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Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:38 PM

Report of poisonous substance dropped on Mariupol




Comment in thread by Reddit poster on r/ukrainian Conflict:
IneptProfessional OP
18 min. ago

"The victims have respiratory failure, vestibulo-atactic syndrome. The consequences of using an unknown substance are being clarified."

Link:
https://www.reddit.com/r/UkrainianConflict/comments/u1f16j/report_from_besieged_mariupol_about_an_hour_ago/


Also on this Reddit thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/UkraineWarVideoReport/comments/u1f43a/azov_reports_on_poison_gas_attacks_in_mariupol/

And from Ukrainian Pravda:

"Russians have been threatening to trap Ukrainian fighters at the "Azovstal" plant in Mariupol and use chemical weapons against them.
The 36th Separate Marine Brigade, which is involved in defending Mariupol from Russian forces, has published a video address to Ukrainians in the Russian language. The statement said that 11 April could be the last battle for all defenders of Mariupol, and that the Ukrainian military command had not contacted the fighters for two weeks.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi later reacted, saying that the command had contact with the defending forces in Mariupol. He added that the details of the defence operation of Ukrainian defenders should not be the subject of public discussion."

https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/04/11/7338922/

Kyiv Independent

Monday, April 11 10:42 PM
external Azov: Russia used poisonous substance against Ukrainian troops in Mariupol.

The substance has been distributed by a drone, and its victims have shortness of breath and vestibullocerebellar ataxia, the Azov regiment said on April 11. It may be Russia’s first known use of chemical weapons in Ukraine.

https://kyivindependent.com/tag/russias-war/

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Reply Report of poisonous substance dropped on Mariupol (Original post)
Wicked Blue Apr 2022 OP
doc03 Apr 2022 #1
bluestarone Apr 2022 #3
Wicked Blue Apr 2022 #5
ruet Apr 2022 #8
Crunchy Frog Apr 2022 #34
2naSalit Apr 2022 #43
James48 Apr 2022 #44
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ripcord Apr 2022 #2
Irish_Dem Apr 2022 #4
onecaliberal Apr 2022 #38
TomSlick Apr 2022 #64
Irish_Dem Apr 2022 #67
TomSlick Apr 2022 #68
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James48 Apr 2022 #45
RKP5637 Apr 2022 #6
ruet Apr 2022 #9
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ruet Apr 2022 #14
RKP5637 Apr 2022 #18
Mad_Machine76 Apr 2022 #23
Rebl2 Apr 2022 #25
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Bayard Apr 2022 #10
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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:40 PM

1. I would not be surprised if Putin goes to tactical

nukes now he is desperate to get a win by May Day.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:45 PM

3. know what?

I was thinking today, what if POOTY decided to drop a nuke in Ukraine? What the hell would the answer to that be? scary shit here!

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:46 PM

5. I agree with your concern

To me the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv area to the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine points to the possibility of something nasty planned for the just-vacated areas.

Chemicals, tactical nuclear, something deadly to wipe out as many Ukrainians as possible.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:56 PM

8. Sensationalism!

The use of a tactical nuclear weapon would warrant an immediate response by the US and NATO. The limited use of nuclear weapons is not a winning strategy. I'm confused as to what people think Russia's goal is here. Take over Ukraine or cease to exists as an entity entirely. They do have goals here people.

Patiently waiting for the "but we were going to use them if Russia attacked by the Fulda Gap. ...60 years ago"

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Response to ruet (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:27 PM

34. We know what Russia's goal is because they've stated it.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:13 PM

43. +1

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Response to ruet (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:14 PM

44. I disagree.

A nuke om a non-NATO country does NOT invoke Article 5, nor does our US Constitution provide for the President to launch a counter-strike against Russia. That would take a declaration of war, and we all know that a declaration of war is highly unlikely.

Use of Chemicals would be a different level of concern, but again, would require Congress to authorize the use of force. I don't know if there is sufficient World opinion, or US public consensus at this point. We'd probably have to draw it out for weeks while our Congress debates whether or not to declare war or authorize force.

The fact that Ukraine is NOT a NATO member right now makes it very, very difficult to justify use of force, even for something as dastardly as use of Nuclear or Chemical weapons.

