria May Lead to Tragic Consequences

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/14/452300.htm


Scores of Wanted Persons Had Their Situation Settled in National Reconciliation Meeting in al-Sanamin

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2012/11/14/452592.htm


Nov 13, 2012:

Tehran Hosts Syrian National Dialogue Conference Next Week

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/13/452363.htm


Aoun.. Resolution to Crisis in Syria through National Dialogue

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/13/452384.htm


Nasrallah Stresses Necessity of Political Solution to Crisis in Syria

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/13/452190.htm


Galloway: Saudi Arabia, Qatar Fund, Weaponize and Cover Events for Continuation of Crisis, West Uses Turkey As Platform against Syria

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/13/452234.htm


Nov 12, 2012:

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Holds Holy Mass for Peace in Middle East in Occupied Jerusalem

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/11/12/452036.htm

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20-10-12

Iran Condemns Beirut Terrorist Blast

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Russia, Iran Condemn Beirut Terrorist Blast

Oct 20, 2012
 

MOSCOW, TEHRAN (SANA) - Russia condemned the terrorist bombing in Beirut on Friday that claimed the lives of eight people and injured around 100 others, calling for punishing the perpetrators.

RT website quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Saturday that "Russia expresses solidarity with Lebanon and support to its sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability based on a Lebanese national dialogue.''

The source added that ''What happened showed once again the importance of stopping the activities of destructive forces that are trying to drown the Middle East in chaos and sedition.''

Iran Condemns Beirut Terrorist Blast

The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist bombing that rocked al-Ashrafiyeh in Beirut, stressing that the Zionist entity is the beneficiary of instability in Lebanon.

Al-Alam Channel said that the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast , called upon the Lebanese to preserve their unity and underlined the importance of bringing the culprits to justice.

A terrorist bombing ripped through Sassin Square in al-Ashrafiyeh in Beirut, causing several deaths and injuries.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/20/448144.htm

16-09-12

Pope Benedict XVI: hope for peace

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Pope Benedict XVI Hopes Peace Will Prevail in the Region, Particularly in Syria

September 16th, 2012 - BEIRUT, (SANA )- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed hope for peace to prevail in the Middle East region, particularly in Syria.

In a speech following a Mass he headed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Pope Benedict asked God to help the peoples of the region's countries and bestow peace upon them, especially in Syria, in light of the many afflictions encompassing the region.

The Pope stressed the necessity of respecting the freedom of practicing one's religion for the sake of achieving peace and for everybody to live in harmony.

H. Said

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/09/16/441815.htm

12-09-12

UN General Assembly: 'The future of Syria'...

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'The future of Syria will be built by its people and none other. The support of the international community is indispensable and urgent. It will only be effective if all pull in the same direction' (Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi in remarks to the UN General Assembly on the situation in Syria, 4 Sept 2012)

Who's responsible for terrorist acts in Syria ?

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1) Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

2) British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.

3) An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.

4) Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium. 

5) The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.

6) The weapons and military equipment recently discovered and seized by the Syrian Army in Idlib province proves NATO's arms and logistic support for terrorists in Syria.

7) The seized weapons in Salqain district in Idlib included 7.26 guns along with other weapons as well as boxes of gunshots with the words "NATO BALL" carved on them.

8) The Lebanese army intelligence has seized a large quantity of wea Lutfallah II container pons hidden inside cars aboard an Italian ship at Tripoli port, north of Lebanon, Lebanese security sources told Al-Manar TV.

9) This comes just days after the Lebanese Army Marines confiscated Lutfallah II arms shipment off the Lebanese port of Batoun while it was carrying 300,000 pounds of weapons within three containers. Reports said the cargo ship, which was flying the flag of Sierra-Leone, had left Libya and was bound to Syria.

10) Lebanese terrorist Mohammad Hussein Fares confessed to participating in smuggling weapons, militants and journalists into Syria and committing terrorists acts against Syrians.

