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    Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    All this talk about Obama's red line in Syria has me wondering just why we have outlawed the use of chemical weapons. Do we not fight wars to win? We used nukes in Japan, we incinerated people in Dresden and Japs were burned alive with flame throwers on islands across the pacific theatre. Napalm is not a pleasant way to die and a bullet in the guts is just a bit agonizing so what's the deal with chemical weapons?

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All this talk about Obama's red line in Syria has me wondering just why we have outlawed the use of chemical weapons. Do we not fight wars to win? We used nukes in Japan, we incinerated people in Dresden and Japs were burned alive with flame throwers on islands across the pacific theatre. Napalm is not a pleasant way to die and a bullet in the guts is just a bit agonizing so what's the deal with chemical weapons?
    Curious. Are we allowed to use words like "Jap" and "Nigger" on this forum?

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    All this talk about Obama's red line in Syria has me wondering just why we have outlawed the use of chemical weapons. Do we not fight wars to win? We used nukes in Japan, we incinerated people in Dresden and Japs were burned alive with flame throwers on islands across the pacific theatre. Napalm is not a pleasant way to die and a bullet in the guts is just a bit agonizing so what's the deal with chemical weapons?

    I think Agent Orange in Vietnam answers that. 40 years after we saturated large areas of Vietnam with poisonous chemicals people are still dying and will continue dying as a result. I don't see the USA trying to help these people that we are still harming. The recent Iraq debacle and the long term after effects of DU weapons are doing the same thing. It's all been very profitable from the Corporate point of view that "War is good business, and business is good," but it really isn't what the average American wants his gov't to be doing in his/her name, don't you think? We're talking poison chemicals and it's genuinely nasty and preventable. I acknowledge some prejudice here as I believe that the USA is a permanent war economy because it is good for business otherwise why would we have a $700 billion Military Offense budget when there are no significant threats?

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Curious. Are we allowed to use words like "Jap" and "Nigger" on this forum?
    For 99% of people, Jap is just an abbreviation.

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I acknowledge some prejudice here as I believe that the USA is a permanent war economy because it is good for business otherwise why would we have a $700 billion Military Offense budget when there are no significant threats?
    You have it backwards. There are no significant threats because of that budget.

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think Agent Orange in Vietnam answers that. 40 years after we saturated large areas of Vietnam with poisonous chemicals people are still dying and will continue dying as a result. I don't see the USA trying to help these people that we are still harming. The recent Iraq debacle and the long term after effects of DU weapons are doing the same thing. It's all been very profitable from the Corporate point of view that "War is good business, and business is good," but it really isn't what the average American wants his gov't to be doing in his/her name, don't you think? We're talking poison chemicals and it's genuinely nasty and preventable. I acknowledge some prejudice here as I believe that the USA is a permanent war economy because it is good for business otherwise why would we have a $700 billion Military Offense budget when there are no significant threats?

    Ostensibly agent orange was not a weapon but good point on duration. Same could be said for land mines though. In many parts of Africa they are the gift that keeps on giving.

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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Curious. Are we allowed to use words like "Jap" and "Nigger" on this forum?
    Yes. The word censor takes care of those words we can't use. Hate speech using those words is something else again.
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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I think Agent Orange in Vietnam answers that. 40 years after we saturated large areas of Vietnam with poisonous chemicals people are still dying and will continue dying as a result. I don't see the USA trying to help these people that we are still harming. The recent Iraq debacle and the long term after effects of DU weapons are doing the same thing. It's all been very profitable from the Corporate point of view that "War is good business, and business is good," but it really isn't what the average American wants his gov't to be doing in his/her name, don't you think? We're talking poison chemicals and it's genuinely nasty and preventable. I acknowledge some prejudice here as I believe that the USA is a permanent war economy because it is good for business otherwise why would we have a $700 billion Military Offense budget when there are no significant threats?
    We didn't know the harm we were doing -- it was used to defoliate, not to kill. Hell, we sprayed our own soldiers.
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    Re: Should chemicle weapons be illeagal

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanstantine View Post
    Curious. Are we allowed to use words like "Jap" and "Nigger" on this forum?
    Used in context I think "jap" is acceptable. We didn't incinerate young Japanese men in bunkers, we incinerated Japs.

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