Syrian regime planning to unleash chemical weapons?
Inside growing fears of potential attack
- Duration 4:06
- Date Dec 7, 2012
Inside growing fears of potential attack
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Foresaw the next movie -- intelligence reports are correct he already has ordered his military to prepare chemical weapons.
Those we can only presume would be used against his own people.
Recent rebel victories seemed to give him more incentive to use such weapons so.
What can we expect if he does.
How do we react and is it too late to prevent it.
Let's bring in Fox News military analyst retired army major general Bob scales general we are told.
That this is -- and these Aaron delivery systems have been prepared -- -- apparently you know more about this tonight -- -- -- Sarin is a powder.
You mix it without call then it becomes alive and deadly but it's only good for about two months.
Yeah -- that's right John that's why it's kept in what's called binary form -- -- a powdery substance a chemical.
And alcohol mix those two together do you have a very very deadly.
Gas -- it's essentially nerve gas.
And it is.
Supplied by the Soviet Union is intended to be delivered principally by Soviet style rockets scud rockets.
And essentially when you fire these rockets said they explode over the target they set up -- A cloud if you will of deadly gas.
And in the Middle East.
-- -- -- used it twice once against their own people and and once against the arabians and so there's a precedent if you will John for the use of deadly.
Nerve agent in the Middle East the downside for for the Syrians of course is that.
The worst place to use nerve agent if that's a proper term is in the Middle East because it dissipates quickly very difficult.
In in desert terrain forward to last very long but it's a deadly and potent weapon.
And I know the administration is concerned about.
In their last moments the -- using this thing is sort of a revenge weapon.
-- sometimes weapons systems as you know are constructed for deterrence is it possible he's just trying to scare some people here or does he really and he and he -- these.
Yeah god that I absolutely agree with that I think I think he had a bad moment.
When it looked like though that the gates were closing on Damascus city may have made a knee jerk order.
To mix the chemicals there is nothing.
-- -- benefit for the use of these weapons did so the Chinese the Russians will turn away from him he'll become a global pariah.
And the ability of him to get his family and his -- out of the country goes down precipitously if the rest of the world.
Watch is serious die.
Biden nerve gas from the hand of their own leader but the Russians and the Chinese have been very much in his corner to this point.
Yeah but this is a game changer.
I think secretary Clinton's discussion with the Russians just yesterday I think reinforces that.
Though and and oh by the way the Russians and the Chinese at the end of the day wanna be on the right side of history the last thing they want to have.
All the record is the fact that they supported a brutal dictator who not only kill 47 out of that thousand of his own people.
With rockets bombs and bullets but he also guessed -- with nerve gas that's not a good place -- even Russia and China debate that the into the data.
Want to turn your attention to Pearl Harbor day general it is.
It is upon us again I just wanted to get get your thoughts on this today.
Yeah in all in a way we could look at Pearl Harbor as a sort of cautionary tale John.
Over the last seventy or eighty years this nation has almost always been surprised by her enemies whether it's 9/11.
Pearl Harbor and the other various the Korea.
All the various wars we've gone to.
And as a nation what's important here is to prevent wars by being prepared for worse and not to try to pick any particular region of the world to anticipate -- where -- And why a conflict will be started we're not very good at that as a nation.
Hope we can learn to -- out details general of skills could have gone thank you thank you John.