BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:47 P.M.) – At least 58 people were killed in a horrific gas attack in the Idlib Governorate this morning. However, even before investigations could be conducted and for evidence to emerge, Federica Mogherini, the Italian politician High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, condemned the Syrian government stating that the “Assad regime bears responsibility for ‘awful’ Syria ‘chemical’ attack.”

The immediate accusation from a high ranking EU official serves a dangerous precedent where public outcry can be made even before the truth surrounding the tragedy can emerge

Israeli President, Benjamin Netanyahu, joined in on the condemnation, as did Amnesty International.


Merely hours after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhun, supposedly by the Syrian government, holes are beginning to emerge from opposition sources, discrediting the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets claims.

For one, seen in the above picture, the White Helmets are handling the corpses of people without sufficient safety gear, most particularly with the masks mostly used , as well as no gloves. Although this may seem insignificant, understanding the nature of sarin gas that the opposition claim was used, only opens questions.

Within seconds of exposure to sarin, the affects of the gas begins to target the muscle and nervous system. There is an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and vomiting is induced. When sarin is used in a concentrated area, it has the likelihood of killing thousands of people. Yet, such a dangerous gas, and the White Helmets are treating bodies with little concern to their exposed skin. This has to raise questions.

It also raises the question why a “doctor” in a hospital full of victims of sarin gas has the time to tweet and make video calls. This will probably be dismissed and forgotten however.

It is known that about 250 people from Majdal and Khattab were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda terrorists last week. Local sources have claimed that many of those dead from the chemical weapons were those from Majdal and Khattab.

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This would suggest that on the eve of upcoming peace negotiations, terrorist forces have once again created a false flag scenario. This bares resemblance to the Ghouta chemical weapons attack in 2013 where the Syrian Army was accused of using the weapons of mass destruction on the day that United Nations Weapon’s Inspectors arrived in Damascus.

Later, in a separate chemical weapon usage allegation, Carla del Ponte, a UN weapons inspector said that there was no evidence that the government had committed the atrocity. This had however not stopped the calls for intervention against the Syrian government, a hope that the militant forces wished to eventuate from their use of chemical weapons against civilians in Khan-al-Assal.

Therefore, it is completely unsurprising that Orient TV has already prepared a “media campaign” to cover the Russian and Syrian airstrikes in Hama countryside against terrorist forces, with the allegations that the airforces have been using chemical weapons. And most telling, there announcement of covering the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, hours before this allegation even emerged…….. Seems like someone forgot to tell him that it would not occur for a few more hours before his tweet.

Meanwhile, pick up  trucks have been photographed around bodies of those killed. Again, it must be questioned why there are people around sarin gas without any protective gear, and not affected at all when it can begin attacking the body within seconds? Also, the pick up trucks remain consistent to what local sources have said that many of those dead were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda terrorists from pro-government towns in rural Hama.

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Also, what is brought into question is where the location of the hose is coming from in the below picture, a dugout carved into the rock. This also suggests that the location is at a White Helmets base where there are dug out hiding spots carved into the mountainside and where they have easy access to equipment, as highlighted by Twitter user Ian Grant.

In response to the allegations, the Syrian Arab Army soldiers in northern Hama denied the use of chemicals weapons today. This is consistent with the Russian Ministry of Defense who denied any involvement in the attack.

The army “has not and does not use them, not in the past and not in the future, because it does not have them in the first place,” a military source said.

And this of course begs the question. With the Syrian Army and its allies in a comfortable position in Syria, making advances across the country, and recovering lost points in rural Hama, why would they now resort to using chemical weapons? It is a very simple question with no clear answer. It defies any logic that on the eve of a Syria conference in Brussels and a week before peace negotiations are to resume, that the Syrian government would blatantly use chemical weapons. All evidence suggests this is another false chemical attack allegation made against the government as seen in the Khan-al-Assal 2013 attack where the terrorist groups hoped that former President Obama’s “red-line” would be crossed leading to US-intervention in Syria against the government.

