posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 07:54 AM
Hmm difficult one, for me at least.
IF, (capitals as it is a big if) it can be proved that the Assad regime was behind this, then it would be foolish to rule out a military response,
although a military response would not be my "go to" solution (as appears to be the case these days). Saying no would, in effect, legitimise the use
of chemical weapons (or worse) by other regimes / governments around the world.
However, as things currently stand, i would have to say no.
What is now looking the most likely scenario is that Assad personally didn't authorise or agree with the use of Chemical weapons but someone in the
regime did. Which really is a perfect demonstration of how badly things have deteriorated in Syria. If that proves to be the case, then those elements
need identifying and then dealt with. Military strikes may or may not be the best way to do that, hard to say as we still do not for sure what