Sunday, December 2, 2012

Syria Moving Chemical Weapons for Possible Use

As Syrian jets bomb rebel-held areas, SNC may allow force to monitor country if Assad leaves; CNN reports 73 dead.
(JPost) Western intelligence officials have noticed new worrying signs of activity at chemical weapons sites in Syria, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The Syrian regime is "doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons," one American intelligence official told the Times, adding, "It's not just moving stuff around. These are different kind of activities."

The officials were unsure of Syria's intentions regarding the work at the chemical sites, but said it is possible Damascus is preparing to use chemical weapons as a last-ditched effort to defeat rebels, according to the report.