Obama Administration: We’ve Lost Track of Syria’s Chemical Weapons (Video)


In 2005 ten captured Al-Qaida terrorists stood trial in Jordan for attempting to explode roughly 20 tons of chemical weapons. Authorities captured the weapons coming into Jordan through Syria. It was the largest WMD cache ever captured for a planned massacre.

Now this…
The Obama Administration admitted on Friday that the US had lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told reporters that they are not sure if the opposition obtained the WMD or how much they may have obtained.


Foreign Policy
reported:

The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

“There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.

Panetta said that the “main sites” in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is “some intelligence” that “limited” movements of weapons from other sites have occurred, he said, “for the Syrians to better secure what they – the chemicals.”

Panetta’s statement follows reporting that Syrian rebels claim to have taken control of a military base that contains chemical weapons.

“But with regards to the movement of some of this and whether or not they’ve been able to locate some of it,” he said of U.S. intelligence, “we just don’t know.”

Following the briefing, Pentagon officials sought to clarify the extent of their grasp on the status of Syria’s stockpiles. “We’ve never had perfect visibility into the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, but we have excellent information that accounts for most of it,” said a senior defense offiical, speaking on background. “We’ve seen it move, and we’ve been able to make an assessment as to why it’s been moved. This is a highly distributed network of chemical weapons sites, and we have a good grasp of what’s going on inside that network.”

What complete incompetence.

The Obama administration moved Friday to rally Syria’s opposition with pledges of $45 million in new non-lethal and humanitarian assistance.

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  • Rachelle

    Morons!

    And we are too if we re-elect these pathetic and dangerous clowns.

  • Loquesha Hite

    Pannetta has been out of his depth for a long, long time. We are paying for his incompetence. With Obama and his other advisors, he’s in company of ample fools.

  • Tom Kubiak, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

    I read that the rebels are in possession of them as of this morning. The administration doesn’t surf the web.

  • JenBee

    They’re going to use those chemical weapons on each other at some point in time – that’s a given – so at the risk of sounding callous, I sure hope it’s in the next 35 days.

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  • bg

    ++

    wonderful.. /s/

    but i’m telling you, we are going to get nuked one way or another,
    just as the Islamists feel it’s “their turn”, i believe they and Obama
    et al believe it’s also “our turn”, as in bombs away, albeit used and
    brainwashed into believing, tis,”we the people”are the terrorists in
    their eyes.. hey, it still works for the Dhimmi Dems holding on to the
    Black vote doesn’t it?? *sigh*

    ==

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  • freedom_AZ

    After watching the incompetence of this administration for the past 3.5 years this should scare all of us especially Israel and Europe.

  • Patty

    Obama: He said he would worry when Nuclear Weapons start moving.

    WELL, OBAMA, THEY ARE, ARE YOU GOING TO HANDLE THIS LIKE SYRIA

  • bg

    ++

    don’t know if anyone else recalls Jordan being attacked
    with chemical weapons via Iraq via Syria during the war,
    which is why Israel bombed Syria’s nuke facility in 07,
    also believe they struck some sort of facility in Iran as
    well.. but of course any serious explosions in Iran never
    happened, heard they don’t have homosexuals either..

    flashback to April 17, 2004:

    Jordan authorities foil chemical attack in Amman

    [“They see Jordan as vulnerable target and believe any major attack to
    destabilize the country would weaken American goals in the region and
    particularly in Iraq,” said one Western diplomat.

    Jordan’s close US ties and 1994 peace agreement with Israel are
    unpopular with many in the kingdom, and there is strong support
    for Islamist militant groups in some areas.]

    ==

  • Look-Out
  • srdem65

    Oh, who are they trying to kid. They know exactly what’s going on.

  • Jaimo

    Are these the same WMD that were shipped to Syria from Iraq before we bombed the crap out of them? The ones that supposedly didn’t exist, prompting the Bush Lied People Died meme.

  • bg

    ++

    Look-Out #11 – page 1 September 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    thanks, and here you go..

    “Kenya’s killing fields”

    ==

  • Patty

    OT

    Ex-Military Mock Obama For Spiking Football on Bin Laden With Toon

    The analogy is clear: Obama gave the correct order on Bin Laden, but for him to take credit repeatedly for the Bin Laden kill is absurd. No doubt the folks at Special Operations Speaks speak for many current members of the military in their frustration with a Commander in Chief who seems far more willing to take credit for their actions than he is to support them more generally.

