Now that things have started to calm down a bit after Donald T. Dildo dropped a load of Tomahawks on Syria last week, a lot of us can resume pushing back against the insufferable idiots and anti-Assad liars in government, MSM, and cyberspace who are trying to pin yet another false-flag “sarin attack” on Bashar al-Assad in order to justify taking him out. Following my insistence that there was no “sarin attack” at Khan Sheikhoun a lot of people are asking: “How can we know it wasn’t sarin?”
First of all, for the record, let me make it absolutely clear that as one trained in neuropharmacology I know with absolute certainty that the incident at KS, like the one in Ghouta in 2013, was not a sarin attack. I know, I know, I know . . . we’ve got D.T.Dildo and his minions all claiming to have intelligence saying Assad gassed his own people with sarin; we’ve Barbara Starr, CNN’s chief anti-Assad propagandist, claiming the US has damning SIGINT; we’ve got reports out of Turkey (of all places) saying they have determined that samples they received are sarin. I address all of this yada in my closing comments below, but for now I would ask you to recall how the dufus/dishonest Bush crowd also claimed to have intelligence in the run up to the Iraq War.
But here’s a little secret from 20 years of teaching and doing research in the neurosciences: trust the biology. It doesn’t matter what the politicians and CIA, and MSM, and OPCW, and WHO say, if the biology does not show a sarin attack, then there wasn’t a sarin attack. And in the case of sarin, the biology — meaning symptoms and the absence of symptoms — is not debatable, certainly when there are multiple supposed-victims. If the videos did clearly show victims exhibiting the symptoms of sarin intoxication, my position would be somewhat less certain because most of the symptoms of sarin poisoning can be easily faked. But when the videos FAIL TO SHOW the diagnostic symptoms of sarin, then you know two things: 1) it was not sarin, and 2) the terrorists were too stupid to fake the sarin symptoms.
After the Ghouta Massacre I wrote a book, Murder in the SunMorgue that explains in deep detail how I know that the Ghouta Massacre wasn’t a sarin attack, and why I think the victims there were probably executed with cyanide or carbon monoxide. Some of the political and situational details are different with respect to the KS incident, but the biology has not changed, and so most of what I concluded about Ghouta is equally relevant now. The book is a free pdf download and goes into deep detail regarding how organophosphates like sarin kill people. I have put up a shorter version in three posts that begin here.
I continue to pound this theme in the present post, which is a shorter version of the short version and uses evidence from KS. But, again, the biology is the key and that is not going to change from one event to another. This is not speculation about motives, or zionism, or politics, or Sunni v. Shia, or . . . No, sir/ma’am, this is pure biology and biology could care less about all of that, and that’s why the biology must come first in analyzing what did and didn’t happen in these incidents of alleged sarin use. So bookmark this page and come back to it the next time the MSM lights up with allegations that Assad has gassed his own people with sarin.
LogoPhere’s Top Ten Ways to Tell When You’re Being
Spoofed by a False-Flag Sarin Attack
#1: People intoxicated with sarin don’t look well. Ever. None of them.
It amazes me that I would even have to raise this point. But what also amazes me is how often one see perfectly healthy looking people being passed off as “sarin victims” in these terrorists’ vids. I mean the only thing that would cause any objectively skeptical person to think there is a problem with a lot of these people is context of their surroundings: noisy, bustling clinics with bodies on the floor. And yet so many suckers see perfectly healthy looking people lying on gurneys and the suckers automatically conclude that the healthy looking person is a sarin victim. Don’t be a sucker. Please.
For instance, there is a video out of KS last week that was produced by ex-Dr. Shajul Islam. I have recently analyzed this vid in detail and refer to it in this post as V-002. Right at the end of V-002 (09:55) a baby with earrings is shown on a clinic table with a blue pad. The baby is crying and kicking — after all she’s a wee infant, and that’s what they do. A lot. But there is nothing obviously wrong with this child. She is chubby. Her color is perfect, glowing pink. If this same child had been videoed crying and kicking in the same way in her crib at home, no one would think a thing of it.
