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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There WILL be a mooost unfoooofortunate chem event, and it will come about at the behest of GayMuzzie and his MB/SA buddies.
Really Fast and Really Furious, with a side-order of falafel.
This guy was OK with exporting machine-guns to NarcoKingPins, and stealing a national election.
Basically POTUS is Mombutu, and anyone who doesn’t see this is a set-up is an idiot.
In the end this will result in the UN declaring that none of this would have happened if Israel belonged to the Palestinians.
We all know Israel is going to be blamed for this. So they might as well just nuke the entire middle east from outer space and be done with it.
zero will send a strongly worded letter asking them to pretty please not to move the weapons.....
So is the Middle East better off now, then it was 4 years ago ? The Obama/Hillary policy in the Middle East and North Africa has been a complete disaster.
Naw, POTUS is not headed for Vegas. Hawaii is a lot nicer this time of year.
The terrorists know o does not and will not interrupt his vacations for anything. Especially Christmas vacation. Remember the Underwear Bomber? He went underground for at least a week after.
“Tis the Open Season.
Hilda Beast must be swearing, as how things have gotten so out of hand, just before she is ready to step down.
Uh... you mean all those chemical weapons they got from Saddam, which the Liberal press assured us he didn’t possess?