Syria situation escalates
Jul 13, 2012
The slide toward the next (and final, I believe) Middle East war has just taken a rather large leap forward. The Syrians may just be trying to protect its chemical arsenal by moving it, but military analysists in other countries are quite alarmed. Regardless of Syria's motives, we must also be ready for the possible reactions, especially from a paranoid Israeli government.
Syria has begun removing chemical weapons from storage facilities, leading to fears Damascus may be preparing to use the weapons against rebels or as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign...
Syria is not a signatory to the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention and the nation is believed to hold one of the largest stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in the Middle East. The country also has the capability of delivering chemical weapons in artillery shells and missiles.