Exclusive: U.S. Sees Syria Prepping Chemical Weapons for Possible Attack -- Danger Room
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.
The U.S. doesn’t know why the Syrian military made the move, which began in the middle of last week and is taking place in central Syria. Nor are they sure why the Assad government is transferring some weapons to different locations within the country, as the New York Times reported on Monday.
All that’s certain is that the arms have now been prepped to be used, should Assad order it.
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My Comment: These U.S. concerns are justified. Even though the Assad regime has publicly stated that they will not use chemical weapons against their "own people" .... they have also shown themselves to have no compunctions to do whatever is necessary to stay in power.