The UN and the International Courts are the only real hope for justice to be administered, I'm afraid.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:08 PM

15. 1. Not May Day, Victory Day May 9; 2. A few tactical nukes won't


2. A few tactical nukes would not change the outcome of the war, but would change Putin's outcomes for the worse.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:29 PM

48. I honestly think it's only a matter of time.

He seems desperate for a fight with NATO and keeps doing things to try to provoke them. He is an absolute madman.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:41 PM

2. If this is true is changes everything

Poisons are considered chemical weapons which fall under the banner of weapons of mass destruction, hopefully it isn't true.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:45 PM

4. The rape of toddlers didn't change anything, so use of poison probably won't either.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:44 PM

38. 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 09:48 PM

64. The rape of toddlers, the bombing of maternity hospitals, mass kidnapping ....

NATO, including the US, is frozen to inaction because - well, reasons.

The lesson Putin has learned is that NATO is a hollow vessel and he may act with impunity. Putin is limited only by the extent of his own imagination.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #64)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 10:27 PM

67. Yep. Threaten nukes, and you can do whatever you want, no matter how horrific.

It has been reported that China is now working on stockpiling more nukes, so they are learning the lesson all too well.

China and Russia will run circles around the West in the 21st century. And their imaginations will continue to be shocking.

(In terms of the "reasons" for NATO's indifference to the plight of Ukraine, looking like it is financial. They have too much money to lose if they anger Putin. Germany I am looking at you.)

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #67)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 10:59 PM

68. NATO's indifference is mostly a result of dependence on Russian oil and gas.

The US remains frozen by the threat of nukes and the desire to maintain NATO solidarity. All the while, Ukrainian children die.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #68)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 09:31 AM

77. Russia and China both assume the West is too dependent upon

them to fight back. Too intertwined financially. China holds a lot of US debt.
Russia supplies gas and oil.

China also hopes to make the yuan a global currency with gold to back it. Positioning itself so that financial sanctions won't hurt. Or will hurt the West equally.

Russia and China seduces the West with money, goods and services. Scares them with the threat of nukes.

Then China and Russia can carve up the world into spheres of influence and power. Using the most horrific and barbarian means possible.

While the West just stands by and watches it happen.

American citizens give up a lot to have the best military in the world. We don't have the same standard of living and benefits of other industrialized nations.
Health care, leave, retirement, childcare, etc.

And now we know our sacrifices mean nothing.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:20 PM

45. But the use of Chemical Weapons in war has its own Convention and rules.

Since the signing of the Chemical weapons treaty among 193 countries, the USA can't just go and send chemical weapons back at the Russians.

There is a set investigation and enforcement protocol located here:

https://www.opcw.org/our-work/responding-use-chemical-weapons

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:48 PM

6. To me, this is way over the red line. This is chemical warfare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At minimal, give

Ukraine the damn planes they want!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:58 PM

9. We Let Syria Cross That, Clearly Delineated, Line.

Why would this be any different?

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Response to ruet (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:07 PM

13. Different people/players. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:08 PM

14. Nothing Will Come of It. -NT-

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Response to ruet (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:10 PM

18. I think you may be right! n/t

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Response to ruet (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:53 PM

23. As I recall

Obama wanted to do something but then Republicans (and even a few Democrats?) warned him not to respond militarily.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:56 PM

25. YES!

Long past time.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:54 PM

7. Just as our intelligence predicted.

And, just as President Biden warned us about a few weeks ago that Putin was going to engage in chemical warfare. Looks like he was right, once again.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:04 PM

28. Exactly.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 03:59 PM

10. Shit!

Game, over, Putin. I believe this is over NATO's line.

Symptoms of the vestibulo-atactic syndrome
This pathology - a combination of motor and vestibular disorders due to violations of the general and cerebral circulation. It is quite common, many of its symptoms have been noticed in itself, without giving them much importance. If, when walking, a person begins to feel dizzy, he throws from side to side, coordination of movements is disturbed - this is an occasion to immediately consult a doctor.

