And why not? Why shouldn’t the Assad regime be encouraged by the White House’s lifting of sanctions against Syria, and by all the other conciliatory signals coming out of Washington these days? It’s time to step up the jihad, boys!
“‘Syria building chemical weapons plant,'” by Yaakov Katz for the Jerusalem Post, February 17 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Syria has been conducting extensive construction work on a chemical weapons facility in the country’s northwest, satellite images obtained by the defense analyst group Jane’s reveal….
Al-Safir is home to a chemical weapons production facility and a missile base that holds a significant part of Syria’s long-range Scud D ballistic missiles, according to foreign reports. The Scud D has a range of 700 kilometers and al-Safir is reported to have several dozen underground fortified bunkers where the launchers and the missiles are stored.