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WMD in Iraq!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JohnRM, May 17, 2004.

  1. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    Post a non-biased and credible source next time. Also, this proves nothing, except that he had WMDs in the 1980's. We already knew that. Even if it is new, where is the proof that it was owned by Saddam? Even if was owned by Saddam, chances are there is a sticker on the side that says "Made in China for US Army."
     
  2. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    About the sarin gas: It probably was brought in after the war began by a terrorist group. We can't blame Saddam for WMD attacks that happened after he was removed from power. And mustard gas. That is a joke. All you have to do is piss in a rag and cover your face and you'll be fine. Wouldn't be suprised if it was Ottoman gas from WWI that was in a muesam(kay, I would be suprised if it was, but my point is that mustard gas is outdated).
     
  3. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Now that you know that this piece is old and wasn't what the White House was really looking for, could you please explain to me who here is a Saddam apologist?
    I'm looking forward to this one.
     
  4. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    From Fox News

    ...Kimmitt said the shell belonged to a class of ordnance that Saddam's government said was destroyed before the 1991 Gulf war. Experts believe both the sarin and mustard gas weapons date back to that time...

    Even Fox says that the gas was made before the First Iraq War. So what? At worste this means that Saddam missed one artillery shell(chances are it was brought in). No one's perfect.
     
  5. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Deity

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    Sadly, the U.S. government used more "weapons of mass destruction" on women and children in Waco than we have found in the whole country of Iraq. :(

    Oddly enough, the use of CS nerve gas (used in Waco) is prohibited for chemical warfare by the Chemical Weapons Convention.

    This occupation was never about WMD's. Why is that so hard to comprehend? :confused:
     
  6. Zeekater

    Zeekater hasn't been using drugs

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    It wasn't?? :confused: :confused:
    Of course it wasn't! ;)
    It's about something the goverment wanted, be it oil, or the companies to rebuild Iraq, or whatever, I have no idea.
     
  7. stratego

    stratego Trying to be good.

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    It's about stopping the bloodshed between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites. They used to be enemies, now they are joining together for a common goal. :)
     
  8. mrgenius

    mrgenius the evil genius

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    tsk tsk. quote from the bbc article
    "However, a senior coalition source has told the BBC the round does not signal the discovery of weapons of mass destruction or the escalation of insurgent activity.

    He said the round dated back to the Iran-Iraq war and coalition officials were not sure whether the fighters even knew what it contained.

    "
     
  9. nihilistic

    nihilistic Intergalatic Delivery Boy

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    Because Saddam's alleged WMD capacity was the official reason for the invasion at the time it was initiated.
     
  10. EzInKy

    EzInKy Excentric

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    Which, as has already been pointed out, brings us to the most important point. If the fighters didn't know what it contained they do now, and it is more than likely that this was not a solitary shell dug up from some old battlefield. I hope and believe that the coalition troops are still prepared for chemical warfare, but I'm certain Iraqi civillians are not.
     
  11. FredLC

    FredLC A Lawyer as You Can See! Retired Moderator

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    Clever post, Fearless, I got to admire not only your understanding of this issue, but also your honesty in handling it. You clearly have some weight over these shoulders, and it's nice to watch when you decide to put it to work.

    Regards :).
     
  12. Amenhotep7

    Amenhotep7 Spartiate

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    All I can say is:

    Neener Neener Neener!:p
     
  13. Enkidu Warrior

    Enkidu Warrior Ultramagnetic

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    That sounds like a very annoying disability.
     
  14. Gladi

    Gladi The ignored thread killer

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    There are few Czech anti-chemists in Iraq proper with rest of unit stationed in Kuwait with caches full of very good czech equipment (hey1 I did not said best, even when it is... ;) ).Only problem would be time, and after first attack there would be no future problem.
    Anyway, I believe that when farmer in Europe can dig out Iron Age sword or WWII bomb in working condition, why cannot Iraqian farmer dig out unexploded shell with gas?
     
  15. FearlessLeader2

    FearlessLeader2 Fundamentalist Loon

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    That's nice. In the meantime, do you have an answer to my question? See, however much you or anyone else admires my candor, it doesn't change the fact that I am trapped in an untenable situation.

    Well, now, wait a minute. Is my situation really that bad? I suppose I should ask someone that is not American what they think of my 'plight'. Do you envy me? Doth the lard-ass protesteth too much? After all, domesticated animals have it much better than wild ones. Until that day comes when the master's table beckons that is...

    Knowing what I've said above, how many of you would trade places with me anyway? Would it be a hard choice? It's a bitter and shocking revelation to me, despite coming to me in small pieces over time. Well?
     
  16. Nico92

    Nico92 Warlord

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    Are you unemployed ?
     
  17. FearlessLeader2

    FearlessLeader2 Fundamentalist Loon

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    No. Even if I was, I wouldn't leave the country. You'd have to be insane to leave the US. Even the homeless live like princes compared to some countries' middle classes.
     
  18. bobgote

    bobgote Trousers

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    unfortunately i don't think he'd need that much of a cache. if he can build a case that there may be more, you'd be surprised how many people he can convince :(

    yeah, we all kind of missed that insult, didn't we...
     
  19. EzInKy

    EzInKy Excentric

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    It's not impossible, but it just doesn't seem probable. Saddam's army didn't get a chance to use a lot of their artillery during the invasion so chances that there are caches of ammunition lying around are pretty high. A case or two of shells sitting forgotten in a weapons storehouse somewhere would not be surprising in the least, and I doubt the insurgents are repleting their arms by scouring old battlefields for unexploded munitions.
     
  20. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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