Sunday, 2 June 2013

Agent Orange

Here are some facts about the agent orange gas whose usage by the turkish police against the protestants today still is unconfirmed by the officials. People state that the effects of the today's gas were much more different than the tear gas and the pepper spray which have been and still been used by the police for five days. Thus can be said (ironically!) that many people have somewhat become experts on this manner after being submitted to riot control gas material over a dozen times.

Agent Orange is the combination of the code names for Herbicide Orange (HO) and Agent LNX, one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use. The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to Agent Orange.

More on this topic:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange

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