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EricRG
12-12-2002, 01:21 AM
Can someone clear this up for me...

Why is Yemen, one of the central homes of al Queda, allowed (by the US) to have SCUDS, but Iraq is not?:confused: :confused: :confused:

Exhaust Port
12-12-2002, 02:19 AM
Just curious, where did you read this?

Beast
12-12-2002, 02:24 AM
Yeah, usually when people want to discuss things. They post either the discussion topic, or where to find it. Just a suggestion. :D

As for the topic, where are you getting that the U.S. is allowing Yemen to have Scud missles. The only thing about Scud missles and Yemen was the fact that a shipment of Scuds to Yemen from N. Korea was seized. And according to the news, the Bush has been courting and praising Yemen, as an ally against the terrorists. Remeber, not everyone from the Middle East is evil. :p

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/021210/5/qrkq.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2002-12-10-yemen-missiles_x.htm

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

EricRG
12-12-2002, 03:00 AM
Wow guys, even CNN has this as it's major story. Didn't think the cnn.com cover story of the past 3 days required a reference...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :confused:

Bush (or whomever) has declared it OK for these missles to go to Yemen (this is yesterdays CNN headline). Isn't it also a no-no (according to that treaty North Korea has with us) for N. Korea to proliferate WMD??? Or is that treaty null since N. Korea already broke it?

So Bush calls Yemen an "ally" right now...Reagan also used to consider Iraq an "ally". The fact remains that Yemen is one of the birthplaces of al Queda and is in a HIGHLY unstable part of the world. Isn't Bush supposed to be "anti-proliferation"? Oh yeah, I forgot, Bush is only anti-prolif towards those HE has deemed "EVIL".

Personally, no matter what Bush says, I feel more uncomfortable with these things in Yemen than in Iraq.

EricRG
12-12-2002, 03:16 AM
Is it "missle" or "missile"?

The Overlord Returns
12-12-2002, 09:00 AM
It's missile.

My understanding is that SCUD missiles, while america wants them catalogued, do not fall under the category of WMD. Besides ericRG...........Saudi Arabia is THE birthplace of Al Qaeda, and Bush loves that country......

EricRG
12-12-2002, 11:42 AM
Overlord,

Can chemical weapons be used as warheads for these things?

Bush loving Saudi Arabia isn't exactly the issue, but you are right!

Fulit
12-12-2002, 11:49 AM
From what I've read, it's not that Bush allowed Yemen to have the scuds, it's more like the U.S. only has authority to search, not seize. Typical red-tape crap that will end up biting us in the @ss later, as always. Basically, all we're allowed to do is sit back and ascertain that these people have all these weapons. Ridiculous.

stillakid
12-12-2002, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by EricRG
Can someone clear this up for me...

Why is Yemen, one of the central homes of al Queda, allowed (by the US) to have SCUDS, but Iraq is not?:confused: :confused: :confused:


O....I....L


And, yes, "we've" allowed them to retain possession of the missiles as long as they promise that they are only for Yemini defense and they won't sell them to anyone else. :rolleyes: Yeah right.

But, playin' with guns n' stuff is all just innocent fun. Boys will be boys...right?;)

sith_killer_99
12-12-2002, 06:20 PM
Saddams'
Cannibalistic
Underground
Dwellers

hehehe

Perhaps they do not consider them weapons of mass destruction until they have an actual warhead.

BTW, SCUD's can carry nuke warheards.;)

As for the "boy's and their guns" line, I won't comment. (I am in the Army afterall). But then, so was my wife.:p

Fulit
12-12-2002, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by sith_killer_99
Saddams'
Cannibalistic
Underground
Dwellers



Now theres a fun game. Let me try:

Saddam's
Cud-Chewing
Underwear-Stealing
Dwarves.

