Skip to comments.Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components
Posted on 12/03/2012 11:12:58 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly warned the Assad regime against using them.
A senior defense official said intelligence officials have detected activity around more than one of Syria's chemical weapons sites in the last week. The defense official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about intelligence matters.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Prague for meetings with Czech officials, reiterated President Barack Obama's declaration that Syrian action on chemical weapons was a "red line" for the United States that would prompt action.
"We have made our views very clear: This is a red line for the United States," Clinton told reporters. "I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. But suffice it to say, we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur."
Syria said Monday it would not use chemical weapons against its own people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Syria "would not use chemical weapons if there are any against its own people under any circumstances."
Syria has been careful never to confirm that it has any chemical weapons.
The use of chemical weapons would be a major escalation in Assad's crackdown on his foes and would draw international condemnation. In addition to causing mass deaths and horrific injuries to survivors, the regime's willingness to use them would alarm much of the region, particularly neighboring states, including Israel.
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Do these weapons have Iraq stamped on the side?
“Syria moving chemical weapons components”
Impossible, the liberal media said there was none when W was POTUS!
Debka ^ | December 2, 2012 | Debka
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2012 02:31:50 PST by tired&retired
Or maybe Russia or Iran. Watch for a ‘false flag’ chem attack to justify 0bama involvement. This is a messed up, confused proxy war between ????? and ?????? LOL!!
Move along now... nothing to see here...
When they start gassing people, they can count on the White House, via Susan Rice, to cover for them. It’ll be reported as the flu. The Obama administration lies and no one cares.
libtards didn’t care when saddam gassed his own people or egyptians gassed yemenis. not very Christian of me but as long as it stays in the borders and doesn’t hurt any americans or israelis i don’t care.
Israel will not wait for them to get buried again.
HAARETZ ^ | December 3, 2012 | By Barak Ravid
Posted on Mon 03 Dec 2012 07:12:55 PST by Strategy
For Opie, that means saying "pretty please."
If the second event happens, Damascus will surely have a burden.
Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed
Posted on Thu 22 Nov 2012 16:54:28 PST by lbryce
Well, well, well, turns out DEBKA was right after all. Imagine that!
Has Hillary wrote as stern letter, all in capitols warning of the dire straits that would be forth coming..thatis her usual mode
Obama could screw up a wet dream....
Thanks for the bump
“Well, well, well, turns out DEBKA was right after all. Imagine that!”
Remember, Debka was quoting the New York Times who was quoting an un-named source.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then!