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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 »

Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons - The Atlantic

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. officials have offered a variety of motives for the use of force—but many of them aren't ...and more »

Syria and North Korea aside, Trump is still more “America First” than interventionist - Quartz

President Donald Trump's decision to order a Tomahawk missile attack on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the Assad regime's latest war crime was more than an act of deterrence—it was the death of the president's “America First” foreign policy doctrine.and more »

(Withholding) Judgment of the US Missile Strike on Syria - The National Interest Online (blog)

This analyst, like many Syria watchers, is conflicted by the decision by the Trump administration to launch a missile strike on Syrian military targets in response to the regime's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. On the one hand, any feeling person ...and more »

Russia disappointed by OPCW's vote results of investigation proposal on Syrian chemical attack - Xinhua

MOSCOW, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The results of the vote determined by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on a draft decision to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria was disappointing and was ...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 »

Syria chemical attack: Authority finds 'incontrovertible' evidence of Sarin - CNN

(CNN) International chemical weapons inspectors have found "incontrovertible" evidence that Sarin gas, or a similar substance, was used in a chemical attack in Syria earlier this month that killed 89 people. The Organization for the Prohibition of ...and more »

Deterrence Isn't Enough to Keep Syria from Using Chemical Weapons - The National Interest Online

Images from the attack on Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 showed victims limp, with pinpoint eyes and frothing mouths, as emergency responders rushed to strip clothes from bodies and hose away chemical substances. For many, the U.S. strikes on a Syrian air ...and more »

Former White House official slams Obama: 'I think he left a more dangerous world' - Business Insider

A former Obama administration National Security Council staffer, Barry Pavel, slammed the previous president's policies in Syria on Fox News Monday, saying that Obama's inaction led to unstable situation. He also praised President Donald Trump's April ...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 »