    Watch here:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/28/Special-Ops-Speaks-bashes-Obama-OBL

  • bg

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    re: #14 – page 1 September 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm bg

    re: Look-Out #11 – page 1 link

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  • Patty

    ot

    Curious, then why does Obama love the muslims.

    Lefty Smackdown

    I don’t know if any of you have come across the You Tube sight for Wild Bill For America, but you should take a look at it. THIS is how you take down a lefty. God bless you, Marshall Bill!

    **UPDATE**

    If you’re not familiar with Wild Bill, then this video is a must see classic.

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/lefty-smackdown-57182

    WATCH THE FIRST VIDEO. HE SAYS, MUSLIMS SOLD SLAVE TO EUROPE AND THEN SLAVERY CAME TO THE U.S. THESE EUROPEANS WERE LIBERALS.

  • Pork Eatin’ Infidel

    I probably could state this in a more refined manner, nonetheless: thanks, you bunch of a**wipes.

    Please, God, do with me what thy will but deliver us from these incompetents. Not for me or my wife, but for our children and grandchildren. Amen.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I’d be interested to know where those chemical weapons really came from…

  • Patty

    Intelligence office says it got Libya attack wrong, not White House…

    So here is the fall guy for Obama. Again, not many voters are paying attention what is happening to our nation.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/09/28/170078/intelligence-office-says-it-got.html

  • Patty

    OT

    #21

  • FU#K OBAMA

    This is deliberate.

    I pray those weapons don’t turn up in America, but I am afraid that this is Imam Obama and Hillary’s ultimate plan.

    Obama is a committed communist and as he said, ‘you cannot change Washinton from the inside’. His advisors also said they know that change ‘comes from the barrel of a gun’ and that Mao was her inspiration.

    Obama is at the point where he is now trading lives to get what he wants. He is doing away with the 1st amendment, working ‘under the radar’ to stop the 2nd amendment, breaking the law with impunity and destroying our economy deliberately.

    Filthy muslims are all over America and Imam Obama is admitting them in record levels, refusing to close the southern border and coddling the pigslamic and communist regimes across the world. Yep, America is truly at the cross roads and we are taking a HARD left turn.

    His ultimate goal of ‘fundamentally transforming’ America by presiding over it’s destruction is at hand.

  • Redwine

    Stinks like something done intentionally.

    I’ll bet Israeli intelligence knows exactly where they are. I believe that it was Israeli satellites that tracked Iraqi trucks carting Saddam’s WMDs across northern Iraq into Syria (some of which were brought to the Hezbonazi stronghold in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley) in the long stall prior to America’s opening salvos to oust the Iraqi thug in 2003.

  • Patty

    This is again the way this administration works.

    MSNBC Caught Doctoring Clip From Romney/Ryan Rally

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/greghengler/2012/09/28/msnbc_caught_doctoring_clip_from_romneyryan_rally

    Pure evil and with weapons going God know where, I can only pray, Obama is voting out of office. Our economy is rotten but we won’t need to worry when more crazies get weapons of mass destruction.

  • Patty

    #24 September 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    Redwine commented:

    Stinks like something done intentionally.

    I’ll bet Israeli intelligence knows exactly where they are. I believe that it was Israeli satellites that tracked Iraqi trucks carting Saddam’s WMDs across northern Iraq into Syria (some of which were brought to the Hezbonazi stronghold in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley) in the long stall prior to America’s opening salvos to oust the Iraqi thug in 2003.
    ~~~~~~~~
    Unbelievable, that was exactly my thoughts when posting my last post.

  • Patty

    BenghaziGate: President Obama Is A Lazy Liar

    Posting this here, because this thread also show the incompetence of this administration and so does this site I am posting.

    Even as the narrative was being corrected and the yarn about spontaneous outrage was unraveling before his eyes and ours, Obama devoted five minutes of his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to what he called a “crude and disgusting video” that insulted Islam.

    The threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon got all of a minute and 32 seconds .

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday there can be no doubt terrorists planned and carried out the attack on the consulate. So why didn’t we see it coming? Is it because the president didn’t want to?

    Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092812-627489-obama-lied-about-libya-terrorist-attack.htm#ixzz27oZaLuoU

  • Redwine

    Syria always maintained large stockpiles of VX and mustard gas. Much of this was kept within or near the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. (Now you know why Israel distributes gas masks to the civilian population.) Israel is watching anxiously for any attempts to move them to the Hezbonazis. Back in February, Israel warned Syria that any move of their WMDs to the Lebanon would be considered an act of war: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=2934

  • FU#K OBAMA

    How much destruction can Imam Obama bring to America in the 3 months before Mittens takes over?

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  • Barry S

    I know where they used to be: Iraq.

  • Limousine Barry

    I will admit that my Administration is a bunch of blithering idiots! I know it. You know! The terrorists know it!

    But, I can’t waste my time trying to keep American’s safe. I have a crappy campaign to run! Currently it is stuck in the mud.

    Who cares about Chemical Weapons in the hands of Terrorists? Who cares about Ambassadors or the troops! I don’t! I am trying to lose this war as fast as I can!

    I care about my polling numbers and my $40,300.00 per dinner plate fund raisers… which are not drawing enough rich donors!

    Who cares about Chemical Weapons when Money… My donor’s money needs to Change hands… change into my hands! Money is what buys over-priced MSM 0bama ads and 0bama cronies.

    Money is what make the MSM bury bad economic news! Money is everything!

    And, this is important! Send me $40,499.99 before midnight. My campaign is bankrupt! My donors want their money back. Send Money Now! So that I don’t lose my Limo or my job! Good day.

  • gracepmc

    Clinton should have resigned on 9/11/2012. She should be embarrassed to even suggest this. This is just a power hungry woman with no honor servicing a failed President and his beloved Arab Spring.

  • bg

    ++

    Patty #1 – page 2 September 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    re: #6 – page 1 September 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm bg

    Syria and Libya..

    [Anaysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS. Discussion and analysis of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs relating to the former Iraqi Administration of Pres. Saddam Hussein has seriously — and virtually from the beginning — missed the point. By focusing entirely on Iraqi WMD programs within the physical borders of Iraq, and by refusing to discuss contextual issues, the arguments missed the point that the bulk of the Iraqi WMD work since 1991 was conducted outside the borders of the country, this being a result of the lesson which Saddam derived from the 1991 Coalition war against him.

    There is a very substantial, historical chain of intelligence — much of which has been cited and verified by Global Information System (GIS) HUMINT sources over the past 14 years and some of which has been verified by external sources — resoundingly confirming this position, which can be summarized as follows:

    [1. Documents Moved to Syria: In essence, documentation of that small portion of the WMD program which was administered directly in Iraq was moved, along with other sensitive material and resources, to the Hshishi Compound at al-Qamishli (Kamishli) in Syria, just near the Iraqi border,
    in August-September 2002. This was noted by GIS at that time.1

    2. R&D Conducted in Libya: The great bulk of the work on WMD and on associated missile delivery systems, however, was conducted since 1991 in a partnership with Libya, and also with Egypt, at facilities in Libya, in order to keep the programs away from US and United Nations (UN) probes. That, too, was noted by GIS.2]

    ==

  • Nosmo

    Probably on their way back to Iraq…

  • Militant Catholic

    Kemikal wehpons??

    Who carez?

    I wan my oBamaphone!!

  • owl

    Yep. They lost Hussein’s chemicals.

    Anyone else notice how they keep doing musical chairs with Panetta?

    ATTENTION ELECTED REPUBLICANS………………….get your azzes back to DC and start investigating the second attack on USA soil ………………NOW. You should have already been back in session.

    ELECTED REPUBLICANS……………..have you noticed that the ME is on fire?????????

  • Highlander

    I’m sure those weapons will turn up soon enough. The question is, where? Smuggling nuclear materials into America is pretty difficult. Chemical and biological materials? Not so much…

    Our President couldn’t possibly be stupid enough to believe that these people aren’t planning to attack us on American soil again, so that begs the question … Why isn’t he playing hardball with them?

