Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Assad brings back memories of Saddam Hussein

The latest outrage from Syria seems to place Assad on the same plane as Saddam Hussein when he used chemical weapons on his own people in the Kurdish area of Iraq.
Slate has a technical discussion of Sarin by Brian Palmer, as well as a note that the US tested a missle that could deliver it, the M687 GB, in the Vietnam days, but did not use it. The link for the article is here

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Obama warning to Assad (here on Reuters) sounded a bit non-specific and underwhelming in the exact words chosen.  

Update: Dec. 5

NBC News reported on Wednesday night that Syria had loaded chemical weapons into bombs; other sources had not yet confirmed; the story  by M. Alex Johnson and Jim Miklaszewski(with new video) is here.  

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