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Update on Syria...and its not looking good..

 It seems like the Syrian govt has been building a stockpile of sarin gas for quite awhile. And they had help from Iran and Russia, but also from China sometimes operating through North Korea. There have even been a few American companies help that along as well. From what I read, it seems like Syria was able to acquire the sarin gas, by the same concept of people who 'launder" their money.

 According to congress, Syria, still needs those foreign countries to get the key element to do its own program.  The bad thing is that those same ingredients can also be used for other medicine as well.. And another unidentified American company sold potassium cyanide to a Syrian pediatric hospital in 2006, but made no effort to check whether it was used for treating patients, as the Syrians had insisted was done, or instead was diverted for making chemical weapons. 

Another country had discussed how 'monoethylene glycol', an important raw material used to manufacture urethane and antifreeze, was shipped by a Dutch concern to the Syrian Ministry of Industry, considered a front for the Syrian military. The Dutch outlined how the chemical could also be used as a precursor for sulfur mustard, and possibly for VX and sarin. 

Here is the link if you want more info, and tell me what you all think?  Do you think our govt once again fucked us? 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/world/middleeast/with-the-world-watching-syria-amassed-nerve-gas.html?pagewanted=all

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Michigan-Mom74

Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 4:58 AM on Sep. 8, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why can't other countries put pressure on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take a strong stand against Syria. Where is the League of Arab States?  Why doesn't the Arab League come to some consensus about what to do with Syria?  Lets pressure them to take a real stand.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:00 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Again, this is a no win situation for us. There are radicals on both sides of their fight and helping either side would be aiding terrorism. If the Arab states want the government overthrown so bad, they can send THEIR men and women into harms way. You know, I think it's funny that we are told that Syria poses no imminent direct threat to us, but we are led to believe we have to do something. While there are other countries that do pose a more imminent threat to us by going nuclear, yet we do nothing but twiddle our thumbs and throw up our hands when deciding what we should do.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:13 AM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • Considering the opinions of both the rebels and the Syrian soldiers that a strike would change NOTHING, there is absolutely no reason to strike. What exactly is our purpose in this?


    If I'm understanding this whole thing, Syrians are killing other Syrians and we have to go bomb Syria and kill more Syrians to stop the killing of more Syrians? Yeah, that totally makes sense.  confused

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:07 PM on Sep. 8, 2013

  • I wish President Obama and the whole Senate and House could be made to put on combat boots and march their own asses into Syria. It's too damn easy to send others into harm's way and pass the consequences of the danger on when you have no real worry of risk for yourself.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:29 AM on Sep. 9, 2013

  • I'm so sick of all of this!
    KTElite

    Answer by KTElite at 1:31 AM on Sep. 9, 2013

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