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US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons
TBI ^ | 12-5-2012 | Michael Kelley

Posted on 12/05/2012 9:09:51 PM PST by blam

US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons

Michael Kelley
December 5, 2012

Unnamed U.S. officials tell NBC News that the Syrian military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs.

The report comes hours after French weekly magazine Le Point reported that NATO special forces are preparing to enter Syria to secure its chemical weapons stockpiles.

On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. is "certainly planning to take action" if new evidence showed that Bashar al-Assad's regime intended to use its stash of chemical weapons internally or cross-border.

Sarin gas, a colorless and odorless gas that can spread quickly through the air, is one of the most dangerous and toxic chemicals known to man. The Assad government has more than 500 metric tons of the precursors and usually stores them separately to prevent accidentally triggering a deadly reaction.

On Monday there were reports that the regime had reached the point "where they can load it up on a plane and drop it," but on Tuesday the Pentagon told NBC that there was no clear evidence that preparations had begun.

The Voice of Russia reports that there are now 17 warships off the Syrian coast following the arrival of the U.S.S. Dwight D Eisenhower — a multipurpose nuclear attack carrier that holds 70 fighter-bombers and 8,000 U.S. servicemembers — in the eastern Mediterranean.

In mid-November the U.S. ordered three warships on reserve to the coast of Israel. Senior U.S. military officers subsequently told CNN that the U.S. was considering further increasing the American military presence in the eastern Mediterranean. Russia responded by sending warships of their own off the coast of Gaza.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; middleeast; rebels; syria; syriachemicalweapons

1 posted on 12/05/2012 9:09:57 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
French Magazine Reports That Western Militaries Have Begun Preparing For Intervention In Syria
2 posted on 12/05/2012 9:13:48 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

So we’re going to risk the lives of our servicepersons to try to save a bunch of people who want us dead.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: blam

Not to worry.. they are the WMD from Iraq and therefore they may look and feel real but they do not exist.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:52 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: blam

Could get dicey if they use gas on the rebels—or on the Turks—still aerial bombs could not hit a well defended target—my guess they will be used to brunt a rebel attack or hit an enemy stronghold.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 9:15:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: blam

That they got from Saddam Hussian ... not surprised that Irag had no WMD’s ... they were all shipped to Syria before the inspectors arrived ... God forgive me but I hate liberals


6 posted on 12/05/2012 9:16:15 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hey Jeff ... do you live in Arizona ?


7 posted on 12/05/2012 9:17:52 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Jeff Chandler
love how our govt comes up with these things....so convenient....

still waiting for the mass grave with 10,000 bodies in Kosovo....

I do not trust this govt....

8 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:12 PM PST by cherry
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To: clamper1797

I don’t believe this story about Assad gassing his own people. It came up quite suddenly, with no sources named. It’s just like Libya all over again. This is a pretext for interfering in a sovereign nation’s affairs, and I wish a patriot whistleblower would step up and expose Bronco’s regime.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 9:23:04 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: blam

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2966016/posts


10 posted on 12/05/2012 9:23:04 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: blam

USA COMMUNIST FALSE FLAG INITIATIVE TO INSTALL ISLAMIST REGIME IN SYRIA. THERE ARE NO SARIN GAS BOMBS,

THIS IS PURE PROPAGANDA TO ENABLE OVERT UNAUTHORIZED US MILITARY FORCES TO ATTACK SYRIA WITH NO CONSULTATION OF CONGRESS.

OBJECTIVE, OVERTHROW THUG ASSAD, INSTALL ISLAMIST REGIME WITH AL QUEDA FIGHTERS FUNDED BY USA THROUGH ARMS SHIPPED VIA QATAR.

OUTRAGE OF THE DAY. I HATE THIS OBAMA LYING COMMUNIST TYRANNICAL REGIME. THIS WILL MAKE BENGHAZI LOOK LIKE A TEDDY BEARS PICNIC.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 9:24:18 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

I agree 100% - where did this info/news come from suddenly?! Anything to do with Hillary is fraught with LIES and FRAUD.

I’m sick of this unnecessary chaos coming from the 2 year olds running this country.

barry talks and acts like he never got out of junior high,
what an embarrassment!


12 posted on 12/05/2012 9:33:00 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still the infidel (or Jew).


