“Yesterday’s chemical attack, a chemical attack that was so horrific in Syria against innocent people, including women, small children and even beautiful little babies, their deaths were an affront to humanity.” Assad’s monstrous behavior is not news to most of the world. But it appears to have had a significant impact on President Trump who “has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week’s chemical attack.” And according to the NYT, the Pentagon is weighing military options.

+ “The three defense officials told BuzzFeed News they believe Assad may have launched Tuesday’s attack to test the president, particularly after members of his administration had indicated Assad could stay in power. Most notably, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that: ‘I think the status and the longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.'”

+ Meanwhile, this from Syria: “If the world wanted to stop this, they would have done so by now. One more chemical attack in a town the world hasn’t heard of won’t change anything … I’m sorry. My son died yesterday. I have nothing left to say to the world.”