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Syria Admits WMD Cache

July 24, 2012 by  

Syria Admits WMD Cache
UPI
As they continue to face rebellion, Syrian officials say they will use weapons of mass destruction in the event of foreign invasion.

The embattled Syrian government said on Monday that it has stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and will not hesitate to use them in the event the country is invaded by foreigners.

Foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said that Damascus would not use unconventional arms against its own citizens, but would against foreign invaders.

Currently, Syria faces international isolation, a rebellion that has left more than 19,000 people dead, and threats from Israel of invading to prevent the weapons from falling into rebel hands. Syrian officials, before now, had not admitted that the country possessed WMDs, though speculation that it had them is long-standing.

“No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the developments inside Syria,” Makdissi said during a news conference on Syrian state television. “All of these types of weapons are in storage and under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression.”

He noted, however, that Syria is facing domestic enemies in the rebellion, which the regime has described as being funded from abroad by foreign extremists.

U.S. intelligence officials say they are intensifying monitoring efforts to track the weapons and try to determine whether the Syrian government will use them.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    SYRIA’S BUSINESS IS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS.

    • DavidL

      I agree that Syria is not the unilateral business of the United States. It is, however, the business of the international community.

      Assad is a dead man. It’s only a matter of time.

      • Sarah R.

        I say yahoo for Syria. I hope they suceed and I hope Iran does the same. The NWO has done too much damage. Things much be cleaned up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

      AMEN !!!!

      we should only attack countries that attack us
      and we should stop arming radical terrorist….they will just use the weapons against us later….like Sadaam and the Taliban did

      • http://yahoo gator

        thats funny, thats what RON PAUL says! too bad for AMERICA it’ll be a romney/bomney election.

  • http://httpaol.com sean murry

    Dont get involed with Syria we have enough problems of our own.

  • John

    I couldn’t care less about Syria. As I recall there were film clips of celebrations in the streets of Damascus on 9/11/2001

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

      not only Syria, but Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya

      none of our business….insane foreign policy no matter who gets the presidency….Romney is a puppet of Israel too

  • Jonathan

    You know we’re really know different than what Rome was or what any other world power has been in the past. People will celebrate when we go down, can you blame them? And yes we should leave Syria alone, this country is preparing to do the same thing to its own citizens as what their doing if there is rebellion here. Take Waco as an example, and other groups as well that this government has ran over. That will happen to anyone else they see as a threat.

    • Bev

      Exactly right!! Another thing. This gov., in my opinion, knows those weapons are there and where they came from…iraq!! Getting deep…oh…been deep.

      • http://yahoo.com marie everette

        Boy would that blow some minds to find out what most people beleive is actually true.Sadam did have weapons of mass destruction an shipped them to this jerk.

    • http://yahoo gator

      sadly, not many remember WACO. 83 women, children, and men, burned to death or suffocated by toxic gas.
      i remember the day well. i was driving a ‘vacuum truck’ hauling saltwater from oil producing wells. what stands out most, and i’ve never heard its mention, is the wind was really kicking up that day; blowing so hard that it was difficult to keep an empty truck between the lines! that was the day, the atf, fbi, and ‘other’ government agencies; started ramming the main building with TANKS from the UPWIND SIDE! all the while broadcasting that this was NOT AN ATTACK!!
      i’m sorry, if there is a TANK RAMMING MY HOUSE; IT IS ATTACKING ME AND MY FAMILY!!
      THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MURDERED THOSE PEOPLE ON THAT DAY!!
      NONE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE CRIME!
      i no longer trust ANY law enforcement personel, local or federal; and i sure don’t trust the gov.

      • Lindsay

        Amen!!!

  • Rennie

    OF COURSE they have WMDs because russian special forces (SPETSNATZ) moved them there by plane and truck convoy when US forces invaded Iraq, and if it hadn’t been for that Isreali raid Syria would have nuclear weapons as well. But the leftwing media doesn’t want anyone to know this, so pretend you never knew it either.

    • Rob

      The guy in charge of Iraq’s WMD program even said that all the WMDs were sent to Syria or destroyed three days before we invaded.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

      since we, Israel, China and Russia all have scalar weapons the only way any country could effectively use nukes is to carry them in

      which makes me wonder why neither party has secured our borders

      • SJJolly

        By “secured our borders” you mean build defenses that would make France’s Maginot Line look like a picket fence? One longer than the combined length of China’s Great Wall(s)? And which not even a crow or lizard could cross without papers?

