9/11/13 Why US Twelve Year World War Includes Syria and Russia

US Marks 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks
9/11/13 VOA http://www.voanews.com/content/america-honors-911-victims-on-anniversary...

9/11/13 digest commentary:
For twelve years since the US launched the 911 false flag operation, greenlight for its world war of historically unprecedented state terror to save its disintegrating global supremacy with only military power to stand on. To survive, the US must defeat, divide or coopt China and Russia, its upstart capitalist threats, and the revolutionary class threat which it knows will ultimately bury it, led by an international class of working and oppressed peoples and nations.
Today, twelve years later, the US-Russian Syrian inter-imperialist collaboration is a function of this global class war, not of peace. US propagandists suggest 'a glimmer of hope',
'a way out of the crisis' for the US to work to the advantage of its severely weakened geostrategic position. Phony 'glimmers' are instantly occluded by 'realistic' 'impossible challenges' demanding military measures, all floundering in an ocean of 'public diplomacy/strategic communications'
China and Russia, formerly too-successful socialist nations, now, shepherded by the US, both too-successful 'born-again' capitalist nations, still productive and growing, that don't need brute force to expand their 'spheres of interest' like late-stage US capitalism, with its bourgeois democratic mask needing to reveal its friendly-faced fascist nature..
Capitalist imperialism is inherently exploitative and predatory, so while tactically supporting all principled actions that impede #1 world-enemy, we need to remember they are not 'saviors' either. Struggling for world-majority revolutionary class interests is the only solution, Capitalism understands class war better than its subjects and know what will ultimately drive it from the pages of world history. That's why there are no limits to the lies, embedded in every crevice of society- school, church, culture, entertainment - to teach us our friends are our enemies, and they are our friends, destabilizing and destroying the planet to secure 'full spectrum dominance', for our own good and values.

A Long Path Led to Offer on Chemical Arms
9/11/13 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732409470457906757416501074...
The idea that upended President Barack Obama's push for a military attack on Syria—tossd out as an aside by his secretary of state at a news conference—had been discussed with Russia over the past year, more frequently in recent weeks, according to a U.S. account of the discussions... but 'Kerry acted on his own, without White House direction', when he suggested Monday Syria could avert a U.S. attack if it gave up its chemical weapons.... the remarks his spokeswoman later described as "rhetorical" and "hypothetical," set off a chain reaction that could provide Mr. Obama away out of the crisis, or give him the political cover to say he exhausted his diplomatic options...
A year ago Mr. Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the Group of 20 summit in Mexico and talked about the idea of Syria turning over its chemical weapons supply to international control, an administration official said. The two leaders couldn't strike a deal. Over the past year, administration officials and their Russian counterparts discussed ways to neutralize Syria's chemical weapons. In April, Kerry made his first trip to Moscow as secretary of state and a dinner with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, lasted until 2:30 a.m. Russian and French presidents Friday at the G-20 summit discussed a model for eliminating Syria's chemical weapons, much as Libya agreed to give up its nuclear program a decade ago, the administration official said. In June, the U.S. concluded Assad forces used chemical weapons on a small scale and Obama authorized the CIA to help arm moderate rebel fighters... Russia continued to avow support for Damascus. Then the attack Aug. 21...the U.S. concluded was carried out by the Assad regime killing more than 1,400 people.After the attack, the talks between Messrs. Kerry and Lavrov picked up steam: They have talked nine times since Aug. 21, the administration official said. As Messrs. Obama and Kerry made forceful declarations the attack deserved a strong, punitive response, Russia defended Damascus, and said the rebels, not the regime, were responsible.
Something of a breakthrough took place on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia last week.... Putin mentioned the plan to remove the weapons from Assad's control and Obama agreed it could be an avenue for cooperation, both sides agreed to have Kerry and Lavrov shape a proposal. But discussions about it were still preliminary—and the administration had doubts that it would work. Monday Kerry let the idea slip at a news conference in London. Then the unexpected happened. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov publicly embraced the idea. Syria quickly endorsed it. U.S. lawmakers, keen to avoid a difficult vote or endorse another military engagement in the Middle East, jumped on it... "We were struck by the seriousness of the [Russian] statement, which went farther than we anticipated," the senior administration official said....A vote in Congress on authorizing a military strike was delayed while the Obama administration 'verifies' the seriousness of Syrian pledges to cooperate. Many diplomats said they expect the coming debate will call the Russian-Syrian bluff and kick the issue back to Congress...As uncoordinated as it was, "the Kerry gambit might turn out to be what saved us." said James Jeffrey, ambassador to Turkey and Iraq in the Obama administration and deputy national security adviser to George W. Bush. Some officials remain skeptical...that Russia, Syria's main ally, may be pushing the idea as a stalling tactic, and that getting a proposal with teeth through the UN security council may be impossible .Moreover, operating an inspection regime amid a violent civil war might be an unworkable idea.
U.S., French and British officials are discussing how to respond... A senior diplomat in the discussions said the goal was to either reach a real agreement or "call Russia's bluff." ...
Despite a breakdown in U.S. and Russia relations over a range of issues, including Syria and Russia's protection of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the developments shows how the two countries are forced together on the world stage.

