I am eternally indebted to
for the Bullbleep Mountain concept, which is applicable to myriad modern day contexts. At least I
think that’s what he’s saying. Every time he says it, somebody hits that fu-[bleeeep]-ing bleep button.Amended on Nov09.2013 to remove reference to “CW-ghoul” at Mr. Kaszeta’s request.
The Ghouta Sarin Story: Bullbleep Mountain or Veritas Valley?
Episode 1: Getting the Rocket-Dose Right
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ometimes there's a man. An' he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there, and I'm talking about
here, who self-applies the label one-time “Chemical Officer in the US Army,” which is, as I take it,someone who is paid by US taxpayers to figure out how to inflict an agonizing death on as many people aspossible if push comes to shove. Dan is making a name for himself by explaining to those of us who have never
had the opportunity, desire, or need to drop sarin on our mortal enemies how to do it. Even those of us who haveno mortal enemies find the information morbidly fascinating in the wake of Ghouta, and Dan is becoming thego-to guy on the technical aspects of packaging and delivering sarin, or GB, as it it more commonly called in theArmy warfare literature, probably because "GB" is harder to misspell. In his latest effort Dan walks us throughsome calculations with the aim of coming up with a ball-park figure for how many actual rockets full of sarin hadto be delivered to Ghouta on Aug21.2013 in order to get the deadly effect that has been advertised by theinsurgents, the MSM, and Obama: to wit, 1429 fatalities. Not 1430. Not 1425. Not approximately 1400. No . . .1429, precisely. I will examine the origin of that ghastly, ubiquitous figure in a future Bullbleep Mountain/VeritasValley piece.~Dan’s piece, titled Managing the Deficit, is a tidy 5 page look at how an Army weapons guy would determine
how many rockets would be needed to really screw the maximum number of sleeping people in Ghouta usingsarin. (Actually, Dan’s piece is only about 3.5 pages if you subtract the ads, which seem really out of place in anarticle like this. These ads are particularly offensive to an academic, and I found myself asking myself: Like, is thisa business promotion, a self-promotion, or an attempt to figure out the Ghouta mess? But I guess somebody’sgotta’ feed the monkey.)In addition to being confounded by its commercial aspects, after reading Dan’s piece I came away more confusedthan convinced by his calculations. But then I would have to admit to coming away confused just about any timenumbers start getting manipulated by people smarter than me, and anybody manipulating numbers is almost, bydefinition, smarter than me. But I stuck with it because I have to allows how playing with these rocket numbers is