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Syria's longtime ally Russia is reportedly sending warships toward Syria now warships.
To prepare for the possibility of the evacuation of its citizens.
The report from Russian state media is another potential sign that Moscow is losing faith in the Syrian regime.
Miracle last week a top Russian diplomat publicly admitted that the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad could lose the civil war.
With the snow the former Defense Secretary under President Bill Clinton William Cohen he's chairman and Chief Executive Officer of -- -- firm.
The Cohen group sir it's nice to see you again thank you -- see if there was a time when there were sort of rules of warfare there was a there was a front line there were rules about what happens to those who did -- -- and disseminate information there that there are no rules anymore are there.
No we have no rules we have our enemies that are tough to identify.
They can be with you during the day is friendly as we've seen in Afghanistan and then the enemies at night so.
It's a different world in which we're living and have to operate than serious a classic example of this new type of vote was under way.
secretary that the chemical weapons seem to remain a major confer a concern -- US officials Victoria new into the State Department talking about that today and this via.
That they could just as easily fall into the hands of the rebels and it could be them using them one on do we do about these chemical weapons.
Well I'm sure that the Pentagon is now reviewing all of the contingency.
Operations that would be on the other on the board so to speak to can be pulled off.
This is so one of the real dangers that we look at.
The rebels take over then what who are in fact among the rebels other al-Qaeda elements within it.
And so securing those places are very very very important it'll take.
A lot of foot intelligence analysis want to share that information certainly with the Israelis.
The -- we very much concerned about it all countries should be concerned about it should these.
Chemical or biological agents and up in the hands of a terrorist groups in the future we're all -- -- at that point.
-- -- -- -- The secretary -- skeptical Americans skeptical since intelligence leading up to.
The Iraq war in 2003.
How do we trust what we're being told by our own officials this time around.
Well I think the other -- of skepticism is pretty hi.
For most Americans and other peoples around the world.
But I can tell you well way back in the eighties when I was serving on the intelligence committee and vice chair of the intelligence committee in the senate.
I saw evidence of -- What these areas were doing where there -- nerve agents in chemical weapons and so I think it's pretty clear they do have them.
It was also clear that Iraq in fact had them.
That Saddam Hussein had used them so we know that they have been in the possession of Saddam Hussein at one point.
We believe that these chemical weapons are still the possession of the Syrian government and that's a real danger that we have to focus on how would we.
Secured them we working with other nations and the international community if at all possible.
To make sure that either the nuclear weapons or the chemical biological weapon weapons don't fall into the hands the wrong hands.
All right mr.
secretary thank you very much -- danger and difficulties ahead -- until you.
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