Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gas Attack

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Chemical warfare (redirect from Gas attack) that the gas was likely to have been halogenous derivatives—phosgene, mustard gas, lewisite, chloride or cyanogen bromide. The gas attacks stopped for

Chemical weapons in World War I (redirect from Use of poison gas in World War I)
caused by gas attacks. Gas was unlike most other weapons of the period because it was possible to develop effective countermeasures, such as gas masks. In


2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack April 2017 Khan Shaykhun attack occurred in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib Governorate, during the Syrian Civil War in the early hours of 4 April 2017. The town, which was controlled by Tahrir al-Sham[1], was struck by a heavy airstrike, allegedly containing the chemical agent sarin. An estimated more than 100 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded. If confirmed, the attack was the deadliest use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War since the Ghouta chemical attack in 2013.[2]  Syrian Civil War A toxic gas attack, allegedly by Russian or Syrian warplanes, kills at least 58 and injures many more in rebel-held Khan Shaykhun, Idlib.(The Globe and Mail)

December 7th, 2014, the Hyatt hotel which was hosting a "furry" convention in the suburban town of Rosemont, Illinois, was evacuated after a high level of chlorine gas was detected on the ninth floor of the building. 
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2014 Midwest Furfest Poison Gas Leak was a chlorine gas attack that took place at the Hyatt hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, where the 15th annual furry fan convention was being held for the weekend. The attack sent 19 people to the hospital and made headlines the following day.


At around 12:40 a.m. on December 7th, 2014, the Hyatt hotel in the suburban town of Rosemont, Illinois, was evacuated after a high level of chlorine gas was detected on the ninth floor of the building. According to the Rosemont Police Department, the nature of the incident seemed to be an “intentional act,” as the source of the gas was subsequently identified as a pile of powdered chlorine placed in a stairwell on the ninth floor (shown below).

As a result of the incident, 19 guests who were staying at the hotel, including at least a dozen of Furfest attendees, were transported to hospitals nearby for treatment of toxic gas inhalation, and the rest of the occupants were allowed back into the building around 4:20 a.m. after the decontamination was completed.

Notable Developments

At 1:29 a.m. (ET), less than an hour after the evacuation procedures began, the organizers of the Midwest Furfest tweeted a brief statement on the developing situation via its official Twitter account.[13]

Later that afternoon, the organizers released an official statement via its website[17], assuring its attendees that the convention events for the day would be running on a full, normal programming schedule.
Excerpt from furfest.org:
As we wake up today we want to continue to provide the best possible convention that we can, despite the trying circumstances. The convention will be running on a full normal programming schedule today. We ask you to continue to be patient, and remember that the volunteers who make Midwest FurFest happen intend to give 110% to make sure that the fun, friendship, and good times of Midwest FurFest 2014 overshadow last night’s unfortunate incident. To dispel rumors: Because this was an unforeseen possibly criminal act, Midwest FurFest will not be offering refunds, nor will the Hyatt Regency O’Hare be comping any rooms.

News Media Coverage

By 10:00 a.m. (ET) on December 7th, the gas leak evacuation at the Hyatt hotel was reported on by several local TV news affiliates and newspapers, including ABC7Chicago[14]NBC Chicago[1] and the Chicago Tribune[6], followed by a number of online news sites and internet culture blogs, such as The Daily Mail[16], Gawker[4], The Escapist[9] and Kotaku Australia.[10] Throughout the day, the story continued to circulate among the furry communities on the web, along with several news photographs of people standing by outside of the hotel while still dressed in furry costumes.


Online furry fandom resource site Wiki Fur[5] updated its Midwest Furfest 2014 article with several details of the gas leak incident and convention attendees posted snapshots via Twitter live from the event.


