War consequences

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s warning of any Western military intervention is a grim reminder that events in the Middle East could lead to a regional conflict that could envelop this area in a military fireball.

By (Sirajul Hassan, Abu Dhabi)

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Published: Sun 18 Nov 2012, 9:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:46 PM

The demise of the status quo in Syria will produce many strategic geo-political consequences. Chemical weapons in the Syrian arsenal could fall into the wrong hands, with frightening global consequences.

The Syrian regime has in its inventory mustard gas, as well as Tabun, Sarin and VX Nerve Agents. Syria has chemical agents designed to be fitted to an array of delivery systems. Their chemical material is almost always in liquid form, rather than gaseous, are already in launch-ready warhead form.

Gambling by today’s world leaders is a risk that will cost more than any of them can pay. World leaders are flirting with World War III.

Farouk Araie, by email


The Israeli attacks on Gaza just exhibit the fact that the Jewish state doesn’t understand the language of peace and, moreover, it is buoyed with the double-standards of the world community.

While watching a Western television network, I was shocked to listen to the biased commentaries in favour of Israel, saying that the state had every right to defend itself from so-called Palestinian onslaughts. But none from the intellectual crowd went ahead to dwell into the realities behind the mess in Gaza.

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