The idea, analysts say, is to demoralize President Bashar al-Assad’s foes, showing them that their cause is hopeless and that no one will come to their aid.
What a stupid article. Why would Assad use chemical weapons the night before Brussels was about to provide support to Assad? He wouldn’t for the very reason of what has just happened to him and his country. The argument that he was emboldened and thought nothing would happen is the most absurd thing anyone could say.