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(Huffington Post)   Russia gave Syria chemical weapons. This will end well   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 193
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2013-09-04 05:02:31 PM
Thanks Captain Obvious

Next thing you'll tell me is that Teabaggers didn't give a shiat about spending and the deficit until November 4th, 2008. About 10:01 PM CST, to be precise
 
2013-09-04 05:10:24 PM
YOU LIE!

/RTFA so that's why I said it
 
2013-09-04 05:16:10 PM
The UK shipped all the materials needed for chemical weapons to Syria for months.
 
2013-09-04 05:20:07 PM
There, see?  The Syrians got their WMDs the old fashioned way.  From their cold war sponsor.
 
2013-09-04 05:21:42 PM
And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.
 
2013-09-04 05:22:07 PM
Reaction from Putin: "Da. So what?"
 
2013-09-04 05:27:02 PM

Diogenes: And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.


Im not sure that is entirely true. We looked the other way, but we didn't sell him or give him chemical weapons.
 
2013-09-04 05:30:40 PM

vernonFL: Diogenes: And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.

Im not sure that is entirely true. We looked the other way, but we didn't sell him or give him chemical weapons.


I suppose I should verify that.  I just remember all the talk about Reagan and Rumsfeld, while we were debating WMDs for Iraq Part II.  But yes, whether we actually supplied them or looked the other way, it was an "enemy of my enemy" slippery moral thing.
 
2013-09-04 05:30:49 PM

vernonFL: Diogenes: And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.

Im not sure that is entirely true. We looked the other way, but we didn't sell him or give him chemical weapons.


Yeah, we sold him a lot of conventional weapons, artillery, equipment, etc., which we shouldn't have, but I'm fairly certain we didn't provide him with his stockpile of chemical weapons.
 
2013-09-04 05:40:22 PM
Fun fact: the chemical weapons ban treaty (which Syria is not even a signatory of) bans their use in warfare against another state- not within the same country.

So it would be illegal for Syria to use them against Turkey or Jordan, but not against its own people or an invading army.

/not a lawyer or diplomat, i heard that on NPR.
 
2013-09-04 05:43:54 PM

vernonFL: Fun fact: the chemical weapons ban treaty (which Syria is not even a signatory of) bans their use in warfare against another state- not within the same country.

So it would be illegal for Syria to use them against Turkey or Jordan, but not against its own people or an invading army.

/not a lawyer or diplomat, i heard that on NPR.


Huh. Interesting.
 
2013-09-04 05:47:09 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_chemical_weapons_program#The_1980s _ program

And west aided iraq and saddam in the 80s
TADA

both side suck, NUKE THE GOP
 
2013-09-04 05:47:22 PM
So, invade Russia?
 
2013-09-04 05:48:22 PM
Are you sure they weren't norinco copies?
 
2013-09-04 05:49:36 PM
That is how the US can pepper spray protesters- police using chemical warfare against its own citizens is legal.
 
2013-09-04 05:50:48 PM
i'm pretty sure there was cash involved, the word "gave" seems a pretty poor choice
 
2013-09-04 05:50:48 PM

Cletus C.: So, invade Russia?


You know who else invaded Russia?
 
2013-09-04 05:51:15 PM

Nabb1: Yeah, we sold him a lot of conventional weapons, artillery, equipment, etc., which we shouldn't have, but I'm fairly certain we didn't provide him with his stockpile of chemical weapons.


IIRC we sold him about $500 million of dual use technology items over about 10 years or so (computers and so on) but no items specifically suited to manufacturing chemical weapons and nothing else.
 
2013-09-04 05:51:51 PM
why mention Russia specifically, but only refer as "others" to the rest?
if there's evidence its not just Russia and internal sources, and naming Russia is not a "security risk" then name them all.

unless all of this is just hot air
 
2013-09-04 05:52:21 PM
Well isn't that special.   encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-04 05:54:13 PM
Shuck and jive, shuck and jive,
someone wants to trade money for American lives
 
2013-09-04 05:54:16 PM
So what? All legumes turns me into a walking Geneva Convention violation and I had hummus with my gyro today
 
2013-09-04 05:56:44 PM

vernonFL: Fun fact: the chemical weapons ban treaty (which Syria is not even a signatory of) bans their use in warfare against another state- not within the same country.

