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Shades of Iraq and its fantasized nuclear weapons.
Foreign Ministry: Chemical and Biological Weapons Are Secured and Would Only Be Used in the Case of External Aggression
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry spokesman, Dr. Jihad Makdissi, on Monday stressed that Syria will not use any chemical weapons, if they exist, during the internal crisis in Syria. Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Makdissi added that Syria is facing an external media campaign under claims of the possibility that Damascus is using weapons of mass destruction. He stressed that any chemical weapons are monitored and guarded by the Syrian Arab Army and will only be used in case of external aggression on Syria.
UN chief expresses concerns on Syria's chemical weapons
BELGRADE, July 23 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here on Monday he was concerned about the possibility of Syria using chemical weapons, calling such an action "reprehensible."
"It would be reprehensible if anyone in Syria would use weapons of mass destruction," Ban told reporters in Belgrade.
His remarks came as Syria acknowledged earlier in the day that it had chemical and biological weapons.
For the Syrian side, a foreign ministry spokesman said Monday chemical or germ weapons would never be used in any inner fight or against Syrian people amid the current crisis, "no matter how this crisis evolves."
More - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-07/24/c_131733872.htm
Syria defiantly responds to West, Arab remarks
DAMASCUS, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Despite the tricky security situation on ground with urban fights raging on between armed opposition and government troops in key cities, the Syrian administration on Monday responded defiantly to the West and the Arabs alike, saying it would use its chemical arsenal only in case of foreign aggression and slamming as "flagrant interference" the Arab League calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
[Syrian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdissi ...] said the Doha statement that called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down is a "flagrant intervention" in Syria 's affairs.
More - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-07/24/c_131733845.htm
Head of UN Investigation Team: There is a Propaganda War against Syria
- Head of the UN Investigating Team on Syria Paulo Pinheiro on Monday said that there is a propaganda war against Syria.
In a speech to the Spanish Newspaper of El Pais, Pinheiro said that some of death tolls, reports on the number of victims and video footage are baseless.
Pinheiro added that starting the work of the team before finishing the training course will result in deteriorating the situation, adding that there no solution to the crisis in Syria other than a political one.
On the massacres which took place in al-Houla and al-Treimseh, Pinheiro said that information needed for identifying the sides responsible for these massacres is not clear.
An example of what Pinheiro was talking about:
Can Assad Be Kept from Using Chemical Weapons?
Over at foreignpolicy.com, Andrew Tabler has posted a piece with this pithy billing: "The United States needs to tell the Syrian regime in no uncertain terms: Use chemical weapons and we will end you."
Meanwhile, over on twitter, Dan Drezner sees a weakness in this incentive structure. By taking only modest poetic license, I can render Drezner's tweets in this form:
Assad would probably use chemical weapons only if he felt cornered-- felt as if failing to use them would spell doom for his regime and/or him. So it's not as if he'd see the choice of whether or not to use chemical weapons as being between death and life. He'd see the choice as being between one path to death and another path. What's more, since the U.S. threat to end the regime could require a ground invasion for its realization, and America isn't exactly looking for new ground invasions to lead, Assad might think the one path to death--the path of using chemical weapons--would stand some chance of not actually leading to death.
One obvious way to strengthen the incentive structure would be to pose a cornered Assad with a different choice: If you don't use chemical weapons, and just give up power peacefully, you can have a long and happy life.
But it's hard to offer him that option, because the Syrian army has already committed enough atrocities to get Assad indicted and convicted by an international tribunal and locked up for the rest of his life. So, to him, surrender may seem to entail a fate not much more attractive than death.
Syrians fear toxic stockpile of Assad - Nerve, mustard gas brandished
ULUDERE, Turkey — Syrians fear embattled President Bashar Assad is planning to attack civilian opponents and armed rebels alike with chemical and biological weapons, human rights activists said Monday after Syria declared for the first time that its army has weapons of mass destruction.
“The whole population of Syria is afraid,” said Damascus-based activist Sami Ibrahim of the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
“Now the regime is using helicopters like they are water pistols, shelling daily in Damascus. At the final stages when [Mr. Assad] feels he has nothing to lose, he could use chemical weapons.
And - Full spectrum defiance of imperialist psyops: SANA headlines for July 24, 2012
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry: Some Media Outlets Deliberately Put Its Statement Delivered by Makdissi Out of Context
Putting aside external orchestration and provision of the insurgency, putting aside the international laws broken already, external intervention in an internal conflict is forbidden by law. External aid to one side in an internal conflict is forbidden by law. Furnishing arms to either party in an internal conflict is forbidden by law. Arming and aiding terrorists and enabling terrorism is forbidden by law. The UK, US, Saudi and Turkish gov'ts have admitted to breaking the law. A Qatari intelligence officer was captured by the Syrian Army, a clear breach by Qatar.
