Chemical Weapons News – March 24

Threat of dirty bombs ‘increased’ – BBC
There is an increased risk terrorists could get hold of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons to attack the UK, the Home Office has said…

Chemical attack on UK now ‘more realistic': Smith – The Hindu News
Releasing a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, UK Home secretary Jacqui Smith today warned an attack on Britain involving chemical or nuclear weapons is now “more realistic”…

Rising threat of dirty bomb attack on UK, says Jacqui Smith – The Times
A terrorist attack on the UK involving chemical or nuclear weapons is now “more realistic” as a result of failed states and the theft of materials that can be used to make a dirty bomb, the Government warned today…

British official: Chemical attack on UK “more realistic” – China View
The threat of an attack on Britain involving chemical or nuclear weapons is now “more realistic,” a senior government official warned Tuesday…

Dirty bomb threat ‘more realistic’ – The Press Association
Terrorist group al Qaida is likely to fragment in the coming years but an attack on Britain involving chemical or nuclear weapons is now “more realistic”, the Government has warned…

Terrorist WMD Possibility “More Realistic,” British Official Says – Global Security Newswire
Prospects for terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction have increased in recent years, a development that requires special attention from intelligence agencies…

“Chemical Weapons” Conviction for Philly Wife – Wired
No one is accused Carol Anne Bond of being a terrorist — just of a seriously pissed-off, seriously deranged wife, who used a rather creative means to try to get back at her husband’s mistress…

Lawyer: Chemical-weapon law misapplied in Pa. case – The Associated Press
The federal government overreached when it used an anti-terrorism law to prosecute a jealous lab technician who tried to harm her husband’s mistress by leaving deadly chemicals on a door handle at her home and in the tailpipe of her car…

Angry Wife Should Not Have Faced Chemical Weapons Charge, Lawyer Says – Global Security Newswire
A Pennsylvania woman should not have been convicted of trying to use a chemical weapon against her husband’s mistress, her lawyer said yesterday during an appeals hearing…

Japanese Businessmen Sentenced for Chemical Weapons Disposal Fraud – Global Security Newswire
Four former business executives in Japan received suspended prison sentences today for cheating the government out of $3 million after their company was contracted to support chemical weapons disposal operations in China…

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