11) Fares said that they smuggled assault rifles, RPG rounds, sniper rifles, LAW missiles, machineguns and cases of ammo, delivering them to Amoun, with al-Jarban coming later to distribute them among terrorists.

12) US, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are arming AL-QAEDA Terrorists to commit Terrorism in Syria

13) Over 30,000 various weapons have been channelled to Syria since unrest flared up there in April last year, Amin Khteit says. The overall amount of explosives makes up 300 tons. The deliveries were made by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They depend on the United States, which is making every effort to overpower Syria.

14) The authorities seized weapons smuggled from Turkey in Tal Abyad area on the Syrian-Turkish borders in Raqqa countryside.

15) A Turkish parliamentarian has stressed that Turkish ambulances are transporting weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, expressing their opposition to Ankara's policies on the Syrian case.

Photo: State Lunch - Obama with his little personal friend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who has been posted twice to the Republic of Korea embassy in Washington, D.C. and served as Director-General for American Affairs in 1990–1992

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11-09-12

Human rights first: Who's arming terrorists for bomb attacks in Syria ?

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- Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

- Belgian Senator Nele Lijnen said that she intends to launch a discussion at the Belgian Senate regarding the fact that the terrorists in Syria possess weapons made in Belgium. 

 

- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.

- An official source told a SANA reporter that the seized arms included Nato sniper rifles, machineguns, hunting rifles, explosive devices of various weights, devices for remote control detonation and an amount of batteries and electrical wires.

- The Swiss Authorities announced that they are investigating into information published by Sonntags Zeitung newspaper about hand grenades used by armed terrorist groups in Syria.

22-08-12

Chemical weapons: an excuse for intervening militarily

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Chinese state media have accused US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria's chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily.

The state news agency, Xinhua, was responding to a warning from Mr Obama that Syria would be crossing a "red line" if it tried to use such weapons.

Once again (Iraq, Libya,), Western powers are digging deep for excuses to intervene militarily.

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Photos: The US. used chemical weapons in the savage assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah in late 2004.

14-08-12

As a reminder: Libyan ship with aid supplies for Gaza...

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'Libyan ship with Gaza aid arrives in Egyptian port'

صور بثتها وكالات الأنباء لسيف الإسلام ينفي من خلالها اعتقال الثوار له في طرابلس

14 July 2010

A ship loaded with aid supplies for Gaza has docked in an Egyptian port, ending the latest attempt by activists to break Israel's Gaza blockade.

The vessel was intercepted by Israeli naval ships off the coast of Gaza and forced to head south, the charity which chartered the ship said.

The charity, headed by Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, said it wanted to reach Gaza, but would not risk violence.

In May, Israeli forces clashed with another convoy, killing nine on board.

On Monday, an Israeli military inquiry said it had found mistakes were made at a senior level during the operation, which sparked international outrage, but the troops had been justified in using force.

'Blocked'

The Libyan-chartered Amalthea left Greece on Saturday, carrying food and medical equipment, as well as 15 pro-Palestinian activists and 12 crew members.

Egyptian officials at El-Arish, some 50km (30 miles) to the west of Gaza, said the ship docked at the north Sinai port late on Wednesday.

"As soon as the ship arrives in El-Arish, Egyptian authorities will unload its cargo and hand the aid to the Egyptian Red Crescent, which will deliver it to the Palestinian side," Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said earlier.

The vessel was intercepted by Israeli navy boats some 100km (60 miles) off the coast of Gaza and blocked from heading any further towards the east.

An Al-Jazeera correspondent on board said that Israeli navy boats had formed a "wall" on one side of the Amalthea and forced it towards El-Arish.

Israel's navy began shadowing the vessel overnight, after warning that it would not be allowed to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

The Amalthea resumed its voyage mid-morning on Wednesday after idling for a few hours in international waters.

