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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chemical Weapons attacks expand beyond Syria

When most of the Left supported US President Barack Obama's decision to renege on his promise to take military action if Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his people, others warned that this acceptance of the re-introduction of the formerly banned weapons against mass rebellion would be followed by a wider use and a darker future. Now Amnesty International is reporting that Sudanese dictator, Omar al-Bashir, has been using chemical weapons for the first time in the Darfur conflict. The Guardian is reporting today:
Children bear brunt of alleged chemical weapon attacks in Sudan, says Amnesty

War crimes’ condemned as study uncovers horrifying evidence of chemical attacks by government forces on civilians, including babies and young children

Sudanese government forces have used chemical weapons repeatedly against civilians, including babies and young children, in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months, according to allegations documented by Amnesty International.

The alleged chemical attacks, believed to have killed up to 250 people, mostly children, represent a “new low” in the catalogue of serious abuses perpetrated by government forces in the region, said the human rights group.

The most recent of the alleged offensives recorded by the investigation occurred on 9 September. The attacks are ongoing, said Amnesty.
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Using satellite images, more than 200 in-depth interviews by phone or internet, and expert analysis of dozens of distressing images showing babies and children with flayed and bloody skin, the investigation claims that at least 30 chemical attacks have taken place in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January 2016. More...
Amnesty International issued this report today:
Sudan: Credible evidence of the use of chemical weapons to kill and maim hundreds of civilians including children in Darfur revealed

29 September 2016, 05:00 UTC
An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.

Using satellite imagery, more than 200 in-depth interviews with survivors and expert analysis of dozens of appalling images showing babies and young children with terrible injuries, the investigation indicates that at least 30 likely chemical attacks have taken place in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January 2016. The most recent was on 9 September 2016. More...

Here are my posts about chemical weapons use in Syria where it was used first in this century:
the most noteworthy success for peace of recent years
In spite of UN deal Assad continues to make & use chemical weapons
Truth Revealed: 2013 East Ghouta sarin attack was done by aliens!
With Left support, Assad continues to kill in East Ghouta
After Hersh lays smoke screen, Assad lobes gas bombs
Seymour Hersh's chemical weapons fetish
Seymour Hersh's Believe It or Don't
UN: Assad sarin used in attacks | The Left's response?
How Obama has supported Assad's gas murder always
Why the return of chemical weapons is a big deal
The Courage of Ghouta in a Craven World
Where Robert Fisk's defense of Assad falls down
More on ex-journalist Robert Fisk's defense of Assad
Mint Press exposed as Assad apologist, AntiWar.com apologizes
UN hints Assad used Russian rockets in sarin gas attack
BREAKING: New Chemical Attack reported in Syria
Secret Intel Source of Ray McGovern & VIPS Revealed!
Why did Assad Regime first Deny CW Attack if Blameless?
Witness to CW Attack: When Paradise turned to Hell.
Media Body Count Games: Less than 500 or 110,000?
Dr. Zaher Sahloul on the CW Attacks in Syria
Why would Assad use CW with UN Inspectors in Syria?
My dare to Ray McGovern & VIPS on Syria CW attack
Who Used Sarin in Syria?
Assad Knows: Chemical Attacks Kill Children First!
1300+ Dead after Obama "Green-lights" new CW attack in Syria

Syria is the Paris Commune of the 21st Century!

Click here for a list of my other blogs on Syria

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