Where did the term "weapons of mass destruction" come from

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WMD: Where Did the Phrase Come from?

That’s the attack that Picasso’s Guernica is a response to.

Wow. So if what was dropped on Guernica in 1937 is considered a Weapon of Mass Destruction, surely in 2003 Saddam Hussein had such … “technology”?

Someone, somewhere, must have tinkered with the baseline, because if I’m not disinformed, aren’t Israel and Hezbollah lobbing these things over the fence like tennis balls in a Seniors Tournament?

Personally, I prefer to blame Scooter Libby.

I had thought that scholars had traced the phrase to the seminal movie, “Weapons Of Ass Destruction”.

Can we keep the political shtick to a minimum?


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So, no, what was dropped on Guernica were convential bombs, with incendiaries thrown in. Obsolete arsenal for dozens of countries today.