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US Prepares 60,000 Ground Troops For Post-Assad Syria

Posted By admin On August 17, 2012 @ 2:32 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
Aug 17, 2012

The US and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require up to 60,000 ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of the Assad government, an unnamed American source said Thursday night, Aug.16.

This scenario postulates the disintegration of his security forces, he said, leaving chemical and biological weapons sites vulnerable to pillaging. It assumes the sites could not be destroyed by aerial bombings in view of health and environmental hazards.

“There is no imminent plan to deploy ground forces,” the source insisted. This is just a worst-case scenario.

DEBKAfile’s military sources find in this disclosure a bid to psychologically prepare the world for the prospect of chemical warfare, as the dialogue between Bashar Assad and his neighbors gains in violence.

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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22285/Syria%E2%80%99s-neighbors-braced-for-chemical-threat-Assad-warns-Turkey-on-Stingers

[2] U.S. officials: Securing Syria’s chemical weapons could take thousands of troops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-officials-securing-syrias-chemical-weapons-could-take-thousands-of-troops.html

[3] Bashar al-Assad, Syria, and the truth about chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bashar-al-assad-syria-and-the-truth-about-chemical-weapons.html

[4] Obama won’t rule out US boots on the ground in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-wont-rule-out-us-boots-on-the-ground-in-syria.html

[5] Unusual activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites amid rumors Assad is dead or fled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unusual-activity-at-syrian-chemical-weapons-sites-amid-rumors-assad-is-dead-or-fled.html

[6] Western officials: No proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-officials-no-proof-assad-used-chemical-weapons-in-syria.html

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