Hamas og Hizbollah har kjøpt tusenvis av granater med senneps- og nervegass fra opprørne i Benghazi som overtok Gaddafis lagre, ifølge Debkafile.

Iran har stått i bakgrunnen og sørget for at avtalen gikk i boks.

NATOs øverstkommanderende i Europa, admiral James Stavridis, snakket om innslag av al Qaida og Hizbollah blant opprørerne da han vitnet for Kongressen tidligere denne uken. Han kan ha hintet til salget av giftgass.

Shortly after the uprising began in the third week of February, a secret Iranian delegation arrived in Benghazi. Its members met rebel chiefs, some of them deserters from the Libyan army, and clinched the deal for purchasing the entire stock of poison gas stock and the price.
The rebels threw in a quantity of various types of anti-air missiles.
Hizballah and Hamas purchasing missions arrived in the first week of March to finalize the deal and arrange the means of delivery.

Hvis opplysningene stemmer er det ytterst alvorlig, både for hva det sier om opprørerne, og kapasiteten Hamas og Hizbollah kan få. Israel ville anse en gasstrussel som ytterst alvorlig.

Iran så en anledning til å la Hamas og Hizbollah få masseødeleggelsesvåpen uten at det selv var direkte innblandet. Det hadde mulighet til deniability.

According to our sources, the rebels offloaded at least 2,000 artillery shells carrying mustard gas and 1,200 nerve gas shells for cash payment amounting to several million dollars.
US and Israeli intelligence agencies have tracked the WMD consignments from eastern Libya as far as Sudan in convoys secured by Iranian agents and Hizballah and Hamas guards. They are not believed to have reached their destinations in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, apparently waiting for an opportunity to get their deadly freights through without the US or Israel attacking and destroying them.
It is also not clear whether the shells and gases were assembled upon delivery or were travelling in separate containers. Our sources report that some of the poison gas may be intended not only for artillery use but also for drones which Hizballah recently acquired from Iran.

Libyan rebels sold Hizballah and Hamas chemical shells