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    U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that "Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities, U.S. officials said, in a development that has alarmed many in Washington."

    July 13, 2012
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    On the other hand, some other news agencies are denying it, saying there is no evidence of it... we will have to wait and see.

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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Another poor move by Asaad if true, however, "the Syrian government denied chemical stockpiles have been moved. Syria is one of eight states – along with Israel and nearby Egypt – that have not joined the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which means the world’s chemical weapons watchdog has no jurisdiction to intervene there."

    Syria has a responsibility to keep the weapons safe so if they were moving them this would be a plausible reason to say they were doing so, but, I would not believe that for a second.
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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    the use of chemical weapons MUST be a red-line that would bring NATO military action.

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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    the use of chemical weapons MUST be a red-line that would bring NATO military action.
    But...but...but...we can't meddle! This would be an unjust war of choice!

    Sarcasm aside, I'm curious if any of those NBC weapons have Iraqi markings on them.

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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Ok. If they use them that is an outrage. But first their most be proof and certain verification, and show signs that they will use chemical weapons on his own people. It is an outrage and horrendous im still standing behind that military intervention will just make this situation worse.


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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok. If they use them that is an outrage. But first their most be proof and certain verification, and show signs that they will use chemical weapons on his own people. It is an outrage and horrendous im still standing behind that military intervention will just make this situation worse.
    From a political standpoimt we should at least wait until they employ chemical weapons before intervening.

    Also, we should be ready to deal with Iran if we do go into Syria.

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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    From a political standpoimt we should at least wait until they employ chemical weapons before intervening.

    Also, we should be ready to deal with Iran if we do go into Syria.
    We shouldnt go into Syria period. They are not threatening us or attacking our citizens. They are in a civil war. We should not get involved in civil wars, its simply not "our war".


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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    We shouldnt go into Syria period. They are not threatening us or attacking our citizens. They are in a civil war. We should not get involved in civil wars, its simply not "our war".
    I agree, to a point.

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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree, to a point.
    Well we will agree to the point. But what point do you disagree with?


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    Re: U.S. Concerned as Syria Moves Chemical Stockpile

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Well we will agree to the point. But what point do you disagree with?
    The point where the Syrian unrest becomes a threat to Amwrican interests.

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