Saturday, September 21, 2013

Syria : Chemical Attack Or “Provocation” By Opposition Rebel Forces

Ludicrous liar, swift boat traitor Kerry in pathetic attempt to save non-existent face bites savior Lavrov in the ass - after being given get out of jail free card by Russia    

NEW EASTERN OUTLOOK
By Vladimir Yevseyev
09/20/2013

Early in the morning of August 21 in the Guta area, near Damascus, a chemical weapons attack with sarin nerve gas occurred, killing between 300 and 1.600 people. This attack was the largest-scale use of chemical weapons seen thus far in the armed conflict in Syria, so it could lead to all-out war in the Middle East – a danger that persists even now. The West categorically asserts that the Syrian National Army carried out the attack, and Western countries are demanding punishment for the ruling government in Damascus. Let’s attempt to sort through this issue based on the facts available.


Obama's ridiculous lies, smoke blowing days are OVER
At first glance, the American arguments are flawless. But some readily apparent vexing details permit doubts about the veracity of those arguments. First, let’s start by discussing the caliber of the chemical weapons delivery systems. According to UN chemical weapons inspectors, unguided 140 mm rockets were used in the attacks. The UN inspectors suggested that Soviet BM-14-17 (MLRS) rocket launchers were used. However, Syria long ago removed those systems from its arsenal, and the army does not use them. They were replaced by modern Soviet 122 mm “Grad” (MLRS BM-21) and Chinese 107 mm Type 63 light rocket launchers. Syria may have also used 220 mm Soviet-made Hurricane rocket launchers (MLRS 9P140).

So how did the obsolete MLRS BM-14-17 systems get there? Perhaps they came with the rockets supplied by external opposition supporters who had previously obtained those sorts of weapons from the Soviet Union. As an alternative explanation, one cannot exclude the possibility that the opposition captured the munitions from Syrian weapons depots that might have held them.


"Duhhhhhhh...Go FSA...FSA....FSA.."
In contrast to the Syrian army, the armed opposition is willing to use any weapons, including obsolete ones, just to seize power. The fact that the casualties include women, the elderly and children doesn’t matter to the radical opposition. This is evidenced by the recent killings first of 450 Kurds and then of more than 500 Alawites. The Syrian army behaves differently. It does not wage war on defenseless civilians.

Second, it is still impossible to accurately determine who carried out the chemical attack in Guta based on the geographical placement of the rocket launchers. Several types of rocket launcher can be covertly deployed between a Syrian military base and the site of the chemical attack, even with uninterrupted satellite surveillance. Considering that the attack took place in the early morning, the rocket launchers could have been moved under the cover of darkness using the blackout mode.

Third, rockets with an extremely long period of viability were used in the attack. Thus, judging from the markings on one of the unexploded rockets, an expert at the Center for the Study of Strategy and Technology, Mikhail Barabanov, concluded that the projectile had been produced in 1967 at Factory No. 179 (now the “Sibselmash” production facility in Novosibirsk). The obvious question is, “Why would the Syrian army use such old and unsafe rockets in its chemical operations?”


"UN not trying to save face.... REARRRY!!!"
It should also be noted that Syria didn’t begin producing chemical weapons until the 1990s, following the establishment of manufacturing facilities in the mountainous region near Damascus, and at petrochemical plants in Homs (VX gas), Hama (sarin, tabun and VX gases) and Aleppo. Rockets can be outfitted with chemical weapons, but the time frame in which they were rolled out must match the timeline for production of chemical weapons, not be off by 25 years.

Fourth, U.S. officials rule out the possibility that the armed opposition has chemical weapons. This contradicts the available facts. For example, on March 19 2013, the opposition used sarin in an attack with a self-produced missile.

On May 30 this year, security forces in Turkey intercepted a car carrying 2 kilograms of sarin gas. They also arrested 12 members of “Jabat en-Nusra”, an organization with close ties to Al-Qaida.


Pederast liars, spastic traitors to their nations:  International Keystone Cops Hague, Hollande, Kerry and Frog fruitcake Fabius
Russia possesses information showing that members of the opposition in Syria and Turkey tried to buy 10 tons of chemical weapons components.

