>> European air traffic control sounded the alarm over Syria late Tuesday, urging caution in the east Mediterranean of a possible air strikes. It's the latest signal of a looming escalation in Syria. Eurocontrol said within the next 72 hours, air to ground missiles, along with cruise missiles, could be used.
Russia and the US also clashed at the United Nations on Tuesday. Moscow vetoed an American attempt to begin a new inquiry into chemical weapons in Syria. That follows allegations over the use of poison gas in Douma, a rebel controlled suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.>> History will record that on this day, Russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people.
>> The United States and other western allies are reportedly discussing military action to punish Syria for the suspected poison gas attack. The World Health Organization said Wednesday, an estimated 500 people had been to health facilities, displaying symptoms consistent with toxic weapons exposure after the attack on Saturday. At least 60 people were killed.
Russia and Syria have maintained the Assad government is not responsible for the attack.