Friday, September 28, 2012

Pentagon: Syria Has Moved Some Chemical Weapons

Syrians Moved Some Chemical Weapons To Boost Security-U.S. -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Syrians have moved some of their chemical weapons capability to better secure it, but the country's main chemical weapons sites remain intact and secure under government control, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday, citing U.S. intelligence.

Responding to questions about the security of Syria's chemical weapons sites, Panetta said U.S. intelligence showed the major Syrian sites were secure in government hands, but some chemicals had been moved.

It was not clear when the movement took place, or even if it was recent, but Panetta told a Pentagon news conference it had occurred in more than one case.

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More News On Syria Moving Some Of It's Chemical Weapons

Panetta says Syria moved some chemical weapons
-- AP
US Intel Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons --
Syria has ‘moved chemical weapons’ -- The National/AFP
Syrians moving chemical weapons for security -- CNN
Syria 'moving chemical weapons to safety' - Panetta -- BBC
Panetta: U.S. monitors Syria chem weapons -- UPI
Panetta: Syria has moved chemical weapons to increase security
-- Haaretz/Reuters and DPA
Panetta: Syria Has Moved Some Chemical Weapons -- Arutz Sheva

My Comment: What I find disturbing about these reports is that US intelligence has lost track of some of these chemical weapons .... and if this defector is to be believed .... Syria will use these chemical weapons if it starts to feel threatened.

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