The Syrian chemical disarmament show goes on

The international OPCW announced that the dismantling of Syrian chemical weapons has begun. The inspectors who arrived in Damascus last Tuesday said the job was being performed by…Syrian military teams. In Indonesia, US Secretary of State John Kerry fulsomely praised the Assad regime for its compliance with the UN resolution – the first kind word from an American official in nearly three years.  However, according to DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources, nothing more than the token disarming of a few chemical bombs and shells has taken place. Neither the UN nor the OPCW have the manpower or the equipment for dismantling Assad’s chemical arsenal, and so the inspectors were forced to trust Assad’s army to keep the showing going.

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