Sarin Gas: Syria’s Deadly Chemical Weapon

NBC News and Fox News reported Wednesday that a U.S. official claimed Syria’s military has loaded chemical weapons into aerial bombs and is awaiting authorization for their use from embattled President Bashar Assad.

NBC News writes:

The military has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs that could be dropped onto the Syrian people from dozens of fighter-bombers, the officials said. As recently as Tuesday, officials had said there was as yet no evidence that the process of mixing the “precursor” chemicals had begun. But Wednesday, they said their worst fears had been confirmed: The nerve agents were locked and loaded inside the bombs. […]

Originally developed in Germany as a pesticide in 1938, according to GlobalPost, Sarin gas is a nerve agent, meaning it attacks the nervous system of the human body. The Germans quickly realized the gas’ usefulness for warfare upon its development, but chose not to use the deadly weapon against allied forces during WWII.

Sarin is a clear, colorless and tasteless liquid, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) explains, and as a gas it cannot be detected by smell. Exposure to Sarin can come through skin contact, eye contact, through breathing in air that contains Sarin or by drinking water mixed with the agent.

The deadly chemical was banned under the United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, according to UPI.

The Council on Foreign Relations explains how Sarin disrupts the nervous system and overstimulates muscles and organs:

In high doses, sarin suffocates its victims by paralyzing the muscles around their lungs. One hundred milligrams of sarin (about one drop) can kill the average person in a few minutes if he or she’s not given an antidote. Experts say sarin is more than 500 times as toxic as cyanide.

Former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein used a combination of chemical gasses, including Sarin, in his campaign against the Kurds in 1987 to 1988. The worst assault took place in the village of Halabja in 1988 and killed between 3,200 and 5,000 people, according to the BBC.

Sarin was also used in terrorist attacks on the Tokyo subway in 1995, when members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo left punctured packages of low-lethal sarin in the underground. In addition, the group had used previously used Sarin during an attack in the central Japanese city of Matsumoto, CFR details.

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  • wargame1

    It was Iran who used the chemical weapon on the Kurds. Saddam Hussain didnt have any chemical weapon and the slanders against him fall flat on the face of the fraud. There were many weapon inspector went to Iraq , the country was totally scanned but no sign of WMD. 

    There were European experts went to examine the dead body of those Kurds in Halabza and they found the sign of Cyanide gas and Iran posses that kind of weapon,besides it was believed that Saddam supposed to have Mastered Gas which also proven false but Either case Saddam had nothing to do with that Halabza incident.It was a desperate attempt by the occupation force to frame saddam with anything viable in order to invade the second largest oil reserve on the planet estimated 9 to 12 trillion dollar worth of oil !! why not……

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      i hope iran uses those abc-weapons you are talking about on the wahab-iblis

      • Btru2u

        Why are you and moe just stick to t he press tv site ,where Sunnis are not allowed to speak. Unfortunately the truth hurts and all you can say in return is typical kill all Sunnis propaganda and vile slander. You show the world what you kind are really like , continuing to put yourselves down . Truth stands clear from falsehood.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          well, moe and i are paid by the iranian government to spread shia propaganda on this site why we stick to yalibnan while other iraniAngel agents take care of press tv… it is that simple

      • wargame1

         Do you read the Shia teaching on how to kill and steal the sunnis?  !! Please read the following teaching coming from your holy book on the sunnis

        “ The money of the Al-Nasib (the Sunni) is Halal (permissible to be stolen) and every thing he owns is Halal.” ( Al-Tusi,Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 2, p. 48 and  Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 11, p.60)
         
        “Take the money (meaning by stealing or rip-off) of Al-Nasib (the Sunni) wherever you find it and pay to us Al-Khums (one fifth of the money).”  (Al-Tusi, Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 1, p. 384, Ibn Idriss,  Al-Sarair p. 484,  and Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 340, p.6)

        Your holy book teach hate with no reason and any child who are brought up in this environment reading these book can be a sunni killer .So what do you think about Chemical weapon dispense on the sunnis ? Is it halal too?

    • Moe28

       Your a joke

      • wargame1

        Shia’s 12 Imam will supposedly destroy the Ka’bah and the two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina according to the shia prophesy !!

