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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    With all that is going on in Syria I can't help but think at least some of its chemical weapons are going to get in the hands of terrorist and we may soon see an attack on the US that will make 9-11 seem like a minor incident. Scary to think about but I think it's coming.

    I think police databases keep a pretty good accounting of the chemicals needed for chemical weapons. Just a guess. Same with explosives components. On the other hand a little gas is legal in Texas and nicknamed "pollution."

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    With all that is going on in Syria I can't help but think at least some of its chemical weapons are going to get in the hands of terrorist and we may soon see an attack on the US that will make 9-11 seem like a minor incident. Scary to think about but I think it's coming.
    Use of a chemical, nuclear or and other WMD form is possible given that a suicide delivery system is so popular in the Jihad. Many, including myself, worry about Iran, or other radical moron led countries. e.g. North Korea, getting advanced weapons since they may easily be said to get "lost" or "stolen" by terrorists allowing the nation giving them away is not likely to be held accountable in the least.

    The latest "war on terror" was sparked by 19 morons from Saudi Aradia, Egypt and Yemen that managed to drive our commercial aircraft into our buildings yet our military response was directed largely at the poor slobs that happened to remain in Afghanistan (not "home" to the leadership or a even major Al Qaeda funding source). The Taliban are, no doubt, some "bad" (and backward) folks but posed no real threat to the U.S. directly. If our strategy is to now zap the 'bad guys" in nations that simply did not oust terrorists (possibly not even known to their gov'ts) that did nothing to gain attention in their "host" counties then we are in for a very, very long war.

    Syria is indeed a possible source of terrorist weapons (and personnel) but so are many other nations. We must decide if we, as a nation, are willing to fight the Jihad against all participating nations or just keep trying to act as a world police force minus a court system.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Chemical weapons? Its much easier than that - it's enough to dump 2 pounds of mercury in Hoover Dam and Las Vegas is out of water. I'll stop with the "bad ideas" here.

    The U.S. should consider this before pissing off Islamic terrorist.
    LOL - we've been engaged in combat and at odds with the Middle East for - how long? 12 years or decades? And you think that "play nice and get along" is going to be possible?

    We can be just as brutish if we want - and some people would argue we already are . . . so fire with fire, I suppose.

    If you play nice because you fear the terrorists then you've made their mission quite successful.
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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - we've been engaged in combat and at odds with the Middle East for - how long? 12 years or decades? And you think that "play nice and get along" is going to be possible?

    We can be just as brutish if we want - and some people would argue we already are . . . so fire with fire, I suppose.

    If you play nice because you fear the terrorists then you've made their mission quite successful.
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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    For some odd reason, most (if not all) documented chemical weapon attacks were conducted on their own soil... Saddam's attacks in Iraq, a radical Japanese hate group in Tokyo, Assad's attacks in Syria... we'd probably be more at risk of a chemical attack by domestic terrorists, although dispersal of chemical weapons has proven problematic and complex.

    Terrorists seem to favor things that go boom. Bombs are much easier to make, hide and detonate. I'm not overly worried about a massive chemical weapons attack in the US. I'm more concerned about the next explosion set off by a nutjob with a dog-eared copy of Anarchists' Cookbook.

    On another note, I was danged impressed by the Syrian shop owner who figured out on the fly how to construct an effective gas mask out of a plastic cup, string, charcoal and gauze. Kudos for Macgyvering under fire!!

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Why the need to import it from Syria?

    It's as easy as C4H8Cl2S...
    It's a little unnerving that you know that.

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    If a terrorist led chemical weapon attack was easy it would have been done by now. It isn't easy. Aum Shinrikyo tried and they managed to kill only 13 people seriously injure 50 others after releasing sarin in 5 enclosed space (subway stations).

    I worry much more about our reaction to terrorism than I do about terrorist attacks
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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    The only chemical attack I can foresee happening is our liberal government unloading the chemicals on the "fly over states".

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    With all that is going on in Syria I can't help but think at least some of its chemical weapons are going to get in the hands of terrorist and we may soon see an attack on the US that will make 9-11 seem like a minor incident. Scary to think about but I think it's coming.
    I think Syria has it's own problems right now, but I'm sure eventually we will have some kind of biological weapons attack here on US soil.

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    Re: Chemical attack on US

    I'm not personally any more worried about a serious CBR attack on the United States today than I was two, three or eight years ago. Sure it could happen, but technically speaking we are more likely to die while driving to the grocery store.

    On a scarier note, I'd say that we are also more likely to die from a natural gas explosion. I've always hated knowing that those pipes run under my house.

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    On another note, I was danged impressed by the Syrian shop owner who figured out on the fly how to construct an effective gas mask out of a plastic cup, string, charcoal and gauze. Kudos for Macgyvering under fire!!
    I haven't seen/ read about that yet. . . very impressive indeed. I'd bet that most people equipped with actual gas masks don't know how to properly use them, but that guy went and made his own.

    Nice.

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