CFR urges aggressive preventive steps. "Military strikes" should be readied if "warnings," "securing loose weapons," and "information warfare" fail.
Iraq WMDs redux emerged. Secretary of State Colin Powell hyped nonexistent mobile weapon labs among other fraudulent claims. He said sound evidence proved it. He lied.
He later called his accusations "the lowest point in my life." Mea culpas don't wash when they come too late to matter. The cradle of civilization was destroyed. It no longer exists. Syria's turn is now.
Alleged Syrian mobile weapons labs are hyped. Claims don't wash. They're no more credible than about Iraq.
Washington Post contributor David Ignatius has close US intelligence ties. He openly favors arming Syrian death squads. He ignores gruesome atrocities they commit.
He reports what imperial America wants stressed. Facts don't interfere with propaganda. Media scoundrels prioritize it.
On December 19, he headlined "A defector's account of Syrian chemical weapons on the move."
He claims bogus "chilling evidence" that Assad "developed special vehicles (for) moving and mixing the weapons." He cites "unconfirmed allegation(s) that (Hezbollah) may have trained" in their use.