Assad is a crafty politician and is a survivor. Recently, he has denied that his governement forces were behind the chemical attack on Ghouta where rebels were concentrated resulting in more than a thousand deaths, including hundreds of innocent children among the fatalities.
The official U.N. investigation report has painted a clear and convincing evidence that only the Syrian government were capable of of launching the chemical attack based on the analysis of the type of rockets, the composition of the sarin agent and the trajectory of the missiles. Yet, Assad caught red-handed has manufactured its own report to be submitted to Russia, a member of the Security Council with veto powers that rebels were to blame based on the launched position of the rockets as observed by Russian satellite!
It is high time that Europe and the U.S. band together to punish Syria, but with Obama hesitant and tactfully spreading blame by "consulting" the U.S. Congress, the chance of a concerted effort is near zero. We hope that future developments will finaly bring the downfall of Syrias Assad, sharing possibly the tragic end Libya's Mummar Kaddafy.
We also hope that terrorists will not have a part is a future Syrian government.
VOA news: Assad denies link to chemical attack, vows to give up arsenal
Yahoo News: Asssad denies forces conducted chemical attack