May 27, 2013 14:08
by Pesach Benson
Huge scoop at Le Monde: Correspondent Jean-Philippe Rémy personally witnessed chemical weapons attacks on the outskirts of Damascus:
Searching for words to describe the incongruous sound, he said it was like ‘a Pepsi can that falls to the ground.’ No odor, no smoke, not even a whistle to indicate the release of a toxic gas. And then the symptoms appear. The men cough violently. Their eyes burn, their pupils shrink, their vision blurs. Soon they experience difficulty breathing, sometimes in the extreme; they begin to vomit or lose consciousness. The fighters worst affected need to be evacuated before they suffocate.
Reporters from Le Monde witnessed this on several days in a row in this district . . .
Source material can be found at this site.