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On a North Korean Note:

Unicorn lair found in North Korea.

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In order to catch a unicorn, a virgin is put in the field; the animal then comes to her and is caught, because it lies down in her lap.

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Do you think the chemical weapon issue is why we are sending the B-2's that have been equipped with bunker busters out for deployment?
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On a North Korean Note:

Unicorn lair found in North Korea.

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In order to catch a unicorn, a virgin is put in the field; the animal then comes to her and is caught, because it lies down in her lap.

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Damn, and I thought it was to put a hooker into the field, no surprise I guess that I have caught no unicorns!
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Do you think the chemical weapon issue is why we are sending the B-2's that have been equipped with bunker busters out for deployment?
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You are right, they were just moved, good point made!
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More to ponder.



Exclusive: U.S. Sees Syria Prepping Chemical Weapons for Possible Attack
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Engineers working for the Assad regime in Syria have begun combining the two chemical precursors needed to weaponize sarin gas, an American official with knowledge of the situation tells Danger Room. International observers are now more worried than they’ve even been that the Damascus government could use its nerve agent stockpile to slaughter its own people.

The U.S. doesn’t know why the Syrian military made the move, which began in the middle of last week and is taking place in central Syria. Nor are they sure why the Assad government is transferring some weapons to different locations within the country, as the New York Times reported on Monday.

All that’s certain is that the arms have now been prepped to be used, should Assad order it.

“Physically, they’ve gotten to the point where the can load it up on a plane and drop it,” the official adds.

Sarin gas has two main chemical components — isopropanol, popularly known as rubbing alcohol, and methylphosphonyl difluoride. The Assad government has more than 500 metric tons of these precursors, which it ordinarily stores separately, in so-called “binary” form, in order to prevent an accidental release of nerve gas.

Last week, that changed. The Syrian military began combining some of the binaries. “They didn’t do it on the whole arsenal, just a modest quantity,” the official says. “We’re not sure what’s the intent.”

Back in July, the Assad regime publicly warned that it might use its chemical weapons to stop “external” forces from interfering in Syria’s bloody civil war. The announcement sparked a panic in the intelligence services of the U.S. and its allies, which stepped up their efforts to block shipments of precursors for those weapons from entering the country.

“This is a more serious moment than July,” according to the official.

At the Pentagon, chief spokesman George Little said that “any consideration of the use of chemical weapons by the use of the Syrian regime would be unacceptable.” In Prague, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the use of those weapons “a red line” that would prompt a U.S. response, which Little declined to elaborate upon.

“The Syrian regime must maintain security over their chemical weapons stockpiles and must not use chemical weapons against their own people,” Little said.

It’s unclear whether the chemical weapons movements is preparation for an outright offensive. But Mideastern nations and international groups are taking precautions, because of the dangers both conventional and not. The U.N. is pulling non-essential staff out of Damascus. Egypt ordered a commercial plane to Damascus to turn back around, and Israeli officials have quietly mooted a plan to the Jordanians for taking out the chemical sites, the Atlantic reported. Pentagon officials have suggested securing those sites would require some 75,000 troops — an indication of the Pentagon’s reluctance to deepen its involvement in Syria.

Assad’s position appears to have weakened recently. Fighting around the Syrian capital of Damascus has intensified, as rebel troops captured a half-dozen bases around the city. Damascus’ airport, a major logistics hub, is under threat, and the regime was forced to bring in “troop reinforcements to secure the route to the airport,” reported the Los Angeles Times. The rebel gains have been the most dramatic in the north and east. Over the course of last month, rebel forces overran more towns near the Turkish border and seized a major military base near the besieged city of Aleppo, which netted an arsenal of heavy weapons including tanks, howitzers and armored personnel vehicles. Assad has continued to retaliate, with more reports of cluster bomb attacks filtering out of Syria, and another round of air attacks on rebel-controlled villages.

Even Assad’s ability to strike the rebels from the air is under challenge. In two videos posted online in recent weeks, a Syrian air force Mi-8 helicopter operating near Aleppo was seen being shot down by a missile. In another set of videos that appeared online prior to the attack, the rebels have what appears to be SA-7 man-portable anti-aircraft weapons, or MANPADS. And those might not be the only ones the rebels have. A series of photos on rebel Facebook pages, collected by blogger Eliot Higgins at the Brown Moses blog – a go-to source for images of the Syrian conflict — rebels associated with extremist group Ansar al-Islam are shown posing with what appears to be incomplete SA-16 and SA-24 anti-aircraft missile tubes. Those Russian-made MANPADS are some of the most advanced on the market and pose a major proliferation risk.

On Thursday, Syria abruptly became disconnected from the internet, likely after the regime disabled the four cables that provide Syria with connectivity. The rebels use the internet not only to document regime atrocities but to disseminate training tactics and to spread their propaganda. Yet the regime also relies on the internet: It’s tried to hijack rebel hardware by spreading spyware in the form of fake security software. As the SecDev group internet security consultancy predicted last week, the outage ended quickly, as online monitor Renesys confirmed a “largely complete restoration of the Syrian Internet” by Saturday.

