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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-04-13 02:50 PM
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# Syrian Chemical Deaths: 355. Doctors Without Borders.
Edited on Wed Sep-04-13 02:59 PM by No Elephants
The Wednesday incident in the Jobra neighborhood of Damascus, also called the eastern part of Ghouta, is getting some actual specifics from a real aid group today, as Doctors Without Borders put the death toll at 355 killed, well short of the 1,300-1,600 claimed by rebel factions.

They said the slain showed neurotoxic symptoms, but there has been considerable dispute over what exactly happened, with the rebels claiming a chemical weapons attack but so far offering no real proof of the allegation that it came from Syrian forces.

On the other hand, as fighting continues in Jobar, the Syrian military has reported a significant find of their own, in the form of a rebel chemical lab hidden in one of the rebels tunnels.

Details on this find are also scant so far, with Syrian state media reporting that soldiers were overcome by fumes while moving in the tunnels. The lab could add support to Syrian government claims that it was the rebels that fired the chemicals into Jobra.

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/08/24/doctors-without-bord... /

Some are saying that it was not Sarin, but other chemicals. They say the symptoms of Sarin are different from those exhibited by Syrians seen in videos. I am skeptical because I am not sure why anyone would say they used chemicals, but not Sarin?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-04-13 04:47 PM
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1. I'll continue to reserve judgement.
And I will remain skeptical. :-)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-04-13 10:45 PM
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4. Doctors Without Borders has every incentive to exaggerate, it seems to me.
Unless I am missing something, the more dire and heart wrenching they can make things seem, the more their donors would loosen the purse strings, right?
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-04-13 10:21 PM
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2. I've about given up on the admin
They seem to want this war and no amount of facts or skepticism is going to dissuade them.

I told a friend of mine today that I'm not sure we can survive another administration whose policies reflect Bush's or Obama's
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-04-13 10:41 PM
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3. I beat the rush. I gave up during the first term. Got a very good seat in the Gave Up room.
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