Most telling however, is that most recent report shows that the government does not deny striking Khan Sheikhun. Al-Masdar’s Yusha Yuseef was informed by the Syrian Army that the air force targeted a missile factory in Khan Sheikoun, using Russian-manufactured Su-22 fighter jet to carry out the attack. Most importantly, the Su-22’s bombs are unique and cannot be filled with any chemical substances, which is different than bombs dropped from attack helicopters. Yuseef was then told that the Syrian Air Force did not know there were any chemical substances inside the missile factory in Khan Sheikhoun. It remains to be known whether there actually were chemicals in the missile factory targeted by the airstrikes, or whether the terrorist forces used gas on the kidnapped civilians from the pro-government towns and brought them in the lorry trucks to the site of the airstrikes. Whether they were gassed by the militant forces, or the airstrikes caused a chemical weapon factory to explode, the gruesome deaths of children, seen foaming in the mouth because of the gas, lays in the hands of the terrorists.

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Therefore, it becomes evident that the area targeted was definitely a terrorist location, where it is known that the White Helmets share operation rooms with terrorist forces like Al-Qaeda as seen after the liberation of eastern Aleppo. Civilians and fighting forces, including Kurdish militias, have all claimed that militant groups that operate in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo countrysides, have used chemical weapons in the past. Therefore, before the war cries begin and the denouncement of the government from high officials in power positions begin, time must be given so that all evidence can emerge. However, this is an important factor that has never existed in the Syrian War, and the terrorist forces continue to hope that Western-intervention against the government will occur, at the cost of the lives of innocent civilians.

The views of the author do not necessarily reflect those of Al-Masdar News.

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  1. They murdered these poor people and then dumped their bodies in a blatantly false attempt to blame the Syrian government. Now this fake news story is being picked up by all the major MSM outlets. Unbelievable. False flag 101. All of those who have committed these horrible crimes against Humanity, and against the peoples of Syria, will pay. Syria will prevail against all odds no matter what. Thank you all.

    • people who cry false flag without first hand knowledge cry out false information. the fact is Assad HAS/HAD chemical wmd, and like it or not, that makes him guilty. its like a pedo claiming innocence when they “just have kiddie porn”

  2. A fake. Their own propaganda pictures betray them. Wearing no protection clothes would kill the helpers. Sarin goes through the skin.

    The stupids in the EC again jump the GCC payed Qaeda bandwagon.

    BTW. The Oscar film was not by the White Helmets.

    “The video was uploaded by an Al Qaeda affiliated group, Sarmin Coordination, and then transformed into a White Helmet video for corporate media and the UN.”

    And the dead children were either killed for or during them movie.

    p.s. It would be interesting to find out the names of the current dead “sarin victims” if they are really kidnapped people it would be fatal for future and past Qaeda’s White Helmet movies.

    • I confirm : minimal sarin dose can kill by simple skin contact, in fact, if I remember well, it hs it easier to kill by skin contact as you need a bigger concentration by breathing, moreover, an area poluted by this can still so for years i.e if it doesn’t rains, moreover, it can end polluting water etc. You need an antidote and you need it very fast, you can auto inect 2 doses, 2nd 15min after the 1st and better run to an hospital, preferably with decontamination facility. If these 2 doses ain’t enough, you may cope with 2 others under medical supervision. If still not enough, the 5th dose would kill you if the 4th hasn’t done it already as it’s a VERY powerful drug and well, if after the 4th the chemical agent goes on, you’re fucked. Moreover, even NOW in KRG, there are birth defects due to sarin, nearly 30 years later and some areas are still contaminated. In some ways, use of nerve gas ends as much if not more polluting as nukes…

      • And to survive HUNDREDS would need the first 2 antidote injections within 1 to 10 minutes. Who has that in stock!

        BTW. I just saw chaos at the aftermath of this “sarin gas attack” at LiveLeak/Jazeera. I am sorry for the victims. But this was no weapon grade sarin. Else the helpers would be dead too.

        p.s. All info so far confirms my suspicion. Staged with chemicals containing some “homegrown” sarin or the terrorists triy to use an accident that involved toxics.

        • Yes – Kingstone, few politicians are scientists. But the White Helmet propagandists are not either. The movie is made by people that know to make You cry for the victims. You want to help and revenge.

