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U.S. plans for possibility that Assad could lose control of chemical arms cache
Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | Craig Whitlock and Carol Morello

Posted on 12/17/2012 10:08:41 AM PST by Seizethecarp

Last week, fighters from a group that the Obama administration has branded a terrorist organization were among rebels who seized the Sheik Suleiman military base near Aleppo, where research on chemical weapons had been conducted. Rebels are also closing in on another base near Aleppo, known as Safirah, which has served as a major production center for such munitions, according to U.S. officials and analysts.

The opposition Free Syrian Army said it did not find any chemical weapons at the first installation.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; syria; wmd; wot
Well that's a relief! /s
1 posted on 12/17/2012 10:08:44 AM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

That is impossible since chemical weapons are banned!! /s


2 posted on 12/17/2012 10:10:23 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Seizethecarp

lay in strategic air strikes on all chem weapons stores NOW


3 posted on 12/17/2012 10:11:11 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Seizethecarp

“...a group that the Obama administration has branded a terrorist organization were among rebels who seized the Sheik Suleiman military base near Aleppo”...but that same Al Qaeda-in-Iraq affiliate “said it did not find any chemical weapons”...and WaPo’s journalists report this without a hint of irony...or horror!


4 posted on 12/17/2012 10:12:23 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

Chemical weapons??? Where did they get chemical weapons???

[slight sarc...]


5 posted on 12/17/2012 10:13:11 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Seizethecarp
"President" Hussein wants those WMDs to fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
6 posted on 12/17/2012 10:13:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Seizethecarp

The Free Syrian army has released a statement saying
that the chemical weapons were all lost in a horrible
boating accident. Well, what ya gonna do eh?


7 posted on 12/17/2012 10:14:30 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Chemical weapons are diddly...

the REAL danger is if Iran's nuclear capability ever gets into the hands of Islamofascists!

... oh wait, i guess that has already happened thanks to the second worst US president

8 posted on 12/17/2012 10:16:29 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Seizethecarp

Assad vs. Islamists is like Hitler vs. Stalin. Let them fight it out.

As for chemical weapons - are they really such good terrorist weapons? I would imagine they are bulky and not easily transported. The forms that Assad has probably need to be fired from guns or dropped from airplanes.

The best defense would again be simply banning travel to the USA for anyone from 15 or so M.E. or North African countries.


9 posted on 12/17/2012 10:22:22 AM PST by PGR88
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To: tet68
Saw the same release out of libya.
I think they are working together.
libya and free syrian army.
10 posted on 12/17/2012 10:29:19 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Adder
"Chemical weapons??? Where did they get chemical weapons???"

...a question you will never hear from the state controlled media.

11 posted on 12/17/2012 10:34:59 AM PST by Baynative
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To: BenLurkin

That’s why Ghadaffi’s weapons were being shipped via Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia to specifically-Islamist (not secular) “resistance” groups in Syria.

In four years’ time America has gone from being the good guys to being the bad guys who help arm other bad guys.

Sick.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 10:37:22 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Seizethecarp

So now, the syrian “rebels” that we armed in Bengazi, also known as Al Queda have nerve gas.

Wonderful. Too bad we can’t question the person in charge of that fiasco of a gun running deal, she fell down and went boom...

This New World Order bunch is like arsonists in charge of security in Straw villages. We are from the Goobermint and we are here to keep you safe and warm.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 10:37:56 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Baynative

“Chemical weapons??? Where did they get chemical weapons???”
...a question you will never hear from the state controlled media.”

Well, we could ask the Hildebeast but she got a convenient whack on the noggin’ and can’t remember shi*.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 10:57:42 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Seizethecarp
Related article.

What Happens If the Syrian Rebels Steal Assad's Chemical Weapons?

15 posted on 12/17/2012 11:17:43 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: MestaMachine; American in Israel

Benghazigate tie-in to this story...


16 posted on 12/17/2012 11:22:37 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp
Senator Cruz in action. Already doing more for Israel then Obama.

Netanyahu: Syrian chemical weapon threatening Israel, US

More news from the WWIII front lines.

Why Syria's Chemical Weapons Are So Terrifying [INFOGRAPHIC]

UN sending chemical weapons kits to Syria monitors

17 posted on 12/17/2012 11:34:46 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Seizethecarp; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
"Meanwhile, the U.S. government and some European allies have hired private contractors to train Syrian rebels how to monitor and secure chemical weapons sites should Assad abandon or lose control of any of his stocks, according to CNN. A State Department spokeswoman declined to comment on the report."

Private contractors. Where have I recently heard that?

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 11:37:58 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine
From my inbox: Beneath all the lies surrounding the horrific terrorist attack that killed a U.S. Ambassador and heroic SEALs in Libya the truth is hiding and OPSEC needs your help to get to the bottom of it. On Thursday, December 20th, at 1:00PM EST, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the Benghazi attack with testimony from key Obama Administration officials involved in the attack. They will answer direct questions from Members of Congress who are on the committee and the public. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will read all questions suggested through through their website, and attempt to seek answers to as possible during the proceedings. OPSEC has some very specific questions that still need to be answered and we are asking all of our supporters to suggest one of OPSEC's questions or submit a similar questions of there own. Here are five sample questions OPSEC would like to see Obama Administration officials answer, on the record, about the Benghazi attack: Why did four Americans have to die in Benghazi? Why did the Obama Administration refuse repeated requests for additional security from US personnel on the ground in Libya prior to the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack? Who made the decision to refuse timely aid to the Americans in harm's way at both the embassy and annex while the attack was occurring? Has the administration told the whole truth to the American people both during the attack and in statements after? Do you believe the decision to do nothing was a bad decision knowing that assets were available that could have changed the outcome of the situation? Don't wait. Demand your answers today! http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/about/ask/ http://opsecteam.org/benghazi.html
19 posted on 12/17/2012 12:21:45 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Baynative
...a question you will never hear from the state controlled media.

The question is routinely asked and answered in the media, it's just that you don't like (or ignore) the answer.

This article itself mentions a research facility and a production facility.

So the current Syrian stockpile consists largely of chemical weapons they manufactured themselves. They got a bit of a kick-start from weapons tranferred from Egypt, Libya, and the Soviet Union in the 70s and 80s, however.

20 posted on 12/17/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: MestaMachine

Great....Obama training AlQeda on how to ‘handle’ chemical weapons.....what could go wrong?

Heaven help us!


21 posted on 12/17/2012 4:13:59 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Strategerist
"So the current Syrian stockpile consists largely of chemical weapons they manufactured themselves. They got a bit of a kick-start from weapons transferred from Egypt, Libya, and the Soviet Union in the 70s and 80s, however."

While some of this is cover and some m ay be true, the fact is that they benefited greatly from democrats stalling the invasion of Iraq after 9/11 which gave Sadam time to move stores across the border to them for what he thought would be safe keeping.

22 posted on 12/18/2012 11:09:54 AM PST by Baynative
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