13 posted on 12/05/2012 9:33:31 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: clamper1797

I’m not sure. Let me check my profile.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 9:36:49 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: blam

I would like to see proof. After all, we all know that the national government can lie about weapons of mass destruction - could these be Sadam’s weapons, finally being used after transport out of Iraq as was reported at the time of the invasion or just before it began?

The answer is that under the Obama Administration, it does not matter where they came from and they will be the pretext for supplying arms to the Muslim Brotherhood all for the stated purpose of the “democracy movements” throughout all the Mideast.

No one cares where they came from. They only care how we will react as a people on hearing the scary news.

After all, we will invade for the safety of the children...


15 posted on 12/05/2012 9:47:33 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: blam

Notice how we are hearing of concerns that Syria is going to use chemical weapons... But nobody is asking the bigger question... where did Assad get chemical weapons?

Can anyone say “Russian trucks leaving Iraqi weapons facilities just prior to Gulf War II”?


16 posted on 12/05/2012 9:55:57 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: blam; All

So...all the “Impeach Bush” Liberals are now OK with Obama escalating war in the Middle East?

Outside of a few liberals on HuffPost and RT...the MSM Liberals (MSNBC, CNN) have no problem with Obama widening war in ME

The best way to handle this is to let Israel nuke Syria if any of these gassings get near Israel. But we have an Anti-Semitic President who hates the only ally in the ME


17 posted on 12/05/2012 9:56:35 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Again.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 9:59:56 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: FlyingEagle

PING TO POST #11


19 posted on 12/05/2012 10:03:42 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: blam

How to piss Russia off - in 1 easy step.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 10:10:14 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Jeff Chandler

Obama needs a new war to distract people from the Benghazi investigation and the continuing decline of the economy. War is good for tyrants.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 10:10:52 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

On Coast to Coast AM, George Noory just said something like “there are reports the Syrian Army are loading chemicals in their weapons” or some similarly clumsy and ambiguous wording. For a show that claims to be on the “outside”, they sure parrot the party line.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 10:21:00 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: blam

Perhaps Saddam’s WMDs that were moved out of Iraq before we attacked.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 10:31:44 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: TheBattman
"Can anyone say “Russian trucks leaving Iraqi weapons facilities just prior to Gulf War II?"" Spot on!
24 posted on 12/05/2012 10:35:49 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: MestaMachine; Jeff Chandler

Saddam’s WMD, while instructive in reverse-engineering how to arm a warhead with chemicals, is likely no longer viable due
to age. Only thing valuable about them is how to mate v or s gas to a missile.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 10:56:43 PM PST by txhurl (i hate rats)
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To: blam
Additional info. US has deployed a massive anti-ballistic defense via naval forces. The patriot deployment is for short range missiles. Our defenses now in the Persian Gulf however are at a minimum. So expect either an Israeli attack on Iran or an Iranian attack on US/Israeli forces. We are either playing them or being played.

US: Sarin bombs ready for Assad’s “go” order. Israel's odd silence

26 posted on 12/05/2012 10:59:17 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: SpaceBar

>> On Coast to Coast AM, George Noory

Good entertainment, but the guy has blown his “neutral” cover numerous times.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 11:03:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

This is probably a lie. Our government now lies to us constantly, and about almost everything. Nearly nothing they say is honest. And now, this latest propaganda is offered.

I’m waiting for stories of Syrian troops unplugging incubators and catching Belgian babies on their bayonets.

Hillary and Obama come out and announce “if chemical weapons are used, we will intervene”.
But what they actually did was precisely tell the moslem brotherhood wahabbi rebels, “we will intevene on your behalf as soon as you can provode “proof” of a chemical attack.”

This can be done with a few Libyan shells provided by their like minded cohorts there, or by the CIA. Then there will be a “limited intervention to secure the gas weapons”.
This of course, means you must wipe out the Syrian Air Force. You must wipe out all the Syrian Anti-Air capacity to permit a permissive air environment.
You must secure a large airport and possibly a port and a supporting MSR.
The force seizing the gas supplies will report that they are in awful condition and it will be a slow to remove them safely, so we will need to seize a large base to have a place to deal with their storage and removal.
This will mean all Syrian ground forces which can threaten that base must be wiped out.
As we do attack the Syrian Air Force, AAA, etc, we will probably directly endanger or kill some Russians.

