Syria chemical shell

Isil ‘launch second chemical attack in Syrian town’ say doctors

Doctors and activists in Syria on Tuesday accused the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) of launching a second chemical weapon attack in Marea, a strategically important town north of Aleppo.

Some 20 casualties were reportedly left with breathing difficulties and angry blisters. A field researcher with the Syrian Network for Human Rights said the shells oozed black liquid, leaving an “awful” smell.

  • Hey, it’s Muslims doing Islam. What do you expect?

    • tom_billesley

      Said the scorpion to the frog.

  • The Butterfly

    I heard Barry O is painting a red line around the White House.

  • mauser 98

    more refugees

  • Gary

    Watch for the CBC and the Liberal Progressive Socialists to blame Bush for not destroying WMD’s.

  • tom_billesley

    These are WMD that didn’t exist.

  • tom_billesley

    I think they’re cutting the WMD with sump oil.

  • Fran800

    What is our justification for wanting to “defeat Assad”? I thought it was supposed to be because he “crossed a red line” by making a chemical assault on some of the rebels a few years ago. I don’t believe that was proved. Some said it was the rebels who used the chemicals. Anyway, the whole matter was settled years ago and should be forgotten.
    There are said to be at least three groups of “rebels” or at least anti-Assad fighters, (1) the el-Nusra front, or re-named al-Quaeda affiliates, (2) ISIS, (3) the mythical group of rebels that are fighting for freedom and democracy. Oh, and (4) the Kurds.
    Most of the weapons and aid given to the mythical freedom fighters have ended up with ISIS or the al-Quaeda remakes. And recently the U.S. has persuaded Turkey to give it some logistical support and they have been rewarded by weapons and aid that they are using to destroy the Kurds. Why on earth are we fighting on the same side as Erdogan anyway? Let alone Saudi Arabia. At the same time we are pretending the the devil incarnate is Putin, seconded by Assad.
    The very civilized curator of the Palmyra archaeological site who was beheaded a few days ago was called “Assad”. He is a relative and strong supporter of the awful Assad we don’t like. It rather looks to me that these are the best of the bunch. Of course our “allies” Turkey and Saudi Arabia don’t like him so we have to do their bidding while they cheer from the sidelines.

  • canminuteman

    That is a very strange picture. It looks like an artillery projectile. You can see the rifling marks on the driving band near the rear. Driving bands are made of copper, if this round had recently been fired it would be bright and shiny. If the round had recently been fired it would also still have paint on it.Chemical artillery rounds are “carrier projectiles” They are hollow, with a bursting charge in the centre and typically a time fuse so you can get the projectile to detonate in the air where you want it to. If they detonate in the air there would be very little to find of the projectile.

    This projectile looks like it has been sitting there for a long time, there is a ragged hole where the fuze should be, the metal around the hole is rusty and dirty. If this is a chemical round, it certainly wasn’t recently fired and it certainly did not function normally. The projectile looks like it was fired a long time ago, and didn’t function properly. The stain on the ground was put their for a photo op. More than that I wouldn’t want to guess