          Unless You look at it with different eyes. Proper security equipment is first lesson. Desist without it second. Because You would only increase the number of the hurt.

          When they mention sarin, You look up its toxicity…
          Scientists learn such bad habits. ROFL.

      • you are incorrect. Sarin has a halflife of LESS than 12 hours, and MUST be inhaled. Sarin can be countered by a simple Epipen and is easily deontaminated by any NATURAL soap and water. Sarin is the product od gasifying the NATURAL shell of a specific garden flower that up to the late fifties was common place across the US and Europe. Your knowledge is highly flawed and at best incorrrect and at worst pure fiction.

    • Your lack of knowledge will bite you in the tail on this one. Sarin gas must be inhaled to be effective It’s primary toxin is biologically sourced and used to grow in flower gardens all across the entire US until it was discovered to be a nerve agent when gassified. It was one of the first “nerve agents” since it was so easily contained for delivery, in easily ruptured pressurized rubber and latex bladders that could be dropped by aircraft, and disbursed by an altitude trigger or time trigger, or even impact, all of which only had to cause the bladder to rupture. the contact with oxygen, will cause the sarin to denature, and it is only a matter of time before it becomes a harmless oxide, meanwhile those inhaling it die a very painful death. And Yes simple carbon filters are all that is needed after 12 hours as are 45-50 mil latex exam gloves, although in the field nitrile gloves should be used as they are much more resilient and are less affected by extraneous solvents.

          • Thx for the idiot. I studied chemistry for two years. The troll wrote bullshit. For UR education. Source:
            1.) “Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent.” So much about flowers.

            2.) “Following release of sarin into the air, people can be exposed through skin contact or eye contact. They also can be exposed by breathing air that contains sarin. ” So much about only breathing it in.

            3.) Sarin was discovered not in US flower gardens but in German chemical laboratories in the 1930es.

            Maybe also read a little Wikipedia Sarin & here;

            p.s. How does the unwashed meat of UR war monger president taste?

            BTW. Nothing wrong with being dictator. No punishment for it. The worst crime for a president is attacking another country in peace time and thus starting a war of aggression. Like almost all US presidents after WW II did. You can be indicted for it.

          • I’m curious….. about sucking on dicks of murderous dictators that is.

            Bushbaby, Obommer and Trumpet were each elected to office by less than 30% of their electorate, Asaad by 68%. The first 3 have murdered civilians – CIVILIANS – in foreign countries in their hundreds of thousands since 9/11/2001. The last is fighting a WAR for the very survival of his country and has not attacked a single foreign sovereign state in the same time.

            So help me out here:—
            Who’s sucking which murderous dictator’s dick here?
            PS. A revolving dictatorship is no less a dictatorship.

      • CDC:-
        •Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent.
        •… by breathing contaminated air, eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, or touching contaminated surfaces ….
        The nerve agent sarin (isopropyl methyl-phosphonofluoridate) is a water-soluble chemical warfare agent (CWA) that is among the most lethal in existence; a single drop can prove deadly. Sarin is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless compound that can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin or eyes…
        • Gas masks will only protect the eyes and lungs. Normal clothes provide little to no protection, as sarin will penetrate clothing and be absorbed across any body surface
        • Wear protective clothing, including a respirator, and use heavy rubber gloves for protection.
        Thinkquest library:-
        Sarin is known to vapourise 36 times more rapidly than Tabun, is 26 times more deadly than cyanide, 21 times more lethal than potassium cyanide and all it takes is 0.01 mg for every 1kg of body mass for it to be fatal for a human.
        •Seriously – why would anyone believe you over those?
        ••Why are you trying to minimize the threat posed by one of mankind’s most lethal chemical weapons?

  3. Very important information and makes more sense than all the quick blame games without any thought or evidence. Scandalous to make accusations and still protect terrorists in their schemes. A scandal and irresponsible from significant diplomats. Eventually scientists and medics will understand the impossible that is presented by the terrorists as reality.


  5. The SAA did not ‘gas’ anyone. Either the world leaders crying foul are willfully ignorant, or, part of the international plot to overthrow Assad so they can receive their riches for being total sellouts and cowards.

    No one with a lick of sense would believe this garbage and would be a total fool to think it’s true.

