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September 3, 2012 12:15 pm

France: Syrian Chemical Weapons Use Would Trigger “Massive and Lightning Fast” Response

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Chemical weapons collected after Libya's National Transitional Council declared full liberation of the country. Similar weapons are believed to be inside Syria. Photo: Giovanni Diffidenti.

Reuters – Any use of chemical or bacterial weapons by government forces in Syria would trigger a “massive and lightning fast” response from the West, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday.

“We talk about this, in particular with our American and British partners, and follow it closely on a day-to-day basis.

“Our response … would be massive and lightning fast,” Fabius told BFM television, saying

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  • This French guy is really funny. It took both Britain and France with the US lending them the use of it carriers long weeks to subdue that joke of a dictator Muamar Kaddafi. Even then they needed Israel to supply them with smart bombs. So how fast will their response be so far further afield with absolutely no power-projection tools? France is full of hot air, just as it is full of Muslim invaders.

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