Syria

Pentagon Has Plans to Snatch Syrian Chemical Weapons

Yes, it involves sending troops there.

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Following US President Barack Obama's warning this week that the United States would quickly intervene in any Syrian efforts to use chemical weapons, the Pentagon is believed to have made contingency plans to outline a plan of action.

Defense Department sources speaking to the Los Angeles Times say that the Pentagon has indeed drafted plans that would put thoroughly-trained special ops troops into Syria in response to an active threat of chemical warfare. Fox News also confirms that senior US officials speaking on condition of anonymity have verified this claim.

Last month, Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi told reporters that President Basar al-Assad's regime maintained a stockpile of chemical weapons, but said that the warheads, "are in storage and under security and the direct supervision of the Syrian armed forces and will never be used unless Syria is exposed to external aggression."