Skip to comments.Lawmakers: Syria chemical weapons could menace US
Posted on 04/28/2013 3:12:07 PM PDT by haffastEdited 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.
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Not if we protect our borders.
I can’t believe we haven’t been dosed or nuked already! *SHUDDER*
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.
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.
All with “Made In Iraq” stickers on the side.
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.
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.
The Syrian “rebels” are Salafist terror groups...
If Assad Pest Control, Inc. is spraying those roaches, I don’t give a damn.
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.
The Democratic party is a terrorist cell...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.