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by Daveda Gruber:

On Monday Russia blamed the Israeli Air Force for the deadly airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base.

This comes after a suspected chemical attack killed at least 60 people, including women and children, in a Damascus suburb over the weekend.

Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed that two Israeli fighter jets launched the attack on the T4 air base in central Syria from Lebanon’s air space.

Five out of the eight missiles that targeted the base were shot down by Syria. The other three landed in the western part of the T4 base.

Fourteen people, including Iranians, at a military airport near the city of Homs, are reported killed.

In recent years Israel has struck inside Syria. No country has taken credit for the airstrike.

Now a Syrian military official said Israel was behind the attack.

They also say that the U.S. was to blame.

All this comes after a chemical attack in a rebel-held town near Damascus on Saturday.

The truce seems to have collapsed.

The Assad government denied responsibility for the chemical attack that showed children lying on the ground motionless and foaming at the mouth.

Although the Pentagon denied any involvement in the airstrike overnight at the Syrian air base, a Defense Department spokesman said, “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.”

The Union of Medical Care Organizations, a coalition of international aid agencies that funds hospitals in Syria and which is partly based in Paris said, “The numbers keep rising as relief workers struggle to gain access to the subterranean areas where gas has entered and hundreds of families had sought refuge.”

President Trump warned Russia and Iran that there would be a “big price to pay” for backing the Assad regime and condemned former President Barack Obama, who vowed in 2012 that such actions would cross a “red line.”

Obama never enforced the promise a year later when hundreds of Syrians were killed by sarin gas. Obama sponsored a multi-nation deal in which Assad pledged to remove his chemical-weapons stockpile.

New national security adviser, John Bolton, was to meet with Trump on Monday. In the past, Bolton has promoted significant airstrikes against Syria.

Want my opinion? Israel is being blamed. The U.S. is denying any involvement but Trump seems to be upset.

Could the U.S., Lebanon and Israel have done something together? I’m pretty sure that no one will take responsibility but many are upset with the chemical warfare that some are using.

Russia is being blamed for a lot.

Iran is a big player. Could they have some blame for chemical attacks?

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