Although these images do feature actors, they are not of the “crisis” variety. Syria is Iraq only if facile juxtapositions replace substantive comparisons. Kenneth F. It is unclear if all missiles hit their intended targets. Assad’s chemical weapons program. Loveluck was The Post's 2016 Laurence Stern Fellow. But in the case of the latest attack, a chief suspect is the same government that's hosting the team.
Syria and its ally Russia deny using chemical weapons in the assault on Douma. As our commander in chief, the president has the authority under Article II of the Constitution to use military force overseas to defend important United States national interests. Dunford, Lt. We breathe the same air. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. The residents of the upper floors had signs of smoke inhalation from the fire’s smoke.
What responsibility does the United States have, then, to try to set things right? Last year, Trump’s first in office, it was 3,024. We dropped $120 million worth of bombs on Syria. Any person who lives under a dictatorship is not free to speak their mind. The belief that the White Helmets or similar groups are staging chemical attacks in Syria is not one exclusively held by conspiracy theorists or the uninformed.
McKenzie Jr., the Joint Staff director, said on Thursday of the Syrian government. Russian state news media said on Thursday that Syria found two unexploded cruise missiles after the strikes and has handed them over to Russian officials. It concluded last month that inspectors “did not observe any activities inconsistent” with Syria’s obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Follow @leloveluck The story must be told.