populations are threatened by potential incidents involving chemical,
biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents, which are the
consequence of either terrorist acts or natural and man-made disasters.
It is important to ensure that first responders are prepared for such
eventualities. - Preparing
first responders for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear
incidents: NATO, 24 July 2013.
24 July 2013
Stephen M. Apatow
Director of Research & Development
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Consortium Graduate Studies
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Security Crisis - Al Qaeda Chemical Weapons Production
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, formed earlier this year through
a merger of al Qaeda's affiliates in Syria and Iraq, said it had
stormed the high-security jails after months of preparation." -- Al
Qaeda says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq jail-break: Reuters, 23 July
Both Sunni and Shia
Terrorist groups focus on CBRNE WMD technologies:
Armed Forces launched 25 chemical weapon attacks that killed 72 people
and injured 760 others, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said
Tuesday. -- Syrian
group says chemical weapons killed 72; injured 760 others: UPI, 9 July 2013.
- Al Qaeda focuses on Sarin production for
global coordinated attacks
- Iran-Hezbollah through Syrian
Chemical-Biological Weapons program.
of the Middle East and Continental Africa
use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is a horrible escalation of
violence that only highlights the latest stage in the "heating up" of a
long-running, low-intensity “cold war” between Shia and Sunni Islam
that is currently threatening to tear the Middle East apart.." -- Syrian
Civil War in the Context of Sunni-Shia Cold War: Douglas Livermore.
Northern Mali. Tuareg rebellions occur in a cyclical pattern due to the
inability and unwillingness of successive governments in Mali's capital
to sincerely address the justified concerns of the Tuareg tribes of
Northern Mali. With the added dimension of spreading Islamist
militancy, it is imperative that the international community pursue a
strategy that deals with the underlying cause of instability in the
region - legitimate Tuareg nationalism." -- The
Case for Azawad: Douglas Livermore.
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