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World View: Syria Turns over Inventory List of Chemical Weapons

World View: Syria Turns over Inventory List of Chemical Weapons

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  • Syria turns over inventory list of chemical weapons

Syria turns over inventory list of chemical weapons

Much to the surprise of a number of people (including me), Syriasubmitted an inventory list of items in its chemical weapons stockpileon time on Saturday. U.S. officials said they were pleasantlysurprised and encouraged by the initial submission, and said that itwas more complete than anticipated.

Questions remain, however, about why the regime of Syria’s presidentBashar al-Assad started large movement of chemical weapons stores lastweek immediately upon agreeing to provide a list. Supporters of theregime say that it was to make the inventory list easier to compile,by having everything together. Others say that Assad is continuingto hide a portion of his chemical weapons stockpile.

A number of analysts are reacting to the announcement by pointing outthat it’s a diversion. The psychopathic al-Assad has been responsiblefor killing over 100,000 of his own people using conventional weapons,and for driving people from their homes, creating millions ofrefugees, and that slaughter is continuing every day, irrespective ofany chemical weapons inventory. CNN andBBC

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