V-002 @ 09:55
And yet because this baby is shown in a video that purports to be about sarin victims, suckers immediately jump to the conclusion that she has been exposed to sarin. I’m talkin’ about serious suckers like Donald T. Dildo. And suckers like Ivanka who got upset and told her daddy he had to kick some Syrian butt because Assad gassed the “beautiful babies” with sarin. They are beautiful, but Assad didn’t gas them. But never mind the clear evidence of that, the next thing you know we’ve got a bunch of Raytheon Tomahawks being fired at Syria.
Don’t be a bimbo like Invanka. Don’t fall for it. If a so-called “sarin video” shows healthy looking people presented as victims, you can pretty well conclude immediately that the video is a fraud regardless of what else it shows. For reasons described in detail below, no sarin victim ever looks healthy. Mostly they suffer horribly for a few minutes immediately after exposure and then die silently. Anyone who doesn’t die immediately would look like your worse hangover x1000.
#2: People intoxicated with sarin don’t gasp, cough, cry, or pant.
Anoxia is one of those medical conditions that is either corrected immediately or never. Anoxia is when the amount of oxygen in the blood drops too low to sustain life. Anoxia is what sarin victims succumb to, and the reason is that sarin paralyzes the muscles required to move air in and out of the lungs — the respiratory muscles. Understanding this simple pharmacological fact is key to understanding so much of what is going on in the fake sarin vids.
When a person is poisoned by sarin, by the time the brain realizes it isn’t getting enough oxygen, it is too late to complain. The respiratory muscles are also the muscles used to gasp, cough, pant, cry, and scream. But sarin paralyzes those muscles, which is precisely why the person wants to gasp, cough, pant, cry, scream. It’s a negative feedback loop of the worst kind.
These terrorists’ videos depend on drama so that suckers like Ivanka will get their panties in a twist, and a lot of that drama comes from close-up views of people coughing and choking. The young fellow below, for instance, is shown in a video of the KS incident I refer to as V-005 (YT log-in required, alternative here.). This video has gone around the earth thousands of times. The boy in question is seen at 00:53 in that vid panting, coughing, and yet he’s cherry-red. Look at those lips, cheeks, ears!
V-005 @ 00:53
I cannot tell you what the young man’s problem is, but my best guess would be either he’s play-acting or he has been poisoned with cyanide or carbon monoxide. What I can tell you is that, contrary to what Sean Spicer thinks, this kid has not been poisoned with sarin. If he had been, he wouldn’t be able vigorously to pant and cough the way he is.
Yes, a video of a person gasping for breath really brings us to the edge of our collective seat. And we wish such people all the best. But don’t be a sucker: they are not dying of sarin intoxication. Had they come into such bad fortune as to be poisoned by sarin, they would have died painfully, but quietly, before the photographer could get there. (If the photographer was close enough to the attack get the photos and vids we see on the internet, he would be dead, too. This whole thing is goofy from a biological point of view.)
#3: People intoxicated with sarin don’t often foam at the mouth.
When I was a kid, it was a pretty easy thing to gross-out a substitute teacher by putting some baking soda in your mouth and then taking a mouthful of Pepsi. If you did it just right you could have foam coming out your nose and the whole class in stitches, except the teacher. Gross.
And gross is why so many of these terrorists’ videos feature gasping victims with foam coming out of their noses and mouths. In some cases they show people long dead, but still foaming at the mouth, which could well be Pepsi and baking soda for all we know. And then there are the talking experts being interviewed by the MSM and always using the same, lame, useless phrase: “consistent with.” They will say just about anything is “consistent with” sarin poisoning, including foaming at the mouth. It’s not.
The physiological issue with the foaming is much the same as with coughing and panting. Sarin does produce an increase in the production of mucus in the airways — bronchorrhea — but if the respiratory muscles are compromised or totally paralyzed, all of that mucus will not likely be pushed into the mouth and nose, nor will there be enough air-flow to aerate the mucus into a foam. The more common scenario is that the mucus will plug-up the airways and add to the victim’s respiratory problems.
I have read of one case where sarin produced massive foaming at the mouth, but in that case the victim, a human guinea pig, received the antidote atropine immediately after exposure to sarin in a military test facility. The atropine obviously prevented the respiratory muscles from completely freezing up in his case, and, in fact, it took many hours for the private to die. And so because of the atropine he could generate enough force with his respiratory muscles to force the mucus into his mouth and nose and force air through the mucus, producing a foam.
