The US launched airstrikes against Syria before the independent Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was able to investigate the gas attack that served as the excuse for military action, even though General Mattis said that they wanted the report to show whether a gas attack had occurred. Russia condemned the strikes as an attack on a sovereign nation and is calling for an emergency meeting at the UN.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has admitted the US has no evidence that Syrian President Assad used sarin nerve gas against his own people, and mainstream media failed to report this important statement. Mattis then accused Assad of using chlorine gas to attack his own people. [To our knowledge, no one has asked him if there is any evidence of that, either. We doubt that there is inasmuch as doing so would be of no advantage to Assad and, in fact, just the contrary. The only ones who benefit from such attacks are Assad’s enemies. That being the case, guess who is guilty.]