Indeed, then US President Barack Obama claimed in 2013 that Syria had “crossed a red line” by dropping up to 1,000kg of sarin on a rebel-held area of Damascus, killing up to 1,400 people.
US military intervention was only averted when Russia brokered a deal with Syria, under which the country’s president, Bashar al Assad, agreed to destroy all stockpiles of sarin and other chemical weapons.
With the world condemning the latest scenes from Syria, Russia and Assad’s regime have claimed that the deaths were the result of an attack on a rebel artillery base….more: nzherald.co
The bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night was powerful enough to vault a heavy steel Dumpster more than 120 feet through the air, according to the complaint. Windows shattered 400 feet from where the explosion went off, and pieces of the bomb were recovered 650 feet away. Among the 31 victims — two more than first reported — one had to have multiple ball bearings removed from her body as well as bits of metal from an ear and wood shards from her neck, the complaint says.
The charges came on a day when it was revealed that Mr. Rahami’s father told the authorities two years..more: nytimes