Author Topic: How 700 tons of chemical weapons will be turned into 1.5 million gallons of industrial waste at sea: The container ship at the centre of the operation to destroy Bashar al-Assad's stockpile  (Read 217 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2675285/From-Syria-Finland-unprecedented-operation-sea-destroy-Bashar-al-Assads-deadly-chemical-weapons-stockpile.html

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Chemical weapons will be transported from Middle East to Scandinavia
700 tons of nerve agents and mustard gas are going to be destoryed at sea
The material has already left Syria on its way to international waters
American-owned ship called Cape Ray has been turned into processing plant
Chemicals will mainly be decommissioned in an undisclosed location at sea
Leftover waste products will then be disposed of around northern Europe


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Oh, Geez. Thanks once again. 1.5 million gallons of lethally contaminated waste to go with the radioactives from Russia and GWB's blythe suggestion for a US missile shield that can take out incoming from 3000 miles away.

Scuse me? Have you guys ever measured the Atlantic?

We get rain, bad weather and more rain. We even get rains of fish and frogs. Some places get squid. But rains of shrapnel  at terminal velocity are a bit beyond the pale.

Sorry, pet peeve, that.

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what does it mean to "decommission" a chemical?  Will it be mustered out with honors?  A medal?  What?

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Well -

When ships are decommisioned they are cut up for scrap.
Aircraft get parked in the desert and slowly looted.
Vehicles are sold to the highest bidder or crushed.
Officers get a dishonorable discharge.
Soldiers are left to die by the VA.

Medals are not likely to be involved in this case.  :tongue2:
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