This boy-king Obama is going to get us into a war with Russia before he is done.
And all for what? To help the same crew that took over Egypt grab Syria.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 11:12:22 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: blam; FARS; ntnychik; Fred Nerks; little jeremiah; devolve; onyx; MeekOneGOP

Flexible Osama-Obama & Reset Hillary-Huma are shocked
Vlad the Impaler's Sarin is in play in their little Arab Spring

29 posted on 12/05/2012 11:15:28 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: DesertRhino

bttt for a hard nail analysis


30 posted on 12/05/2012 11:21:48 PM PST by txhurl (i hate rats)
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To: DesertRhino

There were estimated to be 30,000 Russian citizens living within Syria. Apparently the Syrian males went big for that Russian wife deal. There have probably been an influx in Russian security of all shapes and sizes. Some Russian citizens may have left the violence. If war breaks out, supposedly they are going to have a united US/NATO/Jordan/Israeli ground game. Inside Syria will be government forces, rebel forces and insurgent forces. Not to mention the Russians, who have in the past, actually beaten US forces to a target (Serbia and Georgia). There probably are also some Iranian regulars present in Syria.


31 posted on 12/05/2012 11:25:39 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: blam

You and I, and a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got
Set them free at the break of dawn
‘Til one by one, they were gone

Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, “Some thing’s out there”
Floating in the summer sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine red balloons
Floating in the summer sky
Panic lads, it’s a red alert
There’s something here from somewhere else

The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine Decision Street
Ninety-nine ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry

This is what we’ve waiting for
This is it boys, this is war
The President is on the line
As ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine knights of the air
Riding super high-tech jet fighters
Everyone’s a super hero
Everyone’s a Captain Kirk

With orders to identify, to clarify and classify
Scrambling in the summer sky
As ninety-nine red balloons go by
Ninety-nine red balloons go by

Ninety-nine dreams I have had
Every one a red balloon
Now it’s all over and I’m standin’ pretty
In this dust that was a city

If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go


32 posted on 12/05/2012 11:33:07 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: blam

No such thing as WMD! The democrats told us so.

Send in the heavy guns Hillary and Susan Rice.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 11:59:05 PM PST by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: blam

I would like to see solid proof before even thinking about bombing Syria. Assad maybe a murdering b#stard but he has not maintained power for so long by being a stupid murderous b#stard. It is very unlikely that he has used chemical weapons whilst the whole world is watching.

This to see the Marxist/NWO take over of the Middle East come closer to conclusion.

Mel


34 posted on 12/06/2012 12:53:38 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Not to worry.. they are the WMD from Iraq and therefore they may look and feel real but they do not exist.

Wouldn't be surprised.

35 posted on 12/06/2012 12:57:53 AM PST by newzjunkey (grr)
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To: newzjunkey

If we had a real president, those bombs would be set off before they left the Syrian soil.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 4:24:00 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: blam
Great idea! What could possibly go wrong?


37 posted on 12/06/2012 5:01:28 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jeff Chandler
“So we’re going to risk the lives of our servicepersons to try to save a bunch of people who want us dead.”

Yours is a very astute observation. (Where is Ron Paul when you need him? I'm kidding, but Paul wouldn't do anything, believe he would say let the Syrians kill each other if that is what they want to do - not our problem.)

38 posted on 12/06/2012 7:50:38 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: Prince of Space
“I don’t believe this story about Assad gassing his own people. It came up quite suddenly, with no sources named.”

I believe it because it was Israeli Mossad over two months ago that told Netanyahu they were preparing the Sarin. Twice in the past two months Israel has asked Jordan to give them permission to take out the chemical weapons so they know where they are. Jordan told them don't bomb yet.

The reason Israel is asking Jordan is because some of those chemical weapons are stored near the Jordanian border.

Mossad knows what is happening in real time and they are the best at what they do. NATO forces are there and that includes English and French guys. I expect they will jerk around and screw up. Once Jordan gives Israel the okay, the chemical weapons will be gone and likely parts of that country won't recover from the Israeli bombs. I would bet Assad will flee the country before the chemical bombs or Israeli bombs are dropped.

39 posted on 12/06/2012 8:04:13 AM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Not to worry.. they are the WMD from Iraq and therefore they may look and feel real but they do not exist.

Did anyone but me see the WMDs leaving Iraq in convoys in the middle of the night? The moron stream media will never report the truth.


40 posted on 12/06/2012 1:23:46 PM PST by Bitsy
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