    • Hey bitch remember iraq? neoconservatives and new york times and others called many times that iraq had weapon of mass destruction and accused without proof than they send usa to war. Where is iraqnow? Same shills pseudo muslims as these clown doctor as islam who was caught catching western hostages now is Telling now that . The same rebels who lied before and where caught using these weapons are telling us to star a war with assad. Sane timing as before when assad reached a deal with us these things happend. Fuck you your nota muslim your a harram pice of shit same as these rebels who are long bought with money. You have no honor nor a god.

        • 59 bombs and only 23 reached their targets where they did extraordinarily minimal damage…… Seriously $120m to take out half a dozen old migs – and the canteen? They didn’t miss 6 soldiers and 9 CIVILIANS tho’. Oh how you Americans do love to kill!

          But going by Tillerson’s latest remarks (today he’s back on the “Syrians must decide about Asaad” bandwagon I’d say …. the Russians have just nipped that pending “we gonna bomb some more Syria for our INTERESTS” thingie right in the bud.

          Of course, it would be a nice added extra if they were to bomb those ILLEGAL airfields you’re building in northern Syria as a well-deserved punitive measure but —- I suppose we can’t have everything all at once. After all, when you aren’t making like the USAF is really the ISAF your Kurd allies kill some Daesh.

          Here’s an idea – phuck off home and go bomb yourselves!

  6. My thanks to Paul Antonopoulos for this excellent article. I’m confident that this was a deliberately staged event, like the one in Houla Homs in May 2012 and East Ghouta in August 2013, and involved pro-govt civilians murdered beforehand by the rebels. I believe this incident is a desperate tactic done by the rebels in hopes of getting more foreign support for their cause, driven by their problem that they can’t get the support they need from the majority of Syrians.

    Undoubtedly most of the pro-govt people will not believe the Syrian army was the one who did these killings, and yet undoubtedly most the anti-govt people will believe the Syrian army did it. The pro-govt and anti-govt people have different presuppositions about what reality is. The pro-govt people know the Syrian govt better than the anti-govt people do, and they have a better background information basis for knowing that the Syrian army is telling the truth.

  7. It is true many terrorist died, not by Sarin but beacause they where made to take a shower for first time in 5 years, maybe more and they had a nervous fit so powerful that some of them stopped breathing…

  8. The western MMM (mind-management media) have wall-to-wall headlines on “Syria’s chemical attack”, complete with the usual war-porn videos. Any critical or questioning comment is deleted, so readers are assured of only the MMM’s view, plus the apparent agreement of the public.
    Big Brother (the banksters and corporations) have taken over Oceania.

    • Come over to a few conservative sites, they will NEVER delete you. I’m an American and what this article states and reading comments from those of you who actually LIVE in the region has made me believe your views. PLEASE get this out there, send it Mike Cernovich on twitter. Post it on the Savage Nation. I will post it as well. The UN is filled with evil corrupt brutes. The White Helmets have a HORRENDOUS track record, a recent report have them raping women, now you write they are Al Queda?? God help us all, please.

  9. My God. If only people would bother reading up on things before concocting conspiracy theories. Sarin gas is highly unstable and is easily rendered inert.

    “Decomposes thermally to form a variety of phosphorus containing products as well as propylene. The rate of decomposition increases with increase in temperature, and in the presence of acids. At the boiling point of GB, under atmospheric conditions, decomposition is fairly rapid.”

    So this SIMPLE SCIENCE leads to do revealing details:

    1) The Russian account of having bombed a Sarin containing depot is scientifically impossible. if you bomb Sarin with incendiaries, it will not release its toxicity into the environment. It will be rendered INERT by the temperature. It just takes 150 °C to render it inert. The average missle emits 2,480 °C (4,500 °F) which is way beyond what it would take to completely erase any Sarin.

    2) By the time the White Helmets and other personnel would have arrived in the area the Sarin would have dissipated. This is from the Center for Disease Control: “Because it evaporates so quickly, sarin presents an immediate, but short-lived, threat.” []

    But carry on believing whatever the hell you want to believe.