The Israeli military said the ship had run into engine trouble, but the ship's owner later told the BBC that it was a ploy by the captain to buy time for the Libyan charity to muster international support.

A spokesman for the Gaddafi Foundation said those on board would not resort to violence.

"First and foremost, we want to arrive in Gaza," Yussef Sawani told Al-Jazeera TV. "If this is impossible, we don't want to subject anyone to danger."

Israeli officials denied the group's reports that they were given an ultimatum to change course by midnight or face a forceful takeover.

Humanitarian aid

The 92m (302ft) Amalthea, renamed Al-Amal (Hope) for the mission, is loaded with 2,000 tonnes of food, cooking oil, medicines and pre-fabricated houses, the group says.

For the past three years, Israel has enforced a tight economic blockade on the Gaza Strip, only allowing in limited humanitarian aid.

It says this is necessary to stop weapons for Palestinian militant groups inside Gaza being smuggled in, and to put pressure on the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the coastal territory.

Egypt has also closed its border with Gaza, only opening it occasionally.

The blockade, maintained by Israel and Egypt, was widely described as "collective punishment" resulting in a humanitarian crisis for Gaza's 1.4 million people.

Last month, Israel announced it would ease restrictions by allowing consumer goods into the territory while banning or restricting trade in weapons and materials that could have a military use.

Meanwhile, Israel's parliament voted on Tuesday to strip an Israeli Arab lawmaker of some key privileges for joining the flotilla of aid ships that tried to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza in May.

The Knesset decided to remove Hanin Zuabi's diplomatic passport and funding for legal defence.

Some MPs complained that by penalising an Arab member, the parliamentarians were endangering democracy, but others said that it was her actions which threatened freedoms and rights in Israel.

Ms Zuabi, an MP with the left-wing Arab nationalist Balad party, said the Knesset was punishing her out of vengeance and was threatening co-existence between Jews and Arabs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10615479

Photo: The Libyan ship with aid supplies for Gaza that was blocked by the Israeli authorities and threatened by the US. State Department (July 2010).

13-08-12

'Obama Warns Syria Not to Use Chemical Weapons'...

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The United States last week began laying plans for the contingency of Syrian chemical warfare by setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan, all of which are feared under threat by Syrian president Bashar Assad, debkafile’s military sources report.

DEBKAfile, August 12, 2012

Photo: A baby in Tu Du Hospital suffering from the consequences of Agent Orange being dropped on Vietnam 30 years ago.

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Victims of American chemical weapons

As the United States is the most advanced industrial nation in world it was able to make full use of the latest developments in technology in its war against North Vietnam. B-52 bombers, that could fly at heights that prevented them being seen or heard, dropped 8 million tons of bombs on Vietnam between 1965 and 1973. This was over three times the amount of bombs dropped throughout the whole of the Second World War and worked out at approximately 300 tons for every man, woman and child living in Vietnam.

As well as explosive bombs the United States Air Force dropped a considerable number of incendiary devices. The most infamous of these was napalm, a mixture of petrol and a chemical thickner which produces a tough sticky gel that attaches itself to the skin. The igniting agent, white phosphorus, continues burning for a considerable amount of time. A reported three quarters of all napalm victims in Vietnam were burned through to the muscle and bone (fifth degree burns). The pain caused by the burning is so traumatic that it often causes death.

The US also made considerable use of anti-personnel bombs. The pineapple bomb was made up of 250 metal pellets inside a small canister. Gloria Emerson, a reporter in Vietnam, witnessed their use: “An American plane could drop a thousand pineapples over an area the size of four football fields. In a single air strike two hundred and fifty thousand pellets were spewed in a horizontal pattern over the land below, hitting everything on the ground.”

