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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Syria's chemical weapons match Israel's nukes" - defected general

From al Arabiya:
The Syrian regime has a large arsenal of chemical weapons, which matches up to Israel’s nuclear arsenal, the defected former head of Syria's chemical warfare program told Al Arabiya on Monday.

Major-General Adnan Sillu, who defected from the regime earlier this year, was party to top-level talks about the use of chemical weapons on both rebel fighters and civilians.

He told Al Arabiya where the Syrian regime has stored its chemical weapons in specific cities across the war-torn country, highlighting chemical warehouses in the city of Homs and weapons stored also in scientific research center in Aleppo.

“Syria’s chemical arsenal has reached similar levels to Israel’s nuclear weapons,” he said in the interview. Israel is believed to be one of the world’s largest nuclear superpowers.

Sillu, who once led the army’s chemical weapons training program, said in June that the main storage sites for mustard gas and nerve agents are supposed to be guarded by thousands of Syrian troops but that they would be easily overrun.

Probably anyone from the Free Syrian Army or any Islamic extremist group could take them over,” he said.
Speaking of Syrian Islamists....

Jihadi leader Ahmad Al Baghdadi Al Hassani has spoken of Christians as polytheists and friends of the Zionists, in an Egyptian TV address. The extremist leader further stressed they must choose “Islam or death”, while their women and girls may legitimately be regarded as wives of Muslims. Today he lives in Syria, supporting the armed opposition.
Trying to figure out the lesser of evils in Syria becomes preposterous when both sides are unimaginably evil.