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
US Releases Videos of Syria Attack
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)

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. (More John Kerry stories.)

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