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Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by intrptr
Some types of magnesium flares can look like WP flares under the right conditions. WP is used as a smoke screen, not to distract missiles. It burns hot enough, but not intensely enough, like a magnesium flare does.
BEIRUT (AP) — As fears grow in the West that Syrian President Bashar Assad will unleash chemical weapons as an act of desperation, NATO moved forward Thursday with its plan to place Patriot missiles and troops along Syria's border with Turkey to protect against potential attacks.
Germany's Cabinet approved the move on Thursday, and German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters that the overall mission is expected to include two batteries each from the Netherlands and the United States, plus 400 soldiers and monitoring aircraft.
Breaking News @BreakingNews
Syrian rebels declare Damascus International Airport a military target; warn civilians and airlines not to approach it - @Reuters
According to The Sunday Times, the
Americans have already purchased
mortars, anti-tank rockets and
shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles for
The weaponry came from the arsenals
amassed by the ousted Libyan dictator
Syria’s chemical stockpiles watched by Israeli Commandos
According to The Sunday Times,
Israeli commandos sent to Syria are
watching that country’s chemical
weapon stockpiles. The paper has
quoted an Israeli source as saying the
Syrians have been hastily relocating
their chemical arsenals. On Thursday, rebel fighters seized a village located within 3 kilometers of Syria’s biggest chemical weapon storage site.
France, the United Kingdom, Israel
and Qatar have prepared yet
another plan for intervention in Syria.
6000 new jihadists, including 4000
from Lebanon, should be poised to
attack the upscale Mezzeh
neighborhood south of Damascus,
home to many embassies and where
several top military and civilian
officials reside. An incident involving
chemical weapons across the country
is set to increase the tension. A
traitorous general would then claim to
have seized power and call to the
West for help, thus providing a
pretext for military intervention
outside the UN mandate.
Syria has accused the United States of
working to falsely accuse the country
of using chemical weapons, Syrian
state-run media said Monday.
"The U.S. administration has
consistently worked over the past year
to launch a campaign of allegations on
the possibility that Syria could use
chemical weapons during the current
crisis," the Foreign Ministry wrote in
letters to U.N. Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon, the state-run Syrian Arab
News Agency reported.
"What raises concerns about this news
circulated by the media is our serious
fear that some of the countries
backing terrorism and terrorists might
provide the armed terrorist groups
with chemical weapons and claim that
it was the Syrian government that
used the weapons," SANA quoted the
letters as saying.