31 Aug '13, 6pm

OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK. US HISTORY OF SARIN PRODUCTION. #Syria #hypocrisy

The work on particulate CS could be extrapolated to another type of chemical agent that was of extreme interest in the 1960's: incapacitating agents. These were initially seen by some as a panacea to make warfare safe and humane. Thousands of potential compounds were screened, obtained from government sources in the United States and from commercial pharmaceutical companies around the world. Although there were several promising materials, primarily mental incapacitants, only BZ was ever standardized. The problem of incapacitants, or incapacitating agents, is complex. The use of incapacitants in warfare is considered to be prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention even though only a single agent, BZ (3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate), and its immediate precursors are included as listed compounds (Schedule 2) in that Treaty. In retrospect, while BZ was the only incapacitating ...

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