By Scott W. Winchell, Editor -
Syrian WMD exists, in large stockpiles, much coming from Iraq before the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein way back in 2003. FSA freedom fighters have published a video of the locations of at least two caches of chemical weapons today!
Though many called the Bush administration liars over the subject of Iraqi WMD stockpiles at the time, and soon after the nation was secured, they failed to understand there was a major exodus conducted that few detractors wanted to believe.
We now know this was true, as the Saddam Tapes of 2006 revealed, and as we now see that all governments of the world concede the fact that Syria has a huge stockpile, especially Chemical Weapons.
Now, Free Syrian Army contacts have sent us a video pinpointing the some of the stockpiles. In late June, an article came out concerning what Israel may do about the WMD. Here is an excerpt:
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching Israel’s military for signs it will conduct strikes on Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons, amid concerns the deadly nerve agents could fall under the control of Hezbollah or al Qaeda terrorists, U.S. officials said.
Syria’s arsenal remains vulnerable as the result of the internal conflict currently underway in Syria between government forces and opposition rebels, one official said.
“Everyone suspects Syria maintains an active chemical weapons program; and it would be dangerous not to plan accordingly,” the official said.
Last week we reported that the freedom fighters told MG Vallely when he visited the border, that they fear that the Assad Regime, in a last ditch effort, will employ the weapons on its own people, and maybe outside its borders. The SLA and FSA fear this most, as they have witnessed serious crimes against humanity committed by the regime already, and separate terrorist forces have also committed such acts. The fear is that these weapons may also fall into the hands of terrorists such as Hezbollah.
Here is the latest video of the WMD cache locations:
Syria reportedly has one of the world’s biggest stockpiles of chemical weapons — and, in the chaos of the country’s current mess, extremists may try to grab them
The relentless violence in Syria has opened the door to an influx of Islamist extremists, stoking fears that al Qaeda affiliates will exploit the chaos to establish a foothold in the country — and tap a network of underground bunkers where the regime of President Bashar al-Assad reportedly stores large stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. Could jihadists grab Assad’s weapons of mass destruction? Here, a brief guide:
What WMD does Syria have?
Syria is one of only seven nations that never signed the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, and is widely believed to have one of the largest chemical weapons stockpiles in the world. Possibly as a last-resort defense against a takeover, the Assad regime reportedly has been squirreling away anthrax, mustard gas, sarin, and possibly the VX nerve agent for four decades. “The country is a chemical powder keg ready to explode,” according to a recent report by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Where are these weapons stored?
The Israeli intelligence website Debka File says Assad’s chemical and biological weapons are secured in six underground bunkers. But there might be lethal material stored in as many as 50 other sites, according toThe Christian Science Monitor, which would significantly complicate the task of ensuring that terrorists don’t nab these weapons.
What is the U.S. doing to prevent this?
American intelligence agencies are monitoring sites where Syria is believed to be producing and storing chemical weapons, and, for now, all appear to be firmly in the hands of the regime. A U.S. official told CNN that it would take 75,000 foreign soldiers to swoop in and secure all of Syria’s WMD if the Assad regime falls.
Is anything else being done to prevent a disaster?
President Obama is reportedly trying to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to get behind a plan to have the United Nations Security Council send in 3,000 to 5,000 armed monitors to guard Syria’s WMD. “It’s going to take an international effort when Assad falls — and he will fall — in order to secure these weapons,” Adm. William McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, told a congressional committeethis spring.