Do the accounts stack up?
If as the Americans claim, at least 100 missiles landed, there is relatively little evidence of commensurate damage. Further, if as alleged, the targets were involved in manufacturing Sarin and Chlorine, there is absolutely no evidence of environmental or human casualty, as most surely there must have been if the claims are accurate.
In other words on both counts there is something very, very fishy about the description of the attack.
Damaged buildings in the Barzah area (AFP/Louai Beshara/Getty) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/russia-us-tensions-live-updates-syria-trump-theresa-may-assad-action-chemical-latest-a8302341.html
It certainly appears these were not chemical weapons sites, although they may have been formerly, and the fact that not a single person was killed or injured suggests there was no one there or in the vicinity at the time (4 am).
It seems likely Syria was pre- warned and the sites were chosen just for their media purpose. A sort of gesture military action to prove capability, should the need arise.
So we have a hugely expensive, illegal and dangerous exercise that totally lacks credibility, predicated on chemical incidents blamed on Assad, that also lack it.
Source: The Pentagon
Mrs May refers to Russian behaviour in the past as an indicator of present culpability, conveniently ignoring the West's record in Iraq, Libya and Syria, based on lies, that must do the same.
The unjustified death and destruction caused by the West, is not a strong moral position on which to launch more war, without even the backing of Parliament.
If radio and TV programmes are anything to go by, a huge attitudinal gap has opened up between the governors and the governed, in which there is not even a semblance of democratic control over the executive.
What pray then is different between this and an elective dictatorship, or indeed between us and Russia, where at least Putin, in respect of Syria, talks sense and upholds principles of international law?
"For a long time Iran and the Quds Force have been operating, with the backing of Syrian forces and the approval of the Syrian regime, from the Syrian T-4 Airbase near Tadmor." https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/962394807745286144/photo/1?tfw_site=ABCNews&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2F2018-04-09%2Fmissiles-hit-airfield-in-homs-syria-state-tv-says%2F9633498
Perhaps nor should we overlook the fact that a Syrian military airfield west of Homs was bombed on 9th April by Israeli planes. Nor that the current US/UK/French operation acts as a very useful distraction from the unconscionable Israeli actions, shooting dead 31 and seriously injuring hundreds more in Gaza. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/09/syrian-airbase-near-homs-hit-by-air-strikes-state-tv-says
How convenient then, as everyone is focused on the Syrian operation, four members of a militant Palestinian group were killed today in Gaza. The Palestinians blamed Israel who denied any involvement. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/four-palestinian-militants-dead-in-gaza-blast-idUSKBN1HL0TH
The only information on the East Gouta chemical poison attack comes from the 'White Helmets'. This is NOT a reliable source. For information on this organisation see:
A child receives treatment after the suspected gas attack in (EPA) https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/horrific-pictures-show-child-victims-of-chlorine-gas-attack-in-syria-a3775596.html