Chemical Weapons

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  • Chemical Weapons

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    Ever since the devastating results of the use of chemical weapons in World War One, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has set up a convention to prohibit chemical weapons. 100 out of the 106 countries on our planet have signed this convention. One of the six countries that has yet to sign this convention is Syria. Syria has been the recent target of chemical weapon controversy, after a sarin gas attack in Damascus on its own citizens on the morning of August 21st, 2013

  • Chemical Weapons

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    They’re part of our everyday life, we find them as a necessity to live almost, but what happens when these chemicals are in a non controlled setting? When they are used to take a turn for the worst, and become silent murderous machines? Chemical weapons are defined to be a chemical containing toxins which are then put into what is referred to as the “delivery system” (The way in which the chemical will be released). These delivery systems can range anywhere from a bomb to gases, a liquid, or even

  • Chemical Weapons

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    Chemical Weapons When most people consider the threat from weapons of mass destruction, the nuclear bomb is likely to come to mind. While nuclear weapons certainly pose a huge risk to our nation and modern world, they are costly to develop and mostly out of reach from terrorist organizations. Chemical weapons, on the other hand, are much more available worldwide and can often be created using commercially available materials. Beginning in 490 B.C, when the Spartans burned pitch and sulphur

  • Advantages Of Chemical And Chemical Weapons

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    Chemical and Biological Weapons Imagine waking up from a good night’s sleep and finding your whole family dead. As you stumble around your house looking for the cause of your family’s death, a strong chemical smell comes over you. It is the stinging smell of chlorine. Everyone agrees no one should have to endure this painful death by chemicals or biological weapons. What most people don’t know is that civilizations have been using this brutal war tactic since the 6th century, in which

  • Chemical Weapons In Syria

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    Why do countries use chemical weapons on innocent people? I understand there might be a conflict between two sides, but why are the civilians he ones who get affected the most? There is an ongoing debate in Syria regarding who used chemical weapons and who is responsible for the attack. Although Syria’s president and the rebels blame each other for the chemical attack, there is evidence in the ongoing debate that both sides used chemical weapons and the question of who is responsible for the death

  • Chemical Weapons Convention

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    The intention of the Chemical Weapons Convention is to eradicate the problems caused by the mishandling of dangerous chemical weapons, by completely prohibiting the ownership of such weaponry; the fact that ‘more than ten years after the end of the Iran-Iraq war, approximately 30,000 Iranians are still suffering and dying from the effects of chemical weapons deployed by Iraq during the war conflict’ is only one example. The notions of ‘Liberty, equality and fraternity’ are important to the French

  • Chemical and Biological Weapons

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    When a nation or country develops offensive chemical and biological weapons this is not an admittance of intention to use them of threaten other nations and countries with the weapons. (1) The involvement in chemical and biological warfare program in most countries is aimed at developing a defensive capability for the defense forces of that country. The true grey area lies in the facts that to have a productive defensive CBW program it requires the same expertise and resources as a well productive

  • Chemical Weapons Essay

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    Chemical Weapons By Luke Fellure Chemical weapons have been used throughout history, the first recorded use was as early as 600 B.C., when the Athenians poisoned the wells of the Spartans, who then retaliated by throwing burning sulfur pitch over the walls of Athens, trying to fill the city with toxic smoke. Genghis Khan also used sulfur pitch, burning it then catapulting it into cities around A.D. 1200. Many armies even put poisons on arrows and in bullets to make them more lethal. Then, on April

  • Canada and Chemical Weapons

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    Canada and Chemical Weapons Chemical weapons date back the Peloponnesian war of 428-424 BC when they were used against the Spartans; the chemicals used were incendiary devices and sulfur-based gases that were blown by the wind onto besieged cities. The chemical weapons used then aren't nearly as deadly as those used in more recent times such as mustard gas, they were more to cause there enemies to retreat. There have been many incidents in history in which chemical weapons have been used as

  • Chemical And Biological Weapons

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    Chemical and Biological Weapons Chemical and biological weapons are the most dangerous threats that our soldiers face today. But just how much do most of us know about them? The American public had been bombarded by stories of how our government keeps secret weapons, does secret experiments, and the everlasting conspiracies. And many accept it all. Rather than simply trusting our government, (which is perhaps as foolish as believing several unsubstansiated theroies), I’ve compiled several simple