Cyanide gas used in tahrir square?

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posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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A doctor in Egypt has carried out tests on tear gas canisters taken from tahrir square and found traces of cyanide. This may confirm what reporters and protestors on the scene have been saying all week, that the gas is far more potent than anything seen in previous protests.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna, reporting from the Egyptian capital, said: "There have been repeated rounds of tear gas fired here. It is a particularly virulent form, stinging the face to an immense extent. "Many of those who have been killed are said to have died of asphyxiation. "Medical workers say the conditions of those brought in is serious, many with symptoms they have not seen before from tear gas inhalation. "Speaking to Al Jazeera, Khalid Hamdi, staffing a make-shift clinic in Tahrir square, said: “We've seen many faintings and we'd never seen that before. "About 70 per cent of the injuries are fainting. People are coming in with asthma, convulsions sometimes - this wasn't often before."
At least 30 people have died in the latest protests since the weekend, how many of these suffocated in clouds of cyanide laced gas is unclear. One thing is clear 'the source of these tear gas canisters and other non-lethal weapons.'They are being sold directly by the United states.

US government agencies, the departments of state and commmerce in particular, regulate the export of tear gas and other non-lethal weapons by granting export licenses allowing US manufacturers to sell tear gas to foreign buyers. Two US companies have been identified as major exporters of the devices: Combined Systems Inc and NonLethal Technologies Inc, both based in Pennsylvania.
The hypocrisy and double standards shown by the US government in this situation are just appalling, on the one hand they support the people of Egypt in fighting for democracy, and then allow american companies to sell weapons that are apparently being used to kill them? I think a lot of questions need to be asked about what is going on in Egypt and the united states role in supplying its millitary with weapons they are turning on peaceful protesters.
Source:www.aljazeera.com...

I can't confirm the use of cyanide mixed with the tear gas at the moment, but it is a breaking news story and comes from a credible source.
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posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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Removed info after readin rest of thread, if these companies are resposnible then they need to be approached and questioned. Who is behind the companies? Rothchilds, rockerfellers? Etc... I am going to find out now, lol.
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posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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Would'nt surprise me what they're putting inside those cannisters but would prefer confirmation from the test results of all chemical trace elements.

Is it possible for an Egyptian to put traces of of that in to the cannisters before handing it to the doctor? Probably not but a slight possibility.



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 08:09 AM
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Although described as a non-lethal weapon for crowd control, many studies have raised doubts about this classification. As well as creating severe pulmonary damage, CS can also significantly damage the heart and liver.

On September 28, 2000, Prof. Dr. Uwe Heinrich released a study commissioned by John C. Danforth, of the United States Office of Special Counsel, to investigate the use of CS by the FBI at the Branch Davidians' Mount Carmel compound. He concluded that the lethality of CS used would have been determined mainly by two factors: whether gas masks were used and whether the occupants were trapped in a room. He suggests that if no gas masks were used and the occupants were trapped, then, "...there is a distinct possibility that this kind of CS exposure can significantly contribute to or even cause lethal effects."[1]

Many reports have associated CS exposure with miscarriages.[10] This is consistent with its reported clastogenic effect (abnormal chromosome change) on mammalian cells.

When CS is metabolized, cyanide can be detected in human tissue.[10] According to the United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, CS emits "very toxic fumes" when heated to decomposition, and at specified concentrations CS gas is an immediate danger to life and health. They also state that those exposed to CS gas should seek medical attention immediately

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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This reminds me of the protests in the 1970"s. The US NAtional Guard was caught using tear gas that was banned to be used in war. However they had no problem using it on American citizens as they protested in American streets. The people who lived in the neighborhoods minding their own business in their own homes were the ones who suffered the most.



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 08:45 AM
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Pepper spray today, mustard gas tomorrow. I see no problem. We have it coming. We have to get rid of naive belief that state and police care for "their" people, that is: us



posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by redrose123
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This reminds me of the protests in the 1970"s. The US NAtional Guard was caught using tear gas that was banned to be used in war. However they had no problem using it on American citizens as they protested in American streets. The people who lived in the neighborhoods minding their own business in their own homes were the ones who suffered the most.


And then we had Kent state.





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