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    Extremists Steal Large Quantities of Deadly Chemical Weapons in Libya

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    Extremists in Libya have stolen large amounts of sarin gas, which is considered a weapon of mass destruction by the UN; they found the nerve gas stored in warehouses in southern Libya and have smuggled it to northern cities, including Tripoli, a close aide and cousin of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in an interview.

    "Huge amounts" of sarin are being moved from desert areas in the south to the north of the country and to the suburbs of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam said in an interview with the London-based Arabic international newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday.

    He added that the outlawed gas was first used in the country in 2014, yet some Western countries "turned a blind eye".

    Sarin gas, also called GB, is one of the most dangerous and toxic chemical weapons known. It was invented in Germany in 1938 during attempts to develop pesticides; however, following its discovery, the Nazis weaponized it. It belongs to a class of chemical weapons known as nerve agents. Although the Nazis had plans for the construction of a facility to produce sarin for wartime use, it was never completed.

     Pure sarin is a colorless and odorless gas, is extremely volatile, and can spread quickly through the air. A lethal dose of sarin is about 0.5 milligrams; it is approximately 500 times more deadly than cyanide.

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    • sophm0e38
      So Libyan authorities didn't know enough to place this gas under higher level of security but the Libyan authorities know enough to blame "extremists" whoever that refers to. The fact that there are US special forces wandering around instantly ignored.
    • Capt'nSkippy !!!
      More like HANDED TO THEM!!! The SEPTICS (US) accused Iraq of so called weapons of mass destruction for Bushes self proclaimed war, BUT was OK for Libya to conveniently have them in stock??? IF found, would probably find septic manufacturing marking on them!!! THERE FILTHY SH*T NEVER ENDS!!!
    • altair451
      The NATO governments have no one but themselves to blame when this gas is used against the public in their countries. There was no "extremists" in Libya until they destroyed the country but the people that are going to get gassed are to ignorant to see the correlation between the two.

      Also as I have said several times before, this is a set up for a false flag event for the "October Surprise" in the US elections. The psychopath neocons are salivating to get control of the White House again so they can continue there preemptive attacks against US "enemies." So a major attack on the US just before the election in November 2016 will galvanize the ignorant masses to support such a psychotic ideology. Dick Chaney has already said that the next attack will be worst and he should know since he helped to plan and carry out the first attack. This is why there are so many of these types of stories.

      REMEMBER you heard the "breaking news" story here on Sputnik first
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      ConcernedCitizen
      "The NATO governments have no one but themselves to blame when this gas is used against the public in their countries." Do you not understand the Governments will be the ones using the gas against their own populations. They are the terrorists. Another comment on being a false flag here in the US to manipulate the election. Libya was a prosperous, modern, successful nation. Now, what a mess. The evil in this world knows no bounds.
    • Isn't it so that the finding of warfare agents, as always is the pretext to a military intervention?
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      It is Assad's fault. :)
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