Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Syria begins mixing nerve gas for air strikes on own citizens

Written By: Bob - Dec• 05•12

Frankly, I’m indifferent about the Syrian civil war. A brutal dictator is battling against various brutal factions of Islamists and sectarian separatists each trying to out-brutalize each other. From a purely pragmatic standpoint, the world itself would likely be improved by their self-culling.

But now Bashir Assad now seems intent on accelerating that extermination, part of me hopes that more powerful forces intervene to stop the pending use of nerve gas against civilians.

Syria has loaded chemical weapons into bombs and are ready to use them, Fox News confirms.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that bombs were loaded with components of sarin gas. They have 60 days to use these bombs until the chemical mixture expires and has to be destroyed.

One of Saddam’s favorite weapons may once again rain death from the skies.

I cannot feel anything but sadness.

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7 Comments

  1. Knitebane says:

    Saddam’s favorite weapons…

    Considering how many trucks we watched trek over the border in the “run up to the war” that’s probably true on a couple of levels.

  2. Clay says:

    Frankly, I wouldn’t put all that much faith in anything a “senior U.S. Official” said.

    Sounds like a perfect excuse to get us involved in another war. Another war that would really have no winners. Especially, the U.S.

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    You neocons just don’t believe that Syria’s chemical weapons program is for peaceful purposes?

  4. Wildman7316 says:

    I find the Mainstream Media’s lack of curiosity about just WHERE Bashir Assad actually GOT his Chemical Munitions…

    …Informative.

  5. Firehand says:

    Hey, they weren’t all that interested about the odd facility the Israelis smashed, which the Syrians immediately proceeded to remove all traces off, either.

  6. SDN says:

    You know, there’s one thing about chemical warfare: they don’t just hit the target, depending on the wind.

    “OOpsie, we had no idea that would drift over the border to Israel…..”

  7. Phelps says:

    One thing to keep in mind — once these chemicals are mixed, they begin degrading and have a limited shelf life.

    That means you don’t mix them until you are fairly certain you are going to use them, because if not, the chemicals are wasted in a short time. Our high-grade sarin is only good for a few months, but the lower quality stuff Iraq had was only good for a couple of weeks.

    Something to keep in mind.