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How Iran enables Syria's chemical warfare against civilians - Jerusalem Post Israel News

The 59 Tomahawk missiles the US fired at the Shayrat Air Base served to punish dictator Bashar Assad for his use of chemical weapons against civilians. The strikes on April 6 also helped shine a spotlight on Iran's role in Assad's repeated use of nerve ...and more »

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism? - The Nation.

The American media have excluded dissenting expert opinions in their rush to embrace Trump's war on Syria. By James Carden. April 19, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Syria Air Strike Impact. The Pentagon's damage-assessment image of ...and more »

Why so many Syrians living abroad support US intervention - Washington Post

On April 4, the Syrian regime dropped a toxic chemical on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, killing at least 69 people, including many children. This incident was the most widely publicized chemical weapons attack since the 2013 attack in ...and more »

Syria chemical attack: 'incontrovertible evidence' sarin gas used, OPCW says - The Independent

“Incontrovertible” test results show that sarin gas or a chemically similar substance to the nerve agent was used in an incident which killed 86 people in a Syrian village earlier this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...and more »

Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. On April 6, Donald Trump initiated his first war, by launching dozens of cruise missiles against the Syrian regime, following its use of chemical weapons. U.S ...and more »

Syria war: Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack, OPCW says - BBC News

"Incontrovertible" test results show sarin gas or a similar substance was used in the chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says. Samples from 10 victims had been analysed ...and more »

Britain could join US in Syria air strikes against Assad without parliamentary approval, Boris Johnson says - The Independent

Boris Johnson has said Britain could join US air strikes against the “monster” Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, despite a previous vote against intervention. The Foreign Secretary said the UK had been informed in advance of Donald Trump's order to ...and more »

Syrian president Bashar Assad 'still possess up to three tons of chemical weapons' Israel claims -

Syrian president Bashar Assad is still believed to possess up to three tons of chemical weapons, senior Israeli defence officials said. Israel, along with many countries, blames the strike on Assad's military. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ...and more »

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives -

News flash: Bashar al-Assad is bad. He has been murdering his own people for more than six years now. Before that, his father did the same. And not once in the decades the Assad family has held power in Syria did it need "justification" for its crimes ...and more »

Richard Epstein: The World Will Now Think Twice Before They Mess With Us - Newsweek

This article first appeared on the Hoover Institution site. The Syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this month, killing more than 80 people, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more ...and more »