    • What you say may well be correct; but I believe the weapons concerned are binary, in which case the chemicals stored are most likely methylphosphonyl difluoride and isopropyl alcohol. During flight to target these are mixed to form Sarin and Hydrogen Fluoride

      MPDF is very volatile with corrosive and some nerve agent properties. If it is aerosoled by a blast it will make people in the vicinity very sick but will quickly degrade, especially in the presence of water or salt

      Having said that, ISIS attempting to put Assad in the frame is my personal favourite – but the Russian account is thought provoking. Why would President Assad carry out such an outrage when he has the support of Russia and is beginning to prevail?

      • @GMAN, IMHO binary. Because of its impurities. As You describe.

        Shiblie J Zamansteen has correctly researched but he read not all thoroughly IMHO.

        I absolutely agree. Cui bono. That rules out SAA as wining side. And that incriminates all that clamor for a no fly zone.

    • It’s been widely publicized by ‘witnesses’ on AJE that there was the sound of rockets followed by explosions followed by the ‘gas’. So if Sarin had been delivered by a rocket attack it would have been incinerated – as you pointed out. Sarin is not rendered inert at 150°C – it decomposes over 2.5 hours (as per the link you supplied).
      Sarin (that remained) being delivered by rockets would have a very localized effect – not matching the magnitude of those apparently affected.
      The most efficient delivery of a nerve gas would be by spraying at low altitude – which evidently wasn’t the case.
      Otherwise by using capsules similar to ‘cluster bombs’ – of which there’s no evidence (the empty metallic capsules would be lying around on the ground).
      Sarin persists for 24 hours (CDC – it has a BP of 158°C so it’s not particularly volatile) unless neutralized so any ‘first responders’ would have to be wearing full hazmat suits – which they weren’t – otherwise they’d also succumb too.
      The missile strikes shown in the western media are indicative or normal ordinances (black mushroom cloud).
      It’s clear that the release of any toxic gas came from storage facilities on the ground and was not delivered from the air as claimed.
      It is well known that the terrorists have been stockpiling and using Aluminium Phosphide in their chemical attacks. This compound releases phosphine gas on contact with water or in acid conditions. Phosphine is a toxic volatile gas and would be disseminated fairly quickly so the use of Hazmat clothing can be dispensed with in a shorter term. Symptoms of phosphine contact are almost identical to that of Sarin. So it’s another possibility.

    • 1.) Sarin is IMHO not stored in ammo ready. But as two components that are mixed at use by a special shell. Throw the shell out of the warehouse during an air raid… But I guess that would be more than one shell.

      1b.) Incendiaries are banned in towns. How do You know they are used.

      2.) No. Boiling Point 147 deg C at 760 mm Hg; So it will be there as liquid and because of the mass action law as gas over the liquid in the air.

      2b.) Short lived does not mean minutes. Sarin has impurities and is unstable. In the open it will react with the moisture in the air etc.
      because it unstable in the presence of water.

      But IMHO You need the water for the reaction.

      p.s. You researched well. 1+ But IMHO You should read better.

  10. Thank you for this article…I found it a bit suspect myself that the first responders wore no protective gear…smdh Although it is very tragic to see the children, I would like the truth to be known and not be played with by these people that are trying to cause more issues. What ever they may be.

  11. not a very convincing argument…
    A nerve agent sarin (isopropyl methyl phosphonofluoridate) was released in Matsumoto city, Japan, on 27 June 1994. About 600 people were affected by the sarin, including seven who died. Fifty two rescuers engaged in helping the victims and 18 were affected. The aim was to investigate how the rescuers were affected by sarin.
    METHODS: Health examinations and a questionnaire survey were conducted with all rescuers.
    RESULTS: A rescuer who was one of the first engaged and who worked for about five hours in areas contaminated with sarin was admitted to hospital after poisoning; the others did not consult doctors although they showed slight muscarinic symptoms. The later the rescuers started their work, the less likely they were to experience symptoms of sarin exposure, and no one starting work 270 minutes after the original release of sarin was affected. The symptoms of exposure included ocular pain, darkness of visual field, nausea, vomiting, headache, rhinorrhea, narrowing of visual field, sore throat, fatigue, and dyspnoea, which were similar to those reported by the citizens who were sarin victims. There were no rescuers who had abnormal physical or neurological signs associated with sarin at the time of the physical examination conducted three weeks after the sarin release. A year after the sarin incident, the symptoms of all the rescuers had resolved.
    CONCLUSIONS: Rescuers should protect themselves with appropriate clothing, gloves, and a mask to prevent a secondary disaster for at least 24 hours after a similar accident.

    i agree the timing is odd as the EU and US are battling it out over any role for Assad in the “new Syria”, but your conclusions are not validly backed up with the evidence (have you confirmed which time zone the doctors twitter is set to?)

