BBC Radio 4’s “Today” (Tuesday, 27th June) carried a statement by a US spokesman claiming the Syrian government was preparing a chemical attack on civilians.
The spokesman went on to make other unsubstantiated accusations including that the Assad government was responsible for creating ISIS.
The US knows about chemical attacks. Four decades after its defeat in Vietnam there are still many suffering the effects of Agent Orange. It also knows that ISIS is descended from their creature, the Mujahidin, and developed through the chaos of US, and British, action in Iraq.
Who would actually benefit from such a chemical outrage?