“Now I’ve finally remembered the words you used to say………

“That feeling you were talking about…
 I think now, I finally get it.”

“As my journey took me around the world….
 I would often be reminded of back then.”

“When we were lonely kids starving for love….
 But finding nothing but hatred.”

“From there we went our own separate ways…
 And we fought….but now as time has passed, I think…..”

“That maybe in the same way…..
The suffering,desires, and feelings of my father,mother, and brother itachi had passed into me…”

“Perhaps now, I’ll come to know what you feel,
 Your hopes and your pain……

Sasuke Uchiha🍃

1,300 Killed In Syrian Gas Strike

Horrifying barely describes the scene in Damascus after 1,300 civilians were killed as they slept in their beds.

Activists have accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of launching Sarin gas attack in what is considered the worst use of poison gas since World War II.

Reportedly, rockets filled with chemical agents hit the suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar just before dawn.

Graphic photos of dead men, women, and children have been emerging since the attack, raising awareness of the plight of innocent people trapped in a war with no end in sight.

Syrian state television denied accounts of chemical weapon use, allegedly deliberately to distract the team of UN chemical weapons experts that arrived three days ago.

Syria’s Information Minister claimed the activists report was ‘disillusioned and fabricated, one whose objective is to deviate and mislead’ the UN mission.

However, videos of children and adults in field hospitals suffering from the effects of the gas have emerged.

Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh has been reporting from Jordan, and stated:

“We have been receiving reports that the doctors in the field hospitals do not have the right medication to treat these cases and that they were treating people with vinegar and water.”

Sarin gas is colorless, tasteless and odorless. It’s considered to be one of the most toxic chemical warfare agents and causes paralysis, loss of consciousness, and respiratory failure.

If untreated upon inhalation death can occur within 10 minutes, and only a fraction of an ounce on the skin is enough to be fatal.

Syria has the largest arsenal of chemical weapons in the world including Sarin and mustard gas.

The EU has condemned the use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces and is demanding an immediate investigation of the incident.

A U.N. team is currently in Syria investigating previous allegations that both sides of the war have used poison gas in the past.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said if proven the use of chemical weapons would 'not only be a massacre, but also an unprecedented atrocity’.

However, accusations from the Syrian opposition remain unverified.

The White House has expressed deep concern over the use of chemical weapons against civilians and is working urgently to gather accurate information on the attack.

This story will be updated as details unfold.

Ulceration of the trachea by mustard gas.

When the mucous membrane of the trachea and bronchi is exposed to mustard gas, it reacts much the same way as the skin, with intense inflammation followed by sloughing of the necrotic tissue. The dead epithelium combined with the exuded fibrin and pus creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to flourish, and infection can be difficult to prevent, especially since a fair proportion of the debris ends up gathering at the bottom of the lungs.

Should a patient be able to avoid infection and fatal bleeding from ulcers, the raw bronchi underneath the sloughed layer often remains intensely painful upon movement for at least a week, leading to dysphagia (resistance to eating - the esophagus pushes against the trachea when food is swallowed). A nutritive liquid formula should be provided if available. 

An Atlas of Gas Poisoning. Medical Research Council, 1918.

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.  

from Reuters:

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.