But atropine has to be given immediately to be effective, and so it is highly unlikely that many of the victims seen in circumstances such as those shown in the terrorists’ vids would ever have access to the antidote, hence it is unlikely they would have enough lung function to produce foaming. When you see it, be skeptical.
#4 & #5: People intoxicated with sarin defecate massively and urinate all over themselves.
Many of the “victims” shown in these dramatic videos from KS are shown in their underwear, which is, in an of itself, a little odd because when I worked in an ER, one of the first things we did with seriously ill patients of all kinds was to cut all of their clothes off so the clothes didn’t get in the way or contaminate anything. But the point I want to make here is that in these terrorists’ videos if the victims had soiled themselves, it would be immediately evident. And not just for the ones shown in their underwear.
And the reason I say it is that sarin squeezes the smooth muscles of the intestines and bladder so hard that everything is going to come out. I cannot in my worst nightmare image the stench of a clinic in which a dozen sarin patients are being attended to. And yet never — not one time — do you see incontinent patients or medical staff reacting as if there is a stench. And not to put too fine of a point on it, but we are not talking about a bout of diarrhea that we are all familiar with. The feces produced by sarin would be more like a normal bowel movement but immediate, uncontrollable, and voluminous.
For these reasons, the lack of feces and urine staining a person’s clothes is one of the most evident clues that the person has not been poisoned by sarin. For example, you can be absolutely certain that the young man shown in the screen grab below from vid V-005 was not intoxicated with sarin, contrary to what the video attempts to portray.
V-005 at 00:37
As a side note, in the same vid, V-005, there are several similar examples of people’s underwear being so immaculate you’d think that when they left home in the morning they knew there were going to be appearing in the movies without their pants on. For instance, in the same vid there is a ghastly scene of a “victim” is being sprayed with water and in the background there is a young man hopping around in his socks and pristine skivvies as if he were getting dressed or undressed.
V-005 at 01:32, color enhanced
#6: People intoxicated with sarin will vomit up everything they haven’t defecated.
From both the physiological and evidentiary points of view, this diagnostic point is much the same as the last one. Sarin causes the smooth muscle that make up the stomach walls to contract so tightly that the person will vomit profusely and the evidence of such emesis will be readily visible.
If dozens or hundreds of victims can be seen in a collection of videos and many or most of the victims do not have any indication of having vomited, you are not looking at a sarin attack. I have waded through dozens and dozens of these videos purporting to show Assad’s sarin attacks on his own people, I have seen hundreds of “victims” in those videos, and in all of that supposed sarin-carnage I have only seen two possible examples of vomiting.
#7 & #8: People intoxicated with sarin will produce a large volume of tears and a large volume of watery saliva.
One of the fetishes of the people making these anti-Assad sarin-porn movies is pin-point pupils, aka “miosis.” And this is one of the things that the paid, know-nothing experts on CNN and elsewhere will say: “Yep, those pinpoint pupils are consistent with sarin poisoning.”
Sure, sarin causes miosis, but then so do a lot of drugs and if you were going to fake a sarin attack, it would be simple to produce miosis in some people and then show close-ups of their eyes to prove to the world — with the help of gullible or complicit “experts” — that Assad dropped sarin on his own people. But in the absence of the symptoms discussed above, miosis doesn’t mean anything.
Nevertheless, it’s really the only symptom the terrorists have to convince the world sarin was used. And so in a lot of these terrorists’ vids — like V-002 — you will see radical, dangerous anti-Assad Sunnis like Shajul Islam shinning flashlights in “victims'” eyes to demonstrate pin-point pupils. But what they are actually demonstrating is that the victim was not exposed to sarin.
Vid-002 at 09:14
And the reason I make a point of it is that sarin acts directly on the tear glands to produce a constant, uncontrollable stream of tears. And yet what the terrorists show us when shinning the flashlight in “victims'” eyes is not just pin-point pupils but also absolutely dry eyes, meaning the person could not have possibly been exposed to sarin. And they do this over and over again, proving every time what liars they are. You can find dozens of these pin-point pupil episodes, and none showing excessive tears, except for kids who are crying.
And it is much the same with the salivary glands — sarin directly stimulates them, too. And this would produce a large amount of saliva and copious drooling. So when the terrorist cameraman zooms in for the iconic shot of some poor distressed child’s face close-up, and the child is not drooling like a bull mastiff at dinner time, then we have more proof that sarin was not involved in whatever the child’s problem is, and most likely, neither was Assad.
