Considering the first several gas attacks have been the “rebels”, what’s a few more thrown in to stir the pot?
Especially since the people aren’t buying it.
I read that this crisis is due to the Saudis desire to overthrow the government and have a interim government installed. Then they would be free to build a natural gas pipeline to Europe. Meanwhile Putin is backing present government because they have the only pipeline exporting natural gas and that keeps the price (for them ) low. The U.S. is siding with the Saudis(as it has since Omar the tent maker got his first Rolls Royce for permission take his oil) so the U.S. will have access to the gas.