“There’s a playbook in Washington that presidents are supposed to follow,” then-President Obama said last year, defending his decision not to unilaterally strike Syria in 2013. “It’s a playbook that comes out of the foreign-policy establishment. And the playbook prescribes responses to different events, and these responses tend to be militarized responses. Where America is directly threatened, the playbook works. But the playbook can also be a trap that can lead to bad decisions.”
"To be clear, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians in the town of Khan Sheikhoun is a heinous crime"
And this is where I stopped reading Ms, Katrina vanden Heuvel's article.
I read the whole thing and mostly agreed with the content. Others can use illegal munitions with no consequences and are even allowed to help their close allies gas the enemy! http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/08/26/exclusive-cia-files-prove-america-helped-saddam-as-he-gassed-iran/
The US seems to use the middle east as a practise range for new and haha improved weapons of death. The fact that they have live targets doesn´t seem to bother the morally bankrupt nation. What the are not smart enough to realise is that history show all Empires fall and in a very painful way. Hold on to your asses US, history will catch you and destroy you.