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Washington: Hizballah has got hold of chemical weapons

Posted By admin On March 6, 2013 @ 6:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
March 6, 2013

For the first time in many years, voices in the US administration were criticizing the Israeli defense forces for under-reacting and, in this case, also underestimating the chemical weapons threat emanating from Syria and neglecting to pursue counter-measures.

This is what visiting Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak heard when he met US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon Tuesday, March 5, as the new defense secretary’s first foreign visitor.

DEBKAfile’s military and Washington sources disclose that Barak was berated for “inadequate and cursory” military preparations which failed to take into account that a chemical attack on Israel would make it necessary for the IDF to enter Syria – most likely for an offensive operation coordinated against the common threat with the Turkish and Jordanian armies.

Present at the meeting between Hagel and Barak were also Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Our sources add that the conversation ranged over the Syrian crisis with no reference to a nuclear Iran.

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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22803/Washington-Hizballah-has-got-hold-of-chemical-weapons

[2] Joint US-Israel-Turkish-Jordanian HQ to operate in Syria in chemical war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/joint-us-israel-turkish-jordanian-hq-to-operate-in-syria-in-chemical-war.html

[3] Concern that Assad may have passed some chemical weapons to Hizballah: http://www.prisonplanet.com/concern-that-assad-may-have-passed-some-chemical-weapons-to-hizballah.html

[4] REPORT: Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-russian-forces-take-syrian-chemical-biological-weapons-under-control.html

[5] Britain and France claim ‘evidence’ of Syria using chemical weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/britain-and-france-claim-%e2%80%98evidence%e2%80%99-of-syria-using-chemical-weapons.html

[6] Large US Marine force lands in Aqaba to deploy on Jordanian-Syrian border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/large-us-marine-force-lands-in-aqaba-to-deploy-on-jordanian-syrian-border.html

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