|Title: Brood of Serpents|
Monday, December 3, 2012
US Official Believes Syria Has Begun Preparing Deadly Nerve Gas
Despite the fact that Israel has accused just about every country it regards as an enemy of developing chemical and biological weapons, it has never acknowledged its own programs to develop weapons of mass destruction. Yet a biologist who once held a senior post in Israeli intelligence told Mahanimi, There is hardly a single known or unknown form of chemical or biological weapon which is not manufactured at the institute.
Gassing Palestinians: The Use of Lethal Gas in occupied Palestine
Reports suggest that the regime of Bashar Al-Assad has begun mixing the two chemicals needed to weaponize sarin gas.
An unnamed U.S. official told Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman of Wired that some of Syria's chemical weapons have now been prepared for use should Assad order it.
“Physically, they’ve gotten to the point where they can load it up on a plane and drop it,” the official told Wired.
Sarin gas is one of the most dangerous and toxic chemicals known to man as it is about 500 times more deadly than cyanide. The nerve agent is a colorless and odorless gas that can spread quickly through the air.
The Assad government has more than 500 metric tons of the precursors – rubbing alcohol, and methylphosphonyl difluoride – and usually stores them separately to prevent accidentally triggering the deadly reaction. But that seems to have changed.
"We don't know if there is actual intent [to use them on the Syrian people]," a U.S. official told Barbara Starr of CNN Sunday. "This is worrisome. This is a step beyond moving them around."
An anonymous U.S. official now tells Starr that American intelligence revealed preparation of sarin gas. It is unclear whether it's the same source that spoke with Wired.
On Monday Syrian State TV reported that a Syrian Foreign Ministry official said the country would never use chemical weapons on its own people. Reuters then reported that Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi has defected.
Also on Monday Hillary Clinton said the use of chemical weapons by Assad would be "a red line for the United States," adding that the U.S. would act quickly if the threat appears imminent.
2003:The Plan for Genocide in Gaza and Judaization in Galilee-- Israel has made it clear it has no intention of turning Gaza and remnants of the West Bank into any kind of Palestinian state. A senior Israeli analyst stated bluntly in 2002 that Gaza would serve as “the penal colony” of Israel, its “Devil’s Island, Alcatraz.” This Palestinian prison is already completely surrounded by electric fences on land and sea access is blocked by the Israeli navy. A 100-meter strip on the Egyptian border, where Palestinian houses were systematically destroyed, will be maintained and controlled by Israel, and Egypt will be bullied into assisting in the policing of the prison. To activate this plan in full, the settlers had to be moved out of harm’s way. Ran HaCohen wrote in early 2004: “There is thus no reason for Israel to sit inside of Alcatraz, with its endless poverty and water shortage, unemployment and hopelessness; let the prisoners run their own lives while we sit safely all around it and watch the prisoners perish”.
“Every time they have a cease-fire, but then everything comes back: the siege, the closures,” said Wedad al-Jarba, who was at the hospital, where her two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Maher, was being admitted with a skull fracture. Israel “never agreed on anything real,” she said.
The fact that some two thirds of the hated Jewish Councils (Judenrat) were Zionists, tells us something about Zionism, remembering that Zionists were only a small minority of European Jewry.
In Amsterdam as in Warsaw, in Berlin as in Budapest, Jewish officials could be trusted to compile the lists of anti-Zionist persons and of their property, to secure money from the deportees to defray the expenses of their deportation and extermination, to keep track of vacated apartments, to supply police forces to help seize Jews and get them on trains, until, as a last gesture, they handed over the assets of the Jewish community in good order for final confiscation. They distributed the Yellow Star badges, and sometimes, as in Warsaw, ‘the sale of the armbands became a regular business; there were ordinary armbands of cloth and fancy plastic armbands which were washable.