Skip to comments.World War I Battlefield Gas Believed In Use Against Paris Protesters Today
Posted on 12/08/2018 5:45:00 AM PST by Nextrush
"The gas is believed to be phosgene"
As published around 5am by BBC News online, removed from later versions
It was just last month (November 11th) that world leaders from some 80 nations gathered at the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the end of World War I.
It was reported earlier this morning that its believed a battlefield gas from World War I, phosgene, is being used in that same area against the "yellow vest" protesters today.
An account on the BBC website saying that was published around 5am Eastern, but a later version did not mention it.....
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“it is believed”???
That’s some nasty stuff. Occasionally I was exposed to it in the Refrigeration field though not a super pure form of it.
What stopped you from posting the whole thing?
It looks like the phosgene story can be traced back to a BBC report that the Been may have either retracted or sent down a memory hole. Can’t find any confirmation on the use of phosgene.
No its BS. Phosgene kills.
Low does of phosgene are FATAL. 50 PPM IIRC will induce severe pulmonary edema.
Your lungs drown, you die.
Has to be a translation issue.
Agreed. If the phosgene alert went off , or you smelled cherries, it was a bad day at the workplace.
Phosgene, which smells like moldy hay, is also an irritant but six times more deadly than chlorine gas. Phosgene is also a much stealthier weapon: its colorless, and soldiers did not at first know they had received a fatal dose. After a day or two, victims lungs would fill with fluid, and they would slowly suffocate in an agonizing death. Although the Germans were the first to use phosgene on the battlefield, it became the primary chemical weapon of the Allies. Phosgene was responsible for 85% of chemical-weapons fatalities during World War I.
Phosgene is used in plastics manufacturing, so it is an available chemical. It would be grotesque if the government was using this, but governments have done many grotesque things to their own citizens through history, including murder by the millions.
Macaroni would not dare use phosgene on his own people.
Hard to believe the French government would commit suicide that way.
They are not the Chinese or Russians.
Yeah, and it just happened to be laying around in a deployable state today, not in 100 year old artillery rounds. ‘Hey, let’s use this!’
Yeah. What a load of crap.
Assad would not use chemical weapons on his own people, especially at times when he was near victory. Government troops would not kill protestors at the Kiev protests. It doesn't matter if Macron uses the deadly weapons or not. If people believe that troops are being ruthless in curtailing the protestors, that's as effective as it actually happening.
I am still waiting for Al Quedas suitcase nukes to be exploded.
If the French were using gas, the Germans and the Brits would already be moving on Paris. No one is going to let that crap happen in the west without a significant response.
Hey no big deal but you really messed up on this one. You’d have done better to listen to Humblegunner the first time.
If a nation used phosgene against an enemy in wartime, that would be a war crime. To do so against rioting civilians in your in country is inconceivable, especially when governments have gases that can make people vomit and skunkspray, which would disperse any crowd. I call BS on this report.
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