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Oh really, Emanuel? Without giving details on the evidence itself, or the manner in which is was acquired, French president Macron stated in a television interview with broadcaster TF1 that:

“We have proof that last week, now 10 days ago, that chemical weapons were used, at least with chlorine, and that they were used by the regime of (President) Bashar al-Assad. (…) Our teams have been working on this all week and we will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective.”

Just to get it straight, Macron has now created a pretext for war, without detailing the evidence. So it might be worth noting that US SecDef General James Mattis last February, almost a year after Trump attacked a Syrian military airfield with 59 Tomahawks, came forward saying that “We do not have evidence of it,” referring to the alleged chemical attack by Assad which was used as a pretext for the strike.

When asked whether a red line had been crossed, Macron said that:

“Our teams have been working on this all week and we will need to take decisions in due course, when we judge it most useful and effective.”

In his Jupitarian wisdom, Macron closes off by reassuring that:

“France will not allow any escalation that could harm the stability of the region as a whole, but we can’t let regimes that think they can do everything they want, including the worst things that violate international law, to act.”