#9: People intoxicated with sarin turn blue. Always.
Physiologically, dying from sarin is a lot like dying at the hands of a python, metaphorically speaking. They both produce death by preventing the respiratory muscles from working; consequently, spent oxygen in the blood cannot be replaced, and when oxygen levels drop, people turn blue. The medical term is “cyanosis.”
Such cyanosis is most evident in the lips, cheeks, ears, nose where the blood vessels come close to the surface of the skin. Finger tips, toes and nipples are also prone to cyanosis. If a person is intoxicated by sarin, cyanosis will likely be evident before they are dead.
The image below is a cyanotic child, but not a child who has been exposed to sarin. So few people have ever been exposed to sarin that I doubt that any such picture exists anywhere in the world. But the picture, which is of a child with blue-baby syndrome, illustrates what a person exposed to sarin would look like.
Cyanosis in blue-baby syndrome
Don’t get spoofed. If the “victims” in a sarin attack aren’t as blue as this baby, then they aren’t victims in a sarin attack.
#10: People intoxicated with sarin never turn pink or red. Never.
From the foregoing description of cyanosis, it should not surprise you to learn that people exposed to sarin — certainly sarin at high enough concentrations to kill — do not turn red or pink, which is called being rubicund. Sarin causes anoxia, which causes the blood to turn bluish, which causes people to turn bluish, but blood that has large amounts of oxygen is bright red, which is why anyone who has been intoxicated with sarin cannot, physiologically speaking, be rubicund.
And yet look at the victims in those sarin-porn flicks that the terrorists put up on YouTube. Look at their skin color. Over and over and over the skin color is pink to bright red. Look at the victims shown in the images under points #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 above. All of them are “supposed” to be sarin victims. All of them are healthy pink. Or look at this youngster, who is shown in strong sunlight during the alleged KS sarin attack.
V-005 @ 01:40
The toddler is being dramatically snatched up off of the bed of a truck by a White Helmets guy who then, with the cameras whirring, runs off with her towards no where in particular and for no discernable reason. The child’s color is amazingly rubicund, which means 100% that she is not a victim of a sarin attack — not a sarin attack by Bashar al-Assad or by anyone else. Ivanka and Donald T. Dildo, for all of their apparent concern for children, need to STFD and STFU until they understand the situation sufficiently to respond appropriately. They have already killed four Syrian children with their Tomahawk attack on al-Shayrat. They are not helping the situation.
In the introduction I noted that the US government and the MSM claim to have evidence that Assad dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun from Su-22 fighter jets. For instance, on Apr11|17 the White House released a four-page statement, which it calls an “assessment.” Not an “intelligence assessment,” just an “assessment.” It is not a formal Intelligence Estimate. It is not even a formal assessment of the intelligence community. Not a single one of the 17 intelligence agencies has signed the document — nobody has. It is not dated. It has no letterhead or any other indicia of being an official government document. It is, basically D.T.Dildo’s bullshit reduced to a few typed pages, probably by his 30-something Israel-first minions: Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Ezra Cohen-Watnick. It starts off this way:
The United States is confident that the Syrian regime conducted a chemical weapons attack, using the nerve agent sarin, against its own people in the town of Khan Sheikhun in southern Idlib Province on April 4, 2017.
The mad president ends his anti-Assad diatribe by repeating allegations that the Obama administration backed away from in early 2014:
We must remember that the Assad regime failed to adhere to its international obligations after its devastating attacks on Damascus suburbs using the nerve agent sarin in August 2013, which resulted in more than one thousand civilian fatalities, many of whom were children.
But here’s the thing . . . here’s what illuminates the extent of DTD’s stupidity: While he runs the tired old deceptive yada about pin-point pupils and foaming at the mouth being “consistent with” sarin at least three times, not once does he address the absence of the actual diagnostic effects of sarin. Not once does he mention the absence of feces, urine, vomit. Not once does he mention the absence of cyanosis. Nowhere does he explain why the victims shown in the terrorists’ videos are cherry-red. In other words, Donald T. Dildo is doing the same thing the terrorists in Idlib Province are doing with their sarin-porn: he’s trying to spoof you. He’s a liar — a very dangerous liar.
