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Syria: Assad Already Using Chemical Weapons On Civilians Activists
Albany Tribune ^ | 12/10/2012 | Al Bawaba News

Posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:43 PM PST by Braak

Global concerns over Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles grew after U.S. officials this week privately said the regime had begun mixing chemicals that could be used for the lethal nerve agent sarin.

On Saturday, Syrian told the United Nations that it would never use chemical weapons against its peoples and warned that opposition fighters are the ones who could use chemical weapons.

But videos uploaded on the web by activists proved otherwise.

The video showed the destruction caused by what they identified as chemical weapons. They said the fire was caused by a tank dropped from a Syrian warplane and was uncontainable by either water or dirt and was releasing toxic substance as it was bubbling underneath the ground.

In another video, armed opposition captured equipment used as a protection against chemical weapons or gases.

Some media reports said that the substance had been loaded into bombs for warplanes.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday there was evidence the Syrian government could actually employ chemical weapons against the insurgency as an effort to try and contain the conflict which resulted in the death of 42,000 people in nearly 21 months.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chemicalweapons; syria; syriachemicalweapons
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It sounds like napalm or WP, but does Sarin or VX have an incendiary component? Could it also be a blister agent? I really don't know.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:46 PM PST by Braak
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To: Braak

Sorry, but I really don’t care.

Its Hitler vs. Stalin. We should just sit back and watch.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 12:38:30 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Braak

Sorry, but I really don’t care.

Its Hitler vs. Stalin. We should just sit back and watch.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 12:38:30 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Somehow I think that is just what God is going to force the world to do....


4 posted on 12/10/2012 12:41:13 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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Syrian Rebels Threaten to Use Chemical Weapons Against Civilians
5 posted on 12/10/2012 12:43:10 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Lovely, why am I reminded of the old saying “They created a desert, and called it peace.”


6 posted on 12/10/2012 12:45:17 PM PST by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Braak

One of the memes of the left is that WP is a chemical agent. It allows them to make the charge that Israel uses “chemical weapons” against the Palis, when they use WP rounds.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 12:45:23 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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IF WP nor napalm are chem weapons, then HE is a chem weapon. It’s the usual propaganda from Sunni Arab rebels. Besides, if they’re winning, why all the quibbling over something that, pound for pound, is less effective than HE?


8 posted on 12/10/2012 12:47:31 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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IF WP or napalm are chem weapons, then HE is a chem weapon. It’s the usual propaganda from Sunni Arab rebels. Besides, if they’re winning, why all the quibbling over something that, pound for pound, is less effective than HE?


9 posted on 12/10/2012 12:47:49 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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I agree with the napalm or Willy Peter incendiery call. High heat destroys nerve agents so that wouldn't make sense.

If nerve agents were dispersed the container would probably have a bursting charge but it wouldn't be a persistent burn.

10 posted on 12/10/2012 12:49:53 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Braak

I wouldn’t doubt if the MB used it on the general public and blamed Assad.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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There would be no point in burning the agent that is being delivered. Heat degrades/destroys the properties of the chemical weapon, eventually rendering it less potent or harmful.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 12:56:35 PM PST by semaj
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To: Braak

This is probably only an attempt to drag the US into their war so we can shed more blood for their stinkin’ caliphate.


13 posted on 12/10/2012 12:57:10 PM PST by dforest
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To: Braak

Let’s see. Assad is somewhat tolerant of Christians and the oppsition isn’t. Let Assad do what ever he wants to stay in power. The fact that Obama is Assad’s and my common enemy is just icing on the cake.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Braak

I think “we should stay the hell out of there.”


15 posted on 12/10/2012 12:59:22 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

What is WP?


16 posted on 12/10/2012 1:02:04 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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White Phosphorus. Does not require air to burn, and will burn until it is consumed.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 1:06:56 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Braak

Oh, those “activists.” They’re such a reliable source of information.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 1:09:38 PM PST by livius
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To: freedomfiter2

Getting rid of Assad would be like getting rid of Hussein (the guy in Iraq, not the one in the WH).

Is Iraq better of today? Are Iraqi Christians better of today than they were under Saddam?

Deposing Assad would only mean the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria — certainly not much of an improvement over what they have now.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 1:14:41 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Braak

If they want to use Chem weapons on their own people....let them.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 1:16:19 PM PST by O6ret
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