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EU targets Syrian military for chemical weapons attacks - Business ... - Business Insider

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:13

The National Interest Online

EU targets Syrian military for chemical weapons attacks - Business ...
Business Insider
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union imposed sanctions on Monday against four senior Syrian military officials accused of using chemical weapons on ...
Holding Bashar al-Assad Accountable for Chemical Weapons Use ...The National Interest Online (blog)

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30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987 - The Atlantic

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:19

The Atlantic

30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987
The Atlantic
Iranian soldiers wear gas masks near a canal in the Shalamcheh area, southeast of Basra, Iraq, on January 16, 1987. Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was accused of using mustard gas and the nerve agent taubun in his country's war with neighboring Iran as ...

Program Launched To Save Chicago's 'Forgotten' World War I Monuments - DNAinfo

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:13

DNAinfo

Program Launched To Save Chicago's 'Forgotten' World War I Monuments
DNAinfo
Thousands never returned, victims of the machine guns, mustard gas and other horrors of trench warfare. Chicago was changed forever after President Woodrow Wilson requested a declaration of war against Germany on April 2, 1917. Congress voted to ...

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Japan Has an Island Full of Rabbits — But This Small Island Has a Dark History - Modern Farmer

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:27

Modern Farmer

Japan Has an Island Full of Rabbits — But This Small Island Has a Dark History
Modern Farmer
It's a bit of a mystery how all these bunnies ended up on a tiny island whose previous claim to fame (infamy, actually) was as the spot where the Japanese Imperial Army manufactured thousands of tons of poison gas during World War II in a facility so ...

Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn - Fox News

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:50

Fox News

Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn
Fox News
This isn't a cold war; it's a hot war. And experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter if fighting damages huge industrial storage units of chlorine gas and there is a deadly release of the toxic gas. “If one ...

Inside the mounting preparations for chemical attacks in Iraq | Devex - Devex

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:50

Devex

Inside the mounting preparations for chemical attacks in Iraq | Devex
Devex
Fire and heavy smoke coming from the town of Qayyarah, which is located in the Mosul district in northern Iraq, after the offensive retake of Mosul in 2016.

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World War I battlefield bears silent witness to 'sepulchre of crime ... - AmeriForce Publishing, Inc.

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 22:54

AmeriForce Publishing, Inc.

World War I battlefield bears silent witness to 'sepulchre of crime ...
AmeriForce Publishing, Inc.
When I first visited Flanders Fields several years ago, it was springtime. A gentle sun and puffs of soft breezes ruffled the famous red poppies among the ...

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Bad news for the bad-news agency - POLITICO.eu

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 15:50

POLITICO.eu

Bad news for the bad-news agency
POLITICO.eu
As a result, tobacco, alcohol, the sun and mustard gas are all bundled together as Group 1 carcinogens — well-established culprits. Participants in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting pose for the Family photo · Also On ...

Flanders Fields Bears Silent Witness to a 'Sepulchre of Crime' - Newsweek

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:50

Newsweek

Flanders Fields Bears Silent Witness to a 'Sepulchre of Crime'
Newsweek
Flanders had become a laboratory for new weapons—bigger, body-vaporizing artillery, clouds of murderous chlorine and mustard gas, and tunnels packed with so much TNT that some explosions could be heard across the English Channel. By war's end ...

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How driving ambulances during World War I inspired Hemingway - New York Post

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 10:02

New York Post

How driving ambulances during World War I inspired Hemingway
New York Post
“[He] carried buckets of body parts and suffered a mustard-gas attack. For him war was senseless and crushing and must be opposed,” Morris said. After the war they both lived in Paris, spending hours in Left Bank cafes discussing art, books and their ...

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A legacy of honour, disgrace, sacrific and triumph - St. Albert Gazette

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 06:08

St. Albert Gazette

A legacy of honour, disgrace, sacrific and triumph
St. Albert Gazette
Ethan Lecavalier-Kidney playing J.P. points during the VIMY photocall at St. Albert Catholic High School in St. Albert March 15, 2017. The other players are: left to right, McKenna Weber, Ben Schoenberger, Ethan L-K, Greg Parth, Theresa Nguyen, Natalia ...

Kurdistan Independent Kurdistan a gift for martyrs: President Barzani - Kurdistan24

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:42

Kurdistan24

Kurdistan Independent Kurdistan a gift for martyrs: President Barzani
Kurdistan24
On March 16, 1988, an estimated 5,000 civilians were killed and nearly 10,000 were wounded when the Iraqi former regime struck the city of Halabja, eastern Kurdistan Region, with chemical bombs containing mustard gas, cyanide, and sarin. On Halabja ...

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Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks - The New Arab

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:09

The New Arab

Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks
The New Arab
Iraqi aircraft, ostensibly seeking to push back against Iranian and Kurdish forces fighting Baghdad's troops in the grim final stages of the Iran-Iraq war, bombarded the city with sulphur mustard gas and Sarin, both deadly chemical agents. Media ...

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Portland's First Best New Band Contest Goes All the Way Back to 1916 - Willamette Week

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 19:11

Willamette Week

Portland's First Best New Band Contest Goes All the Way Back to 1916
Willamette Week
The Ready Greenhorns conducted bayonet practice and mustard gas drills in public spaces all throughout Portland, day after day, with such unrestrained fervor that crowds of onlookers would often gather to watch and cheer them. They were so impressive ...

Remembering Victims of Genocide: The Chemical Attack on Halabja 1988 - Rudaw

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:14

Rudaw

Remembering Victims of Genocide: The Chemical Attack on Halabja 1988
Rudaw
For several hours the planes carried out successive sorties dropping, not only incendiaries, but chemical weapons including mustard gas, cyanide and sarin, on the vulnerable city below. Sangar, a Kurd, a survivor of that horrendous attack, now in his ...

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Genocide Fast Facts - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana - KPAX-TV

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:26

Genocide Fast Facts - KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana
KPAX-TV
The attacks include the use of mustard gas and nerve agents and result in the death of an estimated 100,000 Iraqi Kurds. 1992-1995 - Yugoslavia, led by President Slobodan Milosevic, attacks Bosnia after it declares its independence. Approximately 100 ...

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How 'King of the Hill' Led Directly to 'Bob's Burgers' - Splitsider

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:07

Splitsider

How 'King of the Hill' Led Directly to 'Bob's Burgers'
Splitsider
We saw this on King Of The Hill, when Peggy led a field trip into Mexico despite having a rudimentary knowledge of the Spanish language, and again when she wrote a newspaper column where she accidentally encouraged her readers to make mustard gas.

World War I exhibit opens: Display honors 24 Nobles County war dead - Daily Globe

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 02:16

Daily Globe

World War I exhibit opens: Display honors 24 Nobles County war dead
Daily Globe
“World War I was the first instance of using chemical weapons — weapons of mass destruction,” noted Zarn. “They figured out how to put tear gas in a hand grenade.” Phosgene gas, a chemical irritant, was added to shells, and mustard gas was used as well.

On National K9 Veterans Day, Salute Some Of America's Finest Military Working Dogs - Task & Purpose

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:06

Task & Purpose

On National K9 Veterans Day, Salute Some Of America's Finest Military Working Dogs
Task & Purpose
On the battlefield, Stubby distinguished himself with the uncanny ability to detect incoming artillery, mustard gas, and even enemy soldiers. The war dog once latched onto a German infiltrator that was dressed as an American soldier. He was battle ...

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