What constitutes a vestibulo-atactic syndrome and what are its causes we have figured out. What are the signs and complaints of patients that enable the neurologist to diagnose ataxia?

Ischemic disorders in the work of the brain are dangerous because in the early stages they can simply not be noticed, since the first symptoms that appear can correspond to various disorders of the patient's health and condition. A person can simply not pay attention to individual cases of malaise. This makes it difficult to timely diagnose and treat diseases that are the companions of the vestibulo-atactic syndrome.

The first signs of the initial stage of the disease are:

Frequent dizziness, especially when walking.
Flicker and "flies" before the eyes.
Nausea and vomiting.
Headache.
In later stages, motor disorders appear:

Loss of balance.
Throwing from side to side.
Falls.
Involuntary twitching of the eyelid
In addition, many patients complain about:

Deterioration in the quantity and quality of sleep.
Chronic fatigue, loss of strength.
Noise or ringing in the ears.
Unpleasant sensations with prolonged preservation of the same position of the body.

https://m.iliveok.com/health/vestibulo-atactic-syndrome_95715i88403.html

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:01 PM

11. Good info! Any idea what substances could cause these symptoms? nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:25 PM

47. Any of a number of nerve agents.

The families of various nerve agents would do that.

Look up VX , Sarin, Soma, among others.

https://nuke.fas.org/guide/russia/cbw/cw.htm

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:23 PM

46. Nope.

Ukraine is NOT a NATO country, and the NATO treaty ONLY applies to the defense of NATO countries. There is nothing that would necessarily trigger a Chemical Weapons response, AND, to do so risks full scale war with Russia.


Congress would have to authorize any military response to the attack of a NON-NATO country.

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Response to James48 (Reply #46)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:09 PM

58. Indeed

But they have also said that chemical weapons or nukes was a line in the sand.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:06 PM

12. If true there is nothing that can be done.

The madman of the really long table coild use nukes if there were a retaliation. So, as with baby killing and raping, we sit back and let the sanctions force Pootin to do the right thing.

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Response to 48656c6c6f20 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:08 PM

16. Putin will never do the right thing IMHO

I believe he would rather die than surrender or stop the war

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Response to 48656c6c6f20 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:10 PM

17. I don't think he gives a damn about the sanctions. He's a KGB sociopath on the warpath on a

mission, he feels nothing.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:46 PM

40. The sanctions haven't touched Putrid.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:28 PM

19. unconfirmed report that it is sarin or novichok

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:31 PM

20. I've seen speculation that it's Sarin nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:35 PM

21. This has always been my line in the sand for our military involvement.

Last edited Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:09 PM - Edit history (1)

If they used chemical weapons or nuclear (that does need to be credibly verified), then I felt we had no choice but to turn to the military and ask them to deploy. That is a line which cannot be crossed. Russia has been allowed to get away with too many horrors already.

Inevitably, someone will ask if I'll be deploying. That seems to be the trend toward those who favor military involvement. Answer is that no, I won't. I am disabled under law and I doubt they'll find much use for a soldier with the use of only one leg and a need for multiple medications to kinda-sorta hold torturous pain at bay. So, yes, I'm advocating others go without my own butt being put on the line. It doesn't make the opinion any more or less valid, it remains just that, my opinion.

I hope, once verified, that this is the catalyst for something to finally be more directly done in protecting the Ukranians. They have fought tooth and nail but as the Russians escalate in their methods, they can only keep that up for so long.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:20 PM

31. If Putler has used sarin or novichok, then we should supply Ukraine with VX nerve gas.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:30 PM

49. STOP STOP STOP

We ARE NOT THE SOLE POLICEMAN OF THE WORLD. We don't act unilaterally.


We defend NATO nations. Ukraine is NOT a NATO member, and we have no treaty obligation to launch a chemical or nuclear response. ONLY CONGRESS can authorize something like that-


Is it terrible? Yes.

Is it enough to have our soldiers go engage in World War III? Ah, no. Not without long and hard debate, which hasn't even started.



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Response to James48 (Reply #49)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:31 PM

50. We have a moral obligation. We turned a blind eye for too long once to a different genocide.

I would have thought we'd have learned our lesson from that. We mourn it, we teach our children about it, we swear that it will never happen again. Why are we letting it happen again, right now?

