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March 20, 2013

Syria and Chemical Weapons

There have been reports from multiple news agencies that chemical weapons have been used during the fighting in Syria. The allegations are coming from both sides–al Assad’s regime and the rebel forces. As of now there has been no confirmation that chemical weapons were actually used during the morning of the March 19th attack.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, medical sources have confirmed the death of 26 people by a rocket falling on the town of Khan al-Asal, 16 of the dead were regular soldiers, 10 were civilians.

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  • green beret retired

    I remember reading abook some years ago written by a former intelligence operative who said he witnessed a convoy filled with chemical weapons and guarded by Russian Spetsnaz heading from Iraq into Syria just before the invasion. Remember when that female terrorist was executed in Jordan along with that terrorist that ISIS was trying set free? She was convicted of a plot to blow up a wedding party in Amman some years ago with chemical weapons from Iraq.  Some years ago on apanel discussion on CNN, the question was raised when did Syria first acquire chemical weapons? This one liberal scholar looked at his notes and said about early 2003.  And last but not least, about 2 weeks ago in the NYT, they printed a recently decassified CIA/DOD report about that entity buying about 400 "Bartok" rockets from an unnamed Iraqi source. These rockets were somewhat obsolecent, but they were full of sarin gas. They talked abut the difficulty of safely draining.    The point I'm trying to make is that there were WMD in Iraq. All the politicians thought so at the time. The Lame Stream Media still has picked on the NYT report and they are still saying G.W. lied to get us into the war.  Now they are trying AND Netanyahu.

  • Jokuvaan

    I bet that the russians will try to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on chemical weapons.

  • JHR

    AUNITEDPEOPLE JHR ArcticWarrior Well, it was a good run for a while....


    JHR ArcticWarrior  And so it continues... Not really clandestine if the NYT is reporting it. Good job guys!

  • JHR

    ArcticWarrior No Time to find our post. Here is a recent link to Tutrkey, that I mentioned. (posted yesterday)