The U.S. official doesn’t believe the internet blackout was related to the combination of the chemical weapon binaries. And at the Pentagon, Defense Department spokesman Little said the online outage didn’t make a difference for the U.S. understanding of Assad’s dangerous weapons. “The U.S. government has good visibility into the chemical weapons program and we continue to monitor it,” Little said.

One U.S. official worried to CNN that “this puts us into the contingency of potential U.S. action.” But it’s far from clear what a U.S. response might look like. The Pentagon has suggested that securing Syria’s chemical stockpiles will be a massive undertaking, requiring some 75,000 troops, while the Afghanistan war drags on. NATO will decide a early as Tuesday whether to station Patriot missile batteries in Turkey, but that defensive measure is a far cry from a decision to seize Syria’s chemical weapons. Until recently, that seemed like an extremely remote possibility. But that was before Assad’s engineers began their poisonous combinations.
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diplomatic warfare ensues..

UN calls on Israel to open nuclear program for inspection, backs talks on nuke-free Mideast

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France and Britain Reportedly Considering Pulling Ambassadors from Israel

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UK and France? I just don't see it
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diplomatic warfare ensues..

UN calls on Israel to open nuclear program for inspection, backs talks on nuke-free Mideast

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France and Britain Reportedly Considering Pulling Ambassadors from Israel

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They say that, but it appears that the west is in position to actually make offensive advances on Syrian wmds, first.
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UK and France? I just don't see it
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Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
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diplomatic warfare ensues..

UN calls on Israel to open nuclear program for inspection, backs talks on nuke-free Mideast

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

France and Britain Reportedly Considering Pulling Ambassadors from Israel

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They say that, but it appears that the west is in position to actually make offensive advances on Syrian wmds, first.
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true
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UK and France? I just don't see it
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Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
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Agree but that's a bigmove from them
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UK and France? I just don't see it
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Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
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Agree but that's a bigmove from them
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Mil Man says go for it!
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UK and France? I just don't see it
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Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
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Agree but that's a bigmove from them
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Mil Man says go for it!
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MM...check PM
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
 Quoting: tarfonwxx


Agree but that's a bigmove from them
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Mil Man says go for it!
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MM...check PM
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Got it, check back.
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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Nope, no miss, Syria is trying to thwart rebel gains but no wmds yet.
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UK and France? I just don't see it
 Quoting: Swinburnian


Building in E1 is a daring move by Israel diplomatically. As you probably already know it obstructs continuity between Jerusalem and Ramallah and thereby threatens the contiguity of whatever Palestinian entity was just declared by the UN. Not looking good.
 Quoting: tarfonwxx


Agree but that's a bigmove from them
 Quoting: Swinburnian


Mil Man says go for it!
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i meant it was a big move from the uk and france. gotta stop posting from my phone,
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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US is saying all of our drones are present and accounted for.
I know the voices aren't real, but man do they come up with some great ideas!
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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US is saying all of our drones are present and accounted for.
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So i guess we wait until we see our drone being driven around like an old VW on a Saturday night!
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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US is saying all of our drones are present and accounted for.
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So i guess we wait until we see our drone being driven around like an old VW on a Saturday night!
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Oh wait, it will not count unless we see on the bumpers "I voted Obama 2012"
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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US is saying all of our drones are present and accounted for.
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Alphabet Agency drone?
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Can't go to bed for a few hours and now we apparently lose another drone to the Iranians? Is O flying these things himself into Iranian hands or something? Anyway did I miss anything else from Syria in the five hours or so I've been gone?
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US is saying all of our drones are present and accounted for.
 Quoting: Gerry52


Alphabet Agency drone?
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More likely a nation who has the most to risk if Iran goes nuclear, a smart nation would learn to make it look like some other nation's equipment too by placing a few bumper stickers on it and making sure the data boards are in english. Just saying.
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A Russian political analyst with contacts at the Foreign Ministry said that “people sent by the Russian leadership” who had contact with Mr. Assad two weeks ago described a man who has lost all hope of victory or escape.

“His mood is that he will be killed anyway,” Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of a Russian foreign affairs journal and the head of an influential policy group, said in an interview in Moscow, adding that only an “extremely bold” diplomatic proposal could possibly convince Mr. Assad that he could leave power and survive.

“If he will try to go, to leave, to exit, he will be killed by his own people,” Mr. Lukyanov said, speculating that security forces dominated by Mr. Assad’s minority Alawite sect would not let him depart and leave them to face revenge. “If he stays, he will be killed by his opponents. He is in a trap. It is not about Russia or anybody else. It is about his physical survival.”

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A Russian political analyst with contacts at the Foreign Ministry said that “people sent by the Russian leadership” who had contact with Mr. Assad two weeks ago described a man who has lost all hope of victory or escape.

“His mood is that he will be killed anyway,” Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of a Russian foreign affairs journal and the head of an influential policy group, said in an interview in Moscow, adding that only an “extremely bold” diplomatic proposal could possibly convince Mr. Assad that he could leave power and survive.

