In January 2017, the one and only Susan Rice, former national security adviser to President Obama, who has an affinity for unmasking and prevaricating, claiming that the Obama administration was successful in removing the chemical weapons from Syria through negotiation. Here is a part of the Rice quote from NPR (believed to be an impartial news source by some):
We were able to find a solution that didn't necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished. Our aim in contemplating the use of force following the use of chemical weapons in August of 2013 was not to intervene in the civil war, not to become involved in the combat between Assad and the opposition, but to deal with the threat of chemical weapons by virtue of the diplomacy that we did with Russia and with the Security Council. We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.
The entire article regarding the Rice interview can be found at:http://www.npr.org/sections/parallel...disappointment
As some may recall, back in 2003 the US invaded Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein. In anticipation of the attack, the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) disappeared. Clearly there was evidence of the programs to manufacture the same, but large quantities of the weapons were not found. There was evidence of transfers of military equipment and materiel to Syria, and I suspect some of that was the chemical weapons used on at least several occasions by Syria on it's own people.
To my knowledge, I have only heard of Syria having a WMD program to pursue nuclear weapons, which was taken out by Israel. So I think that my theory may have some credence. I find it quite interesting that no one is talking about where the suspected Sarin, used in the latest attack, gas came from.