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Nothing to do with Porton Down. Hopefully.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    I don't really understand why you would want to kill using a method that can be traced back to a few sources - not many people can, or would want to, knock up a nerve agent in their kitchen. Why not use a more conventional method of murder. (although could be done in most universities, I guess).

    Is it to send a message (but to who?) or to pass the buck to the Russians? Doubt that we will ever know.
     
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I think so.

    We don't matter. The 'important people' will know.
     
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  3. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I'm pleased to hear that Det Sgt Bailey, the Policeman who went to the aid of the victims. is now stable and conscious. I hope he makes a full recovery.
     
  4. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I was quoting the "expert" who the BBC got to comment.
     
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I see the Chief Medical Officer for England has said that there is nothing to worry about, but that up to 500 people who were in the Mill pub or Zizzi Restaurant in Salisbury last Sunday afternoon need to wash their clothes, double bag and put aside any clothes that need dry cleaning, and clean their handbags, mobile phones and other electronic items with baby wipes, which should be bagged in plastic before being binned. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Comforting to know that biological agents can be dealt with using baby wipes.
     
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  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Somebody should tell the Salisbury District Hospital to try baby wipes on the Skripals. :oops:
     
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So all normal then...

    Looks like one member of the UN security council iniatated a chemical weapons attack on the sovereign territory of another...

    Nothing weird there.
     
  9. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Just to share one of my security experiences. My apprenticeship was with the Ministry of Aviation at a reasonably top secret research place. We had a talk from our security officer who told us what the Russians or Chinese were likely to do. If we were in a pub we would approached by a young lady (Fine we thought). She would ply us with drink (getting better). She would take us back to her room (Getting even better) and into bed (Wow!!) and then when we were asleep she would get out of the bed and put a young boy in it and take pictures ---- Arrrggg-gg!!!!

    One of the most memorable lectures I ever had. The security officer knew exactly how to set us up, reel us in, and then deliver the killer blow!! Though thankfully not a example I felt necessary to use in my teaching later in life!
     
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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I think you are confusing biological agents (such as anthrax) with nerve agents (such as Sarin, VX and Novichok) which are chemical rather than biological.
     
  11. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    During my military training I did regular chemical decontamination drills. We used an absorbent (fuller's earth I think) to soak up any liquid chemical agent (which we pretended was there ;)). We also used baby wipes but they were used to remove camouflage cream. Although being "rufty tufty" types no one will admit it of course :D.
     
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  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    To send a message.
     
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    No goat?
     
  14. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    No goat.
     
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    No goat?

    No wonder we've gone to the dogs.
     
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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It was business not pleasure.
     
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  17. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    No goat.
     
  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Delighted to see that he has just been discharged from hospital:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43506232
     
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  19. Brunel

    Brunel Senior commenter

    Indeed. The outlook doesn't appear to be good for the Skripals however.
     
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  20. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I do not know what to make of Miss Skripal's amazing recovery, given how we've all been briefed by the government & the media on the materials used in this alleged attack:

     
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