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Report: Syria Moves Chemical Weapons to Borders
Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/12 | Gabe Kahn

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:15:08 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Syria's rebels late Monday charged the regime has moved its chemical weapon stockpiles to airports and airbases on its borders with neighboring countries.

“We in the joint command of the Free Syrian Army inside the country know very well the locations and positions of these weapons," Syria's largest rebel group said in a statement.

“We also reveal that Assad has transferred some of these weapons and equipment for mixing chemical components to airports on the border,” it added. The move comes just one day after the embattled regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warned it could use unconventional weapons if attacked by "an outside force."

Analysts say, if true, that moving the weapons is likely a bid by Damascus to pressure the international community, which is at loggerheads over whether to intervene in 16-months of slaughter in Syria.

Western powers and their Gulf Arab allies have called for an end to Assad's reign, and pressed for comprehensive international sanctions or even direct intervention.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; biologicalweapons; borders; chemicalweapons; huntforwmds; iraqwar; islamonazism; israel; jordan; lebanon; russia; saddamhussein; saddamswmds; syria; syriawmd; turkey; waronterror; whywefight; wmd
"“Given the regime's stockpiles of chemical weapons, we will continue to make it clear to Assad and those around him that the world is watching and that they will be held accountable by the international community and the United States should they make the tragic mistake of using those weapons,” US president Barack Obama warned just hours after the Pentagon cautioned Assad against using unconventional arms.

And, Israel has threatened war should long-time Assad ally Hizbullah in Lebanon obtain any of Syria's chemical weapons. The Hizbullah terror organization has a history of targeting Israeli civilians and has fought more than one destructive war with Israel.

"In the moment we see that the Syrians transfer chemical and biological weapons to Hizbullah, this is a red line for us and from our point of view it‘s a clear ‘casus belli,’" Foreigh Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, using the Latin expression justifying war."

Tsk. Stop cherry-picking evidence. Wait until the threat is imminent, and then if they use it, the US will hold them accouutable. Oh, joy!s

1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Chemical weapons?

Uh...what chemical weapons? I thought all that stuff was just a myth by Georgie Bush?


2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:17:45 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Eleutheria5

Borders! I thought they went out of business.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Essentially what Obama is saying here is, “Use it. I double dare ya.”

Once again, it’s another nine year old boy’s ploy being used by the “Resident”.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:19:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Probably already posted before I get this up - but WHAT CHEMICAL WEAPONS?????

You mean the ones they got from Saddam???


5 posted on 07/24/2012 5:21:01 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Eleutheria5

Old broken record here - We should have taken down Assad and the Iranian regime when we had huge armies/ air forces in Iraq. Possibly we could have controilled the aftermath then. Instead we are going to risk more crazies coming to power.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5
I remember a couple of things re the weapons in Iraq.

The idiot inspector said they'd never find them unless they took us to them.

The second biggie was "double use factories" that could convert operations to chem weapons on a phone call.

The third was finding the "design" for a centrifuge "under the rosebush". (The Rose is the country's flower)

7 posted on 07/24/2012 5:22:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Williams
There are a lot of leaders around the world -- including in Israel, by the way -- who probably believe that the only thing worse than a Syria led by the Assad family is a Syria led by someone else.

That whole place is f#%&ed up beyond help. Every time "Western nations" successfully topple a regime in the Middle East, we get a flood of Christians who flee the country to escape Islamist repression.

This is what the "New World Order" is all about, folks ... building a post-Christian world.

9 posted on 07/24/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Eleutheria5
I think Assad ain't gonna put any of his chem/bio weapons anywhere near a border—especially not Israel’s.

IDF commandos would capture them and reveal to the world the “Property of Saddam Hussein” stickers on them and the Left can't have that...

which means, ironically, that the threat should work on our Hussein.

10 posted on 07/24/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Obamacare like all Marxist fails, outlaws redress before creating it's demand.")
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To: Eleutheria5

Assad is sneaky...probably has them hidden in the Syrian ‘Baby Milk Plant”.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Old broken record here - We should have taken down Assad and the Iranian regime when we had huge armies/ air forces in Iraq. Possibly we could have controilled the aftermath then. Instead we are going to risk more crazies coming to power.

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Just like Patton wanted to continue on and wipe out the Soviet Union.

You have a once-in-a-lifetime situation of men and materials in the right place, might as well use them to good effect.

But not this dink weed. God forbid that any of our enemies decide to get frisky between now and January 20.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 4:00:21 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite about it? Time for action? Reawaken the Sons of Liberty!)
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13 posted on 07/24/2012 4:16:10 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: SJackson

Sign me up


14 posted on 07/24/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: DoughtyOne
Once again, it’s another nine year old boy’s ploy being used by the “Resident”.

Yep. The west is being led by a progressive mind that has the maturity and world experience of a 9 year old. In the meantime, the Russians appear to be acting as the adults.

Report: Russia Stopped Syria From Gassing Rebels

One Western diplomat in the region said: "There was talk of them using it two weeks ago, but the Russians intervened quickly to stop him.

"If you think how desperate these people are and what they have done in the past, you have to assume they would be prepared to use it. All of us think he (Assad) is capable of using it and will do it if he was pushed to the wall," the diplomat said, referring to credible reports that Assad was preparing to use Sarin gas against Syrian rebels.

