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Syria: Al-Qaeda's Battle for Control of Assad's Chemical Weapons Plant

World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, SYRIA, Refugees&Relief, war, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', chemical weapons, women )

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A battle near a factory believed to be one of the Syrian regime's main chemical weapons plants shows just how close such weapons could be to falling into al-Qaeda's hands

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lee e (114)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:19 pm
I don't think as the US is in an austerity mode - taking food and education away from it's youth and willing to displace its elderly and poor that this is any time to think in terms of dealing with any country no matter how vengeful to its own people - we must think in terms of fixing the atrocities our own government is willing to perpetrate on its own citizens rather than helping anyone else - sorry - but this country is in a third world situation - that is self inflicted - and we simply cannot consider involving ourselves in another ill-conceived war - no matter what the "good intentions" may seem to be - I don't trust my country - and I want it to heal itself, before it decides to go into another conflict - it may very well need to consider that the peons may revolt and there may very well be an internal conflict that it must deal with if they don't attend to their country first!

Hilary S (65)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 7:25 pm
anyone wondering where these weapons came from? i mean, wasn't there a story around years ago that saddam hussein had a cache, which he moved off to syria while un observers were looking the other way?

Stephen Brian (23)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:18 pm
Hi Hilary :)

There was a story about the initial stockpile being Saddam's weapons. The whole stockpile might also have been manufactured in Syria.

Hi Lee :)
I would normally agree that this is a time for the U.S. to concentrate on domestic affairs, but this is the classic case of a deteriorating problem where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keeping powerful weapons out of the hands of its enemies may be an easier and better solution, even in the U.S.'s current state, than trying to deal with them later.

On the other hand, though the theory on which this is based is not validated sufficiently for me to promote policy over it, I have reason to believe that a concentration on foreign affairs and its place in the world might actually be the best thing for the U.S.'s current problems. If you want me to go into the theory, I can.

Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted and shared. Thanks Cal.x

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:09 am
When can peace take place?

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:20 am
Worrying. We certainly don't want these deadly weapons falling into the wrong hands.

Not that Mr Assad's hands were the right hands in the first place of course...

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:22 am
You wonder if or when the Israeli Air Force will turn up. It must be on the cards...

Frances D (133)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:55 am
Very worring

bob m (32)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:05 pm

Oh Joy ..Al qaeda with this weapon... Help them out Obbie.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:37 pm
Noted. As in the famous song "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" Peter, Paul, and Mary sang "When we ever learn?" When will we ever learn?" The song was talking about having us find ways for us humans to live in peace.

Thank you for the posting Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:50 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:03 pm
There seems to be so many rebel groups over there now gets confusing but yes dont fancy these weapons falling in to the wrong hands

noted thanks

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:19 pm
Will it ever end ? noted.

MmAway M (507)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 10:42 pm

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:37 am
Thanks Cal. We need to find peace already. Noted

robert zank (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:56 am

bob m (32)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:07 pm
this is all so obviously planned and orchestrated it is laughable .. arab spring indeed...lets start with obama getting the brotherhood and Saudis out of the white house.

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 7:28 am
Propaganda or fact? More involvement in the Middle East? Lets soften up the people first and get into another war, more $$$ for the war mongers and the youth will fight it for the rich and die having a few tin medals pinned to their bodies.
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