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  Weapons of mass destruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
www.tocatch.info /en/Wmd.htm   (4354 words)

 Canada and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada also continues to remain under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) nuclear "umbrella", although the government has attempted to modify NATO policy, particularly during the period that Lloyd Axworthy was Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Canada ratified the Biological Weapons Convention on September 18, 1972.
Canada is a member of every international disarmament organization and is committed to pushing for an end to nuclear weapons testing, reduction in nuclear arsenals, a ban on all chemical and biological weapons, bans on the weaponization of outer space, and blocks on nuclear proliferation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction   (1403 words)

 Webindia123 Special Articles - WMD- Weapons of Mass Destruction
Biological weapons are naturally occurring infectious organisms such as a bacteria or virus or toxins found in nature, used intentionally to cause harm.
These weapons can be delivered by aerosolizing i.e spreading in the air so that they could be inhaled by the people or put into food or water supplies where they would be ingested.
As a weapon it could be sprayed from the air or poured to contaminate the ground areas.
www.webindia123.com /article/weapons/weapon1.htm   (1019 words)

 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Whenever I think of weapons of mass destruction, I think of a story I heard long ago of a man who saw his reflection in a mirror and then saw his own reflection step out of the mirror.
Such a pattern is what lead to the development of weapons of mass destruction.
A weapon that can destroy enemies with little effort is certainly valuable to someone who wants certainty and does not want to risk anything.
www.zarathushtra.com /z/article/zpmassdest.htm   (1236 words)

 Weapons of mass destruction - Gurupedia
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are weapons designed to kill large numbers of people, usually civilians but also potentially military personnel.
As mentioned above, 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.
Their destructiveness is a source of unease for many, and there are always fears that they could be used by a crazy or unstable leader.
www.gurupedia.com /w/wm/wmd.htm   (757 words)

 Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is believed, however, that Iraq neither possesses a nuclear weapon nor is close to having one, in large measure due to the difficulty of producing or otherwise acquiring the necessary weapons-grade fissile material.
However, UNSCOM reported that the destruction of about 2,000 unfilled munitions was uncertain, that the destruction by melting of 15,000 rockets was not verifiable, and that 500 mustard-filled shells remained unaccounted for.
Canada is, therefore, aware from first-hand experience of the great lengths to which Iraq went to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, as well as the extent of its efforts to hide them from inspectors.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/focus/weapons_mass_destruction-en.asp   (1205 words)

 Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
The existence of non-state actors that function on a global scale, such as al-Qaeda, that may gain access to weapons of mass destruction significantly changes the habitual calculus of deterrence and arms control, particularly because for the terrorists neither regime survival nor the survival of a state is involved in their decision calculus.
Defenses minimize the effects of the potential use of weapons of mass destruction and make the threat of their delivery by missile by rogue states or enemies with minimal delivery means less credible.
The threat of weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation is a complicated matter that cannot be addressed with one simple approach, whether that approach is arms control or deterrence.
www.heritage.org /Research/NationalSecurity/tst031704a.cfm   (3041 words)

 NTI: Glossary
Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Established by Australia in November 1995, the commission was created to develop ideas and propose practical steps to create a nuclear weapon free world, including the related problem of maintaining stability and security during the transitional period and after this goal is achieved.
Chemical weapon (CW): Gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical substances with toxic properties that are delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to humans, animals, and plants.
Nuclear weapon: A device that releases nuclear energy in an explosive manner as the result of nuclear chain reactions involving the fission or fusion or both, of atomic nuclei.
www.nti.org /e_research/e6_glossary.html   (9770 words)

 Armageddon Online - Weapons of Mass Destruction
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are weapons designed to kill large numbers of people, typically targeting civilians and military personnel alike.
They are also known as weapons of indiscriminate destruction, weapons of mass disruption and weapons of mass effects.
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." (source, Joint Publication 1-02,
www.armageddononline.org /wmd.php   (279 words)

 Canada, the West and Weapons of Mass Destruction
During World War Two, Canada used the justification of ‘research and defence’ for the development of such weapons, including anthrax, which was led by Frederick Banting of insulin fame.
Not only are the US and Canada recreating the specific virus, but their policies of militarism and neoliberalism are creating conditions for epidemics to flourish.
Across Canada and Quebec it is also crucial to build the war resister support campaign, to provide a way out for the growing number of soldiers horrified by the orders they’re receiving and gaining confidence to resist.
www.socialist.ca /En/SW2005/461-08-Weapons.htm   (982 words)

 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly, Autumn - 1997
The emerging weapons of choice for terrorists appear to be those that can be manufactured readily from commonly available chemicals and contagious pathogens in ordinary surroundings and at low cost, especially compared to the cost of a standing force capable of inflicting comparable damage on state institutions.
This article describes the danger posed to America by terrorists using weapons of mass destruction, the capabilities of the Army Reserve to mitigate that danger, some inhibitors to the efforts of the Army Reserve, and ways they might be overcome.
In addition to those needs, a domestic attack involving weapons of mass destruction will likely require someone to identify and restrict access to hazardous areas; as necessary and where possible, decontamination will be required to rid the area of weapon residue.
www.carlisle.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/97autumn/mercier.htm   (9621 words)

