Another Syrian gas attack allegation kills fewer than any other attack type

It feels a little sad that the peaks in news reporting are mainly related to CBRN attack allegations in Syria. The most recent attack, reported here apparently killed 3 people. The question in my mind is not so much whether its true any more, but more why would anyone use it when it is being so ineffectual? Is it to spread fear? Surely suicide bombs, larger scale artillery bombardments and tanks are more scary?

Is this further efforts to push for US intervention? Or part and parcel of the vilifying allegations one sees in any conflict? One thing is certain, the West is rapidly losing, or may even have lost, any control of the direction of travel of Syria.

It feels a little sad that the peaks in news reporting are mainly related to CBRN attack allegations in Syria. The most recent attack, reported here apparently killed 3 people. The question in my mind is not so much whether its true any more, but more why would anyone use it when it is being so ineffectual? Is it to spread fear? Surely suicide bombs, larger scale artillery bombardments and tanks are more scary?

Is this further efforts to push for US intervention? Or part and parcel of the vilifying allegations one sees in any conflict? One thing is certain, the West is rapidly losing, or may even have lost, any control of the direction of travel of Syria.

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