    All I can say is that I’m sure glad I don’t live in a major metropolitan area …

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  • saveus

    just another obama bump in the road

    not a problem – obama’s giving out free cell phones, reparations for black “farmers,” union payoffs, money for his green energy cronies,
    the end of the USA is near
    obama’s mission accomplished

  • nate

    Umm….just check Iraq dipshi*s, thats where they came from. Why does the answer have to come from Average Nate?

  • dwdude

    aren’t those saddam’s leftovers that he sent to syria before we flattened his military? i thought saddam didn’t have wmd?…if so, i guess there wouldn’t be any to lose track of by the obama administration, would there. subversives right to the top.

  • Iran building a nuke, Syria moving WMD’s … things are heating up quite quickly.

  • ahem

    Don’t worry; they were found by the rebels.

    “The Supreme Military Council of the Syrian rebels released on a statement on Tuesday which said that the rebel forces took control of an army missile base in Damascus, in which ten ready-to-launch missiles were found. Some of the missiles, according to the statement, were converted to carry non-conventional warheads.”

  • Big Al

    What’s that? WMD? Nah…Bush lied dontcha know. [email protected]!

  • midusdew

    HIGH CRIMES!

    fast n furious now this!

    IMPEACHMENT

  • Look-Out

    Just remembered someone posted (here?) a few weeks ago or so that the WHITE HOUSE had just finished a big construction project. Underground, I think. At the time, I thought it might be for protection from some sort of chem/bio attack.

    So now we have Panetta all of a sudden offering to tell us how there’s some stuff that just happens to be “missing.” And October’s right around the corner. Isn’t that the perfect month for a surprise?

  • Look-Out

    Link to #24 re WH construction:

    After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery.

    Plus, if you ask what the next phase is in this massive, four-year project, the official answer is “TBD” — to be determined.

    The construction project — officially a long overdue upgrade of White House utilities — began in September 2010 with the excavation of a huge, multistory pit in front of the West Wing, wrapping around to include West Executive Avenue, the street that separates the White House from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. A tall, green construction fence sprang up that blocked America’s most famous office complex from public view.

    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/sep/12/mysterious-86-million-construction-project-ends-wh-ar-2198634/

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  • whosebone

    well, at least we now know what was in all that truck traffic from iraq into syria was as the democratics dithered about invading iraq

  • Gracie

    #24 September 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    Redwine

    Agree with you Redwine. The Israel intelligence far outweighs the US’s.

  • squeaky

    i remember when one of the clinton campaign’s many inauguration parties featured fleetwood mac singing “don’t stop thinking about tomorrow”. a lost message as all the populace can do is think about the immediate.
    http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/g/grass_roots/lets_live_for_today.html

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  • How convenient to have lost them — because, of course, if we find them somebody is bound to notice that they’re labelled “Property of Saddam Hussein, Iraq, 2002 — please hold until further notice.”

  • donh

    THIS IS INTENTIONAL NEGLIGENCE…..THIS IS HOW WE MOVE FORWARD THE NEXT HOLOCAUST RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES WITH PLAUSIBLE DENIABLILITY…..WE PRETEND TO BE THE FRIEND OF THE JEW WHILE SETTING UP CAREFULLY PLANNED INTENTIONAL ” MISTAKES” THAT EMPOWER THE WORST ELEMENTS OF ISLAM WHO WILL MASS MURDER THE JEW ON OUR BEHALF. …BECAUSE AMERICA IS TOO COWARDLY TO FACE A WORLD IN WHICH A RELIGION OF A BILLION+ PEOPLE SEEK OUR ANNIHILATION. AMERICA IS TOO COWARDLY TO PUT THIS COUNTRY ON A REAL WAR FOOTING AND KILL LARGE NUMBERS OF ENEMY PEOPLE TO PROTECT OUR LIVES AND FREEDOMS. …WE HAVE CHOSEN TO FEED ISRAEL TO THE ALLIGATOR HOPING TO BUY OURSELVES IMMUNITY FROM JIHAD.

  • bg

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    Look-Out #25 – page 2 September 29, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Hitler needed a bunker too..

    if not nuclear, i am fully expecting an EMP attack.. *sigh*

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  • bg

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    re: #8 – page 3 September 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm bg

    Projection of Iranian EMP Attack on America

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  • dave

    Hogwash. this is more BS to built a reason to invade. Same ole hogwash. works everytime.

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