Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies -We know that using chemical weapons—of any sort, in any war, against any target—is a crime. And we know there must ultimately be accountability for those who use it, regardless of who they are. That will take time.
In the meantime we know another truth: that a US
military escalation against Syria (because we must not forget that US
Special Forces and US bombers are already fighting there) will not help
the victims of this heinous chemical attack, it will not bring the
devastating war in Syria to a quicker end, it will not bring back the
dead children. It will not defeat ISIS or end terrorism, it will create
more terrorists. It will almost certainly cause more casualties, more
injuries, and more dead. Maybe dead children. There is still no
military solution. This is what we know.