If you carefully watch the video released to western media on April 4, 2017, you will note certain very suspicious details. The White Helmets handle the corpses without wearing nerve gas safety gear. They should at least have worn gas masks (not germ masks) and gloves (especially when handling the bodies).
The “opposition” groups in Syria claim Sarin was used by the Syrian Air Force, but it doesn’t matter specifically which nerve agent was used. The CDC says exposure to nerve agents of any kind cause side effects quickly and can be rapidly fatal. (1)
The CDC also says nerve agents cause the same basic health effects regardless of the route of exposure (skin, inhalation, etc.). They cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fluid buildup in the lungs and digestive tract, blood coming from nose and mouth, seizures and muscular twitching. (1)
These side effects can happen just by touching a body exposed to a nerve agent on their skin, or breathe in air where a nerve agent has been released. So why don’t we see members of the White Helmets having any effects from the Sarin?
Also note the pickup trucks at the scene, shown near the bodies. One must wonder why the people who drove the trucks stand around without any protective gear, and that none are affected by the gas.
The location of the incident was a terrorist weapons warehouse and workshop where they made bombs and landmines. The area, Idlib, is an al-Qaeda held region (though other terrorist groups are there and fight with them).
Terrorists control the area and have a headquarters there.
The White Helmets are allowed into terrorist-controlled areas. Whereas, real rescuers, such as the Syrian Red Crescent (i.e. Syrian Red Cross), are never allowed into terrorist controlled areas. Ambulances and other aid workers are never allowed into terrorist-controlled areas either. Humanitarian aid, even medicines and food trucks are fired upon, and also never allowed in.
But the White Helmets were there, immediately on the scene.
White Helmet members live in terrorist-controlled areas because they are usually al-Qaeda members or members of the Free Syrian Army.(2)
Within seconds of exposure to Sarin, even by touching a body with Sarin on it, the muscle and nervous system is affected almost immediately, usually within minutes. There is often an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and also vomiting. When Sarin is used in a concentrated area, it can kill thousands of people. If the area was exposed from an explosion, as this one was, Sarin would have been released into the air.
But the White Helmets are treating these exposed bodies, and are at a site where there would be massive contamination in the air, yet they show no concern. And are not affected by it. No one shows any symptoms.
And why is a “doctor” in a hospital full of Sarin gas victims, who is reporting this incident to western media via social media, casually tweeting and making video calls? Why isn’t he working, as most doctors would be doing in a crisis such as this? And then make an official statement to the media later?
This is identical to what the doctors the White Helmets use in their videos of child “rescues” do.
Moreover, if anyone has read my fully sourced report on the 2013 chemical attack accusation made on the Syrian government, you will note a major similarity.
In the 2013 case, the children shown in the video were not living in al-Ghouta, where the alleged chemical attack took place. No, the children had been kidnapped and were from a village far away in northern Syria. The children shown in the al-Ghouta attack had been kidnapped and killed by al-Qaeda and the Free Syrian Army. Their bodies were then transported to al-Ghouta so that their bodies could be arranged and filmed for the propaganda video. (3)
So guess what? About 250 people from the villages of Mahjdal and Khattab were kidnapped by al-Qaeda last week. Local sources say that many of those in the video, allegedly dead from the chemical weapons, were those from Mahjdal and Khattab.
This current film, in all likelihood, used the bodies of the recent kidnapping, just as they used the bodies of kidnapped children in 2013.
The pickup trucks also remain consistent to what local sources have said, that many of those dead in the video were killed by al-Qaeda and transported in pickup trucks.
In 2013, the terrorists were losing, and they created a false flag scenario to receive intervention and support.
Now, on the eve of upcoming peace negotiations, the terrorists once again created a false flag scenario to detour the negotiations, and gain intervention.
The first question everyone should ask themselves is why would the Syrian Armed Forces even do it? Why risk everything they’ve gained in the last twelve months by inviting condemnation and intervention? Though there are still ongoing battles with ISIS and al-Qaeda, the Syrian Armed Forces have made great advances throughout all of Syria. They have recaptured major amounts of territory from the terrorists.
Why would they risk everything? The answer is they wouldn’t.
The Syrian Armed Forces liberated Aleppo in December after YEARS of parts of Aleppo being held captive by the terrorists. The people who lived in the terrorist-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, and who had escaped during the first attacks in 2012, have been returning to their homes after four years!
Aleppo is being rebuilt by its returning residents and members of the Syrian Armed Forces.
The Syrian Armed Forces do not hurt their people, because they “are” the people. Every family in Syria has a family member in the Armed Forces, or who has been in the Armed Forces at some point in time during this long conflict.
Yes, the Syrian Air Force did pinpoint target a terrorist weapons warehouse using Russian-made Su-22 fighter jets. But I’m told the Su-22’s bombs are unique and cannot be filled with chemical substances. But let’s say they could. Why use chemicals on the warehouse when regular bombs would do?
One thing is very clear. The fact that the White Helmets were on the scene, instead of the Red Crescent (who do possess protective suits and gear), proves to me that this was a set up for a propaganda video.
Yes, the death of civilians is beyond horrific and tragic. But to blame this on the Syrian Armed Forces, is even more tragic, because the results could possibly be even more devastating.
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(1) From the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ershdb/emergencyresponsecard_29750001.html
Liquid sarin may cause death within 1 to 10 minutes. Inhaled sarin produces health effects within seconds to minutes; larger exposures may cause death within 1 to 10 minutes. Skin exposure: may produce health effects within minutes.
EYE EXPOSURE: Pain in and around the eye, dim and/or blurred vision, sensation of pressure with heaviness, and nausea and vomiting.
INGESTION EXPOSURE (swallowing or absorbing it): vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain.
INHALATION EXPOSURE: Contracted or pinpoint pupils, bronchial constriction, fluid accumulation within the airways of the lungs. There can be loss of consciousness; seizures; muscular twitching; floppy paralysis; increased fluid accumulation within the digestive tract, resulting in secretions, sometimes profuse blood, from the nose and mouth; cessation of breathing; and death.
SKIN EXPOSURE: Profuse sweating and muscular twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Health effects may appear quickly; 2 to 30 minutes post-exposure. In addition to the above, there can be loss of consciousness, seizures, floppy paralysis, increased fluid accumulation within the airways and within the digestive tract resulting in secretions from the nose and mouth, cessation of breathing, and death.
(2) Detailed information on White Helmets, with sources:
(3) Irrefutable evidence that the Syrian government did not conduct chemical attacks on its people: