poison gas


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poison gas

n.
A gas or vapor used especially in chemical warfare to injure, disable, or kill upon inhalation or contact.
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that reports on the war using an activist network on the ground, said it had also documented the use of poison gas by the terrorist ISIS in northeastern Syria on June 28.
In mid-August there were United Nations inspectors in Damascus to look into two much smaller attacks earlier in 2013 that seemed to involve poison gas.
Separately, the Syrian Revolution Coordinators Union also accused regime forces of using poison gas.
It did not matter that the Americans already had good evidence of previous poison gas assaults, albeit in remote areas, away from international gaze.
Though the postwar prohibition on the use of poison gas is now well known, the Hague Convention of 1899 had already banned the use of poisons in warfare.
Kerry has cautioned that the US could still attack Assad in retaliation for a poison gas attack last month.
He is wrong to see poison gas as a comparable threat: it is horrible and illegal, but it really isn't a 'weapon of mass destruction' in the same sense at all.
Count me with the activists on the question of whether the United States should respond to the Syrian regime's murder of some 1,400 civilians, more than 400 of them children, with poison gas.
OK, let's remember Churchill's thoughts on the use of poison gas in warfare.
In his return Tuesday, Stewart referenced stories he missed — celebrity cook Paula Deen, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's alter ego "Carlos Danger" and Miley Cyrus' sultry MTV dance — then took up the challenge of trying to make comedy and social commentary out of the Syrian poison gas attack.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal said condemnation of Syria over the poison gas attack, which US officials say killed 1,429 people, was not enough.
The inspectors have spent the week visiting rebel-controlled areas on the outskirts of Damascus after reports of a poison gas attack last week that the opposition blames on President Bashar al-Assad.