Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Some Syrian Chemical Weapons

Kevin Baron
Foreign Policy
9/29/2012

The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

“There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.

Panetta said that the “main sites” in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is “some intelligence” that “limited” movements of weapons from other sites have occurred, he said, “for the Syrians to better secure what they – the chemicals.”

Panetta’s statement follows reporting that Syrian rebels claim to have taken control of a military base that contains chemical weapons.

“But with regards to the movement of some of this and whether or not they’ve been able to locate some of it,” he said of U.S. intelligence, “we just don’t know.”…

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Related: Trevor Loudon Outs Leon Panetta: Video – Do You Know Who Panetta Really Is?…(and Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy)

…Loudon says we must keep our eye on the military. It’s being hollowed out. Thousands of good men are leaving because of Obama policies – and one day we’re going “to wake-up and there ain’t gonna be nothing left.”…

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