April 4, 2017

Gas Attack Is Said to Kill Dozens in Syria

Anne Barnard - The New York Times:

The deadliest chemical weapons attack in years in Syria killed dozens of people in northern Idlib province on Tuesday morning, including women and children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers and witnesses in the rebel-held province, who said the gas had been delivered by a government airstrike.

Here’s a moment that rarely arrives in politics: an opportunity to clearly and decisively do what the opposition was accused of failing to do. Your move, Mr. Trump. Are you going to draw a bright red line at chemical attack and so “no farther?”

Guess not (CNN.com):

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to no longer prioritize ending the Syrian civil war is "another disgraceful chapter in American history."

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"I'm sure they took note of what our Secretary of State (Rex Tillerson) said just the other day that the Syrian people would be determining their own future themselves -- one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard."

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