Skip to comments.Syria Says Will Use Chemical Weapons If Attacked
Posted on 07/23/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT by edpc
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi vowed, however, that Damascus would not use its unconventional arms against its own citizens. The announcement comes as Syria faces international isolation, a tenacious rebellion that has left at least 19,000 people dead and threats by Israel to invade to prevent such weapons from falling into rebel hands.
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While the statement Makdissi read out promised not to use the weapons against the Syrian people, he later noted that Syria is not facing an internal enemy in the rebellion, which the regime has described as being funded from abroad and driven by foreign extremists.
Well, there's his qualifier. The internal problem is due to external aggressors. Stay tuned.
Where did the Iraq weapons go?
Iraq's WMD Secreted in Syria, Sada Says - Jan. 26, 2006
But when Syria says it will use WMD against foreign aggressors, they are probably htinking of Israel.
That'll be great when the Muslim Brotherhood takes over Syria!
I see the potential manifestation of Isaiah 17, referring to the destruction of Damascus. Israel takes preemptive action to prevent Syrian WMDs from ending up in the hands of Hezbollah, al Qaeda or any of those terrorist groups, Syria retaliates with chemical weapons against Israel, Israel nukes Damascus.
Does this mean our drones will have to hold their breath?
What is the shelf life of these things?
WMDs were moved from Iraq to Syria. Some of us here remember seeing a piece on the History Channel which showed night vision cameras recording the movement of trucks. Never could locate a link to that footage.
So there were WMDs in Iraq? They were just moved right before the invasion.
...when the smartest people in the room are constantly proven to be wrong, why are they still considered the smartest people in the room?
” WMDs were moved from Iraq to Syria. Some of us here remember seeing a piece on the History Channel which showed night vision cameras recording the movement of trucks. Never could locate a link to that footage.”
Down the memory hole comrade.
They left Iraq in a Russian convoy right before the war started. If you do a search you might even find some of the many freerepublic threads that were following that convoy as it was leaving Iraq.
Damascus ceases to exist.
It depends on who you ask. All of Saddam's pre-1991 munitions were considered "degraded" by MSM types. However, our chemical stockpiles at Redstone Arsenal and other locations are still monitored and considered extremely dangerous. They're a century old.
If Syria possesses binary chemical munitions, the ingredients are kept separate until the weapon is deployed. Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life would be significant, if not indefinite.
Pictures of his bloody and broken body being used as a ventriloquist doll are going to be plastered all over the internet in a little while.
If he doesn't quit, buy himself a little house on the beach somewhere, keep his mouth shut and live happily everafter, he is stupider than he looks.
Shucks they went to Syria!!! Looks like GW Bush and Dick Cheney had it right all the time relative WMD!!! America, Americans, where are your brains??? The Economy stinks, the Job Market stinks, the USA is going bankrupt, Obama’s radical Muslim Brotherhood is on the march unabated, in the Middle East, Americans are poorer then ever before, our POTUS is no American, our children are murdered in the movies, slaughtered like animals by either a maniac or clever terrorist, terrorists, while Obama looks the other way, Putin, Russia, China, Pakistan use and abuse Obama for the paper tiger and doll he is.
Oops, I get it now.....Obama wants to destroy thes United States. Go figure!!! America, you should be ashamed of yourselves, for being absolute fools and puppets abetting your own destruction!!! A vote for Obama is a vote to destroy this great nation!!!
Only the most hard core al Qaeda will be willing to endanger the Hajj as they, in fact, did. As a result, the Saudi have the ability to export their fundamentalism and at the same time, profit through their relationship with the West.
What he appears to be saying is that he's not going to use his chem/bio weapons inside Syria, he will use them against the foreign states who are providing support for the rebels.
So just to be safe it would be best to nuke them from space.
Nah....they won’t use them, they don’t exist.
In fact I vividly remember it was exactly 11 Russian trucks in a convoy watched on satellite provided video. You won't find this anywhere on the web because it was scrubbed. Bush decided to take the "hit" for "making the mistake" that there were no WMD in Iraq so Russia wouldn't be implicated and end up causing the 3rd and final thermo-nuclear world war.
Dusting off the old Robin Williams routine:
“This is a ‘Line of Death’, you cross it, you die!”
“Okay, you cross this line, you die.”
“Okay, you cross this line, you die.”
“This line, you die.”
“Okay, you’re knocking on my door, I’m not coming out. Naaaaah”