Revealed: Syria's massive stockpile of chemical weapons

Full story: Al Bawaba

Syria has the world's biggest stockpile of chemical weapons and its missiles and rockets can reach any part of Israel, the deputy head of Israel's military said.
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tikva

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Assad is a viscious tyrant, and chances are he will use the chemicals against his own people like that other villain, Saddam Hussein. He should be toppled and tried in a criminal court.
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tikva wrote:
Assad is a viscious tyrant, and chances are he will use the chemicals against his own people like that other villain, Saddam Hussein. He should be toppled and tried in a criminal court.
and you are a troll
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Jun 14, 2012
 
kid wrote:
If Syria unleashes chemical weapons against Isreal it will be nuked on all it's major cities. The Hebrew had gas and won't give a damn about wiing Assad's regime and people off the map. 400 nukes should leave some to spare for anyone else who joins in. "Syrian", you a foul mouthed politic hack lackey of Assad. When he goes what will you do? Move to Iran?
probably, they repeat the same lines and script on all postings.
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ezdzit wrote:
The NeoCon Propaganda Machine Pushing “Regime Change” in Syria
What we are seeing in Syria is a deliberate and calculated campaign to bring down the Assad government so as to replace it with a regime “more compatible” with US interests in the region.
The blueprint for this project is essentially a report produced by the neo-conservative Brookings Institute for regime change in Iran in 2009. The report –“Which Path to Persia?” - continues to be the generic strategic approach for US-led regime change in the region.
A rereading of it, together with the more recent “Towards a Post-Assad Syria”(which adopts the same language and perspective, but focuses on Syria, and was recently produced by two US neo-conservative think-tanks) illustrates how developments in Syria have been shaped according to the step-by-step approach detailed in the “Paths to Persia” report with the same key objective: regime change.
The authors of these reports include, among others, John Hannah and Martin Indyk, both former senior neo-conservative officials from the George W Bush/Dick Cheney administration, and both advocates for regime change in Syria. Not for the first time are we seeing a close alliance between US/British neo-cons with Islamists (including, reports show, some with links to al-Qaeda) working together to bring about regime change in an “enemy” state.
Arguably, the most important component in this struggle for the “strategic prize” has been the deliberate construction of a largely false narrative that pits unarmed democracy demonstrators being killed in their hundreds and thousands as they protest peacefully against an oppressive, violent regime, a “killing machine”  led by the “monster” Assad.
Whereas in Libya, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) claimed it had “no confirmed reports of civilian casualties” because, as the New York Times wrote recently,“the alliance had created its own definition for ‘confirmed’: only a death that NATO itself investigated and corroborated could be called confirmed”.
“But because the alliance declined to investigate allegations,” the Times wrote,“its casualty tally by definition could not budge – from zero”.
In Syria, we see the exact opposite: the majority of Western mainstream media outlets, along with the media of the US’s allies in the region, particularly al-Jazeera and the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV channels, are effectively collaborating with the “regime change” narrative and agenda with a near-complete lack of questioning or investigation of statistics and information put out by organizations and media outlets that are either funded or owned by the US/European/Gulf alliance – the very same countries instigating the regime change project in the first place.
Claims of “massacres”,“campaigns of rape targeting women and girls in predominantly Sunni towns” ”torture” and even “child-rape” are reported by the international press based largely on two sources – the British-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights and the Local Co-ordination Committees (LCCs)– with minimal additional checking or verification.
Hiding behind the rubric –“we are not able to verify these statistics”– the lack of integrity in reporting by the Western mainstream media has been starkly apparent since the onset of events in Syria. A decade after the Iraq war, it would seem that no lessons from 2003 – from the demonization of Saddam Hussein and his purported weapons of mass destruction – have been learnt.
Of the three main sources for all data on numbers of protesters killed and numbers of people attending demonstrations – the pillars of the narrative – all are part of the “regime change” alliance....”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/06/the-ne... -“regime-change”-in-syria/
Absolutely Excellent Post ezdzit, as always!!
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The Syrian people demonstrated peacefully. Assad responded with violence. He will now be toppled like all dictators. good. hack propagandists that defend him are recognized by their rap. Assad kills syrian children. Proven. He must go.
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Jun 15, 2012
 
