WASHINGTON — The recent controversy over Syria’s use or non-use of chemical weapons has led to Turkish aid workers being sent to their border with Syria.
Reuters reported that extra aid workers, who were trained in chemical weapons response, have been sent to the towns of Kilis, Hatay and Sanliurfa. These are border towns that also have refugee camps for fleeing Syrians.
Rumors of a Syrian government chemical weapons attack on civilians and rebel forces worry the West and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has halfheartedly addressed the issue. Yet, the West drags its feet as the Syrian rebels scream for help and immediate Western intervention to topple Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
The United Nations had already sent a chemical weapons inspection team to Syria, and with this news they will no doubt try to get to the contaminated zone. However, their convoy came under sniper fire and temporarily suspended their investigation for safety reasons.