US Says No Evidence Assad Behind Chemical Attack; But Will Retaliate Regardless Of UN Decision

Please tell us why we should escalate our presence in Syria. Please. And we don’t even know what happened there? But we are going to put (more of) our people in harm’s way? We’re going to blow up another country? Why? I mean Iraq worked out great right?

Yes, let’s further destabilize this area. Only good things can come from it. It’s not like the Russians have a naval base in Syria at Tartus or back Assad officially. No. This will be a cakewalk. No blowback. And it’s not like this could energize the Kurds who will then cause more trouble for the Turks, who will then move on the Kurds. Oh, and the Turks and Russia have gotten closer lately. And don’t forget Iran. And Saudi Arabia. And…

Where are you John Bolton? Don’t make a horrible mess worse.

(From Zerohedge)

The initial U.S. government assessment of the chemical attack in Syria has concluded that some type of nerve agent was used – however the specific agent used is unknown, government sources told Reuters, adding that the U.S. government “had not yet conclusively determined whether the attack was carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government forces.”

The revelation makes Israel’s Monday morning strike on Syrian military positions known to house Russian forces all the more troubling, as this appears to be yet another kneejerk rush by the West to conduct major foreign policy maneuvers based on contested events before all the facts are in.