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  Weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or propelling the weapon where such means is a separable and divisible part of the weapon.
Weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, are rarely used because their use is essentially an "invitation" for a WMD retaliation, which in turn could escalate into a war so destructive it could easily destroy huge segments of the world's population.
Weapons of mass destruction are used to justify the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against "rogue states" thought to be in danger of possessing or developing them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ABC_weapons   (4342 words)

 Weapons of Mass Destruction...Inanot.com
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are weapons designed to kill large numbers of people, typically targeting civilians and military personnel alike.
The modern military definition is "Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people.
Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or propelling the weapon where such means is a separable and divisible part of the weapon."ome types of WMDs are considered to have a psychological impact rather than a strictly military usefulness.
www.inanot.com /weaponsofmassdestruction.html   (311 words)

 Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
ABC was aware of this, but still chose this story as its lead news item for two days.
But ABC's viewers were none the wiser: When the news was that ABC's "exclusive" had washed out, there was no mention of the story on the Monday or Tuesday broadcasts of World News Tonight.
Remind ABC that retractions of false stories should be featured as prominently as the original reports, and ask that more caution be shown in reporting government claims.
www.commondreams.org /news2003/0429-11.htm   (587 words)

 An overview of Chemical Weapons and the Toxin Ricin
There are large-scale efforts underway to stop the use of such weapons and protect ourselves in the event of their use.
A chemical weapon can attack the body’s nerves, lungs, skin or blood and chemical weapons are loosely classified as to the effects they cause.
Probably the most devastating effect that a chemical weapon attack may have, however, is the panic and terror caused by an attack or even the threat of an attack.
www.nyu.edu /classes/jaeger/ricin.htm   (2249 words)

 Arieh Stav: The Israeli Aspect of BMD
The development of nuclear weapons requires a first class scientific infrastructure and considerable financial investment, but chemical (and biological) weapons are readily available, their technologies are simple and their cost very low.
The rate of arming with ABC weapons and their delivery systems in the Middle East leaves no room for doubt concerning what is going to happen in the coming decade.
Since surface-to-surface missiles are basically terror weapons against the civilian population, dispatched against towns with the intention of sowing destruction and causing panic, the hitting accuracy, Circular Error Probable (CEP) is of secondary importance, particularly in the case of weapons of mass destruction.
www.acpr.org.il /english-nativ/04-issue/stav-4.htm   (12153 words)

 CNN.com - ABC investigated over uranium smuggling report - Sep. 11, 2003
The Justice Department is considering whether to bring charges against two ABC News employees who smuggled depleted uranium into the United States as part of a report on port security, government sources said.
ABC said two producers packed the depleted uranium into a suitcase sent to Los Angeles aboard a container ship from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
ABC said weapons-grade uranium would have given off a similar signature in the screening devices that officials use at American ports.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/09/11/uranium.smuggling/index.html   (485 words)

 Weapons of mass distortion
It replaced "ABC weapons", for atomic, biological and chemical, which was neater, although already misleading as it conflated types of weaponry quite different in kind and in destructive capacity.
Even supposing that nuclear weapons are uniquely horrible, the Iraq war and its aftermath have only served to confirm what Hans Blix learned, and what the International Institute for Strategic Studies said last summer: that Saddam had no fissile material to build atomic warheads.
The truth is that "weapons of mass destruction" is a concept defined by the person using it.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article3212.htm   (829 words)

 Parchin: Possible Nuclear Weapons-Related Site in Iran
ABC News learned that US experts have assessed that this site may be involved in the research, testing, and possibly production of nuclear weapons.
Such a bunker, which is partly buried, would allow the study of large explosions for a variety of purposes, including the development of nuclear weapons.
According to US officials, referenced in media accounts, the concern is that this bunker could be where Iran would test a full-scale mock-up of a nuclear explosive using natural or depleted uranium as a surrogate of a highly enriched uranium core.
www.isis-online.org /publications/iran/parchin.html   (801 words)

 Conventional weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase is a retronym, used to describe the arsenal that existed before the other categories of weapons were heavily researched and developed in the 20th century.
Although the term 'conventional weapons' is primarily used to refer to explosive weapons the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons also includes controls on blinding laser and incendiary weapons.
The inverse of conventional weapons: ABC Weapons, NBC Weapons, CBRN and Weapons of mass destruction
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conventional_weapons   (169 words)

