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  •  atropine (0+ / 0-)

    Seriously, no outrage?

    For some reason I trust Doctors Without Borders. I really don't think they are producing propaganda posters like your WWI example.

    Why are they asking for atropine if there was not a real need?

    I am thinking they are trying to save lives, and they really don't care who killed them.

    Brussels/New York, August 24, 2013 -- Three hospitals in Syria's Damascus governorate that are supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported to MSF that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Of those patients, 355 reportedly died.

    Since 2012, MSF has built a strong and reliable collaboration with medical networks, hospitals and medical points in the Damascus governorate, and has been providing them with drugs, medical equipment and technical support. Due to significant security risks, MSF staff members have not been able to access the facilities.

    “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.

    Patients were treated using MSF-supplied atropine, a drug used to treat neurotoxic symptoms. MSF is now trying to replenish the facilities’ empty stocks and provide additional medical supplies and guidance.

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    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 04:47:42 PM PDT

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    •  The outrage is in US gullibility. (2+ / 0-)
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      aliasalias, Treetrunk

      Treating chemical victims does not point to a definitive source and the US can ill afford another Iraq, either through money or through being bamboozled.

      You keep beating them war drums. I'm sure your hindsight will be 20/20.

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