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#1 Why bother, just fill the tunnels with HTA gases and watch the enemy die. You can also use them to store raw sewage.
Posted by Silentbrick - Halliburton Lost Drill Bit Division 2012-03-10 00:14||
#2 Not sure what HTA is, but war gases are WMD.
Posted by gromky 2012-03-10 01:41||
#3 Dump seawater or raw sewage into the tunnels. Oh, better yet, send in sniffer-pigs strapped with explosives.
Posted by Charles 2012-03-10 01:43||
#4 Pump in propane, ignite the mixture, then inspect the tunnels. Of course, your guys need to wear oxygen masks since the fuel air mixture will have exhausted all of the oxygen in the tunnel.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2012-03-10 02:20||
#5 A sufficient amount of raw sewage in a confined space is a weapon of mass destruction.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-03-10 04:48||
#6 Some excellent suggestions---however, that's dealing with symptoms.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-10 05:53||
#7 HTA = Heavier Than Air. I would suggest CO2, but it would give the Glow-bull warming crowd ammunition ("see we told you it would kill people"). Propane is a great idea. Israel can play it as "we were offering them free fuel as a humanitarian gesture" ;)
Posted by abu do you love 2012-03-10 09:22||
#8 after further thinking, seems there should be some sort of psychotropic substance that is both HTA and encourages extreme paranoia and let the 'activists' take care of one another.
Posted by abu do you love 2012-03-10 09:24||
#9 hose too tail pipe problem solved.
Posted by chris 2012-03-10 09:58||
#10 Would a simple line charge along the border collapse the tunnels? I understand they aren't built very well, and aren't that deep.
Posted by gorb 2012-03-10 10:14||
Posted by Water Modem 2012-03-10 13:56||
#12 Nitrous oxide, then attack the giggles.
Posted by Grunter 2012-03-10 14:27||
#13 Actually, HTA gases are almost certainly out, not as WMD (they are not per se) but because they are chemical weapons. No can do. Fill it up with water? - yes. Flame throwers - possible, although some may wince at the excessive injury aspect.
Posted by Northern Cousin 2012-03-10 14:37||
#14 Upon rereading this -wait a minute -they are smuggling in building materials and energy supplies. Not one word of weapons. Why is this tunnel deemed to be a military target again?? Just because Israel claims a blockade doesnt mean you can do jack to these tunnels. And isnt that what we called the people from Sarajevo heros for -by supplying themselves for over a year by a single tunnel? Think again. If your country was blockaded for years -what would you do??
Posted by Northern Cousin 2012-03-10 14:45||
#15 "If your country was blockaded for years -what would you do??"
1. Give up trying to murder the inhabitants of the other country, for starters. Particularly give it up as a tenent of my country's very existance.
2. You must have missed the part at the beginning about "tunnel and bunker construction," so they can smuggle in and hide weapons to be used to murder Israelis. (And the Hezzies don't care if the murderees are Jewish Israelis or Arab Israelis.) I doubt the Israelis would care if they were just building homes, business buildings, and especially sewage treatment plants.
Posted by Barbara 2012-03-10 15:19||
#16 The country has been blockaded for years because they are smuggling in weapons, dear Northern Cousin. At one point they did some smoke tests, and discovered that some of the Gaza tunnels came up in Egyptian army camps. Also, they've been smuggling in missiles from Iran for years; the locally made Kassems aren't capable of reaching very far, yet somehow recently Gaza has been sending missiles winging toward the big cities, a neat proof of the accusations.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-10 15:26||
#17 At one point they did some smoke tests, and discovered that some of the Gaza tunnels came up in Egyptian army camps
please provide sources for this if possible, thanks
Posted by Kojack 2012-03-10 18:06||
#18 Weasels soaked in hot sauce, pack'em in a trailer and have an adjustable chute to deploy them straight into the entrance.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-03-10 18:11||
#19 Killer bees.
Posted by gorb 2012-03-10 18:27||
#20 please provide sources for this if possible, thanks
I can't off the top of my head, Kojak, although I'm sure it's somewhere in the Rantburg archives. However, I did find this, about the scale and impact of the tunnel economy, which mentions in passing the smuggling of weapons. Interesting, if not helpful.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-10 18:35||
#21 As kids we had hours of quality time with calcium carbide and water in gopher holes. Acetylene produced. BoOm-wah!
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-03-10 22:14||
#22 1) Lure 'em in the tunnel with the promise of a free, hot, rat-belly din-din w/ A can-O-Coke and a butter-scotch life-saver. Provide FAE nap.
Posted by Jusomble Whinens3272 2012-03-10 23:53||