NASTO ground forces have previously been tasked with false-flag attacks.
ALGERIA ISP, according Zengtena, the front of the Libyan salvation Misrata had information that the rebels were preparing an operation to use biological weapons to attack in Sirte. After three weeks of investigation, it appears that the information was confirmed. This proves that the war waged by the rebels against civilians is a dirty war with no qualms. They treat their brothers and sisters in other cities as their worst enemies under their screams ALLAHU AKBAR.
The fighters of the front of the Libyan salvation Misrata conducted an operation yesterday at dawn to sabotage the plan to kill the entire population that resists in Sirte.
The question to ask is was this proposed use of biological weapons coordinated with NATO and the CNT?
More - http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.algeria-isp.com...
The same groups that took part in the destruction of Libya are active in Syria. Clearly they can get chem/bio weapons from their providers, i.e. either Western/Israeli agencies or their client states.
Evidence of using unknown chemical weapons by Zintan's Malicious in their attack on civilians of El-Mashashia tribe in Sheguiga Western Libya. Vid (h/t mercurytraveller) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLgWydauPMs
A demonstration that the West - Israel is quite happy to supply terrorists with bio/chem weapons. This wasn't Libyan chem weapons, they were supplied by external participants, the most probable being the CIA that has access to stockpiles. If it was from a client state such as Qatar, Saudi or Israel that begs the question why action isn't being taken against those states.
The propaganda liberally dispensed by the Western MSM and BBC demonstrate the rabid desire of the Bilderberg client governments to justify greater participation in the destruction of Syria, apparently not content with the Wahhibi - NASTO and intelligence services cartel generated and orchestrated illegal insurgency in Syria. There are no boundaries these people will not cross, from the supply of money, weapons, logistics and provisions to the employment of terrorist orgs via states that finance them (Saudi, Qatar).
The US, before the Syrian insurgency was triggered provided the tyrannical and brutal Saudi gov't with $tens of billions worth of military equipment and weapons. It is currently providing another tyranny, Qatar, with missiles. Saudi is freely spoken of as being the main provider of finance, even saying it will pay insurgents a salary, and as the main source of weapons that are handed out in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey by the CIA and NASTO. Turkey has been spoken of in similar terms while it is hosting the expat chancers brought together with US CFR assistance that form the "official" opposition, and providing a safe haven for terrorists and insurgents.
(Who are the opposition? Charlie Skelton reveals all including the one man Syrian Observatory in Coventry, UK -
The Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/12/syrian-opposition-doing-the-talking )
In February it was reported that around 10,000 Libyan and other mercenaries were being trained in Jordan. 5 months later and there are reports of 40,000 or more non Syrians in Jordan being infiltrated into Syria to progress the pretended civilian insurgency.
The battle of Damascus has begun http://www.voltairenet.org/The-battle-of-Damascus-has-begun
Who is fighting in Syria? http://www.voltairenet.org/Who-is-fighting-in-Syria
The Syrian government has acceded to all demands by the public and will finish their implementation within a few moths, including a general election that the present authorities are expected to win. (Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media .) This is an unacceptable outcome for the Bilderberg clients, falling short of their given objective to install a Western friendly regime by any means. They are cycling through the fabrications they can use to justify an invasion, so far without public support and consistently vetoed by the Russian and Chinese UNSC members. The latest effort to swing the opinion of an increasingly aware public was to pounce on an unsubstantiated hearsay entry in Twitter by a bbc correspondent, broadcast far and wide by the MSM as a god given fact, jets bomb Aleppo.
A report kindly mentioned by contributor Lela as to what is happening in Aleppo can be found here -
Aleppo: a firsthand account http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_07_24/Aleppo-as-seen-by-an-eyewitness/
From the same site - US justifies terrorism in Syria – Russian official
Obama and cameoron are contemplating acting outside UN authority and going it alone, intervening with around 100 press-ganged US puppets and Rothschild thiefdoms. Just one more crime to add to the many committed by the alleged war criminal leaders.
Summary. A team of international criminals currently heading a number of Western and ME countries and their secret services, led by Bilderberg, has orchestrated an illegal insurgency in Syria using a huge number of non Syrian and terrorist fighters and mercenaries with the purpose to bring about widespread unrest and the destruction of its infrastructure by any means including breaking multiple international laws and UN regs. The reason being to bring about a situation where a Western (intelligence services) controlled puppet gov't can be created and installed. The current Syrian government has majority support and has said all demands from the public will have been met within a few months. A potential disaster for the Bilderberg puppet troupe.