The Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack, commonly referred to in the Japanese media as the ‘Subway Sarin Incident’, was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated on March 20, 1995 in Tokyo, Japan by members of the religious movement/sect Aum Shinrikyo.
In the five coordinated and well planned attacks, the perpetrators released sarin on several lines of the Tokyo subway killing 13 people, severely injuring 50 and causing temporary vision problems for nearly 1,000 others. The attack was directed against trains passing through Kasumigaseki and Nagatachō, home to the Japanese government. It is the most serious attack to occur in Japan since the end World War II
Shown here are extracted illustrations from the Tokyo subway public safety guide booklet c. 2012.
The Iran–Iraq War, was an armed conflict between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the 20th century’s longest conventional war.
The war cost both sides in lives and economic damage: half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, with an equivalent number of civilians, are believed to have died, with many more injured; however, the war brought neither reparations nor changes in borders. The conflict has been compared World War I in terms of the tactics used, including large-scale trench warfare with barbed wire stretched across trenches, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges, human wave attacks across a no-man’s land, and extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas by the Iraqi government against Iranian troops, civilians, and Iraqi Kurds (The Halabja Chemical Attack/Massacre).
At the time of the conflict, the U.N. Security Council issued statements that “chemical weapons had been used in the war.” U.N. statements never clarified that only Iraq was using chemical weapons, and according to retrospective authors “the international community remained silent as Iraq used weapons of mass destruction against Iranians as well as Iraqi Kurds.
This is a piece of mail that was irradiated by the US Postal Service in 2001 as a direct result of the Anthrax, ‘Amerithrax’ attacks one week after 9/11. Over the course of several weeks beginning on Tue Sept 18th.Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators, killing five people and infecting 17 others. According to the FBI, the ensuing investigation became “one of the largest and most complex in the history of law enforcement”
Bruce Edwards Ivins, became a focus of investigation around April 4, 2005. Ivins was a scientist who worked at the government’s biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. On April 11, 2007, Ivins was put under periodic surveillance and an FBI document stated that “Bruce Edwards Ivins is an extremely sensitive suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks.” On July 27, 2008, Ivins took an intentional overdose of acetaminophen and died two days later in a hospital.
On August 6, 2008, despite having no direct evidence of his involvement, federal prosecutors declared Ivins to be the sole culprit of the crime. Two days later, Senator Charles Grassley and Rep. Rush Holt called for hearings into the DOJ and FBI’s handling of the investigation. On February 19, 2010, the FBI formally closed its investigation
Its hard to ascertain if this photo dates back to 1915, but the photo shows one bomb just being set off and another dispersing after the initial impact on the Ypres Front 1015.No other info is available, but will strive to rectify.