Talk:Alleged chemical attack, April 6, 2013

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  • Times of Israel, April 13: "Opposition activists published a video online last Saturday showing victims on gurneys having trouble breathing or focusing their eyes after an attack on the Jobar neighborhood in the northeast of the capital." --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)


So far I'm only seeing the mentioned one. Throwing Chemical Bombs Causes Suffocation This says there were nine cases breathing problems and no word on anyone dead. The doctor thinks it was pretty certainly either Sarin or VX nerve gas. As noted, breathing and eye problems are shown. --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Fake Eyes?

The eye problems look weird to me in a few ways. Two different guys with the same shade of green eyes are shown, with the tiniest contracted pupils. What are the odds on the color they share, or was it a chemical effect? One man is coughing badly, but these two aren't, and show no nervous effects, spasms, or anything. Totally calm. Is this a lingering effect after general recovery? Eyeas do still look a bit irritated and red. Contact insertion, supplied batch in only one color? David Bowie: "see these eyes of green-I could stare for a thousand years" --Caustic Logic (talk) 23:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Facts About Sarin

Immediate signs and symptoms of sarin exposure:

People exposed to a low or moderate dose of sarin by breathing contaminated air, eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, or touching contaminated surfaces may experience some or all of the following symptoms within seconds to hours of exposure:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Small, pinpoint pupils
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision

... Bolded both seen in the video. My diagnosis: either low dose sarin attack, other chemical, or fake special effects lenses. --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:15, 28 April 2013 (UTC)