Syrian Gas Attack Connected to Bigger Conflict?

Reality Check

Another devastating report from the Middle East: some 40 children hit by a gas attack in Syria, with Assad’s government being blamed.

President Trump tweets Assad is an “animal,” but that Russia and Iran are responsible for backing him. And there’s a “big price to pay.”

Twelve hours later, missile strikes hit a Syrian air base, killing 14 including Iranians. Assad blames Israel, and Senator Lindsey Graham says Israel would have every right to do so “because Iran is very embedded in Syria.”

So, is there any evidence that the Syrian government is responsible for the gas attack? And what about the tensions between Israel, Syria and Iran?

Ben Swann spent 14 years working as a journalist in broadcast news. In 2010, he became a prime time anchor with WXIX and there became the producer/writer/anchor of a segment called “Reality Check”. While covering the 2012 Republican Presidential primary he began to confront the problems in the American electoral process, the stranglehold of America’s two party system and the suppression of voters’ choices by the corporate media. Read other articles by Ben, or visit Ben's website.