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U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile
WSJ ^ | Updated July 12, 2012, 10:29 p.m. ET

Posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:28 PM PDT by Perdogg

Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities, U.S. officials said, in a development that has alarmed many in Washington.

The country's undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide have long worried U.S. officials and their allies in the region, who have watched anxiously amid the conflict in Syria for any change in the status or location of the weapons.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: bekaahvalley; cyanide; mustard; sarin; syria; wmd

1 posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Saddam’s Chemicals


2 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:08 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bekaaa! Bekaaa! (/crow)

probably nothing.. yup.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Perdogg
Satellite photos before the Iraq war showed that Sadaam was moving his WMDs into Syria in the weeks before the attack.Maybe we'll get to see *those* as Syria continues to implode.
4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:44:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: scooby321

(You saved me a post!!)


5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:45:24 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: scooby321

“Saddam’s Chemicals”

Exactly...My first thought when seeing the title.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:48:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: scooby321

Couldn’t be. Remember? The press told us that Saddam didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. It was all a lie by that evil Boooosh!


7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: SJackson

I hope our friends in Jerusalem are paying close attention.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:50:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Perdogg

And the WH is OK with the MuzBros getting these instead?


9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:53:03 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Perdogg

Oh, Hussein’s chemical weapons being moved.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 7:54:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Perdogg

I am sure they are just innocent pharmaceuticals.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 7:54:29 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

12 posted on 07/12/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: scooby321

Syria had chemical weapons long before GW2.

I was making comments about them back in 1997.

Now, it’s possible they gained add’l but Syria had tons of chemical weapons and SCUD’s by that period in the 1990’s.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 7:59:16 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: kaehurowing

Baby milk ingredients no doubt.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 7:59:24 PM PDT by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: Perdogg

bflr


15 posted on 07/12/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: F15Eagle

Syria has had a massive CW program since the early 1970s.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 8:19:07 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Yep


17 posted on 07/12/2012 8:23:00 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: Perdogg
Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities

Gee, it would be horrible if they were to all mysteriously blow up...Wouldn't it.

18 posted on 07/12/2012 8:23:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Perdogg

So Syria has WMDs??

huh - how bout that?

Wonder where they came from.
I wonder................


19 posted on 07/12/2012 9:01:19 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

And winning the “I didn’t read any of the replies” award for this thread...


20 posted on 07/12/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Perdogg
BTW - Looks like Syria did not shoot down that Turkish Jet after all.

Turkish military sows confusion over downed jet

Turkish jet downed by Syria a myth?

Turkey says no traces of explosives on downed fighter

21 posted on 07/12/2012 9:40:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Scotswife
If Russia thinks the regime is going to fall they will have already started removing the stuff on ships and planes as they did with Iraq ... they were the main suppliers for both Syria and Iraq.

Wonder how busy port traffic has been of late?

22 posted on 07/12/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: justa-hairyape
And this from an anti-war site.

Turkish Military: ‘No Evidence’ Downed Warplane Was Hit by Syrian Missile

23 posted on 07/12/2012 9:45:16 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Perdogg

1991 : (SYRIA : -——— WMD-CHEM) In 1991, the Syrian Health Ministry closed down five pharmaceuticals plants, including one in Homs, during what Western intelligence agencies determined were tests of chemical weapons. -—— “Missile factory blows up in Syria ,” SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM , Wednesday, April 3, 2002

MARCH 24 or 25, 2002 : (HOMS, SYRIA : SYRIAN WEAPONS FACTORY EXPLODES; IT PRODUCED SCUD C & D MISSILES AS WELL AS NONCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS)


24 posted on 07/12/2012 9:48:16 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Perdogg

SEPTEMBER 2002? : (MIDDLE EAST : FORMER US SENATOR JAMES ABOUREZK MEETS SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD, OTHER SYRIAN OFFICIALS) A former U.S. senator, Abourezk has met with high-ranking Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad. He said today [?]: “The proposal that Syria is reportedly putting forward at the U.N. for a Mideast free of weapons of mass destruction is a very good one.”.-—— “JAMES ABOUREZK,” jim@abourezklaw.com, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2952159.stm

SEPTEMBER? xx, 2002 mid : (MIDDLE EAST : FORMER US SENATOR JAMES ABOUREZK IS PART OF A FOUR-PERSON DELEGATION THAT TRAVELED TO SYRIA & IRAQ- NOTE THAT US SENATOR TOM DASCHLE GOT HIS START BY WORKING FOR ABOUREZK) He was ... part of a four-person delegation that traveled to Syria and Iraq in 2002. - “Judge: Abourezk can sue Web site,” AP, March 21, 2004, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2004/03/21/news/state/state03.txt


25 posted on 07/12/2012 9:50:36 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: scooby321

YUP!


