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Lawmakers: Syria chemical weapons could menace US
Associated Press ^ | 4-28-2013 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 04/28/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT by haffast

Edited on 04/28/2013 7:25:21 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) ó Syriaís stockpile of chemical weapons could be a greater threat after that nationís president leaves power and could end up targeting Americans at home, lawmakers warned Sunday as they considered a U.S. response that stops short of sending military forces there.


(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bullshiite; china; gas; oil; peaceandsecurity; pipeline; russia; syria; syriachemicalweapons
William Hague warns of threat to Britain from Syria fighters
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3013419/posts


1 posted on 04/28/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Not if we protect our borders.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 3:19:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: haffast

I can’t believe we haven’t been dosed or nuked already! *SHUDDER*


3 posted on 04/28/2013 3:22:29 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t mean to sound flippant but I’m concentrating on nails and ball bearings in Boston, and I wish to hell Congress would.

Pave Syria. No one would even notice.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 3:22:45 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

I don’t even want to hear about Syria till I see McCain, Rogers, Chambliss, and Obama suited up and ready to take point.

If they want us to follow, then they need to lead in a meaningful way.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 3:25:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: haffast

All with “Made In Iraq” stickers on the side.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 3:25:35 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: txhurl

When Islam attacked America again
in the WTC #2 (911 Atrocities)
the treasonous Congress gave them freedom from
ObamaCARE and death panels.

The rumor is that for the attack and murders in Boston,
the DNC and RINOs are besides themselves at how
to reward Islam THIS TIME. Perhaps a Sharia appointment
to the SCOTUS, or immunity from Income Tax.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 3:25:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: cripplecreek

Our own politicians and the political left are far more of an existential threat to the nation than al-qaeda, illegal immigrants, and alcohol free beer combined.


8 posted on 04/28/2013 3:26:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: haffast

The Syrian “rebels” are Salafist terror groups...

If Assad Pest Control, Inc. is spraying those roaches, I don’t give a damn.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 3:29:27 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: haffast
It is just a matter of time before al Quaeda terrorists have access to weaponized poison gas. Given our leaky southern border where tons of illegal drugs are already being brought into the United States, it would be no problem to smuggle in relatively small quantities of lethal gas weapons.

Imagine the effect of the recent Boston bombings if instead of ball bearings those pressure cookers contained a nerve agent like Sarin. Fatalities could easily have numbered in the hundreds and local hospitals would have been overrun with casualties. A dirty bomb laced with finely powdered radioactive materials is only slightly more difficult make and would also have devastating results. There is a 2004 made for TV movie called Dirty War that realistically portrays the effects of the detonation by terrorists of a radioactive dirty bomb in central London. Sadly this movie could soon become a reality.

10 posted on 04/28/2013 3:29:55 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: SpaceBar

The Democratic party is a terrorist cell...


11 posted on 04/28/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

I liken them to a crime syndicate. They’ve wrested control of the electoral process through criminal means and decades of hard work, and have no intention of relinquishing control. Everyone reading this will essentially die a slave to THE STATE whether you like it or not.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 3:41:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: The Great RJ
"Dirty War" full movie...Youtube
13 posted on 04/28/2013 4:01:21 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: SpaceBar
I may die, but I won't be a slave.

/johnny

14 posted on 04/28/2013 4:24:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: The Great RJ

Why bother with Sarin? A competent terrorist could cook up any number of equally lethal agents with off the shelf ingredients. Look at what two barely trained kids managed to pull off with a pressure cooker and some fireworks. Now imagine a couple of dozen serious professional types could do.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 4:30:08 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: haffast

I’m all for destroying our enemies, but I sure don’t see why we have to invade Syria. If we have to go in because they received Iraq’s WMD, then I want a law passed that every Democrat in this country has to wear a sign, three feet by three feet, that reads, “I am a stupid s**t Democrat who had my head up my a** over Iraq”. They would wear it for a month. Then, we can look at what to do with Syria.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 4:54:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: haffast
‘‘The president has laid down the line, and it can’t be a dotted line. It can’t be anything other than a red line,’’ said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. ‘‘And more than just Syria, Iran is paying attention to this. North Korea is paying attention to this.’’

Added Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.: ‘‘For America to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is a huge mistake.’’

You gotta love the GOP is about to push through an amnesty, while advocating the expenditure of huge sums on an intervention on behalf of the same Sunni Muslims who think 9/11 was simultaneously (1) a source of pride for all Muslims and (2) engineered by the Bush administration. Note that there's no barrier to intervention by neighboring Sunni Muslim countries, but they'd prefer that we get involved, because then we cover all the bills.

