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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Louisiana: Fort Polk soldier, Ryan Taylor sentenced for making, detonating chemical weapon in Kisatchie National Forest

United States Attorney David C. Joseph and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers announced that a Fort Polk soldier was sentenced Monday to 135 months in prison for manufacturing and More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Israel criticized for attack on Syrian air base, central to Iranian military supporting Assad

Israel is faced international blowback Tuesday over the bombardment of Syria’s largest air base, a center for the Iranian military effort to support Syrian President Bashar Assad. Lebanon announced it would More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Syria chemical attack: over 500 exposed in weapons attack, mostly ‘women and children’

A deadly chemical attack hit the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, killing dozens and putting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government back in the headlines and crosshairs of western leaders. Rescue More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Syrian chemical gas survivor rebukes Hillary Clinton’s claims, praises Trump, recent strikes

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on  Newsroom seemed shocked by her guest, Kassem Eid, a 2013 chemical weapons attack survivor, and his praise of Donald Trump and the attacks on Islamic State. Eid even refuted the claims More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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California Rep Barbara Lee speaks out against Syrian air strikes

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s released the following statement on last night’s military strikes against the Syrian government: “The US strikes in Syria last night, conducted without Congressional authorization, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Rex Tillerson: Syria’s chemical attack proves that Russia failed

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attacked Russia, saying it had failed to prevent Syria from carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel-held town last week. Speaking on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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NY Times details the Iraqi weapons found and destroyed

New York Times reports that Iraqi chemical weapons from the Saddam Hussein era, were bought and destroyed by the CIA. Operation Avarice, began in 2005 and continued into 2006, destroying at least 400 Borak rockets. “Many More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Iraq officials confirm chlorine gas attack by ISIS in ‘strange explosion’ of ‘yellow smoke in the sky’

Eleven Iraqi police officers were taken to hospital after an ISIS chemical weapons attack, with the Defense Ministry and doctors confirmed, revealed that the gas was chlorine. While accusations have swirled that More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Karl Rove linked to covering up WMDs in Iraq, soldiers exposed to chemicals

Many President Bush supporters pointed to satellite images, on ground testimonies from Iraqis and the Saddam papers to fend off assertions that Saddam Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Now, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Islamic State conquers Kurdish HQ, thousands flee as Turkey criticizes U.S.

Islamic State militants have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said. At least 200,000 have fled the region More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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America divided over Iraq response, Obama calls for unity in Baghdad

President Obama has ordered drone surveillance flights over Iraq, but no air strikes as the country is spiralling into turmoil with sectarian violence. A senior administration official said on Sunday that the emphasis More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Jordan Gonzalez admits to trying to manufacture ricin, preparing for ‘violent confrontation’

A New York City pharmacist who was arrested last fall for trying to manufacture MDA, admitted in a New Jersey federal courtroom Thursday that he was trying to make  weapons-grade ricin. Jordan Gonzalez, 34, appeared More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Egypt: Al Qaeda terror leader Ayman al-Zawahri tells Muslims to stop attacking Christians, overthrow the government

Al Qaeda terror leader Ayman al-Zawahri says that Muslims in Egypt should not fight the nation’s Christians, but rather focus on overthrowing the government. Zawahiri made the comments in an audio message posted More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Transcript: President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

President Obama spoke to the nation on January 28. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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President Obama, Vladimir Putin discuss 2014 Olympic security in Sochi, Syria and Iran

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday amid safety concerns about the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi.  The White House said the two leaders “discussed how best to advance More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Saudi Arabia calls for US to attack Syria

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the US to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest against Washington’s policy in the region, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Malala Yousafzai denied Nobel Peace Prize, anti-chemical weapons group takes top honor

The teen schoolgirl from Pakistan may have been the favorite to win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo, Norway, but a chemical weapons watchdog won the top award. The Organization for the Prohibition of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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John Kerry presses for UN actions against Syria after latest report

The US has called for a binding UN resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons next week, as a senior Syrian official said the country’s conflict has reached a stalemate. donkeyhotey [email protected] John More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Assad promises to have chemical weapons destroyed within one year

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is committed to the chemical weapons agreement and vowed to hand over the country’s chemical arms to be destroyed. He added that the plan will cost around $1 billion and take More...


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