In addition to being the first use of toxic gas dropped from planes, Spain was also one of the first instances of toxic gas being used against civilian population. The Spanish military was specifically instructed to attack population centers, hoping to break the will of sympathetic civilians. The gas-bombs were dropped from Farman F.60 Goliath heavy bomber, shown below, built under licence in Spain. The gases used were purchased from Germany via German chemist Hugo Stoltzenberg, a leading figure in Germany's secret gas development and research, as the treaty of Versailles prohibited Germany from producing any chemical agents.
September 16, 2013
Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan visits Jordan for cooperation against Syria. Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Arabic: الأمير بندر بن سلطان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود) is certainly one of the most dangerous persons in the Middle East and a key force behind the conflict in Syria. Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, who is also the intelligence chief of the totalitarian dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, has visited the Jordanian capital Amman recently in order to talk with some Jordanian officials about a cooperation against Syria.
The systems of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) have been disrupted by a cyberattack of unknown origin.
September 13th, 2013
Over the past days, Anonymous hackers have announced launching attacks against the news organization’s website. However, it’s uncertain if the current outage is caused by them.
A few hours ago, the Syrian Computer Society revealed that “cyber terrorist attacks” caused some Syrian servers to go down.
At the time of writing, the domains of SANA are inaccessible.
SANA is a state-owned company operated by the country’s Ministry of Information. Ever since the alleged chemical weapons attack, the organization’s systems have often been targeted by hackers.
This latest attack comes shortly after SANA published a full transcript of an interview that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had with Russian state TV Rossiya-24.
In the interview, Assad revealed that Syria decided to place its chemical weapons under international control because of Russia’s proposal, and not because of the US threats.
US Government Refuses to Compensate Victims of Chemical Weapons in Vietnam
From 1961 to 1971, approximately 19 million gallons of chemical agents including Agent Orange, were sprayed over the southern region of Vietnam. Much of it was contaminated with dioxin, a deadly chemical. Dioxin causes various forms of cancers, reproductive illnesses, immune deficiencies, endocrine deficiencies, nervous system damage, and physical and developmental disabilities.
So while the US government is attempting to “police the world” in search of chemical weapons, it is important to remember the long history that they have of using these weapons themselves.
Just this week BBC reported that:
The Vietnam War ended nearly 40 years ago, but the casualties continue as birth defects plague the country. There are claims that thousands of children continue to be born with horrific facial deformities due to the 20 million gallons of Agent Orange chemical sprayed by the United States. The Vietnamese call the disfigured youngsters ‘the children of Agent Orange’. Da Nang in central Vietnam is thought to have the highest level of congenital deformity in the world.
There are also many US veterans who suffer from agent orange poisoning, causing thousands of birth defects in America as well. Just recently the veterans began to receive compensation for their suffering, however the millions in Vietnam who are effected will likely never see any kind of real help from the agencies responsible.
The US Government Refuses to Compensate Victims of Chemical Weapons in Vietnam.
President al-Assad's interview with American CBS news
Damascus, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to American CBS news
(The link seems to be blocked by the American authorities)
September 9, 2013
Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama presses his case for a strike on Syria, a new national survey shows him swimming against a strong tide of public opinion that doesn't want the United States to get involved...
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September 10, 2013
Units of the armed forces killed a number of terrorists, including non-Syrians, and destroyed a warehouse full of RPGs launchers in Lattakia countryside.
A military source told SANA that the army units destroyed a car loaded with weapons and ammunition in Ein Arab village and killed 16 terrorists, including Majed Hussein and Mohammad Hussein.
The source added that other army units killed all members of an armed terrorist group in al-Kindasiyeh village, including Majed Saleh and Ahmad al-Ali.
In the same context, the army units killed several terrorists and destroyed their heavy machineguns in Droshan village.
Abu Saleh al-Homsi, Mohammad al-Sayyed Ali and Amer Damrji were identified among the dead terrorists.
Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a terrorists' warehouse full of RPGs launchers and heavy machine guns in al-Rihaniyeh village, killing a number of non-Syrians terrorists, including Mokbel Zaid from Kuwait and the Libyans Saleh Bu Hallak and Salim al-Khalaf.
Army kills 10 terrorists in Aleppo countryside
Units of the Syrian Arab Army carried out a qualitative operation near al-Manara gas station northern al-Nairab Camp in Aleppo countryside.
The operation resulted in killing 10 terrorists and destroying a bulldozer and ammunition.
Authorities seize car loaded with weapons and ammunition in Homs city
The competent authorities seized a car loaded with weapons and ammunition in the surrounding of al-Waer neighborhood in Homs city, an official source said.
The source told SANA reporter that the seized weapons include anti-tank missile, sniper rifles, medical materials, machineguns and mortar shells.
Yesterday, the competent authorities seized a car at the entrance of al-Waer neighborhood with a sniper rifle, highly explosive materials and various ammunition inside. The car was coming from Qara town in Damascus countryside.
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