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  •  I think we do know (3+ / 0-)
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    VeloDramatic, dewley notid, agnostic

    what will happen if we launch attacks. I think we've seen the theory of our enormous fire power ending violence for what it is, a lie. In Vietnam we were constantly told that the more we bombed the sooner the war would end. A decade later there was no end in sight. We couldn't even VISUALIZE the end of the tunnel much less see it.

    These wars are built to last. They are self-generating products of a military industrial death machine. The targets we destroy never make the difference we were hoping for. The more we arm one side or several sides, the more the heavy hitters of the East arm the other side.

    Chemical weapons are manufactured products provided illegally by the scum of the earth. It is they who need to be singled out, rounded up and done away with. It is precisely the fact that we NEVER DO THAT, we never do away with illegal arms trafficking, sneering, "we can't do anything about corruption," that shows we will have an enduring hell-hole in the Middle East as long as we keep applying explosives.

    And I agree with those here who see the CIA's slobber all over this mess. I see it in the smiles and the difficulty keeping a straight face when people like Nancy Pelosi tell us more children are going to be killed if we don't pony up. I believe her. I believe this will continue until we get to the people who cause it.

    •  You're wrong about where they get the stuff (0+ / 0-)

      They're almost certainly manufactured in Syria using imported everyday commercial chemical products like sodium flouride.

      CIA has nothing to do with it.

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      by FischFry on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 07:37:42 PM PDT

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      •  The fact that any maniac or idiot (0+ / 0-)

        can make these things doesn't mean such idiots can become entrenched military dictatorships with enough fire power and advanced weaponry to threaten world peace without the involvement of the merchants of death. In my opinion the CIA works for those interests. I have come to that conclusion by noticing who benefits from their work.

        The most heinous features of the craven lawless bunch we call our previous administration include the fact that they personally provided Saddam Hussein with chemical and biological weapons precursors knowing he was a sadistic thug and then proceeded to arm both sides in the ensuing Iran/Iraq war, killing nearly a million people.

        Chemical weapons are used by well-outfitted sadists empowered by an unregulated weapons cartel that arms everyone. They have no loyalties.

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