Skip to comments.Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control
Posted on 12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST by Dave346
The chemical warfare threat looming over Syrias civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that the Syrian government has consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.
He added that Russia, which has military advisers training Syrias military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.
Debkafiles military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign ministers statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syrias weapons of mass destruction to one or two protected sites was under Russian control. This had removed the danger of them falling into the hands of the al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra ,which had come ominously close Friday, Dec. 21, when the Islamists spearheaded a Syrian rebel assault for the capture of the al-Safira military complex and Bashar Assads chemical and biological stores.
Lavrov did not go into detail about how this arsenal was removed and to which locations. But his reference to Russian military advisers training Syrias military clearly indicated that Russian forces were directly involved in removing the WMD out of the reach of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.
His assertion that they were under control indicated that Russia was also involved in safeguarding them.
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Instead Russia fills the void.
Now on to the black market where Russia can sell them to the highest bidder.
...and I don’t imagine jughead is going to want to drop bombs on Russian troops. That could make things quite messy.
It’s Russia’s ally.......we have no say in Syria
Politics never likes a vacuum—If we will not step up—others will. But, is this a good thing? Is it a good thing that Putin’s Russia has this sort of power? What will they try next? What if the rebels we back start killing Russians? Might they send troops? This could get real ugly, real fast. Still, this move might have saved a bunch of people’s lives.
Didn’t they also move the WMDs out of Iraq to the Bekaa Valley and Syria, back in early ‘03, before we invaded in March?
Or is that what the Russians don't want us to see.
At least Russian leadership has the balls to make the call.
“Its Russias ally.......we have no say in Syria.”
Exactly. Russians may have their faults, but they are not nuts. I’d much rather Russia take control of Syria’s WMD than, say, China.
Why don’t I feel any better about where those weapons will end up? Oh, that’s right, it’s the Russians and their propensity for selling everything on the black market.
Now I remember . . .
Why would Obama do that after he has gone to so much trouble to transfer some of them from Libya to the rebel Islamists fighting Assad?
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!
Based on their track record, you might as well make up your own story.
Obama’s not going to clean up his own mess. His ego won’t let him even acknowlege he made it.
Russia knows that they might end up being used in Moscow instead of anywhere else.
Just in case one ever wondered why Debka was so much like Pravda.
Thanks, but no thanks, Dave346.
Exactly; Russia taking the WMD is the responsible thing to do.
Ah but it’s Debka
It’s Debka. This did not happen.
“Exactly; Russia taking the WMD is the responsible thing to do.”
I’m not so sure about that.... how many UN resolutions did they do first?
Do I need the /s?
The dems gave just enough time to move WMD’s to Syria and bury a bunch of them in Iraq too.
As has been noted on this thread, this get’s Obama’s panties in a great big bunch fer sure!
He wanted them to go to his handler's (Jarrett) terrorist org, the Muslim Brotherhood.
I guess it get’s Jarrett's jock strap in a bunch too...but she will still get her agenda pushed big time by her lackey Obama.
I say let them.
At least Russia knows how to deal with terrorists, and isn’t hamstrung by PC cries of racist when what needs being done needs doing.
I’d rather live under Russia than Obama
I’m suprised they are still around. Aren’t they the ones who some years ago claimed China had millions of troops in Mexico ready to invade the US?
Whoda wever thought Russia would be a bastion of reason.
We traded places under Obama. Putin is noy leader of the somewhat free world.
With Debka you need to decide, is it all disinfo or is there some truth there.
“Now on to the black market where Russia can sell them to the highest bidder.”
Probably stale outdated crap that would make the Russians (who also suplied them) look bad if Assad deployed them
Interesting how it was also the Russians who oversaw the transfer of those same WMD’s from Iraq to Syria during the Gulf War.
Debkafiles says it. So it must be so./sarc
The presumption is that the rebels can’t defeat the Russians.
Never underestimate the enemies capabilities.
Let Magog do it.
What would you have us do? Invade? Bomb the chemical weapons?
If Russia wants that mess, they're more than welcome to it.
So now allies can commandeer munitions on a sovereign state’s territory? Interesting sort of ‘ally’. Will the US be sending troops to “take control” of weapons of which they disapprove in Israel next? Of course, I’m being a legal purist. But it’s a disturbing precedent.
And neither should we. When Russians claim that the Syrians have all their WMD under control, you can probably bet your last nut, that they do not.
“Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs”
I think the USA (at least the WH and State) had their own plans for when they would be used.
Thank Goodness they are now safe under Russia`s control...Roll eyes LOL
Just like Russia helping the Iranians and god knows who else, yep now I feel secure :)
The al-Qaeda cell in Egypt is thought to have been involved in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Interesting gathering of info by Thomas Joscelyn. Think I will bookmark this article from the Matrix. Thanks.
The Arab Spring has sprung!
Syria is friends with Shiite Iran, Obama is friends with Sunni Whabists
Obama wants Syria (Assad) gone and wouldn’t help one lick
Russia has no wimpy ROE’s plus Syria’s Assad though a mad man is still much kinder and gentler to Jews and Christians than Obama’s ally in the mess. No US soldiers, NONE should set foot in the ME unless it’s allied with our ally, ISRAEL!
“Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs, but of course not under Obama.
Instead Russia fills the void.”
Well, that’s certainly a lot better than having them fall into the hands of a bunch of crazed Communists!/s;)
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