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In a twist that could extremely dire consequences for the entirety of the globe, the Pentagon is now investigating possible Russian involvement in a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this week.

Not long after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alluded to Russia’s “incompetence” or possible ” complicity” in the heinous and reprehensible use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians, presumably by President Bahsar al-Assad, the United State’s brightest military minds have a new concern on their radar:  Did the Russian’s actively participate in the massive human rights violation itself?

The speculation regarding the possible involvement by Vladimir Putin’s military is frightening.  What the Pentagon proposes is that Russian aircraft may have been used to monitor the surviving victims of the initial chemical weapon attack.  Once this aircraft was able to determine where these affected Syrian civilians traveled to seek treatment for their exposure to the illegal weapons, it is possible that a Russian aircraft then bombed the destination hospital in an effort to bury any evidence of Assad’s use of the nerve agents.

“According to CNN, the Pentagon is particularly interested in whether a Russian warplane actually conducted the bombing run on the Khan Sheikhoun hospital where victims were receiving treatment within hours of the attack, ‘with the aim of destroying evidence.’

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