US Releases Videos of Syria Attack

'These are real human beings,' Kerry says as White House makes its case

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 8, 2013 1:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – The White House is releasing videos of the Aug. 21 chemical attack in Syria, John Kerry announced in Paris today, and they show people exhibiting what appears to be the effects of nerve gas. "Those videos make it clear to people that these are real human beings, real children, parents being affected in ways that are unacceptable to anybody, anywhere by any standards," Kerry said. "And the United States of America that has always stood with others to say we will not allow this—this is not our values, it's not who we are." Kerry is trying to gin up European support for a strike in Syria, reports the AP. Thirteen videos are available on the Senate Intelligence Committee's website.

Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question during a news conference with Qatar Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiya, right, at the US Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question during a news conference with Qatar Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiya, right, at the US Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
US Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question during a news conference at the United States Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
US Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question during a news conference at the United States Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
US Secretary of State John Kerry, second from left, talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal, second from right, following a meeting of the Arab League Peace Initiative at the United States Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, second from left, talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal, second from right, following a meeting of the Arab League Peace Initiative at the United States Embassy...   (Susan Walsh)
Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hold a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Kerry said this is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter and that this is not the time to allow a...
Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hold a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Kerry said "this is not the time to...   (Susan Walsh)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius walk in the garden of the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris prior to their meeting on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013. Kerry traveled to Europe to court international support for a possible strike on the Syrian regime for...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius walk in the garden of the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris prior to their meeting on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013. Kerry traveled...   (Jacques Brinon)
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks with reporters at the United States Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, before his meeting with Arab League representatives.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks with reporters at the United States Embassy in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, before his meeting with Arab League representatives.   (Susan Walsh)
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