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US Warns Syria Over Chemical Weapons
Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/7/12 | Gabe Kahn

Posted on 07/23/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The United States on Monday warned Syria not "to even consider using chemical weapons" after Damascus threatened to employ its unconventional arms in the case of outside intervention.

"They should not think one iota about using chemical weapons," Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters. "We have been very strong in our statements inside the US government on the prospective use of chemical weapons and it would be entirely unacceptable," Little said. His comments came after Syria acknowledged it has chemical weapons and said it would use them if attacked, though not against its own civilians. The warning by Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi comes as Syrian president Bashar al-Assad finds itself fighting desperately pitched battles in Damascus and Aleppo with rebels. "When chemical weapons are mentioned in the press by Syrian officials, that raises concerns," Little said. "We would strongly object -- to put it mildly -- to any thinking that would generate a motivation on the part of the Syrian regime to employ these weapons," he added. The White House said on Sunday that the United States would "hold accountable" any Syrian official involved in the release or use of the country's chemical weapons. Little's remarks come on the heels of a round of meetings between Israeli and US officials on Monday over the deteriorating situation in Syria.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; syria
So don't let any outsiders sit Assad down and say, "Basher, you've got a problem. We've watched you grow from bad to worse to even worse, and we simply can't stand it anymore. You used to be a reformer, and now we can't even say that anymore..."

He might use chemical weapons.

1 posted on 07/23/2012 3:55:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
He might use chemical weapons.

If he does so against Israel, then we'll get to see some prophecy fulfilled right in front of our eyes:

"The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Isaiah 17:1

2 posted on 07/23/2012 4:03:05 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Ancesthntr

I’ve been a watchin.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 4:10:14 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Eleutheria5; Tailgunner Joe

Sooooo, what do Putin and Russia have to say about this?


4 posted on 07/23/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ancesthntr
"If he does so against Israel, then we'll get to see some prophecy fulfilled..."

Make note the last couple paragraphs in this recent article coming out of Israel:

Israel Needs A Preemptive Nuclear Strike Against Iran
http://www.israelnewsagency.com/iranisraelnuclearariel3890624.html

5 posted on 07/23/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT by Mr Apple ( The first priority is get socialist thug obama out of the White House!)
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To: Eleutheria5
They should not think one iota about using chemical weapons," Pentagon press secretary George Little told reporters.

That'll tell 'em. Who hires these pansies to speak for the US military?

6 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:31 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Perhaps Obama will pull and “Jimmy Carter” move and not let the U.S. Team go to the Olympics!! That will certainly “show Syria “ whose boss!!


7 posted on 07/23/2012 4:19:17 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: petitfour

“General officers are nominated for promotion by the President of the United States, and confirmed by the Senate.”

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/promotions/l/blofficerprom.htm


8 posted on 07/23/2012 4:22:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Eleutheria5

....And no one seems to care where all these WMD’s came from.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 4:23:07 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Ooooh, they’re really quaking in their boots now.


10 posted on 07/23/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: EEGator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_E._Little


11 posted on 07/23/2012 4:27:15 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Ignore my previous post.


12 posted on 07/23/2012 4:27:44 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Ancesthntr
"The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Isaiah 17:1

We discussed this passage yesterday in Sunday school. Notice that v.6 ends "Says YHVH Elohim Yisrael", says the Lord God of Israel! This is the only passage where this expression is used. Assad, Morsi and the other clowns better listen.

13 posted on 07/23/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Eleutheria5
What are we going to do? Speak in real terse terms?

"Baliff, whack his ...!"

14 posted on 07/23/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Chemical weapons? That rings a bell.United Nations...Colin Powell....aerial photos of an enormous amount of truck traffic passing from Iraq into Syria in the weeks leading up to the war....
15 posted on 07/23/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: ImpBill

“We would strongly object — to put it mildly — to any thinking that would generate a motivation on the part of the Syrian regime to employ these weapons,”

In other words, don’t you dare provoke Assad. If he slimes you with nerve gas, it’s because your thinking provoked him, and we’ll strongly object to you thinking those thoughts that made him use chemical weapons.


16 posted on 07/23/2012 5:32:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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17 posted on 07/23/2012 5:33:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Eleutheria5
So now the US leadership is worried about Assad's WMD ?

They were not worried about the WMD when Obama/Hillary started their plan to topple Assad 18 months ago ?

They were not worried about the WMD when the Muslim Brotherhood tried to assassinate Assad and failed ?

Only when Syria admits to the world that they have the WMD, that is when the US leadership begins to worry ?

This is starting to make Alice in Wonderland look more real.

18 posted on 07/23/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: F15Eagle

Fuhgedaboutit, Send Pelosi over. I seem to remember her on her knees with the nutjob in Syria.. She can “Deal” with them.


19 posted on 07/23/2012 6:25:02 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe I’m missing something here. Who’s talking about attacking Syria? No one, as far as I can tell. Then why did we respond as we did? Our response should have been that Syria would have no need to use those weapons as no one is planning to attack them - or at least the US is not planning on attacking.

...unless we are - but does Obama REALLY want a bloodbath just before the election?


20 posted on 07/23/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Eleutheria5

BFD, exactly WHAT will the USA do about it AFTER it is released?


21 posted on 07/23/2012 6:38:25 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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