Just hours after Syrian forces bombed a line of starving residents waiting for bread, reports came out that the government used chemical weapons on the city of Homs, a rebel-held city in Western Syria.
There has been no official confirmation yet, but if these reports are true, it may force the U.S. to intervene.
The U.S. said in August that such a move by the Assad regime would constitute a “Red Line” [...]
Militants fighting against the Syrian government have used chemical weapons against the army in Daraya near the capital, Damascus, military sources say.
According to a commander of the Syrian Presidential Guard, at least seven Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday after they were attacked by a chemical weapon which produced a toxic yellow gas.
The soldiers were reportedly killed within an hour after inhaling the gas.
Foreign-backed militants have repeatedly threatened to use [...]
Dec 22, 2012
The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one or two locations amid a rebel onslaught and they are under control for the time being.”
He added that Russia, “which has military advisers training Syria’s military, has kept [...]
Activists reporting that 300 soldiers defected today from the Abu Dhoor military airport in Idlib.
Resistance fighters have liberated the town of Zarzour in Jisr al-Shughour (Idlib)
The FSA has liberated the Amood checkpoint in the JisrAlshughoor suburbs Idlib MANY spoils of war including tanks
The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says that the number of registered Syrian refugees in the region is now higher than 500,000.
The agency says that 3,200 refugees [...]
December 10, 2012
The US economy is sluggish with fears of a new recession. The Democrats and Republicans once more cannot agree on what to do about the alleged “fiscal cliff” that threatens to further unravel the economy, even as analysts say that the whole notion of going over the “cliff “ has been fabricated by the right to force more cuts in social benefits.
Consumer confidence is dipping in this [...]
December 10, 2012
Alex breaks down the imminent military intervention in Syria with chemical weapons as the pretext.
ISRAELI special forces are operating in Syria as spotters to track the regime’s stocks of chemical and biological weapons. The cross-border operation is part of a secret war to trail Syria’s non-conventional armaments and sabotage their development.
Military intervention in Syria ‘possible’ – Russian experts
Dec 9, 2012 15:07 Moscow Time
Russian experts do not rule out foreign military intervention in Syria.
Expert on the Middle East, Viktor Nadein-Rayevsky, told the Voice of Russia that the intervention could be staged in a way to look like the opposition’s offensive with foreign mercenaries taking part in the operation.
There is also a risk that Turkey and some other countries bordering Syria could [...]
A report in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Seyassah claims that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards will use chemical weapons on Assad’s behalf when and if it is deemed necessary, and that the Guards and not Assad will make that decision.
The Iraqi Sadrist leader said the Syrian regime’s political military and security factions have become more desperate as rebel forces converge on Damascus, and therefore the regime won’t hesitate to use “any weapon” [...]
Fears of the worst possible scenario in Syria have been confirmed in a video released by rebels that shows victims of chemical warfare.
An almost sure sign that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has unleashed his chemical weapons for use against rebels is his regime’s claim on Saturday that rebels are preparing to use chemicals in their uprising. Assad systematically has accused opposition forces, which he labels as “foreign terrorists,” of carrying [...]
The danger that Syrian ruler Bashar Assad will now resort to chemical warfare shot up Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8, after the rebels captured the “chloride factory” at Al Safira east of Aleppo. This is a codename for the Syrian army’s biggest chemical weapons store and base, which also houses Syrian Scud D missiles armed with chemical warheads adjusted to fire at Israel. Assad’s warning to the rebels not to fight [...]
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
Mr Hague told the BBC there was “enough evidence to know that they need a warning”.
The foreign secretary did not give details, as he said the evidence had come from “intelligence sources”.
BREAKING | US INTELLIGENCE ON ASSAD WILLING TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CAME FROM JIHAD MAKDISSI, WHO IS NOW [...]
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
That’s what I’d say to the Western governments currently planning an invasion of Syria under the pretense that Bashar al-Assad is readying the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War.
The Telegraph reports:
NBC News quoted an unnamed U.S. official as saying there was evidence that the bombs, loaded with the chemical weapon, could be dropped on the [...]
Chemical Weapons and Russian Warships
We reported yesterday:
10,000 U.S. troops – as well as French, British and Nato troops – are amassing off the coast of Syria for a potential invasion
“Anonymous U.S. sources” are claiming that Syria is mixing chemical weapons … but that claim is ridiculous … and could be part of a long-contemplated false flag attack in Syria
War against Syria could lead to WWIII
Here are updates in this quickly-moving situation:
Pentagon officials say that there is no evidence that [...]
The US Senate has recommended that President Barack Obama study the possibility of imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
In an amendment approved Wednesday, the senators voted 92-6 to require the Pentagon to report on options for using US military assets to prevent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from using air power against opposition forces.
Clinton admits ulterior motive for deploying patriot missiles on Turkish border to impose ‘No Fly Zone – Safe [...]
Clip shows gas killing lab rabbits as rebel threatens Alawite population
Paul Joseph Watson
December 6, 2012
A shocking You Tube video shows alleged Syrian rebels testing chemical weapons on lab rabbits before making threats to use them against Syria’s pro-Assad Alawite population.
The video is particularly pertinent given reports yesterday that claim President Bashar Al-Assad has ordered the Syrian military to load “the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs,” [...]
BREAKING: More than 150,000 soldiers and police officers in Damascus bracing for the “great battle” over Damascus – SNA Spokesman
Activists Tell Damascus Residents To Prepare For The ‘Zero Hour’
With increased fighting in and around Damascus in recent weeks, Syrian activists have posted a video that calls on residents of the capital to prepare for what they say is a looming collapse of President Bashar Assad’s regime.
The YouTube video, called “Zero [...]
