The intention of using WMDs should not be a surprise or a secret. Bashar al-Assad is not the type of person to lay down his arms, sign a peace treaty and retire on a piece of beachfront property. Combine this with the persistent undermining of his regime and we get the end result: War. This will likely cause a region-wide war in the Middle East as Syria has a mutual defence pact with Iran. Both Iran and Syria control terrorist proxies (Hamas, etc…) in neighboring countries of Israel, which will bring those countries into the fold as Israel will have no choice but to defend itself against tens of thousands of rockets pouring into the tiny Jewish state. When the chemical weapons get broke out and used, that’s when Damascus will very likely be razed.
U.S. intelligence official tells the New York Times that Assad forces are ‘doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons.’
The officials said they were not sure whether the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad were preparing to employ the chemical weapons, or rather use them to deter the West from aiding the rebels.
“It’s in some ways similar to what they’ve done before,” a senior U.S. intelligence official told the New York Times. “But they’re doing some things that suggest they intend to use the weapons. It’s not just moving stuff around. These are different kind[s] of activities.” Continue reading →
Several Iranian news websites reported on Friday that 90 percent of the missiles hit their targets and said this showed their increased accuracy.
Another achievement, the reports said, was Iran’s capability of firing multiple missiles within seconds. The reports said this would create a challenge for the U.S. or Israel to intercept incoming missiles should a war break out.
“Within 10 minutes, a considerable number of missiles were fired at a single target. The achievement, called high firing density, makes it impossible for anti-missile systems to intercept and destroy them. In the end, the target is definitely hit,” said a report on irannuc.ir.
A June 29 Pentagon report to Congress said that Iran’s military continues to improve the accuracy and killing power of its long- and short-range ballistic missiles, including designing a weapon to target vessels.
“Iran has boosted the lethality and effectiveness of existing systems by improving accuracy and developing new submunition payloads” that extend the destructive power over a wider area than a solid warhead, the report signed by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.