"Who did that — rebels or government troops — we cannot confirm."
As reported by the Jerusalem Post on Aug. 28, 2013, the French Republic is stating with certainly that it was the regime of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad that killed civilians earlier this week in a sarin gas attack, but many are questioning if it really was government forces that are responsible for the atrocity and even if it was sarin gas used as the French accuse, as reported by the right-of-center news portal News Busters on Aug. 30, 2013.
Reportedly, the French government tested 14 samples brought out of Syria; 13 from the Damascus area where the alleged sarin attack took place, and an additional sample came from a chemical attack in Idleb province.
In the wake of the tests, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius concluded there was “no doubt” that the regime and its accomplices had “used sarin.”
But conservative pundit and anti-war activist Pat Buchanan raised concerns that a growing number of Americans are sharing:
But the use of poison gas, or chlorine, or sarin, whatever was used, we don’t know what was used.
We don't know who ordered it; we don't know how it was delivered; we don't know if President Assad knew about it; we don't know if President Assad ordered it.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Aug. 24, 2013 that President of Doctors Without Borders Mego Terzian verified a chemical attack in the eastern Damascus suburbs of Ghouta have in fact taken place.
Terzian described the upwards of 3,600 victims as displaying "neurotoxic symptoms."
Despite the American Secretary of State John Kerry citing Doctors Without Borders as one of his unimpeachable sources proving the forces of Bashir al-Assad launched the attack, Terzian was quoted:
We are almost sure, even 100 per cent sure, that neurotoxic agents have been used, what type of agent we can not confirm, who did that — rebels or government troops — we cannot confirm.
Questions If The Videos Match The Symptoms...
The federal government's Center for Disease Control's official website has posted a rather lengthy list of the immediate signs and symptoms [that survivors] of low to moderate sarin exposure would experience, to include:
- Drooling and excessive sweating
- Chest tightness
- Rapid breathing
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain
Scary Word, Generic Meaning...
According to Doctors William J. Rea and Kaye Kilburn of the American Environmental Health Foundation, neurotoxin poisoning is generically defined as a chemically induced injury to the brain and/or the peripheral nervous system, that is, those nerves outside the skull.
As cited by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, symptoms of those affected by neurotoxins exhibit another lengthy list of effects to the human body, to include:
- Tremor (a regular osillatory movement of the extremities related to posture or activity.)
- Ataxia (jerky, unsteady, to-and-fro motion of the middle of the body and an unsteady gait.)
- Chorea (spasmodic movements of limbs and facial muscles and by incoordination.)
- Nystagmus (fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes.)
The BIANJ also cited that neurotoxin poisoning can be caused by a variety of products ranging from jet fuel, to granulated insect poison, to paint thinner.