Syria, Idlib Province
There are brutal, unabashed, self-proclaimed reports of deaths. Chemical weapons. Chemical attacks. Women, children: dead. Dozens. Many. Genuine innocent people.
Bashar al-Assad stands resolute. “Chemical weapons are anyone’s weakness. It’s fundamental. We established a red line. The United States does nothing. The civilized world does nothing. Those supporters of ceasefire condemning barbarism? Intentions defend nothing. Moral demands bear chemical weapon attacks, not decency.”
Tillerson: “Today’s intolerable attack will be ignored. The exercise is clear: condemn, monitor, disregard. To ensure is to have no guarantee.”
Trump: “Horrific. President Obama attacks children. Terrible. Our ally Russia shows support.”