Gas Was Certainly Used in Syria—But By Whom?
Here we are again, with a charge chillingly close to the false claims against Saddam Hussein that destroyed Iraq and inflamed the Middle East. Bashar Assad has been accused of the recent gas attacks on civilians and the West is thirsting for ‘action.’
Britain, France and the United States are aligned to ‘punish’ Vladimir Putin, with little solid evidence other than ‘gas was used.’
Wonderful. The world has been presented with yet another opportunity to escalate its response and we all know how that has worked out in the past. Politicians are still running for cover from the Iraq story, but the damage has been done and a nation permanently destroyed.
So, here we go again, with ‘saving face’ taking priority over saving Syria. What is at stake goes far beyond the stakeholders. Russia is not good at backing down under such circumstances, as the case in Ukraine so elegantly proved.
Any one of the disparate groups fighting Assad, finding themselves on the losing side as Russia becomes invol…