Informative N.B.C. Essay by SFC Red Thomas (Ret)


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Country Boy
February 18, 2003, 11:56 AM
Here is a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical agents primer written by SFC Red Thomas (Ret), Armor Master Gunner, from Mesa, AZ. I think it is well written, describing the few, simple precautions one can take, and the realistic results of an NBC attack. This is not a The Sky Is Falling! type of article, and is quite balanced and readable. It might be a good read for all of those people rushing out buying NBC charcoal suits and gas masks. I haven't verified the information myself, but I'm sure that some of the talent at THR can.

A few lines to give you a taste of the articles:
Since the media has decided to scare everyone with predictions of chemical,
biological, or nuclear warfare on our turf I decided to write a paper and keep
things in their proper perspective. I am a retired military weapons, munitions, and
training expert.

Lesson number one: In the mid 1990s there were a series of nerve gas attacks on crowded Japanese subway stations. Given perfect conditions for an attack less than 10% of the people there were injured (the injured were better in a few hours) and only one percent of the injured died. 60 Minutes once had a fellow telling us that one drop of nerve gas could kill a thousand people, well he didn't tell you the thousand dead people per drop was theoretical.

http://globalspecops.com/nbc.html
http://www.conservativetruth.org/archives/guest/rthomas-06-16-02.shtml

Duplicate Essay
http://www.shopcomfort.com/Reality_Check.htm

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Andrew Wyatt
February 18, 2003, 12:41 PM
I'm going to print out a bunch of those and hand them out to my logic class at school.

Keith_Yorktown
February 18, 2003, 12:59 PM
There's been some healthy debate on Frugal Squirrels over some of the items in this article...

http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=014030

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