Obama told NBC News Monday (9/9/13) in an interview he remains skeptical Syria will follow through so he's taking a statement from Damascus, "with a grain of salt initially."

not 'inadvertent'
Kerry, Clinton and the glimmer of hope on Syria
updated 12:07pm EDT, 9/10/13 By David Rothkopf, Special to CNN , http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/09/opinion/rothkopf-clinton-kerry-syria/
David Rothkopf writes regularly for CNN.com, is CEO and editor-at-large of the FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy magazine, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
(CNN)... Monday, President Obama's two secretaries of state inadvertently collaborated with Russia's foreign minister to shape a twist in the Syria debate that a day later is looking more and more like a possible way out of the current crisis...The first move came from secretary of state John Kerry in a statement initially seen as a slip of the tongue... hours after a senior official told CNN the Kerry statement was a "major goof," the White House press office was claiming credit that the US "credible threat" plan had triggered the diplomatic opening.... thanks in part to the seeming misstep of America's current top diplomat, to his swift interaction with his Russian counterpart, and the added weight his predecessor's views brought to the matter... even should it blow up, appearing to consider it allows Obama to say he exhausted all diplomatic options to resolve the problem....[and] it would also be seen as reminder military pressure is often key to producing peaceful, political outcomes...whether it amounts to anything or not, it speaks volumes about how bad our options are.

There's Almost No Chance Russian Plan Will Work
9/10 http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/09/10/theres_almost_no_chan...
Gwyn Winfield, editorial director of CBRNe World magazine on biological and chemical weapons, said the success of the Russian proposal "depends on Assad making an honest declaration of where his munitions are"... Assad, would have a clear incentive to hold on to as much of his stockpile as possible ."The reason they created this program was as a deterrent to the expected Israeli nuclear option. That isn't going to go away." Finding and securing all of Assad's sites would be the first major challenge of implementing the Russian plan, but far from the only one....
(On top of all those challenges)...Cheryl Rofer, who supervised a team responsible for destroying chemical warfare agents at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, said none of the work could even be carried out until there was a full cease-fire between Assad and the rebels... There are no indications either side was prepared to come to the negotiating table or wind down a war that has already been raging for more than two years. she said..If the US and Syria came to a deal -- a very, very big if -- there would still be a major wrinkle....the only two organizations that know how to get rid of chemical weapons are Russia and US militaries.... specially-trained troops would need to stay in Syria for years. "I wouldn't be surprised to see this last as long as ten years."
In war-weary U.S., keeping that many boots on the ground for that long would be an extremely hard sell....

Putin: Syria CW handover will work only if US calls off strike
9/10/13 http://rt.com/news/putin-syria-chemical-weapons-669/
...In response to Russia’s proposal, Obama said he was willing to “absolutely” put on pause a military strike on Syria if Assad accepts the offer.

France proposes new UN resolution
9/10/13 http://www.france24.com/en/20130910-france-propose-new-un-resolution-syr...
“Our aim is to condemn the August 21 massacre by the Damascus regime in the strongest possible terms,” French Foreign Minister Fabius told a news conference in Paris....

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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov called a proposal to adopt a Security Council resolution blaming Assad’s government for the chemical weapons attack “unacceptable”
. 9/10/13 Russian Times 16:45 GMT http://rt.com/news/syria-crisis-live-updates-047/

...Large numbers of foreign troops would almost certainly be needed to safeguard inspectors working in the midst of civil war...
9/11/13 https://www.nytimes.com/ 2013/ 09/ 11/ world/ middleeast/ Syria-Chemical-Disarmament.html

US backs US resolution advanced by its lapdog
"Obama threw his support behind the French resolution"
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=220961404
Paris and Washington are pushing for a U.N. Security Council resolution to verify Syria's disarmament...France put forward a draft resolution under Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter, making it enforceable with military action. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the French resolution would condemn the Aug. 21 attack and bring those responsible to justice..."It is by accepting these precise conditions that we will judge the credibility of the intentions expressed yesterday."...Obama threw his support behind the French resolution and discussed the matter with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron. At the same time, he continued to push his original plan to win congressional authorization for U.S. airstrikes against Assad's regime in case the diplomatic efforts fail...Russia dismissed France's proposal as unacceptable...

