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I'm -- Syrian generals -- Asad regime in defecting to the side of the rebels in a videotaped statement that general claims assaults forces.
Have used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens the rebels President Obama has said in the past.
Their use is a red line that would force the US to intervene in the crisis so has that red line been crossed.
Joining -- train set on the potential fallout is Walid Farris Fox News Middle East.
And terrorism analyst thank you for joining us how serious.
Do we take this general statement I mean he was at the top of the Assad regime's command he would know wouldn't.
Of course he would he is a general any statement made by any high ranking -- -- official.
Of the regime has to be taken seriously but again the United States and international community needs.
Evidence and that would be and that it has been photography by testimony from the victims or by having medical.
Staff -- and -- viewing or seen the victims to be able to determine that but we know the Assad regime has those weapons.
We also know that the opposition would like to draw us into the fight to -- -- very careful when we -- and look at these.
Issues to two big issues -- -- -- Israel on the border with Syria has actually said that there's no proof.
That Syria has used chemical weapons on their own people as of yet why would Israel even get involved with just a statement like that what what's their skin in this -- Because very important for the Israelis I mean then next.
Victim -- the next target of any use of these weapons after the Syrians themselves.
Either by the regime by the -- -- of the regime to deflect attention would be Israel or by other radical groups inside Syria would send up.
We're using those weapons -- -- Israelis both sides instead MA.
Be tempted in using them against Israeli citizen is that sort of warning sending a warning inside Syria saying we know exactly what's happening actually they do have a lot of intelligence inside -- so.
This statement is is mostly a warning to those who have those weapons under the hands and.
Now that we don't have any hard evidence that it chemical weapons have been used but I do believe it was Al-Jazeera reported that there were victims who suffered.
Temporary blindness there were chemical burns didn't they report that chemical weapons had been -- used and wouldn't that be sufficient.
Yes I -- I saw that.
I saw that probably minutes maybe a couple hours after it did happen that -- -- feed uplink from the rebels' positions blood Jazeera that's what they do all all day.
You know through what about what's happening on the ground.
I still flows are saying we have been hit by something very strange I didn't see any united.
-- evidence that this was happening so if I Madonna medical doctor.
I don't have yet the evidence that this has been used.
And you mentioned that the rebels would try to -- in the United States release international forces what is this odds red line it.
I'm gonna -- two part question -- what's his red line if he's not using chemical weapons would he be you know monstrous enough to start using them.
The second question is the international community giving him an exit are they offering him a place -- go get out here's where you -- -- activity with a first most delicate one -- that.
Is being debated about what is the strategy of the -- and regime -- -- -- use of these WMD the -- -- -- who have missiles actually that could deliver them.
-- far away from Syria but inside Syria my assumption my protectionist.
That asset knows that if he uses them and we see them there would be an international action against him he would be put out but.
If he of that fact and Damascus if this -- -- surrounded and you wanna have a break out leave.
He may use it against the rebels for that purpose the second more important possibility.
If he's he's Damascus he's not a quick Syria immediately.
He's gonna look at the northwestern part of Syria what he had an uncle if his own community if that's -- -- that fact.
That most likely he may be using the W -- -- the chemical the biological weapons and that very quickly is anyone from the international community saying look go Venezuelan go here go they're just gonna.
A lot of them -- only caught he would trust.
Would be protected by the Iranian regime he doesn't feel that he has to go yet because none of the two major cities outlet or Damascus has fallen yet so he's fighting he's gonna continue -- fight.
All right -- -- we appreciate you joining us because I know that in addition to our fiscal issues we have to watch this situation.
Because although it doesn't seem like an economic strike could have negative impacts on the whole.
Variety of issues including not only the human element but the economic element thank you very much sir thank you.