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They aerisolized Fentanyl (a narcodic) forgot the antidote (narcan) and ended up killing a huge amount of people. The best course of action is to starve them out. Last thing we need is a Iraqi version of Waco.
Originally posted by gattaca
but after using gas etc they can die..US just can't damage the shrine.
In some ways, the military's development of calmatives is part of a larger, disturbing expansion of the country's biological warfare capability. Since the Bush Administration took office, it has embraced and expanded on the Clinton Administration's work to develop new forms of anthrax and the CIA's replication of a Russian germ bomb, according to the 2001 book Germs by Oregonian managing editor Stephen Engelberg and New York Times reporters Judith Miller and William Broad. The Bush Administration has also made it harder to detect violations of current international law by effectively blocking an international draft agreement to create an inspections regime to enforce the BTWC last year. Negotiators from 143 countries had already agreed to strengthen the treaty, which--unlike the CWC and nuclear weapons agreements--has no real enforcement mechanisms. "The Bush Administration's decision to walk away from the draft on the table and to reject any possible future draft was a big mistake," says Elisa Harris, who helped shape the draft when she served as a biological weapons expert on Clinton's National Security Council.
The Administration's decision to back out of the agreement has raised suspicions that Washington itself has something to hide. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Congress passed $6 billion in funding ostensibly for defensive biological warfare measures. But the line between bio-defense and bio-offense is a thin one. The scientific know-how for both is often identical. And America's premier new bio-defense facility, being built at California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, happens to be right next door to a large fermenter capable of producing biological weapons on a massive scale.
"At every turn, whether we are talking about calmatives or bio-defense, we are acting to give the impression that we are involved in offensive biological-weapons development," says CUNY professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, who chairs the Federation of American Scientists working group on biological weapons. "This will only encourage other countries to do the same, under the cover of defense, as the United States is doing. We are encouraging a biological arms race. The doctrine of pre-emption has replaced the doctrine of arms control."
Residents saw U.S. forces break into Muqtada al-Sadr's house without meeting any resistance.
Al-Sadr, who has vowed to fight "until the last drop of my blood has been spilled," was not there at the time.
It was not immediately known where he went
Originally posted by suspiciousalouicious
We should not be risking the lives of our troops again and again trying to appease an ungrateful occupied population. Use massive, devastating force on the target and drive on. Again and again, historical land marks are only valuable to the enemy in that the US shows restraint.