syria chemical attack
“At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria.”
It simply means that there is always a risk that the updated Russian administration might not be as accommodating to Assad as the current one, especially if the U.S. agrees to Moscow's conditions in Syria, which must be different than merely keeping Assad in power. Tillerson's visit to Moscow is probably aimed at finding out about these prospects personally from the Russian elites.
The real victims have been the Syrian people who rose up six years ago to gain their basic freedom and right to political participation. So will they be allowed to exit this dark tunnel, and are we witnessing a tipping point?
The US public's negative attitude to such weapons now made the chemical industry so nervous, they turned away from lucrative contracts. But the US Army continued pursuing stockpiles...
A report by UN weapons inspectors into the atrocity in Damascus is "damning" and "fully consistent" with Britain's assessment
Why is there particular revulsion over such attacks versus conventional warfare? Even if it's proved to have occurred-it is a relatively small number of people who have died from this alleged chemical attack, compared to far more thousands who have been victims of conventional weapons.
The chemical attacks at Ghouta, outside Damascus, on 21 August, have led countries to reassess their options for resolving