Sensors over Syria – the hunt for chemical weapons

Traffic congestion over Syria. This is the only way to describe the situation involved in monitoring the fast-developing situation in Syria, and who is in control of the country’s stockpile of chemical weapons.

 

US, Israeli and other sensors, of all types, are looking into Syria and focusing on the areas where, according to intelligence data, the sealed containers of at least four types of chemical weapons are stored.

 

This effort was not worth mentioning as it not been unique in its intensity and the technology used. It can only be said that the best available aerial sensors are mostly looking down on the secret Syrian bases, where the country has accumulated an enormous stockpile of these deadly substances.

 

The White House said at the weekend that the USA is very concerned about the future of chemical weapons in the control of the shaky Syrian regime.

 

“We believe Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile remains under Syrian government control,” a White House spokesman said. “Given the escalation of violence in Syria and the regime’s increasing attacks on their people, we remain very concerned about these weapons.”

 

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said on 23 July that Israel will not allow the Syrian chemical weapons to fall into other hands.

 

The mission is now to be able to act in the very short window that may be opened between “alien” forces seizing the deadly containers and when they disappear somewhere in Lebanon.

 

To achieve this, Israel will have to act swiftly, and I mean in minutes. So the sensors are up there and that will ensure the “shooter” to eliminate the threat detected by the sensors.

 

A very complicated cat and mouse game is currently being “played” over Syria. The cat is very sophisticated and determined. The mouse is sneaky and deadly.

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