Horror. Gas attack in Syria kills over 500 people die, including children.
The situation in Syria is pure Horror. Yesterday, news broke that over 500 people died in a gas attack.
The men, women and children lying undisturbed in their beds had looked so peaceful they might have been just sleeping, Abu Nidal thought, as he and other rescuers dragged their bodies into the street.
His was one of many accounts of a massive assault on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that activists say killed more than 500 people on Wednesday morning. They say some of the bombs were loaded with chemical agent, which would make it the worst chemical attack since Syria’s two-year conflict began.
“We would go into a house and everything was in its place, every person was in their place. They were lying where they had been. They looked like they were asleep. But they were dead,” he told Reuters by Skype from the suburb of Erbin.
Some first responders found it surprising that either President Bashar Assad’s forces or the rebels trying to topple him would carry out such an attack just days after a United Nations team arrived in the capital to inspect previous reports of chemical weapons use.
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I want to point out that it has not been confirmed which side carried out this attack. Many in the media have jumped to the conclusion that the Syrian government are the perpetrators, but they’re forgetting that the rebels are being led by a real life cannibal. It is certainly plausible that the rebels staged this attack knowing that it would draw the international community to their side.
Regardless, I still don’t believe this is America’s fight. Although there are lots of innocent bystanders, there are no good guys. It’s not a war we would win because the consequences would be dire regardless of who ended up in power after our tanks rolled in.