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1 EPR-radar  Fri, Sep 6, 2013 8:32:17pm

This doesn’t looks so simple to me. For starters, the chemical weapons will be well hidden by now. Even if they are located and destroyed with airstrikes, that would amount to their release at whatever location they were destroyed at.

Getting the units and chain of command that made the attack is also iffy (it assumes better information than we likely have, or likely ever will have).


My preferred fantasy scenario is a squad of death ninjas to assassinate Assad. Also unrealistic.

2 chadu  Fri, Sep 6, 2013 8:39:31pm

re: #1 EPR-radar

I’m in favor of a ninja squad.

Hmmm. Maybe for this we could hire… the A-Team!

3 chadu  Fri, Sep 6, 2013 8:40:52pm

re: #2 chadu

They’ll build a chem-weapon seek-and-destroy robot out of a lawnmower, a head of lettuce, and a jarful of bees.

I love it when a plan comes together!

4 Decatur Deb  Sun, Sep 8, 2013 4:18:43am

Can’t blow up chem weapons from the air. Our most common CW rocket had a couple pounds of conventional explosive in a compartment next to the agent, to disperse it. Hitting complete rounds would do the same thing. Hitting tankage would do it on a massive scale.

Embrace the complexity—it’s the Middle East .

5 Lancelot Link  Mon, Sep 9, 2013 7:45:08pm

As HL Mencken might or might not have put it;
“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.”


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