If this is true then Assad has just guaranteed the strikes are going to happen. Might even lose his own allies.
I doubt its true
this entire episode reeks of a false flag.
On the other hand Assad has to do something to show he's not afraid of Obama or anything he can do to him. So what better way to do it than launch another gas strike? His protectors China and Russia will continue run interference and the whole matter can be muddied enough that nobody will do anything. It's just a big cesspool start to finish and we should just stay out of it.
It’s not true.