Skip to comments.US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons
Posted on 12/05/2012 9:09:51 PM PST by blam
US Officials Say Syrian Bombs Are Loaded With Chemical Weapons
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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So we’re going to risk the lives of our servicepersons to try to save a bunch of people who want us dead.
Not to worry.. they are the WMD from Iraq and therefore they may look and feel real but they do not exist.
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.
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
Hey Jeff ... do you live in Arizona ?
still waiting for the mass grave with 10,000 bodies in Kosovo....
I do not trust this govt....
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.
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.
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!
No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still the infidel (or Jew).
I’m not sure. Let me check my profile.
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...
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”?
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
PING TO POST #11
How to piss Russia off - in 1 easy step.
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