Syria says its army has its "finger on the trigger"

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Wael al-HalkiSyria’s army is ready for potential foreign strikes against the country and has its “finger on the trigger,” Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said in comments carried Saturday on state television.

“The Syrian army is fully ready, its finger on the trigger to face any challenge or scenario that they want to carry out,” he said in a written statement aired on television.

Damascus has ratcheted up the rhetoric as the world waits to see if the United States and others decide to strike it in retaliation for a suspected chemical gas attack blamed on the regime.

UN inspectors who were probing the chemical weapons attack left Syria earlier on Saturday, opening a window for a possible US-led strike.

Several hours later, a Syrian security official who wished to remain anonymous told AFP the country was expecting an assault “at any moment,” adding authorities were ready to retaliate.

On Friday, US President Barack Obama gave his clearest indication yet that a military intervention was imminent.

He said his administration was looking at the possibility of a “limited, narrow act”, while stressing that no final decision had been taken on whether to do so.

Washington says the alleged poison gas attack killed more than 1,400 people.

Damascus denies being responsible for the incident, blaming it on rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

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13 responses to “Syria says its army has its "finger on the trigger"”

  1. Jimmy Finn Avatar
    Jimmy Finn

    Mr. Halqi , you are just a puppet , you dont matter what you say, you as prime minsiter have no power at all to govern , you just as an employee following that bastrd murderer Assad orders of what to do why you dont just shut up and keep your rhetoric about the brave syrian army to yourself , why you dont raise your voice when you see that brave syiran army carry out Assad orders and kill thousands
    of people innocent civilians women and children with Assad chemical weapons or those people they dont count , all sunni muslims in syria are terrorists , right? you bastrad just shut up and go hide in a rat hole with your favorte boss Mr. Assad.

    1. helobas! Avatar

      A contagious diarrhea among the Ass-AD loyalists!

  2. Jimmy Finn Avatar
    Jimmy Finn

    Mr. Halqi , you are just a puppet , you dont matter what you say, you as prime minsiter have no power at all to govern , you just as an employee following that bastrd murderer Assad orders of what to do why you dont just shut up and keep your rhetoric about the brave syrian army to yourself , why you dont raise your voice when you see that brave syiran army carry out Assad orders and kill thousands
    of people innocent civilians women and children with Assad chemical weapons or those people they dont count , all sunni muslims in syria are terrorists , right? you bastrad just shut up and go hide in a rat hole with your favorte boss Mr. Assad.

    1. helobas! Avatar

      A contagious diarrhea among the Ass-AD loyalists!

      1. 5thAssTall Avatar
        5thAssTall

        playing with anagrams, imam assIR the saviour saint of this blog called the boss of hizbollah hassan nasrallat and the party hizbollat; should we say allat wa akbar from now on!

  3. rossoferrari Avatar
    rossoferrari

    Not that I want war, but this guy and others in the syrian administration seem to have their finger on the trigger, the trigger up their asses.

    1. helobas! Avatar

      That is funny!

    2. wargame1 Avatar

      FBI Must Be On Alert for Assad Terror Gangs. Syria’s Grand terrorist Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun threatens to kill innocent French, British, and American civilians, if NATO or the UN takes action against the regime of Bashar Al Assad.He said that Syria will send suicide bomber to Europe and America if Bashar Assad is attacked . This video clip Originally published on Oct 10, 2011. Here is the youtuve video link

      /watch?v=tLETVNQ1sSY

  4. rossoferrari Avatar
    rossoferrari

    Not that I want war, but this guy and others tin the syrian administration seem to have their finger on the trigger, the trigger up their asses.

    1. helobas! Avatar

      That is funny!

    2. wargame1 Avatar

      FBI Must Be On Alert for Assad Terror Gangs. Syria’s Grand terrorist Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun threatens to kill innocent French, British, and American civilians, if NATO or the UN takes action against the regime of Bashar Al Assad.He said that Syria will send suicide bomber to Europe and America if Bashar Assad is attacked . This video clip Originally published on Oct 10, 2011. Here is the youtuve video link

      /watch?v=tLETVNQ1sSY

  5. 7omsi joke anyone?

  6. 7omsi joke anyone?

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