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Posted by Fred 2012-07-15 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Syria
#1 rumors that chem weapons are being moved
- Assad will use them in future massacres
- Assad wants to relocate them to an area to where the Alawites could retreat in case of further setbacks
- Assad's forces boobytrap some of them and leave them for the rebels to capture, then boom - lots of dead rebels and no blame
Posted by lord garth 2012-07-15 00:40||
#2 All of the above. Add to it that high ranking army defectors turned rebels, who have been trained in chemical warfare employment, may be quite interested in securing some of the WMD for themselves. In which case Vlads little Spetznaz security force may soon have quite a kak sandwich on their hands.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 00:56||
#3 Is it wrong that I have such a hard time rooting for either side? I can't imagine this turning out well for anyone regardless of who "wins".
Posted by AlanC 2012-07-15 11:10||
#4 This is best chance that Al Qaeda has had to get their hands on sarin nerve gas ... in a long, long time. Hope it doesn't happen. But chaos favors the people who can profit from it the most.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-15 12:31||
#5 I agree Raider. I do hope our intelligence community is monitoring all of this very closely. Also in need of monitoring is the recently reported graduation or natural progression from tribal, thug related crime to al Shabab sanctioned terrorism in the region of the Western Cape in South Africa. A natural propression which all comes as no surprise to those watching over the past few years. The nuclear facility at Pelindaba near Pretoria would be a fine catch.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 13:10||
#6 Left out: The Assad regime using (or transferring the chem weps to sympathetic group for use) against neighboring nations.
Call it the Syrian version of the Sampson option.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-15 15:54||