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Old 05-02-2018, 02:15 PM   #111 (permalink)
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That alone justifies military action. No need to conjure a WMD boogeyman. I've not heard any concrete evidence of WMD.
IIRC, there wasn't a claim that Iraq had WMDs (other than the gas, which it had used). The claim was that it was developing WMDs, which it was.

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The world is undoubtedly a better place without the guy, but why mislead people in the process?
It's the press & the left that did the misleading, quickly morphing the "developing WMDs" into "actually had WMDs".

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Old 05-02-2018, 03:45 PM   #112 (permalink)
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We know sadam had them. We sold them to him when he was being a good little puppet to fight iran.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:36 PM   #114 (permalink)
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The US did not supply Saddam Hussein with chemical or biological weapons. While he was a puppet of the USSR (from whom he acquired the bulk of his weaponry) he also acquired training and expertise in chemical and biological warfare. He had highly skilled and knowledgeable scientists who excelled in developing chemical and biological weapons. He produced most, if not all, of his chemical arsenal. Mustard agent is quite simple and relatively inexpensive to manufacture and Iraq used it in large amounts against Iran. He would essentially slime an area in the same way you would plant mines -- for area denial.

He used the nerve agent Sarin against domestic targets. From a cynical standpoint, Sarin is not persistent, therefore it makes an effective agent to remove an unwanted population without rendering the area uninhabitable.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:35 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Still doesn't excuse what happened in Libya.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:53 PM   #117 (permalink)
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So, how 'bout them gas prices?

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Well, I'm now seeing daily mentions of gas prices in the Canadian national & regional media, mostly triggered by the record-setting prices around Vancouver, B.C.

I don't think it's just confirmation bias.

I think the normies are starting to talk about gas prices again... at least in Canada.
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Guess the guest count will start heading up here pretty soon. Best price I've seen here lately is $3.25/gal for the cheap stuff. At the same time I just got my first ICE vehicle in 4 years. Yuck. But I really need it for some projects.
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Too soon. My plan was to buy an EV once the new Leaf saturated the market and the old ones were viewed as liabilities.

The price hike is undermining my master plan.

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