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Chemical Weapons Experts Say Symptoms in Syria Consistent With Nerve Gas Attack


World  (tags: Syria, violence, ethics, death, crime, human rights, middle-east, war, politics, freedoms, government, corruption )

Carrie
- 375 days ago - rawstory.com
The convulsions, pinpoint pupils and laboured breathing seen in victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria could be symptoms of nerve gas, experts said Thursday, but only blood and urine samples can provide proof.



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B Lewenza (76)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 4:33 pm
Sadly noted and shared. This is just outrageous 1,300 people dead including women and children and how many children are orphaned because of this crime. Do they not have a conscience to their deeds. My heart goes out to those who have been affected by this insane incident. The one's who caused this should really hang their heads in shame.
 

GGmaSheila D. (165)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:13 pm
Biggest quesion in my mind is where did they get the chemicals??
 

Laurie H. (710)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:24 pm
Not a comfort zone for sure and very concerned for anyone effected by this horror. Thanks so much Carrie!!
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 8:00 pm
It was absolutely shocking when I saw the news piece today.
I can't get used to the idea that somebody out there can think about an attack like this and acually do it.
I know that world politics goes through that area of he globe right now, but besides these few ideas I can't hink of anything else right now.
I'm just shocked.
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 10:47 pm
@GGma Sheila: Unfortunatelly nerve gas can be made by anyone, and a little can spread a long way.
Anyway, reports say the gas was released during a government attack, right? And in the very day of the 1st aniversary of Obama's statement that, and I quote “A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized”.
Governments and very well organized armed organizations can both get sarin or any other nerve gas
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:28 am
When I think about the fact that Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, is a trained physician, it makes me sick! He knows exactly what kind of suffering he's inflicting on his own people --and it doesn't seem to bother him. He's a failure as a doctor AND as a leader. We can only hope he gets what he deserves --and the sooner the better!
 

. (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:02 am
That's terrible! Assad should stop killing his own people.
 

jess b (24)
Friday August 23, 2013, 11:23 am
THOSE responsible for this heinous crime will, hopefully, be determined, as soon as possible.
This could happen again, and it must be stopped. I hope the International Community, and the U.N. are able to negotiate a ceasefire, without further delay. The threat of another such attack is ever present
It seems to be the only possibility, right now, if not a "political" solution.

Refugees are surging into Iraq and elsewhere, with fewer places to go.

Dreamers Without Borders is now on f/b.
www.facebook.com/dreamerswithoutborders
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:02 pm
Thank you.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 6:54 am
Noted, I do not know the answer but they need to stopped.
 
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