Originally Posted by Johnykbr
I don't believe that is accurate. What surfaced is BOTH sides used chemical weapons and the backlash of when we cherry-picked evidence to try to support intervention is what caused us to jump back like we just touched a hot stove.
There is no evidence Assad used them. He has them - but as a deterrent to Israel's nukes/chem/bio weapons.
Assad was winning the insurrection using conventional weapons. Why would he risk the world's displeasure by using chemical weapons? Whatever Assad is, he is not stupid.