Kassem Eid survived the 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria, but Eid says the “most painful memory” he has of the massacre isn’t what happened during it. Rather, he says it’s what did not happen afterward.
Eid, 29, ominously described that day as “judgment day,” saying that responders, after not seeing him breathing, placed him between two dead bodies, believing him to be dead as well. Moments later, someone saw Eid move and alerted responders. Eid’s life was saved because of “God’s will,” he told CNN Wednesday.
Despite his gruesome, near-death experience, however, Eid said something else stands out in his mind as the “most painful memory.”
“I can say with all truth that the most painful memory about that attack was watching President [Barack] Obama failing to fulfill his promise about [crossing] the red line,” Eid said, later adding that the former president “failed” when it came to Syria.