The Acts of the Democracies

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1970

Laos

USA forces use sarin nerve gas when attacking a village in Laos. Over 100 people are killed including a number of American military defectors. Sarin gas kills within minutes when inhaled or from a drop on the skin. The chemical inhibits muscle movement causing convulsions and vomiting. One unprotected USA soldier suffers creeping paralysis, permanent damage from the nerve gas.

When the USA television company, CNN breaks the story in 1998, USA government pressure produces a retraction and the sacking of staff.

© 2017, KryssTal


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