 NRDC: The ABC News Nuclear Smuggling Experiment: The Sequel
In September 2002 ABC News smuggled a 15-pound (6.8-kilogram) cylinder of depleted uranium metal, loaned by NRDC, into the United States, and televised the story on the first anniversary of the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
For ABC to safely store and transport the 15-pound depleted uranium cylinder it was necessary to reduce the dose rate at the surface with shielding.
Had the 15-pound uranium cylinder been weapon-grade highly enriched uranium instead of depleted uranium (which is not suitable for nuclear weapons), the dose rate at the surface of the highly enriched uranium would have been more than 100 times higher.
www.nrdc.org /nuclear/furanium.asp   (1693 words)

 Despite Lack of Proof & Contrary Evidence, Nets Insist “Bush Knew” WMD Not Found | NewsBusters.org
ABC News has even reported that President Bush knew what he was saying about those trailers was false.
The purported mobile weapons labs, the ones that Colin Powell cited at the U.N., one of the most vivid arguments supporting U.S. military intervention in Iraq, finally located by allied forces just weeks after Baghdad fell, cited then as proof that there was too WMD in that country.
Most importantly, the Post and ABC stories omit that THREE teams investigated the trailers, and two of the three thought they were weapons labs, even though that view did not prevail in the long term.
newsbusters.org /node/4891   (3349 words)

 The World Today - Alkatiri denies involvement in weapons transfer
But it found no evidence the former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri was personally involved in the illegal transfer of weapons, as some have alleged, although it suspects he knew of the weapons transfer and should face further investigation to see if he bears any criminal responsibility.
ANNE BARKER: At the very least, the UN criticises Mari Alkatiri for failing to use his authority to denounce the weapons transfer, given the credible information that his own government ministers were involved.
I tried to visit the places of where the weapon was supposed to be, and I was (inaudible) the weapon (inaudible).
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2006/s1768022.htm   (777 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Iraq
Their mission was to locate all stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, and the means of producing them.
Trade with Iraq was forbidden until the country was certified as being free of ABC weapons.
From the UN – particularly the U.S. – perspective, Iraqi resistance to the inspections was proof of hidden weapons of mass destruction.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/iraq   (3001 words)

The first series to focus on the evolution of all major weapons systems, covering their impact on war and peace, their expanding capabilities, and their technical specifications.
The history of weapons of warfare is more than the story of assaults, explosions, ballistics, and engineering.
From flintlocks to nuclear submarines to "Star Wars," the Weapons and Warfare series is the first to cover the history of military weapons systems on land, sea, and air.
www.abc-clio.com /products/browseseries.aspx?seriesid=59   (313 words)

 MoveOn.org Civic Action: ABC Misreports Weapons Find
Based on evidence that suggested but did not confirm the existence of weapons, ABC hit the story hard for two days.
An Army team then concluded that the initial tests were erroneous and the cache of weapons were not weapons of mass destruction, but ABC has yet to correct its story.
Remind ABC that retractions of false stories should be featured as prominently as the original reports, and ask that more caution be shown in reporting government claims." Polite, cogent emails are always taken more seriously than angry ones.
civic.moveon.org /mediacorps/mediacorps9.html   (494 words)

 ABC News 4 Charleston - Study: Plutonium in Warheads Lasts Longer Than Expected   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The research was conducted by nuclear scientists at the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore weapons laboratories and reviewed by an outside panel of nuclear physicists and weapons experts known as the JASON panel.
Some nuclear weapons watchdogs said the new finding undermines the Bush administration's plan to build a factory to make new plutonium pits and its program to replace current warheads with more robust designs for longer reliability.
These factors include the aging of high explosives and other organic components in the weapons and corrosion of weapons parts.
www.abcnews4.com /news/stories/1106/376990.html   (661 words)

 Call for Japan to consider nuclear weapons. 16/10/2006. ABC News Online
A senior figure in Japan's Government says the country must consider developing nuclear weapons to defend itself in the wake of North Korea's nuclear test.
The taboo of Japan talking about owning atomic weapons is apparently one of the casualties of last week's nuclear test by North Korea.
The head of the governing Liberal Democratic Party's policy council says the idea must be actively discussed, although Shoichi Nakagawa says he is not advocating the idea.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200610/s1765296.htm   (175 words)

 MATT DRUDGE // DRUDGE REPORT 2001®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We've had this unbelievably powerful weapon, nuclear weapons, since what 55 years now plus, and it's not been fired in anger since 1945.
RUMSFELD: The answer was that that we ought to be very proud of the record of humanity that we have not used those weapons for 55 years.
But there are so many ramifications of the use of a nuclear weapon that I don't believe that that would be a serious option because I think there are so many other ways we could achieve the goals we seek.
www.drudgereport.com /flash19.htm   (322 words)

