"Could it trigger even worse violence or the use of chemical weapons? What offers the best prospect of a stable post-Assad regime?"
A Washington Post editorial responded. It headlined "Consequences of US inaction in Syria are clear," saying:
"The logic at work here - the longer the Assad regime holds on, the worse the consequences - was acknowledged by senior Obama administration officials nearly a year ago."
At his confirmation hearing, John Kerry said "Every day that goes by, it gets worse." According to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:- Advertisement -
"If we don't give the means to the Syrian people to go achieve their freedom, there is a risk".that massacres and antagonisms amplify, and that extremism and terrorism prevail."
Obama so far stopped short of direct intervention. "In the absence of US action, the violence (increases) and the Assad regime move(s) dangerously close to using chemical arms."
Unconfirmed documents and reports suggest Washington approved a Qatar-funded chemical weapons false flag. Initiating ot would falsely blame Assad.
Russia also for supporting a government Washington wants toppled. False flags are an American tradition. Their origins go back generations.