Russia rejects French UN draft on Syria, U.S. backtracks
9/11/13 http://www.tehrantimes.com/middle-east/110703-russia-rejects-french-un-d...
According to Wednesday media reports, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said in a statement: "France’s proposal to accept a Security Council resolution … blaming the Syrian authorities for the possible use of chemical weapons is inadmissible”... after Lavrov spoke with his French counterpart by phone on Tuesday.  The draft French text, seen by Reuters, "condemns the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities on 21 August 2013" - an allegation denied by the Syrian government...the UN will "in the event of non-compliance adopt further necessary measures under Chapter VII," referring to part of the UN charter which authorizes military action...According to Washington Post, Russian President Vladmir Putin said the weapons deal can work only if the US and others “confirm they’re giving up their plan to use force against Syria.” Obama said it's necessary to keep that threat on the table to secure a meaningful deal....
 

good upstart imperialist to bad rival imperialist, stop talking shit...
 "It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us. ...My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that United States policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional..We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement"
Vladimir V. Putin, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/world/europe/as-obama-pauses-action-pu...

good...
Putin orders missile defense shipment to Iran
9/11 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/11/russias-vladimir-putin-o...
Putin said Russia will honor its previously forged deal to help construct a second nuclear power facility in Bushehr. The announcement comes on the heels of Russia’s recent transfer of several S-300 missile defense systems to Syria.

more conclusive evidence, if still needed, that US/soros NGOs are US imperialism's 'soft power' arm
HRW Report Tuesday Blames Syria for Chemical Attack
9/10/13 VOA News http://www.voanews.com/content/hrw-blames-syria-for-chemical-attack-as-w...
A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report Tuesday says Syrian forces were "almost certainly responsible" for the chemical weapons attack last month that sparked international debate on how to respond, including the prospect of a U.S. military strike....the new report said photos and videos from the attack sites, and interviews with victims and doctors all implicate government forces... allegations of rebel responsibility do not match the evidence and lack credibility...Khaled Saleh, spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition main opposition group criticized the proposal, saying Assad would be unlikely to follow through and would use the step to "buy more time."...China and Russia have opposed outside military intervention in Syria and used their veto power on the UN Security Council to block three rounds of sanctions against the Assad government...

digest: Like food and water, control of the world's oil-energy is essential to political-economic global supremacy, not as an end in and of itself. The following, while not overall good analyses, illustrate complex political-economic factors in the US world war playing out in its 'arab revolutions' in MENA (middle east north africa), including Syria...en route to Iran

Iran, Iraq, Syria sign major gas pipeline deal
7/25/11 http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/758-iran-iraq-syria-sign...
TEHRAN - Iran, Iraq, and Syria have signed a deal for the construction of the Middle East’s largest gas pipeline, which would transit Iranian gas from Iran’s South Pars gas field to Europe via Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea... According to the deal, Iranian gas will be transited to Greece and other European countries via a 6,000-kilometer pipeline crossing thorough Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon under the Mediterranean Sea...Iran has the second largest proven gas reserves in the world after Russia. Iraq needs 10 to 15 million cubic meters of Iranian gas per day. 
By 2020, Syria will need about 15 to 20 million cubic meters of gas per day and Lebanon will need about five to seven million cubic meters of gas per day.According to projections, Iran’s gas output will double in the next two or three years due to the expansion of gas fields, which will make it possible for the country to export 250 million cubic meters of gas per day.
Earlier this month, Iran and Iraq discussed cooperation on the transfer of Iranian gas through Iraq and Syria to Europe...The Iraqi ambassador to Iran, Mohammad Majeed al-Sheikh, said on July 5 the gas deal would allow Baghdad to use Iran’s natural gas supplies....“The overall cost of the project is estimated to be around $10 billion,” Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Ouji said after the signing ceremony, the Mehr News Agency reported. The construction of the pipeline, stretching several thousand kilometers, “should take three to five years, once funding is secured,” Ouji, who is also the chairman of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), stated...within a month, three working groups are to be established to examine technical, financial, and legal aspects of the project, which has been under discussion since 2008. “Soon the feasibility studies will be given to an international consultant,” Ouji stated, but gave no timetable.

