Thursday, November 19, 2015

ISIS Intent on Chemical Weapons

From Associated Press:

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region, according to Iraqi and U.S. intelligence officials.

Their quest raises an alarming scenario for the West, given the determination to strike major cities that the group showed with its bloody attack last week in Paris. U.S. intelligence officials don't believe IS has the capability to develop sophisticated weapons like nerve gas that are most suited for a terrorist attack on a civilian target. So far the group has used mustard gas on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria.
This is likely to produce a remarkable political shift in America.  Name a major population center in America that isn't flaming liberals.  ISIS using asuch weapons will move the U.S. from progressive "We look forward to submission to the Caliphate" to "make the Middle East a glassy plain."

2 comments:

Jim said...

I hope you're right, but never underestimate the ability of those on the left to adhere to their position regardless of the potential pain for everybody - even themselves.

I saw a facebook post that called Republicans cowards because they wanted stricter vetting for refugees. It's easy to be brave with someone else's life.

StormCchaser said...

You are giving liberals too much credit. They are not mentally equipped to deal with this sort of reality. Certainly a few would wake up from their fantasy land, but many, often powerful liberals would not.

Notice how, after 9-11, which killed lots of liberals, their awakening lasted a few months. It wasn't long before their main concern was hypothetical targeting of Muslims, and the evils of Bush.