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‘West worried by Syrian chemical site activity’
Western intelligence officials have noticed new worrying signs of activity at chemical weapons sites in Syria, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The Syrian regime is “doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons,” one American intelligence official told the Times, adding, “It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities.”
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel would weigh military action if it suspects Syria’s chemical weapons could fall into the hands of a terrorist organization.
We will do everything that is needed to ensure Syrias WMD stockpiles are not transferred, Netanyahu said at a meeting with EU ambassadors stationed in Israel in October.
Report: New signs of activity at Syria’s chemical weapons sites
U.S. intelligence official tells the New York Times that Assad forces are ‘doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons.’
There is reason to believe that Zero through the MSM is using the chemical weapons scare as a way of inciting additional public opinion against Assad. Do we really know if the rag tag ‘resistance’ is making the significant inroads against Assad that we read about in the MSM? My belief is that this story line is trumped up BS to justify providing additional aid to Jihadist fighters. Do we really want another Egypt in the Middle East?
Is this activity around where Syria keeps its WMD or where it stored Saddam’s non-existent WMD?
Assad is backed by Iran, Russian and China. Our current policy is to support the Syrian rebels. What if Assad leaves the country and his forces, in desperation, launch chemical weapons on a rebel town?
Iran, Russia, and China could not back a regime that comitted international war crimes.
With them out of the way we can move forward with our agenda in the middle east.
See Iraq, Saddam Hussein, chemical weapons, kurds.
Rumors that “the big boss” is dead, fled or in hiding tend to undermine the morale of his supporters. And the only way to dispel it is with a personal appearance, which such dictators are loathe to do, as they have a big target painted on them.
They also provide an opportunity to suggest that one of his lieutenant/underlings is planning to seize power, which can paint a big target on him as well, from several directions.
Third, it tends to undermine the confidence of allies, who start considering hedging their bets in case the rumors are true.
Has Debka ever been right about any of its outlandish claims? Ever?
10/09/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies Reuters ^