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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 »

Robert S. Taylor: On the Syria Strikes and Future of Non-UN Humanitarian Action - Just Security

Why did President Bashar al-Assad use sarin gas earlier this month after years of refraining? Was the U.S. response legal? How should international lawyers think about the future use of military force for humanitarian purposes with our without United ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Global watchdog: There's 'incontrovertible' evidence sarin was used in Syria chemical weapons attack - Business Insider

A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib Thomson Reuters. AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Sarin or a similar banned toxin was used in ...and more »

Assad Moves The Bulk Of His Air Power To Russia's Air Base In Syria - The Drive

Multiple reports state that Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has ordered his best combat aircraft to relocate to Russia's Hmeymin air base located south of Latakia, Syria. If these reports prove to be accurate, the move puts Syrian air power under the ...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 »

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 »