Thursday, March 20, 2008


This Day in the History of Terrorist Attacks

On this day in 1995, in Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others injured, some permanently, when sarin gas (a very toxic nerve agent) was released by local nutjobs from the Aum Shinrikyo cult on five separate subway trains, the worst attack on Japan since 1945. The cultist had gallons of sarin among them and a drop on your skin the size of a pin head will kill you, so why so few deaths? They released the gas by puncturing plastic bags of sarin wrapped in newspaper. Not a good way to spread the gas. One commercial fogger and thousands and thousands would have died.


Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?