The United States also experimented with the use of plastic rather than metal needles and pellets in their antipersonnel bombs. The advantage of plastic was they could not be identified by X-Ray machines. Dropped on highly populated areas, antipersonnel bombs could severely disrupt the functioning of North Vietnam. It has been claimed that the major objective of the US bombing raids on North Vietnam was not to kill its 17 million population but to maim them. As was pointed out at the time, serious injury is more disruptive than death as people have to be employed to look after the injured where they only have to bury the dead.

One of the major problems of the US forces was the detection of the National Liberation Front hiding in the forests of Vietnam. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy approved Operation Ranch Hand. This involved the spraying of chemicals from the air in an attempt to destroy the National Liberation Front hiding places. In 1969 alone, Operation Ranch Hand destroyed 1,034,300 hectares of forest. Agent Orange, the chemical used in this defoliation programme not only destroyed trees but caused chromosomal damage in people.

Chemicals were also sprayed on crops. Between 1962 and 1969, 688,000 agricultural acres were sprayed with a chemical called Agent Blue. The aim of this exercise was to deny food to the NLF. However, research suggests that it was the civilian population who suffered most from the poor rice harvests that followed the spraying.

When a report appeared in the St. Louis Dispatch about the dropping of “poison” on North Vietnam the United States denied the herbicide they were using was a chemical weapon. It was claimed that Agent Orange and Agent Blue were harmless to humans and only had a short-lived impact on the environment.

This was disputed by international experts and 5,000 American scientists, including 17 Nobel prize winners and 129 members of the Academy of Sciences, signed a petition against chemical and biological weapons being used in Vietnam. However, it was not until 1974 that the United States government stopped using Agent Orange and Agent Blue.

During the war about 10% of Vietnam was intensively sprayed with 72 million litres of chemicals, of which 66% was Agent Orange. Some of this landed on their own troops and soon after the war ended veterans began complaining about serious health problems. There was also a high incidence of their children being born limbless or with Down’s syndrome and spina bifida. The veterans sued the defoliant manufacturers and this was settled out of court in 1984 by the payment of $180 million.

The TCCD dioxin used in Agent Orange seeped into the soil and water supply, and therefore into the food chain. In this way it passed from mother to foetus in the womb. In Vietnam the dioxide remains in the soil and is now damaging the health of the grandchildren of the war’s victims.

A report published in 2003 claimed that 650,000 people in Vietnam were still suffering from chronic conditions as a result of the chemicals dropped on the country during the war. Since the war the Vietnamese Red Cross has registered an estimated one million people disabled by Agent Orange. It is estimated that 500,000 people in Vietnam have died from the numerous health problems created by these chemical weapons.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/VNchemical.htm

Syria: 'US sets up teams with Israel, Jordan, Turkey against chemical attack’

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Syria: 'US warns for chemical attacks'...

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US sets up teams with Israel, Jordan, Turkey against chemical attack’

Chemical bomb shells

The United States last week began laying plans for the contingency of Syrian chemical warfare by setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan, all of which are feared under threat by Syrian president Bashar Assad, debkafile’s military sources report.

DEBKAfile, August 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

Photo: victim of napalm bombs in Vietnam

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Forms of Napalm

Napalm B is chemically distinct from its predecessor Napalm. It is usually a mixture of polystyrene and benzene, used as a thickening agent to make jellied gasoline. One of the advantages of this new mixture lies in its increased safety while being handled and stored. Many accidents had been attributed to personnel smoking around stockpiles.

Napalm B has a commonly quoted composition of 21% benzene, 33% gasoline (itself containing between 1% and 4% (estimated) benzene to raise its octane number), and 46% polystyrene. This mixture is more difficult to ignite than napalm. A reliable pyrotechnic initiator, often based on thermite (for ordinary napalm) or white phosphorus (for newer compositions), has been used. The original napalm usually burned for 15 to 30 seconds while napalm B can burn for up to 10 minutes.