        “Al-Qaim (Shia’s Mahdi) will demolish Haram Mosque (in Mecca) down to its foundation and the Messenger’s Mosque (Prophet Mohammad’s s.a.w. Mosque in Medina) down to its foundation.” (Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 338, and Al-Tusi, Al-Ghaibah, p. 282)

        “When Imam Mahdi rises up, he will demolish Al-Haram Mosque ( in Mecca) …’” (Al-Mufid, Al-Irshad. p. 411 and At-Tusi, Kitab al Ghaibah, p. 282)

         “Do you know what the Qa’im (Shia’s Mahdi) will start with? What he will start with is that he will dig up/out  the graves of these two (Abu Bakr al-Siddiq r.a. and Umar bin al-Khattab r.a., Prophet Mohammad’s companions and successors as Caliphs) while they are still wet and fresh and burn/cremate them and throw them (their ashes) into the wind. And he will break/destroy the Mosque (meaning the holy Al-Haram Mosque of Mecca).” (Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 386)   

        Now tell me if you call yourself a Muslim and find the above in your holy book about demolishing the Kaba and the mosque of the Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) what will be your reaction? This is not a Joke so let us ask Allah to guide us in the correct path. Ameen.

        • Moe28

          Your insane…

        • Hannibal

          I am certain you have a beard and if I ever meet you I would change career to become a barber and shave all of your beards with an ass shave for free…

  • wargame1

    It was Iran who used the chemical weapon on the Kurds. Saddam Hussain didnt have any chemical weapon and the slanders against him fall flat on the face of the fraud. There were many weapon inspector went to Iraq , the country was totally scanned but no sign of WMD. 

    There were European experts went to examine the dead body of those Kurds in Halabza and they found the sign of Cyanide gas and Iran posses that kind of weapon,besides it was believed that Saddam supposed to have Mastered Gas which also proven false but Either case Saddam had nothing to do with that Halabza incident.It was a desperate attempt by the occupation force to frame saddam with anything viable in order to invade the second largest oil reserve on the planet estimated 9 to 12 trillion dollar worth of oil !! why not……

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      i hope iran uses those abc-weapons you are talking about on the wahab-iblis

      • Btru2u

        Why are you and moe just stick to t he press tv site ,where Sunnis are not allowed to speak. Unfortunately the truth hurts and you have to say in return

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          well, moe and i are paid by the iranian government to spread shia propaganda on this site why we stick to yalibnan while other iraniAngel agents take care of press tv… it is that simple

      • wargame1

         Do you read the Shia teaching on how to kill and steal the sunnis?  !! Please read the following teaching coming from your holy book on the sunnis

        “ The money of the Al-Nasib (the Sunni) is Halal (permissible to be stolen) and every thing he owns is Halal.” ( Al-Tusi,Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 2, p. 48 and  Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 11, p.60)
         
        “Take the money (meaning by stealing or rip-off) of Al-Nasib (the Sunni) wherever you find it and pay to us Al-Khums (one fifth of the money).”  (Al-Tusi, Tahzeeb Al-Ahkam, Vol. 1, p. 384, Ibn Idriss,  Al-Sarair p. 484,  and Al-Hur Al-Amili, Wasil Al-Shia, Vol. 340, p.6)

        Your holy book teach hate with no reason and any child who are brought up in this environment reading these book can be a sunni killer .So what do you think about Chemical weapon dispense on the sunnis ? Is it halal too?

    • Moe28

       Your a joke

      • wargame1

        Shia’s 12 Imam will supposedly destroy the Ka’bah and the two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Medina according to the shia prophesy !!

        “Al-Qaim (Shia’s Mahdi) will demolish Haram Mosque (in Mecca) down to its foundation and the Messenger’s Mosque (Prophet Mohammad’s s.a.w. Mosque in Medina) down to its foundation.” (Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 52, p. 338, and Al-Tusi, Al-Ghaibah, p. 282)

        “When Imam Mahdi rises up, he will demolish Al-Haram Mosque ( in Mecca) …’” (Al-Mufid, Al-Irshad. p. 411 and At-Tusi, Kitab al Ghaibah, p. 282)

         “Do you know what the Qa’im (Shia’s Mahdi) will start with? What he will start with is that he will dig up/out  the graves of these two (Abu Bakr al-Siddiq r.a. and Umar bin al-Khattab r.a., Prophet Mohammad’s companions and successors as Caliphs) while they are still wet and fresh and burn/cremate them and throw them (their ashes) into the wind. And he will break/destroy the Mosque (meaning the holy Al-Haram Mosque of Mecca).” (Al-Majlisi, Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 52, p. 386)   

        Now tell me if you call yourself a Muslim and find the above in your holy book about demolishing the Kaba and the mosque of the Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) what will be your reaction? This is not a Joke so let us ask Allah to guide us in the correct path. Ameen.