Naturally, all nuclear weapons of one's own national government and all plants for their construction should also be destroyed - by the people themselves or under their supervision and that of the world public.
Nuclear devices are anti-people "weapons" or mass murder devices, in a situation where the people are rendered powerless and helpless, The bomb-makers and users would be rightful targets but even they could not be safety be attacked with nuclear weapons without hurting innocents.
Thus, those condemned to die through the use of nuclear "weapons", without having been accused of anything, without having had a hearing, may hear of their death sentence only when it is already too late, when they are already being exterminated as if they were a pest.
www.butterbach.net /epinfo/abc.htm   (19736 words)

 Weapons of Mass Distortion
If the first casualty of war is truth, then language itself sustains the heaviest collateral damage, as Orwell used to point out (before "collateral damage" proved his point by entering the vocabulary of poisonous euphemism).
Certainly he possessed the biological and chemical material in ABC, although here again the "W" in WMD is notably misleading: "weaponized" was just what this material was not, a fact which makes the pretext for war even more phony.
Now there's another: "We have defense forces, you have dangerous arms, he has weapons of mass destruction." As usual, it depends who you are.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0502-08.htm   (978 words)

 ABC 13 - Weapons of Mass Destruction Drill Trains Responders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ABC 13 - Weapons of Mass Destruction Drill Trains Responders
Emergency crews rushed to a scene Wednesday afternoon responding to the threat of weapons of mass destruction, but it was only a drill.
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 Malta Today • ABC weapons components shipped through Malta
An Austrian intelligence official has revealed that Maltese companies may be unwittingly playing a transshipment role for components used in the assembly of atomic, biological and chemical (ABC) weapons.
It adds that in several cases firms that were involved in illegally transmitting components used for ABC weapons technology had already attracted attention in this respect and are now being monitored by the security authorities.
Malta's possible role is clearly not in the production of ABC weapons or their components, but rather through the participation of Maltese firms in the trade.
www.maltatoday.com.mt /2001/1021/top3.html   (426 words)

 People's Weekly World - Tension mounts in Israel, Gaza, West Bank
The published reports are based on “high security sources,” who report these ABC weapons would be activated as a response to an Iraqi assault on Israel with non-conventional weapons.
The commander of these three special companies of the ABC defense regiment, Col. Eliezer, had been trained in the U.S. for such a job.
To deal with problems by using weapons of mass destruction, no matter under what circumstances, is no joke.
www.pww.org /article/articleview/3092/1/150   (619 words)

 Iraq-US Relations / War Talk / Military Buildup / U.N. Weapons Inspections (ABC) from the Vanderbilt Television News ...
ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003
(Baghdad: Dan Harris) U.N. weapons inspections at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's main presidential compound featured; scenes shown from outside the palace; details given of the inspectors' use of helicopters & U-2 spy planes donated by the US.
The Library of Congress, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, provide support to the work of the Archive.
openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu /2003-1/2003-01-15-ABC-3.html   (343 words)

 FAIR ACTION ALERT: ABC's Weapons "Scoop" Turns Up Empty
This page is available for archival purposes only and has not been updated since January 2005.
On April 26, ABC's World News Tonight led with a major scoop.
As always, please remember that your comments are taken more seriously if you maintain a polite tone.
www.fair.org /activism/abc-iraq-weapons.html   (592 words)

 Selling the War in Iraq: A Look at Anonymous Sources | Echo Chamber Project
But a senior official tells ABC News the US has no smoking gun that proves Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, although the official says the circumstantial evidence is strong and compelling.
A senior Administration official tells ABC News today that parts of the document are, word for word, the same as previous Iraqi declarations about their weapons of mass destruction, or the lack of them, as the Iraqis would say it.
Terry Moran, "All the signals today were that the weapons inspectors have essentially ended their job, that their course has run, and that there's nothing that the current Iraqi regime could do in the way of disarmament to avoid war.
www.echochamberproject.com /anonymoussources   (16638 words)

Pack (switz) + ABC Weapons tour - more tba
Lygon st warehouse, Pack (switz) + ABC Weapons tour - more tba
ABC Weapons was formed in the start of 2003 in Melbourne Australia.
www.myspace.com /abcweapons   (850 words)

 Jane's Infantry Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Jane's Infantry Weapons provides you with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world, making this resource ideal for recognition, market intelligence and threat assessment.
Images accompany the text to ensure ease of identification, while procurement is made easy with the inclusion of full manufacturers' contact details.
An online subscription to Jane's Infantry Weapons gives you exclusive access to the latest data relating to the world's infantry weapons, together with full search capability, a five-year archive and monthly updates.
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