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  •  It's fairly easy to cut off the supply (1+ / 0-)
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    of ingredients for chemical weapons.

    So, this seems to be something that could be easily resolved.

    "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

    by Betty Pinson on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 07:56:41 AM PDT

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    •  no, it's not easy at all (1+ / 0-)
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      Nerve gas is made from the same chemicals as household bug spray.

      Mustard gas is made from the chemical that prevents the ink in writing pens from drying out.

      Most of the ingredients for chemical weapons are plain old ordinary industrial chemicals.

      •  So cut off access to those materials (1+ / 0-)
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        It may inconvenience people for a while, but I'm sure its preferable to getting gassed.

        "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

        by Betty Pinson on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:14:21 AM PDT

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        •  and how did you plan on stopping people from (1+ / 0-)
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          making bug spray and writing pens.

          •  How do you plan on securing the cw now? (2+ / 0-)
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            Because if this is truly about the issue of cw, then that is the 64 thousand dollar question.

            I have read that in light of the 2 1/2 year old civil war with multifaceted sides here, some of the cws may not be in control of the govt hands.

            How can you assure that the cw sites won't be hit by those bombs if we are not sure they have been moved around by govt forces and or have gotten into the hands of govt enemies.

            Those are more serious issues, as you sit there knocking down others ideas for a more peaceful solution. Yet you have left these more important questions unanswered without playing out multiple scenarios instead you are happy to set up some easy simplistic straw man arguments.

            So we bomb and then what??? Yeah...I thought so.

            Government of, for, and by the wealthy corporate political ruling class elites. We are the 99%-OWS.

            by emal on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 09:55:24 AM PDT

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          •  By cutting off access to the raw materials (1+ / 0-)
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            Seal up their borders and don't let the raw materials pass through.

            You know, like the olden days when we used to actually try to prevent wars.

            "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

            by Betty Pinson on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 10:57:03 AM PDT

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            •  impossible (0+ / 0-)

              To cut off their access to raw materials, you'd have to demand that everybody bin Syria not have any bug spray or writing pens or hundreds of other things that are made with the same plain ole ordinary industrial chemicals (like isopropyl alcohol) that chemical agents are made from.

              The BEST we can do is look for new manufacturing plants (I assume we already know where all the existing ones are, since the product they are making can be determined simply by examining its waste water).

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