Fifth, the UN inspectors found a more potent form of sarin than that used by Saddam Hussein against the Kurds in 1988, yet there was no evidence of Syrian army involvement in the attack. That kind of weaponry might have been made recently with modern technology outside Syria. It must first be ascertained whether the sarin used in the attack exists in Syrian army stockpiles, and only then conclusions can be drawn about who used chemical weapons.

Sixth, the necessity of diffusing liquid sarin through the air can in no way preclude opposition involvement in the attack. Opposition fighters could have easily fired the projectiles from rocket launchers on the upper floors of buildings and equipped them with makeshift warheads.


PISSED OFF:  Lavrov will not forget Kerry/UN betrayal after magnanimously giving them both a face-saving way out of their blatant, transparent lies and then being bitten in the ass by U.S., UK, EU, UN criminals
Seventh, senior Syrian army officials’ radio transmissions intercepted by the Americans do not provide evidence of their decision about the military’s use of chemical weapons. Moreover, President Assad has forbidden them from doing so. The possibility that Syrian military personnel acted at their discretion in this regard does not appear strong in light of the fact that the army’s actions are monitored by the secret services.

In short, the U.S. could not provide conclusive evidence that Syrian National Army forces used chemical weapons against civilians in Guta on August 21. In particular, the means of delivering the chemical weapons were not possessed by the Syrian army, and the opposition could easily have obtained sarin gas. We can thus assume that in this instance the armed opposition carried out a massive provocation against Bashar al-Assad aimed at violently overthrowing him, with the means of American armed forces and their allies.


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Ex-Halliburton Manager Charged In Gulf Spill Probe

Legacy of scumbag war criminal Dick Cheney continues to haunt Haliburton

ASSOCIATED PRESS
By Michael Kunzelman
09/20/2013

NEW ORLEANS - 

A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services company.

 
In this June 3, 2010 file photo, a bird is seen on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Anthony Badalamenti, who had been the cementing technology director for Halliburton Energy Services Inc., was charged in federal court with instructing two other employees to delete data during a post-spill review of the cement job on BP's blown-out well.

Halliburton was BP PLC's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf in April 2010, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Badalamenti, 61, of Katy, Texas, is charged in a bill of information, which typically signals that a defendant is cooperating with prosecutors. His attorney, Tai H. Park, declined to comment.

Also on Thursday, a federal judge accepted a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton to pay a $200,000 fine for a misdemeanor stemming from Badalamenti's alleged conduct.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo said she believes the plea agreement is reasonable and agreed with prosecutors and the company that it "adequately reflects the seriousness of the offense."


BP, Haliburton criminals once again shit on Gulf spill victims, get away with destroying Gulf of Mexico with the assistance of Attorney General Eric Holder and his oil money-soaked master Obama

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that Halliburton's guilty plea and the charge against Badalamenti "mark the latest steps forward in the Justice Department's efforts to achieve justice on behalf of all those affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil spill, and environmental disaster."

The plea deal has its critics, however. Allison Fisher, an outreach director for the Public Citizen nonprofit advocacy group, called it a "travesty."




"Rather than rubber stamp the plea agreement," she said in a statement, "the court should have rejected the bargain-basement deal because it fails to hold the corporation accountable for its criminal acts and will not deter future corporate crime."

Unlike BP and rig owner Transocean Ltd., Halliburton was not charged with a crime related to the causes of the disaster. The fine Halliburton agreed to pay is the statutory maximum for the misdemeanor charge of unauthorized destruction of evidence.


The deal announced in July also calls for Halliburton to be on probation for three years and to make a $55 million contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, but that payment was not a condition of the deal.

The company said closing the case was a good move for the company and that prosecutors have described its cooperation in the case as "exceptional," as well as "forthright, extensive and ongoing since the outset of the investigation."

Marc Mukasey, a lawyer who represented Halliburton at Thursday's hearing, said the company wouldn't comment on the charge against Badalamenti.







