We know that
has chemical weapons, but we don't know why President Bashar Assad would use nerve gas on civilians in
a civil war he is winning. On the other hand, there are two likely scenarios in which the al Qaeda dominated rebels are responsible for the attack, and both are supported by evidence. Syria
Examiner.com: Rebels admit gas attack result of mishandling of chemical weapons
- Rebels attacked civilians in order to provoke a
attack on President Assad's forces: US
- Shoebat.com: Evidence Syrian rebels used chemical weapons (victims' testimony, Free Syrian Army (FSA) threats to launch chemical attacks, FSA chemical weapons seized by Syrian Army, previous FAS use of sarin gas)
- Examiner.com: Video shows rebels launching chemical weapons attacks
- Dissidentvoice.com: Turkish police apprehend Syrian fighters with 2 kg of sarin gas.
Either way, progressive Western media supports the rebels, even to the extent that CNN was caught s staging news segments on Syria with actors. Therefore it's probably unlikely that word of this will spread widely and quickly enough to stop US cruise missile attacks on Assad's forces.