In April TEK posted a report "Chemical weapons use in Syria, real or false flag". Six months later there allegations of another attack and the same question arises, Real or False flag? There is no doubt that people have died in this civil war. Huge areas of Syria are destroyed if we can believe the footage shown. Wildlife, including dogs, have also died and there are gruesome images online.
Images aimed at proving that chemical weapons were used Wednesday show piles of dead dogs, people struggling to survive and corpses. Dreadful, but how did they die and who was responsible?
The humanitarian crisis deepens as Syria's neighbouring countries become temporary home to refugees. Many of these countries have their own political and economic problems without an influx of refugees. A lost generation in all of these countries will grow up with an axe to grind. Children who could be terrorists in the making.
What remains crucial in this alleged latest attack is if it took place who carried it out and why.
Russia and China, traditional supporters of the Assad regime in Syria, do not believe it was the regime's forces. President Obama in the USA is still cautious but the time for action appears to be drawing near. Obama said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria Wednesday is a "big event of grave concern". If the allegations are proved trrue Obama said it would "require America's attention".
France is pushing for some form of action and the UK is taking a similar stance. British Foreign Secreatary William Hague, vaguely pointing at Russia and China, said "I know some people in the world would like to say that this is some kind of conspiracy brought about by the opposition in Syria. "I think the chances of that are small and so we do believe that this is a chemical attack by the Assad regime."
He went on to say a humane or civilised word could not ignore this attack. That said we choose to ignore other attacks in different parts of the world. Hague and others seem to be forgetting that since leaked information became public knowledge many people do not trust politicians. Many people now realise they twist and manipulate the truth and world events when it suits.
Remember also that whatever happens in the short-term will not help the refugees and people of Syria.
What allegedly began as a civil war in Syria demanding change, has escalated. War in the region, or global conflict is a terrible possibility, but it is just that, possible. This year western leaders have tried to sell action in Syria to the public due to its growing humanitarian disaster. There is no doubt that the people are suffering, many dying and even more displaced. The reason for their suffering remains debatable. Whether it is the fault of the rebels, the regime or outside forces, ordinary people take the brunt of the war.
The rebels, now often called the legitimate force of Syria, are swelled by fighters from countries such as Libya and the U.K. In April it was known that around 100 rebel fighters were from Britain. Will they make good citizens if and when they return to Britain?
In April the BBC reported: "There is "limited but growing" evidence that Syrian government troops have used chemical weapons, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says. "It is extremely serious, this is a war crime," Mr Cameron told the BBC. On Thursday, the White House said that US intelligence agencies believed "with varying degrees of confidence" that Syria had used the nerve agent sarin. It said the gas had been deployed on a "small scale", but did not give details of where or when it had been used.
Sound familiar? It could have been said this week about the alleged attack Wednesday.
If the west cares so much about suffering perhaps it should go back into Iraq and try to sort out the terrible mess it created during an illegitimate war.
Updates to follow
Resource: BBC News