🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A ‚ÄėBig Price to Pay‚Äô in Syria | The New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: A ‚ÄėBig Price to Pay‚Äô in Syria by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

After a suspected chemical attack in Syria, President Trump said Iran and Russia were responsible for backing ‚ÄúAnimal Assad.‚ÄĚ But Damascus may view the United States as being focused on a different fight.

President Trump has warned that there will be a ‚Äúbig price to pay‚ÄĚ after yet another suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.

But the suspicion that Syria continues to use those weapons suggests it views the United States as being focused on a different fight.

On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†Ben Hubbard, who covers the Middle East for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ Dozens suffocated in Syria after¬†a reported chemical attack¬†on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

‚ÄĘ Trump sought a way out of Syria, but¬†the latest attack is pulling him back in.

‚ÄĘ There have been¬†similar deadly assaults¬†for years, including one in 2013 that killed more than 1,400.

Listening to this a few days on it sounds more like Trump has even more bluster than Obama, but he’s doing roughly the same thing. Yet again, small countries that should know far better are continuing to trod on their own people. Sadly, America is doing it to, just with far more sophisticated weapons. If we can’t figure out the right and wrong at the big obvious scale, how can we have proper morality at the smaller and more subtle scales?

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