Originally Posted by mhgaffney
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.
Yes, Assad did not say to use them. But they were used by his forces under his name according to international watchdogs. He is accountable.
And how is he winning? Do you truly believe he or his family will ever have the ability to rule as his father did? All he will win in this is a stay of execution until the next rebellion or if he abdicates.