Stacked like cords of wood.

syrian chemical attack 23.8.2013

 The propaganda on both sides of this conflict is immense, so immense that we have to be careful of making statements before all the facts are in. But of course, if the facts of the chemical attack turns out be real, regardless of which side perpetrated it, the hypocrisy of the West in regards to how it treats Israel is once more on display.

NOTE: But as I recall, it’s even worse than that, before any of the facts are in, the world always rushes to blame Israel, and fail to correct themselves after the truth is known.

Syria’s darkest hour: Hundreds of children’s bodies piled high after nerve gas attack near Damascus leaves up to 1,300 dead

  • Activists claim 1,300 killed in government rocket strike on residential area
  • If true, it would represent the worst known use of chemical weapons since  Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds in the town of Halabja in 1988
  • Chemical warheads hit suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar
  • They hit just before dawn as families lay sleeping
  • A UN team is in Syria to probe chemical weapons use by President Assad
  • Many countries have called for an immediate investigation
  • French Foreign Minister has called the attack an ‘unprecedented atrocity’
  • William Hague said hopes attack will ‘wake up some’ who support Assad
  • Claims come as refugees flood into Iraqi Kurdistan


PUBLISHED: 08:11 GMT, 21 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 22 August 2013

The world has looked on in horror as graphic images emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus that wiped out 1,300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds.

Syrian activists accuse President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching the nerve gas attack in what would be by far the worst reported use of poison gas in the two-year-old civil war.

Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the Damascus suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar before dawn.

While these pictures of dead children are graphic, disturbing and undoubtedly the worst so far to have emerged from the conflict, MailOnline has made the decision to publish them in order to raise awareness of the plight of innocent people in a war that shows no sign of ending.


2 Responses

  1. I don’t believe Assad would sign his death warrent by handing western countries an excuse to get involved on the side of the rebels.

    Especially because he’s been able to keep them at bay without chemical weapons. Furthermore public opinion, fueled by non biased journalism about the rebels, keeps international public opinion from being resoundingly against him.

    There is more motivation for the rebels to fabricate a false story about his use of chemical weapons than motivation for him to use them. The rebels (who have proudly discussed killing prisoners and non combatants on camera) are also not above unleashing a real chemical attack on civilians (particularly non sunni) in order to blame Assad.

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