Napalm B was used in flamethrowers and bombs by American and Allied forces in World War II. It is believed by some that Napalm B is formulated to burn at a specified rate and to adhere to surfaces to increase its stopping power. (See below for quote from an army colonel for evidence of such efficacy whether intended or not.) During combustion, Napalm rapidly deoxygenates the available air and generates large amounts of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Napalm bombs were used during the Vietnam War.

Napalm was also used during the Korean War.

“Napalm is the most terrible pain you can imagine,” said Kim Phúc, a napalm bombing survivor known from a famous Vietnam War photograph. “Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius (212°F). Napalm generates temperatures of 800 (1,500°F) to 1,200 degrees Celsius (2,200°F).

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The US, champion of chemical attacks...

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'US sets up teams with Israel, Jordan, Turkey against chemical attack’

The United States last week began laying plans for the contingency of Syrian chemical warfare by setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan, all of which are feared under threat by Syrian president Bashar Assad, debkafile’s military sources report...

DEBKAfile, August 12, 2012

Photo: victim of chemical weapons used by the U.S., Falluja, Iraq

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10-08-12

Turkey-Syria Relations

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The leader of Turkey's Felicity Party, Mustafa Kamalak, has warned that his country is the main target of the campaign against neighboring Syria.

Referring to the current developments in the Middle East, Kamalak also warned about “imperial powers' plots to disintegrate Turkey.”

Ankara has already been under fire for supporting Syrian insurgents and giving them arms. 

Turkish lawmaker Mevlut Dudu has accused the Turkish government of using ambulances to smuggle arms and ammunitions into Syria.

Dudu warned Ankara of the repercussions of arming insurgents, criticizing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for leading the country into a predicament by intervention in Syrian affairs. 

Meanwhile, a senior Iranian military official criticized Turkey and a number of other regional states for interfering in Syria's internal affairs. 

Chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi denounced on Monday Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar for their support for the “the warmongering goals of the United States and the bloodshed” in Syria. 

On Thursday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate end to violence against civilians in Syria. 

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings. 

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed insurgents are foreign nationals. 

AGB/MA/AZ

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/255438.html

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May 12, 2010

Turkey-Syria Relations Progressing

The Financial Times reports on Turkey's efforts to push forward on cultural and economic ties with its eastern neighbours, chief amongst them Syria:

Every Friday, tour buses pull up outside the Sanko Park shopping centre in Gaziantep, an industrial city near Turkey’s southern border with Syria.

They are Syrians coming from Aleppo – just a few hours drive over the border – to snap up electronic goods and shop in fashion chains, from Mango to Marks & Spencer, that are unavailable at home. They now make up about one in 20 of the 850,000 customers each month, spending an average of $120 a head and prompting the mall to open an office that will refund VAT on the spot.

“Syria is Turkey 20 years ago,” says Emin Berk, who runs a new office to encourage small business dealings between Gaziantep and Aleppo. “Gaziantep is the first stop out of Syria: it’s more developed and it has better shopping.”

The cross-border spending sprees are one of the most visible effects of a recent rapprochement between Turkey and Syria, part of Ankara’s drive to strengthen ties with its eastern neighbours, using trade and cultural links to increase its “soft power” in the Middle East.

The two countries scrapped visa requirements last autumn to seal their friendship – a striking reversal of the tension of earlier decades, when Turkey was suspected of planting bombs in Damascus in retaliation for Syria’s sheltering of Kurdish separatists. Landmines still pepper the border that tourists now cross freely, but the new allies are even holding joint military exercises.

Nor is Turkey’s aim purely diplomatic. Officials hope their country’s exporters will tap fresh markets, and create jobs in the poorest south-eastern regions of the country – where unemployment and poverty fuel a sense of grievance among ethnic Kurds, and government subsidies have so far had little effect in attracting investment.

http://theodorearz.blogspot.be/2010/05/turkey-syria-relat...