India to continue importing Iranian oil despite U.S.-led sanctions
9/11/13 http://www.tehrantimes.com/economy-and-business/110683-india-to-continue...
India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas M. Veerappa Moily said his country will continue to import crude oil from Iran despite illegal U.S.-engineered embargoes against the Islamic Republic's oil and financial sectors."As far as Iran is concerned, there are a lot of constraints, but at the same time, within the constraints, we are importing the oil from Iran,” he told reporters after a meeting with Japanese oil ministry officials in Tokyo....At the beginning of 2012, the United States and the European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors with the goal of preventing other countries from purchasing Iranian oil and conducting transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.In June this year, India won a 180-day waiver from U.S. sanctions targeting oil trade with Iran.India’s crude oil imports from Iran increased by 21.1 percent in June 2013 compared to a year earlier...India’s oil shipments from Iran are estimated to rise to 4 million tons in the current fiscal year.India is among Asia’s major importers of energy and relies on the Islamic Republic of Iran to meet a portion of its energy demands

Is this what the Syrian War is really about?
9/9/13 By Aaron Klien, WND
There is no question energy and profits weigh heavily... But this articles leaves out an alternative. If the war ends with Assad remaining in power and the “Islamic pipeline” built from Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia could build their pipeline through Jordan and Israel. Israel would send this energy to Cypress as it now expects to do with her own energy.
Ted Belman
PHILADELPHIA – Is the reported willingness of Arab Gulf states to fund a U.S. military campaign in Syria really about major oil and gas interests that run through the country? The potential for trillions of dollars of energy revenue in deals that snake through Syrian territory may be a motivating factor for the U.S., Russia, Turkey and Arab states in the current Syria crisis.
Syria is a key energy transit route to Europe. A number of countries appear to be seeking dominance of the energy market that runs through Syria.In a hearing earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry said Arab counties have offered to pay for any U.S. military intervention in Syria. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes. That offer is on the table” he said. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., asked for an estimated amount Arabs might contribute. Kerry replied they offered to pay for a full invasion.
“In fact, some of them said that if the United States is prepared to go do the whole thing the way we’ve done it previously in other places, they’ll carry that cost,” Kerry said. “That’s how dedicated they are at this. That’s not in the cards, and nobody’s talking about it, but they’re talking in serious ways about getting this done.”
Unmentioned are major gas and oil deals that could impact the economies of Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia enormously.
In 2011, Syria announced it had discovered a promising gas field in the city of Homs, which would later see some of the fiercest battles between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and the rebels. Oil Minister Sufian Allawi told state-run SANA news agency the first wells “were in the Homs governorate and the flow rate is 400,000 cubic meters per day.The discovery opens new perspectives in the region of Qalamun, and the Syrian company will continue its drilling,”...Syria is also one of the key strategic locations for natural gas pipelines to flow to Europe.
Qatar, home to the world’s largest gas field, along with Iran, proposed a gas pipeline from the Gulf to Turkey that would traverse Syria to the Mediterranean, the gas then shipped to Europe.
Assad in 2009 refused to go along with the plan, instead inking deals with Russia and Iran.
Syria is site of the proposed construction of a massive underground gas pipeline that, if completed, could drastically undercut the strategic energy power of U.S. ally Qatar and also cut Turkey out of the pipeline flow. Dubbed the “Islamic pipeline,” set to open in 2016, the project could ultimately favor Russia and Iran against Western energy interests.
Iran, Iraq and Syria signed a deal in 2010 to construct the 3,480-mile natural gas pipeline connecting Iran’s South Pars field to European customers...Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Javad Oji announced...the route would “pass through Iran, Iraq, Syria, the southern Lebanon territories and the Mediterranean basin,” with refinery and infrastructure to be built in Damascus.
A key portion of the 'Islamic' pipeline is concentrated on the Syrian ports, which would export directly to Europe out of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Russia has reportedly built up its naval presence along the major Syrian ports of Latakia and Tartus...Turkey is now a key player in the Nabucco natural gas pipeline being constructed to transit natural gas to Europe from the Central Asia and Caspian regions,,,set to traverse Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, and end in Austria. Turkey has been a key supporter of rebels fighting Assad’s regime, Qatar has reportedly supplied arms and training to the rebels. If Assad can be deposed... the Nabucco pipeline could run through Syria.... Saudi Arabia last month presented a plan to Moscow in which Russia would reject Syria’s president in return for a huge arms deal and a pledge to boost Russian influence in the Arab world. Agence France-Presse reported President Putin refused the plan in a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Bandar reportedly proposed that Saudi Arabia buy $15 billion of weapons from Russia and invest “considerably in the country,” according to AFP. Demonstrating oil interests are at play, AFP reported: “The Saudi prince reassured Putin that ‘whatever regime comes after’ Assad, it will be ‘completely’ in the Saudis’ hands and will not sign any agreement allowing any Gulf country to transport its gas across Syria to Europe and compete with Russian gas exports.”

