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Time to educate the world about bioweapons,
difference between 1 milligram (1/1000 gm) vs 1 microgram (1/1,000,000
gm). CBRNE Area coverage: High Explosive: 3 drums, 10,000 square meters
-- Chemical: Sarin: 3 drums Sarin, 1200 lbs + explosive 1.2 million
square meters -- Bioagent: 3 drums 450 lbs to explosives 6-20 million
square meters, Q fever: 200 Sq Kilometers. - Stephen M. Apatow,
H-II OPSEC Defense & Security Consulting.
Medical Association - There have been more than 35 documented chemical
weapons attacks in different areas in Syria since December 23, 2012
when the first was reported. It also took place in Khaldiya district.
It is estimated that those attacks resulted in 150 deaths. -- ARCS
condemns the use of chemical weapons in Khaldiya District:
American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS), 6 July 2013.
14 June 2013
Al Qaeda in Iraq arrested, with chemical
production for global attacks, in Baghdad -- Focus moves to organized
crime-terrorist groups coordinating global WMD transfer for attacks.See: The
Dark Side of Globalization, Adm.
James Stavridis was supreme allied commander at NATO from 2009 to 2013
and head of U.S. Southern Command in Miami from 2006 to 2009, Dean of
the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Washington Post, 31 May 2013.
Getting a grasp on the CBRNE WMD Terrorist Threat to
the Middle East and International Security.
Syria is widely believed to have one of
the largest stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in the world,
including stores of deadly sarin, mustard, and VX gases.Israel, France, Britain, and now the United
States say that such weapons—most likely sarin—have already been
used there. According to U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel,
"the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale," which
"violates every convention of warfare." -- A
Brief History of Chemical Warfare: National Geographic, 28 April
Program: Anthrax, Plague, Tularemia, Botulinium, Smallpox, Aflotoxin,
Cholera, Ricin, Camelpox.... sections of their chemical and
nuclear weapons moved to into the Baqaa Valley in Lebanon. -- Syria's
Bio-Warfare Threat: an interview with Dr. Jill Dekker: Consultant
to the NATO Defense Establishment in bio-warfare and counter terrorism.
-- New English Review, Dec 2007.
in Syria, organophosphates.
"At least send us Atropine." -
CBRNE World: 20
reports from the field and from Aleppo Medical Council indicated that
the Gas caused respiratory and neurologic symptoms and death. Doctors
who treated the patients in the Aleppo university hospital and Al-Rajaa
hospital think that the Gas used caused Cholinergic effects that can be
reversed by Physostigmine.According to Aleppo medical council, doctors
from the field described the presenting signs and symptoms as
following: acute bronchospasm, acute respiratory distress and pulmonary
edema required intubation, hypotension and severe miosis (pinpoint
pupils). Patients were treated with Atropine, oxygen and mechanical
ventilation. -- SAMS
condemns the use of chemical weapons and calls for protection of
civilians: (SAMS) Syrian American Medical Society.
basis for counterterrorism operations is Self Defense:
"A threatened State, according to long
established international law, can take military action as long as the
threatened attack is imminent, no other means would deflect it and the
action is proportionate." -- Counterterrorism:
Variables associated with a WMD911 includes mass casualties, the
closure of roads, airports and waterways causing interstate and
international commerce to potentially grind to a halt as containment
and control becomes the priority: Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation and
International Security: Stephen M. Apatow,
Institute Legal Resource Center, October 2002.
Syria now viewed as
counterinsurgency nightmare larger in scope than Iraq/Afghanistan
combined w worlds largest CBRNE Stockpile unsecured.
Following the transition of Syria to a failed state, transnational
terrorist organizations have been allowed access to unsecured chemical
and biological weapons for 22 months, with Iran maintaining control of
CBRNE stockpiles via joint military command:
Leaders focus on preventing a Chernobyl in the Middle East The Financial Times reports nuclear
experts are raising concerns about the safety of up to 50 tonnes of
unenriched uranium in Syria where an increasingly violent and chaotic
civil war could put the stockpile at risk. -- Fears
Syria's uranium stockpiles going to Iran Financial Times, Global
Mining News, 8 January 2013. 27 December 2012
Syria viewed as a CBRNE International Security Threat from Day 1
The number of civilians have already been killed in Homs and Aleppo by
Syria's biological weapons program.
