by Dee McLachlan
The president of the US lives in a tower glittering with gold, while the folk in the village of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria live in simple homes. Good for them. The buildings and streets of the small town encircle the khan — the caravanserai — built in the the 14th century.
It is alleged that Syrian President Assad, who happens to be a medical doctor, ordered an attack on the town (on April 4, 2017) with sarin gas.
This was reported in Al Jazeera:
“At least 72 people, including 11 children, were killed in Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday, according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which runs several field hospitals in the area. More than 550 people were injured.”
Based on several photographs and very short video clips, the MSM has been busy propagandizing the whole world with a scene in which local emergency workers in Syria are dealing with chemically-injured people. Many aspects of the video clips and photos seem suspiciously set up.
The “iconic” photo of a man carrying his two dead children.
I wrote up a brief article on this chemical attack yesterday. I was particularly disturbed by a video showing a doctor jabbing a needle into a seemingly dead child’s chest — supposedly with adrenaline, but the person injects nothing. It seemed set up.
Sarin in Khan Sheikhoun
There are many images of dead and dying people, and some very disturbing video clips of young people suffering. One video shows a child desperately trying to breathe. The people were supposedly gassed in the town, but most of the iconic photographs and video of the event were taken in a quarry-like “facility”.
Most of the photographs and short extracts of video showing victims being sprayed with water are in this quarry.
I have a life’s experience of directing films, both in cities and in the wild, and know most of the techniques to make something look real. I thus have some real concerns with the footage in the quarry.
Spraying down children with water in the quarry
So what is this quarry, where is it, and why are these people here?
Syrian activist Samer al-Hussein is quoted in NPR.org:
“We were afraid of inhaling the smoke… Dozens of children, women, men and elderly people lying on the ground, getting hosed down with water, out in the cold. Children trying to breathe a gasp of air, with saliva and foam coming out of their mouths and nostrils.”
…Hussein [the witness] said Russian warplanes were to blame for targeting Khan Shaykhun’s only hospital hours after the initial attack and returning to bomb the town’s civil defense center, from where first responders work.
He [the witness] had been to the civil defense center just hours before, watching in horror as rescue workers stripped the wounded before they tried to hose off the toxic substance. [So is the quarry a civil defense centre?]
…He says he saw entire families being pulled from their apartments, lifeless. The strikes came just at daybreak.”
The strikes came just before daybreak — yet the photographs of the children being hosed down is surely several hours after sunrise (as can be seen in the photo above).
This photograph (below) shows the area where the spraying took place in the quarry (see the wet area). This was taken later in the day, as the sun is now high in the sky.
So is this man (above) carrying this child into or out of the “quarry facility”?
This man (below) holding the hose, is walking around with bare feet — in the sarin contaminated water.
This photograph (below) is a screen grab from a video showing a man trying to load a child into a van. Did people bring their children to this quarry to get hosed off?
Putting the child in the van
The WHO said area hospitals were unable to handle the flood of victims, and dozens were transported across the border to Turkey — more than 80 miles away — for treatment.
I have several problems with the photographs and the footage.
All the video that has surfaced has been highly edited. The cuts are quick — with no long running shots revealing what is actually happening.
The children have been brought to the quarry to be sprayed down — then are put back in vans and taken away again. Why were they not sprayed down outside their apartment buildings?
Responders are working with victims with bare hands, bare feet and mask-less.
I’m sure there was a chemical attack of some sort. And I’m sure many people died. But who caused it, is up for debate.
But what is this quarry — a field hospital, or a civil defense center? (Al-Hussein, the witness, did say he saw people being hosed off in a civil defense center.)
Or is the quarry a film set (with some of the real victims brought in from the town)?
Where is this quarry?
Quarry-like areas outside the town
We need to see the unedited video to see what is really going on — to determine whether people were sacrificed for a dangerous geopolitical publicity stunt.