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  •  Per the Russians, yes (2+ / 0-)
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    gerrilea, KenBee

    But the word is "similar". Could be the rebels got a recipe from the anarchist's handbook or similar and cooked something of lower quality than the Syrian government would be expected to produce.

    I'm on a mission! Testing the new site rules.

    by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 09:07:40 AM PDT

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    •  Or it wasn't actually Sarin but a related (1+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark

      organophosphate. There's loads of them.

      Dichlorvos, for instance, might make a pretty good sub for sarin, and it's commonly used as an insecticide right here in the States.

      The action of the two chems is similar enough that they could easily be mistaken, without analysis of un-degraded sample.

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