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December 07, 2012

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Guano

It's odd how chemical weapons are only being mentioned now. If Syria actually has chemical weapons why wasn't this mentioned 10 or 20 years ago.

The implication is either that Syria does not have chemical weapons, or that just about any country in the Middle East (including our allies) has chemical weapons.

Alex

It's odd how chemical weapons are only being mentioned now. If Syria actually has chemical weapons why wasn't this mentioned 10 or 20 years ago.

Syria is a declared chemical weapons state, as in, they say openly that they possess chemical weapons. This is a nontrivial long term consequence of Iraq, of course - nobody will believe us ever again.

I don't think the Israelis would bother, btw, as who wants to prat about with chemicals when you have nukes?

Alex

@Cheryl: the obvious way they might know it would be from an air sampling device of some kind, probably either attached to a UAV or emplaced on the ground close to the storage site by the rebels. I think it might work if you could get close enough.

Homeland Security spent a lot of money on detection, and it wouldn't be that surprising if somebody had the idea of lashing the prototype laser spectrometer or whatever to a Global Hawk, or alternatively camouflaging it as a box of Syrian Corn Flakes.

Alex

White phosphorous, I think?

ajay

Yes, when the story is "they dropped a barrel full of stuff that caused a big explosion and fires" the nature of the stuff is not exactly a mystery that need detain us for long. Barrels of improvised napalm would be my guess, Air America style (avgas plus Tide detergent).

Chris Williams

Though it might be a sign that they are running out of HE.

ajay

Chris Williams: indeed - see here
http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/syrian-forces-improvised-arms-desperate-measures-or-deliberate-aid/

jamie

They've been caught dropping naval mines as well. Actual kitchen sinks next, I guess.

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