US Issued Sanctions Against 271 Employees Of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center

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US Issued Sanctions Against 271 Employees Of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center

President Donald Trump walks to his swearing-in ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Pool / Getty Images)

On Monday, the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control issued sanctions against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, arguing that the agency allegedly responsible for producing chemical weapons.

“We take Syria’s disregard for innocent human life very seriously, and will relentlessly pursue and shut down the financial networks of all individuals involved with the production of chemical weapons used to commit these atrocities,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

There are no doubts that the words “all individuals” don’t include members of al-Qaeda-style “opposition organizations” operating across Syria, specially if these “opposition organizations” fight against the Assad government.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that the newly imposed sanctions send a clear signal to Assad’s government that its actions are not taken lightly by the US.

“First and foremost is to send a clear signal to make sure that they understand that we don’t take their actions lightly and that we want to do everything we can to have stability in the region,” Spicer said.

On April 7, the US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Ash Sha’irat military airfield operated by the Syrian Air Force following a chemical attack allegedly conducted by the Syrian government in the province of Idlib. This move was also described by Washington as a legal way to send a “signal” to the Syrian government.

Meanwhile, the US has send more “signals” in the Asia-Pacific region, threatening to strike North Korea and sennding a carrier strike group to the Korean Peninsula.

It looks like the new US administration likes signals very much.

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  • Stephen Meredith

    Fantastic. Just what we need. Obama/Clinton 2.0. So much for Trump being some kind of hero that will smash al quaida and ISIS. New boss. Same as the old boss.

    • Thegr8rambino

      He is a puppet to the true ruler of the white house, Jared kushner :( I hope his day comes soon (where trump wakes up and tells him YOURE FIRED!)

  • FlorianGeyer

    The US has been run by psychopaths for far too long. Does it really matter what they say any more ? Much of the world is fed up with US interference in their national policies.

    If the US fools press the Nuclear button to attack Russian’s the US will fast become a wasteland ruled by gangs. Rather like her terrorist controlled areas across the globe today.

    That would be karma indeed.

    • CyricRenner

      The world should unite and sanction the US. The best way to do is, is to dump the US dollar as national reserve.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Those nations that have attempted to dump the dollar have been destroyed by the US vampires and have been militarily weak.

        However Russia and China have Nuclear Silver Daggers that they will plunge into the dark heart of the US if such an attempt is made to harm Russians or Chinese citizens .

    • bluewater

      So that you understand about TRUMP and were all these Rothschild puppets come from…

      Again, I continue to be very moved by the testimony
      of elite Dutch banker, Ronald Bernard and his insider perspective about
      the handful of Satanists, who manage to control much of the world
      through finance, confirming the speculations of many outside
      investigators over the years.
      This post, today intends to take Bernard’s testimony a few steps furthe

      An interesting aside here, is that Donald Trump’s son-in-law and his
      family, despite dressing like typical rich people, they are members of
      the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, which, similarly to the Sabbateans, claim to have been led by “the Messiah” (Moshiach), one Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who although deceased since 1994, is still revered by many as the leader of the Chabad movement.
      There is a vociferous group in Israel who do not consider Chabad’s ideology to be Jewish. They consider Chabad to be a white collar criminal
      organization, who engage in financial fraud, tax evasion,
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      https://youtu.be/wcmWbEgARMs

      http://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/rabbi-marvin-antelman-on-the-sabbatean-frankists/

      https://youtu.be/nEpcY5JU120

  • greatndit

    The plan is simple :
    kill assad , kill syrian people , make syrian country into chaos ruled by gang.
    and when there are no evidence found just say “oops…sorry”
    just like what usa did in iraq.
    by the way there is no sanction to what usa did to iraq right?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    It gets worse then this today… Putin and Erdogan are in talks today,
    Russia is going to sell the S-400 system to TURKEY!!!!
    This is crazy sh+t. Russia will not sell or deliver S-400 system to Iran or Syria, but they are going to sell the S-400 system to NATO! WTF, then NATO will know all of its secrets and abilities and Israel to.
    It is like Moscow is trying to teach enemies how to fly over Moscow unopposed and wipe the Russian people off of the map.
    Putin! Wake up! Do not sell the S-400 system to NATO, sell it to Syria and Iran and Lebanon.
    Source BELOW:
    http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/04/24/519333/S400-Russia-Turkey-Erdogan-Putin-Defense-Minister-Fikri-Isik

    • John Mason

      You will find that Russia has a way of neutralizing those S400 if Turkey does something against Russia. Can’t see Putin giving away military know how to the enemy. Most likely they have been modified.

      • Thegr8rambino

        I sure hope so!!

    • Jonathan Cohen

      Sell only to nations with reliable abortion rights like N. Korea; not to anyone in the Middle East except perhaps YPJ if they have any use for them. come to think of it they do, against Turkish planes. Turkey has abortion rights for now but I think will soon lose them.

  • Daniel Rich

    “But we don’t give a flying f*** when the Apartheid State bombs Palestinians or their minions in Syria kill Syrians with whatever is the chemical du jour!” – Mr Munching

  • Douglas Houck

    I find it interesting how the narrative keeps changing.

    First the US had recorded conversations between a single person with historical knowledge of Syria’s sarin stockpiles and the Syria air force, then the US states it is sure that Syria cheated and keep tons of sarin hidden for all these years, and now just to be sure, Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center has supposedly reconstituted the ability to make methylphosphonyl difluoride (the critical compound for making sarin).

    So which is it? If the methphosphonyl diflouride is from old stock then it should chemically match what they had and was destroyed. Hopefully someone has a chemical analysis, as samples were taken.

    Is the US covering their bases for their argument that only Syria has the means to make sarin? I’ve seen comments that the sarin used in Khan Shaykhum was low quality, i.e. was not that pure. That should be easy to check against Syria’s original stock. The only way the US’s position could be true is if Syria made some new methylphosphonyl difluoride of poor (different) quality than what they had. Doubtful, but who knows.

    It will be interesting to see what questions get addressed, as there is so much more to answer the means and motif questions, than what neurotoxin gas was used.