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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Like a Good Neighbor. . .

Fuck this planet!

--Red Planet


USA Today reports the Pentagon will "speed up efforts" to destroy its aging chemical weapons in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention of 29 April 1997 (Chemical Weapons Disposal on Fast Track.) However, they are still nine years behind schedule for completion of the project, and have only destroyed 60%, leaving more than 12,000 tons remaining in the U.S.'s arsenal.

"Despite the acceleration, the Pentagon doesn't expect to eliminate all of its chemical weapons until 2021, well past the 2012 deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention. To date, the military has destroyed 60% of the stockpile, which includes VX, GB and mustard gas produced before the weapons program was ended

U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) is the agency charged with the materiel destruction. Their motto is Commune Bonum (for the good of the community), and they've teamed with FEMA in these efforts, which should give us all peace of mind.

Remember when Colin Powell got his shorts in a wad over Dr. Death's
traveling laundry vans purportedly full of chemical weapons roving the Iraqi desert?

This would be a joke in an alternate universe.

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Anonymous sheerahkahn said...

Well, you have to admit that 60% destroyed is a lot better than being told, "oh yeah, those things, sure, you betcha, we'll get right on it, but t'cha ya know we are in a war, so...yeah, it won't be right away. Tell you what, why don't you go over there to your doll house, and play with the little dolls while the adults have adult chat, kk, sweetie. There you go, now don't you worry your pretty little head about thing."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:33:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

you know, if i were faced with trackless mountains honeycombed with caves where my enemy might be hiding, i doubt that i would grab a shotgun and a thumper and go right on in there.

instead, i would be more inclined to mix up a noxious brew of CS and mustard, hook up some slinky vents and a big ass fan, stand back and watch the motherfucking fun.

still, we were supposed to have moved far beyond those things.

it almost makes me wish that the airdales' fantasy of a war fought completely from the air, or by drones piloted from colorado.

yeah, that sounds about right. we almost succeeded in wiping smallpox from the face of the earth. two entities insisted on keeping stores of the virus. the CDC, just in case eradication was a premature triumph and to allow for future stock to make vaccines, but our good friends at langley.

they wanted "weapons grade" smallpox. i guess they never felt the indian wars were truly over.

we saw how trustworthy their stewardship of the anthrax stores has been.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 2:10:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

I retired out of Ft.McClellan in 89 and they were supposedly destroying nerve agent there thru burning. Supposedly seems the operant word. We had areas aon post that were still contaminated from WW1 mustard gas training.
Incredible stuff , but we invaded Irq b/c they might have a few mobile labs. This is where i roll on the floor laughing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:31:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Why not just leave and let them have their crummy ass caves?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:32:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

Not to get TOO cynical, but might we not be fighting all too soon about who gets to inhabit which cave?
Mike Shedlock's got a post up entitled Condo Auction Ends Abruptly Due To Low Bids.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 8:27:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i would be very happy to leave them to their caves jim.

too bad those decisions always happen way the fuck above my pay grade.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:19:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Our pay grade is tax paying citizens and this means those fuck sticks making the decisions SHOULD be working for us.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:03:00 AM GMT-5  

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