Despite the Syrian government acceding to UN demands to allow their inspectors into the areas affected by last weeks gas attack on civilians, the US has declared that it is ‘too little, too late’ saying that it may now be “too late to gather useful scientific results”.
Given the seriousness of the accusations, the inspectors should at least be given the opportunity of making some kind of assessment about who was responsible before the US and their NATO allies escalate the war to levels which may have much wider consequences.
The language being used indicates that the US and their allies might, however, launch an attack against the Syrian government before the inspectors are able to determine who exactly was responsible for the gassings.
Israel, meanwhile, is gearing up for war in anticipation of a retaliatory attack against them in the event of an attack against Syria. Given that Israel will be being briefed by the US about their plans for Syria and possibly Iran, it may well be that Israel will launch a pre-emptive attack against Hezbollah in Lebanon and possibly Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank while the US bombs Syria and Iran into capitulation.
Cooler heads hopefully will prevail and a major war engulfing the entire region will be averted but, the way it’s looking at this moment in time and given the rhetoric from the US and Israel together with the British and French, it seems that the entire region is on the brink of a calamitous war; the final confrontation that Israel has been seeking for years.