Hmmm well, so far as I can tell... This press coverage on the Syrian War is a little one-sided. My knowledge on the past of Assad is a little weak, so forgive me for that, but as far as I can tell, all we hear on the news is how horrible Assad is and how terrible he is handling the war. Fact of the matter is that it is a war, and there be atrocities on both sides, and it seems that so many people are harping so heavily on how bad Assad is, and we are all kinda turning a blind eye to the rebels evils because, well, damn! They is fighting the evil dictator. People kept saying how Assad was firing on civilians, I kept on thinking that it is something of a low blow for the Rebels to hide themselves among the civilians, using them as cover, and when the government shot down a couple civilians, all they had to do was put up some coverage on how the evil government shot down civilians and Bam! Overnight, international public opinion is on your side. Kinda like what happened in Lybia, as in, everyone was desperate to intercede while there was an evil dictator on the throne, but now that it is only multiple factions fighting over who should be the next dictator, now our consciences are clean.
Smart move, but gives me no respect for these guys. Again, I am rather out of touch with the news these days, but so far as I can tell, the only footage of the usage of chemical agents is a grouping of neatly arranged children's bodies. So... a large number of children died, according to footage shot by the rebels. To me, that could mean anything from Assad is a monster to the rebels being monsters. They could have accidentally hit a building that they thought was full of gov soldiers but was in fact full of children, and decided to put it to a good cause.
I don't know. I am really a little in the dark as to how they 'know' that it was Assad. But I do know that the US rushed into shit before invading Iraq for just about the same reason and," Oops, we found no weapons of mass destruction, but damn, look at all this unused OIL!" Just think that the US should be a bit more cautious in the future over what Middle Eastern shit they get their hands in. Or this, and the countless others will come back and bite them in the rear.