“If he will try to go, to leave, to exit, he will be killed by his own people,” Mr. Lukyanov said, speculating that security forces dominated by Mr. Assad’s minority Alawite sect would not let him depart and leave them to face revenge. “If he stays, he will be killed by his opponents. He is in a trap. It is not about Russia or anybody else. It is about his physical survival.”

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In a discussion yesterday with some excellent sources; they hinted that Assad was given several life-lines by Russia and other nations to bug-out, and Assad has so far refused. Instead, his mood is now suicidal and that is the worst kind of person to have in control of wmd's. Not only does Assad fear his own people, he fears Iranian retribution if he does not stay as long as he can and if he does not execute plans of dispersing wmd's to the Hezbollah or directly at enemy targets. Assad has taken steps that appear suicidal too in that he is arming wmd's. Even if Assad did step down in the recent future, the control of wmd's is certain to be transferred to the Hezbollah and/or other terror groups. That being the case, the west or certain affected nations are planning to destroy the wmd's and this is even if Assad does leave due to the fact that the weaponry is so dangerous.
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A Russian political analyst with contacts at the Foreign Ministry said that “people sent by the Russian leadership” who had contact with Mr. Assad two weeks ago described a man who has lost all hope of victory or escape.

“His mood is that he will be killed anyway,” Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of a Russian foreign affairs journal and the head of an influential policy group, said in an interview in Moscow, adding that only an “extremely bold” diplomatic proposal could possibly convince Mr. Assad that he could leave power and survive.

“If he will try to go, to leave, to exit, he will be killed by his own people,” Mr. Lukyanov said, speculating that security forces dominated by Mr. Assad’s minority Alawite sect would not let him depart and leave them to face revenge. “If he stays, he will be killed by his opponents. He is in a trap. It is not about Russia or anybody else. It is about his physical survival.”

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 Quoting: MIL MAN


In a discussion yesterday with some excellent sources; they hinted that Assad was given several life-lines by Russia and other nations to bug-out, and Assad has so far refused. Instead, his mood is now suicidal and that is the worst kind of person to have in control of wmd's. Not only does Assad fear his own people, he fears Iranian retribution if he does not stay as long as he can and if he does not execute plans of dispersing wmd's to the Hezbollah or directly at enemy targets. Assad has taken steps that appear suicidal too in that he is arming wmd's. Even if Assad did step down in the recent future, the control of wmd's is certain to be transferred to the Hezbollah and/or other terror groups. That being the case, the west or certain affected nations are planning to destroy the wmd's and this is even if Assad does leave due to the fact that the weaponry is so dangerous.
 Quoting: MIL MAN


Assad is the preverbial cornered animal. And he's the worst kind of cornered animal - very educated (UK educated opthamologist).
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A Russian political analyst with contacts at the Foreign Ministry said that “people sent by the Russian leadership” who had contact with Mr. Assad two weeks ago described a man who has lost all hope of victory or escape.

“His mood is that he will be killed anyway,” Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of a Russian foreign affairs journal and the head of an influential policy group, said in an interview in Moscow, adding that only an “extremely bold” diplomatic proposal could possibly convince Mr. Assad that he could leave power and survive.

“If he will try to go, to leave, to exit, he will be killed by his own people,” Mr. Lukyanov said, speculating that security forces dominated by Mr. Assad’s minority Alawite sect would not let him depart and leave them to face revenge. “If he stays, he will be killed by his opponents. He is in a trap. It is not about Russia or anybody else. It is about his physical survival.”

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In a discussion yesterday with some excellent sources; they hinted that Assad was given several life-lines by Russia and other nations to bug-out, and Assad has so far refused. Instead, his mood is now suicidal and that is the worst kind of person to have in control of wmd's. Not only does Assad fear his own people, he fears Iranian retribution if he does not stay as long as he can and if he does not execute plans of dispersing wmd's to the Hezbollah or directly at enemy targets. Assad has taken steps that appear suicidal too in that he is arming wmd's. Even if Assad did step down in the recent future, the control of wmd's is certain to be transferred to the Hezbollah and/or other terror groups. That being the case, the west or certain affected nations are planning to destroy the wmd's and this is even if Assad does leave due to the fact that the weaponry is so dangerous.
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Assad is the preverbial cornered animal. And he's the worst kind of cornered animal - very educated (UK educated opthamologist).
 Quoting: Newshunter


Yes he is very educated and he is letting his father's legacy and that of the family down as they will lose their nation now.
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Published: 12.03.12, 10:14 / Israel News
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The Lebanese Newspaper Almustaqbal, which is linked with the Syrian opposition, reported that Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told Iraqi officials that the situation in Syria is critical and President Bashar Assad will not be able to maintain hold of the country much longer.


According to the report "Larijani stressed Tehran's commitment to Syria and said Iran is willing to give Assad asylum in case matters reach the point of no return." (Roi Kais)

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According to the report "Larijani stressed Tehran's commitment to Syria and said Iran is willing to give Assad asylum in case matters reach the point of no return." (Roi Kais)

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