Hundreds Killed In Syria Gas Attack

Hundreds Killed In Syria Gas AttackChemical weapons attacks have killed hundreds on the outskirts of Damascus, Syrian opposition activists say. Rockets with toxic agents were launched at the suburbs of the Ghouta region early on Wednesday as part of a major bombardment on rebel forces, they say. The main opposition alliance said that more than 1,000 people were killed by the attacks.

‘Suffocation’

The United Nations Security Council said it was necessary to clarify what happened in the alleged attack, but stopped short of demanding an investigation by a UN team currently in Damascus, following an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening.

Video footage showed dozens of bodies with no visible signs of injuries, including small children, laid out on the floor of a clinic. Ghazwan Bwidany, a doctor treating the injured, told the BBC the main symptom, especially among children, was suffocation, as well as salivating and blurred vision.

“We don’t have the capability to treat all this number of people,” he said. “We’re putting them in mosques, in schools. We are lacking medical supplies now, especially atropine, which is the antidote for chemical weapons.”


‘Red line’

In a statement, the army described the accusations of chemical weapons use as grave, and stressed the military’s right to fight what it described as terrorism in Syria. It accused the opposition of fabricating the accusations to divert attention from the huge losses its forces had suffered recently.

The alleged attack comes a year after US President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government that using chemical weapons would cross a “red line”.

Who do you think is behind this gas attack in Syria? Will this incident result in war soon?

Source: BBC News

Image: The Telegraph

The Devil In ‘The Bible’ Mini-Series Was Made To Resemble Obama?

The Devil In 'The Bible' Mini-Series Was Made To Resemble Obama?The actor who plays the devil on the History channel’s “The Bible” bears more than a passing resemblance to President Obama, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed on social media. So, was it intentional?

‘Utter nonsense’

Responding to the speculation, the History released a statement saying, “History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

Executive Producers, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey called the connection “utter nonsense.” And Downey said, “Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of ‘The Bible.'”


‘Brewing controversy’

False or not, people are tweeting about the brewing controversy. Conservative pundit Glenn Beck, who has called “The Bible” one of the most important shows of the decade, was among the first to point out the similarities between the actor and the president.

The actor’s name is Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni. According to his IMDb page, he has appeared in several religion-focused television-movies, including a 2006 adaptation of “The Ten Commandments” and a 2000 film called “In the Beginning.”

From your point of view, does The Bible’s devil really look like President Obama? And despite History Channel’s statement, do you think it was intentional or not?

Source: Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo TV

Image: Hollywood Life