It’s been more than 6 years since the devastating Syria Civil War has been ongoing. The massacred are in the millions. The injured are in the millions. The displaced are in the millions. The continued oppressed are in the millions.
On Tuesday, more than 80 people, including at least 30 children and 20 women, were killed in the chemical attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, and the toll could still rise. Some losing entire families.
All Talk, No Action
The international community has been condemning the attack, yet another chemical attack, but sadly not much is being done in terms of solving the civil war once and for all. As Zhill Abd Rahman brought to our attention:
The West went to war over allegations that Saddam had chemical weapons, which of course wasn’t true.
Bashar not only has chemical weapons but uses them on multiple occasions and against children,
but the so called “civilised” world looks on at the children whose eyes remained wide open when their lives were brought to an abrupt end, staring on at the world full of cowards! May Allah forgive us.
Selective Outrage, Hyporcrisy and Double Standards
And before we point fingers to the international community, it’s necessary that we look to our own selves with regards to how we react to such events, as Dilly Hussain exclaimed:
No press statements, no vigils, no silences, no condemnations, no human chains, and probably no khutbah this Friday from most of our Muslim organisations, leaders and masajid about the chemical attack in Idlib today.
From a PR perspective, our inconsistencies have cheapened and made worthless the lives of our brethren.
“Ya Qawmi” when a crime is committed in our place of residence, but no “ya Ummati” when industrial-scale crimes are committed in the land of the Ambiya (as), the Sahabah (ra), and our great predecessors (rh).
Russia Lies & Defending Bashar Al-Assad
Now, with all this aside, there are news reports coming out from Russia, Iran and the Syrian government that this was not their doing. Here is Shibli Zaman putting those lies to bed.
All kinds of scum are defending Bashar al-Assad following his attack upon the people of Idlib with chemical weapons. I’ve had to respond to many of these heartless people who prefer their vacuous Alex Jones based conspiracy theories over human life but…seriously…at least 10 kids under the age of 11 died an excruciating death so I am just way too PISSED OFF to carry on.
But I want to address this Russian LIE that they supposedly bombed a munitions depot where the rebels were storing Sarin gas.
Sarin gas is highly unstable and is easily rendered inert.
“Decomposes thermally to form a variety of phosphorus containing products as well as propylene. The rate of decomposition increases with increase in temperature, and in the presence of acids. At the boiling point of GB, under atmospheric conditions, decomposition is fairly rapid.”
The Russian account of having bombed a Sarin containing depot is scientifically impossible. If you bomb Sarin with incendiaries, it will be rendered INERT by the exceedingly high temperature of any blast. It just takes 150 °C to decompose Sarin into various forms of phosphorous. The average missle emits 2,480 °C (4,500 °F) which is way beyond what it would take to completely erase any Sarin.
Then these imbeciles are claiming that pictures of the White Helmets wearing only gas masks and no HAZMAT suits means there couldn’t have been a Sarin attack. Make up your minds! Either there was a gas attack or there wasn’t.
Russia ADMITTED that Sarin was released upon the population because even they weren’t stupid enough to deny the overwhelmingly obvious!
And to debunk this nonsense about the White Helmets not wearing Hazmat suits, by the time they and other personnel would have arrived in the area the Sarin would have dissipated. This is from the Center for Disease Control: “Because it evaporates so quickly, sarin presents an immediate, but short-lived, threat.” [https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/sarin/basics/facts.asp]
Finally, as Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a former commanding officer of the British Armed Forces Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Regiment, said:
“Axiomatically, if you blow up Sarin, you destroy it…It’s very clear it’s a Sarin attack…The view that it’s an al-Qaeda or rebel stockpile of Sarin that’s been blown up in an explosion, I think is completely unsustainable and completely untrue.” [BBC]
So, the bottom line is that there are two versions of events here:
1) Tons of eye witnesses on the ground testify to the Russian/Syrian aerial bombardment of chemical weapons. There are PICTURES of the spent casings and tanks on the ground. The entire world knows Bashar and the Russians did it, and the SAA, Russia and Iran are the only people ON EARTH saying otherwise.
2) The SAA first released a statement saying they did nothing. That was a lie that Russia themselves ratted out when they admitted that they bombed Idlib. The first question is: Why were they bombing a residential area in Idlib? They claim that they were targeting a munitions depot that contained chemical weapons.
The SAA/Russian explanation is 100% a lie that can easily be proven by SCIENCE in that if they bombed a stockpile of Sarin gas, it would not release and kill everyone. It would be rendered completely inert and USELESS.
In the end you can’t argue with basic CHEMISTRY AND SCIENCE.
And there are a bunch of kids who choked to death on their own bodily fluids, and the fact that people are defending Bashar after that pisses me off immeasurably. So be warned: My tolerance level for nonsense when it comes to this tragic and painful subject is ZERO.
Many of us would agree with the above three statements of Zhil, Dilly and Shibli. What’s important is that we don’t be blinded by what’s apparently evil, no matter which side we back. What’s wrong is wrong, no matter who is doing it. Quit the selective outrage and double standards. Every innocent human life, especially our children, should be precious regardless if it’s in London or Syria.
Please, let’s do our part
- Raise your voices with your governments to stop this massacre and bring justice to the war criminals which are Bashar Al-Assad and his crony allies;
- Create awareness by sharing news about the devastation, don’t become desensitized no matter how many times you see the killings;
- Support those inside Syria, the doctors, the rescuers and the charity aid workers;
- Make constant Dua to Allah to rectify the situation and know His plans are perfect, He will deal with the oppressors one day.
❝And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].❞