Humanity left another red line in Idlib

Published 06.04.2017 01:08

Humanity has crossed another red line with the Assad regime's deadly attack in the Syrian city of Idlib on Tuesday. The future seems bleaker than ever...

The town of Khan Sheikhun in the Syrian city of Idlib witnessed one of the most contemptible massacres in history on Tuesday.

More than 100 civilians, mostly children, were killed with chemical weapons. Local sources say hospitals in the region are full of injured people.

Even for a journalist, it is not easy to look at photos on news wires.

As the massacre took place in a moderate opposition-held region, the Assad regime is the perpetrator of the deadly attack.

The Assad regime and its protector, the Kremlin, unquestionably assert that they did not use chemical weapons.

However, a White House official who spoke to Anadolu Agency (AA) said, "There are many questions that those who support the regime from outside and who say that they are the guarantor of the regime must answer," indicating that they have concrete information about the attack.

It is not an accusation that the regime faces for the first time. As can be remembered, some 55,000 photographs, showing that Bashar Assad's regime conducted massacres using methods that are considered war crimes, including the use of chemical weapons, were shared with the world in 2014. Let us remind that this evidence was confirmed by international institutions as well.

In fact, then U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the second leading figure of the Democratic Party, chastised the regime, saying that Assad had violated the U.S.'s redlines.

Following the latest massacre in Idlib, the U.S. has begun debating the responsibility of the Obama administration in these incidents.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration stated that the attack in Syria is the result of the Obama administration's poor policies.

They are right, as Obama intensified the Syrian chaos with his passive attitude. However, the problem is not confined to the past. As Republican Senator John McCain stressed, "The Trump administration's decision to no longer prioritize ending the Syrian civil war is another disgraceful chapter in American history," the problem continues.

This is because Trump's indications of giving up the perspective of toppling Assad in Syria, where the U.S. has already wallowed, means an increase in Russia's influence in the region and the strengthening of Assad.

As can be guessed, this strengthens the likelihood that new claims of massacres will come up.

Following the Idlib massacre, Israel's call on the international community to interfere in Syria aggregates the graveness of the situation.

The contemporary world has to fulfill the promise it gave in 2013 and eliminate the Assad regime's capacity to use chemical weapons.

During this period, steps must be taken to enable the actualization of neighboring Turkey's thesis to establish a safe zone in the north of Syria to protect civilians.

Otherwise, redlines, the universal accumulation of humanity, will become a toy of terrorists and illegal regimes. Painful incidents, the results of which will affect the whole world, will be triggered.

We have come to the end.

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