I think between Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Kuwait, and the trillion dollars we've spent stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan, we've done quite enough for Muslims. It's time they started working out their own problems.

17 posted on 04/28/2013 7:06:36 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Bobalu

thanks watching now


18 posted on 04/28/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Lurker
Why bother with Sarin? A competent terrorist could cook up any number of equally lethal agents with off the shelf ingredients. Look at what two barely trained kids managed to pull off with a pressure cooker and some fireworks. Now imagine a couple of dozen serious professional types could do.

It used to be that nukes were the only thing anybody ever worried about, because bio-weapons aren't worth crap (we don't know enough about biology to fashion bugs that are simultaneously virulent and viable) and chemical weapons have, on a pound-for-pound basis, less killing power than high explosives. Then either Clinton or Bush decided that we had to gin up some other reason than preventing Saddam from overrunning the oil-rich Gulf kingdoms for keeping the no-fly zone over Iraq, and came up with the Weapons of Mass Destruction canard that covers both biological and chemical weapons. Nukes are the only weapons of mass destruction in existence, and it's really unfortunate that we've further diluted the definition to the point that it now includes the home made bombs used by the Borat brothers.

19 posted on 04/28/2013 7:17:29 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: The Great RJ
Imagine the effect of the recent Boston bombings if instead of ball bearings those pressure cookers contained a nerve agent like Sarin. Fatalities could easily have numbered in the hundreds and local hospitals would have been overrun with casualties.

No need to imagine. Sarin attacks were carried out by (rogue) scientists in the Tokyo subway in 1995:

The Sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, usually referred to in the Japanese media as the Subway Sarin Incident (地下鉄サリン事件 Chikatetsu Sarin Jiken?), was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated by members of Aum Shinrikyo on March 20, 1995.

In five coordinated attacks, the perpetrators released sarin on several lines of the Tokyo Metro, killing thirteen people, severely injuring fifty and causing temporary vision problems for nearly a thousand others. The attack was directed against trains passing through Kasumigaseki and Nagatachō, home to the Japanese government. It is the most serious attack to occur in Japan since the end of World War II.

In the confined space of the Tokyo subway, those attacks generated an average body count of 2.5 people per attack. In the open air environment of a marathon, I'd be surprised if the casualty count were higher. During WWI, troop casualties from chemical weapons rivaled those from high explosives because soldiers were entrenched, and heavier than air gases like most chemical weapons tended to find the lowest point in the ground, where it pooled along with the soldiers sheltering there from bullets and artillery shrapnel. Any attempt to exit the trenches was met by machine gun fire from the enemy.
20 posted on 04/28/2013 7:33:41 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I had just departed Japan when it happened. One of the casualties was a train attendant, who saw a bag emitting a cloud of poison, grabbed it in his hands, wrapped it in newspaper and carried it to a locker. It cost him his life. His name was Kasumasa Takahashi.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 7:43:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Zhang Fei

Its time for us to have a conversation with muslims, that’s for sure. It should go something like this:

“Listen here, you goat fornicating piece of trash. We don’t care how much oil you have or how powerful you think you are. If one more of your jihadi trash so much as farts in America’s direction we will turn that black rock you dance around Into radioactive dust. Now you get a handle on these people or we will. Got that Mr King Of Some Sand S***hole?”


22 posted on 04/28/2013 8:29:24 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
Well, the reality of our fate is found in what is sitting in Congress, the same ones who approved John Brennan to run CIA.

Whatever secret filth is held in files on those congress critters (like wheepy Boehner), you can be sure Brennan will know how to use it to Is Slime advantage, and quicker than we would like to believe.

Invest in precious metal (lead), food, and water filtration. The current servants of globalist agenda are planning to collapse the whoel sheebang within the the next two years, as indicated by their multi-year purchases of hollow point 40 cal ammo which they know they will not be able to be resupplied with once their collapse takes hold.

The globalist banking devils are about to hit the reset, using what they have always used, pestilence and war. If you survive their reset you will have to then deal with the moose slime who also survive.

23 posted on 04/28/2013 8:40:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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“two barely trained kids” ... Let’s hold off on exhonorating the professional murderers. These two ‘kids’ are likely only two of a rats’ nest of Is Slime murderers. Mutt and Joker didn’t pull this off alone. There are several indications now that at least five were on the street to accomplish this murderous act.


24 posted on 04/28/2013 8:50:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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