January 16, 2013

Hallucinogenic Weapons Used in Syria?

Noah Shachtman, Wired

AP Photo

The Syrian military used an exotic chemical weapon on rebels during an attack in the city of Homs, some U.S. diplomats now believe.

That conclusion — first reported by Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin and laid out in a secret cable from the U.S. consul general in Istanbul — contradicts preliminary estimates made by American officials in the hours after the December 23 strike.

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TAGGED: Syria, Chemical Weapons, Hallucination


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