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UN inspectors in Syria investigating suspected chemical attacks

SYRIA   --   United Nations' inspectors are in Syria today investigating a suspected chemical attack last week that may have killed nearly a thousand people.
Those deaths now have the Syrian regime in the crosshairs -- with President Obama considering a military response.
UN inspectors are reportedly at the scene  of one of the apparent poison gas attacks after their first attempt was delayed by sniper fire..

Ban Ki Moon-SOT-
The teams must be able to conduct a full, thorough and unimpeded investigation.

 The Syrian government denies using poison gas on its own citizens but OVER the weekend the US government said there is "very little doubt" that the
Assad regime killed  hundreds or as many as a thousand civilians during an attack last week.

President Obama has repeatedly said the use of chemical weapons crosses a red line.

The U.S. and its allies are discussing possible options for a response.  US Navy destroyers and submarines are now positioned in the Mediterranean Sea
along with fighter jets standing by if the President decides to strike against Bashar al Assad's regime.

Rep Eliot Engle D-NY
 You could destroy his munitions and you could destroy his fuel. We could even destroy the Syrian Air Force, if we wanted to.

As President Obama weighs options, President Assad is ISSUING HS OWN warning TO THE U.S. He told a Russian newspaper that American military
intervention would bring, quote, "failure."

The White House does not want the U.S. to act alone and has been pushing for a UN authorization for a possible strike.

But with Russia's continued support of the Syrian government, it's likely Moscow will block UN action.