Skip to comments.Gas used in Homs leaves seven people dead and scores affected, activists say
Posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:46 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a "poisonous gas" used by government forces in a rebel-held neighbourhood, activists said.
Activists also told Al Jazeera on Sunday night that scores of others were affected in al-Bayyada neighbourhood. Side effects reported include nausea, relaxed muscles, blurred vision, and breathing difficulties.
Residents said they did not know the nature of the gas used.
"The situation is very difficult. We do not have enough facemasks. We don't know what this gas is but medics are saying it's something similar to Sarin gas," Raji Rahmet Rabbou, an activist in Homs, told Al Jazeera.
A doctor treating patients subsequently said the gas seemed to be a concentrated form of tear gas that has not been used in Homs before. Inhaling large amounts can lead to suffocation and death, he said.
The gas appears to have been used during a battle with rebel fighters.
We received the following videos from a field clinic in the city:
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CS causes nausea and difficulty breathing too. I know first-hand!
What a shame. Muslims really need to stop fighting each other and everybody else. We don’t need to get involved. The only country in the ME to protect is Israel. Case closed.
I am equally skeptical. Our history with Serbia and false war crimes charges is instructive.
And with the won vacationing in Hawaii and the SoS hiding at home probably enjoying the sauce. :)
Make no mistake, This administration is Hell bent on installing another Islamist regime in the Middle East. The King of Jordan should be sweating right now.
O’Bumbler will give arms and air support to the Rebels in Syria in order to topple Assad, he is simply looking for the chance.
At first it will look like a victory for self rule. It will then degenerate into another nightmare like Libya, Egypt and Iran. Jimmy Carter writ large, without the intelligence and personality!
Let Europe fight the Russians instead of having million man marches about how evil the US is.
Russians and Chinese claim Syria has all its WMD under control and safe.
Iran claimed a report from Syria stated that 7 Syrian military professionals were attacked by gas from rebels.
Israel claimed Syria has all its WMD under control.
Rebels claim Syrian gas attack in Homs.
So this is how WWIII breaks out ?
Well, when you want the truth from the media about US troops in today's post modern apocalyptic world, you have to go to Cuba, of all places, to learn what the Germans know.
there have been tons of claims by the rebels that in spite of many other claims have provem to be umverified and without facts that anyone has been able to verify
American public needs to be converned about the use of false claims about Assad and WMD use as excuses for deeper U.S. intervention
intervention that will be, no matter how bad Assad is, in the interest of the MB in Syria and their radical Wahabi-Sunni backers, not in our interest
Just proven. They used Agent 15 or 3-Quinuclidinyl Benzilate. NATO calls it "BZ".
The Russians however are sticking to their story.
FYI - The Syrians also have claimed that the Rebels used gas this weekend. And in case someone does not know where this is all headed.
Either way, this is the first time in history that chemical weapons could end up beyond the control of a strong military or leader.
If the timeline of news reports reflects reality, then the rebels first used a yellow gas on Syrian troops and killed about 7-8 of them. At that point, Assad and the Russians realized that even reporting that fact could justify either Western Invasion or Israeli attacks on the WMD stores.
So the Russians and Chinese decided to report that Assad has full control of all his WMD. In other words, it was not Assad's WMD's used in the attack on Syrian troops. When the Israeli's read this, they concur with the Rus/Chicoms, for some undetermined reason. Any ideas why ?
So then we get word that the Syrian counter attack at Homs used a concentrated tear gas, borderline WMD. So the Syrians are dishing up some payback with borderline WMD material.
In the meantime, Emperor Zero is out body surfing at the luau.
I could not care LESS about what these animals do to each other.
Then we have the opinion of this former British Army General. The Kobayashi Maru scenario.
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