Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Drumbeat for War: Pretext For Invading Syria

Pentagon Says 75,000 Troops Might Be Needed to Seize Syria Chemical Arms by D. E. Sanger and E. Schmitt Published: November 15, 2012

[excepted] The Pentagon has told the Obama administration that any military effort to seize Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops, amid increasing concern that the militant group Hezbollah has set up small training camps close to some of the chemical weapons depots, according to senior American officials....

....A shipment of graphite cylinders that could be used in missiles and are suspected to have come from North Korea were found in May aboard a Chinese ship en route to Syria, Reuters reported Wednesday. North Korean technicians and engineers stationed in Syria have recently increased their efforts on a joint program to improve the Scud D missile’s accuracy and the warhead’s ability to defeat interceptors, IHS Jane’s International Defense Review reported in June....

....“There is credible information that the Assad regime has been upgrading and expanding its chemical weapons arsenal, which needs to be maintained,” said Emile Hokayem, a Middle East analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. “A credible delivery capability is also needed, hence the North Korean angle.”....

Majia here: HELLO! Wake Up people! We have been through this script before and what it produced were chaos and dislocation in Iraq.


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