Chemical weapon fears in Syria
US braces for the worst in country's civil war
- Duration 5:20
- Date Dec 5, 2012
US braces for the worst in country's civil war
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-- breaking news out of Syria to Syrian government mixing components for the deadly Sarin nerve gas comes when -- troopers first a ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee he joins us nice to see Greta good to be here.
Disturbing news tonight agreed to send news at the Sarin gas -- has been mixed when our -- sixty day window.
What's been disturbing for a long period of time aside killing his own people.
But if he does this I don't think there's any country in the world that really would approve of killing your people -- Sarin gas.
But had a problem but the problem with this is is that.
Is that it's after the fact in the there's only a minute to me he discharge since and there are literally is some benefit for people are killed -- -- we cannot condemn them.
We -- and -- I always feel that we death.
And you know it's it's in Damascus which is the urban area if he would drop -- it this serin gas that could kill a 100000 people immediately.
And within a catchment area of that Damascus he can be a million people they can be -- -- is very serious but what do we do about it.
I think the best issue that we have right now to help get him out and to get him away from this is Russia.
Russia stood up and told him to stop the chemical weapon issue and he backed off.
Now that he's he's at it again I think Russia needs to stand up and hopefully they will it's also good to hear.
-- some of the Arab countries are trying to find a way to get a map.
Now we don't know whether or not he's lost his mind.
That he's scared that we just don't know what's gonna happen but this could be a leverage for him.
To find a way to get out and -- find a way to to to get to take his family some.
Is where there's aren't the problem that even if he doesn't think it's a sound someplace or have something even if someone kills -- happens is it was still the promise who's going to take -- and who's -- secure that chemical weapons which has always been Israel's fear.
Is that -- aside falls.
Who gets a chemical weapons.
Citizens United States allies.
We that's what we do as we get in tells us to find that.
Where that there's weapons or that that a chemical biological and other weapons they do have because Syria was a more sophisticated country.
But we know what happened Libya.
I've had conversations with numerous American.
From Syria a lot of people doctors and people who have connections and their families -- that are there.
We're worried about the -- -- al-Qaeda extreme.
Terrorist situation who have come there to work with the opposition is if we we we have information that there's a way to separate them from the actual series.
Just yeah I'd love to believe that believe unfortunately this country's seen our intelligence fail us immensely.
You know whether -- -- with the unexpected bombings in East Africa the embassies or whether it does not eleven or whether his weapons of mass destruction Iraq so this to me it's not it's not irrational and have a lot of fear when when we say -- intelligence tells us something well.
Let me say this first thing I'm gonna stand up -- -- tell this community I oversee them.
I think there's some of the best in the world to what they do but it -- news is finding facts and information you get intelligence from either human intelligence.
-- -- and tells us.
Our satellite program is good as any in the world are CIA are out there all over the world -- they have to get information it collected they analyze it.
Just what happened to me keeping guys Giambi was another issue you know we knew that there was a hot spot that we didn't have -- -- there we're gonna -- -- we're gonna -- And and -- and then that there and proves my point is that that was another intelligence where we might have the hardest working people in the world in light of the best ones in the world but the fact is intelligence -- to happen with even the best and that's why it's very.
It's very hard to have a lot of -- comfort.
In terms of what happens with -- -- what these we know chemical weapons should decide -- anything musically and things like mistakes happen.
You know we can't -- -- share for the whole world.
So we have to work with other countries other allies we do in the situation as serious it is it is and Syria we have got to work with Russian.
You miss a quick question -- you've actually met president sat down.
Tell emulate -- well we on our way to Iraq we had to go we were asked to go to stop by to see a side.
This was right after maybe six months after the President Obama was elected.
The whole purpose was to get the side who had a relationship with Iran to come out to work with -- -- to bring them into the -- Iran in the -- So that we can work on -- Palestinian Israeli issue that we were working at that time -- Egypt and also with Jordan.
Well one the first things he said well I don't want to tell you America -- on the actions of eagle your president said that nice to know not a sheriff in town.
President of -- that was President Bush has said that.
Now we had a conversation -- the united sure the president said he was the axis of evil that he thought that was the case his personality was was such that he was -- -- We talked for a long period of time we have to say we had to go -- -- I said to him look you're in a position to -- -- in this world.
Did you bring peace -- the most people want your father's -- your brother was killed or however he was killed and now you have that relationship.
We we then talked about helping his people how this could help his people to bring peace to the to the area we could bring Iran into the to the -- He he talked about his wife is reaching out to people.
I'm surprised it -- these first that he still alive because he's told so many people I'm also surprised that he would do what he's doing.
I think in my -- analysis is that are there a lot of his father's.
People that are still there that's that stepped them up and territory late in his doing very bad thanks and terror recognize that there is there a very daring dangerous situation for many many people.
Pressure process is -- kind of take care of --