posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 11:20 PM
I was serving on active duty at the time of Desert Shield/Storm. The idea was to push the Iraq army our of Kuwait, an 'ally'. The whole coalition
thing was a giant mistake. Our armed forces would have been better served if we had declared war on Iraq. If we had done that, things could have
turned out radically different. They say the old 'WMD's" and willingness of Iraq to use them was the real motivation. Iraq had already in fact used
a weapon of mass destruction, mostly on the Kurds in the North. Iraq used chemical weapons, something despised by every sane person on the planet,
probbly the Universe. After the cease of 'combat operations' (Seriously?), the UN sent people to find Iraq's 'WMD's'. The didn't find them.
Because they were knuckleheads!. The Iraq Air Force buried several MIG-25 jets in the desert. A MIG-25 with chemical weapons uploaded could take off,
from say a desert location near the US-Mexico boarder, or from a field or frozen lake in Canada, say somewhere near Vancouver. This aircraft, flying
at low level, at MAX operating speed would reach say, San Diego (US NAVY Bases) or Seattle (US NAVY bases) and we would have ZERO chance to intercept
them. Z E R O! Our elected public servants think an 'assualt rifle' is a WMD. Imagine what that MIG or MIG's could have done, if some Iraq citizens
wanted some pay back. Luckily, we dodged that bullet. Luckily. Additionally, if the US had declared war, with the supposition that Iraq had WMD's
deployable almost anywhere on the planet, it would have been a NATO operation, and quite probably, we could have been out of there a lot sooner. But
once again, our 'leadership' boned us totally. If your question is, how would Iraq reconstitute it's ability to use a chemical weapon against the
homeland of one of they're 'advesaries' after the coalition beat down the 3rd largest standing army in the world at the time, in a little over 100
hours? Ask yourself this, what kind of weapon is the current administration sweating so much in Syria? Chemical. Syria has a porous border and an
allegiance to Iraq. A very chilling prospect at the time.