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Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) Says 355 Died of 'Neurotoxic' Symptoms in Syria

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said 355 people had died earlier this week of "neurotoxic" symptoms as the Syrian government and its foes accused each other of using chemical weapons

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Sue H (7)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:12 am
What a nightmare.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 5:39 pm

Sheila D (194)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:15 am
Repeat - the Brotherhood has the means and the money to buy and use chemicals - this would make sure that the current regime will be blamed, thus leaving the way clear for them to take over. Thanks.

Birgit W (160)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:59 am
Terrible. My heart goes out to all the suffering people.

B Lewenza (76)
Monday August 26, 2013, 5:06 am
Sadly noted. How vicious can it get, these poor victims lay dead due to an insane power of Government. This was totally repulsive act to gain what exactly, the trust,respect, and co-operation of the people? I highly doubt it, a government is supposed to lead by example, listen to the people they serve not kill them because they speak out against corruption. Shame sham shame

Past Member (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:28 am
what a human tradgedy I am not sure who did it they will blame each other but its dreadful

Lona G (80)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:50 am
A terrible thing to happen and even more terrible things may happen now the world is so divided on who is responsible for it and on how to act on it. Russia (and China) still backs the regime and is adamant that the rebels have staged this attack, the rest of the world is by now convinced it is an attack with chemical weapons and believe it to come from the Syrian government. Until now no one has dared to intervene, because of this stand-off between Russia and the rest in the UN. Meanwhile more reports, although not from the source itself and therefore unsubstantiated, will come in and new attacks will be carried out.
But can this civil war with strong religious undertones ever bee stopped by intervention? Iraq and Afghanistan and to some degree Egypt and other countries are examples that give little hope of a solution.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:18 am
I wish it would just end. We can't afford another war.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:16 am
Well Remember Agent Orange? Monsanto was Made that!!t!!!!
Should be Outlawed to Even Make it! Shut them down!!
Awful!! Where will it END?
Thank You

Deborah W (6)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:21 am
The longer we "wait it out", the stronger and more collected become the enemy, and able to integrate and recruit (or force) more of the populous into one side or the other. Pray for those fleeing into surrounding areas of "safety", another ongoing side issue to be dealt with.

Seems USA choices get more and more limited as golf and indecision are the only two things flourishing in Washington. Once one or the other "over there" wins out, with the stranglehold help of the United Nations' partners in crime, American citizens can just sit and wait for them to advance into their own backyards. Pray for the children, free for the moment.

S S (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 9:27 am
Thank you.

Roger G (154)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:44 pm
noted, thanks

David C (129)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:19 pm
sad....I wish there was a solution easy, safe, just, and humane......

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday August 26, 2013, 1:20 pm
Humanitarian aid only. U.N. inspectors are doing their job presently. No U.S. military intervention. Period.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday August 26, 2013, 2:54 pm
Thank you for the important article about a dreadful human atrocity.

Lindsey O (19)
Monday August 26, 2013, 3:43 pm
Very bad situation in Syria. I am so hoping that the U.S. will stay out of it. I'm sick unto death of our everlasting wars and we don't need another one. But I'm afraid we may get stuck with it.

marie C (163)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:21 pm
Yes Lindsey do we are damned and don't we re damned we can not win either way we end up being the bad guys with Muslim countries whatever we do that goes for my poor UK also

Susanne R (235)
Monday August 26, 2013, 4:27 pm
From the article:

"US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke Thursday with Muallem about the alleged attack.

Kerry discussed the attack “to make clear that if, as they claimed, the Syrian regime has nothing to hide, it should have allowed immediate and unimpeded access to the site rather than continuing to attack the affected area to block access and destroy evidence,” a US official said."

Even though he's a husband, a father and a doctor, Assad is sub-human and has proven over and over again that he's not fit to lead. He deserves to die in the same manner he caused so many citizens --especially the innocent children of his country-- to die. I don't want another war --but this monster can't be allowed to stay in power by taking the lives of those who oppose him. I hope the leaders of the countries that still support him will soon come to their senses.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday August 26, 2013, 6:05 pm
Absolutely horrific :(

Diane K (134)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:38 pm
This is horrific news. Something of this magnitude can provoke another war with the U.S., or some type of military involvement to help these people. I don't understand the violence in the Middle East. thx Carrie

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:14 am
tragic!! and will be punished...if not here THERE...IF not now...THEN. ...but it will be punished appropriately.

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:58 am
I agree with Sue H. This is truly a nightmare and I don't know when the world will wake up and stop it.

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:59 am
Horrific as it is, it seems the Muslims are self destructing, why do they hate each other so much. Now using poison gas against each other, but who supplied it?
I just hope, for the sake of mankind, that we can solve the Middle East conflict in a manner that suits all people, religions and countries. We will have a better world instead of bickering where to buy weapons to kill each other to please big $ making weapon manufacturing businesses worldwide.
Sure there are CEO's who love wars ($$$), but never see the victims die. A soldier does. airmen ignore it (they only see the fireworks like a computer game) civilians cop it in modern warfare. To name a few : Luebeck, Cologne, Hamburg, Coventry, Dresden,Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Korea, Vietnam. Iraq and who is next?
Syria? Egypt? Iran? The cycle seem to be transparent: sell weapons to the enemy and destroy them, while China is putting you out of domestic business. China is in good shape to sell rubbish, while Western manufacturing companies endy up dead and end up as retail companies to profit shareholders, only to loose jobs and our tradesmen.
Lucky I am retired, I don't have to look at this anymore.

Melania P (122)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:17 pm
Again, I don't know what the other countries and other entities like the UN are waiting to interfere!!! This is enough!

Jason S (50)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:26 pm
Good posting, thanks

Sergio P (65)
Monday September 2, 2013, 6:00 pm
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