Syria Admits Having WMP

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  1. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well it took a civil war but they admitted they have them and will use them.

    Syria says it will use chemical weapons if attacked.

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    The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    This is not news really, we've known for quite a while...It takes just one maniac to start WW3...Iran,Syria et. al. China and Russia are the key...What would they do if pushed right to the button pushing edge?
     
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    Well, I guess the answer is not to attack them then.
     
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    I have a theory that if it really does come down the final mile, that both Russia and China may side with the west...They would be the only hope of avoiding a nuclear war. If they both stick to their current foreign policy, then there seems little chance of avoiding it. Iran have the warhead, but not the delivery method...which is actually as hard if not harder to design and build...If they had the whole package would they use it on Israel? yep, in a heartbeat.
     
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    They use Windows Media Player?

    Send in the tanks!!!!!
     
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    The US should just wash their hands of it and let someone else deal with it for once. Not sure why the US perpetually puts its neck out just to get it chopped down on later on.
     
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    Agreed. We need to stay out of foreign affairs.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If they've done nothing to us, damn right.
     
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    Same thought here, beaten to it...:)
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    It's already moving forward without the US, just like Libya did. It appears as if the Saudis are arming the insurgents, although it's unlikely the arms are originating with them. Thanks to China and Russia exercising the UN veto the French and British are officially sitting out on this one, so it's back the old war-by-proxy tactic so common during the Cold War.

    My money is on the main behind the scenes players being France and Turkey.
     
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    Well see, then that is an issue. Because that's how we ended up in Afghanistan.

    "They" did "something" to us.

    I say we just stop invading countries period.
     
  13. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I agree, but the Israel issue looms large here too...Iran would be the one country who have leaders crazy enough to push buttons...We would find it impossible not to get involved.
     
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    Well, I guess aside from keeping the straight open, we don't hve to get involved. Israel can take of itself, and Iran would have to invade Iraq to get to Israel
     
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    They could lob a few missiles over Iraq and reach Israel.

    But I agree with the consensus . We should stay out of it.
     
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    I seriously doubt they would though. They'd be put in their their place pretty fast.
     
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    Seriously. If they had just used VLC or something, we'd all be merry friends.

    Production
    Perfection
    Persecution
    Poopery

    Or something. Not quite totally awake yet.
     
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    Publicity.
    Prevarication.
    Protectionism.

    Like other snakes/etc, they are taking on the markings of another of their species that is poisonous, to avoid attack.
     
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    I am going with Panic (since they seem to make us panic).

    Or maybe penetration.


     
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    Pervert :p
     
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    I'd like to see a weapon of mass penetration in action.:eek:
     
  23. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd rather not see that AT ALL!! :eek:
     
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    I'm sure I have seen worse online. :D
     
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    "Doc, it hurts when I do this."

    "Then don't do that!!"
     

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