    • Fred17

      Right. General Sada said he witnessed the loading of the WMDs but the left wing media wouldn’t let that bother them. Too busy dumping on Bush.

      • SJJolly

        If Saddam Hussain had Weapons of Mass Destruction, would he not have used them against US and allied forces invading Iraq?

      • JeffH

        SJJolly,

        Saddam’s WMDs are in Syria
        Published: 06/29/2004

        http://www.wnd.com/2004/06/25309/

      • Dale left coast

        Sadim had moved these weapons long before the US attacked . . . to keep the inspectors from finding the stuff.
        How about the Tons of Yellowcake found in Iraq and shipped to Canada . . . remember Valerie and here nut-case husband?

  • Wyatt

    Who the hell cares about Syria ? They are just a bunch of ignorant slobs rattling a saber. Kind of like the playground bully ‘woofen in everybodies face until he gets smacked ! If Syria does have any of the WMDs from Iraq , I would doubt the safety of them having been stored for a good 10 years in suspect conditions so good luck with that .

    And should they deploy any such weapon , they know their days would be numbered not to days but to hours . Pukin knows this as well and will not allow them to employ them

    • Ted Crawford

      The , MISTAKEN, belief, that they are all wild eyed, bearded Camel jockeys, is dangerous in the extreme ! These ” camel jockeys” have and are developing nuclear weapons and their delievery systems, as we speak! They posses highly sophisticated storage facilities !
      ” Putin knows this as well and will not let them employ them ” Many other leaders have lost control of their ” pet tigers” in the past , like Hitler did with Japan !

    • Dale left coast

      You might not care about Syria . . . but how about the “Branch Office” in Dearborn?

  • Ted Crawford

    Extreme care should be exercised here ! This is the same rhetoric that was out about Iraq . Saddam, like Assad, ” Admitted ” to possessing them, all the intelligence agencies believed he had them, we invaded, none were located and Bush was vilified !
    As to those who believe that Syria is none of our business, Your destruction has far less to do with the problems you mishandle, than it does with the problems you fail to address!

    • JeffH

      Ted, if memory serves me…a good portion of Syria’s WMD came from Iraq/Hussein regime. The Bush Administaration is still being ridiculed about the lack of WMD’s in Iraq. It was Hussein’s Iraq that moved the WMD’s into Syria prior to the Iraq war in the first place.

      On Jan. 5, 2004, Nizar Nayouf, a Syrian journalist who recently defected to France, said in a letter to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that chemical and biological weapons were smuggled from Iraq into Syria before the war began, when Saddam realized he would be attacked by the U.S. Nayouf claimed to know three sites where Iraq’s WMDs are kept: in tunnels under the town of al-Baida in northern Syria, part of an underground factory built by North Korea for producing a Syrian version of the Scud missile; in the village of Tal Snan, adjacent to a Syrian Air Force base; and in Sjinsjar, on the border with Lebanon.

      Speaking to the British television station ITN on Jan. 9, Nayouf quoted a Syrian military intelligence official as confirming the three sites.

      Nayouf’s claims had in fact been substantiated by the U.S. intelligence community two months before. In a briefing to defense reporters on Oct. 30, 2003, officials of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Washington released an assessment that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were transferred to Syria in the weeks before the war began.
      http://www.wnd.com/2004/06/25309/

  • Mountain Saint

    According to Isaiah 17:1, Syria will use WMDs on Israeli cities and Israel in turn will have to nuke Damascus. This will be the fourth and final Arab v. Israeli war and the Arabs will be annihilated (Amos 1-2). Obama (44% Arab and 100% Moslem) is naturally supporting his own people (Moslem Brotherhood) and trying to set up another Jihalist government in the Middle East and Africa (Psalm 83). His foreign policies are going to back fire and bring God’s wrath down on us (Genesis 12:3).

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

      boy this Arab spring baloney is really a failure

      every “liberated” country turns into a victory for Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, Hesbollah, or Hamas

      Israel needs to fight their own wars without our skin in the game

      I’m sick of being their attack dog

    • http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.reichel Rhonda Reichel

      How does Obama’s foreign policy differ from GW Bush or Romneys?

      I can’t see ANY DIFFERENCE

      • 45caliber

        Rhonda:

        The big difference is that both tended to remain friends with Israel while Oblama tends to befriend the terrorists.

      • chester

        45, apparently you haven’t been paying a lot of attention lately, as Obama is making nicy nicy with Israel now.

