About that Syrian 'military research center'
Whether the hit was intentional or not, the Syrian 'military research center' that was hit outside Danascus last week actually plays an important role in Syria's manufacture of biological and chemical weapons
Syria's vague description of the center fits well with a weapons
proliferation organization known as the Scientific Studies and Research
Center (better known by its French acronym, CERS).
CERS is a Syrian state organization responsible for developing
biological and chemical weapons, missiles, and transferring weapons to
Hezbollah and Hamas.
In the past, Israel's former head of the National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel called on the international community to warn Syria that CERS "will be demolished" if it continues arming terrorist organizations.
According to open source intelligence reports, CERS developed
ricin-based chemical weapons. The center was designated as an illegal
weapons proliferator by former President George Bush and the US
On Saturday, Syrian state TV released footage showing wreckage from the air strikes.
The images appear to have inadvertently verified reports of an arms
convoy being the target, as they showed large military trucks that were
destroyed in the attack – vehicles that resemble trucks designed to
transport anti-aircraft systems.
And it sounds like this will not be the last Israeli strike in Syria. Read the whole thing
Labels: chemical weapons, Hezbullah, Iran, Syria