We've already let him slaughter them helplessly in the streets, half bury them in mass graves, bomb hospitals and train stations, and god knows what else I'm forgetting. There has to be a line where decency demands we intervene. No, they aren't NATO. Yes, we do support them or we wouldn't be involved as we have been.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #50)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:35 PM

52. wrong.

Yes, we have a moral obligation to respond- but we also have LEGAL barriers to prevent World Wars from accidently starting.

Attacking or killing Russians would be an act of war on our part, and Congress is the only entity who can declare war. It's in the Constitution.

Yes, it's frustrating.

Yes, it's the way is has to be.

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Response to James48 (Reply #52)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:39 PM

54. Then here is my suggestion: make it a defensive situation.

Deploy our soldiers within Ukraine, but have them go nowhere. They are just there to shore up Ukraine's military in logistical and other ways.

If the SOB deploys chemical weapons again (if he indeed did) or a nuke, knowing we're there, then he truly is indiscriminate and will have brought us into it while we were there under strictly defensive/supportive purposes. Put him to the test. If he's wise, it would provoke him to be more judicious in his actions. Right now, he's massacring them and nobody's doing anything except shipping them supplies. Obviously, Putin does not care that they have the weapons we're sending them. It has to be stepped up before they're all dead, we can't hem and haw for months longer.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #54)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:59 PM

56. Under what authority would you send American troops

Into a war zone?

Because that right there is a problem without Congressional authorization.

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Response to James48 (Reply #56)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:08 PM

57. I think we have to agree to disagree about whether we should intercede now. nt

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Response to Akoto (Reply #57)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:20 PM

60. Except for one small detail.

I spent 20 years in uniform, and retired, and technically, I'm still on the books, as a retiree, to be recalled and sent wherever in the world YOU are about to send me

And I'm telling you right now- without a Congressional authorization, I can't get my orders cut or weapons issued to me.


Our troops today are in NATO countries, to defend NATO countries. We have a ratified NATO treaty, so if Russia attacks a NATO country, there is legal authority for me to go.

But there is NOT legal authority to send me to Ukraine at this point . Not without a Congressional authorization.


I have been seriously considering going on my own now. But at this point, I think it's close enough to full out war that I really ought to be preparing to go as a US soldier, rather than as a Ukrainian Foreign Legion volunteer.
Start telling your Congressman if you think I should go into Ukraine, because a lot of them already have noted that a Use of Force authorization is going to be needed.

Note the position of the American Legion- they are correct-


'“The American Legion was founded after World War I ravaged Europe,” American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard said. “We are extremely concerned about the horrific consequences that occur during war. There is absolutely no justification for Russia’s aggression. Our resolution calls for peace in Ukraine and, in conjunction with NATO and the Russian Federation, supports a European security architecture which considers the national security interests of all parties.”

According to Resolution 1: Statement on Ukraine, The American Legion will not support related U.S. combat operations unless the president clearly explains why such operations are in “our vital national interests” and mission guidelines are established to include a clear exit strategy. The resolution also states that the organization’s support for such a mission be contingent on congressional authorization for the use of military force and that American forces be commanded only by U.S. officers.

The resolution also makes clear that the organization would not support combat deployments of U.S. troops “in defense of non-NATO member countries,” because of Russia’s actions.

“We agree with the White House’s decision to not send troops to Ukraine, as we continue to support a strong national defense and a strategy of vigilance,” Dillard added. “This resolution once again reaffirms our unwavering support for our men and women in uniform and our efforts to ensure their well-being. The American Legion is always here to assist veterans in crisis.”


Source : https://www.legion.org/security/255060/american-legion-calls-peace-ukraine-issues-stance-strategy

formal statement by the American Legion in full:

https://archive.legion.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12203/15021/2022M001.pdf



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Response to James48 (Reply #60)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:25 PM

62. Unfortunately, my FL congressman is Brian Mast. Good luck with that one. :)

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:45 PM

22. I wish we had a weapon

that could be fired from the shoulder or from a mortar or even dropped that possessed a sleeping agent that was slightly heavier than air. It would take about 10-15 minutes to take effect and render any personnel in that proximity to go to sleep. Then you just walk in, zip-tie all of the enemy, throw them into trucks and haul them off to a prisoner of war camp. No deaths, no destruction, clear conscience and no more nearby enemies.