    • people believe anything. Sarin was the first “nerve agent” and is the weakest. It has a true half life of 12 hours, after which it breaks down due to contact to oxygen (a dead giveaway by the first two compounds in its name) and due to its breakdown the secondary toxicity drops well below the flower seeds it comes from which do not have contact toxicity

  12. As previous British army, something bothers me about this. One of the doctors showed some of the victims who had recovered from symptoms after treatment with Atropine that could well be true and is good news, but to be effective it has to be injected instantly, this is why British army in NBC gear carry Atropine. But my point is why would this small village have a good supply of Atropine. My only conclusion is that on health and safety grounds this would be necessary if you where making nerve agents. Some of these factories have been found by the troops on the way to Mosul created by ISIS.


  14. Ho, hum… Another false-flag attack to mobilize world opinion behind our psychopath leaders, so that they can get the next global war started. Why, oh why, does the world always fall for this repetitive insanity?

  15. When I saw “news” clips featuring the White Helmets, I right away suspected this was more anti-Syrian, anti-Russian propaganda.
    This article includes some good reporting from an actual journalist. Good work.

    People who are spoon fed their worldview by the corporate mass media will believe what they are told to believe. We should all help spread the word. This wasU.S. ally al-Qaeda, not the Syrian government.

  16. I was surprised to see a video of a doctor trying to resuscitate a child and the doctor wasn’t wearing any gloves. I also wondered where the hose came from washing the people off. And treating supposed gas attack victims without wearing any chemical gear is just ludicrous. This attack is definitely hard to believe.

  17. i can’t believe you are all debating who is right?
    does that matter?
    is their a right and wrong in war?
    their is simply war?
    the children the babies they are the innocent vunrable pawns in all this
    rather then debating who is right ….
    if we all worked out how to get along and be kind to another,
    including within our own relationships maybe the energy of right and wrong, good and bad would evaporate.
    Bless those children who are at peace now,
    and out of this game of ego of who is right… who cares…
    just be kind and loving would be a start …
    stop blaming and start taking our own small actions for spreading love however small ,
    everyone has an opinion, there will never be a perfect one thats for sure.
    love to the families and children caught up in this x

    • Oil. Saudi Arabia. Power.
      Love ain’t gone shift any of that. Educate everyone to the awful propaganda spouted by the national press. Jump up and down, be a voice against this. Get angry. WW111 no coming back from that.

      You can love later.

    • OK, I will try to handle this remark

      Ma’am*. We are debating who is wrong, not who is right. A dreadful action like this (assuming it is not all theatrics – and recycled images and video) requires a firm response – but if the guilt is wrongly apportioned then so will be the response.

      If it is theatrics then it is shameful manipulation that will only add to the world’s burden of grief and pain and which serves a very dangerous agenda.

      May God grant us wisdom and a clear eye in this matter.

      *Forgive me if my guess is incorrect

  18. all these fake allegations concernig use of chemical weapons by syrian govt forces is all a load of bullshit made up by israel western arm and oil companies. they want wars to make money and they need assad removed to build their islamic oil and gas pipeline, they will not succeed as russia know the truth. i am wondering now if trump is also being infected by the arm and oil lobby virus.

  19. The biggest verbal diarrhea I have ever laid my eyes on!! Where did you learn to find credible references…at Devry University is my guess.
    Another pointer, get rid of all that facking babes and boobs on this site and you might be taken a little bit more seriously.

  20. This guy uses the words “white helmets” The people in the photos do not look like UN Peace keepers, rather they look local, maybe whatever kind of emergency response that is there.

