In August 2004, for instance, American forces surreptitiously purchased what they believed to be containers of liquid sulfur mustard, a toxic “blister agent” used as a chemical weapon since World War I. The troops tested the liquid, and “reported two positive results for blister.” The chemical was then “triple-sealed and transported to a secure site” outside their base.
Three months later, in northern Iraq, U.S. scouts went to look in on a “chemical weapons” complex. “One of the bunkers has been tampered with,” they write. “The integrity of the seal [around the complex] appears intact, but it seems someone is interesting in trying to get into the bunkers.”
Meanwhile, the second battle of Fallujah was raging in Anbar province. In the southeastern corner of the city, American forces came across a “house with a chemical lab … substances found are similar to ones (in lesser quantities located a previous chemical lab.” The following day, there’s a call in another part of the city for explosive experts to dispose of a “chemical cache.”
But the more salient issue may be how insurgents and Islamic extremists (possibly with the help of Iran) attempted to use these lethal and exotic arms. As Spencer noted earlier, a January 2006 war log claims that “neuroparalytic” chemical weapons were smuggled in from Iran.
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all - Jacob Hornberger
A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Gandhi
I never heard of Ayn Rand until I was 37. The educational establishment purposely hid her from me. Reading her book Atlas Shrugged and watching this clip of her I realize just how much I think like Ayn and always have. I never had that one person I could write about that I admired whenever prompted to by some school assignment. Had I known about Ayn Rand then it surely would have been her.
"Most feminists are multicultural relativists. They no longer have a vision of a single standard of universal human rights. They don’t want to judge one culture over another, so they ultimately favor equal rights for cannibals." -Phyllis Chesler http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/CheslerInterview.html
Astoria: We welcome an apocalyptic nutcase into a major international venue to spew an anti-Semitic rant and then we toast him at a fine hotel. No wonder the U.S. gets attacked. What do our enemies have to fear? Brad Morris (on ahmadinejad)
"Democrats don't deserve to win just because Republicans deserve to lose." -Massachusettes Governor at the Democratic Convention
Oh it's easy to find some one to play with And almost anyone will do to fill your idle time But that very special someone, You can share all your dreams with is so hard to find
And it use to be like me to settle for the physical But these days it ain't too easy to make up my mind Cause apparently your body is just to temporarily take up my precious time
See I've got to know that That I can be free with you and You've got to show that That you're worthy of my time Can you stimulate my mind?
And I know that it looks good, But can you be a part of my life And I'm sure that it feels good But can you be a part of my life And it probably even tastes good But can you be a part of my life I've got to know
I still appreciate the beauty of a man But there's more to what I need now than what meets the eye And if beauty's only skin deep, Then your pretty skin wont send me to my highest high Oh it's been along time come for maturity And I believe that its truly what it has to be Cause as much as I admire you My sexual desire, ain't controlling me