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Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control
Debka ^ | December 22, 2012

Posted on 12/22/2012 7:24:30 AM PST by Dave346

The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.”

He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept close watch over its chemical arsenal.”

Debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report: The Russian foreign minister’s statement was a message to Washington that the transfer of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction to one or two protected sites was under Russian control. This had removed the danger of them falling into the hands of the al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra ,which had come ominously close Friday, Dec. 21, when the Islamists spearheaded a Syrian rebel assault for the capture of the al-Safira military complex and Bashar Assad’s chemical and biological stores.

Lavrov did not go into detail about how this arsenal was removed and to which locations. But his reference to “Russian military advisers training Syria’s military” clearly indicated that Russian forces were directly involved in removing the WMD out of the reach of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists.

His assertion that they were “under control” indicated that Russia was also involved in safeguarding them.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: biological; chemical; russia; russiachemweapons; syria; syriachemicalweapons; waronterror
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Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs, but of course not under Obama.

Instead Russia fills the void.

1 posted on 12/22/2012 7:24:39 AM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Now on to the black market where Russia can sell them to the highest bidder.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 7:30:11 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: Dave346

...and I don’t imagine jughead is going to want to drop bombs on Russian troops. That could make things quite messy.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 7:32:19 AM PST by Sirius Lee (RE SP - Republicans, from Mitt Romney ..to Karl Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: Dave346
Somebody has to be the adult.
4 posted on 12/22/2012 7:36:05 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Dave346

It’s Russia’s ally.......we have no say in Syria


5 posted on 12/22/2012 7:41:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sirius Lee

Politics never likes a vacuum—If we will not step up—others will. But, is this a good thing? Is it a good thing that Putin’s Russia has this sort of power? What will they try next? What if the rebels we back start killing Russians? Might they send troops? This could get real ugly, real fast. Still, this move might have saved a bunch of people’s lives.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:06 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Dave346

Didn’t they also move the WMDs out of Iraq to the Bekaa Valley and Syria, back in early ‘03, before we invaded in March?


7 posted on 12/22/2012 7:42:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: carriage_hill

Debka.

Just saying.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 7:43:41 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Dave346
Check those boxes for markings like "Saddam's Sarin. Hands off!"

Or is that what the Russians don't want us to see.

9 posted on 12/22/2012 7:47:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Dave346

At least Russian leadership has the balls to make the call.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 7:48:24 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Sacajaweau

“It’s Russia’s ally.......we have no say in Syria.”

Exactly. Russians may have their faults, but they are not nuts. I’d much rather Russia take control of Syria’s WMD than, say, China.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:01:11 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Dave346
Obama didn't want them secured. That was his intended causus balli to intervene and move the Caliphate. Everyone knew that he was going to fake Assad's use of them as a reason for US and NATO intervention. Smart move by Russia and Syria. I am no fan of Assad but I like the muslim brotherhood even less.
12 posted on 12/22/2012 8:04:57 AM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Got it.


13 posted on 12/22/2012 8:07:24 AM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: Dave346

Why don’t I feel any better about where those weapons will end up? Oh, that’s right, it’s the Russians and their propensity for selling everything on the black market.

Now I remember . . .


14 posted on 12/22/2012 8:27:25 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Dave346
"Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs, but of course not under Obama."

Why would Obama do that after he has gone to so much trouble to transfer some of them from Libya to the rebel Islamists fighting Assad?

15 posted on 12/22/2012 8:30:50 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Colorado Doug
Obama didn't want them secured. That was his intended causus balli to intervene and move the Caliphate. Everyone knew that he was going to fake Assad's use of them as a reason for US and NATO intervention. Smart move by Russia and Syria. I am no fan of Assad but I like the muslim brotherhood even less.

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

16 posted on 12/22/2012 8:31:16 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Dave346

Debkafile?

Based on their track record, you might as well make up your own story.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 8:37:30 AM PST by PAR35
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To: Dave346

Obama’s not going to clean up his own mess. His ego won’t let him even acknowlege he made it.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 8:38:42 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: patriotsblood

Probably not.
Russia knows that they might end up being used in Moscow instead of anywhere else.


19 posted on 12/22/2012 8:42:05 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Still, this move might have saved a bunch of people’s lives.

Syria=Russia=Iran=Hezbollah=Hamas...

20 posted on 12/22/2012 9:01:06 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Just in case one ever wondered why Debka was so much like Pravda.

Thanks, but no thanks, Dave346.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 9:16:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Beware of False Flag FReepers.)
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To: redgolum

Exactly; Russia taking the WMD is the responsible thing to do.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 9:24:40 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Dave346

Ah but it’s Debka


23 posted on 12/22/2012 9:30:24 AM PST 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: Dave346

It’s Debka. This did not happen.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 9:38:42 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Exactly; Russia taking the WMD is the responsible thing to do.”

I’m not so sure about that.... how many UN resolutions did they do first?

Do I need the /s?

Probably so.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 10:13:50 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Dave346; All
Those are some of the Weapons of Mass Destruction that Sadamm didn't have that were shipped to Syria during the time the Dems killed time back when it was time to invade Iraq.

The dems gave just enough time to move WMD’s to Syria and bury a bunch of them in Iraq too.

