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Mid East News .... and the plot thickens

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tacmotusn, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    News Alert: Syrian unrest raises fears about chemical arsenal
    August 28, 2011 6:05:29 PM

    A sudden collapse of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could mean a breakdown in controls over the country's weapons, U.S. officials and weapons experts say. Syria possesses some of the deadliest chemicals ever to be weaponized, dispersed in thousands of artillery shells and warheads that are easy to transport.

    Although many analysts doubt that Assad would deliberately share chemical bombs with terrorists, it is not inconceivable that weapons could vanish amid the chaos of an uprising that destroys Syria's vaunted security services, which safeguard the munitions.

    "This is a scenario that's on the radar screen if things go downhill," said a U.S. security official who monitors events in Syria. "A lot of people are watching this closely."


    my words; Who knows where this will lead, or if we will become involved, but it doesn't bode well.
  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    It is a possibility. The remnants of Gadaffi's nuclear program is at risk as well.

    What's the WH plan for the control of these dangerous items? I don't think anyone knows. From the beginning of the Arab Spring, I said that who comes into power next maybe even more frightening than the b@stards that are in power now.

    Having islamic extremists that don't have a healthy fear of US firepower take over those materials / programs / weapons IS a potential for disaster. The more that the West thinks they can control this situation from a situation room with UASs, the more danger we are in.

    You have to tackle these issues all or nothing. Anything less is gambling at the outcome.
  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Meh, It doesn't really matter. Sooner or later it's going to wind up in Israel in a dirty / chemical bomb. I believe the Genie has been out of the bottle for a while. I mean it doesn't a rocket scientist to make things go bang.
  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    As our borders are as porous as a screen door perhaps some will end up here?
  6. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    All it would take is one, count them one, terrorist to make it across one of our borders with a box the size of a shoe box or a small duffel bag. Inside there could be enough weapons grade anthrax to take out Washington D.C. Seriously, that small of an amount can affect literally hundreds of thousands of people.
  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Your being too nice. Truth is some biological WMDs are so deadly that a briefcase could hold all that is required to kill 1/3 to 1/2 of the worlds population.
    Isn't it a wonderful world we live in?
  8. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    No, Tac, I was just being realistic, not nice. Weaponized anthrax is not only super common, worldwide, it is also one of the easiest bio-weapons to produce and obtain, according to the contacts I have.
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Maybe instead of sending troops we should just send body parts: cut out the middle eastern man.
  10. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Naw, I think we need to hit up the US slaughterhouses, raid he pig blood vats, load a BUNCH of fire fighting planes with it and just do a couple of passes over whatever country we want.
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  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Plague, smallpox, cholera, tularemia, anthrax and more. Cheap and effective, bugs can match the killing power of nuclear weapons. Judging by the Plague in Europe, that is an understatement.
  12. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Well, next stop Syria, then Saudi Arabia. The US global nation building - jihad tour.

    We just don't know which direction the dominos will fall. Thanks to all the al-qaeda volunteers who helped overthrow Libya and set-up a Sharia constitution. Obama must be proud.
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  13. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    a few tons of pig blood dumped over all of islam...
    theyd sure want out fast wouldnt they?
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  14. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Just d----- tired of the whole crowd. Back off and when they raise their heads take out whole sections where they came from. If we had left Israel alone when they had the palistenians cornered in Lebanon about 25 yrs ago no one would have a problem right now--the world could not stand to see massive bloodshed so we are reaping the whirlwind of our benevolence.
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