Just a thought.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:26 PM

33. Good idea!

With all we know about weapons and tge human body it looks like something could be developed.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:34 PM

36. Some types of fentanyl can be used that way.

I believe Russia used it in the theater hostage incident. Of course it killed lots of people, so I'm sure it would have to be carefully calibrated.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:16 PM

59. After all the moronitude at Chernobyl,

I don't think the Russians are capable of carefully calibrating anything

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #59)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 08:18 PM

63. I was talking about the Ukrainian side.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 10:13 PM

66. Knowing them,

they probably OD'd them on purpose.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #66)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:04 AM

70. Quite possibly. Putin was apparently behind the apartment bombings,

and their "rescue" of the Beslan hostages left hundreds dead.

They at least acted in accordance with their regard for human life.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:46 PM

39. If you have the agent...

…get some smoke rounds for artillery or mortars, dump out the smoke agent and refill with your sleeping agent. May I recommend DMSO mixed with LSD?

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:33 PM

51. Russia has this AND used it in 2002.

Knocked everybody inside the building out. I remember.


See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_hostage_crisis_chemical_agent


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Response to James48 (Reply #51)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 10:11 PM

65. Damn. I didn't know that.

Thanx for the info.

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Response to James48 (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 04:00 AM

71. Killing over a hundred hostages in the process, and fifty terrorists.

Even mild anesthetics can kill if not given in carefully controlled circumstances.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_theater_hostage_crisis

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:53 PM

24. This claim needs to be verified by our intelligence community.

It's a bfd if verified.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 04:58 PM

26. Stop Putin.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:01 PM

27. Well Putin is already nominated for war crimes

what else can be done?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:10 PM

29. It's Putin warring. Should be expected. NT

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:19 PM

30. Bad, bad news if true.

Very bad.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:22 PM

32. Lot of uncertainty around these reports.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:29 PM

35. Not at all surprised.

Putin is a cornered wild animal.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:40 PM

37. Need more info


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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 05:49 PM

41. Earlier today:


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Response to scipan (Reply #41)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:57 PM

55. More info on why chemical weapons might have been used:


?t=oYea_Lz22RGdu4nSKQGKdw&s=19

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:11 PM

42. Update:


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Response to scipan (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 05:42 AM

72. So this claim is from a white nationalist (Biletsky).

…albeit one whose militia has been officialized. I find that notable.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andriy_Biletsky

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Response to David__77 (Reply #72)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 01:41 PM

80. Yes. A reason to put less weight on what they say.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 06:36 PM

53. Putin needs to end.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 07:22 PM

61. If true, NATO needs to send troops to Ukraine but not cross into Russia.

Use missiles to destroy Russian troops and installations inside Russia.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #61)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 05:44 AM

73. Nope. Biden will stand strong.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #73)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 08:34 AM

76. Meanwhile Russians are torturing and raping women and children. Sending women and children to camps

How many Ukrainians have to be killed before NATO does something, or is NATO going to allow Russia to completely destroy Ukraine?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 11, 2022, 11:05 PM

69. Someone had posted

on a bulletin board that Russia was now using chlorine gas today. You note everything and then wait for confirmation. This is NOT GOOD. Didn't Biden say that NATO would respond to this?

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #69)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 05:57 AM

75. Biden said the US wasn't engaging directly.

And he has stuck to it. I’m glad he has fortitude. He sent the right message and took the right action.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #75)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:25 PM

78. I'm pretty sure he said NATO would respond.

He just didn't say how.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 05:55 AM

74. Maybe a war caucus can form in congress to advocate for US direct engagement.

I suspect such caucus would be quite small, and possibly soon politically endangered.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #74)

Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:27 PM

79. You see

the US should never go to war again without a coalition of nations that approve. This is a NATO issue. And, a UN issue. Not that the UN will act.

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