This in not getting much news coverage, part since the world has moved on, part since the execution was done on such short notice (Japan does that sort of thing), and part since implications from it challenge other assumptions about the ease of manufacturing sarin and other chemical weapons. (See my post prior to this.) In 1994, Japanese sect Aum Shinrikyo carried out an attack on the city of Matsumoto, in part due to the city refusing to let them set up a base, and in part to test their sarin gas. The attack killed eight people and injured hundreds. Aum was suspected, but the focus shifted to a local resident who stockpiled insecticides. Then, in 1995, a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway killed twelve people and injuring many more. Aum Shinrikyo was quickly suspected and a crackdown began. (It should also be noted that Aum members had committed several murders using more mundane methods.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsumoto_sarin_attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_subway_sarin_attack Seven members were executed yesterday, including Shoko Asahara, the sect's leader. www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43395483
As an aside, the group wrote a catchy song some sang among themselves praising sarin. A gentleman named David Kaplan wrote a book in which it was translated. The lyrics are here.
Rhand: I try to put lots of effort into all my Africa maps, on this one you can see Hausa-Fulani, Mandinka, Ovimbundu, and Xhosa republics.
Nov 19, 2018 19:18:37 GMT
Rhand: Unfortunately, South America is harder, because nothing ever happens there.
Nov 19, 2018 19:19:29 GMT
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
Jan 17, 2019 5:10:51 GMT
MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
Jan 23, 2019 4:26:12 GMT
ieph: I've been actually thinking of just spending my time here, gradually decreasing my presence in AH.com. But in the meantime, I'm spending my time reviving one of my old WIPs sadly lost to the sands of time (I guess)
Jul 23, 2019 11:24:08 GMT
ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
Jul 23, 2019 20:21:52 GMT
jennysnooper87: If that's the case, would it be okay if I moved the TL from AH.com to this site?
Aug 21, 2019 1:53:59 GMT
railmotive: Checking out this website, seems quite nice.
Oct 23, 2019 22:35:16 GMT