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MPs Enraged: UK Licensed Nerve Gas Chemicals to Syria

Both sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride can be used in the production of the neurotoxic gas sarin.
Export licenses for sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride were granted in January 2012. Both substances “could also be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of chemical weapons.”

Export licenses for sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride were granted in January 2012. Both substances “could also be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of chemical weapons.”

British MPs demanded an explanation from the government on Monday for the fact that it granted licenses to export to Syria chemicals that could be used to produce nerve gas. The licenses were granted just before the start of the Syrian civil war.

Export licenses for sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride were granted in January 2012. Both substances “could also be used as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of chemical weapons,” according to a report published by the House of Commons Committee on Arms Export Controls in July.

Angus Robertson, a Scottish National Party MP, told RT that the issue was raised in the House of Commons on Monday after the licensing had been publicized over the weekend.

“Defense ministers had to explain why it was that the UK would even consider granting an export license,” Robertson said.

Both sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride can be used in the production of the neurotoxic gas sarin. Large doses of sarin can lead to paralysis, loss of consciousness, convulsions and respiratory failure, and death.

“This is why they are included on the Australia Group chemical weapons precursors list and are listed in Annex I of Council Regulation 428/2009, meaning a license is required for their export from the EU,” the July report said.

Oliver Fry, a spokesperson for the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, told RT: “We issued licenses for sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride. The exporter and recipient company demonstrated that the chemicals were for a legitimate, civilian end-use, which was for metal finishing of aluminum profiles used in making aluminum showers and aluminum window frames.”

It remains unclear who was the recipient of the chemical shipments.

“The export itself did not take place, so the chemicals did not make their way to Syria,” Robertson added. “The UK rescinded the export licenses when the EU told the UK to do it… Frankly, the problem is that the UK was prepared to grant to an export license in the first place.”

RT, an official news agency of the Russian Republic, cited several sources describing PM David Cameron rushing to the Middle East follwoing the “Arab spring,” eager to sell British military equipment to potential new customers.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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17 Responses to “MPs Enraged: UK Licensed Nerve Gas Chemicals to Syria”

  1. USS carrier Nimitz rerouted to Red Sea to defend Jordan
    http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/5579/

    CIA preparing to deliver rebels arms through Turkey and Jordan
    (June 14, 2013)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-preparing-to-deliver-rebels-arms-through-turkey-and-jordan/2013/06/14/e38dabf2-d522-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

    Jordanian troops prepare for chemical attack
    (06.22.13)
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4395525,00.html

    Abdullah II of Jordan
    Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein (ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī ibn al-Ḥusayn; born 30 January 1962) is the reigning King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. King Abdullah, whose mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein(British-born Antoinette Avril Gardiner), is a member of the Hashemite family. Since 1993, Abdullah has been married to Queen Rania of Jordan.
    King of Jordan
    Abdullah became king on 7 February 1999, upon the death of his father King Hussein. Hussein had recently named him Crown Prince on 24 January, changing the constitutions and replacing Hussein’s brother Hassan, who had served many years in the position (nearly 34 years, from 1965 to 1999). It is claimed that he is the 43rd-generation direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. He is the namesake of King Abdullah I, his great grandfather who founded modern Jordan. /From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  2. Richard Korkiakoski says:

    USS carrier Nimitz rerouted to Red Sea to defend Jordan
    http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/5579/
    CIA preparing to deliver rebels arms through Turkey and Jordan
    (June 14, 2013)
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-preparing-to-deliver-rebels-arms-through-turkey-and-jordan/2013/06/14/e38dabf2-d522-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html
    Jordanian troops prepare for chemical attack
    (06.22.13)
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4395525,00.html
    Abdullah II of Jordan
    Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein (ʿAbdullāh aṯ-ṯānī ibn al-Ḥusayn; born 30 January 1962) is the reigning King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. King Abdullah, whose mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein(British-born Antoinette Avril Gardiner), is a member of the Hashemite family. Since 1993, Abdullah has been married to Queen Rania of Jordan.
    King of Jordan
    Abdullah became king on 7 February 1999, upon the death of his father King Hussein. Hussein had recently named him Crown Prince on 24 January, changing the constitutions and replacing Hussein’s brother Hassan, who had served many years in the position (nearly 34 years, from 1965 to 1999). It is claimed that he is the 43rd-generation direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad. He is the namesake of King Abdullah I, his great grandfather who founded modern Jordan. /From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  3. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    Wonder if this is why the Brits are avoiding Syria.

  4. Gil Gilman says:

    It's easy to see now why GB backed out of the coalition to respond against Syria militarily.

