January 31st, 2021

Реконструкция и визуализация Колина Пауэлла

"... Less than a teaspoon of dry anthrax, a little bit about this amount - this is just about the amount of a teaspoon - less than a teaspoon full of dry anthrax in an envelope shutdown the United States Senate in the fall of 2001. This forced several hundred people to undergo emergency medical treatment and killed two postal workers just from an amount just about this quantity that was inside of an envelope. Iraq declared 8,500 liters of anthrax, but UNSCOM estimates that Saddam Hussein could have produced 25,000 liters. If concentrated into this dry form, this amount would be enough to fill tens upon tens upon tens of thousands of teaspoons. And Saddam Hussein has not verifiably accounted for even one teaspoon-full of this deadly material..."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/transcripts/powelltext_020503.html

Потом Колин Пауэлл публично рвал на себе волосы и обвинял разведку. А пропагандисты начали свою песню, мол, он же не говорил, что в пробирке сибирская язва, это вообще риторический прием "примерно столько".

В новые времена визуализацию, конечно, мощнее делают, но запасная позиция и пути отхода те же.