Report: Israel tracking Syria's WMD arsenal
Published: 09.12.12, 09:03
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1. tracking isn't destroying
zionist forever   (12.09.12)
What happens if Assad decides to use chemical weapons but he manages to successfully fire some missiles into Israel and Arrow fails to hit it? Do we want a missile armed with VX gas to land in the heart of Tel Aviv? What about the rebels and their capabilities make chemical weapons which although no direct threat to Israel could easily be used by terrorists? I wonder how we would like the idea of a suicide bomber getting into Israel with a chlorine weapon or it being put onto of a Hezbollah rocket? We must preempt and destroy all Assad's chemical weapons facilities along with other sites which produce chemical which might fall into terrorist hands. All we need to do is initiate the war because after that the US & Turkey will join in the fun.
2. #1 all very well said however the question is ...
Al   (12.09.12)
Does Israel have the capability to do all that? Seems the IDf is too busy being into PC and photo ops about Iron Dome. Witness the piss poor performance against the rag tag Gaza hoodlums. Israel is a far cry from 48 or 67 today. Bluster BS and photo ops go just so far.
3. Why would anybody believe Israel
lydia ,   Brisbane   (12.09.12)
4. Assad has assured the Russians
Ivor Evenbiggergun   (12.09.12)
he has no intention of using chemical or biological weapons against the Syrian people. Unless he does the west should keep it's nose out of internal Syrian affairs. We all know what happened the last time there was a war on Israel's behalf in the Middle East. I for one is sick of our young men and women dying so that Israel can maintain it's illegal occupation of Palestine
5. Just kill ass-ad like everyone should have done.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.09.12)
6. More hypocrisy
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.09.12)
The international community is concerned that Assad might use nonconventional weapons on his own people. They never expressed a word of concern that Assad might use nonconventional weapons against Israelis. Up until the recent foofah in Syria, Israel was the intended target of Assad's immense chemical and biological weapons stockpile. That never troubled the international community. But now they are quietly urging Israel to take care of the problem. Not only is the international community hypocritical, they are cowardly hypocritical. Israel can probably take care of the nonconventional weapons stocks. OSIRAC, the Syrian reactor and now Syria's nonconventional weapons. The world owes Israel big-time.
7. To: No. 4
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.09.12)
What war on Israel's behalf? The only young men and women who have died in recent wars have done so on behalf of ungrateful Arabs and Moslems. Don't know -- or care -- about your gun, Ivor, but you sure do have a tiny little brain.
8. 2
zionist forever   (12.09.12)
Couple of laser guided bombs and some Napalm should do the job. Just careful planning and precision flying, not exactly flying all the way to Iran and back. I think that the thing holding things back is Syria has missiles so even if there are no chemical weapons up top there will still be the missile threat and these are the kind of missiles that Iron Dome cannot shoot. Got Arrow & Patriots but still only limited quantities. You are right though the IDF of 1967 is long gone instead today the solution is negotiation. There is no way any government would consider carrying out another Entebbe today, be more worried about what the rest of the world will think and how will it affect the peace process.
9. 4
zionist forever   (12.09.12)
Which wars exactly has anybody fought on Israel's behalf? War of independence Suez Six day war Yom Yippur war Lebanon 1 Lebanon 2 Surely it must be one of them because they are the only wars Israel has had. Now western countries have of course fought wars on behalf of the arabs such as Desert Storm in 1991. The only other American Middle East campaign was against Saddam Hussain in 2003 and that had nothng to do with Israel. So which war are we talking about that was fought for Israel? I don't know which country your from but the only men & women who ever died fighting for Israel are Israelis. The west is keeping out of Syrian affairs and only intends to intervene if Assad uses chemical weapons. If Assad ever does use them against Israel or even his own people out of fear it will be next we would flatten Damascus. If it looks like he might be planning to use them against Israel or his people Israel will preempt and only flatten the chemical weapons facilities. Second option is preferable for all I think
10. 8: Come on...
Jonathan   (12.09.12)
We don't need to lay out the whole decision making process, ammunition and technologies that are available, or will be at a different point in time. I am more concerned about the world's hypocracy, and I agree with you on that many politicians think mainly about how THEY are going to look.
11. Endangering Special Forces
Brod ,   USA   (12.09.12)
This report should not have been published. It endangers the Special Forces. Why expose them to the enemy?
12. And a fat lot of thanks Israel gets.
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (12.09.12)
Once again,Israel is in the front-line and the first line of defence for the west and the defenceless people in the Middle East.Yet all it gets is being spat at by the ingrates like the EU,Obama administration and so-called democrats in the region. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
13. #4 If Assad does use his chemical
Get Real ,   UK   (12.10.12)
weapons against his own people why should the West intervene? Israel can take care of itself when it comes to Syria, that's why the Assads have refrained from hostilites against Israel for 40 years.
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