Chemical and gas weapons

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Why I Went, What I Saw
By Christine Gosden, The Washington Post, 11 March 1998. The TV program ‘60 Minutes’ broadcast the story of the Iraqi city of Halabja 10 years after its civilian population had been the target of a nerve gas attack by Saddam Hussein aimed to kill its mainly Kurdish population.
U.S. used nerve gas during Vietnam War; Mission targeted American defectors in Laos
From the South Movement, 9 June 1998. The United States used lethal nerve gas during a mission to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War in 1970, according to ‘NewsStand: CNN ’ Time.’ The report is based on interviews with 200 people, including dozens who fought or flew on the mission called Operation Tailwind.
The Nazis and U.S. imperialism; Pioneers of chemical and biological weapons
By Dave Silver, 12 March 1998. In 1936 I.G. Farben produced the first nerve gas for the Nazis. During the closing weeks of World War2, U.S, Intelligence agencies seized the Farben plant and imported the technology, eventually deployed in Vietnam in 1964.
Chemical arsenals litter the world's backyard
By Jean-Michel Cousteau, Los Angeles Times, 12 November 2000. When the U.S. and the USSR signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1997, it seemed the problem of such weapons was solved. But the size and status of chemical arsenals is little known, and without public knowledge and pressure, the arsenals may never be fully destroyed.
US forces resignations at agencies
By Any Bourrier, Le Monde diplomatique, July 2002. The United States forced the removal of the director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This is the result of Washington's desire to take control of the OPCW while it seeks a policy of confrontation with respect to Saddam Hussein. U.N. moves to eliminate Iraq's chemical weapons infuriated Bush.
Pentagon Program Promotes Psychopharmacological Warfare
The Sunshine Project News Release, 1 July 2002. The use of calmative chemicals to control civilians. Altough these mind-altering weapons violate international agreements on chemical and biological warfare as well as human rights, some of the techniques discussed in the report have already been used by the US in the “War on Terrorism”.
U.S. Used Deadly Sarin in Hawaii Test—Pentagon
By Charles Aldinger, Guardian, 31 October 2002. The U.S. military in 1967 conducted tests using the deadly sarin nerve agent in a Hawaiian rain forest as part of a sweeping Cold War series of chemical and biological experiments on land and sea. Troops suffering the ill effects should contact the Pentagon.
U.S. Finds Hurdles in Search for Nonlethal Gas
By Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post, 1 November 2002. The quest for an effective “nonlethal” chemical agent like the one that killed more than 100 hostages in Moscow last weekend has tantalized U.S. military and law enforcement officials for years. The research projects into incapacitating gases and aerosols since the mid-1990s, has proceeded slowly in the face of technical hurdles and violation of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.
My God! My Country Is Using Poison Gas In Iraq: We've Weaponized Uranium Gas
By Bob Nichols, Dissident Voice, 7 August 2004. Missiles and bombs that explode as planned are blasted into uranium gas by the bomb's high explosive (HE). The uranium is fully 88% as radioactive as it was before it was processed. The Gang of Four cynically calls this uranium “depleted” which is false.
U.S. Army Awaits Correction to Controversial Patent
By David Ruppe, Global Security Newswire, 5 January 2005. After more than a year, the U.S. Army is still waiting for corrections to a patent that critics say suggests the Army has developed an aerosol dispersion device in violation of international arms control treaties.
US used chemical weapons in Fallujah assault
By Doug Lorimer, Green Left Weekly, 16 March 2005. The US military used internationally banned chemical weapons, including nerve gas, during their assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah last November. US occupation forces used internationally prohibited substances, including mustard gas, nerve gas and other burning chemicals in their attacks in the war-torn city.
Vietnam: Victim of Worst Chemical Warfare in History
Radio Havana Cuba, 28 March 2005. Experts confirmed that the high-potency dioxin-based herbicides spread by the US Army during the war of aggression against Vietnam continue to pose a danger to the health of the Vietnamese people.
Ensign Amendment 1374 on the Use of Riot Control Agents Would Violate the Chemical Weapons Convention
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, press release, 7 November 2005. The U.S. Senate may vote soon on an amendment to the 2006 Defense Authorization Act that would promote the use of riot control agents in combat. “This is a very bad idea— it would undermine the Chemical Weapons Convention and the protections it provides to the United States and the U.S. Armed Forces.”