So it would be illegal for Syria to use them against Turkey or Jordan, but not against its own people or an invading army.

/not a lawyer or diplomat, i heard that on NPR.


Syria is a signatory of the 1925 Geneva Protocol prohibiting the use of chemical or biological weapons in war, though.
 
2013-09-04 05:57:14 PM

vernonFL: Diogenes: And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.

Im not sure that is entirely true. We looked the other way, but we didn't sell him or give him chemical weapons.


But we did give him the satalite data to use them effectivly against Iran on the weakest part of the line so he could do the most damage with them.
 
2013-09-04 05:58:49 PM

mediablitz: The UK shipped all the materials needed for chemical weapons to Syria for months.


Many of the chemicals used in the making of Sarin have various other uses. Blaming the UK for Syria having Sarin would be like blaming CVS for the meth that some junkie died from.
 
2013-09-04 05:59:27 PM
Enjoy your polonium sandwich Chuck.
 
2013-09-04 05:59:46 PM

Radioactive Ass: Nabb1: Yeah, we sold him a lot of conventional weapons, artillery, equipment, etc., which we shouldn't have, but I'm fairly certain we didn't provide him with his stockpile of chemical weapons.

IIRC we sold him about $500 million of dual use technology items over about 10 years or so (computers and so on) but no items specifically suited to manufacturing chemical weapons and nothing else.


I think we destroyed our own chemical weapon stockpiles in the mid 70s, before the Iran-Iraq War even started. The most morally hazardous thing we did in regards to Saddam's chem weapons is give him satellite imagery showing Iranian troop movements, knowing full well he planned to gas them. And he did.
 
2013-09-04 06:00:37 PM

darth_badger: vernonFL: Diogenes: And we gave them to Saddam at some point.  No one's got clean hands here.  Selective outrage is selective.

Im not sure that is entirely true. We looked the other way, but we didn't sell him or give him chemical weapons.

But we did give him the satalite data to use them effectivly against Iran on the weakest part of the line so he could do the most damage with them.


Reagan also gave his use of chemical weapons a hand wave dismissal. No big deal.
 
2013-09-04 06:01:05 PM
Aren't we still technically at war in Afghanistan?
 
2013-09-04 06:01:37 PM

freak7: mediablitz: The UK shipped all the materials needed for chemical weapons to Syria for months.

Many of the chemicals used in the making of Sarin have various other uses. Blaming the UK for Syria having Sarin would be like blaming CVS for the meth that some junkie died from.


Hmmm. so the European union jumped in and stopped it for no good reason? Just on a whim?
 
2013-09-04 06:03:03 PM

deforge: why mention Russia specifically, but only refer as "others" to the rest?
if there's evidence its not just Russia and internal sources, and naming Russia is not a "security risk" then name them all.

unless all of this is just hot air


It's just a subtle, friendly hint to Putin to back the fark off, or we'll Frack his oil ecomony into the ground.
 
2013-09-04 06:03:17 PM
Is the Cold War back on?
 
2013-09-04 06:04:04 PM

PackofJokers: Radioactive Ass: Nabb1: Yeah, we sold him a lot of conventional weapons, artillery, equipment, etc., which we shouldn't have, but I'm fairly certain we didn't provide him with his stockpile of chemical weapons.

IIRC we sold him about $500 million of dual use technology items over about 10 years or so (computers and so on) but no items specifically suited to manufacturing chemical weapons and nothing else.

I think we destroyed our own chemical weapon stockpiles in the mid 70s, before the Iran-Iraq War even started. The most morally hazardous thing we did in regards to Saddam's chem weapons is give him satellite imagery showing Iranian troop movements, knowing full well he planned to gas them. And he did.


We still have them. At Pueblo and one other depot.
 
2013-09-04 06:04:38 PM

Kirk's_Toupee: Is the Cold War back on?


Putin seems like he wants it. Can't have his populace noticing what an incompetent fascist cock he is.
 
2013-09-04 06:05:09 PM

mediablitz: Hmmm. so the European union jumped in and stopped it for no good reason? Just on a whim?


