Friday, August 30, 2013


(h/t DU)

If the U.S. does attack chemical weapons sites in Syria, wouldn't that necessarily result in the release of enough of the chemicals to do real harm?  According to some experts, the answer is YES...
Experts: Don't bomb chemical weapon sites in Syria

AP Science Writer
Aug 30, 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- You simply can't safely bomb a chemical weapon storehouse into oblivion, experts say. That's why they say the United States is probably targeting something other than Syria's nerve agents.

But now there is concern that bombing other sites could accidentally release dangerous chemical weapons that the U.S. military didn't know were there because they've lost track of some of the suspected nerve agents.

Bombing stockpiles of chemical weapons - purposely or accidentally - would likely kill nearby civilians in an accidental nerve agent release, create a long-lasting environmental catastrophe or both, five experts told The Associated Press. That's because under ideal conditions - and conditions wouldn't be ideal in Syria - explosives would leave at least 20 to 30 percent of the poison in lethal form.

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

Nancy Pelosi's history of thwarting Dennis Kucinich's attempts to cut off Iraq War funds, her defense of drones and now pushing Obama to attack Syria qualify her as "war whore."