    To base a report on such observations is not journalism, it’s propaganda. They are doing what they can to try to help those people, probably their friends and neighbors. If it was someone you knew hurt on the ground, would you leave them to die because you don’t have the propper gear? Or would you try to make due with what you have?

    I’m guessing this author of this article has ties or sympithieses with the Asaad regime. Asaad is a scumbag that will see justice, if not here, then by a higher authority.

  21. I am from Vancouver,Canada and I believe an investigation is needed before blaming the Syrian Gov’t for this gas attack. The U.S.Gov’t should be condemned for blaming the Syrian Gov’t for this gas attack before an investigation is launched.The Syrian Rebels could have launched this gas attack with help from Turkey who is collaborating with these groups.The New York Times should also be condemned for blaming the Syrian Gov’t before an investigation is launched.

  22. I dont believe Assad is behind it either because of no motive. But how can this article say that White Helmets dont wear protective gloves and that is suspicious, and at the same time say that the gas come from either a explosion in the chemical factory or from outside of the airstrike-area.

  23. I definately think something is a lie with what is being reported on this story. If the Russians and Assad ARE using chemical weapons against militants, wouldn’t this in and off itself be making news ALL the time? But theres just this ONE instance, and it happens to be children and civilians.

    What is worrying is the knee jerk reaction. Certain powers in the West and the Mass media are too quick to point fingers and blame. Where is the evidence, we need to see CONCRETE, SOLID evidence.

    Let us not forget Iraq and the WMD’s. We must question EVERYTHING.

  24. Paul, this is VERY VERY Very suspicious.

    Have you heard of Mother Agnes and the 300 children and mother kidnapped in July 2013 ? She tried to negotiate their release. but they were all killed.

    A month later they all turned up and were identified in the videos of El Gouta and the gas attack as victims, even though it was over100 miles away from their homes.

    She wrote several articles about it.

  25. Look at the ‘Dr’ involved.. Shajul Islam the ex NHS doctor..
    ”Dr Shajul Islam was arrested and charged with kidnapping a British journalist, John Cantlie, in 2012 but was later released after his trial collapsed when Mr Cantlie was unable to give evidence”
    Last of Syria’s chemical weapons shipped out 23 June 2014
    ”A 26-year-old man arrested at London Heathrow Airport earlier this month was tonight charged with taking part in the kidnapping of two European photographers in Syria, police said.
    Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans and his British colleague John Cantlie were taken hostage on July 17 while working near the Syrian border with Turkey, and were released on July 26.
    Shajul Islam, who was arrested last Tuesday after arriving from Egypt, was charged with imprisoning the men against their will and is scheduled to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.”

  26. Turkey, is uniquely placed to ask for an independent investigation into the chemical attack in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on April 4. Idlib borders Turkey and it is well-known fact that extremist groups (Al-Qaeda affiliates) controlling the province have enjoyed covert support from Turkish intelligence, which has trained them, equipped them and guided them in the past in a joint enterprise with the CIA and the US’ Gulf Arab allies. Yet, curiously, President Recep Erdogan shies away from demanding an independent inquiry. M.K Bhadrakumar has given a reason as to why Turkey is avoiding investigation in this attack.

  27. Many people fail to note a small pick up truck parked amongst the bodies had a symbol in the windscreen in Arabic for the rebel group Liwa al Aqsa who presently occupy Khan Shekhoun.

    This same hardline Jihadist group previously manufactured Sarin at Gaziantep Turkey and used it in a False Flag attack at Ghouta in August 2013

  28. Where’s the mystery here? Obviously same hand behind both false flag poison gas attacks against Syria, the recent one at Idlib and the bigger one in 2013 at Ghouta. Also same bony fingers executing the Dallas Jack Whack, the all-time biggest kosher coup d’etat, and the NYC Jewish Lightning Strike of “9/11”. When will analysts learn to say “JAPE” for “JewAmerican Planetary Empire”? NaZionist control of USGov has led to tens of millions of murders worldwide since 1946. On Thursday this 8th of June we will mark the 50th anniversary of the ASA or “Assassins Signature Action” for the JFK Hit. _Verb sap_