Monday, August 26, 2013

Chemical Weapons Target Innocents





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On Wednesday, Syria took center stage again – the large-scale murder of innocents. The targeted areas were the suburbs surrounding Damascus.

Video shared online shows graphic images of dead civilians, including a large number of young children, some of whom were babies in diapers. Most of the casualties were said to have suffocated. All of the video clips were posted by YouTube accounts affiliated with opposition activists in towns in the Eastern Ghouta region, including Erbeen, Kafr Batna, Saqba and Jisreen.

One news report mentioned 3,600 people have been treated for neurotoxic symptoms – and that 355 of them had died. Another report put the number at 494. A domestic opposition monitoring group and others claimed that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces were responsible for the chemical shelling. The Syrian army has denied involvement in any such attack.

While the veracity of each side’s claims could not be independently established, visual evidence uploaded to YouTube makes it clear that those killed were mostly civilians including women, children and the elderly. What remained unclear was how they died, and whether they were victims of a conventional chemical agent, like sarin or mustard gas, or if their deaths might have been caused by the use of a weaker agent in a confined space. 

Whatever the case may be, the world is just watching and the carnage continues. When will the suffering end? Do we care?

4 comments:

Glam said...

Fb page comment by Jehan Abdul Aziz: and people go crazy just because ben affleck is the next batman ... aiseh !

Glam said...

Fb page comment by Hadzrin Shah: I don't really understand the details but it's always bcos of political quarrel, same in like in Egypt and also Sudan to some extent. leaders should know they are elected to care for the people. but these leaders if they are human, even Satan in hell wouldn't know what are they thinking.

Glam said...

Fb page comment by Peter K Yeoh: It's really heartbreaking. But call me a skeptic - did the Assad regime really do it? When they are already having the upper hand, and with Obama explicitly saying the use of chemical weapons is "the red line"? I rather suspect this was orchestrated by the rebels themselves in a last desperate attempt to get the US, France & Britain (who are raring to come into Syria) to intervene. More Syrians will be killed - this time by US/ European bombs

Glam said...

Fb page comment by Ann Marie Moohan-Sidhu: One would think the US and its allies would have learnt their lessons from their past interferences. They should let the Middle Eastern nations sort this one out and go and sort out their own domestic problems. They are not the guardians of morality, democracy or whatever they like to call it these days.