26 posted on 07/12/2012 9:52:17 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: NormsRevenge

MAY 2001 : (MIDDLE EAST : IRAQ & SYRIA REOPEN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN EACH OTHER’S COUNTRIES ; IRAQ MAY HAVE MOVED SOME WMD TO SYRIA -—See WMD) In May 2001, Iraq and Syria reopened diplomatic missions in each others capitals, and there have been unconfirmed reports that Iraq might have moved some WMD equipment into Syria to avoid detection by UNMOVIC. -—— “Issue Brief for Congress, Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy, Updated March 10, 2003, Kenneth Katzman, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, document from the “Congressional Research Service,” http://www.iraqresearch.com/html/page_53.html.

2001 FALL BEFORE 9/11: (MIDDLE EAST : DAMASCUS, SYRIA : REPORTedly BIN LADEN’S WIVES AND CHILDREN ARE IN SYRIA [PRIOR TO ATTACKS ON THE USA]) Finally, Israeli intelligence reported that several of Osama bin Laden’s wives and children were housed in Damascus, Syria prior to 911, and then moved to covert locations shortly before the attacks. ——Syria - Terror/Iraqi Ally ,http://www.efreedomnews.com/News Archive/Syria/syria_terroriraq_ally.htm


27 posted on 07/12/2012 9:59:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t try to link me to a site where I have to subscribe to read it.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 10:33:33 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Boiling tea makes it stronger. I'm a Tea Party Patriot...and I AM BOILING!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Israel Preparing for Action in Syria, Says Former Mossad Chief - July 13, 2012 - Former Mossad chief Danny Yatom said on Thursday that Israel is preparing for the possibility of military action in Syria, in case its chemical weapons were to end up in the hands of Hizbullah or other terrorist organizations in the region.

“The conventional wisdom should be that we cannot exclude a non-conventional attack on Israel,” he said. “We would have to pre-empt in order to prevent it. We need to be prepared to launch even military attacks... and military attacks mean maybe a deterioration to war.”

A top IDF officer said recently that Israel is “in preparations for the possibility of war and in the midst of deployment with the situation in Syria in mind.”

The greatest challenge facing Division 36, which is placed in the Golan, is the possibility of facing a surprise attack, said the officer, Brig. Gen. Tamir Heiman, Commander of Division 36. “The biggest concern is a combined terror attack and we are preparing for this in the Golan area.”

29 posted on 07/12/2012 11:14:38 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ll take that as a “yes.”

Thanks!


30 posted on 07/12/2012 11:28:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Perdogg

Good bye Damascus.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 11:47:08 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t believe a thing this regime’s State Department says. I don’t believe a thing the MSM reports on the ME.

The “Arab Spring” is a lie and will bring about great misery. Cui bono? Islamists and Saudi Arabia.


32 posted on 07/13/2012 2:41:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So is Israel going to “S$$t” or get off the pot?? They been talking for some time now about how they we’re going to have to do bomb this or preemptive that. I have no doubt in Israel’s ability to defend itself but its past time to put these words to action. I’m starting to think that Israel is going to have to preemptively nuke a lot of the region straight to hell in order to make sure they are safe.


33 posted on 07/13/2012 3:58:26 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Perdogg

Too late to complain now—we didn’t do squat when Saddam moved them into Syria back in 2003,


34 posted on 07/13/2012 4:36:09 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Strategerist

There.....feel better now?


35 posted on 07/13/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

So Syria has WMDs??
huh - how bout that?
Wonder where they came from.
I wonder................

*******************

Maybe you’re referring to this.

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/iraqs-wmd-secreted-in-syria-sada-says/26514/


36 posted on 07/13/2012 8:40:00 AM PDT by Prince Caspian
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To: piasa

Any recent updates on the investigation of the reported Iraqi-Syrian chemical weapons transfer from 2003? The last I saw on that was a huge document dump of records the U.S. had acquired that a poster here on FR was working through translating and analyzing, but I never did see what the analysis of the documents turned up.


37 posted on 07/13/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by Fedora
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