        • Moe28

          Your insane…

        • Hannibal

          I am certain you have a beard and if I ever meet you I would change career to become a barber and shave all of your beards with an ass shave for free…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Gonzales/100003694111815 Jose Gonzales

    Now we know why the antedote to sarin gas was made illegal.

    We need emergency legalization of marijuana today along with a seed distribution program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Gonzales/100003694111815 Jose Gonzales

    Now we know why the antedote to sarin gas was made illegal.

    We need emergency legalization of marijuana today along with a seed distribution program.

  • praise01

    The world should not negotia with such leaders who want to hang on to power at all expense.Sarin is a banned chemical i believe and Syrial like any other country should not have them. This is the time we should see world learders run to the  United nation and effect a no fly Zone.Tell the people to be away for a certain radius,Israel does drop leaflets.Stirke the chemicals with a neutralizer.In the after math of every strike test tthe air for the presense of the chemical and neutralise.To me any world leader who hesitates to do anything when such things in Syria are heard,i believe is not fit to be a leader.If a leader can do something and do nothing,should hold himself or herself accountable to all that happens afterwards.I think it is not that it did not happen but that if it happens.Such presidents like Assard must be isolated from those within him and from his own people and from the whole world.Any president who fights his own people is not for them and not fit to rule them because whom is he going to rule if he kills them?

  • praise01

    The world should not negotia with such leaders who want to hang on to power at all expense.Sarin is a band chemical i believe and Syrial like any other country should not have them. This is the time we should see world learders run to the  United nation and effect a no fly Zone.Tell the people to be away for a certain radius,Isreal does drop leaflets.Stirke the chemicals with a neutralizer.In the after math of every strike test tthe air for the presense of the chemical and neutralise.To me any world leader who hesitates to do anything when such things in Syria are heard,i believe is not fit to be a leader.If a leader can do something and do nothing,should hold himself or herself accountable to all that happens afterwards.I think it is not that it did not happen but that if it happens.Such presidents like Assard must be isolated from those within him and from his own people and from the whole world.

  • Fauzia45

    These deadly weapons must be under control, destroyed and  should certainly not be in the hands of such regimes or else there will be more death and destruction!!

  • Fauzia45

    These deadly weapons must be under control, destroyed and  should certainly not be in the hands of such regimes or else there will be more death and destruction!!

  • cocuaine

    good on you, kill them all ???

  • cocuaine

    good on you, kill them all ???

  • Hannibal

    Anti-Christ 666 
    Can it be killed?

  • Hannibal

    Anti-Christ 666 
    Can it be killed?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    Mark 13:19-20….
    19 For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again. 20 In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, not a single person will survive. But for the sake of his chosen ones he has shortened those days.

    • praise01

      Am afraid of those, who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ(Yeshua)whom they aslo call Isa and also believe in His spiritual birth but yet consider and respect Muhamad as the way, one who was also just human as anyone else and had more women just like king David and king solomon.From all the prophets,the final truth to all humanity has finally been rested in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for he came not as prophet like all others but as the way and the truth to our Father in heaven.The following will only hate one who knows that it is the truth but does not want to face it.The koran is a copy of Judaism, no dought about this.why do i say so? it is simple,all the prophets are jewish apart from Muhamad.And now in my search for the truth i now know that trully our Lord Jesus Christ came here on earth and now we are in His second coming.On this issues no one can tell me anything,at this stage i have enough proof to believe.If you search for the truth with all your heart you will find it.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

        Well spoken Praise01. I am so glad to hear you know Jesus, not as a mere man, But God in human flesh, our Lord, Saviour, and soon coming King. God Bless you richly from Phil in Canada……

        …..Hebrews 1 …..

