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3,600 patients with neurotoxic symptoms in Damascus hospitals on Wednesday – Doctors Without Borders

24.08.2013 15:13

Nearly 3,600 patients with neurotoxic symptoms were treated in three Damascus hospitals on the day a toxic gas attack was reported, say Doctors Without Borders (MSF). 355 patients were reportedly pronounced dead.

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simon saidi 27.08.2013 12:25

Pointing figures, a game of absurdity, Assad should know better than use chemical weapons, is it not a case of use of common sense here… Hype the accusations to justify absurdity (unilateral? action madness!).


Patrick Richardson 26.08.2013 17:51

The US does not want war in Syria. The wars that are ravaging the Middle East are homegrown and SOP for cultures which reject peace,embrace hate and violence and trod the path of war for power and to force others to follow their belief system or die.


Lahcen Oizaz 26.08.2013 17:44

Qui bono? Probably the one who put that Red Line first on the table. But another Red Line is more important. Launching war without UNSC-approval. With the Libyan case they had the opportunity to show restraint and wisdom to solve the crisis with minimum damage to people and infrastructure but they failed. Now they want to repeat the same failed scenario to Syria. China and Russia do not want to buy it for good reasons.


edmond dante 26.08.2013 08:15

People should ask who gains from chemical attacks and then you will see the terrorist cell involved.


Alexia Noble 25.08.2013 14:38

Children in oxygen masks = the media fabricating justification for yet another stupid war.

These maniacal demons in charge of the US/UK/France etc need to be brought before a war crimes court, and the monkeys who willingly do their bidding need to down their weapons!


Anti-War 25.08.2013 06:44

Something Fishy on The FSA side


Hector 25.08.2013 03:21

[quote name='David Manning' time='25.08.2013 02:11']

I fully agree with you. You're one hundred per cent right, specially the satanists.


william 25.08.2013 03:19

Who are the Syrian opposition, ? made up of who. ! The Syrian people ? No.........
27 countries are involved with the fighting in Syria, most of them are Islamist extremists so
what is the game. ? Killing !!!!!
Only last week there was a report of more than 450 kurds being slaughted in Northern
Syria by the Islamist opposition and yet we don't hear a word from the Obama administration about this, no invasion considered, no word mentioned. I wonder why. ?


David Manning 25.08.2013 02:05

David Manning 25.08.2013 02:00

[q uote name='Commander' time='24.08.2013 18:47']The findings of the UN inspection team will probably not be without American influence. It seems, that through bribery or threat, Washington usually gets its own way.


Con cerning the general You reference

I know the significance of the petro Order and Partially agree . But all in all it has been an American priority to maintain its standards of living and economy . Its a game that has been played between the US and Russia . We establish securities and the Russians attempt to as well .


David Manning 25.08.2013 02:00

David Manning 25.08.2013 01:58

We will see if He was telling the truth commander


[q uote name='Commander' time='24.08.2013 18:47']The findings of the UN inspection team will probably not be without American influence. It seems, that through bribery or threat, Washington usually gets its own way.[/quote]
Con cerning the general You reference


David Manning 25.08.2013 01:58

Commander 24.08.2013 19:26

The American Empire always sets out to first divide, then destroy and conquer. First in Yugoslavia, then Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Lebanon and Sudan and Iran are next.

Any nation that does not do what it is told (that is, does not serve US interests) will be dealt with and thus destined for regime change.


We will see if He was telling the truth commander


tenboro 25.08.2013 01:37

The “international community knows full well that the Assad regime is the only party in Syria which possesses the means to produce, use and stock chemical weapons,” the statement said.

Perhaps yes. But the rebel forces have backing from western powers, who easily can supply them with the materials to conduct these attacks.

Th is is a ploy to get western boots on the ground in Syria and affect regime change and get the oil, just like what happened in Lybia


greg nazvanov 25.08.2013 00:57

It is clear to me that Assad had no reason to deploy the weapons. Why do politicians not use logic to see that the only interested party to follow through the attack is the same party which caused the 911 attacks? Could the media stop the nonsense accusing the Syrian government? Would the government gain anything in the world's eyes by deploying WMDs against own people, in their own capital city, while they were already winning the battle with the rebels/terrorists? No. Ask yourself who would have to gain from this attack which would more than likely be followed by the military escalation?


Michael Levy 24.08.2013 23:32

It makes absolutely no sense at all for Assad to be responsible for these attacks and thereby issue the yanks with an invitation to invade. Think back, not to far at that, and remember how the Americans have lied through their teeth about almost everything they've been involved in in the last three decades.


PJ 24.08.2013 19:22

The advent of the Internet has increased the amount of mis-information, as well as the amount of information. Bluff, double-bluff, triple-bluff is meat and veg to these government agencies on all sides. It is almost impossible to find your way through it.

Obama will be led up the same garden path as the other black guy, General Colin Powell, was. This is a bunker, this is a rocket launcher site, etc. etc., so that it will be very difficult for him to say no to attacking Syria.

This atrocity was supposed to have taken place on Wednesday. You can bet your boots that the bankers were long gold on Friday evening.


Olle Ahlmark 24.08.2013 19:02

Moscow has commented that it was monitoring events surrounding the alleged attack. “We’re getting more new evidence that this criminal act was of a provocative nature,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, said in a statement on Friday.

“In particular, there are reports circulating on the Internet that the materials of the incident and accusations against government troops had been posted for several hours before the so-called attack. Thus, it was a pre-planned action,” he said.

Yes it smells. Bombing Assad seems to be the outcome. Hope the truth comes out soon.

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