'Turkey main target of anti-Syria campaign'

08-08-12

Syria: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah calls for a dialogue

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Nasrallah: US, Western Countries and Israel Want to Destroy Syria… Israel and Takfiri Mind Real Threats to Stability in the Region

August 8, 2012, BEIRUT, (SANA) – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the US, Israel and some western and regional countries prevent the Syrian opposition from dialogue to achieve their project of destroying Syria.

Speaking during the annual iftar banquet organized by the women’s activities department of the Islamic Resistance Support Association on Monday Nasrallah indicated to the efforts exerted to start dialogue between all opposition and the government but all are in vain because dialogue in Syria is prohibited since the western countries and Israel want to destroy Syria no matter what happens to the armed groups, opposition forces or the Syrian army.

He reiterated that halting violence and returning to dialogue without preconditions are the solution for what is taking place in Syria, adding that those who put conditions reject dialogue.

Nasrallah stressed that Israel and the takfiri mentality are the real threats to the security and stability in the region, adding that many countries and governments are involved in funding this murderer takfiri mind with billions of dollars, deepening wounds in the region and pushing things to the worst.

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Photo: Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

03-08-12

Syria: Western Countries Done Nothing to Start Dialogue in Syria

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Russian Foreign Ministry: Western Countries, Syrian Opposition Done Nothing to Start Dialogue in Syria

Aug 03, 2012

Russian Foreign Ministry said the western countries and the Syrian opposition have done nothing for the political dialogue to start in Syria.

In a statement published on its website on Friday, the Ministry added that the western partners and some regional countries who could influence the opposition have done nothing towards this, rather they were continuing provision of political, technical and financial aid to the opposition's armed groups and thus encouraging them to further reject dialogue.

The Ministry stressed that these countries have not committed themselves to the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Geneva meeting.

The statement said Russia gave all support to Annan and worked with the Syrian government and opposition with the aim of encouraging full cooperation to implement Annan's peace plan.

The Ministry added that Russia's commitment to Geneva meeting resolutions demands that it continue work with the Syrian sides for complete implementation of these resolutions.

Russian Foreign Ministry Source: Moscow Made Its Best Effort to Support Annan's Plan

Earlier, a Russia Foreign Ministry sourec on Friday said Russia has made its best effort to support the mission of the UN envoy Kofi Annan to resolve the crisis in Syria and has no information about who the possible successor of Annan might be.

"We regret Annan's resignation, but efforts must continue," Russian IRAR-TASS news agency quoted the source as saying.

The source noted that Russia has put all its efforts to support the international envoy's plan, citing the several Russian political initiatives made in this regard particularly those presented at the Security Council.

The source stressed that "diplomatic efforts should continue in the current situation as there is no other way out," pointing out that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon plans to appoint a new special envoy, "which is right and a necessary step."

The Russian source told ITAR-TASS that Russia has no information about who could be appointed as the new envoy, considering it very important for the UN observer mission to remain in Syria being the only unbiased source of information about what is taking place in the country.

He highlighted the mission's role in the issue of humanitarian aid despite the difficulties facing it.

Gatilov: UNSMIS Affirmed that Syrian Opposition is Using Heavy Weaponry

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Friday said that the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) affirmed that the Syrian opposition is using heavy weaponry.

Russia Today quoted Gatilov as saying that the observers stressed that the Syrian opposition is also making acts that provoke military operations.

30-07-12

Syria News: People of Occupied Syrian Golan

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People of Occupied Syrian Golan, Committee for Supporting Captives Organize Sit-Ins to Support Syrian and Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons

April 21, 2012 - QUNEITRA, (SANA) – The people of the occupied Syrian Golan's villages and families of detainees organized a sit-in on Sunday at Sultan Basha al-Atrash Square in the town of Majdal Shams in support of detainees and captives held in Israeli prisons.

During the sit-in, a liberated Syrian captive recited a statement on occasion of the Syrian Caprive Day, saying that the people of the Golan will continue their struggle and steadfastness and denouncing the inhumane practices of Israel against the captives of Golan and Palestine who face a slow and methodical death at the hands of Israeli prison administrators.

