More proof our Army is insane

The Army is now admitting it dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard gas into the oceans, often quite near the US. They apparently can’t be bothered to check the sites for leakage and say they don’t even know where all the sites are.

Stark raving criminally insane, aren’t they?

Lefti on the News has more.

  • DJ

    I looked up mustard gas on Wiki to see if it becomes inert in seawater. It doesn’t:

    “Most of the mustard gas found in Germany after World War II was dumped into the Baltic Sea. Between 1966 and 2002, fishermen have found around 700 chemical weapons outside Bornholm, most of which were mustard gas bombs. When mustard gas is exposed to seawater, it forms a tar-like gel and maintains its lethality for at least five years.”

    Yeah, that’s pretty nuts. OTOH, some people, governments, and organizations still see the oceans as bottomless landfills. They don’t yet get that what you dump in can eventually come back out in our food, water, and air– or just washed up on a New Jersey beach.

  • This reminds me of the war against Serbia when NATO aircraft taking off from Italy dumped their unused ordinance into the Adriatic sea on their return. This has caused severe pollution as well as a danger to fishermen. Balkananalysis has more.

  • The Army has promised they aren’t doing it anymore (but does that mean they aren’t doing it any less) and they would never fib to us, right?

  • Insane! I really hope the blog community bubbles this up into the mass media since this is the first I’ve heard of it.

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