US 'grandmaster's proxy speaks
Assad could try to emulate Saddam and create 'linkage' between Syria and Israel
Breaking News: Sep. 10, 2013 / 2:23 PM / By Chemi Shalev,
http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/west-of-eden/1.546141
Obama is saved by a Russian bell; Moscow may grow ambition to succeed; Assad will try to rebuild his image; Israel and its supporters risk being seen as the last warmongers standing.
...Obama ascribed the Syrian turnaround to the U.S. threat to attack him, leading several Congressmen to reassess their opposition and claim ,in that case, perhaps it’s a good idea to support Obama and make his threat more credible...of course giving Obama the freedom to launch the strike...Many administration officials will no doubt share the Israeli assessment that the chances Assad will voluntarily and unilaterally hand over his stockpiles of chemical weapons range from slim to nonexistent...and of course, will keep a wary and suspicious eye on the diplomatic maneuvers over the next few days....with the administration embracing a diplomatic dialogue, Israel, its supporters and lobbyists, are in danger of being stranded and depicted as frustrated warmongers. Israel will also be unhappy with Assad suddenly cast as legitimate interlocutor rather than ostracized dictator, with the “constructive” role Tehran might suddenly play in defusing the Syrian crisis and the risk that Russian success in Syria leads it to seek a greater role in other peacemaking endeavors...
Worse, perhaps, is the danger that Assad will try to walk in the footsteps of his onetime neighbor, Saddam Hussein, who, in the days of diplomatic maneuvers before the first Gulf War, created the infamous “linkage” between his withdrawal from Kuwait in late 1990 and Israel’s withdrawal from Palestinian territories. Having justified reserves of chemical weapons for years as Syria’s strategic response to Israel’s alleged nuclear stockpile -- the “Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb” – it will also come as no surprise if Assad demands Israel be compelled to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, which it hasn’t, and also join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty....likely to garner sympathy for Assad in the Arab, Muslim and Third World...Judging by his composure in the Charlie Rose interview, Assad should not be taken for granted: he seems to have learned a thing or two from his father, a world grandmaster at political poker and strategic brinkmanship

Amos Gilad: Strong Arab bloc doesn't see Israel as enemy
8/9/13 By Yaakov Lappin, Jerusalem Post, http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=325553
Speaking at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism international summit in Herzliya, Gilad, Director of the Political-Military Affairs Bureau at the Defense Ministry, said Israel “won’t ever be accepted as a formal member” of the powerful new axis... but the states that make it up all view the US as the sole superpower and regional policies are indirectly beneficial for Israel.

CIA document shows Israel has chemical weapons arsenal
9/10/13 http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/130910-gh
US spy satellites in 1982 uncovered "a probable chemical weapon nerve agent production facility and a storage facility... at the Dimona Sensitive Storage Area in the Negev Desert. Other CW production is believed to exist within a well-developed Israeli chemical industry...surrounded by frontline Arab states with budding CW capabilities, (Israel) became increasingly conscious of its vulnerability to chemical attack. Its sensitivities were galvanized by the capture of large quantities of Soviet CW-related equipment during the 1967 Arab-Israel and 1973 Yom Kippur wars...While we cannot confirm whether the Israelis possess lethal chemical agents several indicators lead us to believe they have available to them at least persistent and nonpersistent nerve agents, a mustard agent, and several riot-control agents, marched with suitable delivery systems."
The CIA report, sent to the White House...shows US has known about this stockpile for decades, but kept silent...Even when it declassified the 1983 report on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, the page regarding Israel's CW capabilities was not revealed. It was only sent to FP by the Ronald Reagan presidential library at researchers' request. According to Foreign Policy, reports that Israel secretly manufactured a chemical and biological weapons stockpile to complement its nuclear arsenal have circulated almost 20 years . Much of the attention focused on the research and development work conducted at the secretive Israel Institute for Biological Research at Ness Ziona, 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv

