Thursday, July 19, 2012

Syria, Iran and the Chemical Weapons

Hours after the Syrian regime suffered its greatest setback in the yearlong civil war, the U.S. and U.K. defense chiefs feared that dictator Bashar Assad might use his stockpile of chemical weapons — the results of what may be the largest active chemical program on the planet. But because of the structure of Assad’s extensive chemical weapons effort, stopping him from using his weapons may not be possible, even if the U.S. military suddenly decided to openly intervene.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Assad’s rule was “rapidly spinning out of control” after a suicide bomber in Damascus killed the defense minister and possibly other high-ranking security officials. But that raises questions about whether a desperate Assad would turn to his large stockpiles of sarin, VX and mustard gas in order to cling to power. Reportedly, Assad has begun moving his chemical weapons out of storage.

Source:  U.S. May Not Be Able to Stop Syria From Using Chemical Weapons

Iran's contribution: Iranian trucks with chemicals intercepted en route to Syria

4 comments:

  1. Should we be surprised?

    Finally Saddam Hussein's WMD that were stockpiled in Syria have surfaced. Jumbo jet after Jumbo jet left Baghdad airport for Damascus days prior to the American invasion of Iraq. Despite knowledge of this, GW Bush persevered with the Iraqi campaign because it was oil that his administration was after not WMD.

    Because they did not deal with the main issue then, now the black hole was exponentially grown with Syrian and Iranian multiplication......and this from a supposed ally of Israel ?

    Israel may now be forced to make its move......for too long they have listened to the nations to its own detriment and now faces a monumental crisis.

    HaShem is bringing all the nations into the valley of decisions.......Decisions, decisions in the valley of decisions. This has the Hand of HaShem all over it. The trap has been set.

    יט מִצְרַיִם, לִשְׁמָמָה תִהְיֶה, וֶאֱדוֹם, לְמִדְבַּר שְׁמָמָה תִּהְיֶה; מֵחֲמַס בְּנֵי יְהוּדָה, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁפְכוּ דָם-נָקִיא בְּאַרְצָם. 19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
    כ וִיהוּדָה, לְעוֹלָם תֵּשֵׁב; וִירוּשָׁלִַם, לְדוֹר וָדוֹר. 20 But Judah shall be inhabited for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
    כא וְנִקֵּיתִי, דָּמָם לֹא-נִקֵּיתִי; וַיהוָה, שֹׁכֵן בְּצִיּוֹן. {ש} 21 And I will hold as innocent their blood that I have not held as innocent; and the LORD dwelleth in Zion. Yoel 4.

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    1. Yes, Joe. decisions. How very true.
      Such rapidity, too.

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  2. http://patdollard.com/2012/07/syrian-government-expected-to-fall-in-36-hours/

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  3. bitachon is needed
    www.dafyomireview.com/chov_shar_b.php

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