NationStates Jolt Archive

Proposal: Eliminate Anthrax

21-06-2005, 18:50
My fellow Nationstates-men and women, we cannot continue to allow Anthrax to be used within our borders. It is simply too harmful to the people of our countries. Please approve my proposal on page 11 and we can end the use of this horrible substance for good!
21-06-2005, 18:59
Wrong forum. Most of the people here blatantly ignore the UN. Anyway, anthrax is too fun as a bioweapon to give up.
21-06-2005, 19:34
I support your propsal, and will happily begin the process by carpeting all your arable land with napalm, so as to eliminate any naturally-occouring anthrax that may exist within your borders.
21-06-2005, 19:46
Our anthrax is not a biological WMD, it is for research only. We are studying the effects on anthrax and it's reponses under various conditions, such as high temperature, chlorine enviroments, genetic manipulation. See, we only wish to study adaptation or biological systems.
Refill Pad
21-06-2005, 21:25
i agree with you, but hasnt there already been a past motion for the romoval of bio-wepons??
Texan Hotrodders
21-06-2005, 21:32
i agree with you, but hasnt there already been a past motion for the romoval of bio-wepons??

Yes. I would encourage all of you to read the list of passed resolutions ( either on this forum or the UN page) so that you know what's been done and what you might want to do.
21-06-2005, 21:35
Yes there has been a UN resolution banning bio-weapons.

Focussing on one ineffective bio-weapon such as anthrax is a bit too focussed. If something like this is taken seriously wouldn't that mean we would have to ban one bio-weapon by one bio-weapon if a debate like this comes up again?
21-06-2005, 22:50
I'm sorry, how are you going to eliminate a naturally-occuring cattle disease, caused by naturally-occurring spores? Do you intend a large-scale inoculation campaign, or something else? Because that won't eliminate the spores.

Or are you specifically referring to the use of anthrax as a biological weapon against other sentient beings? Please clarify.
21-06-2005, 23:32
It is possible that we misinterpreted their messsage.if so, it is only fair to warn you that a squad of our best troops has been dispatched to help protect
Scott Ian.
22-06-2005, 07:53
Yep, that's a good idea. Let's outlaw the HIV virus, cancer, bird flu, and tuberculosis as well. Problems solved! Now the medical researchers can all take a well-deserved break.

And, er, anthrax isn't a substance. As Enn has pointed out, it is a disease.

Edit: And also the name of a rock band. Thank you Gelfland.
22-06-2005, 22:18
I support your proposal on eliminating it has no use but for a |Biological weapon and if it is COMPLETLEY destroyed then it shal kill no more...

Stick with this one and you will have a good chance to pass it...
22-06-2005, 23:33
Gelfland feels that complete eradication of a species, no matter how harmful it may seem, is unwise unless it's role in the ecosystem is completely understood. however, since I already have a suffient quantity to perpetuate the strain, I will gladly dispatch my aerospace forces to assist you in your efforts. I strongly reccomend that you arrange an alternate supply of food for your populace, as your own agricultural cpacity will be completely destroyed as a precaustion against infection.
23-06-2005, 16:21
I don't, yet, see how anyone can support this proposal.... It's more of an idea, at this point. I'll hang my decision on seeing the final proposal. Until then... Talk amongst yourselves.