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  • Man's Inhumanity to Man Continues - World Does Not Help

    In the past I posted our condolences to various tragedies. Now there are too many to respond to on this site.

    Yesterday there was a chemical gas attack in Syria that killed dozens of people. While it is not clear who did this act, the government of Syria has a documented history of this kind of attack against civilians:

    Also, in the past week there were various bombings against civilians and several government leaders continued war mongering. At present there are several regional wars ongoing and North Korea is launching rockets into the China sea. No country is blameless in acts against humanity.

    FluTrackers condemns in the most strongest words all violence. We offer our condolences to all those affected by all acts of inhumanity.

    Unfortunately due to the large volume of these crimes, we can not individually offer our sadness and best wishes for those affected.

    "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
    Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
    Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,.."

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    The U.S. responded last night.......


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      WHO alarmed by use of highly toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria


      5 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is alarmed by serious reports of the use of highly toxic chemicals in an attack in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria. According to Health Cluster partners on the ground treating the patients, at least 70 people have died and hundreds more have been affected. Doctors in Idleb are reporting that dozens of patients suffering from breathing difficulties and suffocation have been admitted to hospitals in the governorate for urgent medical attention, many of them women and children.

      "The images and reports coming from Idleb today leave me shocked, saddened and outraged. These types of weapons are banned by international law because they represent an intolerable barbarism," said Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme.

      Reports first emerged of the use of chemical weapons agents in Syria in 2012 and have since occurred with disturbing frequency, including repeated allegations of chlorine use in and around Aleppo last year, especially from September to December 2016. This latest reported incident is the most horrific since Ghouta in August 2013.

      The capacity of hospitals in the surrounding area is limited, especially as a number of facilities have been damaged as a result of the ongoing conflict. Soon after the reported use of the highly toxic chemical in rural Idleb Tuesday morning, after receiving the first patients, Al Rahma Hospital was rendered temporarily nonfunctional when it was damaged. Ma'ara Hospital, one of the main hospitals in the area, has been out of service since last Sunday due to extensive damage to infrastructure.

      Emergency rooms and intensive care units in Idleb are overwhelmed and reporting shortages in medicines required to treat injured patients. Many patients have been referred to hospitals in southern Turkey.

      The likelihood of exposure to a chemical attack is amplified by an apparent lack of external injuries reported in cases showing a rapid onset of similar symptoms, including acute respiratory distress as the main cause of death. Some cases appear to show additional signs consistent with exposure to organophosphorus chemicals, a category of chemicals that includes nerve agents.

      Medicines -- including Atropine, an antidote for some types of chemical exposure, and steroids for symptomatic treatment -- were immediately dispatched from WHO?s partner warehouse in Idleb. WHO is shipping additional medicines from Turkey and is ready to provide more life-saving supplies and ambulances as needed. WHO experts in Turkey are communicating with health workers in Idleb to provide around-the-clock guidance on diagnosis and appropriate treatment of patients.


      Since 2012, when the first reports emerged of the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria, WHO has been engaged in public health preparedness for the management of patients exposed to chemical or toxic gas. These actions have included issuing new clinical management protocols, preparing hospitals to receive and treat patients, distributing protective equipment to hospitals, and raising awareness amongst Syrians on how they can protect themselves against exposure and when to seek treatment. In 2016, WHO trained 200 clinicians on the initial management of chemical weapons cases including pre-hospital decontamination, referral, triage and treatment. An additional 65 doctors in northern Syrian were trained by WHO?s field office in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. The majority of doctors trained were from Idleb, the governorate where today?s attack took place. However, given the numbers of patients requiring treatment, available trained staff is insufficient.

      WHO is in continuous contact with health partners in Idleb to monitor health impact and needs, and is working with cross-border partners to reduce morbidity and save lives.

      The use of chemical weapons is a war crime and is prohibited in a series of international treaties. These include the Hague Declaration concerning Asphyxiating Gases, the 1925 Geneva Protocol, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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        The White House
        Office of the Press Secretary

        For Immediate Release
        April 06, 2017

        Statement by President Trump on Syria

        Mar-a-Lago, Florida
        9:40 P.M. EDT

        THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror.

        Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council.

        Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed, and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.

        Tonight, I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. We ask for God's wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world. We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed. And we hope that as long as America stands for justice, then peace and harmony will, in the end, prevail.

        Goodnight. And God bless America and the entire world. Thank you.

        9:43 P.M. EDT

        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela


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          Statement from U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley

          Ambassador Nikki Haley
          U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
          U.S. Mission to the United Nations

          New York City
          April 7, 2017

          ?This morning, Bolivia requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss the events in Syria. It asked for the discussion to be held in closed session. The United States, as president of the Council this month, decided the session would be held in the open. Any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do so in full public view, for all the world to hear.?

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela


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            White House press secretary Sean Spicer said said his comment, made Tuesday at the White House briefing, was personally and professionally disappointing, and he asked for "folks' forgiveness."

            Spicer says Hitler comment 'inexcusable and reprehensible'

            Associated Press ? Apr 12, 2017
            ... Earlier Tuesday during the daily White House briefing, Spicer told reporters that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." The comment drew an instant rebuke from critics, who noted the remark ignored Hitler's use of gas chambers to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust.
            Reaction to Spicer's initial comment continued Wednesday, with Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial inviting him to visit its website.
            Reaction from around the world continued Wednesday. A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said comparing Nazi war crimes to present-day situations "leads to nothing good."
            Robert Rozett, director of libraries at Yad Vashem, said Spicer's comment implied a "profound lack of knowledge of the events of the second World War, including the Holocaust" and "are liable to strengthen the hands of those who seek to destroy history."...
            Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center


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