Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Back when Sir Reagan ruled the US, Iraq used chemical weapons in Iran, and it was no big deal

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    The difference is that Syria is using theirs.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago

    Except the US has gotten rid of theirs seeing as how chemical weapons have proven so ineffective and little used. I’d bet shelling that town in Syria with explosive rounds would have done more damage and caused more casualties.
    That was the case with Saddam’s use of these weapons on the Iranians and Kurds and the case in WW 1 as well.

    Of course, since Benson knows zip point $#@+ about chemical weapons he just goes with the popular and ill-informed version in making his cartoon.

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    still believe that Iraq had anything to do with Saudi Arabians, Sheltered in Pakistan is the jurisdiction of Iraq….

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Chemical weapons are inferior to explosives.
    Wind gusts, turbulence, these affect the dose up to 100 fold.

    Putting 100 times more than should be necessary will do the trick if the stockpiles are large enough (think USA) and this will kill all animals while leaving structures intact.
    Neutron bombs are similar but have a long waiting period before the structures can be occupied.
    But this using of small ineffective amounts of gas is gamesmanship and very well could be carried out by the rebels the get the dumb Americans involved, we are easy that way.
    Understanding how chemical weapons function is the job of the government and they will use the most effective means available to kill their enemies.
    Gas warfare is not effective and would only get them attacked by neighbors, why would Assad do that?

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty much. After the USSR collapsed the US shipped theirs off to a disposal facility in the Pacific where they rendered the stuff mostly inert and then dumped in deep ocean.
    Besides, making these chemical weapons isn’t that hard.

  7. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Not much of a comparison here…….

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sarin is pretty easy to make, VX not so much, but neither is either as effective, or horrendous, in actual use. As stipple rightly notes, pretty useless actually in combat situations, inaccurate, and easily defended against by any modern military. (Of course, the U.S. will give our troops “protective gear”, and pre-treatments, that are more dangerous than the weapons! Please note “Gulf War Syndrome”, that was, and is real, just like Agent Orange damage!)

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