The United States gave Syria’s Bashar Assad a stern warning Monday, promising that there would be consequences if the country crossed the red line of using chemical weapons. Has that line been crossed? Several news outlets are reporting tonight that Syria has mixed the chemicals to produce the nerve agent sarin gas and begun loading it into aerial bombs, provoking fears of war and possible U.S. military intervention.
BREAKING — NBC: Syria loads precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs, U.S. officials tell NBC
— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 5, 2012
Syrian forces have mixed Sarin gas to prepare the chemical weapon for potential use on President Assad's own people-US official confirms
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 6, 2012
"[Syrian] military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter-bombers."
— Stefan Becket (@becket) December 5, 2012
Syria loads precursor chemicals for sarin nerve gas into aerial bombs, U.S. officials tell NBC
— Hussein Ibish (@Ibishblog) December 5, 2012
Beaking news: Sarin gas has been mixed in Syria. All that is needed is to put it in a weapon. Pray that it is never used!
— BWaitePatriotSociety (@BWaitePatriotSo) December 6, 2012
oops are the mayans going to be right, with the sarin gas news?
— Rockets Redglare (@rockethechihua) December 6, 2012
Assad prepping Sarin gas, supposedly. New war to rage in 5… 4… 3… 2…
— Mark Stoner (@mastoner20) December 6, 2012
@HeathMayo: REPORT: Syria has mixed Sarin gas and has 60 days to deploy it against its citizens. Where does America stand, Mr. President?
— Deplorable Terry!❌ (@terrydvl) December 6, 2012
The world is extremely dangerous tonight because of Assad mixing sarin gas while Obama twiddles his thumbs in the WH.
— Bea (@like2write) December 6, 2012
Ok, true test for the POTUS…what will he do about Syrian military mixing deadly components of Sarin Gas? Will this be a "red line" moment?
— Sue (@sfcblessed) December 6, 2012
Some are questioning the credibility of the reports. How is a person supposed to trust the partisans at Fox? Or CNN? Or in the intelligence community?
— Tw1itteratti (@tw1itteratti) December 6, 2012
— Anonymous (@C0d3fr0sty) December 6, 2012
It took 10 years for our Govt to find Osama Bin Laden but supposedly we know for a fact that Syria is mixing Sarin Gas for Bombs? Doubt it.
— RoyBoy (@TheQuestman) December 6, 2012
Here’s a late-breaking update from the White House: a photo of the president and first lady walking down the stairs.
Photo of the Day: President Obama & the First Lady walk down the stairs before a holiday reception at the White House: pic.twitter.com/AsAnX80i
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) December 6, 2012