Originally Posted by mhgaffney
You should be asking who staged the attack?
Assad was winning the war. Why would he risk everything by using them -- knowing this would be a red line - that might trigger western intervention?
Much more likely that the rebels staged the attack.
This act was done by the Syrian Regime, no one else. Assad is fulling bold because the three previous chemical attacks caused no western response (because of the lack of medical evidence) and the Russians assuring him they would block any UN security council actions.