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  •  He has been bombing them (0+ / 0-)

    and using artillery, pummeling them to get rid of them. It hasn't worked so he's now resorted to gassing them. We have an agreement concerning chemical weapons with only five nations who have failed to sign on.

    There is a reason we treat CWs differently than conventional weapons, just as we treat nuclear weapons differently. They are horrific.  

    "Humidity built the snowman. Sunshine brought him down" John Prine

    by high uintas on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 09:51:25 PM PDT

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    •  There are also agreements about mines, and (3+ / 0-)
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      I think we are one of the few countries who have refused to sign. Mines are sadistic and breed terror in populations, yet we still use them.

      I don't think Syria has signed on to the chemical weapons agreement--that makes us similar.

      Have you ever been on a bomb damage assessment?

      You don't think that's horrific?

      In any case, it still looks to me as if you are saying that we only should get involved because of the gas. So, if he had lined them up and shot them, no worries.

      My mind is a blur.

      "If you don't sin, then Jesus died for nothing!" (on a sign at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans)

      by ranger995 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:06:47 PM PDT

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      •  Sorry that your mind is blurry (0+ / 0-)

        What I am saying is that to the best of my knowledge we are intending to bomb military targets, weapons delivery systems, airplanes, ect. The machines of war.

        The reason is the hope that we can cause other nations along with Syria to think extra hard before using chemical weapons.

        I've said before I've lived only about 20 miles from a large chemical weapons storage facility. We only finished burning them up a couple of years ago. Maybe I'm just sensitive about them.

        I need to go to sleep before my mind gets blurry.

        "Humidity built the snowman. Sunshine brought him down" John Prine

        by high uintas on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 10:19:06 PM PDT

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        •  So if he only intended to gas military targets (0+ / 0-)

          and happened to kill a whole bunch of civilians, that would be OK?

          So the next time that there is a hostage situation at a bank, the police should go in and napalm everybody to make any bank robber think twice before robbing banks?

    •  If some of the estimates I've seen are correct, (0+ / 0-)

      it's been working pretty well.  Well enough, apparently, to kill 100,000 people.

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      by dinotrac on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 03:00:38 AM PDT

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