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    Hello. Be sure to not write any formulas or secrets,

    In the cold war, the U.S and the former soviet union created many biological weapons which is very dangerous for humans. Most of the biological weapons that exist today are bacterias and viruses. More countries created biological weapons than U.S and former Soviet union.

    Under the Cold War: The Arms race was in full swing. What I have heard, U.S and the former Soviet union was afraid that U.S would attack them with Biological weapons, and the soviet union was afraid that the U.S would attack soviet with Biological Weapons. Both Unions began to create Biological Weapons.
    Biological weapons may be employed in various ways to gain a strategic or tactical advantage over an adversary, either by threat or by actual deployment. Like some of the chemical weapons, biological weapons may also be useful as area denial weapons. They may be developed, acquired, stockpiled or deployed by nation states or by non-national groups. In the latter case, or if a nation-state uses it clandestinely, it may also be considered bioterrorism.


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    Both USSR and the US stopped production of bio weapons after several treaties in the early 1970s.

    What did you want to discuss?


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    yes, I want to discuss Biological Weapons :P (I know that Russia and U.S don't produce Biological weapons today)
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    In 1944 the US was NOT develpping nuclear weapons, as far as the public knew that is, but in reality they were.

    I was not aware that the agreements against biological warfare are exhaustive , still applicable and subject to inspections, in any case unless I am mistaking the US is NOT agreeing to have any verifications to assertain that they are not actively producing Biowarfare weapons (given that the US accuses Iran of having a nuclear program, while Iran has agreed to many inspections, anyone can make a stonger case that the US has a biowarfare program)

    The Anthrax attack in the weeks following 911, (so that laggers got the message to push forth the patriot act) was US Military strain of Anthrax, note the "US" and the "Military" (it didnt come from IKEA's Kitchen decoration department).

    It can be said that biowarfare agents can be produced so that antidotes and vaccines can be developped, but who knows if there's not a new weaponized strain in some lab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo
    It can be said that biowarfare agents can be produced so that antidotes and vaccines can be developped, but who knows if there's not a new weaponized strain in some lab.
    I would imagine that a weaponized strain would never go into large scale production until a antidote and/or vaccine had been created first. Or else, what would stop the enemy from sending your disease right back at you after an attack? I think it might also be possible to construct the disease so that it naturally kills itself off after a period of time, though I'm not sure how that is done, exactly.

    If you think about it, without some measures against it, mutual destruction would always be assured, because the new plague would always get back to the sender sooner or later.
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    I have read that the viruses is immune against the 10 top strongest ammonia (I think), but the might be an antidote against those viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman
    I have read that the viruses is immune against the 10 top strongest ammonia (I think), but the might be an antidote against those viruses.
    It is a fact that if you breath enough ammonia gas that the virus will not kill you.
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    That's is a antidote, but these viruses is so strong that enough ammonia gas may don't work (I think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman
    That's is a antidote, but these viruses is so strong that enough ammonia gas may don't work (I think)
    Maybe, but you aren't and with enough ammonia gas I guarantee that the cause of your death will not be the virus.
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    Yeah, but the viruses will harm you more than ammonia gas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman
    Yeah, but the viruses will harm you more than ammonia gas
    You would be more dead from the virus ?
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    Yes, but i think i would be killed by the virus and the ammonia gas. But that depend on how strong the virus is, if the virus is weaker and the ammonia gas is ''stronger'', I would be more dead by the ammonia gas if the virus is weaker
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    I think Dr. Rocket was just making a joke.

    The idea is that you can't die of a virus if the ammonia gas kills you first. A bullet to the head would, in turn, save you from dying from the gas. Then it would be "lead poisoning" instead of "ammonia gas poisoning"
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    For some history behind Biological weapons, and the effects thereof, i recommend taking a look at the infamous Unit 731 of the Japanese Military.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731
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