Monday, 9 April 2018

Chemical Warfare in Syria, a commentary.

"I know that tit for tat revenge killings, “measured responses” & bombings never work...I simply cannot believe that any God or parent wants this to continue"


Before you go any further, there are very disturbing photos in this blog. Don’t scroll down and then give out to me. You have been warned.

I don’t even pretend to understand the dynamics going on in Syria at the moment. To delve into and understand the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is even a bigger can of worms. Of course, they are all linked on many levels. With fake news, falsified reports and doctored photographs it’s hard to tell.

What we know. The place: Douma in Syria. The date: 6th & 7th April 2018.

·       Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault. (NYTimes)

·       A stream of patients with burning eyes and breathing problems were rushed to clinics after the attack at dusk on Saturday, medical and rescue groups said. (NYTimes)

·       Most of them were going to die’: Syria aid workers tell of apocalyptic scenes (Guardian)

·       The attack, the victims of which exhibited symptoms that doctors say are consistent with exposure to organophosphorus (Guardian)

·       Rescue workers said victims showed symptoms that included suffocation, central cyanosis – a blueish discolouration of the skin – foaming, corneal burns and the emission of a chlorine-like odour (Guardian)

Sources - NYTimes & Guardian.


We also know this is not the first time chemical weapons have been used, in 2013 the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Civil War has been confirmed by the United Nations and one year ago 70 people were killed in Khan Sheikhun by the use of Sarin gas. 


What is clear is that a war is being fought and innocent children are being hurt and killed. We know that Russia and America are involved.


This is wrong. I know it. I don’t understand everything going on, but, I am 100% positive that this is wrong. Parents should not have to watch their children going through this. I also know that tit for tat revenge killings, “measured responses” & bombings never work. I know this because our own country had many years of it and eventually both sides decided to end the violence. Whichever side of the conflict you support and whoever you decide to believe, we should all agree that scenes like these are EVIL and WRONG. I simply cannot believe that any God or parent wants this to continue.

Enough of me preaching; look at these photos and you decide how this can be justified.

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria

Chemical attacks in Syria


A just war my arse. A holy war my bollix. This is plain and simple. It's EVIL and WRONG.

Here endeth the lesson.


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