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Syria chemical weapons sites being dispersed to avoid detection, report says
Posted on 09/13/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by mojito
An elite Syrian unit that runs the government's chemical arms program has been scattering the weapons to dozens of sites across the country, potentially complicating US plans for air strikes, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The newspaper, citing unnamed US officials and lawmakers briefed on the intelligence, said on its website on Thursday that a secretive military group known as Unit 450 had been moving the stocks around for months to help avoid detection of the weapons.
US and Israeli intelligence agencies and Middle Eastern officials still believe they know the location of most of the government's chemical weapons supply, the Journal said.
But "we know a lot less than we did six months ago about where the chemical weapons are," one official was quoted as saying.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: assad; chemicalweapons; kerry; obama; syria; syriachemicalweapons; unit450
Sounds like the chance of Putin and Assad negotiating away the chemical weapons will be "unbelievably small."
This will become apparent to Barry in some two to three weeks.
posted on 09/13/2013 9:01:35 AM PDT
Saddam to Assad to Hezbollah. That is how this will go. With Obama's full backing I might add. Dead Israelis from stale Sarin and VX gas is a good day for the Brotherhood.
posted on 09/13/2013 9:13:40 AM PDT
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
The “experts” have been saying the idea of controlling his weapons is impossible because it’s logitical nightmare to move them. They talked about all the UN people needed to do it and that nobody would be willing. According to this, Assad can move these weapons around, at will.
If Assad had any intentions of giving up these weapons he’d move them all to a port on the estern ‘med and tell the UN to come and get them, load them onto a ship.
This guy and the Russians are toying with Obama. They have no respect, at all, for him.
posted on 09/13/2013 9:16:05 AM PDT
Not to worry. I’m sure our boys know all the best hiding places ;-)
posted on 09/13/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT
Helluva job there, bronco bama.
posted on 09/13/2013 9:21:17 AM PDT
posted on 09/13/2013 9:29:47 AM PDT
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Ben having sinus problems all week. Must be the chemical weapons. Oh Bleep.
posted on 09/13/2013 9:34:18 AM PDT
(Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the virgins, they're to die for.)
So what is Obama going to hit and drive home the point that chemical weapons are bad....bombs and arms are good.
We have no business in funding these people.
And they will allow tours of the now-empty storage bunkers as “proof” that they gave up their remaining 2 or 3 chemical weapons.
posted on 09/13/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT
(Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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