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2013-01-18 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian govt apparently used BZ gas on rebels
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Posted by gromky 2013-01-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6458 views ]  Top
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#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.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-01-18 09:08||   2013-01-18 09:08|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-18 10:17|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-18 13:44|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-01-18 13:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Same antidote you'll see on Raid.
Them must be some tiny little syringes.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-18 16:25||   2013-01-18 16:25|| Front Page Top

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