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Originally posted by AlecMac
There is no such thing as Lethal / Non-lethal chemical weapons, just chemical weapons that are designed to be non-lethal.
All of the chemical incapacitates held by the US have caused fatalities. It is against the Geneva convention to use these weapons on the battle field.
It may seem odd to ban a 'non-lethal' weapon, but the truth is they can all be lethal particularly when misapplied. Also it would be impossible to define which chemicals are OK and which are not, so all chemical weapons are banned.
The long term effects of some of these weapons, particularly CZ, is a cause for concern.
To summarize; Using chemical weapons is A WAR CRIME. Though you can use CS, CZ etc against YOUR OWN civilian population as Riot Control Agents.
Originally posted by mad scientist
LINKS to bak up your information ie. what are the long term effects of CZ gas ?
If CZ seems to be as lethal as you suggest, why is it used in almost all western countries on their own citizens. I myself have been gassed by CS in Argentina, I couldn't breath and my eyes really hurt, but at no time did I feel I was going to lose my life. The para-militaries with their assault rifles were much more menacing.