But "the Russians got hold of him and told him ‘don't even think about it'".

15 posted on 07/24/2012 4:43:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I didn’t check the thread to see if those who try to shift blame for his actions away from Assad onto, say, his enemies, have been posting any of their usual, cookie-cutter nonsense.

Thanks Eleutheria5.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 4:57:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DNME

If George had gotten his way and backed up with nuclear weapons, think of the decades of untold misery inflicted by the commies that would have been averted.

Maybe in an alternative universe it happened and things were better.


17 posted on 07/24/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: justa-hairyape

With regard to using their poison gas, I would have to agree. IF these REPORTS ARE true, then it does look like Russian has sounded the bell of caution.

Using gas would be tantamount to using tactical battle-field nukes on your own citizens. I don’t think anyone other than a few mass murderers at the government level throughout history would buy into this.

Assad should take some of his national wealth and leave. He could negotiate it.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:39:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne
He could negotiate it.

Not now. The Sunni morons blew that chance when they tried to assassinate him. The Arab league offered him safe passage after their assassination attempt failed, but Assad is not that stupid, apparently.

The Russians are just covering their bases. They want to avoid their clients use of WMD if they can.

Right now it looks like NATO/Sunni's will stage a false flag event and that will lead to western intervention. My guess is a chemical artillery shell will land on a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey somewhere along the Turkish border.

Syria intervention is more likely, says UK think tank

19 posted on 07/24/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

What you say sounds reasoned. I’m not following it blow by blow. I appreciate the mention.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 10:26:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne
This article here is a good read.

Five Syria Nightmares: The Middle East Can’t Live with Assad, but Living Without Him Won’t Be Easy

21 posted on 07/25/2012 4:31:53 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

It almost sounds as if this guy doesn’t want Assad to fall.

Also revealed again, Islam is a festering blight across the region.

Thanks for the link.


22 posted on 07/25/2012 8:31:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Just pointing out that the situation can actually be worse without Assad. There appears to be very little thought and no justification whatsoever for taking down Assad right now. At this exact moment in time. The entire uprising in Syria was reportedly started by some kids who defaced his posters. The regime then brutally cracked down. But that has been going on for decades. Why support the Rebels in Syria, but not Iran ? No logical explanations are coming out of DC.
23 posted on 07/25/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Why support the Rebels in Syria, but not Iran?

That's a valid question. Of course there isn't a good answer. The U. S. doesn't have to go to war with Iran to support the rebels there. We do have to deal with the Resident to get anything done though.

Syria has been a major supplier to Hezbollah. Iran was supplying Syria too IMO.

Assad needed to go. I don't think Syria is going to be a road block or enabler to actions in Jordan or other nations in the region. It's pretty clear the Muslim Brotherhood has it sights on a number of nations in the region.

Most of the concerns focused upon will take place with or without Assad. Will the Muslim Brotherhood supply Hezbollah? Perhaps so. Do we have a dog in this hunt? I'm not convinced we do. If there is a long list of things that may go bad with Assads fall, I'll be there's just as long a list if he remains in power.

24 posted on 07/25/2012 7:48:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Think you nailed it there. The Muslim Brotherhood wants Assad removed. DC is just going along for the ride, which they thought was going to be a cheap date.

So is Huma running US foreign policy in the Middle East ?

25 posted on 07/25/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

For all we know... ;^)


26 posted on 07/25/2012 8:19:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: justa-hairyape

The Russians don’t want Assad to use chemical weapons because they know Russia will be blamed for it if he does, and that Russia will deserve that blame.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 8:38:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Russians don’t want Assad to use chemical weapons because they know Russia will be blamed for it if he does, and that Russia will deserve that blame.

Oh!

I thought we sold the chemicals to Saddam Hussein.

28 posted on 07/25/2012 8:45:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Williams
Possibly we could have controilled the aftermath then. Instead we are going to risk more crazies coming to power.

Yeah, we can always blast em. (to borrow a term from Yosemite Sam)

29 posted on 07/25/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You thought wrong.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 8:58:06 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Published on Sunday, September 8, 2002 by the Sunday Herald (Scotland)

Reports by the US Senate’s committee on banking, housing and urban affairs — which oversees American exports policy — reveal that the US, under the successive administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr, sold materials including anthrax, VX nerve gas, West Nile fever germs and botulism to Iraq right up until March 1992, as well as germs similar to tuberculosis and pneumonia. Other bacteria sold included brucella melitensis, which damages major organs, and clostridium perfringens, which causes gas gangrene


31 posted on 07/25/2012 9:23:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
First of all, Assad's weapons did not come from Iraq. Syria has had WMD since way before the Iraq war. Second of all, what you quoted is misleading. American companies did sell Saddam chemicals, but not the US government, as you implied.

Assad rules only with Russia's blessing. The blood he sheds is on Russia's hands. Russia is directly responsible for everything that is happening in Syria, and when Assad's falls, it will be Russia's own fault.

32 posted on 07/25/2012 10:13:56 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Alberta's Child

War is the health of The State.

Seen The State getting smaller lately?


33 posted on 08/21/2012 5:41:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: reg45
Borders! I thought they went out of business.

They did. That's why there's plenty of room for the chemical weapons; no books.

34 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:33 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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