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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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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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"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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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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