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Ricochet, help me out. I’m greatly confused by this report in The Wall Street Journal:
U.S. intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime will use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last-ditch effort to protect key Syrian government strongholds if Islamist fighters and other rebels try to overrun them, U.S. officials said.
Can I be the only one who finds this puzzling? Weren’t they … gone? I would have sworn I remember something like this:
Seriously, I would have professed on a stack of bibles that I remember that. As if it were recent, even — that’s how vivid the memory is. But obviously, my memory is all wrong. (I don’t know where that video came from. Some kind of Internet hoax, I guess.)
This makes me really uneasy about my mental state. Could I be suffering from early-onset dementia? I have to say that this false memory is especially unsettling because … well, it’s silly, I know, since I’m clearly remembering things all backward, but I keep thinking about the Iran deal. What on earth would we do if something similar happened?
At times like this, I have to remind myself to keep in firm contact with the facts. I’m clearly just an anxious personality with a failing memory. Is anyone else suffering from weird memory lapses like this? If so, how have you coped? I’ve read that ginkgo biloba and omega-3 fatty acids can help. What do you think — has anyone here tried memory-boosting supplements? Are they safe? Do they work?