John McCain: Syria Using Chemical Weapons Would Be ‘Most Horrendous Act’ Of The Century

Melissa Jeltsen

Speaking about reports that Syria is preparing chemical weapons for potential use against its people, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that the world may be “on the precipice” of “the most horrendous act” of this century.

“I’m always skeptical of intelligence — after all, back in 2007, our intelligence community said the Iranians are no longer pursuing nuclear weapons,” he said Thursday night on Fox News’ “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “But in this case, I think there is so much overwhelming … including human intelligence … that I don’t think there is any doubt this is a — we are on the precipice of one of the more horrendous acts, or the most horrendous act, certainly, of the 21st century.”

On Wednesday, multiple news sources, citing unnamed U.S. officials, reported that Syria’s military had loaded precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs and were awaiting orders from President Bashar Assad.

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