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UN Security Team Won’t Let Investigators Visit Syrian Chemical Attack Site

UN Security Team Won’t Let Investigators Visit Syrian Chemical Attack Site

Douma OPCW(ANTIWAR.COM) — Two weeks after the alleged chemical attack in Douma, chemical inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are still in Damascus on “standby,” waiting for permission to enter Douma. Allegations continue to swirl around this delay. Britain blamed Russia, as usual. French officials on Friday also claimed Russia was “obstructing access” […]Source: UN Security Team Won’t Let Investigators Visit Syrian Chemical Attack Site

Comey: Investigators ‘Should Be Fired’ For Incompetence If They’ve Got Nothing After A Year

Comey: Investigators ‘Should Be Fired’ For Incompetence If They’ve Got Nothing After A Year

Former FBI Director James Comey inadvertently dinged special counsel Robert Mueller while defending himself for exonerating Hillary Clinton over her email scandal.  
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Source: Comey: Investigators ‘Should Be Fired’ For Incompetence If They’ve Got Nothing After A Year

Peter Strzok Texts Reveal FBI Investigators Missed Clinton Emails Marked Classified

Peter Strzok Texts Reveal FBI Investigators Missed Clinton Emails Marked Classified

The FBI did not notice that some emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server were marked classified with a “(C)” when they were sent, until the Intelligence Community inspector general caught them, according to texts between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

“Holy cow,” Strzok texted Page on June 12, 2016 — less than a month before the investigation into Clinton’s email server ended. “If the FBI missed this, what else was missed?”

“Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this,” he texted.

“Found on the 30k [emails] provided to State originally. No one noticed. It cuts against ‘I never sent or received anything marked classified,’” he texted, in reference to Clinton’s denials.

However, Clinton cited as late as July 2, 2016, that she had never sent material that was marked classified.

Source: Peter Strzok Texts Reveal FBI Investigators Missed Clinton Emails Marked Classified

Nerve gas ‘was fed to Russian spy and his daughter’: Investigators ‘rule out Sarin and VX’ as they turn focus to ‘very rare’ mystery chemical

Nerve gas ‘was fed to Russian spy and his daughter’: Investigators ‘rule out Sarin and VX’ as they turn focus to ‘very rare’ mystery chemical

Chemical weapons experts hope composition of agent used will show its origin

It is understood that detectives have ruled out the use of sarin gas or VX

They are said to be working on the theory the chemical was put in food or drink

By JAMES FIELDING and RICHARD SPILLETT
DAILYMAIL.COM

8 March 2018

Chemical weapons experts are today continuing the painstaking process of working out where the nerve agent used in the Russian spy attack came from.

Investigators have ruled out the two best known nerve agents, sarin and VX, sources have suggested. The Home Secretary  has meanwhile described the chemical as ‘very rare’.

Detectives are understood to be moving away from the theory that the nerve agent was sprayed directly at Skripal, a source told MailOnline.

They are instead believed to be focusing more on the possibility that poison was added to his food or drink at some point before he collapsed.

It is hoped the composition of the substance will help investigators work out where the agent was manufactured.

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Iraq war crimes investigators sacked for falling asleep on job, impersonating police officer

Iraq war crimes investigators sacked for falling asleep on job, impersonating police officer

A number of investigators working for the controversial Iraqi Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) have been fired for offences ranging from falling asleep on duty to impersonating a police officer in order to gain access to an army facility, it has emerged. Commander Jack Hawkins, IHAT’s deputy head, told MPs that he had had to fire […]

Source: Iraq war crimes investigators sacked for falling asleep on job, impersonating police officer

Investigators puzzled by dramatic Boeing 767 engine explosion

Investigators puzzled by dramatic Boeing 767 engine explosion

Industry experts say the cause of the incident was the first of its kind.

The nearly catastrophic explosion of an engine that caused a fire on an American Airlines Boeing 767 just short of takeoff in Chicago on Oct. 28 occurred when a specific part that had never before failed broke into pieces.

The breakup of a heavy metal disk that rotates in the engine core reveals a new risk to airline passengers that, however rare, has already spurred a scramble by engine-maker General Electric and government safety agencies to find and fix the vulnerability.

“The risk will be eliminated,” said John Goglia, a former National Transportation Safety Board member with more than 40 years’ experience in the aviation-safety industry. “Will it be eliminated before the next one? That’s the real question. Everything relies upon the timeliness of the system to correct itself.”

American Airlines Flight 383 to Miami was speeding down the runway at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago when the second-stage disk of the high-pressure turbine broke apart inside the right engine with a loud explosion that blew metal shrapnel out through the engine casing.

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