  5. Was a proud UK citizen but this country has made, and done, evil acts. All I can ask is please forgive……

  6. UK has been in the wrong the whole time, considering is enough, backing rebels is even worse, bias new broadcasts towards Hamas, never disclosing the number of broken cease fire agreement, so called Palestinians given too much air time. I ask what has got into the UK, with Mr. Bayliss on this please forgive………………

  7. Ron Eheman says:

    U.S. water fluoridation chemical is Syria's "chemical weapon".

    According to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, any government "regime" that uses chemical weapons against its own people should be bombed / invaded / overthrown by a coalition of other United Nations members. By his own definition, then, the United States of America should now be invaded by the UN because the government uses a deadly chemical weapon — sodium fluoride — on its own people.

    By implication, then, John Kerry is now calling for the UN to bomb the USA. As the international media now confirms, sodium fluoride is a chemical weapon, and this chemical weapon is used against the American people every single day in the water supply, a favorite attack vector for terrorists.

    "Evidence" of chemical weapons nothing more than hair samples of people who drank sodium fluoride.

    In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin." Kerry said this on NBC's Meet The Press.

    Sodium fluoride, by the way, is also added to drinking water for babies and infants. It's a key ingredient, actually, in a product called Nursery Water that's "enriched" with extra sodium fluoride, the same chemical now being called a "chemical weapon" by the international media.

    Yep, according to dentists, chemical weapons also "fight tooth decay," so they should be added to toothpaste.

    Keep this in mind the next time you carry toothpaste with you when you attempt to travel by air. The TSA can pull you aside and legitimately accuse you of working for the Assad regime as a chemical weapons terrorist while charging you with the federal crime of "transporting chemical weapons."

    Unless the mainstream media retracts all its thousands of stories about sodium fluoride being a "chemical weapon" sold to Syria, it must come to terms with the fact that it is also accusing the U.S. food industry of using chemical weapons on consumers.

    Keep this in mind the next time you hear a dentist recommending dumping sodium fluoride into the local water supply. You can correctly counter their absurd request by threatening to call Homeland Security to report them as a terrorist for engaging in the indiscriminate deployment of a chemical weapon in the water supply — a favorite target for terrorists worldwide.

    By the way, I'm not joking on this: I actually encourage you to call Homeland Security and report your local city council members as terrorists who are mirroring the Assad "regime" in Syria by using sodium fluoride "chemical weapons" on the public. You might even call the United Nations and ask them to intervene in the USA's use of chemical weapons against its own people… right? Isn't that what John Kerry is asking the world to do in the case of Syria? Why does the USA have immunity from using chemical weapons on its own people when Syria is threatened with war for using the exact same chemical weapons on its population?

    By the way, the same sodium fluoride that was exported to Syria as a "chemical weapon" is routinely imported by U.S. cities to dump into the municipal water supply. They call it "water fluoridation" and dentists push it like candy because it actually causes wildly increased tooth decay, mottling and discoloration (all of which adds up to increased repeat business for dentists).

    Quick question: If Russia begins bombing the USA, can they use the same excuse that Obama and Kerry are using on Syria? "We had to save the American people from the chemical weapons used by the Obama regime!"

  8. Most USA municipalities put Sodium Fluoride in the drinking water.
    They also add it to toothpaste and warn if swallowed to call poison control.
    This is what Rat poison is made of and does a good job killing them.

    So according to Kerry, they are using a chemical weapons against most american citizens. I think the UN should invade America and take out the regime that poisons it's own citizen with cem weapons every day.
    http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-syrias-chemical-weapons-turn-out-to-be-sodium-fluoride-used-in-the-u-s-water-supply-and-sold-at-wal-mart/

  9. Michael K-n says:

    Probably, the chemicals were exported for Syrian agriculture to cultivate more Wolfberry, a Russia's bush naturally-growing stuff capable to poison even bears of the Russian FEDERATION, or any others in places short of UK-exported ammunitions.

    M. Kerjman

  10. Michael K-n says:

    II is better later than never.

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    U.K. has long been a supporter of Syria, even during the time it owned Syria.

  12. CTBtweets says:

    “…Large doses of sarin can lead to paralysis, loss of consciousness, convulsions and respiratory failure, and death…”
    Really?  I thought it only took a drop.

  13. Oh, my God, what a shame! Why kill the innocent defenseless people because of money!

  14. Doroty Mehta says:

    Again the title of your write up is wrong, UK for all its sins did not send the chemicals to Syria. Please read properly.

  15. Human nature without Christ is evil.Even with Christ the Church through the centuries has done some vile things.

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