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Absolutely Excellent Post ezdzit, as always!!
The West has not done anything moron except denounce what your flippin' Hero Assad is doing!! Get the hell out of the West and get your rear end back to Syria!! STOP TRYING YOUR BEST TO COVER UP ASSAD'S MURDERING ESCAPAGES YOU PAID ASSAD SOCK PUPPET SCUMBAG hiding out in Poland!!! AND STOP BLAMING WEST AND ISRAEL FOR WHAT IS GOING ON IN SYRIA. AS IF THEY ARE FORCING ASSAD TO MURDER HIS OWN PEOPLE!! 14,000 PLUS MURDERED TO DATE AND YOU CLOWNS CONTINUE WITH YOUR IGNORANCE! The Syrian people have no freedom so what do you clowns do? You stand up for a ruthless Assad Dictator!! An to top it off, somehow the USA, France and Israel is involved! Most civilized countries have elections so when you have brutal Dictators like China, Syria, Iran and the list goes on there is no way to get rid of the tyrants other than by force!! The people are stuck with their ruthless Dictators their whole lives and then when that clown passes, daddy appoints another ruthless Dictator and this is an endless cycle! It's like a nightmare that will not go away!! I don't blame the people one bit!! Ask yourself why Syrian the clown living in Los Angeles is not worried one iota!! The Clown is a Paid Assad Sock Puppet! Period!

Would Assad still pay you if you ever condemned his Murdering escapades???
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Jun 15, 2012
 
jojo wrote:
The Syrian people demonstrated peacefully. Assad responded with violence. He will now be toppled like all dictators. good. hack propagandists that defend him are recognized by their rap. Assad kills syrian children. Proven. He must go.
Excellent!!
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Chemical weapons have no purpose other than killing and intimidation. Assad may use them on his own people or be foolish to shoot them at Israel. Israel would have no compunction on mass retaliation by several means. It will be Assads epitaph. His people hate him. He should go into exile before he is killed by the Syrians, with justice. despicable villain, that puts saddam hussein and ghadiffi in the kindergarten in comparison.
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Jun 22, 2012
 
strobe wrote:
Chemical weapons have no purpose other than killing and intimidation. Assad may use them on his own people or be foolish to shoot them at Israel. Israel would have no compunction on mass retaliation by several means. It will be Assads epitaph. His people hate him. He should go into exile before he is killed by the Syrians, with justice. despicable villain, that puts saddam hussein and ghadiffi in the kindergarten in comparison.
Assad is loved by most Syrians. It is those despicable zionist azzzwipes who have once again instigated yet another uprising! This time the Russians and the Chinese will put it up their sorry asses for sure.
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strobe wrote:
Chemical weapons have no purpose other than killing and intimidation. Assad may use them on his own people or be foolish to shoot them at Israel. Israel would have no compunction on mass retaliation by several means. It will be Assads epitaph. His people hate him. He should go into exile before he is killed by the Syrians, with justice. despicable villain, that puts saddam hussein and ghadiffi in the kindergarten in comparison.
White phosporus is also a chemical weapon. Guess it depends who uses it, isn't it ?
If what you said was true then Assad would already have used these weapons on his people.
You sound like you are wanting to have a go at Assad.
Good timing, he is busy fighting an uprising, good time for a preventive war on Syria even if there has been no conflict with Israel.
Bloody war mongering stooge.
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Jun 22, 2012
 
jojo wrote:
Assad kills syrian children. Proven. He must go.
Proven by what ?
Only proven thing is that you did it
that is a fact
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Jun 22, 2012
 