As has been noted on this thread, this get’s Obama’s panties in a great big bunch fer sure!

He wanted them to go to his handler's (Jarrett) terrorist org, the Muslim Brotherhood.

I guess it get’s Jarrett's jock strap in a bunch too...but she will still get her agenda pushed big time by her lackey Obama.

26 posted on 12/22/2012 10:16:14 AM PST by Syncro (Valerie Jarrett: The Man Behind The Curtain)
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To: Dave346

I say let them.

At least Russia knows how to deal with terrorists, and isn’t hamstrung by PC cries of racist when what needs being done needs doing.

I’d rather live under Russia than Obama


27 posted on 12/22/2012 10:27:20 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Debka.

Just saying.


I’m suprised they are still around. Aren’t they the ones who some years ago claimed China had millions of troops in Mexico ready to invade the US?


28 posted on 12/22/2012 10:28:58 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: carriage_hill

bingo


29 posted on 12/22/2012 10:35:34 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: null and void

Whoda wever thought Russia would be a bastion of reason.

We traded places under Obama. Putin is noy leader of the somewhat free world.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 10:37:44 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dave346
Here is a CNN article citing the Russian Foreign Minister claiming that Syria itself is consolidating the WMD.

Russia: Syria consolidates its chemical weapons

With Debka you need to decide, is it all disinfo or is there some truth there.

31 posted on 12/22/2012 11:20:35 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: patriotsblood

“Now on to the black market where Russia can sell them to the highest bidder.”

Probably stale outdated crap that would make the Russians (who also suplied them) look bad if Assad deployed them


32 posted on 12/22/2012 11:58:50 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: Dave346

Interesting how it was also the Russians who oversaw the transfer of those same WMD’s from Iraq to Syria during the Gulf War.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 1:32:40 PM PST by Amish with an attitude
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To: justa-hairyape; Ernest_at_the_Beach; TigersEye
Perhaps your link of interest to some others. Sunday is a bit
spotty. People pop in and out. May have missed the CNN report.
At post #31.
34 posted on 12/22/2012 1:43:16 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Dave346

Debkafiles says it. So it must be so./sarc


35 posted on 12/22/2012 2:11:05 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dave346

The presumption is that the rebels can’t defeat the Russians.

Never underestimate the enemies capabilities.


36 posted on 12/22/2012 2:20:58 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Dave346

Let Magog do it.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 2:33:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Dave346
Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs, but of course not under Obama.

What would you have us do? Invade? Bomb the chemical weapons?

If Russia wants that mess, they're more than welcome to it.

38 posted on 12/22/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

So now allies can commandeer munitions on a sovereign state’s territory? Interesting sort of ‘ally’. Will the US be sending troops to “take control” of weapons of which they disapprove in Israel next? Of course, I’m being a legal purist. But it’s a disturbing precedent.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 3:40:03 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: bert
Never underestimate the enemies capabilities.

And neither should we. When Russians claim that the Syrians have all their WMD under control, you can probably bet your last nut, that they do not.

Long-range missiles raise new threat in Syria

40 posted on 12/22/2012 7:07:31 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Dave346

“Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs”

I think the USA (at least the WH and State) had their own plans for when they would be used.


41 posted on 12/22/2012 7:54:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Dave346

Thank Goodness they are now safe under Russia`s control...Roll eyes LOL

Just like Russia helping the Iranians and god knows who else, yep now I feel secure :)


42 posted on 12/22/2012 8:16:24 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Gog/Magog


43 posted on 12/22/2012 10:19:56 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; TigersEye
Was just looking at this from Dec 20 at Threat Matrix:/

Report: Al Qaeda emir's hand in Egypt and Syria

**************************EXCERPT****************************************

The al-Qaeda cell in Egypt is thought to have been involved in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

44 posted on 12/23/2012 12:20:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Interesting gathering of info by Thomas Joscelyn. Think I will bookmark this article from the Matrix. Thanks.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 12:39:12 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Arab Spring has sprung!


46 posted on 12/23/2012 12:53:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Well, the latest news from Iran is that Syrian Rebels have used Chemical Munitions and have killed a handful of Syrian troops with the gas. News is from Iran so it is about a accurate nowadays as the US MSM.

Syria militants use chemical weapons against Syrian forces

Iran reports Syrian rebels using chemical weapons

Syria: Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons against Army

47 posted on 12/23/2012 5:15:54 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Dave346

Syria is friends with Shiite Iran, Obama is friends with Sunni Whabists

Obama wants Syria (Assad) gone and wouldn’t help one lick


48 posted on 12/24/2012 8:33:30 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: Dave346

Russia has no wimpy ROE’s plus Syria’s Assad though a mad man is still much kinder and gentler to Jews and Christians than Obama’s ally in the mess. No US soldiers, NONE should set foot in the ME unless it’s allied with our ally, ISRAEL!


49 posted on 12/25/2012 6:20:01 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Dave346

“Here I was waiting to see if US would do anything to secure the WMDs, but of course not under Obama.
Instead Russia fills the void.”

Well, that’s certainly a lot better than having them fall into the hands of a bunch of crazed Communists!/s;)


50 posted on 12/25/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by Frank_2001
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