VX-S-enantiomer-3D-vdW.pngIt’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit topic!

A shoot the shit is any event where the participants know very little about the topic(s) being discussion but it provides an opportunity for anyone to make unsupported statements, use profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Shoot the shits are proven to have greater efficacy – if you don’t know what efficacy means you’re already screwed – than a paid session with an individual who studied a behavioral science so they could better understand themselves. Having said that we’ll move right into a very serious topic, the potential risk of a WMD attack in the USA and /or the EU.

The Malaysian government has determined that Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, was murdered  by two women using VX. The women approached Kim Jong Nam from behind and applied the substance to his face. VX is more toxic than Sarin gas and the production and stockpiling of VX exceeding 100 grams per year per signatory was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993. VX which can be dispensed as a liquid with the consistency of motor oil or as an aerosol is absorbed through the skin or the respiratory system. A mere 10 milligrams in the liquid form or  30–50 mg·min/m3 when inhaled are lethal. VX is also persistent meaning it lurks around for a long time which is the reason that it is considered to be an area denial weapon. VX is also odorless and colorless which means that it is not readily detectable.

Now, since VX is absorbed through the skin, you can assume that the two women were wearing latex gloves although this was not visible in the airport videos and it is also quite likely that they washed their hands with highly chlorinated water, which is the prescribed decontamination procedure.

The ease with which VX can be transported and deployed, along with the fact that you need very little of it should concern you, our legislators and our courts. Yet we find ourselves struggling with a crop of imbeciles of biblical proportions. Regrettably, the media is as useless as a pay toilet in a diarrhea ward. We’re not alarmists but if those two women can get access to VX in any form and successfully deploy it against a target gives me reason for concern and it should do the same for you. We live in precarious times readers but sadly we have legislators that clearly don’t have their minds and derrieres tightly coupled. If this isn’t an example of why we need extreme vetting, I don’t know what is!

Have a great weekend! Be safe, stay alert, keep the sweat pumps in low speed and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

This entry was posted in Shoot-the-shit and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.