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Thread #152067   Message #3563074
Posted By: Teribus
01-Oct-13 - 02:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Did CIA lunch the Sarin missile in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: Did CIA lunch the Sarin missile in Syria
If you sort the wheat from the chaff from Jom's cut-n-paste contribution on 26 Sep 13 - 05:40 PM - you get this:

UK DELIVERED SYRIA CHEMICALS NEEDED FOR SARIN PRODUCTION 'FOR 6 YEARS'

British companies sold sodium fluoride to a Syrian firm from 2004-2010. Between July 2004 and May 2010, the British government issued five export licenses to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria sodium fluoride according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Sunday Mail says UK firms did export sodium fluoride to a Syrian cosmetics firm throughout the six years for what they claim were legitimate purposes.

While the last export license was issued in May 2010, the licenses are obtained prior to manufacture and the industry standard requires four to five months before the chemicals are delivered.

However, a spokesman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) defended the sale of the chemical to Syria, saying the amount was "commensurate with the stated end use in the production of cosmetics and there was no reason to link them with Syria's chemical weapons program. This remains the case."


Everything else in that article Jom is padding and supposition - mere conjecture - not FACT.

Jom asked me to provide a figure for the amount of sodium fluoride that the UK had sold to Syria in the last six years (2007 to 2013) and according to the figures given for the export licences detailed above that works out at 3,000 kg.