The exodus continues as now there are over two million civilians who have fled what is being called “the great tragedy of this century, a disgraceful humanitarian calamity.” The U.S. Congress will try to decide on the what course of action to take against the Syrian government who reportedly unleashed chemical weapons against innocent citizens.
Reports say that there are more than 110,000 dead in the Syrian conflict since the beginning of the 29 month uprising. Among the victims are 40,146 civilians which include 4,000 women and 5,800 children. The report comes from the Syrian Observation for Human Rights. Reports also tell us that samples from Syria collected by first responders tested positive for the nerve gas agent sarin.
"In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin," Kerry said on NBC's Meet The Press. "So this case is building and this case will build."
What we are witnessing right before our eyes is one of the most horrific human tragedies in history. Kerry said the use of chemical weapons puts Syrian President Bashar Assad in the same category as the world's most bloody dictators. "Bashar Assad now joins the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein who have used these weapons in time of war," he said.
How will the U.S. Congress respond to the poison gas attack that has killed over 14,000 Syrian people that is blamed on the regime of Bashar Assad? What we are witnessing is beyond belief. Are we really seeing this happen in the 21st Century?