Horrific scenes of dead and injured civilians in Syria have been a part of the conflict there over the past several years, but the reports of a chemical attack of some sort last week in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have led U.S. policymakers and the Obama White House to threaten to attack in a matter of days.
There is still no firm public evidence that would tie these specific attacks to the Assad government. But all around the U.S. media the signs are clear that war is on the way. The front page of USA Today (8/27/13) displays U.S. bombs:
While on ABC‘s This Week (8/25/13) viewers saw a computer simulation of an attack from a U.S. warship:
- 15 signs Obama will go to war with Syria (presstv.ir)
- US war on Syria ‘as early as Thursday’ (rinf.com)
- Americans Would Rather Get a Root Canal or a Colonoscopy than Launch War Against Syria (zerohedge.com)