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The West may be forced to seize Bashar al-Assad’s weapons of mass destruction including toxic gas stockpiles, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper Thursday.
International troops could be forced to intervene in Syria if the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime were to leave the stockpiles of his chemical weapons vulnerable to terrorists, western diplomatic sources have told the paper.
Like Israel, Syria has not signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997, nor is it a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which verifies stockpiles of these weapons.
Syria possesses hundreds of tons of VX, Sarin and mustard gas.
Western governments are concerned about the security of these munitions if Assad’s regime falls or loses control over the relevant sites.
“The thing that privately has got people very worried is chemical weapon stocks,” said the diplomat.
Originally posted by Britguy
INVADE!....... As already pointed out, we have heard this all before!
Hundreds of tons of VX, Sarin and other nasties.... verified by whom exactly? Maybe that nice Mr. Cohen just down the road who knows what goes on all time and can be trusted to tell the truth 100% of the time and NEVER lies.
Most of its chemical arsenal was from Russia.
Outside Assitance Syria is significantly dependent upon outside assistance for all of its WMD programs. There have been reports over the life of the Syria program that Syria has obtained significant assistance from various states, significantly Russia and France. Russian General Anatoly Kuntsevich was suspected of smuggling VX precursors to nerve gas for research purposes. The materials shipped to Syria were intended for the production of the Soviet/Russian version of the VX nerve agent - code-named Substance 33 or V-gas. Such a deal might have been made in the early '90s or late '80s during a visit to Syria by the then-commander of the Russian Chemical Corps, General Pikalov. French support came in the form of pharmaceutical imports. In the early eighties, French companies provided an significant portion of pharmaceuticals imported by Syria. By the middle of the decade France provided nearly 1 quarter of pharmaceuticals coming into Syria. Certainly some of the imports were legitimate, but many were "dual use" items that could be directed to clandestine programs. In 1992 following French acceptance of the Australia Group, all exports became to be monitored for chemicals and equipment that could be directed to chemical and biological weapons programs
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
reply to post by mkgandhas
right, we've heard this before.....and it's a nasty one
damascus will be destroyed.....not Israel.....go with the flow about what has been written from old.edit on 31-5-2012 by GBP/JPY because: Yahushua...our new King