As the world watches Syria, it seems that the despotic Bashar Assad continues to act rashly and immorally. The Syrian morass that was largely created due to Bush-Obama policies in the Middle East continues to percolate and metastasize as both sides of the civil war continue to murder and maim with impunity.
The most recent example of the evil pouring out of Syria was a chemical gas attack on a civilian population over the weekend.
World leaders expressed shock and outrage Tuesday at reports of a suspected chemical attack in northwestern Syria that killed scores of civilians, with one UK official suggesting the incident amounted to a war crime.
Activists said the Syrian regime was responsible for the killings of at least 70 people — 10 children among the dead — leading the United Nations to replace a scheduled Security Council session for Wednesday morning with an emergency meeting.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage. Russia, Syria’s strong ally, said it had no warplanes in the vicinity.
President Trump was outraged at the incident and blamed both the Syrian government and the Obama administration for the horror.
“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” US President Donald Trump said, adding that he thinks the attacks was a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”
While the Syrian leader has denied responsibility all of the evidence seems to point to Assad being behind the heinous attack. On Wednesday, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that there was no evidence that anyone other than the Syrian government is responsible.
“I’ve seen absolutely nothing to suggest, or to lead us to think that it is anything but the regime. And all the evidence I have — there may be more to come out on this — all the evidence I has seen suggest this was the Assas regime who did it with forknowledge that they were using illegal weapons in a barbaric attack on their own people.”