Update On Potential War Against Syria

Chemical Weapons, Russian Warships and Terrorists

We reported yesterday:

  • 10,000 U.S. troops – as well as French, British and Nato troops – are amassing off the coast of Syria for a potential invasion

Here are updates in this quickly-moving situation:

  • Pentagon officials say that there is no evidence that Syria is mixing chemical weapons, and “it’s not even clear that the precursors have been moved from separate storage sites to one location”
  • On the other hand, the the Syria Tribune has released a video allegedly showing Syrian rebels killing rabbits with chemical weapons, and threatening to use them against supporters of the Syrian government. (It is impossible at this point to say whether this is genuine or propaganda)
  • The U.S. will designate one of the leading Syrian rebel groups as a terrorist operation.  McClatchy notes that – until recently – the Syrian opposition blamed this terrorist group’s attacks on the government. In other words, the terrorist violence carried out by one of the main opposition groups was wrongly blamed on the Syrian government (in fact,the U.S. has backed various terrorist opposition groups in Syria)
This entry was posted in Politics / World News. Bookmark the permalink.
  • It is getting more and more intense in the Middle East. http://483years.blogspot.com/

  • InnerCynic

    The two “warships” were two landing craft. I don’t see much “war” in them. If anything they’re exhibiting a symbolic support and may well be getting their people out. I wish the Russians or Chinese would do something substantial to scare the crap out of the Americans once and for all. They don’t seem to get the message otherwise.