by Ryan Fleming
Photo courtesy of nypost.com
The events of August 21, 2013 in the suburbs of Damascus hardly need introduction. The ghastly images of dead men, women and children, faces ashen, laid out in rows, inspires not only sadness but rage. As the specifics of this grisly attack have come to light over the past ten or so days, what is increasingly unquestioned is that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons against his own people, killing hundreds (if not a thousand). It’s a disgusting new chapter in a conflict that has roiled the entire Middle East and sent 100,000 people to their graves.