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Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)
Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed

Posted on 11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST by lbryce

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To: jmacusa

“No doubt. Todays chemical are not the kind used in the First World War. My late grandfather served in the Untied States First Gas and Flame regiment in WW1. He was wounded three types by gas and had a portion of one lung removed. Only one wound resulted from German gas, the other two were from his own units stuff that blew back on them.”

First, my thanks to the Grandfather for his service and sacrifice. Chemical warfare is pretty deadly stuff.

Many of the chemical agents still considered a threat today were first used in WWI. However, there are many new ones as well.

The ones mentioned in the article are the “Nerve Agents.” These are really just very potent insecticides. The kill by disrupting the operation of nerve cells (neurons) and causing a rigid paralysis of muscle...causing you to suffocate because you can no longer breath properly. What makes them so bad is that they require such a very small dose to kill.

61 posted on 11/23/2012 10:58:02 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

But it’s okay, because the Assad dynasty has always been so good to Syrian Christians.

[yes, I threw up a little]

Thanks lbryce.

62 posted on 11/23/2012 7:02:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (
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To: hannibaal

Yes. You watch from the sidelines and root for both sides to win.

I don’t think your take on Iran is correct though. They are looking via nukes and proxies to be the hegemon in the region.

63 posted on 11/23/2012 8:21:59 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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To: Sola Veritas

Check out ‘’mutagens’’. These are nightmarish. They affect genes and genetic structures in the body.

64 posted on 11/24/2012 3:06:22 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Cronos

Absolutely. Stir the pot. Trust neither.

65 posted on 11/24/2012 11:56:21 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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