OPCW says can destroy Syrian CW production equipment by Nov. 1
Some OPCW inspectors, due to arrive in Damascus Monday, say that after checking the chemical weapons sites and munitions against the Syrian government’s list, they will oversee the rapid destruction of the means of production, which can be done with sledgehammers, buzz saws and bulldozers. Metal rocket tubes can be stuffed with cement and bulldozers or tanks run over them. Destroying the chemical material will take longer and is more complicated, especially in the middle of a war.
DEBKAfile: Assad is not likely to give the international CW inspectors access to his rocket stores.