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April 07, 2017

Here's A Nice, Simple, Non-Tin-Foil-Hat Reason Why Assad Used Chemical Weapons: Fear.

Simply put, Assad wants to strike fear in the hearts of his opponents, and what better way than to use chemical weapons. The Middle East is completely inured to death, so an artillery barrage or an air strike using conventional explosives is just business as usual. So upping the ante, even if the strike will kill fewer people than those conventional means is a way to capture the attention of those who are not subservient to Damascus.

Sorry, but until there is good evidence that he didn't do it, my money is on Assad. That he miscalculated Trump's reaction is secondary. And perhaps President Trump used this as a means to send a message to the world, that those accusations that he was a wild card were true.

Nothing like keeping your enemies guessing.


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