strobe wrote:
I don't have a flippin clue on "Chemical weapons" other that they have no purpose other than killing and intimidation.
I deviate and extrapolate with the first of my own inventions to say that "Assad may use them on his own people or be foolish to shoot them at Israel". Of course I am just babbling without proof but most important i have displaced the original topic on Assad towards Israel, as always.
Then I extrapolate some more on my own inventions by elaborating a doomsday catastrophy scenario in which Israel, AGAIN, would be AS ALWAYS the victim of a chemical attack, hence to justify that ISRAEL, again, "would have no compunction on mass retaliation by several means". Wow what a fertile imagination.
But now for the cherry on the cake:
I now predict history in regard to my lunatic predications :[It will be Assads epitaph.]
And the ususal ballyhoo what a bad guy Assad is etc etc. A 10 year old kid can make a better dissert.
[QUOTE] His people hate him. He should go into exile before he is killed by the Syrians, with justice. despicable villain, that puts saddam hussein and ghadiffi in the kindergarten in comparison.
What a troll
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ocxz wrote:
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White phosporus is also a chemical weapon. Guess it depends who uses it, isn't it ?
If what you said was true then Assad would already have used these weapons on his people.
You sound like you are wanting to have a go at Assad.
Good timing, he is busy fighting an uprising, good time for a preventive war on Syria even if there has been no conflict with Israel.
Bloody war mongering stooge.
Excellent ocxz!!!
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Jun 23, 2012
 
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Assad is loved by most Syrians. It is those despicable zionist azzzwipes who have once again instigated yet another uprising! This time the Russians and the Chinese will put it up their sorry asses for sure.
Here we go again with reposting ignorant nonsense!! My little Assad Mental midget sock puppet is at it again!! Liar! STOP MAKING UP THESE FILTHY LIES!! ISRAEL AND THE WEST have not done anything moron except denounce what your flippin' Hero Assad is doing!! Get the hell out of the West and get your rear end back to Syria!! STOP TRYING YOUR BEST TO COVER UP ASSAD'S MURDERING ESCAPAGES YOU PAID ASSAD SOCK PUPPET SCUMBAG hiding out in Poland!!! AND STOP BLAMING WEST AND ISRAEL FOR WHAT IS GOING ON IN SYRIA. AS IF THEY ARE FORCING ASSAD TO MURDER HIS OWN PEOPLE!! 14,000 PLUS MURDERED TO DATE AND YOU CLOWNS CONTINUE WITH YOUR IGNORANCE! The Syrian people have no freedom so what do you clowns do? You stand up for a ruthless Assad Dictator!! An to top it off, somehow the USA, France and Israel is involved! Most civilized countries have elections so when you have brutal Dictators like China, Syria, Iran and the list goes on there is no way to get rid of the tyrants other than by force!! The people are stuck with their ruthless Dictators their whole lives and then when that clown passes, daddy appoints another ruthless Dictator and this is an endless cycle! It's like a nightmare that will not go away!! I don't blame the people one bit!! Ask yourself why Syrian the clown living in Los Angeles is not worried one iota!! The Clown is a Paid Assad Sock Puppet! Period!
Would Assad still pay you if you ever condemned his Murdering escapades???
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Russia is NOW bringing in 30-40 NUCLEAR WEAPONS
into Syria, at the Syrian town of ALEPPO!

