Comments: WMDs? What WMDs?

The more likely reason why more are not found is that the USA is a large, wealthy, industrialized country. Everything you need to make a WMD you can get here, or build from components you can buy here. Why bother smuggling it in? Smuggling in WMD from other countries is for amatures.

Posted by Professor Hale at February 14, 2011 11:49 AM

Also, remember that they are likely counting things like pipe bombs and FA firearms as "weapons of mass effect", since they have taken to using similar language in indicments.

Posted by Tracy at February 14, 2011 02:24 PM

Tracy beat me to it.

Taking it a step further Homeland Security has probably set the bar very low - to include precursor type materials, that may or may not be deemed a threat depending on the nature of the shipment (who is sending, who is receiving, etc.)

I also suspect that they do not want to begin to reveal just what types of materials they consider WMD related - to keep the real enemies guessing about our defenses, and also to prevent people from learning just what types of substances may have nefarious uses.

Posted by ThomasD at February 15, 2011 12:27 PM