The “Real” Deal about Nuclear, Bio, and Chem Attacks

The “Real” Deal about Nuclear, Bio, and Chem Attacks
by SFC Red Thomas (Ret)
Armor Mas­ter Gunner
Mesa, AZ 

Since the media has decid­ed to report (and scare every­one with pre­dic­tions of) all the 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. Drill Sergeants exag­ger­ate how ter­ri­ble this stuff was to keep the recruits awake in class (I know this because I was a Drill Sergeant too). For­get every­thing you’ve ever seen on TV, in the movies, or read in a nov­el about this stuff, it was all a lie (read this sen­tence again out loud!)! These weapons are about ter­ror, if you remain calm, you will prob­a­bly not die. This is far less scary than the media and their “Experts,” make it sound. 

(Go read the rest of the article—it’s very good.)

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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