Today, several credible accredited media sources are reporting the use by Syrian President Assad of chemical weapons against his own people. According to one spokesperson from the authoritative Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the latest cowardly attack happened in the early hours of today, in rebel-held Idlib.
As many as 58 people are reported to have been killed, with many hundreds of other civilians injured. Shockingly, according to various accredited sources, as the injured were being treated in hospital for their wounds, Assad then attacked the hospital with at least one further rocket. It seems that the death toll of 58 was simply inadequate for Assad’s purposes so he had another go. The accredited media has obtained cast-iron proof Assad’s latest brutality in the form of numerous photos, all showing innocent women and children suffering from all manner of grotesque injuries.
Members of the neutral Syrian-based volunteer group ‘White Helmets’ were quick to the scene of the incident, using hoses to wash down the injured, as well as two men with white foam around their mouths. We stress that this foam is consistent with the use of Sarin gas, a particularly nasty chemical, typically produced in nearby Turkey, and the choice of brutal dictators everywhere. Although Assad’s forces have essentially rooted out all rebel opposition and have no obvious motivation to launch such an attack, we should not expect that dictators like him will think rationally or use logic and reason. This is because, as widely reported, Assad is evil as well as a staunch ally of Putin.
The timing of the attack may yet backfire on Assad, coming as it does at the start of a two-day conference on Syria’s future hosted in Brussels by the EU and the UN. It seems Assad has unwittingly picked exactly the wrong moment to kill the innocents, just when the eyes of the world are on him and his evil Russian allies and wondering what to do next. The answer is surely clear by now: only regime change can bring the Syrian people the peace they have longed for now for an eternity.