 Weapons of Mass Destruction (Harpers.org)
The director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which was created by the 1997 treaty that bans such weapons, complained that he didn't have enough money in his budget to make even basic preparations to respond to chemical attacks by terrorists.
Hans Blix, the chief weapons inspector for the United Nations, said that the quality of American intelligence on Iraq was very poor and suggested that the American and British governments had "jumped to conclusions" about weapons of mass destruction.
A growing number of weapons experts, engineers, chemists, and other scientists said that the "germ trailers" trumpeted by the Americans are not at all what one would expect from a mobile weapons lab and that the units appear to be designed to produce hydrogen to fill artillery balloons, which is what Iraqi scientists have claimed.
www.harpers.org /WMD.html   (4885 words)

 Amazon.ca: Weapons Of Mass Deception: Books: Sheldon Rampton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Now, experts have come forward to claim that the weapons charges were false, adding more validity to the author's claim that this was the main deception of the war.
The "weapons of mass destruction" claim was, of course, the biggest deception of all.
Weapons of Mass Deception should be required reading before the election.
www.amazon.ca /Weapons-Mass-Deception-Sheldon-Rampton/dp/1585422762   (1851 words)

 Safeguards to Prevent Nuclear Proliferation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Weapons states have agreed to accept the principles of the model additional protocol.
Implementation of IAEA safeguards in the non-nuclear weapon states of the EU is governed by a Verification Agreement between the country concerned, EURATOM and the IAEA.
In the case of nuclear weapons States, which must also be parties to the NPT, sales require an assurance that uranium will not be diverted to military or explosive purposes and that it will be subject to IAEA safeguards.
www.uic.com.au /nip05.htm   (3653 words)

 Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD in Syria
In February 2003, a month before America's invasion in Iraq, very few are aware about the efforts to bring the Weapons of Mass Destruction from Iraq to Syria, and the personal involvement of Bashar Assad and his family in the operation.
The weapons were transported in large wooden cases and barrels, under the supervision of the General Zoul-Himla Chalich and the son of his brother Assef, who works at Al-Bachaer company.
Iraq's foreign minister said on Thursday Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, which inspectors have failed to find, were carefully hidden but Hoshiyar Zebari said he was confident they could be discovered.
www.2la.org /syria/iraq-wmd.php   (1020 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Weapons Of Mass Destruction Found!
Canada supplied uranium for the US "Manhattan Project" that produced the world's first atomic bombs in 1945.
For many years, Canada has been the world's number one producer of nuclear material and technology (in one year alone, Canada exported 12,000 tons of uranium, almost all under military contracts to produce American and British nuclear bombs).
If you want to find the "weapons of mass destruction" in the western world, look to Canada for much of the "nuclear gunpowder," and then look to the US and Britain for the bombs and the people who await the order to use them (some of whom are readers of this Daily Bible Study).
www.keyway.ca /htm2004/20040713.htm   (682 words)

 Vive le Canada - Weapons Of Mass Destruction Found (An Address To The Dead)
The end of Canada as we know it (and the U.S., and Mexico) is coming sooner than you think.
Canada to Abandon Military Defense of Newfoundland and Labrador
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use a specific lot of Neutragel sodium fluoride gel due to mould contamination
www.vivelecanada.ca /article.php/20061022120616867   (1064 words)

 BreakForNews.com : Fallujah's 9/11 - U.S. Used Weapons of Mass Destruction
The fatal weapons led to the deaths of tens of innocent civilians, whose bodies litter sidewalks and streets, they added.
Reports of the attack on Fallujah indicate that weapons indistinguishable from napalm in their effect were used again.
Phosphorous weapons as well as napalm are known to cause such effects.
www.breakfornews.com /articles/Fallujah911.htm   (2367 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US arms experts 'leaving Iraq'
Members of the team told the newspaper that they no longer expected to find such stocks, and that they had consistently found targets identified by Washington to be inaccurate, or to have been looted and burned.
But, according to the Washington Post, the number of weapons experts in the new outfit has been significantly reduced and some units have already sent home as many as a third of their original complement.
Correspondents say that while the failure to discover such weapons may not matter to many Americans, in Europe - where many people strongly opposed the war - the issue is likely to become a political one.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/3018063.stm   (507 words)

 U.S. ends search for Iraq's 'weapons'
WASHINGTON -- The United States has formally abandoned the physical search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, a tacit acknowledgement that the prime justification provided by the Bush administration for going to war was incorrect.
She said that "after a search that has consumed nearly two years and millions of dollars, and a war that has cost thousands of lives, no weapons of mass destruction have been found, nor has any evidence been uncovered that such weapons were moved to another country."
With the weapons threat looming as the motivating factor, the war began on March 19, 2003.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /national/207628_wmd13.html   (612 words)

