Incident: Early hours of August 21, 2013: the simultaneous "chemical" death of x-hundred civilians in the suburbs of Damascus, east and west, by apparently varied and usually unclear "chemical" methods. Rebels blamed government-fired rockets, and buried all the dead in their own mass graves.
The UN later found Sarin remains in dirt next to rockets that may be irrelevant to the basements these folks were gassed in. And they found seemingly token amounts of Sarin product in the blood of some rebel-supplied alleged survivors. Of the people who died - x-hundred in number, widely-parroted as 1,429 - none were tested for what killed them. It's said this is because a "dead body can't tell you how the person died," but that's clearly not why the UN's investigators chose to rely on living, rebel-screened, alleged survivor can tell it all for them.
One man who might've pulled through and be a credible witness to sample and interview apparently started waking up in the morgue in Kafr Batna shown above (later as it's being emptied). In the center here here is a blood-soaked bed sheet they wadded under his neck after rebels finished "Assad's" work with a cut to the throat. It was okay, they had stand-ins. And they didn't have to settle for 1,428 martyrs making their case for a military bailout. The basement these folks were gassed in seems to be directly beneath the floor here (or maybe it is a bit behind here and below, whichever - it's the former tuberculosis hospital).
fuller intro perhaps forthcoming - I just need this post up now
Existing posts here, in order of importance
* The Ghouta Massacre's Sarin Myth, Brightly Lit: Exploring Kafr Batna's... Rebel Gas Chambers?
* Visual Evidence that the Victims were Prisoners and Unflattering before-and-after images of those prisoners
* Ghouta Massacres (plural) by District (lots of details here but broken up - will be 10 district sub-posts when done)
* Ghouta Massacre Victims: Medical and Media Staffs Decimated? Killed in the line of duty, and/or with family, in Zamalka