Leaked government document: ‘Indefinite Brexit transition period’

 

A leaked government document has revealed the Brexit transition period could go on for an indefinite period of time – that’s not time limited, it’s not Brexit. Continue reading

Germany Sold Syria Chemicals With Military Potential

Berlin exported 111 tons of chemicals to Damascus between 2002-2006; German gov’t: Chemicals were sold for civilian use.

BERLIN – Germany exported 111 tons of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the production of sarin gas, according to a government document published on Wednesday.

But the government rejected a suggestion from an opposition lawmaker that Germany might thereby have inadvertently contributed to the August 21 sarin attack in Syria, which the West blames on President Bashar Assad.

The chemicals – sodium fluoride, hydrofluoric acid and ammonium hydrogen fluoride – are classified as “dual use” under European Union law, meaning they can be used for either civil or military purposes. They require special export permits. Continue reading

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

A leaked Indian government document indicated that Chinese submarines have ventured into the Indian Ocean region frequently and have posed “a grave danger to India’s security interest.”

The document, originated from the Indian Defense Ministry, is called “Indian Navy: Perceived Threats to Subsurface Deterrent Capability and Preparedness,” and was obtained by the newspaper Hindustan Times. Continue reading