        ……God’s Supreme Revelation……

        1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

        • praise01

          Thanks Phil thanks for the message.The issue with our brethrens is that they want to take over what was not started through them because of this they lack understanding.Before then i wanted to see what is in all religions just all reqions i mean.Then at the end i settled to dig deeper in one that made sense to me above all.Then i had revelations,humerous of them, if i were to tell you would be amazed.Christianinty is the way and our Lord Jesus Christ(Yeshua) is a spirit from time of creation of the  universe.That is why i say our Lord had no tribe here on earth apart from a way through Mary.It is not the holy Koran but the Holy Bible.Are you the Pastor?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

        Hello Praise01……..I tried to reply to your comment answer you sent me, but it didn’t seem to post……In answer to your question, I am not a pastor………Jesus revealed Himself to my heart at age 23………I am now 58………Do you live in the middle east? There is so much turmoil there, as it seems spiritual warfare is heating up in these end times……..Are there many christian churches in your country? God Bless……Check out Biblegateway..com and Bible..cc for great bible resources and topics. The first one in the Bible online………the second one is for studying verse by verse with commentaries…………take care……..Phil

        • praise01

          Am in UK Birmimngham.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

            Wow……..a long way away…..Merry Christmas.

  • Plumbline

    Mark 13:19-20….
    19 For there will be greater anguish in those days than at any time since God created the world. And it will never be so great again. 20 In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, not a single person will survive. But for the sake of his chosen ones he has shortened those days.

    • praise01

      Am afraid of those, who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ(yeshua)whom they aslo call Isa and also believe in His spiritual birth but yet consider and respect Muhamad as the way, one who was also just human as anyone else and had more women just like king David and king solomon.From all the prophets,the final truth to all humanity has finally been rested in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for he came not as prophet like all others but as the way and the truth to our Father in heaven.The following will only hate one who knows that it is the truth but does not want to face it.The koran is a copy of Judaism, no dought about this.why do i say so? it is simple,all the prophets are jewish apart from Muhamad.And now in my search for the truth i now know that trully our Lord Jesus Christ came here on earth and now we are in His second coming.On this issues no one can tell me anything,at this stage i have enough proof to believe.If you search for the truth with all your heart you will find it.

      • Plumbline

        Well spoken Praise01. I am so glad to hear you know Jesus, not as a mere man, But God in human flesh, our Lord, Saviour, and soon coming King. God Bless you richly from Phil in Canada……

        …..Hebrews 1 …..

        ……God’s Supreme Revelation……

        1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

        • praise01

          Thanks Phil thanks for the message.The issue with our brethrens is that they want to take over what was not started through them because of this they lack understanding.Before then i wanted to see what is in all religions just all reqions i mean.Then at the end i settled to dig deeper in one that made sense to me above all.Then i had revelations,humerous of them if i where to tell,you wolud be amazed.Christianinty is the way and our Lord Jesus Christ(Yeshua) is a spirit from the time of the creation of the  universe.That is why i say our Lord had no tribe here on earth apart from a way through Mary.It is not the holy Koran but the Holy Bible.

      • Plumbline

        Hello Praise01……..I tried to reply to your comment answer you sent me, but it didn’t seem to post……In answer to your question, I am not a pastor………Jesus revealed Himself to my heart at age 23………I am now 58………Do you live in the middle east? There is so much turmoil there, as it seems spiritual warfare is heating up in these end times……..Are there many christian churches in your country? God Bless……Check out Biblegateway..com and Bible..cc for great bible resources and topics. The first one in the Bible online………the second one is for studying verse by verse with commentaries…………take care……..Phil

        • praise01

          Am in UK Birmimngham.

          • Plumbline

            Wow……..a long way away…..Merry Christmas.

  • praise01

    Obominable! weird! Assad flies war planes on top of his people,baby,child,mother, father and the elderly.He drops bombs on top of their heads.What thinking is this what president is this what government and what soldier accept to do this?Pure madness,pure anarchy in the land of Syria.Assad let go of the country let your people,let your children live.Stop destroying the infrastructure.No matter how long we would want to hang on,presidents come and go.If you like the best of your country leave and let strife stop.You can seek refuge somewhere,or if you want to die in your country you can make your own way out.

  • praise01

    Obominable!weird!Assad flies planes on top of his people,baby,child,mother, father and the elderly.He drops bombs on top of their heads.What thinking is this what president is this what government and what soldier accept to do this?Pure madness,pur anarchy in the land of Siria.Assad let go of the country let your people,let your children live.Stop destroying the infrastructure.No matter how long we would want to hang on,presidents come and go.If you like the best of your country leave and let strife stop.You can seek refuge somewhere,or if you want to die in your country you can make your own way out.