Posts Tagged ‘syria’

Chemical weapons used in #Syria – an annotated graphic

September 3, 2013

Well, this is depressing: an infographic about how Sarin – the chemical nerve agent most likely used in the recent Syrian atrocity – affects the human body. We put it out there in the interests of enlightenment as to the severity of the use of chemical weapons, the repugnant humanitarian transgression such an action represents.

For a more technological take on how the conflict in Syria has been taken online, you might like to read E&T‘s news reports on how both sides have waged a war of disinformation in cyberspace, the hacking of BBC Twitter accounts and the recent hack attack on the New York Times.

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How Sarin nerve gas works

How Sarin nerve gas works

Syria crisis over chemical weapons – an annotated graphic

August 23, 2012

With the UK now joining the US in voicing concern to Syria over the possible use of chemical weapons, now seems an opportune moment to share this graphic about Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The list of weapons makes for particularly unpleasant reading. The Syrian government has warned that it may use them in the event of foreign intervention, as the fierce fighting continues in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus.

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Syria's chemical weapon reserves

Syria’s chemical weapon reserves


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