- Mar 15, 2017
...or we could just tighten our borders, repatriate troublemakers and cease being a trampoline for the US military.
Just a thought.
Just a thought.
What do the Russians say?
The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which is backed by Russia, denies its forces launched a chemical weapons attack.
Russia has acknowledged that Syrian planes did attack Khan Sheikhoun but it says the aircraft struck a depot producing chemical weapons, for use by militants in Iraq.
"Yesterday (Tuesday), from 11:30am to 12:30pm local time, Syrian aviation made a strike on a large terrorist ammunition depot and a concentration of military hardware in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun town," Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said.
"On the territory of the depot there were workshops which produced chemical warfare munitions."
What did they say at the UN?
Matthew Rycroft, the UK's ambassador to the UN, told the Security Council that Mr Assad had "humiliated" Russia by "making a mockery" of the peace process it had brokered with some rebel groups.
He suggested Russia was "defending the indefensible" by supporting the Syrian government in its actions.
What do others say to the Russian version?
Hasan Haj Ali, commander of the Free Idlib Army rebel group, told Reuters news agency: "Everyone saw the plane while it was bombing with gas."
Local journalists say there are no military positions in the town itself but an array of broadly aligned rebel groups controlling the area surrounding it.
Critics of the Russian statement say reports of the release of gas came hours before the times stated by Mr Konoshenkov.
US blames Assad over 'chemical attack'
A chemical weapons expert, Col Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, told the BBC that the Russian version of events was "pretty fanciful".
The idea that a nerve gas like Sarin could spread after a weapons manufacturing process had been bombed was "unsustainable", he added.
US President Donald Trump called the deaths a "terrible affront to humanity". - Syria chemical 'attack': Russia rebel weapons claim rejected - BBC ...
What I think:
Trump claimed that America had 'lost control' in the Middle East, but the United States, Britain, France and Belgium have all rushed to blame Russia on the Chemical Attacks in Syria, without stopping to consider the possibility that this is the work of the new all-improved al-Qaeda, JNIM, and that the chemical attacks, alongside the two bomb attacks in St Petersburg, and the attack in Astrakan: Russia's Astrakhan governor blames Islamists for police killings, were coordinated attacks by the same groups Trump claimed America had 'lost control' over: The Al-Qaeda Affiliates Merger in Mali - Fair Observer
Russia are claiming that a chemical plant under the control of Islamist's may have been hit by airstrikes, but the implausibility of the attacks being coordinated by JNIM, shouldn't diminish the significance of the willingness of the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Belgium to point the finger of blame at Russia. I think that it was a disgusting thing to accuse Russia of, in the wake of the Islamic Terror Attacks in St Petersburg and Astrakhan, and those accusations have diminished the credibility of the United Nations still further.
Europeans who think that the United States are going to intervene to help them, should have a long hard think about Trumps tears yesterday, and his finger wagging exercise today.
*Let's wait and see*