Video: Second Amendment porn!

Noah Schachtman sends this along as a sort of housewarming gift to himself: he’s all moved in to his new digs at Danger Room, the defense tech blog he’s editing for Wired Magazine, and wanted to let us know that they’re already piling up posts and video.

I recommend this entry by a hazmat expert on the chlorine gas attacks in Baghdad. They’re like dirty bombs, it seems, in that they’re not terribly lethal but terribly frightening, and will usually require evacuating hundreds of people and emergency room treatment at hospitals that are already overwhelmed. Quote:

So chlorine might not be a weapon of mass destruction, but it sure as hell is a weapon of mass effect. A large release done the right way can send a city reeling. The use of chlorine as a weapon indicates to me that the insurgents are adapting and upping the ante. Imagine living in a city where there are explosions, shootings, and mayhem every day of the week. Now, add poison gas to the mixture. Life in Baghdad sucks worse everyday.

If I were a planner in Baghdad right now, I’d get smart on hazmat in a hurry because I’m guessing that this is just the beginning.