Chemical weapons? Where is this s it coming from? Here we go again.
How far are we going to go to just set up an excuse for spreading the conflict from Syria to Iran? There were complaints from Gaza about chemical weapon burns on civilians and cluster bombs. Hardly a word was spoken in the US media. Now all of a sudden we are drawing a line in the sand over chemical weapons in Syria? On what basis? The same as Saddam in Iraq using the chemical weapons we supplied him with? But use of chemical weapons by the west is ok? Are we just trying to goad the Syrians to use chemical weapons or are we setting the stage for a black ops plant of chemical weapons to give cover for war expansion? This stuff is sickening and our media is even more sickening as they pump up the propaganda on this just like the Iraqi WMDs.
that has not signed the Chemical Weapon Convention.
They are known to have a stockpile of sarin and are suspected of attempting or having the capability to produce tabun, VX and mustard gas. Syria is dependent on foreign sources for many components.
The exact size of their stockpile is not known and production facilities are relatively small, yet it is estimated that they can produce several hundred tons per year. Their delivery systems are also limited to fairly short range systems. The most capable being the SCUD-C missile, bought from North Korea, with a range of 600 km.
I compiled this information from several open source non-proliferation watchdog groups.