FW: Charles Glass on Syria's Mutual Destruction and the Unc onvincing Fears of Assad's Chemical Weapons
Charles Glass on Syria's Mutual Destruction and the Unconvincing Fears of
Assad's Chemical Weapons
Democracy Now: 12/11/12
Charles <http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/charles_glass> Glass,
former ABC News chief Middle East correspondent. His book on Syria, Tribes
With Flags, was reissued this year. His most recent article for The New York
Review of Books is called "Aleppo: How Syria Is Being Destroyed."
"I think it's pretty clear that the Syrians have never used chemical
weapons, that there is no advantage to them to use chemical weapons. The
areas where there is fighting are areas where people who support them are
living, and their own soldiers would themselves be vulnerable to inhaling
chemical gases. There is absolutely no advantage to the regime to do it. It
sounds to me pretty much like the propaganda that was used prior to the
invasion of Iraq, where the chemical weapons were held up as an excuse to
bring about Western intervention, ultimately, when it wasn't true."