The U.S., the U.K. and France launched the attack even though they had no solid evidence that the Assad regime had used chemical warfare. The allies' action was little more than a propaganda exercise.
The timing of the airstrikes, hours after President Trump said there would be "a big price to pay" for a chemical weapons attack, raises questions about whether Israel acted alone or as a U.S. proxy.
President Trump condemns a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, calls the Syrian president an "animal," and threatens unspecified consequences.
Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for attacking Syria in April 2017.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh cast doubt on the White House narrative in Syria, but mainstream media continue to maintain radio silence on his revelations.
Jeremy Scahill Rips Media's 'Atrocious' Syria Coverage, Calls for Transparency From Military Experts
The founding editor of The Intercept appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" and criticized journalist Fareed Zakaria, as well as retired generals and colonels who may profit from war.