I read the above cited link that US intercepted communications between Syrian commanders and could not find mention of that in the article. Could you point that out? Maybe I missed it.
My understanding is that the UN has not yet decided who is to blame for the use of chemical weapons or what type were used. Of course, only the government of Syria has them so it seems like a no brainer, unless the rebels have usurped them from stockpiles somewhere.
I know that chemical weapons are an abomination to everyone, but when we are talking about a few hundred deaths when up to 100k have died in this conflict, it seems overblown. It is apparently ok to bomb and shoot civilians but not to use other weapons.
And why is it always the responsibility of the United States to come in and send in the bombs/missiles for retaliation for said events? It only further inflames the region against us, making us more of a target to terrorists (and I hate that overused word). We all know that the Syrians fighting the Syrian government will turn on us in a minute.