posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 11:12 PM
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Also I recall that Russia secured Syrias bio and chem weapons at the start of the war. If they managed to secure them all that would explain
them knowing better.
You know, it's the oddest way this works out but your point is both right and wrong as near as I could find by looking online. I hadn't checked that
closely into just where and what movement was accurate for his arsenal of them. Knowing he had them seemed enough for me.
However, I think he made a major strategic move with them as it's turning now. Back in July of 2012, Assad ordered a bunch moved and that was widely
reported as well as talked about here. You may recall it caused a bit of a tizzy over having lost track of them, temporarily. At least the stuff that
Assad has control of his own stuff according to this...except for one spot. Unless he just moved them there for the ...unique advantages of protection
it offers. Like immunity from attack type protection. lol... He's a shrewd one and I was too caught up with election stuff in September of last year
to have even noticed the second story a couple months after the first....
Assad Moves Chemical Agents to Tartus
(There are a variety of outlets that carried it. This one seemed the best for how it was laid out)
Very shrewd indeed. Tartus is, by some accounts, the most strategically important Russian Naval Base outside it's own waters and Black Sea. I'm not
sure about that level of priority myself, as it seems some Asian ones are pretty critical to them too, but Tartus would be the red line for Russia,
I'd guess. It is a full blown Russian Navy base and very much occupied by, naturally, the Russian Federation's Navy. Quite the wrinkle that tosses in.
He quite possibly has access to a given quantity within general Russian Military protection. MAD is still in force, I suppose.
14-6-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)