The statement said that the continuing detainment of Syrian captives is a disgrace to humanity and a blatant violation of international accords and norms and the Geneva Convention.

The people of Golan and the families of captives pledged to remain committed to their land and Arab dignity and to keep rejecting all forms of occupation.

In statements to SANA, relatives of captives called upon the world to act and put an end to the Israeli prison administrations' oppressive practices, denouncing the international silence regarding these practices and voicing confidence that all captives and detainees will be set free.

In turn, liberated captives Asem al-Weli and Bishr al-Maqt said that the captives never have and never will succumb to the practices of occupation, calling upon the world to pressure the Israeli occupation to release captive Sedki al-Maqt and his colleagues.

On a relevant note, the Committee for Supporting Syrian Liberated Captives and Detainees in Occupation Prisons, along with the committees for defending Palestinian captives and detainees, organized a sit-in in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offices in Damascus in support of Arab captives in Israeli prisons.

The Committee directed a letter to the President of the ICRC detailing the conditions of Arab captives in Israeli prisons and the inhumane practices against them, calling on the ICRC to pressure Israel to cease these practices and release the captives who have been detained for decades, particularly Sedki al-Maqt who has been imprisoned for 27 years.

The committees for defending Palestinian captives also directed a letter to the ICRC calling on the world to take serious action and release more than 5,000 Palestinian men, women and children detained in Israeli prisons who are being liquidated by the occupation.

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Syria: Committee for Supporting Golan Prisoners Resists

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Committee for Supporting Golan Prisoners: Resistance Will Remain despite Israeli Practices against Syrian Prisoners

July 30, 2012 - QUNEITRA, (SANA) – The Committee for Supporting Golan Prisoners in Israeli Prisons stressed the continuity of resistance despite the Israeli occupation's arbitrary practices against the Syrian prisoners who spent more than 25 years in the Israeli jails.

In a statement on Monday, the Committee hailed the sacrifices of the Syrian army and people in the face of those who conspire against their unity and homeland.

The Committee congratulated the liberated prisoner, head of Apple Marketing Committee in occupied Golan, Yousef Saleh Shams.

In a statement to SANA reporter , Chairman of the Committee for Supporting Syrian Prisoners in Israeli prisons, Ali al-Younes hoped the international organizations to pay more attention to the issue of Syrian prisoners and the difficult circumstances in the Israeli jails, indicating to the deteriorating health conditions of many prisoners due to the deliberate medical negligence by Israeli occupation authorities.

R. Raslan/ al-Ibrahim 

09-07-12

Syria: terrorists kill civilians with weapons of NATO and its friends

This is what America, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, Turkey are doing by supplying terrorists in the Middle East with weapons and money...

http://youtu.be/noWfGG-sooI

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Obama and his friend Ban Ki-moon.  Ban Ki-Moon, the  current Secretary-General of the United Nations, was the Foreign Minister of West-Korea from January 2004 to November 2006.  He calls the Syrian regime 'sick and barbaric' and says nothing about the dirty role of the US an its allies.

17-01-12

Syria: Nato planning direct military intervention

Zuckerberg+meets+SarkozyElysee8.jpgThe head of Russia's security council said he had seen intelligence indicating plans for a military incursion were well advanced. "We are getting information that Nato members and some Persian Gulf States, operating according to the Libya scenario, intend to move from indirect intervention in Syrian affairs to direct military intervention," Nikolai Patrushev, the head of the Kremlin security body said in an interview published in Russia's Kommersant newspaper on Thursday. "This time it is true that the main strikes forces will not be provided by France, the UK or Italy, but possibly by neighbouring Turkey which was until recently on good terms with Syria and is a rival of Iran with immense ambitions." America and Turkey were even now possibly already refining options for a no-fly zone that would allow armed Syrian opposition fighters to mass in the designated areas, he added.


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