Skip to comments.The Other WMD Threat
Posted on 03/10/2012 8:00:21 PM PST by U-238
As the world continues to debate if or when Iran will attempt to develop nuclear weapons and what could happen if the Unites States and/or Israel strike Irans closest ally in the region likely already has weapons of mass destruction.
Syria, in what many characterize as a response to the Middle Easts worse kept military secret, namely a highly capable Israeli nuclear weapons program, seems to have developed a stockpile of chemical weapons and the means to deploy them. And with Syria in chaos, such weapons only make for a potentially deadlier regional situation.
As U.S. Sen. John McCain announces his support for air strikes against Syria, President Barack Obama has reportedly asked military advisors for preliminary military options. But with talk mounting of arming the Free Syrian Army, all such chatter must be viewed through the lens of Damascuss WMD capabilities.
Several weeks ago, the U.S. State Department began coordinating with Syria's neighbors to organize the handling of Syrias WMD if the regime collapsed. According to a widely cited report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Syria has chemical weapons, and most experts believe it has mustard agents and at least ordinary nerve gas. It may have persistent nerve gas as well. It is believed to have cluster warheads for delivering chemical weapons, and it probably has chemical bombs and rocket warheads as well. It may have chemical artillery shells.
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But what about:
The Syrians gained their first chemical weapon in 1973 from Egypt. At that point, they developed their program on their own. They have a very advanced program.Syria reportedly manufactures Sarin, Tabun, VX, and mustard gas.
...with talk mounting of arming the Free Syrian Army, all such chatter must be viewed through the lens of Damascus's WMD capabilities.
The Syrians also have a robust biological program too.
Yeah that whole 'Arab Spring' bull is sticking in their craws... this is a nice sub-story for them to ignore...
I would think a little tactical incineration would go a long way, in both Iran and Syria.
I do believe in this. I think are in the “End Times”. Its Christendom(the”new”Crusades)versus Islamofacism.
They ended up in Syria. In his book “Saddam’s Secrects”, General Georges Sada describes how the WMDs were moved to Syria and then to Hezbollah somewhere in the Bekaa Valley.
I rather say, ignite a global conflict.
Russia is Russia. America is America.
I remember it well.....my grandmother, a high German, when it came to issues and solving them, used to tell her husband “you will always be a Russian”,
I understand it now.
I am more concerned about bio-weapons.
Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Syria all had bio-weapons. What if some nitwit releases the New Improved Smallpox?
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