Oh. Well.:dead:

jobi
12-12-2002, 11:01 PM
SCUDS aren't Weapons of Mass Destruction. Unless they have Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear Warheads. These were fitted with conventional warheads. Why should WE interfere with a country we don't have weapons sanctions against. EricRG wants us to take weapons that could be used to defend their country away, because people from Al-Qaeda are there?? Big news for you Al-Qaeda is everywhere.

EricRG
12-12-2002, 11:13 PM
I advocated taking the missiles??? Can you show me the quote??? Don't bother looking, because I didn't.

I'm just wondering why the double-standard. If these things were headed to Iraq, we'd be at war right now. You bet your azz we would have seized the missiles.

Yes al Queda is everywhere...but don't you think their CONCENTRATION and INFLUENCE might be greater in Yemen?

And can you not exchange warheads?

Why the secrecy of the whole operation?

jobi
12-12-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by EricRG
Wow guys, even CNN has this as it's major story. Didn't think the cnn.com cover story of the past 3 days required a reference...:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :confused:

Bush (or whomever) has declared it OK for these missles to go to Yemen (this is yesterdays CNN headline). Isn't it also a no-no (according to that treaty North Korea has with us) for N. Korea to proliferate WMD??? Or is that treaty null since N. Korea already broke it?

So Bush calls Yemen an "ally" right now...Reagan also used to consider Iraq an "ally". The fact remains that Yemen is one of the birthplaces of al Queda and is in a HIGHLY unstable part of the world. Isn't Bush supposed to be "anti-proliferation"? Oh yeah, I forgot, Bush is only anti-prolif towards those HE has deemed "EVIL".

Personally, no matter what Bush says, I feel more uncomfortable with these things in Yemen than in Iraq.


Ok I retract saying, that you said we should take them. That's what I got out of your posts. I was simplifying what I thought your meaning was. I'm sorry. With my line of work it just kind of irritates me when other Americans talk about certain "world issues" in a negative way. But that is your right, so just ignore my rants. Sometimes reading too much into what is said and then replying about what you think the meaning is, can make things worse.(enlightening huh?) :D Once again I'm sorry for misquoting you.

EricRG
12-12-2002, 11:51 PM
jobi, apology not necessary, but accepted. Yeah, that's the essential shortcoming of words...they're subject to interpretation.

Emperor Howdy
12-13-2002, 12:00 AM
In best Cartman voice:

"Bunch of God**** tree-huggin' hippies."

:D

EricRG
12-13-2002, 12:23 AM
Howdy-

Replies of that sort are LAME. Heard it 1000 times.

Emperor Howdy
12-13-2002, 12:32 AM
1000 times, ey? You mean 1000 times like "Boohoo, I hate that hypocrite Bush!...Waaa, this whooole thing is about oil! Sniff-sniff, let's all blame the U.S. government and give Saddam a hand-***" 1000 times? Yeah....I hear ya. :rolleyes:


By the way.....my comment was a joke. You know..."A joke".....kinda like this thread. :evil:

The Overlord Returns
12-13-2002, 09:47 AM
I can't believe you can't say damn on this site.......


Oh, wait, maybe you can't say god damn........

EricRG
12-13-2002, 09:58 AM
Glad you're wasting your time on a "joke thread", Howdy.:happy:

sith_killer_99
12-13-2002, 12:08 PM
Emperor Howdy always wastes his time with joke threads.;)

We still love ya Howdy...while simultaneously respecting everyones opinion.:crazed: (darn tree huggin hippies).;)

jjreason
12-14-2002, 03:54 AM
At face value it seems to me unwise to release the weapons after all the planning and risk to board and capture the ship. Let's talk to the operatives and see how they feel about it....

"Aw heck, we was just out practisin' is all!"

or

"........................................"

I think I know what their answer would be. Great job by the military guys on that one, too bad the system seems to have no teeth nowadays.

Emperor Howdy
12-14-2002, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by sith_killer_99
Emperor Howdy always wastes his time with joke threads.;)


Excellent point! :D

























Heeeeeeeey.......wait a minute! :mad:

sith_killer_99
12-15-2002, 09:57 AM
LOL:p