Let's be clear, Assad's most recent use of poison gas against the people of Douma was not his 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or even 49th use of chemical weapons. The United States estimates that Assad has used chemical weapons in the Syrian War at least 50 times. In January, Assad used at least four chlorine filled rockets in Duma and then he struck again last weekend.
And thanks to Russia, there was no UN body to determine blame. But we know who did this, our allies know who did this. Russia can complain all it wants about fake news, but no one is buying its lies and its cover ups. All nations and all people will be harmed if we allow Assad to normalize the use of chemical weapons.