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2014 Kafr Zita chemical attack 19 May, it was alleged that Kafr Zita was again attacked with chlorine, the sixth alleged gas attack in the village in two months, killing one boy and

Ghouta Sarin chemical attackThe Ghouta chemical attack occurred in Ghouta, Syria, during the Syrian Civil War in the early hours of 21 August 2013. Two opposition-controlled areas in the suburbs around Damascus, Syria were struck by rockets containing the chemical agent sarin. Estimates of the death toll range from at least 281 people[3] to 1,729.[14] The attack was the deadliest use of chemical weapons since the Iran–Iraq War.[15][16][17]

Jobar sarin chemical attacks  allegedly occurred in Jobar, Damascus, Syria, in April 2013. A reporter and a photographer for the French newspaper Le Monde spent two months in Jobar reporting on the attacks.[1][2] However, the U.N. mission which investigated the attack could not find "sufficient or credible information" to support the allegation.[3] Syrian rebels claimed the government used chemical weapons in Jobar in early April.[4] Le Monde reported that gas attacks on the rebels occurred regularly in April and that Free Syrian Army fighters carried gas masks and had syringes with doses of atropine, the antidote of sarin.[1] Chemical weapons expert Jean Pascal Zanders expressed doubt that the events described in Jobar could have involved sarin, saying that sarin victims would not have survived the lengthy journey to the hospital described by the newspaper.[5]

December 2005 Saint Petersburg [business violence not terrorism] gas incident    Gas was released in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 26, 2005 in an outlet of the Maksidom home supply store chain on Moskovsky Prospect. Around 78 people were given medical care as a result of gas poisoning. Of these, 66 were taken to hospital, but more than 50 were released soon afterwards.[1]   The gas used was methyl mercaptan, which can have adverse effects via inhalation, ingestion or dermal absorption. The substance is used in the production of jet fuel, in pesticides, plastics, pulp mills and oil refineries and can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting, increases in pulse rate and blood pressure, hemolytic anemia, respiratory problems, narcosis, dizziness, convulsions, staggering gait and weakness in the muscles. It is lethal in large doses.  According to officials gas capsules with timers were found in three other Maksidom shops in the city. The Associated Press news agency reported that the chain had received letters threatening to disrupt sales during the holiday period.[2] (Was it a terrorist attack staged as competitor warfare?)   Gas Sickens 78 in Russia | Fox News   said they had received recent threats that sales would be disrupted around ... Mystery gas sickens Russian shoppers - World news - Europe | NBC ... Dec 26, 2005 - PETERSBURG, Russia — A gas attack in a home-supply store on one of the busiest ... Officials with the Maksidom home-supply chain, which sells ... said they had received recent threats that sales would be disrupted around ...
Gas attack at store sickens scores - Sarasota Herald-Tribune  4Dec 27, 2005 - A gas attack in a home-supply store on one of the busiest shopping days of the year ... Officials with the Maksidom home-supply chain, which sells ... sells furnishings, home-repair material and other domestic articles, said they had received recent threats that sales would be disrupted around New Year’s, when Russians traditionally give holiday gifts.  Most efforts to undermine competitors’ sales in Russia’s sharp-elbowed free market take the form of negative advertising or damaging rumors. But business-related violence remains a feature.

1994 British Army Lynx shootdown (redirect from Crossmaglen mortar attack(1994))20 March 1994, a British Army Lynx helicopter was shot down by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Northern Ireland. A unit of the IRA's South Armagh Brigade fired an improvised mortar at the British Army base in Crossmaglen, County Armagh. The mortar round hit and shot down the helicopter, serial number ZD275, while it was hovering over the helipad. Three British soldiers and a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) member were wounded. designs evolved in 1992 into the Mark 15 mortar, widely known as the "barrack buster". The mortar shell consisted of a one metre long metal propane cylinder with a diameter of 36 cm that contained around 70 kg of home-made explosives and with a range between 75 and 275 m. The cylinder was an adaptation of a commercial 'Kosangas' gas cylinder for heating and cooking gas used in rural areas in Ireland.

Gas attacks at WulverghemThe Gas attacks at Wulverghem in the municipality of Heuvelland were two German cloud gas attacks during World War I on British troops near Ypres in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The first gas discharge took place on 30 April 1916 and was followed by another attack on 17 June. The gas attacks at Wulverghem were part of the sporadic fighting, which took place between battles in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. 

Gas attacks at Hulluch were two German cloud gas attacks on British troops during World War I, from 27–29 April 1916, near the village of Hulluch, 1-mile (1.6 km) north of Loos in northern France. The gas attacks were part of an engagement between divisions of the II Bavarian Corps and divisions of the British I Corps.

Phosgene attack 19 December 1915  Chemical weapons in World War I The Phosgene attack 19 December 1915 was the first use of phosgene gas by the Germans against British troops, during