US #1 CW stockpiler...and distributor to its 'rebels' in Syria, to Saddam Hussein for use on iran then on the Kurds
Chemicals allegedly used in Syria the type stored by U.S. in Kentucky

The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria thrusts the international spotlight onto the same deadly "nerve agents" stored at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County...Both sarin and VX, internationally banned, are stored in Madison County, scheduled to be destroyed there by a massive plant that is supposed to be finished in 2015, but won't be operational until 2020. Then, according to the current timeline, it will take until 2020 to 2023 to destroy the weapons, said Craig Williams, director of the Chemical Weapons Working Group...
...the lethal potential of VX was demonstrated in 1968 when an aerial military spraying test of VX at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah went awry killing thousands of grazing sheep....
Blue Grass Army Depot was completed in 1942, and the first mustard projectiles arrived there in 1944.
Sarin was developed by a German chemist as a pesticide in 1938, VX was developed by Great Britain in the 1950s in the course of researching pesticides. The US began full-scale production of VX in 1961 as the Cold War with the Soviet Union began to heat up...The first rockets containing VX arrived at Blue Grass in 1962, the first sarin rockets arrived in 1963. Sarin and VX projectiles arrived in 1965 and 1966, respectively. President Nixon halted the manufacture of chemical weapons in 1969.
Blue Grass weapons are stored in in wooden pallets, stacked like bottles of wine in 44 dirt--covered concrete "igloos" in the Chemical Limited Area, 250-acres of the 15,000-acre depot. Fences surrounding the area are topped with coiled razor wire, and signs warn intruders that "Use of Deadly Force is Authorized."
Blue Grass is the last site in the US to continue storing sarin and VX; together, they comprise 433 tons of chemicals weapons stored in Madison County. The remaining 90 tons are mustard or blister agent...While nerve agents are often referred to as "gas," they're actually viscous liquids the consistency of mineral oil. Only if exploded from the air could they become an aerosol or "gas" that disperses. Blue Grass Army Depot will be the last of nine U.S. sites to destroy its chemical weapons... unlike the others, its chemicals are loaded in explosive M55 rockets and corroding projectiles to be shot out of cannons....It's commonly reported that Blue Grass has 523 tons of chemical weapons...the tonnage of the sarin, VX and mustard chemicals alone...

Board of Directors reveals imperialist collaboration as a function of war against upstart threats to US global supremacy
Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC), Washington, D.C.
Board of Directors, http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cisac/PGA_048468
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of NGOs, and public information about issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts carries out its mandate through activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cisac/index.htm

Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions (Prepublication January 2013)
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PGA_041691
U.S.-Russian bilateral engagement in bioengagement. (Development, Security, Cooperation (DSC)
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/dsc/index.htm> )
Review of Research Proposals for Cooperation with Former Soviet Biological Weapons Personnel and Institutes: Letter Report from June 27, 2005 Review (2005)
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PGA_041691 PDF

Libertarians: From Competition to Collaboration: Strengthening the U.S.-Russia Relationship
2/25/09 House Committee on Foreign Affairs, http://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/competition-col...
...the proclaimed policy “cooperation”, “ from competition to collaboration”, “improvement of relations” with the current political regime in Russia has very clear consequences. Such type of behavior on the part of the US administration can not be called even a retreat. It is not even an appeasement policy that is so well known to all of us by another Munch decision in 1938...
We know the consequences of collaborationist policy... not peace, but war....

SOP Made-in-USA 'sectarian wars'
Desperate to stop Sunni led attacks on US occupation forces, the Pentagon trained Shia "police" commandos belonging to the Sadr militia...death squads of terror, torture and murder were effective starting previously non-existent 'sectarian strife' still raging in Iraq with countless thousands slaughtered since April as US plans to extend its occupation a minimun=m of ten years under its "Strategic Enduring Freedom" arrangement granting US military immunity from charges of war crimes
Samarra, city of the historic 'golden dome' mosque was bombed to fan sectarian flames ,

Baghdad: Searching for Steele

When the Wikileaks documents came out in November 2010, one referenced "Frago 242," short for US "Fragmentary Order 242" instructing US soldiers to ignore Iraqi-on-Iraqi torture. " ...the Pentagon sent James Steele, veteran of US 'dirty wars' in Central America, to oversee sectarian death squad units in Iraq, and set up secret detention - torture centers to get information from suspected anti-US fighters... From El Salvador to Iraq: Washington's man behind brutal police squads . The death squads eventually numbered over 17,000 men... There were also references to a General Adnan Thabit then at US embassy