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2018-03-08 Britain
Nerve Agent Used in Attack on Former Russian Spy in England
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 03:21|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [398 views ]  Top

#1 How soon can we get someone here from Porton Down? Very soon sir, very soon.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 03:31||   2018-03-08 03:31|| Front Page Top

#2 People seem to be able to just walk all this nasty stuff into Old Blighty at will. Story there somewhere...
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-03-08 07:45||   2018-03-08 07:45|| Front Page Top

#3 I do not believe them regarding the nerve agent. No proof is offered, just a 'we know but aren't saying'; that attitude isn't cutting it. They have completely eroded any intrinsic trust I might have had in their purported fairness and civic responsibility. They would CYA now purely out of habit or just to obfuscate. Damn them all.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-03-08 09:41||   2018-03-08 09:41|| Front Page Top

#4 Russia has denied responsibility for the attack, despite the similarity between this attack and the recent death of one of Pudgy Kim's relatives.
Posted by SteveS 2018-03-08 10:38||   2018-03-08 10:38|| Front Page Top

#5 I didn't think one survived a nerve agent attack
Posted by Thusogum Untervehr8571 2018-03-08 11:17||   2018-03-08 11:17|| Front Page Top

#6 They used to supply atropine injectors for field use. Atropine works to a degree (it's better than nothing) but has its own problems.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-03-08 12:09||   2018-03-08 12:09|| Front Page Top

#7 The nearby British CBRN facility may have
a...... Bruce Irvins problem.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-03-08 12:17||   2018-03-08 12:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Insecticide?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-03-08 12:28||   2018-03-08 12:28|| Front Page Top

#9 Some of them were 'discovered' in research for improved insecticides. Some use the same base as common insecticides. This is a useful link:

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tfacts166.pdf

Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-03-08 13:28||   2018-03-08 13:28|| Front Page Top

#10 Now 21 people are being treated for possible exposure to a nerve agent? I take back what I said earlier. This sounds like it might be a persistent nerve agent. Or herd behavior, but I'm tending to something persistent now. Sample is too large.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/08/uk-officials-say-21-people-now-being-treated-in-ex-russian-spy-poisoning.html
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-03-08 14:39||   2018-03-08 14:39|| Front Page Top

#11  This incident in DC last week appeared only once in the media & nothing since.
11 Marines affected in hazmat incident at Fort Myer near Pentagon
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-03-08 15:47||   2018-03-08 15:47|| Front Page Top

#12 #10

VX is persistent in the environment> That's why it is used as an area denial weapon.
Posted by DonM 2018-03-08 18:51||   2018-03-08 18:51|| Front Page Top

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