Chemical terrorism now a reality, extremists getting real warfare agents - Lavrov:
There is intelligence about terrorist groups acquiring access to scientific and technical documentation for the production of chemical weapons, and seizing equipment needed for such production, according to Lavrov. This involves foreign specialists in order to master the synthesis of chemical warfare agents. Ref. Source 3t.
To me this is more scary than if they got a hold of a nuclear weapon because so many things has to be done to set it off but not with chemicals.
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New way to treat nerve damage caused by insecticides and chemical weapons. New research has uncovered a potential new therapy for the currently untreatable delayed neuropathy caused by acute exposure to insecticides or chemical weapons that attack the nervous system. The study identifies a new biological mechanism responsible for the neuropathy, as well as the drugs to treat it. Source 9k.
Warning: Chemical weapons risk during a period of very rapid scientific change. Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against civilians in Syria, and in the targeted assassination operations using VX nerve agent in Malaysia and novichok nerve agent in the UK. Source 6b.
And the worry is real and I think this kind of warfare I'd more common than we think. Imagine with all the immunizations and technology people are become sick from disease more. That puts a strain on the economy and is a subtle warfare tactic.
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