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December 10, 2012 12:12 pm

Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Warns Against Chemically Armed Hezbollah

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Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said Sunday that if Syria transfers chemical weapons to terrorist organizations like Hezbollah, it would be a “game changer” and a “red line” for Israel.

“We are watching the situation very carefully. Syria has a very varied, deep chemical weapons program. It is geographically dispersed as well. Were those weapons to pass in to the wrong hands, Hezbollah’s hands, for example, that would be a game changer for us,” Oren said in an interview with Fox News.

He added, “Can you imagine Hezbollah, with its 70,000 rockets, could get its hands on chemical weapons? That could kill thousands of people.”

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  • Pamela

    Everything is CHEMISTRY; be it, gunpowder, swords or “conventional” bombs or nuclear weapons. History has shown that you cannot tell people how, when, or where to fight you; and when people’s backs are against the wall all bets are off. Let’s hope that enough dedicated brilliant people are committed to resolve this conflict without bloodshed. Last month I saw a terrified Israeli girl, probably no older than 10 years old sitting alone on a beautiful lawn looking at the sky for incoming bombs. Her parents and family were not with her. I also saw the same day a Palestinian woman inconsolable after the destruction of her home and perhaps family members. The people of the Middle East have experienced extreme strife for too long. Is peace a luxury?

  • Lawrence kulak

    Yeah, and that is probably the most likely scenario for impending Armageddon. Israel had a chance to dismantle Hezbollah twice, but instead decided to cater to the US and The EU.