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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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To: Old Grumpy

“Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated U.S. warnings to Assad not to use chemical weapons, saying he would be crossing “a red line” if he did so.”

And in doing so, deliberately informed the rebels EXACTLY what needs to happen so they can have F/A-18s come assist them. Don’t think for a minute they didn’t clearly understand what she was telling them to do.

She told them “politically we cannot sell this at home, so we need you to make sure you are “attacked” by gas”.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 5:26:07 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: DesertRhino

Gas is scary in both non-logical and perfectly real ways, particularly to a civilian population. Gas can penetrate bomb shelters and trenches, particularly the kind that civilians would make in a hurry. It can be dispersed with weapons that have little “bang”, so it can be widely faked with small expenditure of real gas shells.
Some real gas mixed in with a scattered bombardment across wide urban areas can cause a massive civilian panic.
Remember that Assads government hates its people. It works by scaring them.


42 posted on 12/05/2012 5:29:51 PM PST by buwaya
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To: DesertRhino

I see your point. However since we don’t know where Assad is sending those weapons,we should be bombing the hell out of the sites. What if they are used on Israel?


43 posted on 12/05/2012 5:31:18 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: TheDon

In his audition for Sec. of Non-Defense, John War Hero Kerry tells B. Hussein he can stand down, since WMDs are aimed at Israel, not Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.


44 posted on 12/05/2012 5:47:41 PM PST by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: M Kehoe

This is horrible.Funny Diane Sawyer didn’t mention it.:)She had dogs driving.


45 posted on 12/05/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: reagandemocrat
False flag operation.

Very sadly, I agree.

Germany justified invading Poland because "Polish" military units attacked and destroyed a German radio station which gave an extended on-the-air live report of the "attack".

The public school educated Americans are stupid enough to be conned by a false flag chemical weapon attack on the "rebels".

46 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:54 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: John W
Its W-W-3 I tell ya...

Duba ya-duba-Three!

47 posted on 12/05/2012 6:20:06 PM PST by JOE6PAK (The universe is a lot safer if you bring a towel.)
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To: Wiggins
The people Assad is going to kill are NOT "his own people" ~ this is Syria, not some banana republic. The oppressed minority rules ~

At the same time hardly anyone in that country is nice ~ but seriously, the people trying to take over are several times nastier than Assad, poison gas and all!

48 posted on 12/05/2012 6:23:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: reagandemocrat

Ping false flag.. Ditto


49 posted on 12/05/2012 6:26:32 PM PST by Broker ( sojourner)
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To: John W

These reports are something of a red herring; like most countries with CW stockpiles, Syria makes extensive use of binary weapons technology. The precursor agents necessary to produce the chemical agent are already loaded in the weapon and mixed after it is fired. Presumably, Damascus has thousands of CW shells, missile warheads and other munitions that are filled and ready to go.

However, Syria has been know to train with live CW agents, to improve handling and employment skills. In 2007, “dozens” of Syrian and Iranian technicians died during a warhead mating exercise. Somehow, the warhead exploded and chemicals were released, killing a number of participants.


50 posted on 12/05/2012 6:28:41 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: M Kehoe
Assad is an Alawi. Traditionally these guys have been the Christian protectors.

They're a pretty tough crowd, but the Sunni don't consider them to be legitimate moslems. The Shi'ites elsewhere, e.g. in Iran, are more tolerant ~ but that's an uneasy alliance ~ the Alawites would just as soon kill Iranians as they would Sunni Arabs ~ maybe more ~ so whatever they've been doing it's been for some economic advantage.

Obama seems to view the Alawites as not exactly kosher ~ and as far as the Christians in Syria are concerned, they are dead to him.

BTW, when you have Obama and McCain on the same side, that's really bad news ~

51 posted on 12/05/2012 6:29:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: John W

Ruh roh! 0bambam is busy loading magazines of text into TOTUS as we speak.


52 posted on 12/05/2012 6:31:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Somehow, the warhead exploded and chemicals were released, killing a number of participants.

That is a good thing.

53 posted on 12/05/2012 6:32:01 PM PST by JOE6PAK (The universe is a lot safer if you bring a towel.)
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To: DesertRhino

That is why you mix smoke, high explosives, and chemical weapon rounds together in a fire mission. The effect of high explosive rounds mixed with smoke and the occasional chemical rounds will not only cause confusion but will also enhance the chemical rounds because of the element of sunrise and the unknown.


54 posted on 12/05/2012 6:32:09 PM PST by DCBryan1 (If there is ever another revolution, we need to decorate telephone poles with the MSM.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Spot on.

Or the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. LBJ reportedly said “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there.” He was also reported to have said ““Hell, those dumb, stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish!”


55 posted on 12/05/2012 6:36:56 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: M Kehoe

It sure is!


56 posted on 12/05/2012 6:37:22 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: muawiyah

Like I said. Let them exterminate themselves.


57 posted on 12/05/2012 6:52:30 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: reagandemocrat
Or the Lusitania.

All these false flag or setup criminal warfare incidents depend on a complicit lying MSM to publicly (falsely) accuse, try and convict the target, and cover up the massive criminal acts of the accuser.

58 posted on 12/05/2012 6:55:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Wiggins

how you expect to get Obamugabe and McCain to go over there and join their brothers?


59 posted on 12/05/2012 6:57:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: John W
I'm trying to recall here....wasn't President Bush chastized by the left for going into Iraq, and that there was no evidence of W.M.D. there????Sarin gas is a WMD and we know than Iraq had it because they used it on the Kurds.

We will all now panic and wonder what to do because Syria is about to use the gas which probably once belonged to Iraq before they dumped it over the border into Syria.

60 posted on 12/05/2012 7:02:42 PM PST by terycarl
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