Skip to comments.Will Syria Use Chemical Weapons Against Israel?
Posted on 07/17/2012 10:24:23 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
Will Syria Use Chemical Weapons Against Israel?
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel --- July 17, 2012 ... Syrian President Bashar Assad never saw it coming. For a former London trained eye doctor, Assad has failed at being able to treat his own arrogant blindness.
The Arab Spring swept upon the Middle East like a Hamsin or a windy, desert heat wave. Not even air conditioning could leave one untouched.
From Libya and Egypt to Iran and Morocco, Arabs came out of their homes demanding democracy.
In Syria, the government responded by murdering over 9,000 civilians. As Dale Carnegie would say, ya don't make friends by killing those you govern.
Today, hundreds of diplomats, Syrian military generals and regular soldiers are defecting to Jordan and Turkey. They see the end coming. Bashar Assad only sees promises of support by Russia and China. What Bashar Assad fails to realize is that he is not up against the CIA or Mossad. His own people hate him. Almost every citizen in Damascus knows of a family relative and or friend who has been murdered, injured or tortured for speaking out for a democratic government.
The US has reached out. And reached out again. But now that the Obama reaching out is turning into a joke, the only real option on the table is a military one. But will the US, UK, France, Israel and NATO move on Syria?
Not quite yet. They want to make sure that their t's are crossed and i's are dotted. They have waited for certain developments to take place. And they are taking place.
The Red Cross has declared that Syria is now engaged in a civil war. Which means that when Assad massacres hundreds of protesting civilians, he can no longer hide behind saying that "Islamic terrorists" were responsible. Assad and those still around him will be wanted by the international community for war crimes.
The message to those still supporting Assad is: "if you don't leave Syria now, we will come looking for you and we will find you."
This week the UN will take its last shot at creating a cease fire. Kofi Annan, the international envoy to Syria, is now meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to threaten Bashar al-Assad with tough sanctions. It is expected that both Russia and China will support a UN peace plan. But if that plan dissolves, as many expect it will, a military option will be used with the full support of the international community.
Assad, in expecting the worse to happen has taken two steps. He has redeployed his troops from the Golan Heights border with Israel and placed them in and around Damascus. This confirms that Israel was never a real threat. He has increased security around his WMD - his chemical weapons which include Sarin, Tabun, VX, and mustard gas.
The White House warned the Syrian government today that it would be held accountable for safeguarding any chemical weapons it possessed.
There are certain responsibilities that go along with the handling and storage and security of those chemical weapons, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters when asked whether there was any US intelligence that backed up news reports on the probability of Syria resorting to chemical weapons against its own people and attacking Israel as a strategic diversion.
We believe that the individuals who are responsible for living up to those challenges should do so and will be held accountable for doing so.
Many observers believe that Assad will first use these chemicals on his own people.
Nawaf Fares, the first Syrian ambassador to defect has voiced this option publicly. But should Assad make any kind of move to transport and load chemicals onto missiles, he will only see one, final, very quick, blinding flash of light. That would be the Israel Air Force saying no way and good-bye.
For all the trauma that Israel's children have suffered on the northern border as a result of terror rocket and missile attacks from Iran backed Hezbollah in Lebanon, their suffering is small compared to the many fresh graves still being dug for the citizens of Syria who choose peace and prosperity over Islamic Jihad.
Yes, if so, it will be pretty much the last thing they ever do.
Yup...and those evil Jooz deserved it, dammit!/douchebag
Why do people still cling to this very inaccurate assessment? The people demanded REVOLT and UPHEAVAL. They demanded their leader's heads on a platter. They want Sharia law and overall JIHAD. When will you pundits get it? Democracy? They do not know the meaning of the word...
Afterwards, it’ll be a balmy 5000 degrees in Syria.
You have got to be kidding. Assad never admitted having the weapons in the first place you idiot. You cannot demand handling and storage restrictions to a regime that says, buzz off. We are being led by complete morons. Which means Syrias Chemical WMD will get into the hands of terrorist. We will have chemical WMD terrorist attacks on western and eastern targets all over the planet. There can be no other conclusion with the shear stupidity of our leadership.
If they really have that, they won’t under current government.
As soon as jihadi “rebels” will take power, who knows...
>>>>>When will you pundits get it? Democracy? They do not know the meaning of the word... >>>>>>>>>>
They have an idea of democracy. In ME it means you can rape and pillage both minorities and fellow muslims, vandalize private and public property and there is no dictator to cut a few body parts out of you.
Face it as a fact. The only stable and responsible (to some extent) type of Arab government are Stalinist-type secular Baathist dictatorships. As soon as their people are out of control for a moment it is always a nightmare.
Iran and Pakistan are a few ME nations who has extensive institutions of representative republic. Does it make them any better? The answer is opposite. If they were an absolute dictatorships they could be friendly. As a republics their leaders has to play vibes of hateful population to get elected.
*Your* administration may wish for it, but it likely won’t happen. Why?
The areas of interest have been seeded with sensors to the point where anything being felt or sniffed will raise the alarm. Nothing so far.
Assad is devious and definitely not normal, but he knows he’ll be radioactive dust in a heartbeat. And he’s really grown quite a bit too comfortable for martyrdom.
Oh, and for someone who claims to be informed, I’d have thought you’d know that Bashar’s eye doctor degree is only on paper. Lotsa folks with shady credentials ;).
The end game in Syria will be worse than in Egypt. Do not expect any moderate or westernized government to emerge. Assad may be a son of a bitch, but he at least wants to live. Not so his successors.
Gee, where on earth would Syria have gotten chemical weapons from?
If Syria does, clearly it will be the fault of the Zionists and their Christian co-conspirators.
In no way I support Assad but what will replace him ? Another Iranian style islamic thugacracy ?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
It will be the last thing he does but might appear an attractive was to leave the scene.
Israel has at least 800 nuclear weapons (many on submarines), as well as chemical and biological agents. Hard to tell if they have thermonuclear weapons, but I wouldn’t discount it out of hand.
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