The US is ready to launch military action in Syria “within days” if President Assad resorts to mobilising chemical weapons in an attempt to repel rebel forces trying to seize Damascus, The Times has been told.
Assad’s chemical weapons units head out of Damascus toward Aleppo
As NATO in Brussels gave the go-ahead Tuesday night, Dec. 4, for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to protect Turkey against Syrian missiles, military and [...]
As NATO in Brussels gave the go-ahead Tuesday night, Dec. 4, for the deployment of Patriot surface-to-air missiles to protect Turkey against Syrian missiles, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reported that convoys of the Syrian army’s chemical weapons units headed out of Damascus under cover of dark and turned north up the road to Aleppo. Their destination is not yet known.
The convoys were ferrying self-propelled cannons for firing shells loaded [...]
As rebellion gets closer to capital Damascus, intelligence analysts concerned that Syrian government might get ‘desperate’
Obama tells Syria: ‘The use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable’
Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad yesterday that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against its own people.
In a strongly-worded speech on Monday, the U.S. president told the beleaguered Syrian regime:
‘The world is watching. The use [...]
Exclusive: U.S. Sees Syria Prepping Chemical Weapons for Possible Attack
Engineers working for the Assad regime in Syria have begun combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, an American official with knowledge of the situation tells Danger Room. International observers are now more worried than they’ve even been that the Damascus government could use its nerve agent stockpile to slaughter its own people.
UN pulling staff from Syria, violence [...]
Peter Baker and Michael R. Gordon
New York Times
December 3, 2012
The Obama administration said Monday that it is worried that Syria’s embattled government may be preparing to use chemical weapons against the opposition and warned that doing so “would cross a red line for the United States” and prompt American action.
The White House said that some recent actions by the government of President Bashar al-Assad were indicators that such weapons could [...]
Israel has asked Jordan twice in the last two months for a green light to attack chemical weapons facilities in Syria, according to a report by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sent representatives of the Mossad intelligence agency to Amman twice already, to coordinate the matter with the Jordanians and receive their “permission” for the operation, Goldberg wrote.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com …
Just coming in
Tweeted from Turkey Newspaper Journalist:
Turkey scrambles F-16 fighter jets after Syrian warplanes bombs Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border.
Tensions running high on the border.
Comes on heals of report that Syria is moving chemical weapons for possible attack.
Stay tuned for updates.
Rozalina Chomsky ‏@rozalinachomsky
an #assad warplane has bombed the town of ras al-ain in al-hasakah. +9 people were killed
Tweets coming in from MSM sources
Turkey sources are worried Syria may resort [...]
A request by Turkey for Nato Patriot missile defences to be deployed on its territory followed intelligence that the Syrian government was contemplating the use of missiles, possibly with chemical warheads, Turkish officials have told the Guardian.
The officials said they had credible evidence that if the Syrian government’s aerial bombardment against opposition-held areas failed to hold the rebels back, Bashar al-Assad‘s regime might resort to missiles and chemical weapons in a desperate last effort to [...]
Israeli special forces are deployed in Gaza searching for hidden rockets and weapons, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday, amid fears that a desperate Hamas might affix chemical weapons to its remaining long-range Fajr-5 missiles.
According to the report in the London weekly, which was not attributed to any source, the commandos are looking for missiles hidden underground, a favorite tactic of Hamas.
As Gaza terrorists over the weekend targeted Tel Aviv, [...]
JUST-IN: IRON DOME INTERCEPTS MISSILES OVER TEL AVIV
Third attack on central city in three days intercepted by fifth Iron Dome battery, deployed in Gush Dan earlier in the day; Palestinian terrorists fire 740 rockets into Israel since start of operation.
The Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missile aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days, after [...]
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not renew a decades-old agreement with Washington on dismantling nuclear and chemical weapons when it expires next year, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Wednesday….
The sabotage of the Fordo uranium enrichment facility’s power lines on Aug. 17 gave Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu extra leeway to move his original red line for Iran from late September 2012 – now – to the spring or early summer of 2013.
The disruption of the underground enrichment plant’s power supply caused several of the advanced IR-1 and IR-4 centrifuges producing the 20-percent grade uranium to burst into flames.
The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad drew up plans to transfer chemical weapons to Hezbollah, a defected general formerly in charge of the country’s massive chemical weapon stockpile said.
Maj.-Gen. Adnan Sillu, who defected from Assad’s regime three months ago, told The Times (of London) that Damascus also had plans in place to use the weapons in its battle against rebel forces seeking to oust Assad.
US President Barack Obama recently [...]
August 26, 2012
The British Daily Star has reported in their article, “SAS HUNT BIO ARMS,” that, “nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are in or around Syria hunting for Assad’s weapons of mass destruction.” The Star also claims that the SAS are accompanied by British MI6, US CIA, and both French and American soldiers. This after US’ Barack Obama made comments claiming the US would military intervene if Syria [...]
BEIRUT (AP) — France signaled Thursday that it was prepared to take part in enforcing a partial no-fly zone over Syria, piling pressure on President Bashar Assad’s embattled regime as it widens a major offensive against rebels in Damascus and surrounding areas.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Paris would participate in a full no-fly operation if it followed international legal principles. But for now, he suggested that a partial [...]
David S. Cloud and Shashank Bengali
August 23, 2012
The Pentagon has made contingency plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria if the White House decides it needs to secure chemical weapons depots now controlled by security forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, senior U.S. officials said.
President Obama warned this week that any effort by Assad to move or use his arsenal of chemical munitions in the country’s [...]
WASHINGTON: Any discovery that Syria’s chemical or biological weapons are being moved or used might push the United States towards military intervention, says the US President, Barack Obama.
”A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilised,” he said. ”That would change my calculus.”
Mr Obama said the US had ”put together a range of contingency plans” for how to deal [...]