President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said.
Reports of Assad’s approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential “grave humanitarian mistake.” FOX NEWS reports.
“President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!”
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018
The speculation on why would Assad approve chemical attacks which he knows would bring down the rain from the U.S., doesn’t make full sense at this point. For some, it seems Assad has already won and that Idlibis almost completed, while others say that Assad cannot break through Idlib without genocide on the Idlib civilians which again, would bring the U.S. military smack down.
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands of people flee, Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the report in the Journal, which cited unnamed US officials, the Pentagon is drawing up military responses to Syrian chemical weapons use but a decision has not been made by Trump regarding what would lead to military action nor whether this would include striking Iranian and Russian forces in Syria backing Assad.
“We haven’t said that the US would use the military in response to an offensive,” an administration official was quoted saying. “We have political tools at our disposal, we have economic tools at our disposal. There are a number of different ways we could respond if Assad were to take that reckless, dangerous step.”
Gas masks were developed to protect against chlorine attacks and other chemical warfare agents were developed. But chlorine remains the simplest chemical weapon and reappeared on the battlefield during the Iraq War and has been used on multiple occasions as barrel bomb drops in Syria.
Most people are not aware that Iran is deeply involved with Assad and Russia in Syria and every warning the United States has sent about Syria and Idlib, they have chose to ignore and have now turned up their assault.
“If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry and the United States is going to get very angry, too.” President Trump
The United States and President Trump administration is closely monitoring the assault on Idlib, if any chemical or biological weapons are used the U.S has warned that we will immediately retaliate with the likes they have never seen before. RWT News Report
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.