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John Kerry saying that the evidence -- a chemical weapons attack in Syria is quote undeniable.
And the gut wrenching images that we have seen of dead children and families cannot be ignored of course -- forgotten.
In all of this.
What we saw it in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world.
It defies any code of morality.
Let me be clear.
The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians.
The killing of women and children and innocent bystanders.
By chemical weapons is a moral obscenity.
By any standard.
It is inexcusable.
And despite the excuses and equivocation -- that some of manufactured.
It is undeniable.
In UN inspectors calling off their plans today citing safety concerns.
You see the ball -- and their trucks after yesterday.
They were met with sniper fire leave embittered live now -- our Middle East bureau -- coverage there today now Leland.
-- -- just got off of this guy with a contact air inside of Damascus he says.
That largely folks there are very worried that a US strike wouldn't do much to change things on the ground.
And for lack of a better now analogy would poke the bear of the Assad regime to do something else and perhaps take.
And even harsher tone towards civilians there that are involved.
He also said they really don't have much faith in the United Nations who went out yesterday one of their cars would attack if they were in route.
To one of these sites to this chemical weapons attacked his way to seconds and they get shot at once.
And now all of a sudden they're staying in the hotel they're not going out again Syrians look at the United Nations is.
Not having protected them over the past couple of years not having done much against -- -- regime why should they trust and now he says.
The US says seems to have -- of the similar feeling towards the United Nations not really caring much.
What the inspectors had to say or letting him inspect that -- saying bill.
That they have made their own conclusions that there were chemical weapons used they were used by the government and now the US is saying he will decide on their own what to do about it.
-- -- so then we go into the hypothetical Leland if the US strikes what are people saying in that region throughout the Middle East about retaliation what could happen.
-- folks are very worried no one's talking about an ongoing campaign against president decides regimes more like something like a punch in the nose.
Which would leave aside the ability to retaliate as he is promised to do.
Not only has he promised the Iranians have talked about it -- well the obvious target for that would be is real folks in Israel.
Are extremely worried about that possibility to our lines now -- local post offices.
Where they are handing out gas mask and atropine is that staring anti toxin to be able injected yourself as an Israeli you're entitled the one of these but many Israelis don't have them.
There's now -- mad rush on them right now to go out and get these things.
Not clear is whether -- -- we'll make an honest promise remember bell in the past he's taking his -- the Israelis have bomb Syria a number of times and so far no attacks back.
Back to you you got to Cleveland thanks Leland that are on the ground their lives in Jerusalem Martha.
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