Let’s Remind Libya of this Next Year: WMDs [Updated]

September 1, 2011

Remember when US and Israeli intelligence agencies tracked the WMD consignments from eastern Libya as far as Sudan in convoys secured by Iranian agents with Hizballah and Hamas guards? and then there were rumors that Qaddaffi spread about the same accusation with Libyan rebels arming Hamas and Hezbullah?

VX gas was developed in the Porton Down Chemical Weapons Research Centre, Wiltshire, England in 1952 and its devastating effects were tested. The British traded the technology of VX with the United States of America for information on thermonuclear weapons. The LD50 can be as little as 10mg for humans. It operates by cutting off the nervous system. It binds to the enzyme that transmits signals to the nerves and inhibits them. Therefore the nerves become isolated and uncontrollable. The antidote, atropine, is a toxin itself but it counteracts the effect of the VX by removing it from the enzyme. It is an anti-nerve agent so does the reverse of the VX, a nerve agent. It is normally injected into the arm or thigh but for gaseous attacks the atropine must go immediately into the heart. So full body protection and gas masks are essential to avoid exposure in a VX missile attack.

Picture of VX Gas
Picture of VX Gas

but Rebels’ spokesman says group wants Jewish State to help garner international support for new Libyan leadership, Western media outlets claim. Libyan rebels are turning to Israel for support in their new leadership, ahead of the looming end of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, Western media outlets reported on Thursday.

“We are seeking Israel’s support and influence around the world in order to bring to an end Gaddafi’s despotic rule,” Ahmad Shabani, the founder of Libya’s Democratic and a spokesperson on behalf of the rebels was quoted as saying. According to the unconfirmed reports, Shabani, whose family fled Libya after the king was deposed in 1969, said they were seeking the Jewish State’s help because “Libya needs all the international support they can get, including Israel’s.” Responding to Gaddafi’s allegations, according to which al Qaeda was aiding the rebels to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, Shabani said the deposed dictator was himself cooperating with the terrorist group, adding that the opposition group aims to stop the alleged arms smuggling

Will the Rebels vote against ‘Palestinian statehood’? Will they not be attending the Durban III? ;^)