If you recall, in the aftermath of the Ghouta Massacre in 2013, the New York Times, Human Rights Watch and a motley of other anti-Assad players such as Dan Kaszeta and Elliot Higgins introduced “evidence” that sarin rockets had been fired into Ghouta by the Syrian Arab Army. I mean, to read these people you’d have thought the case against Assad could not get any stronger. But I had ultimate faith in the biology, and the biology then, as now, clearly showed us that there was no sarin attack, much less sarin rockets. All of these self-described experts were wrong. Eventually an MIT professor named Theodore A. Postol published a study that confirmed what the biology was saying — there were no freaking SAA rockets filled with sarin. Did not happen.
And now Postol is back with an engineer’s assessment of the White House’s assessment of the KS incident, and it isn’t pretty. Postol is not a biologist and, like his report on the Ghouta incident, he does not attempt to take issue with the assertions that sarin was used. Rather, he restricts his analysis to Dildo’s claims that bombs from Syrian jets delivered the toxin. Postol concludes that there is no way this was a sarin attack by anybody’s aircraft. Here is his professional opinion, in his words [my emphasis]:
I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicization of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it. And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.
This is a very serious matter.
President Obama was initially misinformed about supposed intelligence evidence that Syria was the perpetrator of the August 21, 2013 nerve agent attack in Damascus. This is a matter of public record. President Obama stated that his initially false understanding was that the intelligence clearly showed that Syria was the source of the nerve agent attack. This false information was corrected when the then Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, interrupted the President while he was in an intelligence briefing. According to President Obama, Mr. Clapper told the President that the intelligence that Syria was the perpetrator of the attack was “not a slam dunk.”
We again have a situation where the White House has issued an obviously false, misleading and amateurish intelligence report.
The Congress and the public have been given reports in the name of the intelligence community about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, technical evidence supposedly collected by satellite systems that any competent scientists would know is false, and now from photographs of the craterthat any analyst who has any competent at all would not trust as evidence.
And while we’re making comparisons with the false-flag Ghouta incident, there’s CNN’s Assad-vilification queen, Barbara Starr, whose bizarro fluttering of facts I have complained of previously.
In a CNN article dated today, Apr13|17, Starr claims to have information from an anonymous “senior US official” that the US “. . .intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week.” And I’m like . . . oh, Jesus, here we go again.
Let’s dissect Starr’s nonsense — and I call it “nonsense” because I am so confident that the biology tells us there was no sarin attack, and no sarin.
First of all, Starr’s source is not even described as an intelligence official, just a plain old “senior US official,” which probably means Jared Kushner or Sean Spicer.
Second of all, what the hell does the phrase “. . . communications featuring . . .” mean? She doesn’t say “. . . intercepted communications of . . .”. She doesn’t claim the intercepts were actually the Syrian military and chemical guys talking to each other. No, she says the intercepts featured military and chemical experts talking. So what she is probably saying in a deceptive sort of way is that the US “intercepted” a faux-communication between itself and Israel in which there is speculation about Syrian military and chemical experts. That would be a communication featuring Syrian experts talking without being a communication of Syrian experts talking.
Third, as McCain has famously said, we have seen this movie before. Back in the run up to the 2013 attack on Ghouta that didn’t happen, part of the “evidence” being used to justify such an attack was a claim that the Israelis intercepted communication between Syrian military people planning a sarin attack. It was just total mendacity, which is what anyone would expect from the Israelis. But it almost got Damascus bombed by a B-52 and very well could have started WW-III. Sound familiar?
The media, and particularly CNN, and even more particularly Barbara Starr, spread this bogus “intel” like horse-poop on a rose bed. If it continues, a lot — and I mean hundreds of thousands or millions — of people are going to get hurt. Then whose babies will first-bimbo Ivanka fret about?
As Postol says, this is a very serious matter. Don’t let the terrorists in Syria, the US government, and the MSM spoof you. When it comes to alleged sarin attacks, you now have everything you need to confirm or reject the allegations. Eventually the terrorists will wise up and they will start faking most of the biological symptoms of sarin. But until then, we can easily reject their sarin false-flags and the White House’s fraudulent claims of chemical causus belli.
It’s been a long-read. Thanks for sticking with it and for giving this scary situation your careful thought.
— Denis O’Brien