The US called for a firm and quick response in light of the new allegations. But these plans will never materialize, French security analyst and author Alaun Rodier told Atlantico.
"As for me, I doubt that Barack Obama can reinforce the statement with unilateral military actions. And there are several reasons why," Rodier said.
The UN Security Council will not approve an intervention in Syria because the decision will be vetoed by Russia and China. Starting a unilateral offensive would be a violation of international norms. The US is not very much concerned about international law but in the case of Syria, Washington will have to consider the interests of other players, he explained.
Earlier, a similar opinion was expressed by Bashar Jaafari, Syria's envoy to the UN. In an exclusive interview with Sputnik, he said that the worst gas attack that took place in Syria was orchestrated to prevent a UN inspector from going to Aleppo and investigating another chemical assault blamed on rebels. He was referring to a chlorine attack in Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, in August 2013.
Shemshadi Hassan, the Iranian Radio and Television correspondent in Syria and Iraq, also told Sputnik that following the Ghouta attack several Western media outlets spoke to the militants in Damascus suburbs who confirmed that they were behind it.
Russian political analyst Evgeniy Satanovsky argued that the West is still trying to topple Assad.
"As for a change in the US strategy towards Syria, I don’t think it’s possible because there so many actors and parties involved in the issue. We also shouldn’t forget that Obama declared that the US foreign policy will be focused on the Pacific. Thus, Washington will preserve status quo," Rodier suggested.
Obama has little room to maneuver in Syria because his successor will have to deal with all the consequences.
"There is a speculation that Obama knows that when Hillary Clinton is elected president she will be more tough and active in regards to foreign policy. Thus, Obama will not take serious action during the rest of his term," Rodier pointed out.