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Old 26-04-2014, 03:54 AM   #61
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Sarin was discovered in 1938 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld in Germany by scientists at IG Farben attempting to create stronger pesticides; it is the most toxic of the 4 G-S eries nerve agents made by Germany. The compound, which followed the discovery of the nerve agent tabun, was named in honour of its discoverers: Schrader, Ambros, Rüdiger and Van der Linde..In mid-1939, the formula for the agent was passed to the chemical warfare section of the German Army Weapons Office, which ordered that it be brought into mass production for wartime use. A number of pilot plants were built, and a high-production facility was under construction (but was not finished) by the end of World War II. Estimates for total sarin production by Nazi Germany range from 500 kg to 10 tons.. Though sarin, tabun and soman were incorporated into artillery shells, Germany did not use nerve agents against Allied targets...

1950s (early): NATO adopted sarin as a standard chemical weapon, and both the USSR and the United States produced sarin for military purposes...

1953: 20-year-old Ronald Maddison, a Royal Air Force engineer from Consett, County Durham, died in human testing of sarin at the Porton Down chemical warfare testing facility in Wiltshire. Ten days after his death an inquest was held in secret which returned a verdict of "misadventure". In 2004, the inquest was reopened and, after a 64-day inquest hearing, the jury ruled that Maddison had been unlawfully killed by the "application of a nerve agent in a non-therapeutic experiment."

1956: Regular production of sarin ceased in the United States, though existing stocks of bulk sarin were re-distilled until 1970..March 1988: Over the span of two days in March, the ethnic Kurd city of Halabja in northern Iraq (population 70,000) was bombarded with chemical and cluster bombs, which included sarin, in the Halabja poison gas attack. An estimated 5,000 people died...Missile warhead cutaway, showing M134 Sarin bomblets (c. 1960)...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvARL0Hzcoo


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1994: The Japanese religious sect Aum Shinrikyo released an impure form of sarin in Matsumoto, Nagano, killing 8 people and harming over 200...995: Aum Shinrikyo sect released an impure form of sarin in the Tokyo Metro. Thirteen people died. (see Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway)...

1998: In the US, Time Magazine and CNN ran unconfirmed news stories alleging that in 1970 U.S. Air Force A-1E Skyraiders engaged in a covert operation called Operation Tailwind, in which they deliberately dropped sarin-containing weapons on U.S. troops who had defected in Laos..2004: Iraqi insurgents detonated a 155 mm shell containing binary precursors for sarin near a U.S. convoy in Iraq...

April 1988: Sarin was used 4 times against Iranian soldiers in April 1988 at the end of the Iran–Iraq War, helping Iraqi forces to retake control of the al-Faw Peninsula during the Second Battle of al-Faw. Using satellite imagery, the United States assisted Iraqi forces in locating the position of the Iranian troops during those attacks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhmXleZXAr0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tailwind
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...153235&page=10Mandrake, do you remember what Clemenceau once said? He said "War is too important to be left to the generals." When he said that, fifty years ago, he may have been right. But now war is too important to be left to the politicians. They have neither the time nor inclination for strategic thought...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...=65232&page=58
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