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“Keep your Eyes on Syria”
by Art Sadlier   
December 11th, 2011

The following news item reveals some ominous information about Syria.

“The Syrian regime, which has endured nine months of civil unrest spurred by the Arab Spring as it swept across the Middle East, has armed its medium-range missile arsenal with chemical warheads.”

According to a report published by the Sabah daily Sunday, Damascus armed 600 one-ton chemical warheads to use in the event of a foreign military intervention. Furthermore, President Bashar al-Assad ordered the deployment of 21 missile launchers along its border with Turkey. Syria’s medium-range missiles that can be equipped with chemical warheads have a range of up to 1,300 kilometers and would include the southern and central provinces of Turkey.

The more likely use of these weapons would be against Israel. Many sources are predicting that before Assad goes down he will start a war against Israel, a war which would unify the Arab world behind him. Assad has some powerful support in Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas. We know that he will not go down without a fight.

Iran is at this time very close to her objective of producing nuclear weapons. Iran is also aware of a pending attack that would destroy her opportunity to obtain them. Iran is now on a war footing to defend against such an attack.

Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas have long been preparing a war to destroy Israel. That war could be precipitated in many ways. As mentioned above, a desperate attack by Syria on Israel is one scenario. An attack on Syria by Turkey or NATO is another scenario. An attack on Iran is another scenario.

The US now has five aircraft carriers in the Mideast for the first time since the Iraq war. Obama seems to be too timid to attack Iran; however Iran has embarrassed him, and with elections coming up anything can happen.

The Mideast situation is now a powder keg, keep your eye on Syria.

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