Tuesday, December 04, 2012

life is not a movie

it wasn't all that long ago that we were told that the only way to make sure that a "rogue nation" didn't use  chemical and biological weapons, or let them fall into the wrong hands, was to conquer and occupy the country. short of that, there's no way to be sure that all the weapons are secure.

so how can these military options being considered hope to work?

to be clear, i'm not advocating that the u.s. (or anyone else) invade and occupy syria. it's just that the scenario in which a crack team goes in, grabs all the chemical and biological weapons from stockpiles scattered around the country, as well as all the equipment used to make those weapons, and then safely transports them out of the country, possibly while coming under fire, seems wildly implausible to me.