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Revealed: Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after war began

FURIOUS politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.

BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, the Sunday Mail can reveal today.

Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began.

The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb which killed nearly 1500 people, including 426 children, 10 days ago.

President Bashar Assad’s forces have been blamed for the attack, leading to calls for an armed response from the West.

British MPs voted against joining America in a strike. But last night, President Barack Obama said he will seek the approval of Congress to take military action.

The chemical export licences were granted by Business Secretary Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.

more at link:  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/britain-sold-nerve-gas-chemicals-2242520

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"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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yes, but what else are those chemicals used for?


potassium fluoride is (per the wikipedia article):
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the primary source of the fluoride ion for applications in manufacturing and in chemistry.

sodium fluoride is (per the wikipedia article):
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a source of the fluoride ion in diverse applications. Sodium fluoride is less expensive and less hygroscopic than the related salt potassium fluoride.

Both chemicals have a wide range of applications.  Here are just some of the uses for potassium fluoride:

used in the metallurgical industry for tin plating and soldering fluxes;
widely used as a catalyst in the manufacture of polyurethanes;
used as ingredient in the manufacture of pesticides and insecticides;
widely used for etching of glass and in disinfectant formulations; and
used in the manufacture of optical glass.

In short, the legitimate, nonviolent uses of potassium fluoride are many and varied, and therefore the mere fact that private companies were licensed to sell potassium fluoride to Syria is not, in and of itself, proof, or even evidence, of evil intent.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2013, 04:26:47 PM by Oceander »


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