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Old 13th May 2022, 09:11 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Roger Ramjets View Post
Not struggling any more...

The problem with situations like this is that symptoms can have a variety of causes, so it can be hard to identify a cause that is out of the ordinary. Soldiers have suffered from PTSD in all wars. In this case however, the unusually high incidence and symptom anomalies suggested something out of the ordinary was responsible for a large proportion. Also - unlike some cases of mass psychosis - there were plenty of potential physical causes, one of which was itself out of the ordinary.

Ironical that one of the fears in the Iraq War was that Saddam might gas us, when in reality we had already done it to ourselves!
Wonder who sold him the sarin, or the information on how to manufacture it?
(Probably the US)
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