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Posted by gromky 2013-01-18 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Syria
#1 When I was in, the response if one of your buddies started doing the funky chicken was to shoot him with a couple of Atropine ampules, which were to be issued if going into gas country.
Same antidote you'll see on Raid.
Coincidence? I think not.
#2 Russian theater crisis. After a two-and-a-half day siege, Russian Spetsnaz forces pumped an unknown chemical agent (thought to be fentanyl, or 3-methylfentanyl) into the building's ventilation system and raided it. Wonder if this gas was similar? Some 39 hostage-takers (Islamists separatists) were killed and some 129 hostages were killed.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-18 10:17||
#3 I understand it was a quick-acting, powerful sedative. IIRC, hospitals use it for surgeries. If the doctors who were subsequently mustered and sent in had known, it would have helped a lot.
Posted by gorb 2013-01-18 13:44||
#4 Some 39 hostage-takers (Islamists separatists) were killed and some 129 hostages were killed.
And it's been pretty quiet since then, too.
Posted by gorb 2013-01-18 13:49||
#5 Same antidote you'll see on Raid.
Them must be some tiny little syringes.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-18 16:25||