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Israeli Intelligence Chief: Syria Is Preparing To Use Chemical Weapons


AP via Fox News – “Israel’s military intelligence chief says Syria’s embattled president, Bashar Assad, is preparing to use chemical weapons.

Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi told a security conference in the coastal town of Herzliya that Assad is stepping up his offensive against rebels trying to oust him.

Kochavi claims Assad is making advanced preparations to use chemical weapons, but has not yet given the order to deploy them.

He did not disclose information about why he thinks Assad is preparing to use them.

Israel has long expressed concerns that Assad’s stockpile of chemical weapons could end up in the hands of groups hostile to Israel like Hezbollah or al-Qaida inspired organizations.

Israel has kept out of Syria’s civil war, but it is concerned that violence could spill over the border into northern Israel.” Source – Fox News.

Flashback: From Bad To Worse: Syria Combining Chemicals For Sarin Nerve Gas – “Engineers working for President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in Syria have begun combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, an American official with knowledge of the situation told Wired.com’s Danger Room on Monday. International observers are now more worried than they’ve even been that the Damascus government could use its nerve agent stockpile to slaughter its own people, the report said… ‘Physically, they’ve gotten to the point where they can load it up on a plane and drop it,’ the official told Wired.com.” Read more.

Flashback: Former Top Syrian General: Assad Will Use Chemical Weapons, Lists VX Nerve Agent As Part Of Arsenal – “A former top general in Syria’s chemical weapons program says he doesn’t doubt for a moment that President Bashar al-Assad will deploy his chemical weapons arsenal as he tries to hold onto power and crush the uprising that started almost two years ago. ‘The regime started to fall and deteriorate. It’s coming to its end,’ said retired Major General Adnan Sillou in an interview in a hotel near Antakya, on Turkey’s southern border with Syria. ‘It’s highly possible that he’ll start using [chemical weapons] to kill his own people because this regime is a killer.’” Read more.

Flashback: Israel Warns Of Possible Pre-Emptive Chemical Weapons Strike In Syria; Iran: Any Attack On Syria Is Attack On Us – “Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon’s Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday. The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel’s premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran. Israel has long expressed concerns that Syrian President Bashar Assad, clinging to power during a 22-month civil war, could lose control over his chemical weapons.” Read more.

  1. Anonymous
    03/14/2013 at 2:07 PM

    If Syria launch any attack on Israel…come down hard on them…

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