The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks after a suspected chemical attack in Syria left dozens of civilians dead and wounded.
The attack on a rebel-held town brought furious international reaction, with the US and other powers blaming the Syrian government for the deaths.
Officials in Damascus deny using any such weapons.
The attack will overshadow a conference in Brussels at which 70 donor nations will discuss aid efforts in Syria.
Delegates want to step up humanitarian access for thousands of civilians trapped by fighting.
Syria's civil war has raged for more than six years with still no political solution in sight.
Nearly five million Syrians have fled the country and more than six million are internally displaced, the UN says. More than 250,000 people have been killed.
Wednesday's emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was called by France and the UK as international outrage mounted over the suspected gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Tuesday.
Originally posted by Ponderable Actually we can expect that there is done nothing beyond talking 🙁
We can expect no serious investigation of the claimed chemical attack and who is responsible and what are the circumstances. Just the usual kneejerk OMG. So easy to manipulate opinion. So impossible to set serious standards of evidence.
Originally posted by robbie carrobie It makes little sense why Assad would jeopardize his position by inciting the international community against him when he is in a much stronger position than he was.
My thoughts exactly. No proof. Syria could have hit a rebel gas storage facility. The US militay brass and the bankers (military/industrial complex) are creaming their jeans right now. I think it's also a message to Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, et al. Trump may start www3 yet.
Originally posted by kquinn909 My thoughts exactly. No proof. Syria could have hit a rebel gas storage facility. The US militay brass and the bankers (military/industrial complex) are creaming their jeans right now. I think it's also a message to Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, et al. Trump may start www3 yet.
HRC was calling for military strikes, too. Good to see such a spirit of bi-partisanship as far as reckless foreign adventurism goes.
The USA broke international law when it attacked Syria.
The law is incredibly flexible when it comes to justifying the unjustifiable, so when it is utterly flouted, one has to wonder why.
If the concern with International Law is to be credible, you would first need to identify some degree of consistency.
We know that the USA does not respect international law, so that is a concern.
We also know that the UK and US are currently arming and training the Saudi Air Force, as they engage in an absolutely brutal terror campaign against Yemen. The UK and US support and finance the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. The recent bombing attack on Mosul killed 200 civilians.
Ooooooohhhhhh... someone's poking the bear and I reckon it will be like waving an orange wig in front of an angry bull...
or something like that.
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.
Well, come on generals, let's move fast;
Your big chance has come at last.
Now you can go out and get those reds
'Cause the only good commie is the one that's dead
And you know that peace can only be won
When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come.
And it's one, two, three,