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Assadís chemical weapons units head out of Damascus toward Aleppo
Debka ^ | December 4, 2012 | Debka

Posted on 12/04/2012 8:30:23 PM PST by tired&retired

As NATO in Brussels gave the go-ahead Tuesday night, Dec. 4, for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to protect Turkey against Syrian missiles, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reported that convoys of the Syrian army’s chemical weapons units headed out of Damascus under cover of dark and turned north up the road to Aleppo. Their destination is not yet known.

The convoys were ferrying self-propelled cannons for firing shells loaded with poisonous sarin gas. Syrian President Bashar Assad had evidently decided to ignore the warnings President Barack Obama issued Monday night that there would be consequences if he or anyone in Syria resorted to chemical warfare and each would be held accountable.

Our sources report that the Syrian ruler is aparently gambling dangerously on the Americans holding back from attacking the convoys as long as they deploy unconventional weapons, and would only react when they are used.

He is also taking advantage of the heavy winds, rain and cloud over this part of the eastern Mediterranean and counting on the weather to obstruct military operations against his chemical weapons units.

By the time the weather clears some time Thursday, the units will be in place in battle formation. Meanwhile, bombing the convoys in windy weather could cause the deadly gas to spread out of control in unpredictable directions.


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KEYWORDS: assad; syria
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Anchored opposite the Syrian shore is the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with 2,500 Marines. Facing it is the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval task force which too has hundreds of marines on its decks.
1 posted on 12/04/2012 8:30:34 PM PST by tired&retired
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Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Command as saying: “The coming hours and days are extremely critical for Syria. The situation on our northern front could blow up any moment.” They did not elaborate.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 8:31:20 PM PST by tired&retired
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Muslims killing Muslims. I’m sorry but why should Americans get involved?


3 posted on 12/04/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by DManA
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To: tired&retired

Maya calendar, Dec. 21, 2012?


4 posted on 12/04/2012 8:34:37 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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Wait, what? Are these the WMDs Sadam didn’t have anymore?

Bush, Powell and Condi lied to us...right?

Pick the stick you want to beat us with, obama/lib/naive losers.

You all don’t know which way is up in this evil world because you have no moral compass to guide your confused souls.

Children who think they know something, but are sorely wrong.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 8:36:24 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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President Barack Obama issued Monday night that there would be consequences""""".......

ROFL, hahahahahahahahahaha, ROFL......., I'm sure they are trembling in fear over that statement.

6 posted on 12/04/2012 8:39:17 PM PST by annieokie
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To: tired&retired

it sounds pretty ugly


7 posted on 12/04/2012 8:39:29 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: annieokie

Just like their are consequences for the thugs in Chicago!...Sarc.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 8:40:54 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: One Name

You’re not supposed to say that. You’ll get in trouble.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 8:42:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: doc1019

Isaiah 17:1


11 posted on 12/04/2012 8:43:53 PM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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“The convoys were ferrying self-propelled cannons for firing shells loaded with poisonous sarin gas.”

I never realized that gas shells were fired from special cannons. All the normal arty is 155mm, but the gas shells are all special 160mm shells that only work in special chemical cannons!/ How stupid. Tubes are tubes. If SP155 is driving down the road, it’s no more dedicated to gas than it is to any other round in their inventory.

And why should a single Marine fight there? Even if they shoot gas at each other. If Assad wins, we have Assad. If the rebels win, we get another wahabbi extremist like Morsi. Who freakin’ cares?
And actually, Assad is nominally better for the local christians.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 8:48:17 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Mom MD

Mayhap. Hope reigns supreme.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 8:48:38 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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The only risk the USA faces there at this point is that WE WILL RUN OUT OF POPCORN. Or that one side will run out of ammo.

WHO CARES...? Let them machine-gun one another all day and night.

Our job is to drink beer, hump and STAY THE HELL OUT OF IT.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 8:50:35 PM PST by gaijin
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We used to go out of Indian River, Delaware. Macey’s Landing had an annual Mako Tournament. Macey’s isn’t even there any more.

Buddy of mine caught a big hammerhead. They are weird looking up close.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 8:56:38 PM PST by tired&retired
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Sorry, wrong thread... Shark fishing


16 posted on 12/04/2012 8:57:37 PM PST by tired&retired
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Oops. Never mind.. Photobucket
17 posted on 12/04/2012 8:59:49 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Mom MD

looking forward to that day. Hopefully soon and very soon.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 9:01:03 PM PST by annieokie
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“He is also taking advantage of the heavy winds, rain and cloud over this part of the eastern Mediterranean”

Dang! Assad foiled us again. With clouds we are helpless to do anything. And night time throws us off too. LOL This article is senseless.
Special self propelled artillery that is only useful for sarin filled gas shells, and they are moving under cloud cover so we can’t see them!
This article is so obviously another breathless effort to hurry us into the fight.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 9:03:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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lol, Shark thread. I thought it was a deeply sarcastic commentary on the importance of the fighting in Syria to the average American.

ie,, “Bill you hear about the fighting in Syria?”
“Uhmm Yeah,,sure did. But anyway back to what i was sayin’, have you ever seen a hammerhead up close?”


20 posted on 12/04/2012 9:07:33 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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