How The UK Government Approved Sarin Gas Components For Export To Syria In 2012

A nation pushing toward war as a distraction from internal problems and political failures is as old as human civilization itself. It is a tried and true method for hanging on to positions of power and often ends up in massive displays of destruction, chaos and death. Sadly, we find ourselves on the precipice of such a moment right now. With Labor Day 2013 in the history books, we Americans are about to be pushed into another pointless unconstitutional war, with this particular conflict having grave potential to escalate into something far worse than our recent military boondoggles.

Not only is a civil war in Syria, with Bashar al-Assad on one side and Al-Qaeda on the other, nothing we should want to get embroiled in, but our entire rationale for intervention is absurd. Not only did the U.S. government and intelligence agencies play key roles in Saddam’s far worse chemical weapons attacks in the 1980?s, but now we discover that the UK had approved sarin gas components for export to Syria as recently as last year! The sale was only blocked due to EU regulations. Wow. More from the UK Independent:

The Government was accused of “breathtaking laxity” in its arms controls last night after it emerged that officials authorised the export to Syria of two chemicals capable of being used to make a nerve agent such as sarin a year ago.

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, will today be asked by MPs to explain why a British company was granted export licences for the dual-use substances for six months in 2012 while Syria’s civil war was raging and concern was rife that the regime could use chemical weapons on its own people. The disclosure of the licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride, which can both be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas, came as the US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States had evidence that sarin  gas was used in last month’s atrocity in Damascus.


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1 Response to How The UK Government Approved Sarin Gas Components For Export To Syria In 2012

  1. The problem with “breathtaking news” like this is that it will lead to restrictions of dual-purpose chemicals commonly used by civilians under the guise of “security.” Two of the four precursors for Sarin gas can be bought at Walmart with the other two just a little more difficult to obtain, but readily available as there are many harmless and legitimate industrial uses for them.

    See for example:

    Anyone with basic chemical knowledge and the inclination (or having received training from our fascist government) can walk into any supermarket in the country and buy the necessary ingredients to mix a more than effective plastique explosive compound, along with a rudimentary — but again, effective — detonator cap. Step into the household or consumer goods department and pick up a cheap alarm clock or cell phone and do your thing (as twisted as it may be!).

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