People across the globe demanded the ouster of long-time oppressive Egyptian dictator Hasni Mubarak, without taking into consideration just who would fill the political vacuum created by his ouster. The results of that irresponsible action without proper planning ahead of time can be seen in the following NewsMax headline: Egyptian Military using Nerve gas on Protesters.
The Egyptian military has been using a banned chemical agent to deal with hundreds of thousands of protesters, according to several news sources.
At least 23 Egyptians have died and more than 1,700 have succumbed to a lethal gas military forces have been using during the past three days in clashes in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
The International Business Times reports that demonstrators have been struck with “dangerous levels of CR gas over the past two days of protests” and Australia’s The Age said Wednesday that the canisters are marked “Made in the USA.”
CR gas is an intense and lethal version of CS gas, called “tear gas,” widely used by police for crowd control.(Article Continues Below Advertisement)
Wikipedia notes that CR gas has effects that are “are approximately 6 to 10 times more powerful than those of CS gas.” CR causes intense skin pain and irritation, and can lead to blindness and death by asphyxiation.
The CR gas was made in the USA. Now comes the investigation/government cover-up about just how American-made nerve gas ended up in Egypt. Kind of reminds us of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal where our very own government was caught red-handed selling assault weapons to mexican drug cartels. That episode in big government abuse is also being covered up today, with no one held responsible for the hundreds of murders caused by our government in that Eric Holder-led travesty.
Are the Occupy Wall Street lawless nutcases paying attention here? Instead of whining about a shot of non-lethal pepper spray, how would you like to be burying some of your whining, sniveling cowardly comrades? This is what real tragedy and oppression looks like kids. Stop harassing the 99% of decent citizens and clear out of our parks and cities, so we can begin cleaning up the tons of human waste, disease, spent needles, used condoms and over-all filth you have brought with you across America!