Originally posted by wrabbit2000
reply to post by xuenchen
I'm curious... What about this doesn't look legitimate to you?
There are a couple things I noticed but I wouldn't call it fake. I respect your opinions though so I'm wondering what you keyed on that I may have missed? I'll hold much other comment about the video until then... Hmmmm
On a whole different aspect, I do note it very interesting that CNN, usually a pro-admin channel in overall coverage, made several special points about saying this proved nothing for source, just effect. I wonder if they did that with thought to Obama or toward CNN crews likely in Syria and possibly subject to bad treatment or lost access if CNN is too critical?
Hard to say these days, isn't it?
Originally posted by Druid42
Or how about THIS ARTICLE:
Q: You’re talking about the fact that pesticides or other nerve agents can give “false positives” for sarin? [Background] Zanders: Yes, but not just that. Somebody could have been – and this is purely hypothetical – exposed to an organophosphorus compound neurotoxicant which is produced in large volumes in industry. For example, for agricultural purposes. On the low end of the spectrum, we have insecticide sprays which we can buy in the supermarkets. On the middle of the spectrum, we have organophosphorus compounds which are intermediaries of other products, or that are used in agriculture for pest and rodent control. I know specifically that the use of such compounds for pest and rodent control is common in the Middle East. So, if someone were exposed to that in the right volume, there would be clear signatures of neurotoxicant exposure. So it’s not just a question of false signatures in the sense of chemical tests giving a false positive, but also physiological symptoms that someone might show due to exposure to these commonly-used chemicals. [The area where the chemical incident occurred was in a heavily-contested battle zone and had been heavily bombed. So that could have released industrial or agricultural chemicals.] Q: Do you have any knowledge about whether the chain of custody of alleged U.S. tests which Kerry talked about are proper? Zanders: No, and that’s part of my criticism that Western governments have overstated their case. We do not know where the samples come from. And we do not know how representative they are for a certain area. Certain samples could have been selectively given to Western sources for analysis. Assume that you do not know where a sample comes from … your whole chain of custody is compromised. That’s why UN inspectors can only use samples they have collected themselves.
Dispensing a chemical agent works in the same manner. Nerve agent is insidious as it is percutaneous (absorbed thru the skin). Anyone that became a casualty or dies from the agent will indeed have their clothing contaminated with the agent. No one in their right mind would even think of touching the contaminated people without protective clothing and a gas mask. Notice in the posted videos you see people in the same area where the so-called attack happened walking around as if nothing happened. Medical personnel treating casualties, parents hugging their dead children, People moving the dead, none of them had any protective gear. Many people would become a casualty or worse be killed touching the clothing. Remember military grade nerve agent one drop can kill 40 people, one drop!
Originally posted by EA006
reply to post by Liquesence
This is a terrible way to drum up support. CNN shouldn't have shown this.
Originally posted by AngeIs
Can anyone actually post the video on here....