Report: Assad Moves Weapons Underground as U.S. Strike Looms

September 4, 2013 11:46 am 6 comments

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad waving to an admiring crowd. Photo: Syrianpresidency Instagram account.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun to move his arsenal of advanced weapons underground in preparation for a possible strike on the country by the United States, Israel’s Channel 1o reported on Wednesday.

Since learning of U.S. President Obama’s desire to attack Syria, Assad ‘s forces have begun to move the weapons, including possibly chemical warheads, into underground bunkers. The process was accelerated when Damascus realized that the U.S. strike would not be a surprise and in fact would be delayed by a Congressional vote, Channel 10 said.

The underground facilities are similar to those built by Iran near the city of Qom in order to protect its nuclear facilities against attacks. This similarity is not coincidental. Most of the underground  facilities in Syria were built by Iran and North Korea.

Reports also surfaced recently that the regime is methodically placing prisoners in areas seen as being likely targets of the U.S. military.

The army has also reportedly been moving into populated areas so as to deter U.S. strikes and increase civilian casualties in the event of a strike.

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  • The same thing happened with Pres Bush & Iraq. Bush thretened to go into Iraq to get their WMDs but it took so many months for the coalition of forces to be gathered and more months for the US and Company transport all that materiel and forces in Iraq. Sadaam Hussein had plenty of time to remove all his WMDs and he sent them to Syria where they were buried in the Beka’a Valley just north of Israel. They buried it all and then planted opium poppies over it so that the drug cartel would keep it very safe. This was front page news in Israel for a day or two but for some reason the western media chose to ignore it. So when the coalition forces arrived in Iraq and found no WMDs it shouldn’t have been a surprise, yet the leftist media chose to bagger Bush with the fact that there were no WMDs there. Truth is that Bush knew that Iraq had WMDs because the US gave them to Iraq with the understanding that Iraq would use them against Iran.

  • Barack Hussein Osama (oops!!!) I meant Obama, has done it again. His ambivalence is turning to be a fore warning for al-Assad.
    Fore warned is fore armed.
    Oh well, at least he got Obama, (oops, I meant Osama)

  • I was reading in the Independent newspaper in London that the British had supplied the ingredients of the sarin gas to Saudi Arabia and then that had found its way into Syria somehow. I also read that President Assad’s wife is ordering things on the internet. People are dying and she is ordering some new curtains. Something like that. I am just afraid that we will end up with a Third World War because of all of this. Nostradamus said that a Third World War would come from the East. He predicted the Fire of London and Hitler, but called him Hisler.

  • US has plenty of missiles that can penetrate ANY bunker, including “nuclear”.
    Israel’s “Bunker Buster” capable of penetrating at least double-reinforced thick concrete walls and floors.
    The shell’s accuracy minimizes its damage to a radius of two-three meters, so precision targeting will cause minimal human casualties
    These shells can easily penetrate bunkers and deeply hidden underground weapon caches.

    This is what Israel has.
    US has something similar if not better.
    Assad’s games will not help him.

  • 60 days is a long time let alone another 30 day extension. Within 30 days the US will , start to run out of targets if they are not providing air support to ground forces, which they are not. It gives the rebels time to embed themselves deep in the capital. Which allows the storage of weapons to be contained and not deployed when the regime falls, that has been part of the whole Syria strategy a balancing act eroding the regimes capabilities and the regime while preventing Assad from lashing out. By the time he decides too it will be too late to put those weapons into action.

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