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Mosul: How Do Terrorists Get Their Hands On Chemical Weapons and Why is No-one Concerned?

5 Mar
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A representation of the effects of Chlorine gas.

In February 2017, the Daily Star reported the suspected assassination of Abu Yaha al-Iraq, socalled “engineer” behind ISIS’s stash of horrifying Chlorine bombs.

It is since January however, that the UN and other sources have been reporting on the potential for ISIS/ Daesh to obtain and make use of chemical weapons – which, if it were to proven – would represent a clear breach of international law and thus a war crime.

Again, in February, it was reported that the Pentagon also alleges the manufacture of ‘improvised’ chemical weapons. Contradicting this, in 2015, it was reported – again, by the Pentagon – that ISIS was not and could not manufacture such weapons.

In the last few days however, we have had new reports from the International Red Cross of multiple hospital admissions of civilians, including several children, suffering from what appear to be symptoms indicating exposure to these kinds of chemical weapons.

If reports are true, then who is supplying ISIS with the necessary material and equipment to manufacture them and why?

How is ISIS obtaining the expertise to manufacture them?

If neither of these, and ISIS has simply ‘come by’ a stockpile of already manufactured chemical weapons, from who or where did they obtain them and what were they doing in Mosul anyway?

It’s pretty hard to believe that ISIS is capable of or has the expertise to manufacture these chemical weapons on its own; so, one must logically assume that someone or a foreign state is supplying them.

As Michael Springmann recently told Press TV, the manufacture of the elements needed to create a chemical weapon, like Chlorine gas, “is something that is not [what] you can make [it] in your bathtub at home.”

Could it by that the US or another Western government is supplying ISIS with the materials and equipment to create Chlorine gas, or the weapons themselves?

We already know from the Washington Post reported in September 2016, that the Saudi-led coalition have been using White Phosphorus in Yemen, which has been confirmed was supplied to it by the United States.

We also know that Western governments, including the United States, are, and have been, funding Islamist militants, including ISIS, since the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in the 80’s.

Why is no one asking these very pertinent questions; and why does no one seem at all concerned to want to to find out the answer and bring those responsible before the international criminal court?

 

 

Author: Jason Schumann

 

 

UK Foreign Policy: Lessons From Libya, Illegal Wars, Profit, and the Refugee Crisis

6 Jan
[Image: Migrants from Eritrea jump into the sea from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation last week. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP]

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I made the following comments on another platform, after reading ‘Libya: Examination of intervention and Collapse and the UK’s Future Policy Options’; a report published by the House of Commons FCO Committee on the 06 September, 2016.

My comments are based on snippets of text, taken directly from the report, as observed by the Committee, or evidence and opinion given, by experts and Members of Parliament to the Committee.

The report states that the UK government spent in excess of £320m on bombing Libya, but only £25m on reconstruction programmes… most of which, went to foreign companies in the plundering of its natural wealth and subsequent reconstruction.

Dr. Liam Fox, MP, and former Defence Secretary, by his omission to answer (before committee) point 3, of the ‘Failure Strategy’, admitted destabilising Libya was an ‘engineered’ outcome, by various Western governments, including the UK.

(Note: this is the very same Liam Fox, who has consistently voted against Human Rights; strongly supported the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as being forced to repay approximately £40,000 in wrongfully claimed parliamentary expenses of taxpayers money. He has previously stated, “Israel’s enemies are our enemies and this is a battle in which we all stand together or we will all fall divided”).

Before the UK and coalition invasion, Libya had some £30bn in unused weapons; which, after Western efforts to oust Gaddafi, ‘fell’ into hands of militias, including Boko Haram.

As a direct consequence of the invasion, the UK government and its international partners, created the possibility for increased migration of refugees from Libya and surrounding countries in Western-caused conflict, poverty and displacement.

This is documented as fact in both the report and many other reports by world governments and international NGOs.

Yes, it is entirely true; our governments created the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe.
Now we have Baroness Anelay, former Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office – who, for the record, has a relatively untarnished record – told the committee, that the UK did not support sea rescue missions of migrants, because of ‘pull factor.’

Translation: They can drown, because if we let more of them come, they will keep coming!

(No mention or acknowledgement that we allowed our governments to create this situation).

 

Here’s what Baroness Anelay meant by not wishing to support sea rescues:

British warship sent to Libya to target people-smugglers: Deployment of HMS Diamond part of EU crackdown, as… http://bit.ly/2bMRww8

 

Here’s Dr. Liam Fox, MP, giving evidence (and telling outright LIES) to the Committee: http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/5c9e78c8-5c3f-4511-ab58-e9b068d6906a

 

And here’s Cameron congratulating the Libyan people (and himself) in the overthrow of the government: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/777780997987393536/pu/vid/1280×720/QuLVu-9z6esf3EFY.mp4

 

Hold on!

Now we have Cameron suggesting the UK’s involvement would ‘stabilise’ Libya: https://archive.fo/bC3DR

 

For the record, and so that you are in no doubt, in 2014, the UK Parliament voted against Syria. Cameron ignored the vote and misused the royal prerogative, without any consultation of parliament to send UK troops to provide what he later described – but only after he was found out, that is – ‘logistical support’ for the Americans.

Cameron was found out in early 2015 and wriggled out of it by saying that there were no boots on the ground, so, technically, he hadn’t broken parliamentary rules.

Yeah, right!

In come his cronies, to grease the wheels of and start the propaganda machine to work in order to engineer ‘boots on the ground’ via a second vote.

Yes, it worked… Cameron spun it and got the second vote to invade Syria!

Only recently I read in the Guardian, that a Syrian activist has had her passport withdrawn (by UK authorities) at the request of Assad’s government; and yet, we (the UK) are supposed to be at war with Assad.

As with Syria, the UK and other Western governments, including France and the US, wanted regime change in Libya, just like Afghanistan and Iraq.

The result?

Engineered turmoil, people displacement, sectarianism, poverty, inequality, destruction of infrastructure, mass murder, and the EU’s current migrant crisis!

Why, you may ask?

The answer is always the same: power, profit, and control!

Syria and Libya are your legacy, David Cameron.

Like Blair in Iraq and Afghanistan; you should be sent to the international criminal courts, for war crimes and crimes against humanity!

And now, the same Western governments, are playing the blame game with Russia and Assad, whilst people are bombed out of their homes, to death, or to flood European borders.

The struggle for world peace and the security of the Middle East is far from over; it is part of a wider plan!

 Open your eyes!

 

 

By Jason Schumann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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