Women and children hiding in basements from a renewed assault by Bashar al-Assad. But the basements that Syrian families thought would shelter them from conventional bombs, were the worst place to be when chemical weapons fell from the sky. And Saturday evening, the basements of Douma became their tombs. Only a monster targets civilians and then ensures that there are no ambulances to transfer the wounded, no hospitals to save their lives, no doctors or medicine to ease their pain.
Russia's obstructionism will not continue to hold us hostage when we are confronted with an attack like this one. The United States is determined to see the monster who dropped chemical weapons on the Syrian people held to account. The international community must not let this happen.