 Inspecting US Weapons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aberdeen, MD The thirteen self-declared "citizen weapons inspectors" marching down a rain-swept road just outside Baltimore knew they weren't going to be allowed inside the US military's Aberdeen Proving Ground.
They included members of Parliament from Britain, Canada, Italy and Denmark, and a few American citizens, and claimed to have the backing of another 25,000 "honorary inspectors" who had sent messages of support via the group's website.
Edward Hammond, director of the Sunshine Project --an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that seeks to bring facts about biological weapons to light --said UN inspections would in fact be far preferable to a baker's dozen of private citizens knocking futilely on the military's door.
www.thenation.com /doc/20030317/bivens   (815 words)

 Military doesn't know where undersea weapons dumps are
A campaign ad in a bitter Tennessee senate race that took a swipe at Canada has been pulled, though a Republican spokesperson said Wednesday controversy was not a factor in the decision.
Gordon Keller, one of the world's leading stem cell scientists, is coming back to Canada to head up a new research centre in Toronto.
Transport Canada is not conducting a study on seatbelt safety in school buses, contrary to suggestions from Ontario government officials.
www.cbc.ca /news/story/2002/04/30/mustard_ocean020430.html   (1170 words)

 BBC NEWS: US used nuclear weapons in Afghanistan. Uranium levels up to 400 times normal. : Indybay
The UMRC says: "Independent monitoring of the weapon types and delivery systems indicate that radioactive, toxic uranium alloys and hard-target uranium warheads were being used by the coalition forces."
It says Nangarhar province was a strategic target zone during the Afghan conflict for the deployment of a new generation of deep-penetrating "cave-busting" and seismic shock warheads.
To test its hypothesis that some form of uranium weapon had been used, the UMRC sent urine specimens from 17 Afghans for analysis at an independent UK laboratory.
www.indybay.org /newsitems/2003/05/23/16133221.php   (825 words)

 Small arms are weapons of mass destruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Small arms are weapons of mass destruction, killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year.
These lethal weapons are relatively cheap, highly portable, easily concealable, long lasting, and so easy to operate that a child as young as eight years old can carry and use them.
The term ‘small arms and light weapons’ refers to weapons that can be carried by a single person, either for military or civilian use.
www.iansa.org /media/wmd.htm   (1006 words)

 G-8 Summit: Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
"G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction:" President Bush and his G-8 colleagues agreed today to launch a major new effort to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to terrorists or those who support them.
Under the "G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction," the United States, the G-7 and the European Commission have agreed to raise up to $20 billion for projects pertaining to disarmament, nonproliferation, counterterrorism and nuclear safety, over the next ten years.
U.S. Nonproliferation Assistance: The G-8 Global Partnership builds on, and expands, a decade of cooperation between the United States and former Soviet states to reduce and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, starting with the Cooperative Threat Reduction (Nunn-Lugar) program in FY1992.
www.state.gov /e/eb/rls/fs/11508.htm   (616 words)

 Concentration camps & Weapons of Mass Destruction
Lurid stories of the "Boche" throwing babies up in the air and catching them on pitchforks had destroyed confidence in the government’s truthfulness, and it was not until Allied troops entered German-occupied areas, and Germany proper, that the horrible truth was proven and accepted.
Saddam Hussein’s "weapons of mass destruction" may still be stored somewhere, awaiting the word from a dead leader.
In any event, it is a good bet that such weapons will be discovered, if only because they have to be, in order to "justify" the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
www.canadafreepress.com /2003/goodall050503.htm   (681 words)

 Gop & Religious Righ: Weapons of mass destruction found in Canada, eh!
Weapons of mass destruction found in Canada, eh!
June 3, 2006 4:00 PM reddeer20 - Weapons of mass destruction found in Canada, eh!
In response to Weapons of mass destruction found in Canada, eh!
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/mindandsoul/124847/1177228   (98 words)

It was only in the context of repeated Iraqi defiance and weak support for the United States at the UN that senior Clinton administration officials finally began to explain the nature of the dangers posed by Iraq's unconventional agents.
On November 11, while marking Veteran's day at Arlington cemetery, Clinton affirmed, "Saddam's efforts to rebuild his weapons of mass destruction and his interference with the UN inspectors who are keeping him from doing so are unacceptable." Yet the problem was not just Iraqi efforts to rebuild such weapons.
During the 1990-91 Gulf crisis, the distinguished strategist, the late Professor Albert Wohlstetter, had maintained that it was impossible to eliminate Saddam's weapons of mass destruction without eliminating Saddam himself.
www.biu.ac.il /Besa/meria/journal/1997/issue4/jv1n4a1.html   (6265 words)

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