US: ‘Very little doubt’ of Syria gas attack; UN inspectors to visit site

Aljazeeera America has the article US: ‘Very little doubt’ of Syria gas attack; UN inspectors to visit site.

The White House said Sunday it had “very little doubt” that the Syrian government was responsible for the assault that killed hundreds of civilians, as U.N. inspectors prepared to access the Damascus suburb where the purported nerve gas attack took place on Monday.

But a senior Obama administration official treated the Syrian decision with skepticism, saying it was “too late to be credible.”

“If the Syrian government had nothing to hide and wanted to prove to the world that it had not used chemical weapons in this incident, it would have ceased its attacks on the area and granted immediate access to the UN – five days ago,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

I have been hearing what I would call knee-jerk reactions to the opening of the Aljazeeera America cable network.  People have been voicing what I assume is their assumption that a non-Israeli source from the middle east could not possibly do even-handed reporting.  You can read the above article to see for yourself what you think.  Do you think Faux Noise would have reported it as well?  What do you think the Arab population thinks about Americans who get their news from Faux Noise? What do you think about handling of this story by Israeli news sources?  Do not assume you know how I would answer the previous questions.  They are not rhetorical, but something worth thinking about.

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