355 Dead, 3K Sick in Syria Chemical Attack: Aid Group
Doctors Without Borders says patients show 'neurotoxic symptoms'
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2013 2:51 PM CDT
A Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria.   (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City, File)

(Newser) – While the Syrian government and rebels argue over who is using chemical weapons on whom, and the US government weighs what, if anything, it should do about it, Doctors Without Borders (AKA Medecins Sans Frontieres) has added weight to the allegations that chemical weapons were indeed used in the attack. In a new release, the aid group says that on Wednesday morning, it received about 3,600 patients in three hours showing "neurotoxic symptoms" at the three hospitals it supports in Damascus. Of those, 355 have since died, reports the BBC.

"MSF can neither scientifically confirm the cause of these symptoms nor establish who is responsible for the attack," says the group's director of operations. "However, the reported symptoms of the patients, in addition to the epidemiological pattern of the events ... strongly indicate mass exposure to a neurotoxic agent." While the US government still has no official decision on whether it believes the attacks were chemical, Chuck Hagel conceded to reporters "it appears to be what happened—use of chemical weapons," the AP reports.

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One_Neely
Aug 26, 2013 3:38 PM CDT
How the F*&K is this more Hilarious then Depressing you people need to wake up!!! Chemical Attack this isnt a JOKE! Its real life that that can be massive, an of course its on the united states to do something cause if we don't were going start having to pay for 20 dollars for some oil hope some are you are well of cause most of the world today is not hope you like riding your bikes to work cause if this goes nation wide will see how Hilarious it is then..... ARE YOU AWAKE YET.....
Douglas43
Aug 26, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
I want all Liberals to see this picture, and keep it in a safe place! The Reason I want all Liberals to see this Picture...is if we have to send troops over there to help the people from this mass murdering by its Government...they won't rumor it is because of Oil, or Rubber Trees, or any of the many other reasons rumored, for America to get involved! Being the GREATEST nation in the World...regardless of what Obama wants you to think! We will not just look the other way when something of this nature takes place anywhere in the World...why you ask....because that is who we are, and proud of it! If Other Nations need food we of America will be there, if they need shelter...we of America will be there....whatever other people need we will be there to help...and if we must fight for them...we will rebuilt for them!!! Why you ask...because that's how we in America Roll....and are proud of it! And don't confuse the UN with other Nations willing to help also, they are riding America's apron strings, and most of them represented in the UN, are getting American Help to feed their own! So remember what you are seeing here, and remember that the Greatest Nation In The World will most likely go to their aid....because that is the American way! We are a Nation founded on God's words...so Thank God! No other Nation on Earth can Honestly say this! None! Not One Other! Only the Greatest Nation in The World can proudly say this...America!
Bartmaeus
Aug 26, 2013 3:44 AM CDT
Goldman Sachs, and other globalist plutocrat organisations, funded MSF is reporting on reports from doctors working for the rebels. Another glowing paragon of truth, as was Colin Powell, the Grand Perjurer at the UN. “Medical staff working in these facilities provided detailed information to MSF doctors regarding large numbers of patients arriving with symptoms including convulsions, excess saliva, pinpoint pupils, blurred vision and respiratory distress,” said Dr. Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/press/release.cfm?id=7029&cat=press-release#sthash.SLc1lAM2.dpuf