    • http://navigatingthroughprophecy.net Erlene

      There, finally, someone really understands this whole business.

  • http://google gary gerke

    Saddam’s stockpile of WMD’s wound up in Siria prior to the invasion!!!!!

  • ken shedlock

    Golly gee whiz. Would these WMDs be the very same WMDs that were on the truck convoy out of Iraq when we invaded that third world rathole?

    • 45caliber

      A good percentage of them are, I’m certain. Why not use them? The original owner can’t complain about it.

  • 45caliber

    This is certainly not a surprise. If anything, I’m surprised he hasn’t used them on the camps he keeps attacking.

  • Jonathan

    Made in Iraq

  • slapjack

    Anybody think that this stock pile of WMD could possible be from the Sadam Hussein days discretly transported out of Iraq????????

    • 45caliber

      slapjack:

      I wouldn’t say “discretely”. They have photos of truck convoys miles long carrying these out. But none of the libs will accept that since it justifies the attack on Iraq and they can’t stand that thought.

  • chuckb

    bafry and the muslim brotherhood need another nation to fit under their umbrella, we should leave syria alone and get rid of barry!

  • http://survivingurbancrisis.wordpress.com Silas Longshot

    So, ya reckon some of these toys used to be in Saddam’s closet?

  • chuckb

    no doubt about it!

  • Walter zumbrennen

    One wonders if that is where all of Saddams WMDs went.

    • 45caliber

      A big part of them, yes. The military did find a few buried. One returning soldier did tell me that. But I suspect most of the ready-to-fire ones are in Syria.

  • auhunter

    And where did all the WMD’s that Sadaam have disappear to? We couldn’t find them in Iraq. Just maybe they were shipped to Syria, as some suspected, before we found them.

  • Donald York

    All i want is for the Marxist Obama to step down. Syria is not our problem.

    • 45caliber

      I think we should stay out of Syria too. But the Democrats feel that it would give Oblama a boost in the election to show he is concerned about those poor civilians there. Actually, I think France and Germany should put up all the forces since they do most of the complaining. Probably because most of their oil from Iraq goes through Syria.

  • 45caliber

    One thing of note. Syria has Saddam’s missiles – but Saddam demonstrated that they were inaccuratge. Unless Syria has done some good modifications to them, they might or might not actually hit a target.

  • ROGER, Irish-Canadian LIBERTARIAN

    What would America and Americans do if Invaders were attempting to enter the U.S. ?

    • chuckb

      roger, barry would sign them up to vote for him.

  • http://Facebook Gerald M. Rudy

    Gee wizz, now how do you suppose that happened? I just can’t imagine how he got his hands on those. One quiet morning Assad stepped out his front door and shazaam! There was all this junk and smelly stuff cluttering up his front yard, surprise, surprise!

  • BARBBF

    Stephen Lendman has posted a new Article titled: Syria Threatens No One

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Syria-Threatens-No-One-by-Stephen-Lendman-120725-724.html

    Contents of the Article:
    Media scoundrels specialize in distorting comments and meaning.

    They’re hyperbolic over Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi saying Syria would only use chemical weapons against external aggression.

  • Steve Ward

    I seem to remember that Saddam Husein claimed to have WMD but the Coalition could not find any. There was evidence abounding in the soil and water to indicate WMD chemicals had been present but no cache. There were those who supposition that the WMD went across the border to Syria. I guess we now can see what happened to these weapons.

  • PHILLIP W. CALHOUN

    WE SUPPORT ISRAEL BECAUSE WE ARE A CHRISTION NATION. WELL WE HAVE QUITE A FEW SLUGS AROUND IN AMERICA NOW DAYS. ISRAEL IS DEPENDING ON US FOR SUPPORT.THEY ALSO TRAIN SOME OF OUR COUNTERTERRORISM SOLDIERS TOO. WE HELP EACH OTHER QUITE ALOT. WE ASK THEM TO ALLOW US TO PROTECT THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE GULF WAR SO OUT COALITION WOULD NOT BE IN DANGER OF SPLITTING UP. THEY OBJECTIVELY STAYED OUT OF THE WAR.WE OWE THEM ALOT. OFCOARSE THEY BUY MOST OF THEIR WEAPONS FROM US. KEEPS OUR FACTORIES ROLLING BUILDING NEW WEAPONS AND NEW TYPES OF AMMO,WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT ISRAKINGKOON12EL!.

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