This would not surprise me.
Remember the report a few weeks back that Syria had loaded chemical weapons.
The report stated that once the weapons are loaded they have to be used within a certain amount of time or they will be wasted.
From Journalist Oliver Holmes Twitter
“Photographer in #Aleppo told me victims of alleged chemical attack were “suffocating” and people said they could smell chlorine.”
Neither would the rebels hitting the town with chemical weapons so they could blame it on Assad. Trust none of them.
It would not surprise me, either. However, it would also not surprise me to find that these reports are lies designed to elicit international sympathy and perhaps, intervention. We cannot know. If we saw scenes like Halabja, in Iraq, when Saddam used chem weapons and there were otherwise non-bullet-ridden corpses lying about in positions of collapse, then I would believe it.
My answer is simple, perhaps luddite: I don’t think there is any way we can be involved in the Mideast in any sort of clean fashion. There simply is no clean end of this turd. Another great reason to fully develop our domestic energy sources.