BREAKING NEWS from NBC Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order
Syria has mixed the binary chemical components and armed bombs and missles with GB nerve agent better known as Sarin. Sarin was developed by the Germans in 1938. It is a organophosphorus which attacks the nervous system killing withing 15 minutes. Once the chemicals are mixed to form Sarin they must be used within 60 days to be effective. A single artillery shell of GB could kill 20,000 plus in a city like Aleppo or Tel Aviv. It can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. The treatment for GB poisening is atropine.
My knowledge of chemical weapons comes from trainning I recieved at the US Armys former Nuclear Biologocial and Chemical school at Ft McClellan Alabama. I was trained their as a NBC operations specialist in 1980.
Sadam Hussain used Sarin on his own people and we know what the results were.As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the "precursor" chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs.
Most of the reports I have read indicate that Assad would use this dangerous chemical weapon on his own people. I believe he knows his days are numbered and he will use them on Israel. There are at least 8 installations in Syira where chemical weapons are known to be stored. Two of those are near the border with Lebanon and within range of Israel.
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