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July 12, 2012 12:12 pm

Former Mossad Chief: Israel Must Prepare for Possible Military Action in Syria, Cites Bio-Chemical Threat

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Former Mossad Head Danny Yatom. Source: americac20xy.com

Former Mossad Chief Danny Yatom stressed today that Israel must be prepared for the possibility of military attacks on Syria, which may deteriorate into war as well.  His warning stems from the fear that Syria’s hundreds of tons of chemical weapons will fall into the hands of terrorist groups, which frequently exhort their members to seek chemical weapons for aggression against Israel.

“The conventional wisdom should be that we cannot exclude a non-conventional attack on Israel.” said Yatom in an interview with British news network Sky News. “We would have to pre-empt in order to prevent it. We need to be prepared to launch even military attacks… and military attacks mean maybe a deterioration to war.”

Syria has numerous chemical weapons production sites, including Al Safiria and Lataka, and its combined output of bio-chemical arms, including  mustard gas and the nerve gases VX and Sarin, has secured the country one of the largest stockpiles in the Middle East. Many dual-use civilian pharmaceutical laboratories also have the capabilities to produce bio-weapons, including anthrax and botulism. The successfully weaponized chemicals are installed into the heads of war-missiles, whose delivery systems can reach the entire Israel, said Sky News.

Syria’s bio- weapons are a potential threat to Israel because of Syria’s avowed support of the Lebanese Islamist movement Hezbollah. The fear is that the Syrian government under president Bashar al-Assad will supply terrorist groups with chemical weapons that can be used against Israel. Israeli officials are also concerned because of Syria’s political upheaval; a collapse like that of Libyan dictator Muamar Qaddafi of last year could allow Syrian rebels to access chemical weapons. Many storage and production sites are also located in suburbs of the nation’s capital, making them particularly vulnerable to seizure by dissidents.

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The reports yield a bleak prognosis that is difficult to strategize against. Syria’s weapons are excessive in number, pervade the entire region, and are heavily defended by the Syrian army which is said to number 100,000 troops. According to a Pentagon study, uprooting Syria’s arsenal would require troops numbering 75,000.

“The truth is that no one has much of a clue what to do about Syria – it’s too well defended and too full of weapons of mass destruction to mean that there can be any meaningful military intervention. The Syrians may be doomed if Assad stays, and lots of others if he falls,” said one senior intelligence official in the region.

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  • Isaiah 17:1 describes the total destruction of Damascus and surrounding cities in the last days.Israel cannot afford hits from bio/chemical missiles as the cost in lives would be astronomical.
    Conventional weapons would only spread the “stuff” around, so Damascus and surrounding cities make a perfect target for a nuclear strike to destroy those chemical/bio storage and manufacturing facilities.
    “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads: for your redemption draweth night.” (Luke 21:28)

    Rev. Roy…..<

  • Fortunee

    It’s about time someone said the obvious.

  • Patsypierce

    I will pray ernestly for Israel because they Are God’s chosen people. God have mercy on the ones who come up against Israel. The Bible foretold all this. We are living in end time prophecy.

    God bless and keep Israel.

  • Puzzled

    This is the setup for the next round of Israeli surrender as Yatom “suggests” great threats which will put the Israeli people on edge and then the next step will be to get everyone back into “secure rooms” and distribute gas masks as a means of breaking the spirit of Israelis so that the Israeli government can surrender the Golan Heights.
    This is a replay of 1990/91 when Israelis were told by their own government that Iraq was about to launch a massive chemical attack – it turned out to be bogus, but the Israeli government succeeded in using the psychological defeat and humiliation of being attacked without the option to respond as the opportunity to take Israel to the first official surrender conference in Madrid. The Israeli government has been negotiating for years to surrender the Golan, the US government wants it and, of course, Syria wants it. That only leaves intimidating the Israeli population, Jewish and Druze, into acquiescence.

    • Puzzled

      And the coordinated timing of this interview with the Jerusalem Post article of today reprinting Reuters feed:
      ‘US believes Syria moving part of chemical stockpile’ By REUTERS07/13/2012 13:26Officials concerned that Syria moving its stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide shows intent to use weapons.

      An link to it is on this site at http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/13/syrias-chemical-weapons-on-the-move/

  • During the Cold War era we had the good fortune that “mutually assured destruction” ensured bilateral restraint.
    What is disturbing about the above-mentioned scenario is that either outcome of the conflict is potentially served by “throwing caution to the wind”.
    And a similar threat is posed by the situation to the south.
    We once had the reassurance of the unqualified support of the world’s super-power.
    I wonder if there are contingency- responses in place now that can send an appropriate message of deterrance.

  • During the Cold War era we had the good fortune that “mutually assured destruction” ensured bilateral restraint.
    What is disturbing about the above-mentioned scenario is that either outcome of the conflict is potentially served by “throwing caution to the wind”.
    And a similar threat is posed by the situation to the south.
    We once had the reassurance of the unqualified support of the world’s super-power.
    I wonder if there are contingency- responses in place now that can send an appropriate message of deterrance.

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