Thought I'd pop by and see how the forces of good are faring against lixy.
I was disappointed to see that there wasn't a headline about the recent death of iranians and syrians trying to mount WMD on SCUDS.
This story is alarming on many levels. First, with syria and iran's known support for terrorist organizations, it certainly isn't a stretch to imagine them disseminating these materials.
Second, the idea that they'd pool their resources in this "effort" makes the situation more dangerous. More resources invariably leads to more sophistication and increased numbers of weaponry.
Third, it's another confirmation of the hunger that syria has to proliferate wmd. This obvious interest on the syrian's part makes it seem more likely that this country would have been receptive to receiving saddam's wmd.
Woohoo, more JeffR fear-mongering, courtesy of Rupert Murdoch.
Just so we're clear, the NYP quoting Janes about some "top-secret" op is not exactly evidence. But then again, you were never teh investigative type. Else, you wouldn't have fallen for the Iraq WMD scam in the 1st place.
Iran isn't really a threat to the U.S., certainly not an existential one. They don't have nuclear weapons, and even if they did, we'd have a couple thousand more than them. If you think Iran would hand nuclear weapons to terrorists, you need a course in common sense.
Let's try logic here, huh? If we take this story at face value, it's the Post, a tabloid, but Jane's is pretty reputable, great, Syria has lots of chemical weapons and is mounting them on short range ballistic missiles. Big fucking deal. Mustard gas has been around since the First World War, sarin almost as long. Chemical weapons are less deadly than high explosives of equal weight - that's why the term WMD is a politicized term for idiots and for those who con idiots. Not entirely sure which of the two categories best fits the NY Post.
Syria has chemical weapons. Israel has nukes. Syria is not even a threat to Israel, let alone to us. Instead of this stupid cowardly hide-under-the-bed fear mongering WMD stuff, a smart administration would be pushing the Israelis to negotiate with Syria (which the Israelis are already doing at low levels) to break them off from Iran, which helps Israel, us, Iraq, the Palestinians, etc. Instead we get moronic WMD fears.