At least 24 hours before seeing this video, my pea-brain determined there was no logical reason for Assad to launch a chemical attack on his own people - THE DAY - DJT indicated he would draw down forces operating in Syria.
For reference to the point: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/02/rfk-jr-why-arabs-dont-trust-america-213601
We must remember, Assad is not a radical per se. He was working to be a western trained medical doctor before he was called home to be heir to the throne after his older brother died in a freak accident.
He may be ruthless, but he's not stupid or crazy. It doesn't make any logical sense why he would initiate an attack that he can be certain would provoke a response from the west - namely the US.
Just like the last time there was a chemical attack - allegedly - there was a massive drawdown of fighting going on in the country. There legitimately was an end in sight. How could he be so foolish?
There coudn't be less of a reason to provoke the West into a fight. It's a crock of shit.