Thursday, December 06, 2012

Syria: US expresses alarm over chemical weapons

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday that intelligence about Syrian chemical weapons "raises serious concerns" that the regime of Bashar Assad may use them against the country's own citizens.

"The whole world is watching, the whole world is watching very closely," Panetta said. "And the president of the United States has made it very clear, there will be consequences — there will be consequences if the Assad regime makes the terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons on their own people."

His comments came a day after U.S. officials told NBC News that the Syrian military had loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter-bombers. The defense chief, who was speaking at a news conference at the Department of Veterans Affairs, would not elaborate on what the potential consequences would be.
Read the rest here.

Again not our business. But if Assad does go down that road he should certainly be treated as a war criminal under international law.

2 comments:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Where have we heard this before? The Nobel Peace Prize President is using the same people, the same game plan, as George Bush with Iraq.

The die is cast. An out of control US government, in league with Saudi and Qatari Wahabbists engaged in the Second Mohammedan conquest, is going to bomb Syria into the Stone Age. This is absolutely appalling.

ochlophobist said...

Hopefully that bombing campaign is run by these geniuses:

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/07/police_drone_crashes_into_police/

Our last hope - military industrial police corporate state incompetence.