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[AP scare-mongering, followed by more reasonable version from Ynet in Israel, of all places.]

Panetta says Syria moved some chemical weapons

The Associated Press

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens to a question during at a news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
By LOLITA C. BALDOR

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says intelligence suggests the Syrian government has moved some of its chemical weapons, but the U.S. believes that the main sites still remain secure.

Panetta says he does not have enough information to confirm if any of the moves suggest that some of the material has been acquired by the opposition forces battling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

It is widely believed that Syria possesses extensive chemical and biological weapons stockpiles and it has threated to use them if the country comes under attack. President Barack Obama has said there…

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