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Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order
nbcnews.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and M. Alex Johnson

Posted on 12/05/2012 4:03:49 PM PST by John W

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.

The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said.

As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the "precursor" chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201212; gas; nervegas; precursors; sarin; saringas; syria; syriachemicalweapons; syrianwmd; syriawar
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1 posted on 12/05/2012 4:03:58 PM PST by John W
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How’s that “SCarab Spring “ going for ya ‘bama baby? BTW what’s happening in Benghaziville, or the land of Ramses? Trans-Jordan next?


2 posted on 12/05/2012 4:06:31 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: John W

That has several meanings in this situation, for all sides.

3 posted on 12/05/2012 4:08:09 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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Is this from the same administration that lied repeatedly to the American people about what happened in Benghazi and has yet to come clean?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 4:08:37 PM PST by petitfour
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looks like an opening for Obama to install the muslim brotherhood in yet another country.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 4:10:37 PM PST by plain talk
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I hope the Idiot in the White House has enough sense to keep our troops out of harm’s way. If he doesn’t, he needs to be impeached.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 4:13:12 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: John W

False flag operation.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 4:14:59 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: plain talk
looks like an opening for Obama to install the muslim brotherhood in yet another country.

As he parties in Hawaii leaving the rest of America....
8 posted on 12/05/2012 4:15:41 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: John W

Direct from NBC News, mouthpiece of the Obama Regime.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 4:16:02 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: patriotsblood

I agree. Let them exterminate themselves.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 4:17:14 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: John W
Wait!

I thought it was the evil Buuuush who said that we needed to intervene in Iraq because Sadam had chemical weapons. Our best intelligence said he had them. Not only that, but he'd already used them on his own people. But that was bad and wrong.

And now the saintly good and true 0sama administration is saying that we'll intervene in Syria's civil war if Assad uses chemical weapons. Our best intelligence says that he has them. But this is different and oh so very very good.

I just want to make sure I have all this down. Because I would never ever accuse our commie-elite-political-media-class of being lying hypocrites with selective and self-serving memories and motives.

11 posted on 12/05/2012 4:18:04 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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I hope Assad and the boys predict the weather correctly.

Many bad things could happen, if the weapons are not deployed accurately.

Would be real bad if something goes "wrong," and Israeli civilians and troops are killed. Not to mention Christians in Iraq and Lebanon.

The U.S. getting ready to be involved, the Turks are spooked, Ivan, and the Persians are going to be pissed. Not to mention Hamas and Hezbollah wanting their virgins.

Call me crazy, but this is the stuff of Biblical prophecy.

5.56mm

12 posted on 12/05/2012 4:20:42 PM PST by M Kehoe
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Hawaii would be a safe place to hide out during this time


13 posted on 12/05/2012 4:22:33 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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Possibly. But what it isn’t is worthy of staying in FR Breaking News.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:00 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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Must be faulty intel! There is no WMD!


15 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:00 PM PST by grayhog (Ay with.)
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To: John W

Liberal fail ping.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:43 PM PST by alrea
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Ivan, and the Persians

Great name for a heavy metal band. Copyright M Kehoe.

5.56mm

17 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:52 PM PST by M Kehoe
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But what it isn’t is worthy of staying in FR Breaking News.

Odd. I guess when one VX 155mm lands on a Turkish border town, or a kibbutz, it will be in "Breaking News" forever.

5.56mm

18 posted on 12/05/2012 4:27:49 PM PST by M Kehoe
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Bullcrap. I saw a story yesterday that special self propelled artillery “designed for shooting gas shells” was sneaking out at night and deploying. Self propelled 155, is self propelled 155.
And the story said the windy conditions made it more likely that he would use it. in using gas, wind is not normally your friend, especially in a middle eastern desert environment.

And the “US Official” is another Obama lackey who is trying to stir us up to get involved there. Even if they do gas watch other, why does that mean it’s an American problem?

And suddenly, our inept intelligence agencies that couldn’t predict anything in the last 3 decades, including the fall of the USSR, that Kadaffy had a nuclear program, 9/11, Benghazi, the vile outcome of the Arab Spring, etc,,,they are CERTAIN that Syria is loading the precursor chemicals? I call BS.

This is Obama, looking for an excuse to help yet ANOTHER nation fall to the wahabbists of the MB.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 4:31:56 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: al baby
Hawaii would be a safe place to hide out during this time

Don't quote me on this, but it seems that we have an effeminate marxist with a muslim background as a CIC.

Benghazi was just the latest example of 0bama's lack of testosterone.

5.56mm

20 posted on 12/05/2012 4:36:26 PM PST by M Kehoe
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