There is a lot going on right now regarding Syria and our government's seeming desire to do something. We have some anecdotal evidence of a purported gas attack that occurred in Syria, evidence that experts say prove that sarin gas attacks occurred. The UN is preparing an investigation but was stopped with sniper fire. Right now there is a lack of independent confirmation, however Doctors Without Borders has issued a statement:
"The reported symptoms of the patients, in addition to the epidemiological pattern of the events -- characterized by the massive influx of patients in a short period of time, the origin of the patients, and the contamination of medical and first aid workers -- strongly indicate mass exposure to a neurotoxic agent," said Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations.Source: Cnn.com
Circumstantially, it would appear that a chemical weapons attack was used in the Ghouta region of Syria. Statements by people within Syria, including medical doctors, and images of the dead certainly strengthen the case for a chemical gas attack.
It seems that the acceptance of the use of chemical gas attacks is merely a formality at this point. What has not been established is who actually performed these attacks. Was it the Syrian government who gas suburbs of the capital city? What about the rebels? They are alleged to have already carried out chemical attacks in the past.
Two questions remain: who did this and what shall we do about it?