I'm sure they stopped it when they realized what Syria was doing with, or intended to do with the chemicals.
 
2013-09-04 06:05:44 PM
Yes. Because Putin wants to see the Chechen fighters dead.
No mystery there.

Now Obiwan is going to com down on the side of the Chechens against Assad.

Stoooooopidest president in history.
 
2013-09-04 06:06:19 PM

Pilikia: It's just a subtle, friendly hint to Putin to back the fark off, or we'll Frack his oil ecomony into the ground.


We don't need to do anything to destroy the Russian oil economy.

Russian oil reserves only has about 20 years worth left. That's 20 years before the Russian economy utterly collapses. Putin knows this and he's trying to milk every bit of influence he can while he has the ability to do so.
 
2013-09-04 06:06:49 PM

Smeggy Smurf: So what? All legumes turns me into a walking Geneva Convention violation and I had hummus with my gyro today


Smeggy I suspect you are a walking Talking Geneva Convention violation most of the time

/that's why you are farkied gaseous green
//considering zyclon b blue for your next upgrade
 
2013-09-04 06:07:53 PM
By the way, fark it, I say we take out Putin's house while we're at it.
 
2013-09-04 06:09:13 PM

Cletus C.: So, invade Russia?


Yes! 8 800 цветы has agreed to be main sponsor of the liberation.
 
2013-09-04 06:09:26 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: Kirk's_Toupee: Is the Cold War back on?

Putin seems like he wants it. Can't have his populace noticing what an incompetent fascist cock he is.


Pretend the Islamists were fighting the Mexican government and we were supporting the Mexican government against them. If the Russians decided they would start bombing the Mexican government and training the rebels against it, we'd be pretty pissed, right?

That's what's going on here.
USA needs to stand the fark down for once, but the Israelis are pulling the strings on the lapdog Obama.
 
2013-09-04 06:11:10 PM
I'm still wondering what happened to all of the chemical weapons that were smuggled out of Iraq.

// not really
 
2013-09-04 06:11:13 PM

RexTalionis: Pilikia: It's just a subtle, friendly hint to Putin to back the fark off, or we'll Frack his oil ecomony into the ground.

We don't need to do anything to destroy the Russian oil economy.

Russian oil reserves only has about 20 years worth left. That's 20 years before the Russian economy utterly collapses. Putin knows this and he's trying to milk every bit of influence he can while he has the ability to do so.


20 years ago you could take a shiat without the NSA knowing about it. A lot can change in 20 years.
 
2013-09-04 06:12:11 PM

Cletus C.: So, invade Russia?


Wait until winter.  That always works out well.
 
2013-09-04 06:12:12 PM
Old news, pretty much everyone's been selling off chemical weapons for decades.  I personally sold a truckload of frozen burritos to Oman back in the eighties.
 
2013-09-04 06:12:48 PM
...and folks wondered why the Russians have been dragging their feet on the whole issue...
 
2013-09-04 06:13:05 PM

mediablitz: The UK shipped all the materials needed for chemical weapons to Syria for months.


The Eu vetoed the deal before any chemicals were shipped,
which doesn't stop the UK government officials from being weapons grade dumbasses or worse.
 
2013-09-04 06:14:37 PM

maltedmothball: Smeggy Smurf: So what? All legumes turns me into a walking Geneva Convention violation and I had hummus with my gyro today

Smeggy I suspect you are a walking Talking Geneva Convention violation most of the time

/that's why you are farkied gaseous green
//considering zyclon b blue for your next upgrade


I'm not, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night.
//not smeggy
 
2013-09-04 06:14:52 PM
They're selling postcards of the hanging
They're painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors
The circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner
They've got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker
The other is in his pants
And the riot squad they're restless
They need somewhere to go
As lady and I look out tonight
From desolation row
 
2013-09-04 06:15:16 PM

hubiestubert: ...and folks wondered why the Russians have been dragging their feet on the whole issue...


Remember 9/11?
Remember the nice folks wo did that to us?

To the Russians, the Chechens are those people.
Assad was supressing the Chechens for Russia.
The Chechens are fighing with the rebels who are trying to take out Assad.
We bomb Assad, we're on the Chechens' side.
 
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