Friday, July 20, 2012

Chemical weapons use in Syria?

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A couple of disturbing videos were uploaded to YouTube today from Syria showing disoriented victims being treated for difficulty breathing and tearing. This seems suggestive of the use of some sort of chemical agents by the Assad regime.

Notably, the way that a woman and child are featured in the video is such that one might wonder if what we're seeing is contrived to precipitate the story of Assad starting to use chemical weapons against his own people. This, in turn, is setting the stage for Western, and possibly Israeli, military intervention.

As noted in the following report from CNN, use of chemical weapons by Assad may constitute a "red line" for the international community:

What's more, if Israel detects that chemical weapons are falling into the hands of Hezbollah or the like, it will take military action to stop such transfers:

Israel “will have to strike” at Syrian weapons shipments if they are being transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon amid the collapse of the Assad regime, a prominent Israeli military analyst said on national television Friday night.

Roni Daniel, of Israel’s most-watched news station Channel 2, made the prediction immediately after Defense Minister Ehud Barak had indicated warily in two TV interviews that Israel was preparing options to ensure Syrian weapons did not reach the pro-Iranian Hezbollah.
Again, is this all somehow leading to what I 'foresaw' in February 1991, i.e., a special report of a chemical SCUD missile attack on Haifa, Israel?

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