The types of bio-warfare agents and materials that might have been
transferred from Iraq to Syria.
Threat analysis and contingency plans for (1) use of biological
pathogens as a Syrian 'offensive' weapon capability or (2)
transnational terrorist acquisition of agents that include: anthrax,
plague, tularemia, botulinium, smallpox, aflotoxin, cholera, ricin,
Report from the Field on the gas used in
Homs by the Syrian regime
The regime shelled the neighborhood of Al-Khaledeyya in the old city of
Homs with chemical gas that lead to the death of 7 people and impacted
more than 50 people.
The Gas caused respiratory and Neurologic symptoms and death.
Doctors who treated the patients think that the Gas used in Agent-15,
that will lead to Cholinergic effects that can be reversed by
Physostigmine. The treatment with Atropine (the traditional antidote
for Cholinergic chemical weapons) may lead to worsening of symptoms.
The Gas effects started few seconds after the area was shelled. Right
after the shelling, patients described seeing white gas with odor then
they had severe shortness of breath, loss of vision, inability to
speak, flushed face, dizziness, paralysis, Nausea and vomiting and
increased respiratory secretions. Doctors who treated patients said
that patients had pinpoint pupils and bronchospasm. Patients were
treated in a field hospital. Gas masks were not available.
Weapons Deployed in Syria - Israel Defense
opposition forces claimed the gas that was dispersed is very similar in
its qualities to Sarin, considered to be one of the most lethal nerve
agents. “The situation is difficult – we have no gas masks, and the
doctors said it is connected to Sarin," eyewitnesses told the
television network. -- Reports
from Syria: Deaths from Poisonous Gas in Homs: Isreal Defense, 24
general and traditional definition of a chemical weapon is a toxic
chemical contained in a delivery system, such as a bomb or shell.
The Convention defines chemical weapons much more generally. The term
chemical weapon is applied to any toxic chemical or its precursor that
can cause death, injury, temporary incapacitation or sensory irritation
through its chemical action. Munitions or other delivery devices
designed to deliver chemical weapons, whether filled or unfilled, are
also considered weapons themselves. -- Brief
Description of Chemical Weapons, Chemical Weapon defined by the CWC, CW
Agent Group, Persistency Rate of Action:Organisation for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Syrian military has hundreds of tons of chemical warfare substances. It
is enough that only a tiny percentage of the amount fall into the hands
of elements that are part of the Global Jihad organizations and find a
way outside of Syria to create an unprecedented terror threat. There is
also concern that there will be an attempt to launch chemical weapons
via surface-to-surface missiles that fall into the hands of
“irresponsible” groups, or that Assad will instruct the launch of such
weapons the day he loses his regime. -- Israel’s
greatest nightmare is beginning to materialize: Isreal
Defense, 24 December 2012.
11 December 2012
Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Dr
Bernard Vallat called for action against the rising threat that animal
pathogens pose to the world’s security at the Biological Weapons
Convention (BWC) Meeting of States Parties.
Accidental or deliberate release of animal
pathogens can have disastrous repercussions for public health,
economies, and social stability because 60% of human infectious
diseases originate from animals (zoonoses) and, infectious diseases of
animals also cause huge losses to agriculture. Because of these
impacts, most agents that can be used for bioweapons are animal
pathogens. -- Rising
instability together with weak veterinary services pose a threat to
OIE, 10 December 2012
The Red Line of Chemical Weapons has been drawn, and
crossed by reports of chemical attacks with White Phosphorus on
civilian populations. Focus moves to preventing a CBRNE attack
with Sarin, VX, Tabun or a biological weapon.
Director of Research & Development
Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Consortium Graduate Studies
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Email: email@example.com Internet: www.humanitarian.net
Video: Syrians get guide to chemical weapons preparation - Al Arabiya
Special Thanks to theSyrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
for passing this on. SAMS, a nonprofit US-based, professional
Medical organization representing the 7000 Syrian American Health