posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 04:24 AM
reply to post by xuenchen
those weapons may have been funneled to rebels or Iranian proxies
Wow. Irony is perhaps not so overrated as some people I interact with from time to time maintain.
WMD crossing into Syria during the lead-up to invasion and subsequent invasion of Iraq was, in 2003, the hush-hush talk of the town. And of course
media reports eventually surfaced that Saddam's stockpile of WMD "may" have crossed into Syria. That the incumbent SecDef is calling an audible from
the sidelines using the OIF playbook ... you know I do think the grey-haired dudes at the Pentagon & elsewhere are running out of magic tricks to
amaze the public with.
In any case I can't think of one good reason Bashar "may" have funneled his one and only trump card to rebels and Iranian proxies. To my knowledge
his position is that the reserve of WMD at his disposal would be used to ward off foreign invasion should regime change be on someone's mind. And
that is, in my mind, a damn smart policy if you happen to be a potential target of the U.S. military. But the SecDef's speculation is now public and
I can think of no other reason the speculation has been made public other than that the news "may" induce the public into a worried frenzy.
Okay, rant over. Sorry about that.
edit on 29-9-2012 by Kovenov because: changed "position was that" to "position is that"