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Preparing for War Part V: Forget the plastic sheets

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by QKRTHNU, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. QKRTHNU

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    http://www.sierratimes.com/03/02/16/arpubrt021603.htm
     
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    QKRTHNU,

    Excellent article. Thanks for writing it. Much of this I did not know, much of it I had never heard off.
    I printed it out just incase the mods here choose to close your thread as they seem to do to a lot of good threads.

    SteyrAUG,

    This may have been covered before, but I didn't see it. I don't have the time to read every single thread in the entire forum. Or every single individual topic.
    So for me this is NEW.
    And one more thing. The link to the other thread on this topic would not open. Lots of good it did me.

    To ALL,

    Just because a subject may have been covered before doesn't mean it should be put down, or closed. Different people have different perspectives about things.
    And not all of us see all the threads. This forum has gone nuts. In just the short time it has existed the number of threads and posts has become staggering.
    I realize that control needs to be exercised, but in my opinion it is being excessivly used on this forum.
    I am a member of other forums, they have controls too. And yet I don't see threads being closed down every day, or just disapearing from sight.
    Please cut us some slack.
    Oh yes, I'm sure there will be those who say, "If you don't like it, leave" well, I ignore you guys. That attitude is not condusive to keeping the family attitude and values that exist here.
    For the most part I like this forum. I won't leave. And I will voice my opinions and feelings.
     
  4. QKRTHNU

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    J Miller,

    I didn't write this article. Just pasted & linked to it.

    I thought it was a very cool headed look at the realities of chem warfare.
     
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    The article QKRTHNU posted is substantially correct. Note that it comes from the perspective that the danger of such weapons is grossly overrated and that other less dismissive perspectives may be correct to a greater or lesser extent.

    Personally and professionally, I do not consider the terrorist use of chemical, biological, or even atomic weapons to be an enormous danger. The article accuratly points out that chemical weapons are area denial weapons and awarness and avoidance will do more good than swaddling oneself in saran. Biological agents are of little use as weapons since they are difficult to the point of the rediculous to handle and deliver. Atomic weapons are extraodinarily difficult to get, transport, and deploy. They are one shots that will produce prompt and long term damage, but are survivable for many that will be caught in the blast area. Remember that the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not wholey obliterated by the weapons we dropped there.


    SteyrAUG,

    I made a quick review of the thread you referenced and I did not find the information you indicated was there. If I just overlooked it please direct me to it.
     
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