(NaturalNews) Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other large U.S. retailers have been found selling a chemical that can be used to manufacture deadly nerve gas weapons. The chemical is found in numerous products sold by Wal-Mart and Walgreens, and it is the same chemical that raised alarm when it was discovered that UK companies had been granted licenses to sell the chemical to Syria, where it is now believed the chemical was turned into a deadly nerve gas weapon of mass destruction.
The ingredients for making sarin, a super-powerful deadly nerve agent, are well known across the chemical industry (and widely documented on the internet, including at ScientificAmerican.com, as you'll see below). They are:
All these ingredients can be readily ordered from a chemical supply house. Two of the four ingredients can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Walgreens (sodium fluoride and alcohol).
In fact, as part of an experiment in determining the ease of manufacturing such chemical weapons, a writer for Scientific American actually ordered these ingredients online for a grand total of $130.20 and acquired enough materials to manufacture 280 grams of deadly nerve gas.
James M. Tour, a well-known organic chemist at Rice University and sometime Scientific American author, began to ring the alarm bells about chemical terrorism. While serving on a U.S. Defense Department panel to study the possibility, Tour concluded that nothing stood in the way of someone trying to acquire the ingredients of a chemical weapon.
So Tour decided to do a little test. He filled out an order form for all the chemicals needed to make sarin... and two of its relatives, soman and GF. His secretary then placed the order with Sigma-Aldrich, one of the nation's most reputable chemical suppliers...
...Tour got a big box the next day by overnight mail. By following one of the well-known recipes for sarin -- mixing dimethyl methylphosphonate, phosphorus trichloride, sodium fluoride and alcohol in the right amounts and sequence -- he could have made 280 grams of the stuff or a comparable amount of soman or GF. (That's more than 100 teaspoonfuls.) All this for $130.20 plus shipping and handling.
Enough fluoride-based sarin nerve agent to kill 10,000 people
According to this study listed by NIH, a 50% fatality rate of mammals is achieved at exposures of 165 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. The average person is considered to weigh 70 kg, meaning it takes less than 12 mg of sarin to kill roughly 50% of those exposed.
This means the 280 grams of sarin that the Scientific American author could have manufactured for $130.20 could be used to kill over 10,000 people.
And all the ingredients are readily available right now at mainstream retailers and mail-order operations, including Wal-Mart where two of the ingredients are readily obtained.
(Wal-Mart, by the way, is the same retailer that has for years been used by meth manufacturers to buy materials used to cook meth.)
Sarin nerve gas was originally developed by war criminal Nazi scientists at IG Farben
Through the application of well-known chemical processes, elemental fluorine can be freed from sodium fluoride then reconstructed into a deadly nerve gas. This is why products sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens could theoretically be used to manufacture nerve gas agents / weapons of mass destruction.
In all, Nazi scientists developed four "G-series" nerve agents, all of which were based on fluorine, the same element found in sodium fluoride. The scientists credited for the discovery were Schrader, Ambros, Rudiger and Van der Linde. The "G" in "G-series" stands for "German." The nerve agent name "Sarin" is an acronym of the names of the Nazi German scientists who developed it: Schrader, Ambros, Rudiger and Van der LINde. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerve_agent#G-s...)
These nerve agents were the precursors of modern-day pesticides, which are themselves "nerve agents" that kill living creatures by interfering with neurotransmitters. Organophosphates, for example, are a class of insecticides widely used in agriculture today. They were developed as derivatives of Nazi chemical weapons intended to kill human beings. Learn more about organophosphates at the Pesticide Action Network.
U.S. government dumps sarin nerve agents in the ocean
In the 1950's, NATO embraced this Nazi war weapon as a "standard chemical weapon," and the United States began to produce and stockpile the weapon, storing it for decades. When the U.S. military finally decided to start reducing its stockpiles of sarin nerve agents in the 1970's, it dumped tens of thousands of tons of it into the oceans as part of Operation CHASE.
This means the U.S. government is already guilty of deploying weapons of mass destruction on highly-intelligent mammalian aquatic species such as dolphins and whales.
"According to a 1998 report created by William Brankowitz, a deputy project manager in the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, the Army created at least 26 chemical weapons dump sites in the ocean off at least 11 states on both the west and east coasts," reports Wikipedia.
Many of those chemical weapons dump sites remain a secret today due to "national security."
Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other retailers sell chemicals used to make sarin nerve agents
But you don't need to search for hidden chemical weapons dump sites to find the ingredients to make sarin today. You can find two of the four ingredients at Wal-Mart!
Sodium fluoride contains fluorine atoms, and fluorine is the key component in the manufacture of deadly nerve gas as described above. It also happens to be used in many mind-altering psychiatric drugs that interfere with normal brain function (and make some people suicidal).
This ingredients label photo shows this chemical being added to an infant water product sold at Wal-Mart and Walgreens:
The label also instructs parents to use mix the water product with infant formula and feed it to their babies.
Sodium fluoride called "nerve gas chemicals" by international media
"BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas," reported the Sunday Mail / Daily Record. "Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began. The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb..."
France24.com also reports, "UK approved nerve gas chemical exports to Syria... fluoride is also a key element in the production of chemical weapons such as sarin - thought to be the nerve gas used..."
The Independent added: "UK Government let British company export nerve gas chemicals to Syria - UK accused of 'breath-taking laxity' over export licence for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride"
That "nerve gas chemical" is, of course, sodium fluoride, the same stuff added to baby water and sold at Wal-Mart. See previous coverage of this "chemical weapons" disclosure here at Natural News.
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