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Japan Dismissed U.S. Warnings To Contain Radioactive Water At Fukushima

No sane Olympic athlete would throw away their careers and health believing the pathetic, ludicrous lies of Abe, The Japanese government and TEPCO criminals:  Japan floats plan to dump radioactive water in the Pacific, should be nuked if they attempt to poison the world with their man-made radioactive waste that now threatens humanity, and cost is not the problem of the international community    

RT
09/20/2012

Japanese authorities ignored US calls to contain contaminated water at the stricken Fukushima power plant in 2008, officials told media. The revelation comes as the Japanese battle to stem radioactive water leaks flooding into the sea from the facility.


Japan Olympics should be cancelled - permanently and as a warning to criminal governments that would willingly and knowingly poison athletes and spectators with radiation from completely preventable nuclear disasters
Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) estimates that 300 metric tons of groundwater has mixed with radioactive material at the site and is steadily flowing out to sea. Water needs to be constantly pumped over the stricken reactors at the Fukushima site to prevent them from overheating.

Four hundred metric tons of groundwater runs into the nuclear facility from higher ground every day, TEPCO estimates. Japanese authorities have so far been unable to stem the flow, although it turns out they were aware of the threat groundwater posed back in 2011 in the wake of the tsunami that decimated the facility.

Two officials dealing with the cleanup operation told Reuters that TEPCO had ignored warnings from US experts over the need to control contaminated water at the site. A plan to construct a barrier to prevent the groundwater from entering Fukushima was proposed as early as April 2011.


TEPCO criminals, Japanese government now admits they dumped radioactive water into the Pacific, poisoning fish stocks
“It was obvious to us that there was great deal of groundwater intrusion into the plant, and we shared that with the Japanese government,” said Charles Casto, a representative of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) who was based in Tokyo from March 2011 to early 2012.

TEPCO chose to disregard the idea because the potential cost of constructing the barrier would have had an impact on investor confidence. A TEPCO memo obtained by Reuters that was sent to Japanese officials in June 2011 said the expense of constructing a barrier would fuel fears of imminent bankruptcy.

"Cost wasn't the only reason for not moving ahead," said Yoshikazu Nagai, a spokesman for TEPCO.


"Everything is fine, just smile to make the radiation go away!"
 "The wall raised a number of technical questions that made it unclear whether it was feasible. For that reason, there was concern that it would be recognized as a liability and push the company closer to insolvency," said Nagai, adding that levels of radiation were still too high at the site to begin construction so soon.

Japanese PM orders decommissioning of reactors

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima plant on Thursday and ordered the two nuclear reactors at the site, which were not damaged by the 2011 quake, to be decommissioned. He also stood by his earlier pledges and said the area would be safe and stable in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


Japanese government/TEPCO liar extraordinaire Yukio Edano will be tried for his crimes along with his masters for poisoning Japan and the world
“I will work hard to counter rumors questioning the safety of the Fukushima plant,” he said to press on Thursday. Abe has sort to downplay the threat of the radiation at Fukushima, assuring Olympic Chiefs at a press conference in Buenos Aires two weeks ago that the situation was “under control.”

Abe also promised to "solve the problem of leakage of radioactive water by the end of March 2014."

PM's statements were later contradicted by TEPCO official Kazuhiko Yamashita.




Later on Thursday, a TEPCO representative told ITAR-TASS that the company plans to clean up all the contaminated water at the Fukushima plant by April 2015. “The President of the company said that contaminated water will be cleaned by the end of the financial year 2014 [April 2015],” stated the source.

The source also revealed that TEPCO is betting on a system called ‘ALPS’ to clean the water off all the radioactive substances. The system has only been running in a test-mode so far and was interrupted in August, after a fresh leak released 300 tons of radioactive water.

A TEPCO representative said the system is set to resume work in test-mode at the end of this month and will require at least another three months to complete the test.

In the meantime, the Japanese government pledged hundreds of millions of dollars earlier this month to construct a “frozen earth” wall around the reactors to help contain the leaks. 






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