Pedro Molina

El espectro de las armas químicas en Siria

LOS ANGELES – Desde que estalló la guerra civil en Siria, su arsenal de armas químicas se cierne sobre la zona de conflicto y más allá. Ahora Israel afirma que el régimen sirio ha utilizado armas químicas.

Ante el temor de que el conflicto empeore, el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, ha declarado en repetidas ocasiones que el uso o transferencia de armas químicas por Siria sería cruzar una “línea roja” y el régimen del presidente Bashar al-Assad tendría que “responder por ello”. No obstante, las implicaciones prácticas de esta advertencia son vagas.

Por peligroso que sea el arsenal de armas químicas de Siria, es mucho menos importante que otro riesgo que se hizo evidente a finales de febrero, cuando los rebeldes sirios tomaron una base de misiles Scud en Al-Kibar, en el remoto desierto del noreste del país. Debajo de las instalaciones yacían los restos enterrados del reactor nuclear diseñado por Corea del Norte que la fuerza aérea israelí había destruido el 6 de septiembre de 2007.

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