Media reports out of Syria Tuesday claimed that Syria used chemical weapons in an attack in northwest Syria and that it killed scores of civilians – including women and children – and constituted a war crime.
World leaders expressed shock and outrage Tuesday at reports of a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria that killed scores of civilians, with one UK official suggesting the incident amounted to a war crime.
Activists said the Syrian regime was responsible for the killings of at least 70 people — 10 children among the dead — leading the United Nations to replace a scheduled Security Council session for Wednesday morning with an emergency meeting.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage. Russia, Syria’s strong ally, said it had no warplanes in the vicinity.
But from Washington to London to Jerusalem, leaders denounced the reported airstrike, which if proven true would be one of the deadliest chemical attacks in Syria in years.
“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” US President Donald Trump said, adding that he thinks the attacks was a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”
From Syrian President Bashar Assad’s perspective, using chemical weapons at this point in the conflict makes no sense. With Russia’s help, Syrian forces are driving ISIS fighters from key cities. He’s winning the war. Peace talks are ongoing. And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had recently stated that removing Assad was no longer a U.S. priority.
In a classic case of neocon double-think, Chickenhawk Marco “Little Boy” Rubio claimed that Tillerson’s statement on Assad resulted in Assad using chemical weapons.
In essence, [Tillerson was] almost nodding to the idea that Assad was gonna get to stay in some capacity,” said Rubio, as The Hill reported. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a few days later we see this,” Rubio added during the interview, which was first reported by CNN.
You wouldn’t know it from the “fake news” mainstream media, but the chemical attack in 2013 was the work of the so-called “moderate rebels” — which means ISIS — not Assad. It was done to goad the U.S. into the war to overthrow Assad.
I expect time will tell that the latest one is likewise a false flag. The only ones who benefit from a new chemical attack are those who don’t want peace and who are intent on provoking a war with Russia. That’s the Deep State and neocons working on behalf of the globalist warmongers.
The U.S. needs to stay out of Syria.