Hezbollah may get chemical weapons if Syria collapses-Netanyahu


ed note–then maybe Israel will think twice before going into Lebanon and killing thousands of innocent civilians as she does on a regular basis.

Ottowa Citizen

WASHINGTON — The “great threat” to Israel from the Syrian conflict is that the Damascus government may collapse and its stock of chemical weapons and missiles fall into the hands of the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Interviewed on the U.S. “Fox News Sunday” television program, Netanyahu said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government would fall, but he was more concerned about a chaotic “regime collapse” that would leave Syria’s weapons sites unguarded than a regime change.

“We certainly don’t want to be exposed to chemical weapons falling into the hands of Hezbollah or some other terror groups. … It’s a great threat,” he said.

“We will have to consider our action. Do I seek action? No. Do I preclude it? No,” Netanyahu said when asked whether Israel would act alone or prefer the United States to take the lead.

U.S. Senator John McCain said that in addition to the Israeli concerns, there was a risk that the Syrian government might use chemical weapons against its opponents.

“These are helicopter gunships, tanks, artillery that are slaughtering people, and now there is a risk – and I’m not saying it is going to happen – a risk that in his desperation, Bashar al-Assad might use those chemical weapons,” McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley”.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Friday that Israel would consider taking military action if needed to ensure Syrian missiles or chemical weapons do not reach Hezbollah.

Hezbollah, which in the past has received military and financial support from Syria and Iran, launched thousands of mainly short-range rockets into Israel during the Jewish state’s 2006 offensive in southern Lebanon.

Netanyahu reiterated Israeli charges that Hezbollah and Iran were behind a suicide bombing in Bulgaria last week that killed five Israeli tourists. Iran has denied any involvement.

“I know based on absolutely rock-solid intelligence that this is Hezbollah and this is something that Iran knows about very, very well,” the prime minister said.

Asked if he could give any hard evidence linking Wednesday’s bombing at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport with Hezbollah, Netanyahu said his government would share its intelligence with “friendly agencies.”

Netanyahu told the CBS news program “Face the Nation” Israel had “unquestionable, fully substantiated intelligence that this was done by Hezbollah, backed by Iran.”

The attack in Bulgaria followed one last week in Cyprus, said Netanyahu, adding “we are vigilant about the possibility that they would attack elsewhere, but I can’t give specific detail.”

Israel’s stance on such attacks was “name and shame” the perpetrators and then “exact a price,” the Israeli leader said.

Asked if that meant an actual attack on Iran, Netanyahu demurred.

“I’m not going to get into the specifics of what we will do and not do, but I think the most important first step is to expose Iran’s culpability,” he told CBS.

Negotiations by the United States and other world powers with Tehran over its nuclear program had failed to slow down uranium enrichment in Iran “one bit,” Netanyahu told Fox.

“Since the previous round of talks, they’ve enriched material for five nuclear bombs,” said Netanyahu, whose country is believed to have the Middle East’s only nuclear arsenal. Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons.

He said while he agreed with the principles put forth by U.S. President Barack Obama in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, “the real question is not stated policy but actual results on the ground.”

  1. #1 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    I hope Hezbollah does get chemical weapons! Israel is still chagrined because Hezbollah beat their nasty butts in 2006! NetanYAHOO makes me want to puke!!

  2. #2 by Naeem on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    I think israel knows hezbollah will not flinch in using these weapons if israel intend’s to use their WMD’s on lebanon. Why wait do the delivery now

  3. #3 by on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    They wouldn’t want to let the Syrian government weapons fall into the hands of mercenary terrorists, like they did in Libya!

    the interview with no-proof Netenyaho liar.

    rapidgator.net/file/27172295/Netanyahu_on_dangerous_times_in_the_Middle_East_July22,_2012.flv.html

  4. #4 by Ingrid B on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    “Asked if he could give any hard evidence linking Wednesday’s bombing at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport with Hezbollah, Netanyahu said his government would share its intelligence with “friendly agencies.” : In other words, like minded, bloodthirsty, state sponsored, terrorists..

  5. #5 by Ponders70 on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    Netanyahu is a disgusting loon.
    Does this prick just pull “evidence” out
    of his ass? Where does this prick get
    his ideas?
    Fu$$ him.
    Choke on some matzo you ass.

  6. #6 by SEARCHLIGHT on 07/23/2012 - 9:34

    I CAN’T BELIVE THAT SYRIA AS WELL AS IRAN, AFTER ALREADY HAVEING PLENTY PROOF THAT ISRAEL WON’T FLINCH AN INCH ON MAKING GOOD ON THEIR THREATHS, AFTER SEEN WHAT THEY DID TO EGYPT,LIBIA,AND MANY OTHER NATIONS INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES ARE THEY NOT TAKEING HIS PSYCO SERIOUSLY.
    SYRIA SHOULD HAVE AREADY PIN POINT THEIR NUCLEAR PLANT AND ARSENAL, AND DELIVER A GOOD PORTION OF THEIR OFFENCE WEAPONS ALREADY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THEY WAITING ON, THAT IS WHY THE MUSLIMS ALWAYS GET BEHIND THE 8 BALL. BY WAITTING FOR THE FIRST STRIKE.
    AN ENEMY ONCE IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE FEARED THE BEST THING IS TO DELIVER THE FIRST PUNCH THAT WAY YOU MAY STRIKE MORE THAN ONCE ,AND NOT GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO STAND BACK AGAIN OTHER WISE THEY WILL STRKE BACK WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT.
    THAT IS WHY ISRAEL ALWAYS STRIKES FIRST AND DEMOLISH EVERY THING IN ITS PATWAY. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICA HAS GIVEN THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT SO MANY TIMES TO THESE CRIMINALS.WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT ARE THEIR PLANS FOR US AS WELL.

  7. #7 by bostonblah on 07/24/2012 - 9:34

    maybe its a pretext to a chemical attack on the olympics, think about its the perfect setup netanyahu already has come out and said they were going to attack iran in retaliation for the bus bombing in bulgaria, then they retracted that sort of,now they say they will only take “defensive measures” so damascus is the verge of falling on the eve of the olympics, familiar chemical weapon story surfaces in the media at the same time ,a chemical false flag at olympics or on israel would be all they would need to try and get this whole thing started

  8. #8 by Ingrid B on 07/24/2012 - 9:34

    I imagine, if a false flag involves chemical weapons, that Syria will be blamed..

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