Being prepared to attack Israel.
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HOOSIER ALTERNATIVES wrote:
Russia is NOW bringing in 30-40 NUCLEAR WEAPONS
into Syria, at the Syrian town of ALEPPO!
Being prepared to attack Israel.
What an idiot!! Prove it!! Hey Moron! HOW MANY WAR CRIMES DID PALESTINIAN HAMAS COMMIT EVERY TIME THEY FIRE A ROCKET INTO ISRAEL OR SEND IN A SUICIDE BOMBER?? NOW TIMES THAT BY TEN THOUSAND!! YOU ARE A BLOOMING FILTHY LYING SCUMBAG!! What I don't like is the continued bashing of Israel that you clowns love to do. You're all a bunch of crazed Muslims with nothing better to do than to use your childish mentality to demean the ONLY country in the Middle East that doesn’t take OUR Foreign Aid and bank the money in private accounts while their people suffer (Remember Arafat??), support terrorists, harbor terrorists, buy arms for terrorists or use it for building Mosques as they incite hatred toward the good old USA. The outright lies, distortions and propaganda are what I'm going after. When Israel attacks Hamas it is retaliation for attacks on them dummy!! Hamas used women and children as human shields. So when Women and children die, you clowns start foaming at the mouth!! They only Attack HAMAS or those responsible for suicide and rocket attack on Israel Dummy!! Israel does not attack for no reason and never has. It is only after they have been provoked!! Learn your History and stop making yourself look like a fool!! The Arabs have muddied the world for decades with their furious protest that their land has been “stolen” from them. One might take seriously such a statement if it came from a pacifist people such as the Tibetans, who had quietly inhabited their land for ages before it was seized by the Communist Chinese in 1950. The claim is laughable coming from the Arabs, who in the early Middle Ages conquered and reduced to slavery and penury ancient peoples and civilizations stretching from the borders of Persia to the Atlantic; who in 1947 rejected an Arab state in Palestine alongside a Jewish state and sought to obliterate the nascent Jewish state; who never called for a distinct Palestinian Arab state until the creation of the terrorist PLO in 1964—sixteen years after the founding of the state of Israel; and who to this moment continue to seek Israel’s destruction, an object that would be enormously advanced by the creation of the Arab state they demand. The Arab claim to sovereign rights west of the Jordan is only humored today because of a fatal combination of world need for Arab oil, leftist Political Correctness that has cast the Israelis as “oppressors,” and, of course, good old Jew-hatred.
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ocxz wrote:
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White phosporus is also a chemical weapon. Guess it depends who uses it, isn't it ?
If what you said was true then Assad would already have used these weapons on his people.
You sound like you are wanting to have a go at Assad.
Good timing, he is busy fighting an uprising, good time for a preventive war on Syria even if there has been no conflict with Israel.
Bloody war mongering stooge.
Don't make me laugh you despicable fool!! Here we go again with reposting ignorant nonsense!! My little Assad Mental midget sock puppet is at it again!! Liar! STOP MAKING UP THESE FILTHY LIES!! ISRAEL AND THE WEST have not done anything moron except denounce what your flippin' Hero Assad is doing!! Get the hell out of the West and get your rear end back to Syria!! STOP TRYING YOUR BEST TO COVER UP ASSAD'S MURDERING ESCAPAGES YOU PAID ASSAD SOCK PUPPET SCUMBAG hiding out in Poland!!! AND STOP BLAMING WEST AND ISRAEL FOR WHAT IS GOING ON IN SYRIA. AS IF THEY ARE FORCING ASSAD TO MURDER HIS OWN PEOPLE!! 14,000 PLUS MURDERED TO DATE AND YOU CLOWNS CONTINUE WITH YOUR IGNORANCE! The Syrian people have no freedom so what do you clowns do? You stand up for a ruthless Assad Dictator!! An to top it off, somehow the USA, France and Israel is involved! Most civilized countries have elections so when you have brutal Dictators like China, Syria, Iran and the list goes on there is no way to get rid of the tyrants other than by force!! The people are stuck with their ruthless Dictators their whole lives and then when that clown passes, daddy appoints another ruthless Dictator and this is an endless cycle! It's like a nightmare that will not go away!! I don't blame the people one bit!! Ask yourself why Syrian the clown living in Los Angeles is not worried one iota!! The Clown is a Paid Assad Sock Puppet! Period!

Would Assad still pay you if you ever condemned his Murdering escapades???
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Jun 23, 2012
 
George wrote:
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We have a few of them on this forum that believe Assad is the owner of Syria and has the right to do to Syria and its people what he wants as he is the ultimate owner extrodinaire, lol
At least its his country,you jokers think you own the world.
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Jun 23, 2012
 
Sam wrote:
the target of these weapons is ISRAEL.
Russian and Iranian missiles in Syria
are being targeted on Tel Aviv, HAIFA,
HERZILIA, KAFR SAVA, AFULA, NAZARETH,
DIMONA,Beersheva, and Latrun.
Scud-E missiles.
I hope so,it may concentrate your deranged zionist mind.
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HOOSIER ALTERNATIVES wrote:
Russia is NOW bringing in 30-40 NUCLEAR WEAPONS
into Syria, at the Syrian town of ALEPPO!
Being prepared to attack Israel.
Absolute BS, you should be reported not only for lying but for being so stupid.

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