Seemingly, the Assad/Putin regime claims Tuesday’s airstrike killing 58 adults and 11 children was aimed at “the terrorists’ stockpile of toxic substances” which appears the justification for the terrible and traumatic injuries that laid waste to so many in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province.
Yet Sarin, the toxic substance responsible for the injuries, is destroyed when bombed and carries no further. It must be mistaken then, the Assad regime, in suggesting the target was responsible when it could only have been the weapons used.
We – by which I mean all of us – seem to let pass extremely puzzling claims that fly in the face of common sense.
There’s an ironic thing about truth: it stares us in the face in just the same way as audacious fiction, both daring us to say something.