Will Hizbullah Get Syria's WMD if Assad Goes Down?

(Daily Beast) Dan Ephron - Israel is deeply concerned that Syrian chemical weapons could end up in the hands of Hizbullah should Bashar al-Assad's regime collapse. "The danger is that the situation in Syria will deteriorate to a point where there will be an absence of an orderly transfer of authority from one power base to another," says former Mossad intelligence chief Efraim Halevy. "In this kind of situation, the immediate danger is that concentrations of weaponry, including chemical weapons, will fall into Hizbullah's hands." Experts say Syria's arsenal includes thousands of chemical-laden artillery shells and missile warheads.

2011-12-26 00:00:00

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