May 2, 2013

Guess what Israel and Turkey have in common?

Wait, doesn't all the food in the Middle East have garlic in it?
They don't know where Syria's chemical weapons are.

No one knows where Syria's Chemical Weapons are.  Great, now I'm nervous. Deck officer! Deck officer!

U.S. officials told Eli Lake at the Daily Beast the scary, horrible truth: in many cases, we simply don’t know.

Bonus, irregular militias loyal to Assad have reportedly been training in how to use them.

As the White House tries to figure out whether Syria crossed Mr. Obama’s double dog dare and actually used chemical weapons, the U.S. military and intelligence community are quietly acknowledging that the United States does not know where many of those weapons are located.

The judgment comes from top U.S. military commanders and is supported by recent intelligence community assessments, according to three U.S. officials who work closely on Syrian intelligence matters.

At the heart of the concern is that the Syrian military has transferred more and more of its stock of sarin and mustard gas from storage sites to trucks where they are being moved around the country.  Hey, wasn't that what the bad guy in the last Batman movie was doing?

While U.S. intelligence agencies first saw reports that Syria was moving the weapons last year, the process has accelerated since December, according to these officials. Also worrisome, said two of the officials, is intelligence from late last year that says the Syrian Scientific Research Center—an entity responsible for Syria’s chemical-weapons stockpile—has begun to train irregular militias loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in how to use the chemical munitions.

And, call me nuts (most of you already do), remember when the DARPA report said that Saddam was moving all of his WMD's to Syria???  Wired Magazine says there's no correlation. I still kind of have to wonder, as I get my tin foil hat out from under my gas mask.

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