Behold the magic wand of atrocity propaganda:
There is very little doubt at this point that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians...
Talk of Strike on Syria Moves From 'Will It Happen?' to 'When'
I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die. [Crying] It was horrifying.
Comment from Nornoel Vincent [August 26th, 2013]
Assad would have nothing to gain and everything to lose by using chemical weapons in a war he is already winning by 'conventional' means; but (2) the Syrian Government's opposition (inter alia), who are presently losing, not only have the ability to make and deploy these chemical weapons, but would gain by enlisting European and American support with claims that Assad's government has done this. Finally, (3) the U.N. Inspectors are saying that it may be "difficult" or impossible to pinpoint the culpable party. On the basis of these points alone, any intervention seems premature and foolhardy, at best.