Melanie Phillips Syria WMD's



And to think that there are people in the West actively supporting the Islamo-nutjobs busy trying to take over that chemical stockpile. The Libyan arsenal was seized by the same like minded ”reformers”, of which some ended up being used in Syria. Be careful of supporting something just because its against a hated tyrant, they could, and will be even worse than the tyrant they’re replacing.

Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal is a very real threat

PUBLISHED: 19:57 GMT, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 26 July 2012
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There is a degree of panic, and rightly so, over whether the Syrian tyrant Basher al Assad will use chemical weapons against either his own people or foreign attackers. His regime has this week threatened to do the latter, thus finally confirming what was long suspected but never openly admitted, that Syria possesses chemical weapons. It is believed to have mustard gas as well as nerve agents such as tabun, sarin and VX. The fear is either that the Assad regime uses them or that they fall into the hands of Hezbollah, al Qaeda or other Islamic terrorist groups.

Either prospect is utterly nightmarish. Even Russia says it has told Syria it is unacceptable to threaten to use them.

In the last few days, this has been much discussed. What has not been raised, however, is the question of how Syria managed to develop such a chemical weapons stockpile in the first place.

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