You think somehow you are the only one on this board to had previous experience with need to know intelligence. For cripes sake, John Kerry is stumbling bumbling his way through this with "vague" bullshit. So if the intelligence is out there, I'm pretty confidant a regular staff officer hasn't been made privy to that Top Secret info.
It's a different world today with the advent of free information being shared in real time by people who are actually there. Welcome to the the new age.
You believe what you wish to believe but your MO is to attack the guy putting out the information instead of attacking the premise. You lose that way. Swann's evidence is as credible as the shill your pushing. And he's one of the best investigative journalists out there. Put up you info or shut up as they say is good advice. This administration has no clothes with this tripe.
Then a bursting charge aerosolizes the chemical at the target.
Most of the nasty nerve agents (Sarin, VX, Tabun, etc.) are just as dangerous on the skin as they are inhaled.
VX is particularly nasty: a single atomized droplet absorbed through the skin can cause death in 15 min or so...
Makes me chuckle when I see people fitting gas masks, and drilling to put them on while wearing shorts and a t-shirt....
Videos of the attack.....presented by the Islamic propaganda machine.
Oh, and remember one other thing, which is that Obama doesn't want to bomb Syria. Bombing Syria means that his reset policies have failed. Obama has painted himself into a corner with tough rhetoric that he n't prepared to back up, hence all of the hemming and hawing over whether or not this strike constitutes a red line (as opposed to scarlet or cadmium, or whether the line is actually a line, or more of a curve, etc.,). He may order a therapeutic air strike, whose sole purpose is to make him look tough, while not altering the situation on the ground, and claim that he has protected the lives of Syrians, but everyone this side of MSNBC will see through this. And, the downside of that is that it plays to Assad as well, as he can claim to have survived the wrath of the US, which only strengthens his hand. Unless Obama actually commits to a serious use of force to weaken Assad's hold on power, which is unlikely, then Assad benefits from his use of WMDs, and Iran sees that they can continue their nuclear program without fear of any action by by the US.
Whether or not you think bombing Syria makes sense (and I don't), that is the cost benefit analysis that motivated Assad and the Iranian mullahs.
Saddam moved them is a highly probable.
Hey...imagine some common sense coming off the Bill O'Reilly show.
Exactly what I've been saying.
Not from O'Reilly mind you. :friendly_wink:
It isnt. Did he get them from Saddam....I dont know. Maybe. Maybe he sent them precursors.Quote:
Why is it so difficult to believe that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons?
VX is actually extremely stable and lasts for many, many years if stored in airtight, opaque containers. As Ody correctly notes, it is a somewhat more difficult matter to get it to aerosolize, usually requiring either an explosive burster charge or a sprayer (The latter not being used militarily due to the obvious problems with it). It's not actually a gas, but a liquid that has to be turned into an aerosol (A mist of fine droplets) to be delivered. GB, the nonpersistent equivalent, behaves more like a gas, which is of course why it isn't persistent.