Sarin, a man-made nerve agent used in chemical warfare, has been detected in a package at a mail facility for Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, California. Sarin is extremely toxic, odorless and colorless. Exposure to sarin can cause loss of consciousness, paralysis, and death.
This attack is reflective of the growing divisiveness in America and the escalation of violence in the public discourse. Almost anyone or any group could be a subject of an attack on Facebook as the social media giant has become universally despised for their censorship and unethical use of people’s personal information. What is interesting from an investigative standpoint is the use of Sarin, a human-made nerve agent primarily used in war.
It is unclear and very worrisome how the attacker would get access to sarin, which is widely considered a weapon of mass destruction and is 26 times more deadly than cyanide and 543 times more deadly than chlorine.