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Scary crap...Sarin Gas Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12

This situation sounds pretty serious.



http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/05/syria-mixes-chemical-weapons-into-bombs/



Syrian forces have mixed chemical weapons and loaded them into bombs in preparation for possible use on President Bashar Assad's own people, Fox News confirms.
A senior U.S. official told Fox News that bombs were loaded with components of sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. Syrian forces have 60 days to use these bombs until the chemical mixture expires and has to be destroyed.
NBC Newsexternal-link.png, which first reported this latest escalation in the Syrian civil war, cited sources saying bombs filled with a sarin component have not yet been loaded onto planes, but the Syrian military is prepared to use these chemical weapons against civilians pending orders from Assad.
The United States has said chemical weapons use would be unacceptable and would trigger greater Western intervention in the conflict.
In Brussels earlier Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated concerns that "an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical weapons" or lose control of them to militant groups.
She also said NATO's decision on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey's southern border with Syria sends a message that Ankara is backed by its allies. The missiles are intended only for defensive purposes, she said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted Wednesday in the Turkish newspaper Sabah as saying that Syria has about 700 missiles, some of them long-range.
Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in Syria's civil war battled Wednesday in the streets of the Lebanese city of Tripoli. The fighting has killed six people and wounded nearly 60 since Monday, security officials said.
The bloodshed is a sign of just how vulnerable Lebanon is to getting sucked into the Syrian crisis. The countries share a porous border and a complex web of political and sectarian ties that is easily enflamed.
The Lebanese men killed in Syria were Sunni Muslims, like the majority of rebels trying to overthrow Assad's regime. Assad and much of his inner circle belong to the Alawite sect, which is an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
The fighting in Lebanon comes at a time of deep uncertainty in Syria, with rebels battling government troops near Assad's seat of power in Damascus.
Syria has been careful not to confirm it has chemical weapons, while insisting it would never use such weapons against its own people.
But as the regime wobbles, there are fears the crisis will keep spiraling outside its borders. Fighting has spilled over into Turkey, Jordan and Israel since the uprising began more than 20 months ago, but Lebanon is particularly susceptible.
Seventeen times bigger than Lebanon and four times more populous, Syria has long had powerful allies there, including the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah. For much of the past 30 years, Lebanese have lived under Syrian military and political domination.
Meanwhile, the unrest inside Syria shows no sign of slowing down.
The uprising began with peaceful protests in March 2011 and later escalated into a civil war that the opposition says has killed more than 40,000 people.
Besides the violence roiling the capital, Damascus, there was growing speculation about the fate of a top Syrian spokesman who has become a prominent face of the regime.
Lebanese security officials have said Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi flew Monday from Beirut to London. But it was not clear whether Makdissi had defected, quit his post or been forced out. Syria has had no official comment on Makdissi, who has defended the regime's crackdown on dissent.
Fox News' Justin Fishel and the Associated Press contributed to this report.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/05/syria-mixes-chemical-weapons-into-bombs/#ixzz2EEPDdDC9




I added a second article relating to this one...
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/2012/12/05/missile-shield-for-turkey-as-sarin-gas-fears-grow

((-We Did It!-)) 1 child; 1 angel baby; Iowa 659 posts
5th Dec '12

I was just reading this a few minutes ago.. I can't believe it has gotten this far. It is definatley scary!

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
5th Dec '12

Why the f**k cant people jut get along. I dont understand.
I will never u derstand.




Whatever they do, i just hope it doesnt effect us.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" Why the f**k cant people jut get along. I dont understand. I will never u derstand. Whatever they do, i just hope it doesnt effect us."


But it will."The United States has said chemical weapons use would be unacceptable and would trigger greater Western intervention in the conflict."
That is what really terrifies me.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Brandi Rodrick:" I was just reading this a few minutes ago.. I can't believe it has gotten this far. It is definatley scary!"


That is what I was thinking. I was also thinking "What the hell have I missed that must have just happened to cause this?" but there really is nothing drastic that did right?

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" But it will."The United States has said chemical weapons use would be unacceptable and would trigger greater Western intervention in the conflict." That is what really terrifies me. "


Yep. Ex-DH said that we are likely going to war in Syria if they pull this shit.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Yep. Ex-DH said that we are likely going to war in Syria if they pull this shit."


How awesome is that?! ugh...

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" How awesome is that?! ugh..."


That whole area is going down the crapper. I think we should stay out of it and just let them kill themselves off. We don't need to go in there and get involved in stuff that is not our problem and have more countries produce more Bin Ladens who are ticked off at the US.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" That whole area is going down the crapper. I think we should stay out of it and just let them kill themselves ... [snip!] ... and get involved in stuff that is not our problem and have more countries produce more Bin Ladens who are ticked off at the US."


I want to say I agree 100%, but I am a Christian and I really don't like the idea of abandoning Israel.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" I want to say I agree 100%, but I am a Christian and I really don't like the idea of abandoning Israel. "


Oh no, I'm a huge fan of Israel. I'm talking about the Islamist countries (Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, etc). If only we could figure out how to do this:



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Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Oh no, I'm a huge fan of Israel. I'm talking about the Islamist countries (Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, etc). If only we could figure out how to do this: "


gahahahaha, that is my husbands solution. I have shown him that and he says "See, the rest of the world agrees!"

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
5th Dec '12

No worries. I'm sure Obama will write them a very strongly worded letter and then they'll all hold hands and sing songs about world peace.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" No worries. I'm sure Obama will write them a very strongly worded letter and then they'll all hold hands and sing songs about world peace."


Kumbaya ? Well- Probably not lol!

Trup.sebteri California 126 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting khigh:" Oh no, I'm a huge fan of Israel. I'm talking about the Islamist countries (Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, etc). If only we could figure out how to do this: "

:!:

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22821 posts
6th Dec '12
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" This situation sounds pretty serious. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12/05/syria-mixes-chemical-weapons-into-bombs/ ... [snip!] ... article relating to this one... http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/2012/12/05/missile-shield-for-turkey-as-sarin-gas-fears-grow"


Very scary.
I'm really hoping that Asaad is doing this as leverage to get asylum and that he is not planning to gas innocent people.
After he is gone (dead or otherwise), a stable country needs to get in there and grab the chemical weapons so they dont end up with Al Qaeda or similar.