Syria: Bombs ‘locked and loaded’ with sarin nerve gas

Reports began pouring in Wednesday evening that the Syrian military has loaded ariel bombs with the components of deadly sarin nerve gas to use against their own people and await only final orders from President Bashar Assad to do so.

U.S. officials told NBC News, “their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.” The U.S. officials also said if Assad should give the order to use them, “”there’s little the outside world can do to stop it.”

The news comes only days after both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton issued stern warnings to Syria that the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people would warrant a “swift U.S. response.”

Related: Video: Obama administration warns Syria on use of chemical weapons 

 

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  • KB Cook

    Aerial bombs that were supplied a decade ago by being transferred from Iraq (under Sadam Hussein) to Syria for "safe keeping." Make no mistake – there were WMD in Iraq at one time and now they are ready to launch against the citizens of the free state of Israel. May God show mercy to those in Ha Eretz in the days to come.

    • Leguftek

      I'm sorry, but I need to correct your information for the benefit of your readers. These aerial bombs and the chemical weapons were not transferred to Syria from Iraq. The relationship betweem Assad and Saddam was very adversarial and uncooperative and their would never have been an exchange of such weapons. The aerial bombs came from Russia and the chemical weapons came from Iran and were purchased with cold hard cash. I know this for a fact…..just can't tell you why I know this. Let's leave it at that.

  • http://www.repofl.com bill

    KB, you are so right about. We waited and waited before going in, giving them time and more time to get rid of, move, hid stop, cover up what ever it was they were doing over there.

  • Sol

    There were 57 shipments from Iraq to Syria of WMD, there is proof of this! ! !