Pedro Molina

Химический джин Сирии

ЛОС-АНДЖЕЛЕС – С момента вспышки гражданской войны в Сирии ее большой химический арсенал часто пугал как тех, кто находится в зоне конфликта, так и тех, кто находится за его пределами. Теперь Израиль утверждает, что сирийский режим использовал химическое оружие.

Растущие страхи довели президента США Барака Обаму до неоднократных заявлений о том, что в случае использования или перемещения химического оружия Сирией она пересечет «красную черту», за которой режим Башара аль-Асада будет «привлечен к ответственности». Однако практические последствия этих предупреждений остаются туманными.

Насколько бы ни были опасны запасы химического оружия Сирии, эта опасность меркнет по сравнению с другими рисками, которые стали очевидны после того, как сирийские повстанцы захватили базу ракет скад, находящуюся в Аль-Кибаре в отдаленной пустынной местности на северо-востоке страны. Под установкой находились погребенные останки разработанного Северной Кореей ядерного реактора, который израильские военно-воздушные силы уничтожили 6 сентября 2007 года.

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