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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:40 PM

''Pentagon Sources'' Claims Syria Dictator Prepares Sarin Nerve Gas to Stop Rebel Advance, NBC News



http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/05/15706380-syria-loads-chemical-weapons-into-bombs-military-awaits-assads-order?lite

The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad, U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday.

The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said.

As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the "precursor" chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.

arin is an extraordinarily lethal agent. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces killed 5,000 Kurds with a single sarin attack on Halabja in 1988.

U.S. officials stressed that as of now, the sarin bombs hadn't been loaded onto planes and that Assad hadn't issued a final order to use them. But if he does, one of the officials said, "there's little the outside world can do to stop it."

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated U.S. warnings to Assad not to use chemical weapons, saying he would be crossing "a red line" if he did so.


Se also:

Traitor John McCain: Assad May Interpret Obama's Red Line As A Green Light For Everything But Chemical weapon


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rhett o rick Dec 2012 #4
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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:43 PM

1. "Pentagon Sources"?

That's kind of like Colin Powell and his "vial" of death, right?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:49 PM

2. Don't forget the Taco Trucks of Mass Destruction.

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. I was going to suggest that they get Gen Powell to explain it to the UN.

"See these pictures of pipes, yes they may look like irrigation pipes but they are really pieces for a centrifuge."

" But...but Gen, with all due respect, the pipes have sprinklers attached."

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Response to MrNice100 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:53 PM

3. The Syrians won't waste their missiles and CBW on the opposition. They are a strategic deterrent

that will be launched by a "dead man's trigger" against foreign command centers in the region if the west carries out a decapitating strike against the Syrian leadership.

If the Syrian military is actually preparing to use these things, it means the policy of "humanitarian intervention" has failed and was massively ill-conceived if this sort of doomsday outcome was overlooked or simply ignored.

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