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Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components
ap ^ | 9 minutes ago | By By PAULINE JELINEK and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press 9 minutes ago

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; syria; turkey
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1 posted on 12/03/2012 11:13:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Do these weapons have Iraq stamped on the side?


2 posted on 12/03/2012 11:14:31 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Syria moving chemical weapons components”

Impossible, the liberal media said there was none when W was POTUS!


3 posted on 12/03/2012 11:17:04 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: tired&retired; justa-hairyape; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; ...
Related thread:

Unusual activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites amid rumors Assad is dead or fled

Debka ^ | December 2, 2012 | Debka
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2012 02:31:50 PST by tired&retired

4 posted on 12/03/2012 11:18:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: cruise_missile

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!!


5 posted on 12/03/2012 11:19:25 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Move along now... nothing to see here...


6 posted on 12/03/2012 11:20:04 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 11:21:29 AM PST by Spok
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To: cruise_missile

Bingo!


8 posted on 12/03/2012 11:21:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cruise_missile

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.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 11:23:11 AM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Israel will not wait for them to get buried again.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 11:23:26 AM PST by AU72
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To: thouworm

fyi


11 posted on 12/03/2012 11:29:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: AU72; Strategy
Recent thread:

Report: Israel Requested Jordan's 'Permission' To Attack Syria Chemical Weapons Sites

HAARETZ ^ | December 3, 2012 | By Barak Ravid

Posted on Mon 03 Dec 2012 07:12:55 PST by Strategy

12 posted on 12/03/2012 11:33:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the Obama administration strongly warned the Assad regime against using them.

For Opie, that means saying "pretty please."

13 posted on 12/03/2012 11:35:47 AM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
There are many factors in deploying chemical weapons. One is geography, and another is the weather. You could screw up and have the wind change towards your position, or really screw up and have the dispersal over Israeli troops, and civilians.

If the second event happens, Damascus will surely have a burden.

5.56mm

14 posted on 12/03/2012 11:43:32 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: bravo whiskey; lbryce
Related thread:

Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)

Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed

Posted on Thu 22 Nov 2012 16:54:28 PST by lbryce

15 posted on 12/03/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, well, well, turns out DEBKA was right after all. Imagine that!


16 posted on 12/03/2012 11:48:49 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Has Hillary wrote as stern letter, all in capitols warning of the dire straits that would be forth coming..thatis her usual mode


17 posted on 12/03/2012 11:51:52 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama could screw up a wet dream....


18 posted on 12/03/2012 11:53:41 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the bump


19 posted on 12/03/2012 11:54:38 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: TheRhinelander

“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!


20 posted on 12/03/2012 11:57:27 AM PST by tired&retired
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