Western intelligence officers were seeing new signs of activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites, they told the New York Times Sunday, Dec. 2. “It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior U.S. intelligence official said. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons. It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities.”
Report: New signs of activity at Syria’s chemical weapons sites
U.S. intelligence official tells the New York Times that Assad forces are ‘doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons.’
Western intelligence officials say they are picking up new signs of activity at sites in Syria that are used to store chemical weapons. The officials are uncertain whether Syrian forces might be preparing to use the weapons in a last-ditch effort to save the government, or simply sending a warning to the West about the implications of providing more help to the Syrian rebels.
“It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior American official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons. It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities.”
The official said, however, that the Syrians had not carried out the most blatant steps toward using the chemical weapons, such as preparing them to be fired by artillery batteries or loaded in bombs to be dropped from warplanes.
“Getting credible reports Assad has been dropping chemical munitions on the residents of Mademiya Damascus many dead and wounded”
Confirmed news: During the power and communication blackout,Assad forces have moved many missiles, possibly with chemical warheads
confirmed the transfer of missiles to Mount Qassioun The likelihood of being a chemical.
Senior U.S. official “It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities.” Syria chemical
Looks like NATO is telegraphing their targets, most likely to warn civilians to bug out.
Shits about to get real.
US + allies have stepped up electronic eavesdropping and other surveillance activities of Syria’s chemical sites
Reports that Chem Weapons moved to Mount Qassioun.
Artillery outfit on Qassioun Mountain can hit most of Damascus from there. Mountain is like Cheyenne Mountain in the U.S..
Qassioun Mountain is fortified. Been looking at sat imagery all day. 2 armored divisions seem to be based there.
Free Syrian Army HQ reports use of chemical weapons used in Syrian city of Madimeya .Many dead & injured.
This is Mount Qassioun over Damascus, antennas, repeaters and the presidential palace of Assad
The “mountain” Qassioun – isolated and raised – is obviously the most difficult place to be taken to Damascus
NATO has launched a new military base in Turkey’s western province of Izmir as the western alliance plans to deploy advanced Patriot missiles on Turkish border with Syria.
NATO’s Allied Land Command will “serve as a base for carrying out land operations when ordered by the alliance following the inspection, evaluation, preparation and standardization of NATO land forces,” Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported on Saturday.
NATO to give go-ahead to Patriot deployment in Turkey