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2003-07-31 Syria-Lebanon
Report: Syria has 100 nerve-gas missiles aimed at Israel
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Posted by Steve 2003-07-31 12:33:10 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [390 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Be a real shame if some of those nasty missles had an accident before they could be launched, now, wouldn't it? I'd have to deplore the terrible loss of life in Syria.

Really. I would.
Posted by mojo 2003-7-31 12:41:34 PM||   2003-7-31 12:41:34 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Is this why the Syrian Ministers are full of themselves and talking so tough, ya think? If they admit having them, but don't pull the trigger, the Pals and all their little buddies will scream bloody murder. Iran, for instance, has stated publicly, more than once, that as soon as they have a nuke they'll take Israel out. This story might actually put Syria in a bind - in a perverse way. Interesting. Time to put the hobnail boots on again, methinks - there's no MAD balance with an insane opponent.
Posted by PD 2003-7-31 12:54:02 PM||   2003-7-31 12:54:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 so what Israel has them too.What is good for the goose, is also good for the Gander.
Posted by stevey robinson 2003-7-31 1:27:56 PM||   2003-7-31 1:27:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Israel doesn't foam at the mouth and threaten a veritable Sea of FireTM on its neighbors, do they, stevey boy?
Posted by Raj 2003-7-31 1:38:40 PM|| []  2003-7-31 1:38:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 If push comes to shove, Israel has a credible theater missile defense system in the form of the Improved Patriot and Arrow II.

Secondly, those chemical warheAds would need to be charged. VX is a very corrosive chemical agent.

Posted by Douglas De Bono  2003-7-31 1:48:41 PM|| []  2003-7-31 1:48:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 stevey, shouldn't you be in Iraq right now helping your Baathist buddies?
Posted by Rafael 2003-7-31 1:56:10 PM||   2003-7-31 1:56:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Israel has nerve-gas tipped missiles?

Can you prove this lil' stevie?
Posted by Parabellum 2003-7-31 1:57:08 PM||   2003-7-31 1:57:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Anyone who thinks VX "balances" nukes needs to revisit physics. Or sadly, maybe needs to put it to the test... that would probably settle things once and for all.

VX is really overrated as a WMD. It kills people, not real efficiently, if the wind's just right, and then it goes away. If you know it's coming you can defend against it, and Israel is probably the best-equipped civilian population in the world for such a defense. Horrific? Yes. War-winner? Not hardly.

Contrast with nukes... Damascus isn't going to "get over it". Sure hope it doesn't come to that, but the whole ME seems to have misplaced its collective calculator when it comes to cost-benefit ratios.
Posted by Mark IV 2003-7-31 1:59:36 PM||   2003-7-31 1:59:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 (Continuing Douglas's list)
Fourth, Israel has the USA as a big brother, friend, and protector who will look on any VX deployment or use and be very, very unhappy. Who's Syria got? All those Arab neighbors, North Korea, and the UN sure came to Saddam's rescue, didn't they?
Posted by Dar  2003-7-31 2:19:45 PM||   2003-7-31 2:19:45 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 My goodness gracious, should we ask the UN to send in the clowns inspectors and nag them into complying.

Like Douglas said, only a completely naive and irrational person Democrat would not make the connection between the Ex-Iraqi Baath party and the Syrian Baath Party.
Posted by SOG475  2003-7-31 2:22:35 PM||   2003-7-31 2:22:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 The day has been saved! Hans Blix has just dispatched Scott Ritter and a crack team of 13-year old girls to Syria to perform... er...whatever.
Posted by Hodadenon  2003-7-31 2:43:51 PM||   2003-7-31 2:43:51 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 me prove Israel has Vx how about you prove Syria has them fast....or i propose a major weapons search in all middle east countries. From Iran to Syria to egypt to yemen to Israel. But ofcourse Israel refused to the Idea.
Posted by stevey robinson 2003-7-31 2:52:22 PM||   2003-7-31 2:52:22 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 Hi Folks... been away for a bit (moved to a new place) and I'm curious. Is this Stevey schmuck really this dumb, or is he just spoofing? At least Murat gave you more than the latest D.U. talking points.
Posted by Hodadenon  2003-7-31 3:05:49 PM||   2003-7-31 3:05:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 He be a troll and moron. Unworthy of your time / notice, though many feed him for some reason.
Posted by PD 2003-7-31 3:14:29 PM||   2003-7-31 3:14:29 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 20YO college dropout and DJ by the name of "MC PrimaL" and general waste of protoplasm, as evidenced on his home page. Hope that's antifreeze he's pounding.
Posted by Dar  2003-7-31 3:29:30 PM||   2003-7-31 3:29:30 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 All is saved! I heard that France and Germany have created a joint inspection team to serch for those pesky VWs. What? VX you say? Oh never mind we will let the EU handle it.
Posted by Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter)  2003-7-31 3:34:18 PM||   2003-7-31 3:34:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 Assad lite has not even figured who to appoint as his own advisers yet so he still uses his dad's advisers.

Also, no missiles have ever been designed with the idea of delivering VX. Yes, you can stuff the VX where the explosive stuff was supposed to go but all kinds of problems ensue.
Posted by mhw 2003-7-31 4:54:37 PM||   2003-7-31 4:54:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 mass weapons search among all mid east countries is fine - part of regional disarmament pact - negotiated by ALL states in region - with ALL states in region recognizing each other and negotiating with each other - oh, wait, Syria and Iran dont recognize Israel - oh, well, so much for that idea.
Posted by liberalhawk 2003-7-31 5:01:32 PM||   2003-7-31 5:01:32 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 Just goes to show that Stevey couldn't grab his ass with both hands.
Don't know about"Jane’s Foreign Affairs",but if it is like Jane's Weapons and Defense guide you can pretty much figure they know what they are talking about.
Posted by raptor  2003-7-31 7:00:41 PM||   2003-7-31 7:00:41 PM|| Front Page Top

#20 All of Jane's publications, Defense Weekly, Foreign Affairs Weekly, etc., are standard reading material by all of the Pentagon crowd. My office had three subscriptions to Jane's Defense Weekly so everyone could read it.

Great publication with some really interesting sources. They have been known to get their mitts on some very highly classified info on the Soviets and the PRC.

If Jane's says the Syrians have missiles with VX, take it to the bank.
Posted by SOG475  2003-7-31 7:07:10 PM||   2003-7-31 7:07:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#21 btw Steven Robinson. Don't be surprised if Commerce Bank has a few ideas about your employment, hobbies, and connection to their respected business name. They'll be contacting you shortly. Ass. Have a nice day
Posted by Frank G  2003-7-31 8:01:37 PM||   2003-7-31 8:01:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#22 Looks like Stevey will be heading for "The Triangle" sooner then he thinks.
Posted by tu3031 2003-7-31 11:16:10 PM||   2003-7-31 11:16:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#23 Moke some meed for me, stevey!
Posted by 11A5S 2003-7-31 11:22:33 PM||   2003-7-31 11:22:33 PM|| Front Page Top

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