Skip to comments.DISARMING SADDAM: Or, 'Want Weapons Inspectors, How About the 82nd Airborne?'
Posted on 09/18/2002 3:32:51 AM PDT by PetronskiEdited on 04/22/2004 11:47:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
It sure is fascinating how the prospect of being defanged concentrates Saddam Hussein's mind. Having rejected United Nations inspections for years and again only last week, he's now responded to President Bush's determination to disarm him by inviting the U.N. back in. And the world is supposed to take him seriously.
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Bwa ha ha ha ha! and Buwah!
UN's Imperial Emperor and Protector-of-Terrorists-and-Slavers Annan,
already responsible for giving Terrorist Saddam
aid and 3 billion dollars a year from the UN for Saddam's terror,
here willingly misleads reporters claiming Iraq had "no pre-conditions"
in Iraq's latest ploy where there were conditions.
This man, who wound up as Ammunition Officer of the 82nd, told me the reason Hussein did not use chemical weapons against American troops then was not a lack of will, or a lack of the weapons, but a lack of electricity. As Ammunition Officer, Tom had to know not only what his outfit used, but what the bad guys might use against them.
The poison gas that Hussein had manufactured then, and was ready to load into rockets to use, required two chemicals which had to be separate, and refrigerated. With no refrigeration, they would break down and become useless within weeks. Note that the air attack took out all electricity in the opening days, and sorties over the Basra Highway made sure that trucks did not come down from Baghdad, refrigerated or otherwise.
When the ground assault came, 30 days later, Hussein still had some of his chemical-tipped rockets. But the chemicals were dead. They were useless. Just another example of good planning by the American generals that saved American lives.
There is no need for inspections, (or the 82nd.)
One SSBN, and 15 minutes.
A "sizzling proposal" BUMP.
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Here is a sure-fire strategy enabling Bush to fully support multilateral action against Iraq:
(The U.S. Government already has suitable and experienced resources -- fully proved via live-action 'excercises' here on American soil.)
President Bush should simply contribute the BATF's "Dynamic Entry Teams" and the FBI's "Hostage Rescue Team" as integral parts of the UN inspection entourage.
Sooner or later, inspectors are bound to apply these tactics to one of Sodom's palaces, thus pi$$ing Sodom off so much that he will send in his Republican Guards and wipe out the entire U.N. inspection entourage.
This outrage will so enrage the International Community that the entire UN will insist in accompanying the US into Iraq to obliterate Sodom Hussein, his entire regime and any trace of his WMDs.
Net benefit to America: world leadership -- and elimination of three of the most dangerous terrorist threats to the safety and security of the citizens of the United States of America...
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TXnMA (No Longer!!!)
The W88/MK5 has a yield of 475 KT. The older versions were 150 KT.
The SLCM warhead W80 Mod 0 is rated at 170 - 200 KT.
See post #11.
Didn't mean to exclude your hubby.
I got this in my e-mail from the Opinion Journal a little while ago. I laughed out loud when I read the subtitle!!