“The destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons began on the basis of several international agreements with Syria that stipulated an initial destruction deadline of 30 June 2014. The UN Security Council Resolution 2118 of 27 September 2013 required Syria to assume responsibility for and follow a timeline for the destruction of its chemical weapons and its chemical weapon production facilities. The Security Council resolution bound Syria to the implementation plan presented in a decision of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). On 23 June 2014, the last declared chemical weapons were shipped out of Syria for destruction. The destruction of the most dangerous chemical weapons was performed at sea aboard the Cape Ray, a vessel of the United States Maritime Administration‘s Ready Reserve Force, crewed with U.S. civilian merchant mariners. The actual destruction operations, performed by a team of U.S. Army civilians and contractors, destroyed 600 metric tons of chemical agents in 42 days.“
The USA is claiming that President Assad just two days ago used chemical weapons against his own people – 4 April 2017.
President Trump had better be absolutely sure that President Assad was indeed responsible for an alleged chemical attack against civilians in Syria. A thorough investigation needs to be done. Anyone quick to make war decisions based on a video, has an agenda. Last resort is what military intervention is supposed to be.
You can’t say it looks like sarin. You need to be on the ground investigating proving what it was or what it wasn’t, and who did it or didn’t do it. How do you know what sarin looks like anyway? Have you used it recently in labs against humans to know how they look when they get poisoned?
How could the USA have proof so quickly, without an investigation? This must be taken slowly. Right now anything could have happened. A half a million people are not dead in Syria because the rebels are peaceniks. No matter who did it, somebody saw an opportunity and took it. Desperate people do desperate things – even to the extent of sacrificing their own to get attention. Wrong people get blamed for acts they didn’t commit all the time – especially during war.
Jumping the gun is not going to help anyone.
Right now it’s looking bad for the USA to be encouraging airstrikes in response to an attack against Syrian civilians in a civil war. It looks like the USA had something to do with it when they say they don’t need an investigation. Such a drastic measure requires a thorough unbiased review of all the facts – not conjecture. I don’t think the USA is capable of that, which tells you something about the state of affairs in the military and the CIA.
The last country to have possession of Syria’s chemical weapons was the USA. Better retrace your steps and check to see if all the chemicals were destroyed or if someone held some back.